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Renewable energies on mediterranean islands: intervention guidelines and strategic tool

Objective



THE SIGNIFICANTLY HIGHER COST OF CONVENTIONAL (GENERALLY DIESEL-DRIVEN) POWER ON MEDITERRANEAN ISLANDS IS FREQUENTLY HIDDEN BY SUBSIDIZED TARIFFS BUT, IF MADE EVIDENT, OPENS IN MANY CASES OPPORTUNITIES FOR RENEWABLE ENERGIES, WIND-POWER AND PV APPLICATIONS ARE FREQUENTLY ECONOMICALLY ADVANTAGOUS ON ISLANDS AS FOR MUCH SMALLER GAP TO BE OVERCOME BETWEEN ACTUAL GENERATED kWh COST AND THE COST OF POWER OF RENEWABLE ORIGIN. FURTHERMORE THE DISTRIBUTED GENERATION APPROACH AND THE MODULARITY OF RENEWABLES (E.G.PV ROOFTOPS) ALLOWS TO ACHIEVE A GRADUAL AND SMOOTH PASS-OVER FROM A CONVENTIONAL (DIESEL-POWERED) ISLAND GRID TO A RENEWABLE ENERGY POWERED GRID AND, WHAT IS MORE, RELEVANT INVESTMENTS CAN BE DISTRIBUTED OVER A LONGER TIME PERIOD.

BY COMBINING THE EXPERIENCES GATHERED WHITH RENEWABLE ENERGY APPLICATIONS ON MEDITERRANEAN ISLANDS IN THREE DIFFERENT EU MEMBER COUNTRIES, NAMELY SPAIN, ITALY AND GREECE, THE WORK IN SUBJECT SHALL EXTRACT THE LESSONS LEARNED FROM THESE EXPERIENCE BY IDENTIFYING AND CHARACTERIZING: - THE OPPORTUNITIES FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY APPLICATIONS ON THE MEDITERRANEAN ISLANDS, NAMELY FOR WIND-POWER, CENTRALISED PV POWER PLANTS, ISLAND-GRID CONNECTED PV-ROOFTOPS AND STAND-ALONE PV PLANTS;
- THE PRESENTLY ISTALLED RENEWABLE ENERGY PLANTS ON THE MEDITERRANEAN ISLANDS, THEIR STRONG POINTS AND WEACKNESSES, EXPERIENCES CONCERNING THEIR INTEGRATION INTO THE SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC LIFE OF THE ADDRESSED ISLANDS; - INSTITUTIONAL, ECONOMIC (E.G. GAP BETWEEN kWh RATES AND ACTUAL COST), SOCIAL AND CULTURAL ASPECTS AFFECTING THE INTEGRATION AND PERFORMANCE OF RENEWABLE ENERGY PLANTS ON ISLANDS;
- ECONOMICS, COST-EFFECTIVENESS AND FINANCING SCHEMES APPEARING MOST PROMISING FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF RENEWABLE ENERGY APPLICATION ON THE MEDITERRANEAN ISLANDS.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

Ente Nazionale per l'Energia Elettrica SpA (ENEL)
Address
Via G. B. Martini 3
00198 Roma
Italy

Participants (7)

CINAR SA
Greece
Address
4,H. Mexi Street 4
11528 Athens
Elius - C. Vei Spiropoulou and Associates O.E.
Greece
Address
36,Dragoumi Street
11528 Athens
Energo Group SA
Greece
Address
2,Lycavitou
10671 Athens
Public Power Corporation of Greece
Greece
Address
30,Chalcocondyli Street
10432 Athens
Riva Calzoni SpA
Italy
Address
Via E Ponente 72
40133 Bologna
Tecnologia Energia Ambiente Materiali Srl
Italy
Address
Via F.s. Nitti 15
00191 Roma
Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Spain
Address
La Casita
35017 Las Palmas De Gran Canaria