How can Microgrids trace the transition into a new energy management?
The thematic scope of this newsletter regards the emerging technology of micro-grids. Microgrids are localized groups of electricity sources and loads, which can either function through a direct connection to the main-grid, or autonomously as physical economic factors dictate. In recent years, the Microgrids have demonstrated significant importance in the energy sector, due to their ability to allocate distributed energy resources. Microgrids are utilized in various forms including commercial applications, urban utilities, institutional power systems, and off-grid units provide electricity to remote villages and other sites.
The technology is crucial for developing renewable energy systems and attaining sustainability. Microgrid technology has many potential applications in the Mediterranean region. This newsletter focuses on general cases regarding rural electrification, and implantation of renewable based Microgrids throughout the world. Ideally, the cases where this technology is successfully implemented will set important precedents for Med Area’s region.
A MATTER OF ENERGY USES EMPATHY
Microgrids represent a new planning and management challenge. For urban planning they trace a new way of conceiving energy infrastructures in consolidate areas as well as in new developments. In this edition of our Newsletter we are glad to present you our Modular Projects PEGASUS and SToRES, which focus on Microgrids and storage technology. Both explain us the overall objectives of their pilots and the outcomes they expect to achieve.
In this edition as a special content, you will find three examples of Microgrid cases. Two of them are located in Spain: one at the Isla del Hierro and the other in a rural area, Vallfogona del Ripollés. The third case is located in Gothenburg, in Sweden. In all these cases the prevalent aspect is the management of energy balance. Awareness about energy consumption behavior of buildings, will help to identify the synergy and complementary energy pick demand that enable prosumers communities’ close to self-sufficiency.
We are also pleased to share with you our recent experience in Rome. By one side, our First Axis 2 Thematic Event organized between GREENCAP and MEDNICE and MADE in MED the Interreg Med Program Mid-term event.
I hope you enjoy!