EcoIsland

A single island energy system to demonstrate how a future energy system of smart technologies could be configured

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Our partners on this project

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  • University of Nottingham
  • Arcola Energy
  • Vodafone
  • Scottish & Southern Energy Plc
  • National Physical Laboratory

The EcoIsland project brings together within a single island energy system a critical mass of smart energy technologies to demonstrate how a future energy system can be configured.

With renewable generation including wind, solar, tidal and geothermal the island will need to match supply and demand using battery energy storage, hydrogen energy storage and demand side management. These technologies will be coordinated centrally by smart grid technologies supplied by IBM, Cable&Wireless Worldwide, SSE and Toshiba.

ITM Power is the hydrogen fuel partner and will supply hydrogen refueling equipment controlled by smart grid technology to optimize both renewable energy storage and the provision of fuel to both fuel cell vehicles and Hydrogen Internal Combustion Engine commercial vehicles. The intention is that the island will also be a showcase for advanced low emission hydrogen vehicles being launched from 2013.


An Intro to EcoIsland

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Quentin Willson's hydrogen journey: Nottingham to EcoIsland