Energy transition on the Isles of Ponant
Funded by the INTERREG VA France (Channel) England Programme, the Intelligent Community Energy project (ICE) aims to design, implement and promote innovative smart energy solutions for isolated territories facing issues in terms of efficiency, reliability and sustainability in the Channel area. The project launched in 2016, runs to the end of 2021 but aims to deliver durable impacts beyond its duration.
The project designs and produces an innovative low-carbon energy system (smart grid), able to significantly reduce the greenhouse gas (GHG) emission and secure energy access security on two demonstration sites : East Anglia campus and Ushant island.
It will cover the entire energy cycle from production to consumption, exploit local renewable energy sources and integrate new and existing technologies currently at different levels of readiness, in order to deliver a comprehensive innovative solution.
At the end of the project consortia of local businesses could develop a commercial offer for isolated energy systems on a global scale.
SDEF is leading on the implementation of the Smart-grid technologies on the Ushant island. The objective is to experiment until the end of 2021 with different energy management solutions, based on smart-grid technologies, to enable:
- Citizens to reduce their energy consumption and save energy,
- Producers of renewable energies, in particular tidal turbines, to make better use of their producible, by associating them with storage.
- Operator of the electricity network to integrate these renewable energy productions on a massive scale.