How can the Faroe Islands power system become 100% supplied by renewables?

Balmorel: Power system model | July 2017 - January 2018

On behalf of the Faroese power company SEV, the project undertook a number of analyses of the Faroese electricity system. The project outlined economic paths for reaching a power system supplied by renewables alone.

Though the Faroe Islands have abundant energy resources such as hydropower, wind power and tidal power, the challenge was how to balance such a relatively small electrical system. The analyses were carried out with the Balmorel model.

The project ran from July 2017 to January 2018.

Further model simulations

Ea Energy Analyses has continued to support SEV with model simulations of the Faroese power system on an ad-hoc basis following the project’s finalisation.