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IntegrAted SolutioNs for DecarbOnisation and Smartification of Islands

About Ianos

of Islands

There are more than 2,700 islands all over Europe and each island plays an important role in the transition away from fossil fuels towards a cleaner energy. Each island has its own conditions, depending on its geographic location, (political) regulations, and infrastructure and each island has its own specific energy-related challenges. The IANOS project contributes to solving these challenges.


IANOS selected the islands of Ameland (Netherlands) and Terceira (Portugal) to serve as “Pilot Islands” because they both represent common EU challenges. After the initial phase, IANOS will implement the solutions on three “fellow Islands” to validate the replicability potential of the results of the test islands. The fellow islands selected are: Lampedusa (Italy), Bora Bora (French Polynesia) and Nisyros (Greece).

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News & Events

November 27, 2023

Recap Capacity Building Training Session on Lampedusa Island

We embarked on a series of capacity building training sessions for Lampedusans – citizens, stakeholders, and students. Between the 22nd and 27th of November, a total of 8 training sessions took place in the marine protected area and in the local school where we demystified climate change and decarbonisation of the island.
November 22, 2023


How can citizens and stakeholders be engaged in the energy transition on islands? Which benefits and challenges do local parties foresee in developing renewable energy? How can we overcome such challenges? These and many more questions are the focus of the Capacity Building training sessions taking between the 22 and 24 November 2023 on fellow island Lampedusa, Italy.
September 6, 2023
 - 13:00


IANOS will be presenting a paper at SUPERHR 23, held in Savona, Italy, and organised by the University of Genoa.
Benefits for the EU
Decarbonised and self-sufficiencent islands with renewable energy

IANOS focuses on maximum provision and utilisation of flexibility and self-sufficiency through the use of distributed renewable energy and storage technologies. IANOS streamlines the decision-making process towards tailor-made solutions taking into account the specific conditions of islands through the Island Energy Planning and Transition Suite and artificial intelligence based virtual power plant. In this way, IANOS will demonstrate a rich portfolio of solutions towards full decarbonisation, increasing the share of renewable energy sources in the energy mix and exploiting the resources of islands, including geothermal, wind, tidal and solar energy.

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