INSULAE H2020 – Artelys has organised a training session on the investment planning tool to support the decarbonization of EU islands

1 December 2022

— On the 2nd and 3rd of November, Artelys has organised a training session for the INSULAE H2020 project partners dedicated to the Investment Planning Tool (IPT), a software solution leveraging the Artelys Crystal platform and used to represent insular systems and their specificities. The tool is currently being developed by Artelys within the INSULAE project, funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under Grant Agreement No 824433.

During these two days of training, several representatives from EU islands participating in the project had the opportunity to work with both the “Island Modelling Assistant” module, and the “Scenarization module” of the IPT. The different activities have included the analysis of the impacts of the addition of solar generation to an existing energy scenario, or the simulation of a simplified action plan for an island to reach carbon-neutrality by 2050.

Figure 1. Representation of the current power system of Madeira Island in the IPT.

The IPT tool benefits from the modelling capacities of the Artelys Crystal suite, with a user-friendly interface that can be used to model insular energy systems, optimize their energy generation mix, and analyze the results with different indicators. The “Scenarization module” of the IPT is based on a library of “interventions” (development of electric vehicles, new power interconnection with the mainland, etc.) that the user can combine to create contrasted transition pathways. It is also possible to jointly optimize investments and generation plans over a full pathway, in order to reach a specific policy target (such as carbon neutrality) by a given year.

Figure 2. Training participants.

We are all looking forward to seeing how islands’ partners of the project will use the IPT tool to build ambitious energy action plans adapted to their specific needs. The IPT will be used in particular to replicate efficiently the different use-cases currently being implemented by the different lighthouse islands.

The objective of the INSULAE project is also to scale up innovative energy approaches in all EU islands. The IPT will then be commercialized by Artelys at the end of the project in order to be used by more islands to build energy action plans.

Demos and trainings will be organised next year at different forums: stay tuned for more information!

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