The General Director of DAFNI, Mr Kostas Komninos, participated in BRIDGE online general Assembly joined by an audience of about 70 participants. In the context of session 4 Unlocking the potential of EU islands to become the locomotives of the European Energy Transition Mr Komninos presented the three projects in which DAFNI participates: SMILE, INSULAE and ISLANDER. The projects include replication activities on the Greek islands of Psara, Skopelos and Lefkada.
BRIDGE is a European commission initiative which unites H2020 Smart Grid, Energy Storage, Islands, and Digitalisation Projects to create a structured view of cross-cutting issues which are encountered in the demonstration projects and may constitute an obstacle to innovation. BRIDGE has 4 permanent working groups: Data management, Business models, Regulations and Customer engagement in which DAFNI aims to offer its contribution.
During the presentation Mr Komninos highlighted the socioeconomic and technological opportunities offered by island energy projects while he referred to the common identified challenges related with island energy systems. Finally, Mr Komninos proposed actions needed to achieve decarbonization in EU islands.