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

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.
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Coordinator

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN

Address

Karlsplatz 13
1040 Wien

Austria

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 442 700

Participants (15)

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AALBORG UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 186 888,75

CENTRE DE RECHERCHES ENERGETIQUES ET MUNICIPALES

Switzerland

ENERGY CITIES/ENERGIE-CITES ASSOCIATION

France

EU Contribution

€ 155 195

ZENTRUM FUR ENERGIEWIRTSCHAFT UND UMWELT (E-THINK)

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 420 863,75

ACCADEMIA EUROPEA DI BOLZANO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 254 992,50

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 329 548,75

HAUTE ECOLE SPECIALISEE DE SUISSE OCCIDENTALE

Switzerland

PLANENERGI FOND

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 240 542,50

AALBORG KOMMUNE

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 64 223,75

PRIMARIA MUNICIPIULUI BISTRITA

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 16 846,25

STADT FRANKFURT AM MAIN DER MAGISTRAT

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 55 967,50

VILLE DE GENEVE

Switzerland

MILTON KEYNES COUNCIL

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 52 437,50

FOMENTO DE SAN SEBASTIAN SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 59 613,75

KERRY COUNTY COUNCIL

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 52 983,75

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 723677

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 October 2016

  • End date

    30 September 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.3.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 996 870

  • EU contribution

    € 2 332 803,75

Coordinated by:

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN

Austria