On the occasion of the M36 General Assembly in Kavala, frESCO’s partners visited the demo site on the island of Thassos. During the visit, we interviewed George Mitzalis from Ioannis Sarantis Touristic Hotel, the manager of the Thassos demo site, and Giannis Georgopoulos, Markets manager at Elin Verd SA.
George and Giannis provide a brief overview of the project and last updates about the demo site.
Makryammos Bungalows Hotel on the island of Thassos (Greece) is a place of rare natural beauty, dwelling on a pine-covered hillside that finally subsides into a scenic cove overlooking the Aegean Sea. The hotel is built on a 35 acres site, with more than 30 detached bungalows and a number of central main facilities/buildings. In Thassos, the pilot targets are:
- Understanding of seasonality and variety in load and generation profiling through monitoring of energy production and use in a touristic resort with variable energy usage
- Design of energy services for commercial customers with high sensitivity and variability of customer interaction.
- Facilitate the transformation to an environmentally friendly hotel
- Optimize the self-consumption rate on the bungalows. Three bungalows have been recently equipped with photovoltaic plants.
The hotel is in a transformation process to becoming a “green hotel”. It will offer its facilities for the Greek pilot and local expertise in managing its energy infrastructure.