Renewable Energy for self-sustAinable island CommuniTies

Geographical islands are highly dependent on the mainland energy market and the transmission of energy is often costly and inefficient. If islands are not grid connected they are highly dependent on fossil fuels whilst if grid connection exists between islands and the mainland, the islands are highly dependent on the energy import. In addition, many islands have significant population fluctuations between tourist and non-tourist season resulting in highly variable energy load profiles. REACT aims to achieve island energy independence through maximal exploitation of RES potential and its optimal utilization by coupling RES technologies available with innovative energy storage technologies, know-how and ICT. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement No. 824395