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Multi Utilities Smart Energy GRIDS

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 824441

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 November 2018

  • End date

    31 October 2022

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.3.4.

  • Overall budget:

    € 7 430 784,50

  • EU contribution

    € 5 877 577,26

Coordinated by:

RINA CONSULTING SPA

Italy

Objective

MUSE GRIDS aims to demonstrate, in two weakly connected areas (a town on a top of a hill and a rural neighbourhood), a set of both technological and non-technological solutions targeting the interaction of local energy grids (electricity grids, district heating and cooling networks, water networks, gas grids, electromobility etc.) to enable maximization of local energy independency through optimized management of the production via end user-driven control strategies, smart grid functionality, storage, CHP and RES integration. Two large-scale pilot projects will be implemented in two different EU regions, in urban (Osimo) and rural (Oud-Heverlee) contexts with weak connections with national grids. These pilots will test and promote the main project concepts: Smart energy system and Local Energy Community. A Smart Energy System is defined as an approach in which smart electricity, thermal, water, gas grids etc are combined with storage technologies and coordinated to identify synergies between them towards maximization of energy independency and reduction of operation costs. The purpose is to reduce energy carbon footprint while meeting energy demands and creating real and sustainable energy islands. To achieve this both physical networks (electricity, natural gas, district heating and cooling, water) and non-physical networks (mobility and citizens/communities) have to interact in order to become a Local Energy Community where inhabitants can act and exchange energy to provide reliable and cheap energy in colaboration. MUSE GRIDS will promote these two concepts not only in pilot projects but also in virtual demo-sites in India, Israel and Spain. Social and environmental aspects of smart multi-energy system transition will be investigated Osimo and Oud Heverlee citizens will be directly involved.The project involves leading EU companies and energy utilites and will be a muse of inspiration for dedicated policy redaction also providing insights to the BRIDGE initiative

Coordinator

RINA CONSULTING SPA

Address

Via Cecchi 6
16129 Genova

Italy

Activity type

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

EU Contribution

€ 627 375

Participants (17)

FUNDACION CARTIF

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 400 000

AALBORG UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 381 478,75

UNIVERSITA POLITECNICA DELLE MARCHE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 449 375

ASTEA SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 459 375

TH!NK E

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 223 798,75

SIEMENS GAMESA RENEWABLE ENERGY INNOVATION & TECHNOLOGY S.L.

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 440 562,50

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 352 040

ENERGETICA S COOP

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 125 000

BELGISCH LABORATORIUM VAN DE ELEKTRICITEITSINDUSTRIE LABORELEC CVBA

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 391 225

GALU LIMITED

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 241 850

DUFERCO ENERGIA SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 458 281,25

EUROPEAN ASSOCIATION FOR STORAGE OF ENERGY

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 280 558,25

GLEN DIMPLEX HEATING & VENTILATION IRELAND UNLIMITED COMPANY

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 378 210,88

Eptisa Servicios de Ingeniería S.L.

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 148 531,25

MUNICIPALITY OF EILAT

Israel

EU Contribution

€ 75 000

ABB OF ASEA BROWN BOVERI

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 299 665,63

SCAME PARRE SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 145 250

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 824441

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 November 2018

  • End date

    31 October 2022

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.3.4.

  • Overall budget:

    € 7 430 784,50

  • EU contribution

    € 5 877 577,26

Coordinated by:

RINA CONSULTING SPA

Italy