March 17, 2017
A £10.8 million ($13.3 million) smart energy project is being implemented to tackle fuel poverty and support full energy independence on the Isles of Scilly, UK.
The Smart Energy Islands (SEI) project, part financed by £8.6 million ($10.6 million) from the European Regional Development Fund, will see battery and energy storage company Moixa Technologies develop platforms allowing electric vehicles and smart home batteries to be used to help balance supply and demand within the islands’ energy system.
The project, which was announced this week, will not, however, fund the electric vehicle and charging points themselves, according to a statement from Moixa.
It is hoped that the pilot on the Isles of Scilly will lay the foundations for the wider Smart Islands program globally, which aims to cut electricity bills by 40 percent, meet 40 percent of energy demand through renewables, and see 40 percent of vehicles being electric or low-carbon by 2025.
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