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Self-organising Thermal Operational Resource Management

Objective

In STORM a generic district heating and cooling (DHC) network controller will be development and demonstration, with the ambition to increase the use of waste heat and renewable energy sources in the DHC network.

The general applicability will be guaranteed by the following measures:
- Applying self-learning control techniques instead of model-based control approaches, will make the controller easy to implement in different configuration and generations of DHC networks.
- Three control strategies are included in the controller (peak shaving, market interaction, cell balancing). Dependent of the network, one or more of these strategies can be activated.
- The controller will be an add-on to many existing DHC network controllers and SCADA systems.

To present this general applicability, the controller will be demonstrated in two existing grids: one highly innovative low-temperature DHC network In the Netherlands and a more common medium-temperature district heating grid in Sweden.

Since additional value is created by applying the control strategies in the controller, innovative business models should be developed to distribute this value amongst the different market players (producers, transporters, consumers of energy). This will also be addressed in the project.

Also a plan will be developed on how the developed controller can be replicated to other countries than the ones of the demonstrators, taking into account different market organizations and legal framework.

With respect to dissemination two levels of dissemination will be applied. A international dissemination will address the international research community, DHN network controller suppliers, international energy companies etc… Besides that, an additional local level will be implemented where two local dissemination platforms will be installed integrating all local stakeholders (the energy company, users, local educational institutions, local politicians…). Special attention is foreseen for education.

Call for proposal

H2020-EE-2014-2015

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Sub call

H2020-EE-2014-2-RIA

Coordinator

VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK N.V.
Net EU contribution
€ 566 233,00
Address
Boeretang 200
2400 Mol
Belgium

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Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. Antwerpen Arr. Turnhout
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (6)

NODAIS AB
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 362 869,92
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
€ 0,00
MIJNWATER WARMTE INFRA BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 390 929,40
Address
Spoorplein 45
6411 NZ Heerlen

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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
Limburg (NL) Zuid-Limburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
VAXJO ENERGI AB
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 202 876,10
Address
Kvarnvagen 35
352 41 Vaxjo

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Region
Södra Sverige Småland med öarna Kronobergs län
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
SIGMA ORIONIS SA

Participation ended

France
Net EU contribution
€ 42 485,16
Address
Route Des Dolines 1240 Buropolis Sophia Antipolis
06560 Valbonne

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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
Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Alpes-Maritimes
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
STICHTING ZUYD HOGESCHOOL
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 233 719,11
Address
Nieuw Eyckholt 300
6419 DJ Heerlen

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Region
Limburg (NL) Zuid-Limburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
EUROHEAT & POWER
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 173 013,25
Address
Boulevard Brand Whitlock 87
1200 Bruxelles

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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
Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00