E-LAND (2018-2022)

with strong end user focus

Scientific Coordinator

Heidi Tuiskula, International Project Coordinator at Smart Innovation Norway:



  1. Smart Innovation Norway, Norway
  2. Schneider Electric Norge, Norway
  3. Borg Havn, Norway
  4. Institute for Energy Technology, Norway
  5. VaasaETT Ltd Ab Oy, Finland
  6. University of Girona, Spain
  7. Intracom SA Telecom Solutions, Greece
  8. Reiner Lemoine Institute, Germany
  9. Valahia University of Targoviste, Romania
  10. Association Center for Resources in Energy Efficiency, Romania
  11. University of St. Gallen, Switzerland
  12. Instrumentación y componentes, Spain
The E-LAND project 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.

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 partners from India are included.

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.


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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 824388.