(2019 - 2022)

E-LAND means Energy Islands. E-LAND targets to develop and demonstrate tools for energy systems to overcome the technical, business and societal challenges associated with creation of low carbon, climate resilient energy supply in challenging ecosystem of isolated, remote or rural areas.

E-LAND turns the traditionally technically-driven focus upside down and begins the development work by analysing the dynamics of the communities, where the actions are to take place, to assure that the needs of the citizens are addressed, instead of focusing only on the needs of the electricity companies.

The project intends to deliver a high performance multi-vector toolbox consisting of multiple novel technological, business and community engagement tools competent to support and decarbonise isolated communities.

The tools will be tested in three regions of Europe and two regions in India after suitable customisation based on the local ecosystem. To quantify and validate the overall effect of the E-LAND toolbox, the project will be implemented in three real-life pilots across Europe and two in India:

  • The Industrial Harbor: Port of Borg, Norway.
  • The University Campus: UVTgv Campus, Romania.
  • The Technology Park: Walqa Technology Park, Spain.
  • The industrial Metropolitan: BYPL in Delhi and TATA Power in Mumbai, India.

The different scenarios in each pilot will demonstrate the interoperability and scalability of the E-LAND toolbox.

The 6 M€ Horizon 2020 project involves a total of 12 European participants from Norway, Finland, Spain, Greece, Germany, Switzerland and Romania. In addition, two participants from India are included.

>> Visit project website www.elandh2020.eu