St-Pierre et Miquelon: table ronde “construction, énergie et efficacité énergétique”

St-Pierre et Miquelon: table ronde “construction, énergie et efficacité énergétique”

Olivier Gaston, directeur de l’innovation et directeur d’Archipel Développement a organisé différentes tables rondes à l’occasion de la mission à St-Pierre et Miquelon du directeur du projet OCTA Innovation Milan Jezic von Gesseneck. Jeudi 19 juillet, le thème de la deuxième table ronde était la construction, l’énergie et l’efficacité énergétique.

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Énergie marine et climatisation

Énergie marine et climatisation

Le SWAC, système de climatisation par eau de mer, technologie dans laquelle la Polynésie française a une nette avance mondiale. Rencontre avec Julien Guillet de Créocéan Pacifique pour parler de l’énergie marine et du SWAC de l’hôpital de Tahiti.

Créocéan va assurer la maîtrise d’œuvre du SWAC de l’hôpital de Tahiti ! Créocéan, associé à Luseo et leurs sous-traitants (DV Offshore et B3C), a remporté le marché de maîtrise d’œuvre du SWAC du Centre Hospitalier de Polynésie Française. L’objet de l’opération est la conception puis la réalisation d’un système de climatisation par eau de mer (SWAC : Sea Water Air Conditionning) d’une puissance proche de 6MWf (t.T-5°C) permettant la substitution complète des groupes de production frigorifique du Centre Hospitalier de Polynésie française (CHPF). La consommation électrique liée à la climatisation sera réduite d’environ 85 à 90%, ce qui représentera une économie de 2880 tonnes de fuel lourd annuel au niveau de la centrale électrique, soit une réduction d’émission de 10 500 tonnes de CO2 par an.

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La recherche de locataires pour l’île déserte

La recherche de locataires pour l’île déserte

L’île de Quéménès est située au coeur de l’archipel de Molène dans le Finistère, à environ 9 km des côtes. Le Conservatoire du Littoral, lors de l’acquisition de l’île en 2003, dresse un bilan qui révèle les richesses naturelles et patrimoniales de l’île. Il décide alors, avec le soutien du programme Européen d’échanges insulaires INTERREG ISLA, et de nombreux partenaires publics et privés de développer un véritable laboratoire du développement durable sur l’île : restauration des bâtiments, installation d’un système de production d’énergies renouvelables (panneaux solaires, éolienne), approvisionnement et traitement de l’eau, réfection de la cale, entretien des écosystèmes, etc.

Suite à un appel à candidature, Soizic et David Cuisnier ont été sélectionnés pour y monter leur exploitation agricole, l’objectif étant que les activités de leur ferme puissent leur permettre de vivre tout en entretenant le site. Culture de pommes de terre, accueil du public en chambres d’hôtes, élevage de moutons et récolte d’algues de rives sont leurs activités principales.

La base du projet est donc de remettre en activité l’exploitation agricole, pour permettre d’entretenir le paysage de l’île, de préserver les bâtiments, de lutter contre les friches (grâce au pâturage et à la culture) et de préserver les espèces et les habitats remarquables.

Après dix ans passés sur l’île, Soizic et David Cuisnier quitteront définitivement Quéménès en janvier 2018. Le Conservatoire du Littoral a lancé un appel à projet mi-juin pour remplacer cette famille. Sur cet espace naturel classé, les nouveaux exploitants devront concilier développement d’un projet économiquement viable (la ferme insulaire s’étend sur 30 hectares et dispose d’une activité maison d’hôtes), préservation de l’environnement (faune, flore, prairie, menhirs, tumulus, fours à goémon,etc.) et l’accueil du public. Dans l’idéal, le Conservatoire espère trouver des locataires prêts à s’engager pour “une dizaine d’années” moyennant le paiement d’une redevance de 7.000 €.

Visite guidée de Quéménès

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Innovating and surpassing challenges – Forum of the EU’s Outermost Regions

Innovating and surpassing challenges – Forum of the EU’s Outermost Regions

A forum takes place in Brussels, March 30-31, to consider a renewed European Union Strategy towards the EU’s Outermost Regions. There are nine Outermost Regions: Guadeloupe, French Guiana, Réunion, Martinique, Mayotte and Saint-Martin (France), the Azores and Madeira (Portugal) and the Canary Islands (Spain).

Existing EU measures under the Regional Policy, the Common Agricultural Policy and the Common Fisheries Policy, assist the nine in surpassing their unique challenges. Insularity, remoteness, topography, climate and the dependency on a limited number of economic sectors are issues that the Outermost Regions share with the European Union’s Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs).

However, the unique geographic and geological characteristics of the Outermost Regions are spurring research and innovation in the areas of renewable energies, pharmacology, space science, biodiversity and marine ecosystems. The forum will look at measures to make the most of the regions’ potential within a renewed strategy.

The Presidents of the Outermost Regions of the European Union are expected to attend the event, along with President of the Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Parliament, Antonio Tajani, EU Commissioner for Regional Policy, Corina Crețu, French Minister of Overseas, Ericka Bareigts, Portuguese Secretary of State for European Affairs, Margarida Marques and Spanish Secretary of State for European Affairs, Jorge Toldeo Albiñana.

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WEB Aruba N.V. up to the energy storage challenge

WEB Aruba N.V. up to the energy storage challenge

 

The transitioning from fossil fuels to renewable energy at WEB Aruba N.V. for the production of electricity and potable water continues. The company’s ambitious goal of 100% fossil fuel independence by the year 2020 has led to the development of solutions that provide reliable, affordable electricity around the clock. Such solutions require advanced energy storage systems to bridge the gap between peak renewable production and peak demand.

WEB Aruba N.V. has selected the technology leader, Tesla to provide the energy storage systems needed to develop 100% renewable energy solutions, on Friday November 18th, 2016 at the Green Aruba VII conference, the two companies signed the agreement in presence of Prime Minister of Aruba, Mike Eman, Minister of Economic Affairs, Communication, Energy and Environment, ing. Mike de Meza and Drs. Franklin A. Hoevertsz, Managing Director of Utilities Aruba N.V. The first utility scale project will be commissioned early next year, and serve as a model for larger scale deployments to be announced over the coming months. WEB Aruba N.V. and Tesla will also deploy Powerpacks and Powerwalls at Aruba’s Smart Community next year, which is designed to serve as a model for broader deployment to households and communities across the island.

Management of WEB Aruba N.V. explained that the main purpose of this strategy is to develop energy storage projects as part of a long-term island-wide strategy. Consequently, this strategy will allow more renewable energy penetration, decrease the use of fossil fuels, increase grid stability and decrease overall operations and maintenance costs of Aruba’s electricity system.

WEB Aruba N.V. is currently developing short-term, medium-term and long-term, execution plans in order to achieve Aruba’s target of 100% renewables by 2020

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WEB Aruba – Flywheel project

WEB Aruba – Flywheel project

 

On November 4th WEB Aruba N.V. organized the groundbreaking of their Flywheel project, a system that creates a buffer for sustainable energy. This Flywheel can absorb fluctuations from sustainable energy sources creating more stability in energy production and distribution, increasing the overall efficiency of the electrical grid.

Ministers Mike Eman and Mike de Meza where present at the groundbreaking, accompanied by CEO – COO of WEB Aruba N.V., Luis Oduber, Franklin Hoevertsz, managing director of Utilities Aruba N.V, Eric Murray, President and CEO of Temporal Power Ltd and several invitees.

 

Business Challenge: Achieving High Renewable Generation Reliance Reliably

 In an effort to dramatically reduce their GHG output and increase energy self-sufficiency, WEB Aruba has committed to increase their reliance on renewable generation. Ensuring grid stability, which will be a hallmark of the tourist experience, while both generation and customer loads are increasing in variability is a complex challenge. This challenge is made all the more difficult since Aruba is working in parallel to reduce their emissions from fossil generation, the historic source of grid stability services.

 

Solution: Phased Deployment of Flywheel to Match Renewables Adoption

Aruba is installing a new Integrated Generation Management System (IGMS) which will optimize existing assets to maximize the use of renewable generation and optimize fuel efficiency from existing base load generation on the island, and leverage Temporal Power flywheels to provide immediate grid stability by systemically storing and injecting energy onto the grid to smooth out anomalies.

Rapidly responding, short-term storage and injection of energy allows WEB to set fossil generation for optimum efficiency and GHG emissions while maximizing their use of renewable generation and ensuring their customers aren’t impacted by the fluctuations usually experienced with renewable energy integration. The ability for flywheels to continually cycle with no degradation in performance is crucial to success of this strategy.

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Pilot project – bio-digester for St Helena

Pilot project – bio-digester for St Helena

Work will begin shortly on building an anaerobic digestion plant for waste in St Helena under an OCTA Innovation EU-funded pilot project that will also put in place a management plan for its long-term operation. Creating bio-gas from waste, the plant will manage waste in an environmentally-sustainable manner and create a renewable source of energy.

In the initial stage, the project will carry out an in-depth analysis of the quantity and quality of waste produced on the island – an agricultural and household mix – in order to select the most appropriate bio-digester technology. Vocational training will be carried out to ensure the plant’s long-term operation and maintenance and waste will be organised and collected in a coordinated manner. Procurement for the plant build will be carried out using the PRAG procedure.

Enterprise St Helena, the body created by the government of St Helena responsible for promoting private sector development, will implement the project.

A bio-digester facility is expected to enhance environmental sustainability and the prosperity of society on the remote island, with St Helena becoming a centre of excellence for all Overseas Countries and Territories in the use of bio-digesters.

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The switch to solar in the Caymans

The switch to solar in the Caymans

 

The Cayman Islands is investing more in sources of renewable energy to reduce dependency on polluting and expensive imported fossil fuels. With an abundance of brilliant sunshine and constant Caribbean breezes, the switch to clean or renewable energy sources would seem an obvious move.

Every year, the Cayman Islands continues to make improvements to its solar energy industry. It is harnessing the power of the sun to produce two forms of power: solar photovoltaic (PV), which converts sunlight into electricity and solar thermal which heats water.

Renewable energy systems can be installed in existing homes, both new builds and older properties. Renewable energy equipment such as solar panels are duty-free for residential homeowners.

Iles Caïmans énergie renouvelable Jamaal Anderson
2ème sommet des Ministres de l’énergie des PTOM

2ème sommet des Ministres de l’énergie des PTOM

Les 14 et 15 juin, un Sommet rassemblant les Ministres de l’énergie des PTOM se déroule à Bruxelles. Ce Sommet est organisé par l’OCTA.

Comme chacun le sait, les Pays et Territoires d’outre-mer européens sont dispersés à travers le monde depuis les pôles jusqu’aux tropiques dans des zones abondantes en sources d’énergie naturelle notamment éolienne, solaire, thermique et marine. Ce potentiel permet aux PTOM de se positionner en tant que centres d’excellence dans le domaine de l’énergie durable.

La participation des Ministres de l’énergie des PTOM et des conseillers techniques permet la promotion des meilleures pratiques en matière d’énergie durable et des opportunités dans les PTOM, et favorise l’engagement pour la poursuite du développement de l’énergie durable.

Lors de ce deuxième sommet, les Ministres de l’énergie des PTOM font progresser l’exercice de programmation de la composante énergie durable de l’enveloppe thématique du 11e FED en discutant des options pour concevoir des actions plus efficaces en soutien à la transition vers un avenir énergétique durable.
Un des panels est notamment dédié à la réalisation de la transition énergétique durable en collaboration avec IRENA, l’agence internationale pour les énergies renouvelables.

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Brussels event: Sustainable energy best practices and challenges – an OCT perspective

Brussels event: Sustainable energy best practices and challenges – an OCT perspective

European Union Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) is the annual highlight of the EU intensive work on sustainable energy.

Sustainable energy has been on the forefront of innovation at EU Overseas Countries and Territories, and countries like Aruba, with Prime Minister Mike Eman, have taken a global lead on implementing innovative practices in renewable energy, energy storage and sustainable development.

At the EUSEW 2015  ‘Sustainable Energy Roadmap for OCT’s’ was signed. On Tuesday, 14 June 2016 (16.00 – 17.30) a key conference will take place at the European Commission to build upon this last year’s success. In order to assess the progress since the signature of the Sustainable Energy Roadmap for OCT’s and agree on next steps to accelerate the renewable energy transition.

The conference will provide a better understanding of the assets that OCTs represent for the EU in relation to renewable energy, in terms of open laboratories – but also grid stability, energy storage and stand-alone systems – at a time when the EU Member States are starting to realize some of the technological challenges that the EU’s Energy Framework will represent for their infrastructure, as the share of renewable energy is increased.

In addition, the event will present initiative to build on the partnership between OCTA (Overseas Countries and Territories Association) and IRENA, to get the best value for money from the financial support of those EU Member States that would like to support OCTs in the implementation of their roadmap and the transition to sustainable energy in OCTs

The Conference takes place on Tuesday 14 June (16.00 – 17.30), the European Commission’s Charlemagne Building, Mansholt Room.

Speakers:

Mike EMAN
Prime Miniser of Aruba and OCTA Chair

José María FIGUERES OLSEN
President of Carbon War Room

Mala HØY KÚKO
Minister for Nature, Environment and Justice of Greenland

Elizabeth PRESS
Director, Planning and Programme Support at IRENA

Kees RADE
Ambassador for Sustainable Development

Marjeta JAGER
European Commission, Deputy Director-General for International Cooperation and Development

 

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