EUNICE ENERGY GROUP (EEG) and its high-profile and awarded TILOS Project were well presented during EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) in Brussels.
EUSEW is the biggest European policy conference dedicated for renewables and the efficient use of energy in Europe. It was held between17th – 21st June in Brussels. The event brings together over 4,000 thousand participants from public authorities, energy agencies, companies, European institutions, industry associations, research organizations and media.
EEG was represented by CFO, Mr. Olli Kuronen, who was one of the speakers in the workshop “Delivering Clean Energy on EU Islands”. The workshop was organised by European Association for Storage of Energy (EASE), in which EEG is an industrial member. During the workshop, Mr. Kuronen presented EEG’s flagship TILOS Project. TILOS is a hybrid power station combining wind and photovoltaics energy generation, as well as, energy storage in the Greek island of Tilos.
Mr. Kuronen pointed out that the islands are very important locations, where new technologies like energy storage, smart grid and energy management applications can be applied and tested successfully together with renewable energy generation. Energy storage plays a key role in decarbonising the islands, as well as, reaching very high penetration of renewable energy. In this respect, Greece, having around 200 hundred inhabited islands, is a very important location for developing island energy solutions with energy storage.
The successful implementation of TILOS Project demonstrates the crucial role of energy storage in practise. Decarbonisation, energy security, renewable energy penetration, as well as, lowering the energy cost can be done in both technically and economically sustainable way. Lessons learnt from TILOS Project can be widely applied in Europe, where there are over 2,000 islands and 15 million people living in these islands.
EEG is a versatile Greek renewable energy company that is focused in hybrid energy systems and energy storage solutions in island locations. Its in-house developed energy management system, S4S (Storage for Sustainability, Smart Grid, Solutions, Security), is a state-of-the-art software that was successfully implemented in TILOS Project. EEG’s “island expertise” will be applied in many island locations in Europe.