TILOS project (Technology Innovation for the Local Scale, Optimum Integration of Battery Energy Storage), which belongs to INEA's Horizon 2020 energy portfolio, celebrated success yesterday at the European Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW).
It's been named the best energy island project as well as the citizens' choice, winning two EU Sustainable Energy Awards. The prizes recognise outstanding innovation in energy efficiency and renewables.
TILOS is a European research project engaging 13 participating enterprises and institutes from 7 European countries (DE, FR, EL, UK, SE, IT, ES). The project’s main goal is to demonstrate the potential of local / small-scale battery storage to serve a multipurpose role within an island microgrid that also interacts with a main electricity network. Among others, the project aims to achieve large-scale RES penetration and asset value maximization through the optimum integration of a hybrid RES (wind and PV) power station together with advanced battery storage, distributed, domestic heat storage, smart metering and DSM.
The project's goal is to set Tilos (Greece) to be the first island in the Mediterranean powered solely by renewable energy. It plans to install a wind turbine and solar panels around the island and develop a battery to store the excess of the energy produced. If successful, Tilos could not only become energy self-sufficient, but also sell power to its neighbours.
Project objectives will be accomplished through the development and operation of an integrated, smart microgrid on the island of Tilos. Tilos belongs to the island complex of Dodecanese, on the south-eastern part of the Aegean Sea, and is interconnected to the host grid of Kos and Kalymnos islands via an undersea cable.
Find out more about TILOS at the project's website.