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REnewable Low TEmperature District

Objective

District heating (DH) systems are one of the most energy efficient heating systems in urban environments, with proven reliability within many decades already. DHs have traditionally been designed to be operated in a hierarchized way, with central energy production facilities delivering heat to a variety of distributed consumption locations.
DHs are identified as key systems to achieve the de-carbonization of heating energy in European Cities. Renewable and waste heat sources are foreseen at the same time as de-carbonized heat sources and the way to guarantee competitive energy costs with limited influence of fossil fuel supply price volatility. To achieve this, conversion of DHs is needed regarding:
- The reduction of their operation temperature to avoid current technical constraints in the integration of low-grade industrial heat sources,
- The introduction of larger shares of renewable energy sources (RES) in the DH network.
- The introduction of distributed heat sources (reject heat from cooling equipment...).
- To guarantee economic viability with the trend of DH heat load reduction due to the evolution of the building stock toward NZEB (Near Zero Energy Buildings).
RELaTED will provide an innovative concept of decentralized Ultra-Low Temperature (ULT) DH networks, which allow for the incorporation of low-grade heat sources with minimal constraints. Also, ULT DH reduce operational costs due to fewer heat losses, better energy performance of heat generation plants and extensive use of de-carbonized energy sources at low marginal costs.
The RELaTED ULT DH concept will be demonstrated in four complementary operation environments (new and existing DH, locations, climatic conditions, dimension…) in Denmark, Estonia, Serbia and Spain.
RELaTED approach will follow the strategy of the electrical smart grids, in which energy generation is decentralized and consumers evolve to prosumers (they consume and produce energy).

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy

Call for proposal

H2020-EE-2017-RIA-IA
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Address
Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Gipuzkoa Paseo Mikeletegi 2
20009 Donostia/san Sebastian (Gipuzkoa)
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 991 009,77

Participants (15)

TEKNOLOGISK INSTITUT
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 664 625
Address
Gregersensvej 1
2630 Taastrup
Activity type
Research Organisations
AS FORTUM TARTU
Estonia
EU contribution
€ 362 906,25
Address
Turu18
51014 Tartu
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BEOGRADSKE ELEKTRANE
Serbia
EU contribution
€ 212 275
Address
Savski Nasip 11
11070 Beograd
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
GOBIERNO VASCO - DEPARTAMENTO SEGURIDAD
Spain
EU contribution
€ 271 875
Address
Calle Donostia-san Sebastian, 1
01010 Vitoria-gasteiz
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
METRO THERM AS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 137 375
Address
Rundinsvej 55
3200 Helsinge
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NIBE AKTIEBOLAG
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 289 187,50
Address
Jarnvagsgatan 40
285 21 Markaryd
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AVENTA AS

Participation ended

Norway
EU contribution
€ 82 851,73
Address
Nedre Gronlivei 16
1472 Fjellhamar
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INDUSTRIAS IMAR, S.A.

Participation ended

Spain
EU contribution
€ 39 219
Address
Pol. Industrial Granada, Pab1
48530 Ortuella
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ENTE VASCO DE LA ENERGIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 161 590,63
Address
Alameda Urquijo Edificio Plaza Bizkaia 36, 1º
48011 Bilbao
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
MAZOWIECKA AGENCJA ENERGETYCZNA SPZOO
Poland
EU contribution
€ 60 375
Address
Ul. Bitwy Warszawskiej 1920 R.3 Lok 300
02 362 Warszawa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Institute of Baltic Studies
Estonia
EU contribution
€ 276 750
Address
Lai 30
51005 Tartu
Activity type
Research Organisations
FEDERATION EUROPEENNE DES AGENCES ET DES REGIONS POUR L'ENERGIE ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 88 437,50
Address
Rue De Stassart 131
1050 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
EL TALLER DE COMUNICACION Y CIA S.COOP. PEQUENA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 100 012,50
Address
Presagana Kalea 6-2
48450 Etxebarri
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INAVENTA SOLAR AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 119 512,75
Address
Pustutveien 18
1396 Billingstad
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INNOMETAL 2019 SOCIEDAD LIMITADA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 85 248,63
Address
Polígono Industrial Granada, Parcela A-b 1
48530 Ortuella
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)