Low Carbon Off-Grid Communities (LOGiC)

To facilitate the uptake of low carbon technologies, products, processes and services in sectors with high energy saving potential, to reduce GHG emissions in NWE

Project Summary

In a joint effort to pilot North-West Europe towards a low-carbon energy future, nine project partners have teamed up to develop a standardised model for renewables-based decentral hybrid energy systems (DHES) in the project “Low Carbon Off-Grid Communities (LOGiC)”.

LOGiC focuses on ‘energy remoteness’. An area is considered ‘energy remote’ if it is not connected to the main energy infrastructure. LOGiC addresses this problem with decentral hybrid energy systems combining different types of renewables, such as tidal, wind and solar PV with each other as well as with battery storage. As wind, solar, tidal are intermittent by nature and cannot guarantee security of supply in a single source approach, a hybrid model is used.

Such a model will enable cheaper, cleaner and more reliable electricity for local communities, while empowering them to influence their local energy mix.

Three 'energy remote' areas in NWE will act as pilot locations for DHES systems:

  • Texel (the Netherlands)
  • Orkney Islands (United Kingdom)
  • Gimbweiler (Germany)

The bottom-up approach and involvement of local communities in LOGiC will be underscored by a ‘Community of Practice’, which is launched to collect feedback on DHES from all stakeholders.

Project Partners

Lead partner

Organisation Address Email Website
Ontwikkelingsbedrijf Noord-Holland Noord 10 Comeniusstraat
1817 MS
bborgers@nhn.nl www.nhn.nl
Name Email Country
Hochschule Trier Institut für angewandtes Stoffstrommanagement - IfaS t.anton@umwelt-campus.de Germany
Stichting Offgrid Test Centre (OGTC) johnbraakman@zonenergie.nu Netherlands
les îles du Ponant d.bredin@iles-du-ponant.com France
Aquatera Ltd ian.johnstone@aquatera.co.uk United Kingdom
Tocardo International BV ske@tocardo.com Netherlands
Alliance for Rural Electrification j.jaeger@ruralelec.org Belgium
Verbandsgemeinde Birkenfeld v.klein@vgv-birkenfeld.de Germany
Hoogheemraadschap Hollands Noorderkwartier KJ.deHart@hhnk.nl Netherlands

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