The Smart Islands Energy System (SMILE) project is a collaboration of nineteen partners from various European countries and is funded by the European Union’s ‘Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme’. The project will demonstrate nine different smart grid technologies on three different islands.The end goal of the project is to foster the market introduction of these nine technologies.
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SMILE General Assembly in Madeira
Kickoff SMILE Project in Brussels
On 22 and 23 May, the official kick-off of the ‘SMILE’ project took place in Brussels. The Smart Islands Energy Systems (SMILE) is a unique project within the Horizon 2020 project as it has a main focus on three European islands; Madeira (Portugal), Samsø (Denmark) and the Orkney Islands (United Kingdom). Representatives from all participating organisations were present.
About the project
The Smart Islands Energy System project (SMILE) will demonstrate nine different smart energy technologies on three different islands. The end goal of the project is to foster the market introduction of these nine technologies.
The pilot Islands
The Smart Islands Energy Systems (SMILE) project will implement three large-scale pilot projects in different regions of Europe with similar topographic characteristics but different policies, challenges, regulations and energy markets. This enables the project to develop and optimize new innovations in different environments, thereby allowing optimal testing and flatten the path towards wide market introduction.
The SMILE project is a collaboration of nineteen partners from various European countries and includes companies, research institutions, regional governments and cluster organisations.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 731249.