Irish tidal joins in €30 million European Smart Cities project

The testing of GKinetic's scaled device in Limerick Docks (Photo: GKinetic)

The hydrokinetic turbines, developed by Irish company GKinetic Energy, could soon be powering the city center of Limerick as part of a +CityxChange project which has just secured €20 million from the Horizon 2020 funding program.

As consortium partners, GKinetic is included among 11 enterprises, nine SMEs, three non-profit organizations, and two universities that will be led by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in the development of smart positive energy cities across Europe.

Aside from the Horizon 2020 Smart Cities and Communities grant, the +CityxChange – short for positive city exchange – secured further €10 million from partners.

GKinetic hydrokinetic device (Image: GKinetic Energy)

Demonstrations, including the deployment of a tidal energy turbine in Limerick will be rolled out over the project’s duration, while heavily involving the local community and governments, which is highlighted as an important part of the project process, according to GKinetic Energy.

The 5-year project will kick off in January 2019, and will implement the use of digital services to create more sustainable communities in two lighthouse cities – Limerick, Ireland and Trondheim, Norway along with other EU partner locations in Romania, Czech Republic, Spain, Bulgaria, and Estonia.

Vincent Mc Cormack, Managing Director of GKinetic Energy, said:”GKinetic is really excited to be a part of this fantastic project that has the potential to put the first grid connected tidal turbine in the Republic of Ireland and to demonstrate to the rest of Europe how to provide energy solutions for the future.”

The +CityxChange initiative aims to share the knowledge gathered in the project across Europe and set the standard for moving into a low-carbon and energy efficient future.

Share this article

Follow Marine Energy

Events>

<< Sep 2019 >>
MTWTFSS
26 27 28 29 30 31 1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 1 2 3 4 5 6

OEE Conference & Exhibition 2019

OEE2019 is organised by Ocean Energy Europe, the industry association representing ocean energy in Europe.

read more >

Offshore Energy Exhibition and Conference (OEEC) 2019

Offshore Energy Exhibition and Conference (OEEC) is where the energy transition takes place. It is Europe’s leading gathering of the entire offshore energy industry and your opportunity to network with highly qualified experts and professionals across global markets.

For more than 12 years OEEC is unique in bringing together the offshore energy industry sectors oil & gas, offshore wind and marine energy. More than 550 exhibitors from around the world present their newest services, projects and innovative products. On top of this OEEC presents international trade missions, pavilions, exclusive network lounges of the OEEC member club, the Startup Zone, matchmaking areas, the Stage and networking drinks. Approximately 12,000 professionals will visit the exhibition, take part in strategic discussions, immersive technical conference sessions focusing on the future and technical developments in the industry. Three days of networking and together shaping the future of energy.

So the question is not if but how you will be participating at Offshore Energy 2019.

More info

read more >

The International Tidal Energy Summit 2019

The 2019 International Tidal Energy Summit will bring together 120 dedicated tidal energy leaders.

read more >