The project context of "SAFE-MED Sustainable, Alternative, Fluent Energy based - Mediterranean Economic Development" is related to two of the major Mediterranean islands: Sardinia (Italy) and Crete (Greece).The general objective of the project is to develop expe-riences for the introduction of renewables and of energy efficiency measures in these islands. The specific objective is to verify the technical, regulative, financial and management tools, existing or activable for the carrying out of energy strategies. The project will utilize results of the Greece Project JOU2CT92 - 0190 (and extention) "DRILL - Developing decision making support tools for the utilization of renewable energies in integrated system at the local level". The general and specific feasibility conditions for the development of the large Mediterranean islands based on the use of renewables and of energy saving measures are to be illustrated and documented.
The project is organized in the following three steps: 1st STEP Resources: This phase is characterized by the close connection with the territory and his characteristics. The following results have to be worked out: maps of territorial available resources, the framework of the compa-tibility between energy resources and final uses in both territorial systems, and a territorial description concerning the concept of Equivalent Energy Areas. 2nd STEP Sustainable Technologies: It will be developed a catalogue of energy conservation and substitu-tion technologies (solar, wind and biomass energy, local hydro-power, fossil resources, energy efficiency) limitated on those which have demonstrated the largest success. 3rd STEP Feasibility: Strategies for the implementation of energy conservation and substi-tution measures will be developed. The technical, environmental, economical, regulative and managing feasibility conditions will be defined.
Funding SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts