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Transformation of existing urban district heating and cooling systems from fossil to renewable energy sources

Objective

RES-DHC stands for a wider introduction of Renewable Energy Sources (RES) in the District Heating and Cooling (DHC) sector. The RES-DHC project addresses the manifold market uptake challenges related to the transformation of DHC systems to higher shares of RES. In particular it aims at the development of solutions and instruments which support policy and sector stakeholders in (over-)fulfilling Art. 24 of the Renewable Energy Directive II (directive 2018/2001), requiring a yearly increase of RES in DHC by 1%. The main objective of the RES-DHC project is to support the transformation of existing urban DHC systems to RES in six participating regions and thereby to derive - from these practical cases - technical and organizational solutions for such transformation processes. This is reached with two key approaches: A vertical pillar of the project is a close-to-market implementation process of concrete actions and measures by regional stakeholder consortia in the six regions (in DE, AT, IT, PL, FR and CH). The phases of this implementation process are 1) strategy and action planning based on local stakeholder consultation 2) an implementation phase starting already at an early stage of the project including capacity building, legal framework improvements, market support, and triggering investments in RES DHC. Technical enablers are, beside RES, also sector coupling and the use of low grade heat sources. A key horizontal beam of the project is to organize and give transnational support to the regional stakeholder consortia. This support is provided by an international team of expert partners with specific and complementary competences and coordinated by Danish experts. The specific actions of the RES-DHC project meet the market uptake challenges of this call to a great extent, e.g.: Introduction of RES at large scale, stakeholder engagement, assessment of legal and political frameworks and of the environmental, economic and social impact of RES DHC solutions.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy

Call for proposal

H2020-LC-SC3-2020-RES-IA-CSA
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

Coordinator

STEINBEIS INNOVATION GGMBH
Address
Willi Bleicher Strasse 19
70174 Stuttgart
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 346 490

Participants (14)

AGFW-PROJEKTGESELLSCHAFT FUR RATIONALISIERUNG, INFORMATION UND STANDARDISIERUNG MBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 202 353,75
Address
Stresemannallee 30
60596 Frankfurt Am Main
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
HIR HAMBURG INSTITUT RESEARCH GGMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 125 305
Address
Paul Nevermann Platz 5
22765 Hamburg
Activity type
Research Organisations
STADT GRAZ
Austria
EU contribution
€ 108 871,25
Address
Hauptplatz 1 Rathaus
8010 Graz
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
ENERGIE GRAZ GMBH & CO KG
Austria
EU contribution
€ 117 133,75
Address
Schonaugurtel 65
8010 Graz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AEE - INSTITUT FUR NACHHALTIGE TECHNOLOGIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 234 000
Address
Feldgasse 19
8200 Gleisdorf
Activity type
Research Organisations
IREN SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 106 250
Address
Via Nubi Di Magellano 30
4212 Reggio Emilia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AMBIENTE ITALIA SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 198 746,25
Address
Via Poerio 39
20129 Milano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SZCZECINSKA ENERGETYKA CIEPLNA SPOLKA Z OGRANICZONA ODPOWIEDZIALNOSCIA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 111 762,50
Address
Ul. Zbozowa Nr 4
70 653 Szczecin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AUVERGNE-RHONE-ALPES ENERGIE ENVIRONNEMENT
France
EU contribution
€ 155 945
Address
Rue Gabriel Peri 18 Immeuble Le Stratege
69100 Villeurbanne
Activity type
Research Organisations
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
EU contribution
€ 171 111,25
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
Activity type
Research Organisations
PLANAIR SA
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 243 147,50
Address
Rue Du Cret 108A
2314 La Sagne
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NUSSBAUMER THOMAS
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 161 670
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PLANENERGI FOND
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 177 000
Address
Jyllandsgade 1
9520 Skorping
Activity type
Other
EUROHEAT & POWER
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 123 160
Address
Cours Saint Michel 30A Boite E
1040 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other