The EU Interreg-funded Intelligent Community Energy (ICE) project is dedicated to improving, developing and promoting new smart solutions for energy production, storage and consumption for an island or remote community.
Led by Bretagne Developpement Innovation, nine organisations have partnered up to tackle the challenge of energy vulnerability in areas located at the end of the distribution network and reliant on fossil fuel.
Two pilot sites – the Ushant Island in Finistere and the University of East Anglia campus in Norfolk – have been selected to test proposed solutions and to develop a methodology to design and implement a smart grid. Demonstration will aim to find the right energy mix adapted to the needs, available resources and production and consumption patterns of the pilot communities.
By the end of the project, these new solutions will be included in a full commercial offer that will be proposed to other insular or peripheral territories facing the same energy challenges, in the Channel area and beyond.