Geographical islands are highly dependent on the mainland energy market
This affects their energy security & increases energy costs by up to 400% with respect to the mainland
To predict, control & manage variable load profiles is key
REACT is a 4-year research project funded by the EU's Horizon 2020 Programme
Its objective is to achieve island energy independency by joining renewable energy sources and storage, a demand response platform and promote user engagement in a local energy community.
REACT will develop a technical and business model that will demonstrate that these technologies can bring important economic benefits, contribute to the decarbonisation of local energy systems, reduce GHG emissions and improve environmental air quality.
PILOTS & FOLLOWER ISLANDS
Three pilot islands with different climates, energy infrastructure, grid requirements and market contexts will serve to deploy and validate the project activities. Five follower islands that will allow partners to develop viable, large-scale replication plans that will measure the project’s socio-economic benefits.