ACLIEMAC is a cooperation project between macaronesian archipelagos and West Africa countries that aims reduce external energy dependance so as to guarantee access and energy supply even in the events caused by extreme weather events.

Canary Institute of Technology, a public R&D center attached to the Ministry of Economy, Knowledge and Employment of the Canary Islands Government, is the main beneficiary of the project, which has a consortium made up of 13 organizations from Canary Islands, Madeira, Azores, Cape Verde, Mauritania and Senegal

Under title "Adaptation to climate change of Macaronesian Energy Systems", ACLIEMAC pursues the search of solutions for the adaptation of the participating regions to Climate Change, by promoting their autonomy and energy independence.

The project (with code MAC2/3.5b/380) is co-financed by Interreg MAC 2014-2020 Cooperation Program, within Axis 3 "Promote adaptation to climate change and risks prevention and management".

Additionally, part of mitigation measures are aimed to promoting the exploitation of new sustainable economies (Circular, Blue and Low Carbon), proposing in the same way measures to adapt electrical infrastructures, the empowerment of distributed generation and the reduction of energy consumption of the different sectors:

  • Distributed generation, self-consumption and energy storage systems.
  • Circular Economy. Energy recovery of the organic fraction of waste and others.
  • Blue Economy. Development of marine renewable energy as adaptation to climate change.
  • Low Carbon Economy. Promotion of renewable energies and energy efficiency in the energy sectors
  • Adaptation to climate change of buildings and consumers.

ACLIEMAC is aligned with the goals to be reached in 2030 horizon according to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In the same way, it defines the roadmap for horizons up to 2050 in accordance with the European Energy Strategy. The following objectives included in the SDG strategy are of special interest:  

  • Instituto Tecnológico de Canarias, S.A. (ITC). Canarias. España.
  • Agência Regional da Energia e Ambiente da Região Autónoma da Madeira (AREAM). Madeira. Portugal.
  • Centro de Informaçao e Vigilância Sismovulcânica dos Açores (CIVISA). Azores. Portugal.
  • Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC). Canarias. España.
  • Universidad de La Laguna (ULL). Canarias. España.
  • Consejería de Transición Ecológica, Lucha contra el Cambio Climático y Planificación Territorial del Gobierno de Canarias. Canarias. España.
  • Federación Canaria de Municipios (FECAM). Canarias. España.
  • Consejo Insular de la Energía de Gran Canaria. Canarias. España
  • Colegio Oficial de Ingenieros Industriales de Canarias Oriental (COIICO). Canarias. España.
  • Federación Ben Magec - Ecologistas en Acción. Canarias. España.
  • Universidade de Cabo Verde (UNICV). Cabo Verde.
  • Université de Nouakchott Al-Aasriya (UNA). Mauritania.
  • Agence pour l’Economie et la Maîtrise de l’Energie (AEME). Senegal.


November 2019 - October 2022

Main Objective: 

In energy-weak systems such as island systems, due to their dependence on the exterior, isolation and fragmentation of the territory, it is necessary to adopt adaptation measures to face the effects of climate change. This is achieved by increasing their autonomy and energy independence.

Specific Objectives:

  • Adaptation to climate change of energy infrastructure. Improve the resilience of energy infrastructures, both generation and transportation and distribution, to possible impacts of climate change.
  • Adaptation to climate change in the production and supply of energy by exploiting the new economies (Circular Economy, Blue Economy and Low Carbon Economy)
  • Environmental awareness to achieve greater adaptation of energy consumption to climate change. Identify actions to adapt the energy demand of the different sectors to different climatic scenarios.