Hybrid Energy project of Ikaria:Energy Sustainable island for real life community

Start and end dates: 
January, 2007 to December, 2012
Prevailing Stage of Development: 
Demonstration
Brief description and/or other information regarding the project: 
An integrated renewable energy network shall be built on Ikaria Island (Greece), allowing renewables to become the backbone of public power supplies. The system consists of: 1) Small – Hydro Station: 4.1 MW hydro turbines which will be installed in conjunction with the existing water reservoir. 2) Grid Master Control System: The different types of generating machines to be installed in conjunction with the existing diesel and their parallel operation, will be controlled, co-ordinated and maximised by a “smart” system (intelligent power dispatcher) regulating the availability of energy, frequency, voltage regulation, fuel economy, emission reduction and noise reduction. The upgraded grid will be 43 km long and of voltage level: 20 kV. Additionally optical fibber grid of 50 km will be installed for the connection of different RES 3) New wind turbines which will result to a total installed capacity of 2.7 MW. The reversal (pump storage) of the system and the return of the water at the high level reservoirs will be secured with the installation of pumps (2MW) that will utilise energy the hours of low demand produced by the wind turbines.
Project full name: 
Hybrid Energy project of Ikaria:Energy Sustainable island for real life community
Countries involved: 
Project Main Application: 
Smart Network Management
Integration of DER
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