With the objective of decarbonising the energy systems of the geographical islands, MAESHA will deploy the necessary energy flexibility, storage and management solutions for a high penetration of renewable energies. State-of-the-art technical systems will be developed and installed, supported by effective modelling tools and adapted local markets and business frameworks. A community-based approach will be adopted to ensure that the interests of local populations are constantly considered throughout the project.
Bringing together 10 SMEs, 3 industrial partners, 2 universities and 6 public organisations from 9 countries, MAESHA brings together strong partners with the necessary expertise to develop and disseminate relevant solutions for a universally beneficial energy transition on islands.
After establishing appropriate use cases and architecture designs to ensure interoperability (WP1), MAESHA will develop modelling tools for long-term real-time observations of the energy economy (WP2) along with adapted commercial, market and regulatory frameworks (WP4). In parallel, the community-based approach (WP3) will be implemented. All these activities lay the foundations for the technical development of management systems for flexibility aggregation (WP5) and devices based on synergies with the territories’ assets (WP6), jointly optimised through a flexibility aggregation platform (WP7). After the integration of the systems (WP8), the solutions will be fully demonstrated in Mayotte (WP10) and their replicability will be studied on five follower islands (WP10). Work packages dedicated to communication, dissemination (WP11) and management (WP12)
Through its activities, MAESHA is expected to achieve a penetration of RE of at least 70% and reach more than 90% of the population of Mayotte. With its strong local ownership and focus on replication and dissemination activities, MAESHA will profoundly change the characteristics of island energy across Europe and its impacts will be felt far beyond the project framework.