Decarbonization of European islands through smart energy management (ISLANDER)

The ISLANDER project builds on the NETfficient project, which developed energy platform that integrates different storage technologies and renewable energies between 2015 and 2019. In ISLANDER, a comprehensive and powerful energy management platform is being developed to intelligently control the various energy systems. Fluctuations between generation and demand can thus be balanced by means of local flexibility options such as storage technologies and load control. In addition, an innovative concept for heat supply with a seawater-driven heat pump and a heat storage system is being implemented for a new development quarter near Borkum harbor. Thus, the course is set for a carbon-free energy system on the island of Borkum by 2030. The successful measures will be replicated on the islands of Skopelos and Lefkada (Greece), Orkney (Scotland) and Cres (Croatia), as well as in other, surrounding island groups.

The Steinbeis-Europa-Zentrum supports as project partner and is responsible for the establishment of a renewable energy community on Borkum by planning all activities; the analysis of technical feasibility and economic viability and citizen participation processes on the island; the exploitation, dissemination and communication of the project activities and results; the market introduction and the stimulation of replication; the management of intellectual property, risk assessment and business models.

Further information:

  • Funding: European Commission
  • Funding budget for all partners: 7 million EUR
  • Participating countries: Belgium, Croatia, France, Germany, Greece, Spain, United Kingdom
  • Duration: 09/2020 - 08/2024

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Dr. Manuel Selinsek
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