The E-LAND project

What is it all about?

With increasing penetration of renewable energy resources and high expectations from end-users for energy reliability, we need to re-think how we connect and exploit our available energy resources, to fully take advantage of the synergies between them.

New investments in electric infrastructure will be costly, urging for alternative solutions such as augmenting existing infrastructure in conjunction with new inexpensive technologies.

Innovative and economically viable solutions for extending the lifetime of current energy infrastructure will be in high demand. Incorporating more distributed renewable energy resources (RES) and storage assets at the edges of the electricity grid, and optimally balancing these assets with other energy-vectors, while extending the lifetime of current infrastructures, will not only be economically viable but at the same time decrease the level of carbonisation in local energy systems.

With challenges come new opportunities. The transition to a low-carbon, energy-efficient and climate-resilient economy will require a more decentralised, open system to be developed. It is also clear that the role of the consumer as a much more active player needs to be understood. E-LAND takes a bottom-up approach by first analysing the dynamics of the communities, where the actions are to take place. From there, can we address the needs of communites, instead of focusing only on the needs of the system operators. In addition, end-users will be involved as active members of the project to participate in the development of the different tools.


The pilot sites:

NORWAY: The Industrial Harbor (Fredrikstad)

The Port of Borg is situated in an industrial area on a small peninsula called Øra just outside Fredrikstad, Norway. The area is home to an assortment of industry actors including recycling plants, district heating, LNG storage and distribution, and food industry...

SPAIN: The Technology Park (Huesca)

Walqa Technology Park is located in the North East of Spain near the city of Huesca. The park is an initiative run by Aragon regional government entities and the local city council and is the work place of around 1000 employees...

ROMANIA: The University Campus (Targoviste)

The campus of Valahia University of Targoviste is a 142.000 m2 campus situated in the centre of Romania, 260 meters above sea level. Heavy rain, high winds and a large seasonal temperature differences are characteristic of the area...

INDIA: The Industrial Metropolitan (Delhi/Mumbai)

BYPL is licenced to supply and distribute electricity in Central and North Delhi. The 1.6 million customers in this region are both residential buildings and industry actors such as food industries, recycling plants, care providers, and energy production storage...