UK - Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Renewable Energy Space Analytics Tool (RE-SAT)
IATI Identifier: GB-GOV-13-GCRF-UKSA_MU_UKSA-46
"The RE-SAT project is developing a software platform with associated data products and modelling tools to support Small Islands Developing States (SIDS) in their transition from fossil fuel electricity generation to renewables. SIDS have enormous potential to be energy‑independent due to their natural renewable energy (RE) resources. To date, many SIDS have insufficient environmental data and rely on incomplete records to plan their RE strategy. This leads a greater reliance on traditional (fossil fuel) generation mechanisms as back-up to balance the grid. To overcome this data gap and to support SIDS to improve their strategic RE planning, RE-SAT is using EO and other sources of environmental data to support decision-making regarding the feasibility and location of RE systems. RE-SAT will: • Offer SIDS a powerful visualisation tool to support strategic planning around defining the best renewable energy mix, planning where to locate different assets and also how to manage demand, taking account of environmental variables such as projected and historic weather patterns. • Minimise the risks in investing and make the transition to renewable energy a reality for SIDS. • Propose a low carbon pathway for sustainable development amongst some of the most environmentally vulnerable nations on the planet RE-SAT Phase 1 delivered a successful proof‑of‑concept energy-planning platform in collaboration with the Government of Seychelles. Phase 2 aims to scale‑up RE-SAT by applying it to six targeted SIDS that are leading the transition to renewable energy in the Caribbean, Indian Ocean and Pacific region. The aim is to further develop RE-SAT to support these six SIDS as they plan to increase the penetration of renewable energy production, mitigating the financial risk of over reliance on fossil fuels for local economies."
|Accountable:||Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy|
|Extending:||UK Space Agency|
|Funding:||Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy|
|Implementing:||Instute for Environmental Analytics|
Sectors groups as a percentage of country budgets according to the Development Assistance Committee's classifications.
A comparison across six financial years of forecast spend and the total amount of money spent on the project to date.