EMPOWER: Strengthening Cyprus’ power system with innovative methods

The Cyprus Energy Agency participates to the EMPOWER project, aiming at improving the Island’s power system and modernize it.

The EMPOWER project aims to contribute to the strengthening of the Cyprus electricity system, using smart tools and systems without affecting the stability and reliability of the system. Behind the project, the ambitious goal is to develop sustainable and intelligent technologies and tools for the electric power system of Cyprus. The project’s results are expected to bring multiple socio-economic benefits for Cyprus. 

The 10 members consortium is led by The Center of Excellence for Research and Innovation “Koios” of the University of Cyprus. The project builds on a high quality and multidisciplinary consortium, creating essential synergies between members of the quadruple helix of the Cyprus economy, build a critical mass of researchers, and develop young scientists for performing high-level research. The project is implemented in cooperation with all major electricity operators of the Island, but also a significant contribution from companies and Organizations of the sector.

Objectives of the Project

  • Evolve the Cyprus power system: This project proposes the development of cutting-edge solutions based on ICT (e.g., innovative real-time monitoring and control tools, storage solutions) for evolving the Cyprus power system.
  • Increase the share of Renewable Energy Sources (RES) in the energy mix of Cyprus: The improved monitoring and control capabilities that will be provided through this project in combination with the flexibilities obtained by the integration of different storage solutions will extend the maximum allowable installed capacity of RES in the islanded power system of Cyprus without risking the system integrity. 
  • Overcome the economic crisis and improve the quality of life in Cyprus: It is envisioned that there will be great socio-economic benefits by modernizing the Cyprus power system through this project.
  • Develop important ties and synergies between members of the quadruple helix: This project builds on a high quality, complementary and multidisciplinary consortium that will create essential synergies between members of the quadruple helix as required by the call, build a critical mass of researchers, and develop young scientists for performing high-level research. 

The Project INTEGRATED/0916/0035 is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund and the Republic of Cyprus through the Research and Innovation Foundation with 1 million euro. It started in 2019 and should last for 3 years.

Find out more on the Project Website, or on Cyprus Energy Agencie’s website.


About


Country :
Greece
Region :
Cyprus
Time frame :
2019 - 2021
Website :
www.cea.org.cy
Organisation Name Position Contact
KIOS Research and Innovation Center of Excellence University of Cyprus Elias Kyriakides Project Coordinator elias@ucy.ac.cy
KIOS Research and Innovation Center of Excellence University of Cyprus Panayiotis Demetriou Project Technical Manager demetriou.k.panayiotis@ucy.ac.cy