On April 5th, the Clean Energy for EU Islands Secretariat held a workshop on the energy transition of Greek islands.
DAFNI Network gave a presentation about the role that the islands’ local government can and must fulfil in terms of designing and deploying projects in the fields of renewable energy production and energy efficiency, building on new policies and tools. The following matters were discussed:
- Establishing and participating in Energy Communities
- Biogas production by means of anaerobic biowaste digestion
- Desalination powered by RES and electrification for flexible load management
- Energy and quality upgrading of lighting, streets and squares
- Energy upgrading of municipal buildings.
Furthermore, the Smart Islands Initiative was presented, which has made a significant contribution towards promoting the islands as ideal locations for the deployment of innovative projects and integrated local development.
Following the end of the presentations session, with the participating institutions setting the reference framework for the energy transition of Greek islands (technical, legal and institutional matters | technological solutions and financing tools | experience from islands like Crete, Kythnos, Sifnos, Tilos), there was an open debate to examine the concerns, challenges, opportunities and means available, so that municipalities, local businesses and island residents may join forces and accelerate with firm and resolute steps the energy transition.