Lampedusa is not connected to the continental energy network, like most of the smaller Italian and Mediterranean Islands. The electrical energy consumption is mainly associated with residential and tourism sector. The electricity production is generated by a diesel generation plant largely oversized compared to the winter power demand, created in order to cover peak loads summer.
This project aims to find solutions to increase energetic, economic and environmental efficency of the energy use and the entire system of production, management and distribution in the Island of Lampedusa.
This process will allow an increase of the percentage of renewable non-programmable energy, a remodeling of the energy demand and the cost of electricity bills, a greater awareness of the actors involved (designers, installers, managers, users) on the topic of energy sources management.
The project aims to develop models of the current situation and scenarios to be confirmed by simulations, technological aspects related to the specific design of a smart grid island (implementation scenarios identified through simulation) and scientific aspects related to the optimization of distributed energy services.