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SMILE Online Workshop & EEN Matchmaking Event

On the July 8th 2020, H2020 SMILE organized an online workshop and matchmaking event together with Enterprise Europe Network.  During this event participants had the possibility to learn about the different Smart Grid technologies demonstrated on islands of Samsø,...

Smart Islands Energy System: Online Workshop & Matchmaking Event

On the 8th of July, H2020 SMILE will organize an online workshop and matchmaking event.  During this event participants can learn about the different Smart Grid technologies demonstrated on Samsø, Madeira and Orkney, and best practices. The SMILE project is focusing...

Anthropocentric demand response on Samsø

Samsø applies a human-centered approach to match power consumption and production. The photovoltaic (PV) production rarely matches the consumption at the Ballen marina, Samsø. The public grid acts as a storage buffer in cases of excess PV or PV shortage. The local...

Lectures from Jan Jantzen

Jan Jantzen from the Samsø Energy Academy was one of the lecturers during the 12-week virtual course about “Computational Methods for Decision Making”! This ten-lectures course started March 1st and introduced students to algorithms and techniques for computational...

Call of Interest for Sustainable Greek Islands

DAFNI Network has prepared a catalogue with the contribution of other SMILE partners. It describes the integrated technological solutions applied on the SMILE demonstrators. In the catalogue, it is highlighted how the solutions implemented are tailored to the specific...

Clean Energy Transition on Greek Islands: a dream coming true

During the conference "Promoting Clean Energy Transition on the Greek Islands", organized by DAFNI in the framework of the online forum of the Initiative "Clean Energy for European Islands" on Friday October 30th 2020, innovative solutions and best practices developed...

First SMILE PhD thesis – modelling renewable energy islands

The PhD thesis was funded and greatly supported by the SMILE project, and team. Appreciation was received from the research and local partners in Samsø, Orkney and Madeira. In January 2021, SMILE researcher H. M. Marczinkowski, from the Aalborg University Department...

First automated battery capacity test completed

The first automated capacity test on the SMILE battery systems is completed and it seemed successful with regard to the automatic process! All the SMILE Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) will be operating according to planned smart grid control for the remainder...

What’s happening on the Orkney islands?

For the last couple of months, the progress in the Orkney demonstrator has been predominantly weighted towards the data collection and control logic implementation and refinement.  At the end of 2020, almost all equipment specific to the heating installation has...

EnergiasMadeira-platform has officially been launched!

Within the scope of the SMILE project, financed by the European Commission, through the Horizon 2020 program, the EnergiasMadeira-platform was publicly presented on the 3rd of November. EnergiasMaderia is a platform that aims to be an interactive information source...

Interview with Filipe Quintal and Lucas Pereira – PRSMA

Current situation and overall experience within the SMILE project. An interview with Filipe Quintal and Lucas Pereira, project managers from PRSMA. Could you tell us a bit about your company? PRSMA, (Brightcuriosity, Lda) was formed in 2015. Three of the founding...

Orkney’s Project Status Update and COVID-19 Impact

Orkney has been in the process of easing restrictions put in place due to COVID-19 pandemic. During the summer months residents were given permission to meet others, as long as it did not exceed 15 people outside and 8 people inside, and were encouraged to support...

Madeira’s SMILE Developments and COVID-19 Situation

Madeira - one of the safest islands in Europe with the lowest COVID-19 infection rates Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic no fatalities have been reported and restrictions are progressively being lifted in Madeira. Since July 1st the island is open for...

Samsø – Towards a Green Transition

Without any doubt Samsø is the proven evidence that green energy transition requires to put the community in the center for their own benefits. In Samsø the population itself took the initiative to create new renewables related projects and the community invested in...

Views on Post COVID-19 Legal Developments and the SMILE Technologies

Dr. Romain Mauger By Dr. Romain Mauger, GCELS, University of Groningen. The COVID-19 crisis has spared no one. The global energy sector has certainly seen some unprecedented changes, as we can remind of last April’s negative oil prices. However, as the IEA pointed...

SMILE Supports Sister Project NESOI OPEN Call

Over 3 million euros is available to support islands with their energy transition ambitions. Started in October 2019, the European Islands Facility NESOI has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Framework Programme for Research and Innovation under...

SMILE at Sustainable Places 2020

Join the digital event “Energy Transition on European Islands: from innovation to implementation: how to make the energy transition on islands a reality?” Do you know that there are more than 2200 inhabited islands in the EU? Despite having access to renewable sources...

Second review meeting was a success for the SMILE project!

On June 17th, the second review meeting of the SMILE project took place online, where the progress made until the first 36 months of the project was evaluated. Installation of the SMILE technologies in the Ballen marina, Samsø. At the meeting, the current...

Developments from Samsø

Battery house in the Ballen Marina is now open The battery house located in the Ballen marina on the island of Samsø is now open for public every Tuesday and Friday in July from 11:00 to 12:00 AM. Jan Jantzen (Samsø Energy Academy) explains how the battery system...

What’s happening on the Orkney islands?

Despite COVID-19, Community Energy Scotland (CES) has been looking into when they might return to complete project work in SMILE households. The Scottish Government has published a Route Map setting out plans for easing Scotland's COVID-19 restrictions. Scotland is...

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 731249.