The Arctic Energy -project develops and tests a simulation method for modelling the energy production of low carbon, energy self-sufficient communities in Nordic environment. The modelling will take into account the different alternatives for producing renewable energy and their resources in the area and also the possibilities what smart grids and energy storage can offer. The effect of energy production to local economy, environment and social aspects can be estimated and optimized with the modelling.
The simulation model will be tested during the project in Sweden, Norway and Finland. The aim is to put the simulation model into practice, so that it can be used by communities and enterprises in the end of the project. With the model communities can make plans of transferring their energy production to use renewable energy. It is possible to examine energy production using multiple renewable energy sources and to compare the results for example to using oil as energy source.
Network of local companies, research- and development organizations will be formed during the project which can help in the development of the simulation model. Networking companies in the field of renewable energy may later help them to offer energy production solutions to the communities in the area.
Also the needs of future smart grids will be studied in the project. The project seeks partners specialized in smart grids in order to apply some future international development program, like Horizon 2020.
The project is funded by EU-program Interreg Nord, Regional Council of Lapland, Länsstyrelsen Norbotten, Interreg-program in Norway. The total budget of the project is 1 316 127 €. The partners in the project are from Finland: Micropolis Oy, Lappland University of Applied Sciences and Centria University of Applied Sciences, from Sweden: Luleå University of Technology, from Norway: Northern Research Insitute Narvik and UiT- The Arctic University of Norway.
For more information contact:
Project Manager Jouni Tanskanen
tel +358 40 554 9273, email@example.com