Northwestern Europe is working on lower CO2 emissions. Sources such as sun, wind and tides are a key element in EU policy. But these fluctuate and cannot in themselves give a delivery guarantee. More remote areas are more dependent on these sources, because they have little or no connection to the existing energy network.
Since May 2017, various international parties have been working on the LOGiC (Low Carbon Off-Grid Communities) project. The aim of this project is to develop an off-grid hybrid energy system for communities in more remote areas, which also ensures lower CO2 emissions. Systems have been developed in living labs in four areas in the Netherlands (Texel), Germany, France and the United Kingdom. A consortium of local authorities, private parties (Tocardo and the members of OGTC), industry and research organizations has been formed for the implementation of this. The HHNK has also joined as a partner.
Development Agency Noord-Holland Noord was the secretary of this project and therefore responsible for the project organization and administration and accountability to Europe. The financing application was approved at the end of May 2017 for an amount of 2.5 million euros. This will finance 60% of the total project.