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CE4EUIslands Call for Videos - VPP4islands Bozcaada, Turkey


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Bozcaada is Turkish Island in the northeastern part of the Aegean Sea and administratively constitutes the Bozcaada district of Çanakkale province. Around 3,000 people live on this small island. Through the VPP4islands project, 17 wind turbines with more 10MW of nominal capacity have been installed. In addition, the island is equipped with a solar installation of 20kW and 30kW wind turbine. The electricity generated by these two systems is used to electrolyze water into hydrogen. This gas is stored compressed and used later to generate energy or as fuel in hydrogen-powered cars. Thus, Bozcaada island produce 30 times more than the whole island consumption and the excess energy is fed to the mainland through a sea-cable. Based on Bozcaada high energy production the island launched a carbon free road map to be achieved by 2030. In this context Bozcaada will exploit VPP4Island platform in order to define all the needed requirements, specifications and infrastructures of a large electric vehicles integration to reduce emissions from thermal cars while ensuring the stability of the electric grid and generate economic benefits.