We envision Allow a high level of local renewable energy sources penetration, Provide visibility to the energy grid to better manage its flexibility and plan its evolution, Develop synergies between the electricity, heating, cooling, water and, transport networ
GIFT (Geographical Islands Flexibility) is an innovative project that aims to decarbonise the energy mix of European islands. European islands have to abide by the law of their countries that push toward a greener energy mix to comply with the European and international agreements. GIFT is willing to develop innovative systems to allow islands to integrate vast amount of renewables.
Through the development of multiple innovative solutions, such as a virtual power system, energy management systems for harbours, factories, homes, better prediction of supply and demand and visualisation of those data through a GIS platform, and innovative storage systems allowing synergy between electrical, heating and transportation networks
GIFT will increase the penetration rate of renewable energy sources into the islands’ grid, reducing their needs for diesel generation and thus decreasing the greenhouse gases emissions directly related to it.
During 4 years, the partners will develop and demonstrate the solutions in two lighthouse islands, in Hinnøya, Norway’s largest island and the small island of Procida in Italy and study the replicability of the solution in a Greek and Italian islands at the minimum, respectively Evia and Favignana.
Project duration: 1/2020 - 6/2023
Microfocus: Trading flexibilities Evaluation of trading mechanisms or prizes for flexibilities or ways of remuneration of flexibility providers
Macrofocus: Technical realization Evaluation of technologies to orchestrate a (high) number of flexibilities by using e.g. software services
Degree of Prosumer & consumer involvement: Medium Evaluation of their needs and expectations as flexibility providers as main part of the project