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Flexible Heat and Power, Connecting heat and power networks by harnessing the complexity in distributed thermal flexibility.

Objective

The annual space heating and cooling energy consumption in Europe is almost 3,500TWh. In 2012, in EU28 the electricity consumption ratio was around the 20% of the total energy consumption, from which 30% was consumed in the residential and 30% in the services sectors. From these proportions, air conditioning represents 17% of the total electricity consumption in the EU27 residential buildings. In the EU tertiary sector the electric space and water heating system represent 19.22%, the ventilation 12.47%, the commercial refrigeration 8.57% and the air conditioning 2.86% of the buildings electricity consumption. Heating, ventilation and air conditioning system’s electricity consumption of a building can represent between the 30% and 40% of the total energy consumption.
The inertia of these power to heat solutions constitute an enormous potential for electric flexibility usable for absorbing the excess of renewable generation and avoiding curtailment while managing local power congestion, voltage stability in the grid and avoiding reversal power flows, as well as minimizing RES production imbalance. That is, DER with thermal inertia can provide services to RES owners, grid operators, aggregators and actors on the power market, while saving energy in the buildings. In fact, flexibility harnessing using heat to power solutions enables to deploy large-scale renewable throughout Europe successfully.
The Flexible Heat and Power (FHP) project will develop a Power-to-Heat (and Cooling) solution package that manages this complexity through an easily accessible interface aimed at buildings and power grid actors. A practical prototype will be developed and deployed in two different demonstration scenarios in The Netherlands and Sweden representing diverse parts of the European power grid. FHP has the potential to provide total thermal flexibility with the aim of increasing the share of renewables by 22% over the total electric consumption from current technical limits (40%).

Call for proposal

H2020-LCE-2016-2017

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Sub call

H2020-LCE-2016-SGS

Coordinator

VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK N.V.
Net EU contribution
€ 1 180 183,59
Address
Boeretang 200
2400 Mol
Belgium

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Vlaams Gewest Prov. Antwerpen Arr. Turnhout
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 4 462,66

Participants (9)

Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 171 165,31
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven

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Vlaams Gewest Prov. Vlaams-Brabant Arr. Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 647,19
FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 722 580,85
Address
Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Bizkaia Astondo Bidea Edificio 700
48160 Derio (Bizkaia)

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Noreste País Vasco Bizkaia
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 2 731,65
NODAIS AB
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 389 278,10
Address
Drottninggatan 5
37435 Karlshamn

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Södra Sverige Sydsverige Blekinge län
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 1 471,90
HONEYWELL, SPOL. S.R.O
Czechia
Net EU contribution
€ 420 597,68
Address
V Parku 18
14800 Praha

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Praha Hlavní město Praha
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 1 589,82
KARLSHAMN ENERGI AB
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 195 012,64
Address
Po Box 174
374 23 Karlshamn

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Södra Sverige Sydsverige Blekinge län
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 2 487,36
ECOVAT WERK BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 252 269,10
Address
Loopkantstraat 7 A
5405 NB Uden

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Noord-Brabant Noordoost-Noord-Brabant
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 4 223,90
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

ECOVAT IP BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 37 405,00
Address
Utrechtseweg 310 H01 H02
6812 AR Arnhem

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Oost-Nederland Gelderland Arnhem/Nijmegen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 626,25
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

ECOVAT NEDERLAND BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 133 323,00
Address
Hengelosestraat 705
7521PA Enschede

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Oost-Nederland Overijssel Twente
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 2 232,75
RISE RESEARCH INSTITUTES OF SWEDEN AB
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 300 182,48
Address
Brinellgatan 4
501 15 Boras

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Region
Södra Sverige Västsverige Västra Götalands län
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 1 135,02