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Can your business provide energy solutions for off-grid locations?

Is your business looking for new opportunities to implement smart-energy efficient solutions in isolated areas? The Intelligent Community Energy project is looking to certify businesses willing to provide energy solutions to isolated, off-grid areas.

Many islands have no connection to wider electricity distribution systems and are dependent on imported energy supplies, typically fossil fuel driven. The energy systems that isolated communities depend on tend to be less reliable, more expensive and produce more greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions than mainland grid systems.

Supported by Interreg VA France (Channel) England, the Intelligent Community Energy (ICE) project aims to design and implement innovative smart energy solutions for isolated territories of the Channel area that face unique energy challenges.

The objective is to significantly reduce the greenhouse gas (GHG) emission of the territories concerned (50 to 100% compared to a fuel-based system) and secure energy access. It will cover the entire energy cycle from production to consumption, exploit local renewable energy sources and integrate new and existing technologies currently at different levels of readiness, in order to deliver a comprehensive innovative solution.

The objectives of this Expression of Interest are first to identify businesses that can provide electricity solutions in the context of isolated grids. Companies selected will be offered an ‘ICE’ label that will provide them access to a specific business offer.

The expected innovations should facilitate the energy transition of isolated territories in the English-French Channel to achieve a 100% renewable energy mix by 2030, by acting on:
* The energy-demand management;
* The production of energy and the management of the grid;
* The implementation of 'Smart City' related services.

The ICE label is dedicated to businesses willing to provide energy solutions to isolated grids. This label will certify that companies have expertise in smart grids and that their solutions are suited to isolated territories and transferable.

With the ICE label, certified companies will have access to:

* Market Knowledge
* Networking and matchmaking events
* Increased market exposure
* Support to identify funding sources

Eligible businesses must be able to provide solutions or services within the framework of low carbon energy models for isolated territories.

For more information about eligibility and selection criteria please visit:

Expressions of interest will be open all year with three cut-off dates on 30th April, 30th September and 31st December 2019. Businesses selected will be informed in May and October and in January 2020.

Applications can be submitted through the online form available at the following link:

The terms and conditions of the Expression of Interest can be found at the following link:

To ask questions related to the ICE certification process please contact:

Jeremie BAZIN - Technopôle Brest-Iroise :

Laura COTTE - Pôle Mer Bretagne Atlantique :

Jonathan WILLIAMS - Marine South East:

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Posted 2019-01-16 17:31:46

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