IntegrAted SolutioNs for the DecarbOnization and Smartification of Islands (IANOS)
IANOS brings together two Lighthouse (LH) islands (Terceira-PT, Ameland-NL), and three Fellow islands (FI) (Lambedusa-IT, Bora-Bora-FR, Nisyros-GR), all sharing a common vision of decarbonizing their energy systems and be energy independent until 2050. IANOS Consortium will deliver smart technological, economic and social innovations, providing systemic optimization starting from an Energy Community-centric approach.
IANOS adopts an Island Energy Transition Strategy built around three (3) Island Energy Transition Tracks that focus on: a) Energy efficiency and grid support for extremely high RES penetration, b) Decarbonization through electrification and support from non-emitting fuels, c) Empowering Local Energy Communities (LEC).
Reducing fossil fuel consumption on islands
Home to more than 2 200 inhabited islands, the EU is committed to facilitating their clean energy transition. A long-term framework can ensure the islands are able to generate their own sustainable, low-cost energy. The EU-funded IANOS project is working in this direction starting from the islands of Terceira (Azores), Ameland (Netherlands), Lampedusa (Italy), Bora Bora (France) and Nisyros (Greece). Bringing together 34 experienced partners from nine European countries, the project will adopt an island energy transition strategy focussed on energy efficiency, decarbonisation through electrification and support from carbon-neutral fuels, and the empowerment of local energy communities. The findings will help to significantly reduce fossil fuel consumption, bringing the EU one step closer to reaching its climate-neutral goals.