Geographical islands are highly dependent on the mainland energy market

Geographical Islands suffer from several barriers in the traditional electrical grid model
This affects their energy security & increases energy costs by up to 400% with respect to the mainland
If Islands are not grid connected they are highly dependent on fossil fuels
If the grid connection exists they are highly dependent on energy import
Highly variable energy load profiles due to the population fluctuation in the high & low tourist seasons

To predict, control & manage variable load profiles is key

If coupled with energy storage technology and a greater share of renewable energy then islands could enjoy a greener, stable and more resilient electrical grid.
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.

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4
YEARS
23
PARTNERS
11
EU COUNTRIES
8
DIFFERENT ISLANDS
Users.
Technology.
Sustainable Energy.
Our approach will provide a solution that is flexible, robust & scalable.
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.

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