The project NETfficient aims to bring existing technical storage solutions to market maturity by investigating and applying them in a multitude of use cases in low and medium voltage scenarios. It will support Borkum Island to reach its goal of a self-sufficient energy supply until 2020.
NETfficient is a lighthouse project to develop the missing link for mass uptake of storage and energy management technologies.
The NETfficient objectives are key to facilitate the transition to renewable energies, by overcoming the reliance on fossil energy, reducing CO2 emissions and bringing forward the energy transition in Europe and worldwide.
It addresses the current limitations for exploitability of renewable energies as the backbone of the energy mix and develops propositions to regulating agencies and policy makers.
NETfficient will demonstrate how local renewable energy generation and energy storage ensure a supply independence and CO2 emission reduction in remote areas. As a pioneer for an island's smart electric grid, NETfficient will contribute to the „energy transition" and serve as a best practice example worldwide.
In particular, the following impacts will be reached:
- Storage technologies and a stable electric grid will enable the use of renewable energy sources all year round;
- Smart energy management systems will reduce operational costs, increase ef ciency and lower environmental impact;
- Development of consumer-oriented business cases will foster penetration of renewable energies into the energy supply chain;
- Best practices regarding innovative local storage technologies will encourage the adoption of the energy supply systems by other EU member states.