Low Carbon Off-Grid Communities (LOGiC)

Project Summary

In a joint effort to pilot North-West Europe towards a low-carbon energy future, nine project partners have teamed up to develop a standardised model for renewables-based decentral hybrid energy systems (DHES) in the project “Low Carbon Off-Grid Communities (LOGiC)”.

LOGiC focuses on ‘energy remoteness’. An area is considered ‘energy remote’ if it is not connected to the main energy infrastructure. LOGiC addresses this problem with decentral hybrid energy systems combining different types of renewables, such as tidal, wind and solar PV with each other as well as with battery storage. As wind, solar, tidal are intermittent by nature and cannot guarantee security of supply in a single source approach, a hybrid model is used.

Such a model will enable cheaper, cleaner and more reliable electricity for local communities, while empowering them to influence their local energy mix.

Three 'energy remote' areas in NWE will act as pilot locations for DHES systems:

The bottom-up approach and involvement of local communities in LOGiC is underscored by a ‘Community of Practice’, which has been launched to collect feedback on DHES from all stakeholders.

To join the community and for more information, please visit:


Project Partners

  • Hochschule Trier Institut für angewandtes Stoffstrommanagement - IfaS

    9926 Campus Allee

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  • Stichting Offgrid Test Centre (OGTC)

    162 Spanbroekerweg
    1715 GV

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  • les îles du Ponant

    17 rue du Danemark

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  • Aquatera Ltd

    Stromness Old Acadamy Business centre
    United Kingdom

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  • Tocardo International BV

    2 Sluiskolkkade
    Den Oever

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  • Alliance for Rural Electrification

    69-71 Rue d'Arlon

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  • Verbandsgemeinde Birkenfeld

    21 Schneewiesenstr.

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  • Hoogheemraadschap Hollands Noorderkwartier

    18 Stationsplein
    1703 WC

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  • Ontwikkelingsbedrijf Noord-Holland Noord

    10 Comeniusstraat
    1817 MS

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Lead partner

Organisation Contact name Address Email Website
Ontwikkelingsbedrijf Noord-Holland Noord Bjorn Borgers 10 Comeniusstraat
1817 MS
bborgers@nhn.nl www.nhn.nl
Name Contact Name Email Country
Hochschule Trier Institut für angewandtes Stoffstrommanagement - IfaS Thomas Anton t.anton@umwelt-campus.de Germany
Stichting Offgrid Test Centre (OGTC) John Braakman johnbraakman@zonenergie.nu Netherlands
les îles du Ponant Denis Bredin d.bredin@iles-du-ponant.com France
Aquatera Ltd Ian Johnstone ian.johnstone@aquatera.co.uk United Kingdom
Tocardo International BV epi@tocardo.com Netherlands
Alliance for Rural Electrification Jens Jaeger j.jaeger@ruralelec.org Belgium
Verbandsgemeinde Birkenfeld Viktor Klein v.klein@vgv-birkenfeld.de Germany
Hoogheemraadschap Hollands Noorderkwartier K. J. de Hart KJ.deHart@hhnk.nl Netherlands


LOGiC presents productive use case for renewable energy at G-STIC 2018

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To reach the SDGs, we need to pay as much or even more attention to local energy communities as to the central energy system. Both parts of the system are not to be considered in competitive sense but need to be matched. In this context we define energy positive communities as: Neighbourhoods, villages, districts or even cities that are actively involved in the development of their own energy system based on renewable energy and integrated in the broader energy system. The question is not: what is the value of the electricity sold, but what is the value of an additional child educated by providing affordable electricity, what is the value of an additional patient treated in a local hospital by providing reliable electricity. It is about integrating services, services for energy, health, food, water, waste etc. What is the key success factor for energy positive communities? The key success factor for energy positive communities is bringing together two worlds: the world of the big energy infrastructures (based on the national energy plans) on one side and the world of the local energy initiatives on the other side. In the context of this debate, ARE Policy & Business Development Manager, David Lecoque presented lessons learnt from the LOGiC project to a wide audience at G-STIC on 29 November 2018. David especially highlighted the LOGiC project in Texel, which provides hybrid renewable energy to waste water management facility, while also putting into context the importance of productive use of renewable energy is less developed countries. Read More

LOGiC Site Visit: Hybrid waste water management plant to use 100% renewable energy and bring low-carbon energy to island communities

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On 18 October 2018, key stakeholders in the European decentralised renewable energy sector gathered to visit the waste water treatment installation on Texel Island, in North-Holland. The purpose of the site visit was to learn and to discuss experiences of the Low Carbon Off-Grid Communities (LOGiC) project and other decentralised renewable energy projects in Europe. Read More

Launch of Texel pilot

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The official start of the LOGIC pilot on Texel took place on 29 September. The purpose of the Texel LOGiC pilot project is to match supply and demand in balance for a decentralised renewable energy hybrid system (DHES) as well as to distribute the generated energy on the existing network. Read More

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