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Integrated tool for empowering public authorities in the development of sustainable plans for low carbon heating and cooling

Objective

Public bodies face the lack of appropriate easy-to-use tools to support them in the definition, simulation and evaluation of suitable strategies for sustainable heating and cooling tailored to local conditions for achieving the ambitious targets set-up in their local plans. In light of this, PLANHEAT main objective is to develop and demonstrate an integrated and easy-to-use tool which will support local authorities (cities and regions) in selecting, simulating and comparing alternative low carbon and economically sustainable scenarios for heating and cooling that will include the integration of alternative supply solutions (from a panel of advanced key technologies for the new heating and cooling supply) that could balance the forecasted demand. The PLANHEAT integrated tool will be designed to support local authorities in 1) mapping the potential of locally available low carbon energy sources (with specific reference to available RES and waste energy recoverable at urban and industrial level) 2) mapping the forecasted demand for heating and cooling 3) define and simulate alternative environmentally friendly scenarios based on district heating and cooling as well as highly efficient cogeneration systems matching the forecasted demand, levering on the use of RES and waste energy sources and with proven economic viability 4) understanding the interactions of these new scenarios with the existing infrastructures and networks (among which district heating and cooling gas, electricity, sewage, transportation) and identify potential for further extension and upgrade of district heating and cooling networks 5) evaluate the benefits (in terms of energetic, economic and environmental KPIs) that the adoption of the new scenarios will generate against the current situation (i.e., baseline). Moreover sound training and replication strategies involving a number of other public authorities have been set-up towards the empowerment of the expected project impacts.
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Coordinator

RINA CONSULTING SPA

Address

Via San Nazaro 19
16145 Genova

Italy

Activity type

Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 540 625

Participants (12)

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TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 290 625

SVEUCILISTE U ZAGREBU, FAKULTET STROJARSTVA I BRODOGRADNJE

Croatia

EU Contribution

€ 190 625

NATIONAL OBSERVATORY OF ATHENS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 201 562,50

VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK N.V.

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 499 750

FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 197 033,75

STAD ANTWERPEN

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 88 750

GRAD VELIKA GORICA

Croatia

EU Contribution

€ 40 250

REGIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL CENTER FOR CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE -REC

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 87 687,50

EUROHEAT & POWER

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 167 875

CITTA DI LECCE*COMUNE DI LECCE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 95 741,25

GEONARDO ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGIES LTD

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 150 937,50

ARTELYS

France

EU Contribution

€ 447 500

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 723757

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 October 2016

  • End date

    30 September 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.3.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 999 400

  • EU contribution

    € 2 998 962,50

Coordinated by:

RINA CONSULTING SPA

Italy