Skip to main content
European Commission logo print header

New generation of Intelligent Efficient District Cooling systems

Obiettivo

In Europe, different prognosis show an increase in cooling demand of almost 60% in 2030 with respect to nowadays. District cooling (DC) can play a part in satisfying this demand in a sustainable way (since can offer 5 to 10 times higher efficiency solutions than on‐site stand‐alone distributed systems). Even if DC captures only minor portion of the prospective market, this will translate into a dramatic increase in the size of the global DC sector.
INDIGO aims to develop a more efficient, intelligent and cheaper generation of DC systems by improving system planning, control and management, anticipating the aforementioned scenario. This target will be achieved through the following specific objectives:
• Contribute to the wider use of DC systems and motivate the competiveness of European DC market by the development of two open-source tools:
o A planning tool for DC systems with the aim of supporting their optimal design
o A library with thermo-fluid dynamic models of DC System components which will provide the designers detailed information about their physical behaviour
• Primary energy reduction over 45% addressed by a ground breaking DC system management strategy focused mainly on energy efficiency maximization but also on energy cost minimization. Its main characteristics is the predictive management but it also will address other challenges such as:
o Integration of Renewable Energy Sources
o Dealing with different types of cooling sources
o Suitable coupling between generation, storage and demand
All this, with the help of intelligent and innovative component controllers (Predictive Controllers) to be developed at all DC system levels. Some of them include embedded self-learning algorithms, allowing components to respond appropriately to the set-points established.
Developments carried out within INDIGO will be validated in a real District Heating and Cooling installation with appropriate conditions for testing the new functionalities.

Invito a presentare proposte

H2020-EE-2014-2015

Vedi altri progetti per questo bando

Bando secondario

H2020-EE-2015-2-RIA

Meccanismo di finanziamento

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinatore

FUNDACION TEKNIKER
Contribution nette de l'UE
€ 708 165,44
Indirizzo
CALLE INAKI GOENAGA 5
20600 Eibar Guipuzcoa
Spagna

Mostra sulla mappa

Regione
Noreste País Vasco Gipuzkoa
Tipo di attività
Research Organisations
Collegamenti
Costo totale
€ 708 165,44

Partecipanti (6)