Our first project approved!

Thursday 14 July 2016

Lead 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 Ushuant 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.

The ICE project – whose acromym stands for “Intelligent Community Energy” is dedicated to improving, developing and promoting new smart solutions for energy production, storage and consumption for an island or remote community.

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.

This first French-British cooperation project of the 2014 -2020 programming period was approved During the selection committee held on the 29th of June. The project is funded at 69% by the Programme, representing a European Regional Development Fund budget of 5.5 million Euros. Between 2016 and 2020, ICE will bring together the following organisations: Bretagne Developpement Innovation (lead), Technopole Brest Iroise, Pole Mer Bretagne, Technopole Quimper Cornouaille, Syndicat Départemental de l’Energie du Finistère, Exeter University, Plymouth University, Marine South East and the University of East Anglia.