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deMonstration of smArt and flExible solutions for a decarboniSed energy future in Mayotte and other European islAnds

Project description

Making islands smart, green and prosperous

There are more than 2 200 inhabited islands in the EU, many of which depend on expensive fossil fuel imports for their energy supply. The large-scale deployment of local renewable energy sources and storage systems would contribute to decarbonising the energy system. However, this endeavour requires flexible solutions, new tools and efficient frameworks that can be adapted to local needs. The EU-funded MAESHA project will develop smart and flexible methods of storage and energy management as well as modelling tools and technical systems with the aim of promoting the transition towards sustainable energy. Designed with respect to the interests of the local communities, adapted to the market and ready to be disseminated, the new approaches will serve as a demonstration for the future decarbonisation of the Mayotte and other European islands.


Aiming at decarbonising the energy systems of geographical islands, MAESHA will deploy the necessary flexibility, storage and energy management solutions for a large penetration of Renewable Energies. Cutting-edge technical systems will be developed and installed, supported by efficient modelling tools and adapted local markets and business frameworks. A community-based approach will be adopted to ensure the constant consideration of local populations’ best interests throughout the project.
Putting together 10 SMEs, 3 industrial partners, 2 universities and 6 public organisations from 9 countries, MAESHA gathers strong partners with the needed expertise to develop and disseminate relevant solutions for a universally beneficial energy transition on islands.
After establishing the proper use-cases and architecture designs to ensure interoperability (WP1), MAESHA will develop modelling tools from real-time to long-term energy-economy observations (WP2) together with adapted business, market and regulatory frameworks (WP4). In parallel the community-based approach will be launched (WP3). All these activities lay the foundation for the technical development of management systems for aggregating flexibility (WP5) and devices based on synergies with assets of the territories (WP6), optimised together through a flexibility aggregating platform (WP7). After systems integration (WP8), the solutions will be fully demonstrated on Mayotte (WP10) and their replicabilities will be studied in five follower islands (WP10). Dedicated WPs for communication, dissemination (WP11) and management (WP12) will maximize the impacts.
With its activities, MAESHA is expected to lead to at least 70% RE penetration and reach more than 90% of Mayotte’s population. Through its strong local implantation and the focus put on replication and dissemination activities, MAESHA will deeply modify insular energy features throughout Europe and its impacts will be felt far beyond the project’s framework.

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Net EU contribution
€ 884 652,50
10623 Berlin

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Berlin Berlin Berlin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Total cost
€ 884 652,50

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