WORKSHOP: Optimizing energy communities using the E-LAND toolbox: Walqa technology park showcase

What does the future bring to society with the transformation of the energy sector to more renewable and decentralized energy? What’s the role of the prosumers, utilities and public administrations? How can the various energy sources and vectors be coupled optimally? Can technology parks organize themselves as energy communities to facilitate energy transition?

The topic of the energy transition touches upon many aspects of society. In this workshop hosted by the Walqa technology park, the topic will be discussed from the angles of multi-energy systems, energy communities and business models. Walqa technology park is a pilot site in the H2020 E-LAND project that develops a toolbox to facilitate local energy islands to leverage multi-energy systems from technological and business perspectives while at the same time building strong support from local communities. By focusing on local energy islands E-LAND links the potential of digitalization to the coupling of different energy sectors.

Key results from the project experience will be shown together with a site visit. Other technology parks are invited to the workshop to share their experience in of transitioning towards a sustainable energy system. Participants of the workshop will have the opportunity to experiment with the E-LAND toolbox, to get a sense of how it will affect their technology park.

Date: May 25, 2022

Time: 8:30-16:00 CEST

Target audience: Technology park administrators/managers and companies involved in a technology park, energy communities, energy clusters, energy service companies (ESCO), local RES suppliers, regional & local government

Venue: Walqa Technology Park

Edificio de Servicios Generales

Parque Tecnológico Walqa

22197 Cuarte, Huesca


  • Walqa Exploitation Workshop May 25th
    Time Activity Speaker
    8:30 – 9:00 Check-in
    9:00 – 9:10 Welcome & introduction to E-land Joan Colomer

    Coordinator E-LAND project

    9:10 – 10:10 Walqa Technology Park Site Visit

    (Video tour, for the virtual participants)

    10:10 – 10:20 Coffee break

    E-LAND toolbox sessions

    10:20 – 10:35 Presentation of E-LAND Technology tools Viktor Alkalais
    10:35 – 11:20 Participant exercise: test a selection of the technical tools


    11:20 – 11:35 Presentation of E-LAND business modelling tool Sanket Puranik
    11:35 – 12:20 Participant exercise: Test the business model innovation tool
    12:20 – 12:35 Presentation of the Community Building Tool (The Common Impact Model) Petrovich, Beatrice

    Minna Kuivalainen

    12:35 – 13:20 Participant exercise: Stakeholder analysis using the common impact model tool
    13:20 – 14:20 Lunch break
    Overview of challenges and opportunities in Walqa technology park & Malaga Technology Park
    14:20 – 15:00 ·         Several existing projects have shown feasibility and profitability. Lessons learnt and best practices to share!

    ·         carbon-neutral opportunities to integrate electricity, mobility, storage, and heating and cooling demands in the short and long term.

    ·         The current and future legislation framework allows for different scenarios to take advantage of all this potential, whose evolution needs deep understanding and debate among the stakeholders.

    Luis Correas (CEO of Walqa)
    15:00 – 15:45 Local companies will explain their experience with renewable energies (self-consumption & hydrogen). ·          Miguel Subirá (MANAGER of PODOACTIVA) (15 min)

    ·          Roberto Monzón (CEO of MO2 ingeniería) (15 min)

    ·         Pedro Casero (Head of Innovation Departement of ARAGON HYDROGEN FOUNDATION (15 min)

    15: 45 –16:10 Coffee break
    16:10 – 16:30 Presentation of smart energy measures in Malaga Tech Park


    Aline Daniel (International Project Manager)
    16:30 Workshop Evaluation Survey Emil Sigbrand

We will send an e-mail with the final agenda on Wednesday the 11th of May to all who have registered for the workshop.

There is only a limited amount of participants who can physically join the event. When we have reached capacity, it will no longer be possible to register for physical participation.

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