TILOS is a European research project engaging 13 participating enterprises and institutes from 7 European countries (DE, FR, EL, UK, SE, IT, ES). The project’s main goal is to demonstrate the potential of local / small-scale battery storage to serve a multipurpose role within an island microgrid that also interacts with a main electricity network. Among others, the project aims to achieve large-scale RES penetration and asset value maximization through the optimum integration of a hybrid RES (wind and PV) power station together with advanced battery storage, distributed, domestic heat storage, smart metering and DSM.
Project objectives will be accomplished through the development and operation of an integrated, smart microgrid on the island of Tilos. Tilos belongs to the island complex of Dodecanese, on the south-eastern part of the Aegean Sea, and is interconnected to the host grid of Kos and Kalymnos islands via an undersea cable. The picture below shows the multi-perspective approach of TILOS project and the road-map to market uptake.