Partners

Click on a logo to obtain more information about the participating organisation and their role in the project.

IDENER R&D

PARTNER PRESENTATION

IDENER R&D is a recently created spin-off of IDENER that will centralise the R&D activities, thus forming the IDENER group. IDENER R&D investigates in the multidisciplinary field of Computational Science and its application to the optimization of systems and processes in key areas: Industrial Technologies; ICTs; Biotechnology; Energy; and Resource and Raw Materials Efficiency. This approach results in a high added value which sharpens the competitive edge of complex systems by provi- ding improvements in performance and cost-effectiveness. To
that end, IDENER integrates concepts from four interrelated and complementary areas: Mathematical Modelling and Simu- lation; Multidisciplinary Design Optimization; Control Enginee- ring; and Software Engineering. The IDENER group has extensi- ve experience in international R&D projects, having coordinated and/or participated in more than 25 projects funded under European public research programmes (FP7 and H2020) and in several private actions since 2010.

CONTRIBUTION TO THE PROJECT

Under ISLANDER, IDENER R&D will be leading the ‚Large-sca-
le deployment of the DER+HES solutions‘, specifically with the deployment of the H2-based storage system on the island of Borkum, and the design and deployment of the RESS household solutions, also supporting the integration of the household/buil- ding DER+HES solutions. Additionally, IDENER R&D contributes to the development of an open tool for optimised grid design in WP5 and to the demonstration and testing activities of the system to be deployed on Borkum. It also participates in the feasibility study on the full decarbonisation of the island. Finally, IDENER R&D will participate actively in the exploration strategy, and in the dissemination and communication activities.

CONTACT

Aerospace Technology Park of Andalusia
C/ Earle Ovington 24 Unit 8
41300 – Seville (Spain)

CEGASA

PARTNER PRESENTATION

The Spanish company CEGASA was founded in 1934 and designs and manufactures electrochemical energy storage, namely Lithium-Ion solutions (industrial mobility, last mile, urban services, stationary “behind the meter” systems) and primary Zn-air industrial batteries.

The batteries are available in different formats and cover different energy ranges. CEGASA has own laboratories, where the batteries are designed, tested and validated by a team of professionals with more than 20 years of experience.

CONTRIBUTION TO THE PROJECT

CEGASA oversees the deployment of 3 types of Lithium-Ion solutions: a grid level storage battery of 1 MWh, 30 smaller batteries to be installed in households and 3 batteries in public buildings. CEGASA participates in the development of an integration and operation test plan and in the demonstration of the energy assets and contributes to the development of maintenance procedures.

CONTACT

Parque Tecnológico de Álava.
Marie Curie 1
01510-Miñano (Spain)

DAFNI - Network of Sustainable Greek Islands

PARTNER PRESENTATION

DAFNI – Network of Sustainable Greek Islands is a non-profit organization of island local and regional authorities founded in 2006. DAFNI supports the sustainable development of Greek islands being involved in advocacy and policy development on local, national and EU level and the implementation of innovative projects on islands. Today it counts 53 members, of which 49 island municipalities and 4 Regional authorities. It is a founding member of the Pact of Islands Ιnitiative, coordinator of the Smart Islands Initiative, and a collaborating body of the Covenant of Mayors Office and the Clean Energy for EU Islands Secretariat.

CONTRIBUTION TO THE PROJECT

DAFNI participates in the replication activities. It supports the development of a replication plan for the two Greek islands of Skopelos and Lefkada and contributes to the assessment of the replication potential of the project results in Ionian and Sporades Greek archipelagos. As part of the communication and dissemination activities, DAFNI shares key results with its network of EU islands.

CONTACT

Astydamantos 49, Athens (Greece)

EMEC- The European Marine Energy Centre

PARTNER PRESENTATION

EMEC is the world’s only accredited wave and tidal test centre for marine renewable energy, suitable for testing multiple grid-connected devices simultaneously through pre-consented and cost-minimising test and demonstration facilities. EMEC’s wider energy activities also focuses on green hydrogen, battery storage, integrated energy systems as well as international consultancy activity and research services. EMEC has lead on various EU funded projects including BIGHIT, OCTARRAY and InToTidal.

CONTRIBUTION TO THE PROJECT

EMEC oversees the replication activities aiming at replicating the results to the widest possible adopters targeting follower islands and archipelagos. EMEC is also involved in technical tasks such as the deployment of hydrogen-based storage and big data management. EMEC is also involved in technical tasks such as the deployment of hydrogen-based storage and big data management as well as contributing to the drafting of guidelines on gender dimension and supports the communication and dissemination of results towards stakeholders of EU islands.

CONTACT

The Charles Clouston Building, ORIC, Back Road, KW16 3AW Stromness (Scotland)

AYESA

PARTNER PRESENTATION

AYESA group is a company based on three pillars: Engineering, Technology and Consultancy. One of the company expertise’s is the deployment of smart energy grids including hardware and software components. Ayesa is a common contractor of main energy utilities, participating in the execution and management of projects that unify multidisciplinary technology for value-added developments such as design tools, planning, simulation and artificial intelligence applied to the operation of energy assets.

CONTRIBUTION TO THE PROJECT

AYESA is the coordinator of the project and the main responsible for the development of the smart IT platform to operate energy assets in the project pilot. AYESA is involved in the deployment of the EV charging stations and leads several activities such the development of the design of the energy system, the digitalisation of the energy system and the development of a Smart IT platform for the provision of high flexibility services.

CONTACT

Edificio Ayesa. Marie Curie, 2.
Parque Tecnológico de la Cartuja.
41092 Sevilla. (Spain)

KU Leuven

PARTNER PRESENTATION

The Behavioural Engineering Research Group (BEE) at the FEB KU Leuven studies human decision making and behavior in an economic environment from an interdisciplinary angle (economics, marketing, psychology, philosophy, medical sciences, and biology). BEE studies both decision making, behavior, and underlying mechanisms. BEE’s goal is to stimulate and support decision makers in making welfare enhancing decisions, inspire policy makers to design policy in support of such decisions, and as such contribute to a better society.

CONTRIBUTION TO THE PROJECT

The KU Leuven’s line of action is on one hand to gather data on the existing islands’ energy consumption. This data constitutes the baseline for an Individual Energy Demand Forecast model. On the other hand, KU Leuven works on finding an approach to motivate consumers in reducing their energy consumption. Their overall task is to integrate human behaviour and socio-economic dimensions into the project.

CONTACT

Naamsestraat 69,
3000 Leuven (Belgium)

Planète OUI

PARTNER PRESENTATION

Planète OUI is a French manager of 100% renewable energy. Thanks to its expertise, it controls the entire market value chain, from production to supply. Planète OUI supplies currently more than 90,000 individual and business customers and communities, in green electricity and biogas, and is also active in self-consumption.
The enthusiastic and devoted team made of more than 150 employees is committed to accelerate the development of renewable energies by democratizing them through innovative offers.

CONTRIBUTION TO THE PROJECT

Planète OUI is leader of the multiscale forecasting activity and is responsible for the development of several models (renewable generation, demand and price forecasts using weather forecast data) that will be integrated into the Smart IT platform. Planète OUI is also involved in the real-time demonstration and validation of the models.

CONTACT

23 Boulevard Jules Favre
69006 Lyon (France)

Regional Energy Agency Kvarner

PARTNER PRESENTATION

The Regional Energy Agency Kvarner is one of the five Croatian energy agencies, covering the area of Primorje Gorski Kotar County. It is a Public body, founded by the regional government in 2009, and active member of the FEDARENE - European network of regional and local organizations which implement, co-ordinate and facilitate sustainable energy and environment policies. Apart from being active on the regional and national level, it has a strong focus on the international cooperation and activities.

CONTRIBUTION TO THE PROJECT

The main role of the Regional Energy Agency Kvarner is the development of replication plans and the first wave replication of the project results to the island of Cres and in the second wave to the Kvarner Gulf islands. They also contribute to the integration of human behaviour, socio-economic and gender dimension into the project.

CONTACT

Ciottina 17b
HR-51000 Rijeka (Croatia)

Steinbeis Europa Zentrum

PARTNER PRESENTATION

Steinbeis-Europa-Zentrum (SEZ) was founded in March 1990 as the operational unit of the Commissioner for Europe of Baden-Württemberg's Minister of Economics. SEZ supports companies, universities and research organisations in submitting proposals and implementing cross-border projects. SEZ also advises policy makers and administrations from Baden-Württemberg on regional future scenarios, on innovation and cluster policy issues and helps them to form networks with other European experts. SEZ is member of the Enterprise Europe Network (EEN).

CONTRIBUTION TO THE PROJECT

SEZ coordinates the exploitation activities aiming at supporting the technological and knowledge transfer from the project to Borkum’s local community, towards follower island and beyond towards the scientific community and general public. SEZ also leads the activities linked to the communication, dissemination and exploitation of the project results. SEZ is also involved in the replication of project results and supports gender-sensitive project implementation.

CONTACT

Steinhäuserstraße 12
76135 Karlsruhe (Germany)

Stadtwerke Borkum

PARTNER PRESENTATION

As a segment of "Nordseeheilbad Borkum GmbH", the Stadtwerke Borkum are responsible for supplying the island with electricity, water and district heating. Furthermore, the Stadtwerke operate the airport and the public harbour. For 100 years, the Stadtwerke have been responsible for supplying the island with electricity and water. During this time, the electricity grid has grown to a size of 112 km of low voltage cable and 85 km of medium voltage cable, connected by 60 substations.

CONTRIBUTION TO THE PROJECT

The Stadtwerke Borkum form the link between the project consortium and local installers, as well as citizens on Borkum. Their task is also to demonstrate and validate all the components of the ISLANDER concept, by performing the required tests on the field and operating the complete system for one year. Moreover, they are responsible for deploying a seawater district heating network and storage in the Borkum’s area of Reede and to contruct and equid a showroom on the island.

CONTACT

Nordseeheilbad Borkum GmbH
-Segment Stadtwerke
Hindenburgstraße 110
26757 Borkum (Germany)

ZIGOR Research and Development AIE

PARTNER PRESENTATION

ZIGOR R&D has a highly qualified team leading the company to a main position in the Energy sector: power electronics, energy conversion and electrical energy storage.
They provide adapted and technologically advanced solutions for the energy conversion needs to the fields of renewable energies, telecommunications, industry, railway, energy, utilities, municipalities, etc. They further participated to many projects with close link to ISLANDER, like NETfficient, MESSIB, AMBASSADOR, EE STORAGE and FENIX.

CONTRIBUTION TO THE PROJECT

ZIGOR is the developer and deployer of a fast-response peak shaving and intra-day (Ultracaps + Li-ion batteries) ESS. ZIGOR will also deploy a set of three RESS (Renewable Energy + Small-scale storage) building solutions, delivering 20kW each and with a storage capacity of 70 kWh.

CONTACT

C/ PORTAL DE GAMARRA, 28
01013 Vitoria - Gasteiz (ALAVA)
(Spain)

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