E-LAND – Energy Islands – EU HORIZON 2020 project

CREESC is proud partner in E-LAND – a strategic research & development EU HORIZON 2020 project. E-LAND aims to take up the battle against greenhouse gases and to answer today’s challenges raised by increased energy consumption and outdated infrastructure.

In order to accelerate energy efficiency measures and increase the use of renewable energy, the E-LAND project will develop a specific set of mechanisms related to the technology itself and to the business and community needs as well.

The project will generate integrated sustainable solutions through high performance multi-vector toolbox for energy prosumers – producing, storing, delivering energy – which cater for challenging ecosystems of specific isolated or remote areas – campuses, industrial parks, rural areas, etc.

Project value: 6 MIO EUR
Project timeline: 42 months

Project Partners:
1. Smart Innovation Norway – SIN, 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. CREESC – Association Center for Resources in Energy Efficiency, Romania
11. University of St. Gallen, Switzerland
12. Instrumentacion y componentes, Spain

3 Test & Demonstration real-life pilots across Europe:
1. The Industrial Harbor – Port of Borg, Norway
2. The University Campus – Valahia University of Targoviste, Romania
3. The Technology Park: Walqa Technology Park, Spain

CREESC’s role in this strategic project is to analyze relevant information related the specific market in Romania, in order to support the quality of the project development process and to adapt the integrated solution for the Eastern European market. At the same time, our role is to communicate and disseminate the evolution of the project and its results to the energy and sustainability stakeholders in Romania.

A major element of the project is the synergy between the project partners – 12 different entities from 7 EU countries with diverse expertise and specific cultural elements.

In addition, as a global impact of the project, through a separate collaboration agreement, two partners from India, TATA POWER and BSES YAMUNA POWER, are included in the program.

Through all these attributes, we are sure that the participation of CREESC members in the E-LAND project will bring added value to the stakeholders in the energy sustainability sector in Cluj-Napoca and Romania, in order to prepare the next generation energy community.