Energy Planning for the Energy Transition in Crete

The ISLEPACT project implemented on the Crete Island aims at accelerating the clean energy transition, while meeting regional energy targets.

In the next years the island of Crete will draw a participatory plan and implement various projects to accelerate its clean energy transition, while meeting the regional and national energy and climate targets. To achieve that aim, Crete will in particular capitalize on the ISLEPACT project.

The project aims at the development of action plans for the European islands to reduce CO2 emissions by 20% and the completion of relevant projects. It also aims at increasing the level of awareness in Island’s efforts to contribute in the fight against climate change. The 12 participants worked closely together with the European Commission, experts and financing institutions to identify and develop Island Sustainable Energy Action Plans, the implementation of which will contribute to the achievement of the 20-20-20 Climate Change Package targets.

In order to implement this project, the strategic study “Energy planning of the Region of Crete” also played a significant role, targeting the fields and geographical zone potentially most beneficial. The establishment of a roadmap for the clean energy transition of the Island is also developed through channeled funding received from the Clean Energy for EU Islands Secretariat.

Different Renewable Energy Sources technologies will be considered (on-shore and off – shore wind, PV, thermal solar and agricultural biomass), as well as, energy storage (reverse pumping / batteries) and smart grids. Energy saving and rational energy we will be a priority across all sectors, while sustainable transport is also a priority. The existing 16 municipal SEAPs will have to be coordinated with the iSEAP in place and the upcoming “Climate Change Plan”.


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Regional Development Fund of Crete