Renewable Energy Summit 100by2030
On the 70th anniversary of the Faroese national energy provider SEV, you can attend the 100by2030 Renewable Energy Summit.
2 days in breathtaking surroundings to experience how a 100% green energy future is not only feasible – it is also achievable.
In a year where the overall green energy level was 60% in the isolated grid on the Faroe Islands, SEV reached several peaks of 100% green energy. 100% certainly is within our grasp.
In 2015 SEV’s ambitious goal of reaching 100% renewable energy by 2030 caught the attention of the Nordic Council and resulted in the winning of the Nordic Council Nature and Environment Prize 2015.
Right now the village Leirvik in Eystur municipality is preparing a pilot project to replace the fossil based heating units with local and renewable sources and smarter community based systems. Heat pumps in the sea and a new district heating grid are two of the options now being considered. The project will be presented at the 100by30 conference and at a local public meeting with the Faroe residents, politicians and local industry owners. Local enthusiasm and acceptance is crucial for such a shift in energy system. Among the questions discussed will be: How will energy be stored and reliable deliveries secured? Can the technology be trusted? And will the prices be competitive?
The Leirvik pilot project is part of a Nordic project of developing a guide for energy planning in remote areas and small communities. It looks at what system alternatives are relevant for small communities that want to shift to local and renewable sources. The guide will be launched during the spring of 2017. Torill Meistad from Nordic Energy Research will be present at the summit.