The EU-India Clean Energy and Climate Partnership foresees strengthened cooperation in energy research and innovation, in particular related to renewable energy and its integration in the energy system. As part of the implementation of this Partnership, a joint call for proposal has been launched which aims at smartly integrating large amounts of renewable energy in local energy systems, thus making energy supply cleaner, more efficient and affordable.
For this joint call for proposals, the European Union has committed €9 million under Horizon 2020, Work programme (2018-2020) on Secure, clean and efficient energy; and the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India, agreed to match that amount. In total, funding of €18 million will be available.
Proposals should develop and demonstrate novel solutions, integrating all energy vectors (electricity, heating, cooling, water, wastes, etc.), including possibilities offered by batteries and electric vehicles, interconnect them and optimize joint operation with increased share of renewables and a higher energy efficiency. Cooperation will take the form of a proposal demonstrating a local energy system (or several) in Europe and/or India.
Check out web notice including the call deadlines, modalities of participation and funding: https://dst.gov.in/callforproposals/indo-eu-joint-call-document-smart-and-integrated-local-energy-systems