Intelligent Community Energy (ICE)

The Intelligent Community Energy project (ICE) aims to design, implement and promote innovative smart energy solutions for isolated territories facing issues with energy efficiency, reliability and sustainability. Funded by the INTERREG VA France (Channel) England Programme with an overall budget of €8 million, the project focuses on designing and introducing innovative energy systems and practices to reduce emissions and secure energy access while enhancing energy-related health and wellbeing. Based around work on the island of Ushant and the University of East Anglia campus (which is seeking to become independent from the national grid), the goal is to develop a transferrable model of innovative clean-energy solutions for application in other isolated territories. Professor Ian Bailey and Dr Gina Kallis are leading UK research on energy behaviour and wellbeing and community engagement on low-carbon energy transitions.

For more information on the project, see: https://www.ice-interreg.eu/.

UK partners: University of Plymouth, Exeter University, University of East Anglia, Marine South East Ltd.

French partners: Pôle Mer Bretagne Atlantique, Technopôle Brest-Iroise, Technopôle Quimper-Cornouaille, Syndicat Départemental d'Énergie et d'Équipement du Finistère, Bretagne Développement Innovation

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