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Energy Efficient Optimised District Heating and Cooling

Objective

Intelligent Energy Europe expects district heating to double its share of the European heat market by 2020 while district cooling will grow to 25%. While this expansion will translate into 2.6% reduction in the European primary energy need and 9.3% of all carbon emissions, it will not be achieved through modernization and expansion alone but requires fundamental technological innovation to make the next generation of district heating and cooling (DHC) systems highly efficient and cost effective to design, operate and maintain. E2District aims to develop, deploy, and demonstrate a novel cloud enabled management framework for DHC systems, which will deliver compound energy cost savings of 30% through development of a District Simulation Platform to optimise DHC asset configuration targeting >5% energy reduction, development of intelligent adaptive DHC control and optimisation methods targeting an energy cost reduction between 10 and 20%, including flexible production, storage and demand assets, and system-level fault detection and diagnostics, development of behaviour analytics and prosumer engagement tools to keep the end user in the loop, targeting overall energy savings of 5%. Development of a flexible District Operation System for the efficient, replicable and scalable deployment of DHC monitoring, intelligent control, FDD and prosumer engagement, development of novel business models for DHC Operators, Integrators and Designers, validation, evaluation, and demonstration of the E2District platform, and development of strong and rigorous dissemination, exploitation and path-to-market strategies to ensure project outcomes are communicated to all DHC stakeholders. E2District addresses specifically the call’s objective related to the development of optimisation, control, metering, planning and modelling tools including consumer engagement and behaviour analytics and supports the integration of multiple generation sources, including renewable energy and storage.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/business model
  • /social sciences/economics and business
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/waste management/energy efficiency

Call for proposal

H2020-EE-2015-2-RIA
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

CORK INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Address
Rossa Avenue Bishopstown
T12 Cork
Ireland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 575 000

Participants (5)

UNITED TECHNOLOGIES RESEARCH CENTREIRELAND, LIMITED
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 362 187,50
Address
Penrose Quay Penrose Wharf Penrose Business Centre Fourth Floor
T23 Cork
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
VEOLIA ENVIRONNEMENT RECHERCHE ET INNOVATION SNC
France
EU contribution
€ 508 120
Address
Chemin De La Digue
78600 Maisons Laffitte
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CENTRE SCIENTIFIQUE ET TECHNIQUE DU BATIMENT
France
EU contribution
€ 287 042
Address
Avenue Jean Jaures 84
77420 Champs Sur Marne
Activity type
Research Organisations
ACCIONA CONSTRUCCION SA

Participation ended

Spain
EU contribution
€ 135 825,63
Address
Avenida De Europa 18 Parque Empresarial
28108 Alcobendas
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INGENIERIA ESPECIALIZADA OBRA CIVIL E INDUSTRIAL SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 131 674,37
Address
Calle Anabel Segura 11 Bloque D Centro De Negocios Albatros
28108 Alcobendas
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)