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Energy Efficient Optimised District Heating and Cooling

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.
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Coordinator

CORK INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

Address

Rossa Avenue Bishopstown
T12 Cork

Ireland

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 575 000

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UNITED TECHNOLOGIES RESEARCH CENTRE IRELAND, LIMITED

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 362 187,50

VEOLIA ENVIRONNEMENT RECHERCHE ET INNOVATION SNC

France

EU Contribution

€ 508 120

CENTRE SCIENTIFIQUE ET TECHNIQUE DU BATIMENT

France

EU Contribution

€ 287 042

ACCIONA CONSTRUCCION SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 135 825,63

INGENIERIA ESPECIALIZADA OBRA CIVIL E INDUSTRIAL SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 131 674,37

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 696009

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 February 2016

  • End date

    31 July 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.3.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 999 850

  • EU contribution

    € 1 999 849,50

Coordinated by:

CORK INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

Ireland