What we do

Work to be done within PRISMI project is clearly divided into 3 Work Packages as follows:

Work Package 1: Project Management

The relevant tasks in this work package will ensure the overall management of the work conducted in the project, supporting work package leaders in coordinating their tasks and fostering communication between partners.

Work Package 2: Project Communication

A technical studying, policy-oriented, publicly-funded project such as PRISMI needs an effective and comprehensive communication strategy as a planned/incisive mean to not only raise general awareness of its key aims but also reach out to specific target groups and engage and empower its end-users. The project’s communication approach will therefore be:

a. strategic – i.e. based on a well-thought Project Communication Plan aimed at reaching out to target groups through focused tactics and tools;

b. coordinated – i.e. ensuring both contribution of all PPs to the conception, operation and evaluation of communication activities and liaison and consistency of efforts with the Horizontal Project (HP) and Programme activities;

c. flexible – i.e. preserving a smart degree of openness for further fine-tuning and adaptation through a regular, careful evaluation of its effectiveness.

Besides contributing to and making use of the channels made available by the Horizontal Project, “Greencap”, the following main tactics and tools will be put in place to reach out to target groups:

  • project posters at Project Partners’ and Associated Partners’ sites
  • project leaflets to be distributed at key project and external events, made available at PPs/APs premises and online
  • media outreach at local and national level
  •  social media activity
  •  mid-term and final publishable summaries in EN, FR and partners languages
  • scientific publications
  •  regional engagement workshops and face-to-face briefings with local administrators and policy-makers
  •  final project conference
  • participation in relevant external events

Work Package 3: Studying

The WP will tackle 3 objectives:

  1. Developing energy scenarios and related techno-economic feasibility analysis
  2. Supporting design of SEAPs
  3.  Establishing a transnational network of key stakeholders

It is structured in 6 Activities as follows: 

Activity 3.1: In this activity the first components of PRISMI toolkit will be created, namely a common methodology for RES assessment and mapping and specific guidelines on how to apply said methodology and on how to collect and process RES data to be used in Activity A3.3. After a careful review of the main methods for RES assessment and mapping already developed in EU, a common GIS-based methodology to assess and map RES potential will be developed. This will be local oriented and will have a specific focus on MED islands.

Activity 3.2: In this activity a tool for load-flow analysis will be developed. Such tool will consist of a software able to use GIS data in conjunction with electrical grid characteristics. The user will be able to select among a number of preset system models or will define own grid parameters. Parameters will be changeable in order for the user to be able to modify each scenario and a load-flow analysis will then be performed. The analysis will show potential conflicts in terms of voltage or power capacity at the selected connection points. An interface will connect all features in order for the user to be able to import data, illustrate them before and after processing, and graphically identify potential conflicts in terms of operating limits.

Activity 3.3: All partners will collect, each for its case study area, all available data on RES and determine if there is any element missing in order to achieve project objectives. Then, an overview of good practice examples from MED islands and positive experience on RES assessment, will be compiled. Finally, after receiving all data from the other case study areas, a GIS geo-database useful for producing maps of RES potential will be created, which can then be updated and used for future reference. GIS outputs will also be used as data input for the tool able to perform load-flow analysis.

Activity 3.4: In this activity the last components of the PRISMI toolkit will be completed. Specifically, the documents useful to guide the energy actions of local Municipalities will be made available. Current and foreseeable energy scenarios will be developed and compared according to local RES potential data deriving from GIS analysis. For each case study area, simulations will be performed so as to identify best smart grid layouts along with the associated costs, environmental impact as well as the overall efficiency and RES share. In detail, by means of simulations tool, innovative production technologies and storage devices integration with the existing network will be considered.

Activity 3.5: Building on the guidelines and useful documents produced in previous EU Initiatives (Covenant of Mayors and ISLE-PACT), the aim of this activity is to draft, for each case study area, a preliminary SEAP. The deliverables produced in the previous activities will provide relevant information to successfully complete this activity.

Activity 3.6: A transnational network of key stakeholders will be built in order to evaluate and validate project outputs from an external perspective thus securing ownership of results and facilitating their transferability. The Network will be built using both PPs’ and APs’ existing contacts and through adequate publicity especially in the start-up phase. In the Network, a core group of 2-4 members will be identified to participate in main project activities.