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Published on 27.05.2020

The Smart Islands Energy System (SMILE) project is a collaboration of nineteen partners from European countries funded by the Horizon 2020. On three different islands – Samso (Denmark), Orkney Islands (UK) and Madeira (Portugal), the project will demonstrate nine different smart grid technologies.

On Madeira, an intelligent control and automation system is currently being implemented in the existing grid to provide better management of the distribution network and ensure grid reliability and resilience. 

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Published on 18.05.2020

Menorca had turned to the Clean Energy for EU Islands Secretariat for support on developing a financing concept for a citizen-owned solar power plant on the island, in the city of Es Castell – a concept supported by the municipality. A first call with the transition team in Menorca helped establish the next steps for advancing the project. The Menorca team then went on to determine the percentage of citizen participation with the municipality.

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Published on 18.05.2020
While it is true that there are differences in how European countries are handling the Covid-19 emergency, there are commonalities. All agree that, at least one day in the future, life will follow a “new normal” and will be forever changed both positively and negatively.
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Published on 05.05.2020
Greening The Islands has launched a survey to bring the needs of islands under COVID-19 to the attention of EU and international institutions. You can find the survey here.
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Published on 28.04.2020
Bornholm (Denmark), Samsø (Denmark) and Orkney (Scotland) are the first winners of the European Commission's RESponsible island prize. Find out more about their projects here.
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