The EL-TRAN Consortium

Works to rethink the totality of the electric energy system

How to use resources more efficiently to produce electricity and heat?
How to design and scale the electricity transmission grid?
How to best support flexible consumption of electricity?
How do we ensure the whole electric energy system – including the use of electricity in the transport, housing and building sectors – becomes more climate neutral?

While the main thrust of our work concentrates on Finland, we also make comparisons to the energy transitions underway in the Nordic countries, Germany and beyond. These transitions involve policy problems which we wish to help resolve.

The Consortium is coordinated by the Tampere University. It is part of the programme ’A Climate-Neutral and Resource-Scarce Finland’. This programme is funded by the Strategic Research Council. The EL-TRAN consortium is funded 6.0Me during 2015-21.

El-tran consortium research plan

Consortium Leader
Prof. Pami Aalto, Tampere University / Faculty of Management and Business
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Consortium Deputy Leader
Prof. Pertti Järventausta, Tampere University / Faculty of Information Technology and Communication Sciences
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Coordinator
Postdoctoral Research Fellow Matti Kojo, Tampere University / Faculty of Management and Business
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Research Groups

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Tampere University (TUNI) www.tuni.fi
Principal Investigator (PI):
Prof. Pami Aalto, Tampere University / Faculty of Management and Business
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Prof. Pertti Järventausta / Faculty of Information Technology and Communication Sciences
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Tampere University of Applied Sciences (TAMK) https://www.tuni.fi
Principal Lecturer Pirkko Harsia / Built Environment and Bioeconomy
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University of Eastern Finland (UEF) www.uef.fi
Prof. Kim Talus / Law School
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University of Turku (UTU) www.utu.fi
Dr. Jyrki Luukkanen / Finland Futures Research Centre
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VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT) www.vttresearch.com
Dr. Juha Kiviluoma
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Our stakeholder Panel is key to the consortium’s work and includes representatives from several Finnish energy companies, public authorities and NGOs.