Led by the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Directorate for Energy & Climate Change and coordinated by the GGGI, the project was recently launched at the Shangri-la Hotel in Abu Dhabi.
MI and RIST jointly unveiled their conceptual design for the renewable energy micro-grid, which is slated for eventual construction on an island in the oil-dependent Gulf nation.
Their design calls for a control system, energy storage, and a high efficiency DC distribution system that can accommodate energy produced by everything from solar photovoltaic panels to biofuel from waste and algae.
The micro-grid can also link up to desalination plants and provide energy for electric boats.
South Korea has become a leader in smart grid technology, according to a recent MI press release that sites the nation’s success with the Jeju Island smart grid demonstration project, making RIST an obvious partner for both GGGI and MI.
The new island-based renewable energy micro-grid project will become Jeju’s sister project, and the initial model and action plan will make its debut at the 2013 World Future Energy Forum in Abu Dhabi.
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