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Heating and Cooling: Open Source Tool for Mapping and Planning of Energy Systems

Objective

HotMaps will develop, demonstrate and disseminate a toolbox to support public authorities, energy agencies and planners in strategic heating and cooling planning on local, regional and national levels, and in-line with EU policies. The toolbox will facilitate the following tasks on a spatially disaggregated level: (1) Mapping heating and cooling energy situation including renewable and waste heat potentials in GIS layers; (2) Model the energy system, considering hourly matching of supply and demand, demand response etc.; (3) Supporting the comprehensive assessment of efficient heating and cooling according to the Energy Efficiency Directive; (4) Comparative assessment of supply and demand options and of given scenarios until 2050 regarding e. g. CO2-emissions, costs, share of renewables.
An open data set for EU-28 will be created to perform those tasks in virtually any EU region up to a 250x250m level, which will reduce barriers for authorities to heating and cooling planning. HotMaps will allow for updating locally available data and links to existing models. The software will be developed in close cooperation with the target group, within the consortium and beyond. Moreover, the toolbox will be validated and demonstrated in 7 pilot areas to provide a tested and user friendly software entirely based on user needs.
In the proposal we present a strategy how to ensure the wide usability, adjustability and application of the toolbox within and beyond the project duration: (1) The consortium is fully committed to the open source idea: All EU-28 data and the source code will be open and we will link with open source energy modelling communities; (2) Training activities will be carried out, including a strategy how to continue after the project; (3) Academic partners will train students on HotMaps in their teaching activities. Our consortium includes leading experts on energy planning in Europe, modelling and tool development, dissemination and various public authorities.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/waste management/energy efficiency

Call for proposal

H2020-EE-2016-RIA-IA
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN
Address
Karlsplatz 13
1040 Wien
Austria
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 442 700

Participants (15)

AALBORG UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 186 888,75
Address
Fredrik Bajers Vej 7K
9220 Aalborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CENTRE DE RECHERCHES ENERGETIQUES ET MUNICIPALES
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Centre Du Parc, Rue Marconi 19
1920 Martigny
Activity type
Research Organisations
ENERGY CITIES/ENERGIE-CITES ASSOCIATION
France
EU contribution
€ 155 195
Address
Chemin De Palente 2
25000 Besancon
Activity type
Other
ZENTRUM FUR ENERGIEWIRTSCHAFT UND UMWELT (E-THINK)
Austria
EU contribution
€ 420 863,75
Address
Argentinierstrasse 18 Top 10
1040 Wien
Activity type
Research Organisations
ACCADEMIA EUROPEA DI BOLZANO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 254 992,50
Address
Viale Druso 1
39100 Bolzano
Activity type
Research Organisations
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 329 548,75
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
HAUTE ECOLE SPECIALISEE DE SUISSE OCCIDENTALE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Route De Moutier 14
2800 Delemont
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
PLANENERGI FOND
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 240 542,50
Address
Jyllandsgade 1
9520 Skorping
Activity type
Other
AALBORG KOMMUNE
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 64 223,75
Address
Boulevarden 13
9000 Aalborg
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
PRIMARIA MUNICIPIULUI BISTRITA
Romania
EU contribution
€ 16 846,25
Address
Piata Centrala 6
420040 Bistrita
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
STADT FRANKFURT AM MAIN DER MAGISTRAT
Germany
EU contribution
€ 55 967,50
Address
Romerberg 23
60311 Frankfurt Am Main
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
VILLE DE GENEVE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Rue De L'hotel De Ville 5
1211 Geneve 3
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
MILTON KEYNES COUNCIL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 52 437,50
Address
Saxon Gate East 1
MK9 3HG Milton Keynes
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
FOMENTO DE SAN SEBASTIAN SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 59 613,75
Address
Calle Camino 2
20004 San Sebastian
Activity type
Other
KERRY COUNTY COUNCIL
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 52 983,75
Address
County Buildings Rathass
Tralee Kerry
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)