Astypalea, the place once chosen by Volkswagen Group as a testbed for new mobility services like ride-sharing and car-sharing, has announced that the Greek owned utiliy (Public Power Corporation, PPC) will build 3.5MW solar and 10MWh battery system project in the island. As reported by PV Magazine, "The system will be fully operational in about 20 months and will cover half of Astypalaia’s electricity needs". In the next three or four years, it is bound to increase to the 80% of the island's electricity needs.
A group of nine people from six countries (Sweden, Estonia, Portugal, Greece, Spain and Denmark) travelled to the Italian island of Sicily between 27 – 31 of March to attend the Second NESOI Erasmus Short Study Tour (SST2), which was hosted by the Port Authority of the Strait of Messina.
NESOI – The European Islands Facility on March 30th, 2023, attended the Conference of the Covenant of Mayors on Climate & Energy which was focused especially on the Cities that are on the frontline of the Energy Crisis.
From 28 – 30 March 2023, the European initiative BRIDGE celebrated its annual General Assembly gathering representatives from the Bridge community, which has 93 projects in total, with 53 running, and will soon reach 150 projects.
The Bridge community has agreed to contribute to the creation and development of a use-case repository, developing a dataspace connector for data exchange between local and federated spaces, identifying what data needs to be exchanged and why, and ensuring semantic interoperability between data models.
On 4 April 2023, the Network of Sustainable Greek Islands (DAFNI) in collaboration with the Hellenic Ministry of Environment and Energy, and in the framework of the project LIFE-IP CEI-Greece, titled: “Circular Economy Implementation in Greece” will organise an online workshop in English on the topic "Zero Waste Islands".
On 28 March 2023 we will start the Second Short Study Tour, an initiative promoted by NESOI – The European Islands Facility, and it will last till the 31 of the same month.
The March issue of the newsletter is out!
We are glad to introduce the highlights of NESOI, which are:
From the 6 -11 March 2023, a group of ten people joined a study tour in Astypalea, an island in the archipelago of Dodecanese, in Greece. The participants, that came from five other countries, namely, Croatia, Greece, Italy, Portugal and Spain, were hosted by the Municipality of Astypalea and DAFNI, the Network of Sustainable Greek Islands.
Just clean Energy transition of Diapontia Islands (JEDI) is a project supported by NESOI European Islands Facility, managed by our partners from CERTH, and promoted by the Municipality of Central Corfu and Diapontia Islands.
Today, 6 March 2023, we will start the Short Study Tour, one of the several interesting initiatives promoted by NESOI – The European Islands Facility. The Tour will take place on Astypalea, an island in the archipelago of Dodecanese located in the Aegean Sea. The Tour is hosted by DAFNI – The Network of Sustainable Greek Islands and the Municipality of Astypalea, and it will be managed by our partner R2M.