Bring Smart Energy Solutions to islands
Supported by Interreg VA France (Channel) England, the Intelligent Community Energy (ICE) project aims to facilitate the design and the implementation of innovative smart energy solutions for isolated territories of the Channel area that face unique energy challenges.
Many islands have no connection to wider electricity distribution systems and are dependent on imported energy supplies, typically fossil fuel driven. The energy systems that isolated communities depend on tend to be less reliable, more expensive and produce more greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions than mainland grid systems.
In response to these problems, the ICE project considers the entire energy cycle, from production to consumption, and integrates new and established technologies in order to deliver innovative energy system solutions. These solutions will be implemented and tested at our unique pilot demonstration sites (Ushant island and the University of East Anglia’s campus), to demonstrate their feasibility and to develop a general model for isolated smart energy systems elsewhere.
The ICE consortium brings together research and business support organisations in France and the United Kingdom; and commitment from SMEs will support the project rollout and promote European cooperation.