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SMart IsLand Energy systems

Objective

Europe’s electricity sector is experiencing severe transformations: modernization of the electricity system is vital for achieving Europe’s energy targets, and smart grids and flexible electricity systems are essential for this modernization. On this respect, the SMILE project will demonstrate different innovative technological and non-technological solutions in large-scale smart grid demonstration projects in the Orkneys, Samsø and Madeira islands, paving the way for their introduction in the market in the near future. The technological solutions vary from: integration of battery technology, power to heat, power to fuel, pumped hydro, electric vehicles, electricity stored on board of boats, an aggregator approach to demand side management (DSM) and predictive algorithms.
The pilots will demonstrate operation of the distribution grid under stable and secure conditions to implement solutions for demand response, intelligent control and automation of distribution networks; they have high shares of RES in the electricity grid or have planned increasing shares in the next years. All of them will demonstrate stable grid operation with use of storage solutions and smart integration of grid users from transport.
Each pilot will test the most appropriate solutions for local specificities, and common lessons with cross-cutting valence will be derived. Involving projects on islands will ease engaging residents in SMILE. Indeed, islanders are usually sensible to provide availability to test solutions impacting their daily life. Finally, two of the pilots are not total energy islands, thus representing smart grids located on the mainland and not limiting replication potential to other island locations only.
SMILE consortium is composed by 19 partners from 6 EU countries: all the value chain actors needed to efficiently implement the 3 projects have been involved and an innovation management approach will guarantee a wider exploitation and replication of technological solutions.

Call for proposal

H2020-LCE-2016-SGS
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

RINA CONSULTING SPA
Address
Via Cecchi 6
16129 Genova
Italy
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 899 062,50

Participants (19)

COMMUNITY ENERGY SCOTLAND LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 1 989 153,76
Address
67A Castle Street
IV2 3DU Inverness
Activity type
Other
VCHARGE UK LTD

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Tlt Llp, 140 West George Street
G2 2HG Glasgow
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SUNAMP LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 693 856,43
Address
1 Satellite Park
EH33 1RY Macmerry
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ROUTE MONKEY LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 926 450
Address
2A, Houston Interchange Business Par, Livingston, West Lothian
EH54 5DW Livingston
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ASSOCIACAO COMERCIAL E INDUSTRIAL DO FUNCHAL - CAMARA DE COMERCIO E INDUSTRIA DA MADEIRA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 978 823,06
Address
Rua Dos Aranhas 24 E 26
9000-044 Funchal
Activity type
Other
EEM EMPRESA DE ELECTRICIDADE DA MADEIRA SA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 164 419,15
Address
Av Do Mar E Das Com Madeirenses 32
9054 523 Funchal
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MITI - MADEIRA INTERACTIVE TECHNOLOGIES INSTITUTE - ASSOCIACAO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 425 500
Address
Caminho Da Penteada Polo Cientifico E Tecnologico Da Madeira
9020 105 Funchal Madeira
Activity type
Research Organisations
BRIGHT CURIOSITY, LDA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 495 042,10
Address
Caminho Da Penteada, Edificio Madeira Tecnopolo Piso 2
9020-105 Funchal
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AALBORG UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 763 870,39
Address
Fredrik Bajers Vej 7K
9220 Aalborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SAMSO KOMMUNE
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 548 500
Address
Sotofte 10 Tranebjerg
8305 Samso
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
SAMSO ENERGIAKADEMI FORENING
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 342 875
Address
Strandengen 1
8305 Samso
Activity type
Research Organisations
SAMSO ELEKTRO APS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 68 556,25
Address
Viemosevej 2 Tranebjerg
8305 Samso
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TEKNOLOGISK INSTITUT
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 865 415
Address
Gregersensvej 1
2630 Taastrup
Activity type
Research Organisations
LITHIUM BALANCE AS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 742 796,78
Address
Hassellunden 13
2765 Smorum
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
STICHTING NEW ENERGY COALITION
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 342 987,50
Address
Nijenborgh 6
9747AG Groningen
Activity type
Other
ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 593 125
Address
Charilaou Thermi Road 6 Km
57001 Thermi Thessaloniki
Activity type
Research Organisations
RIJKSUNIVERSITEIT GRONINGEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 445 111,25
Address
Broerstraat 5
9712CP Groningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
DIKTYO AEIFORIKON NISON TOY AIGAIOUAE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 174 500
Address
Astydamantos 49
11634 Athens
Activity type
Research Organisations
OVO ENERGY LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 646 002,78
Address
1 Rigergate, Temple Quay
BS1 6ED Bristol
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)