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Energy-Hub for residential and commercial districts and transport

Objective

The ambition of this project is to enable the utilisation of the full potential of renewable energy (up to covering 100% of the energy demand on district level). In order to reach this goal, the E-hub concept is developed, which is crucial for the implementation of such a large share of renewables. An E-Hub is a physical cross point, similar to an energy station, in which energy and information streams are interconnected, and where the different forms of energy can be converted into each other and/or can be stored. The E-hub exchanges energy via the energy grids between the different actors (e.g. households, renewable energy plants, offices), who may be a consumer at one time, and a supplier at another time. The consumers and suppliers exchange information on their energy needs and energy production with the energy hub, the hub then distributes the energy available in the most efficient way. For proper matching of supply and demand, the E-hub uses conversion and storage of energy, as well as load shifting. The consumers and suppliers should be connected to this E-hub by means of bi-directional energy grids (low and/or high temperature heat grid, cold grid for cooling, electrical grid (AC and/or DC), gas grid (H2, biogas, syngas). The renewable energy may be generated locally (e.g. from PV on residences) or by centralised means (a geothermal plant or a large CHP located within the district that may be fuelled by biofuel or H2). The E-Hub concept holds for all types of energy flow, from heating and cooling to electricity, biogas and H2, and may connect not only households but also (electrical) cars, commercial buildings or industry. The aim of the proposed project is: to develop the e-hub as a system, to develop technologies that are necessary to realize the system, to develop business models in order to overcome institutional and financial barriers, and to demonstrate an E-hub in the form of a real situation and in a few case studies/feasibility studies.

Call for proposal

FP7-2010-NMP-ENV-ENERGY-ICT-EeB
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Address
Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag
Netherlands
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 552 969,01
Administrative Contact
Lucienne Krosse (Ms.)

Participants (18)

CESTEC- CENTRO PER LO SVILUPPO TECNOLOGICO, L'ENERGIA E LA COMPETITIVITA DELLE PICCOLE E MEDIE IMPRESE LOMBARDE

Participation ended

Italy
Address
Via F. Restelli 5/A
20124 Milano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Riccioni Remo (Dr.)
TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT

Participation ended

Finland
Address
Tekniikantie 4 A
02044 VTT Espoo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Anne Hätelä (Ms.)
STICHTING ENERGIEONDERZOEK CENTRUM NEDERLAND
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 542 963
Address
Westerduinweg 3
1755 LE Petten
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Marcel Van Der Linden (Mr.)
RINA CONSULTING SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 441 909
Address
Via Cecchi 6
16129 Genova
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Laura Giovanelli (Ms.)
ACCIONA CONSTRUCCION SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 376 000
Address
Avenida De Europa 18 Parque Empresarial
28108 Alcobendas
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Miguel Angel Paris Torres (Mr.)
VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK N.V.
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 1 102 356
Address
Boeretang 200
2400 Mol
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Peter-Paul Van Den Berg (Mr.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 441 117
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Maximilian Steiert (Mr.)
TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 736 593
Address
Tekniikantie 21
02150 Espoo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Anne Hätelä (Ms.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI GENOVA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 422 000
Address
Via Balbi 5
16126 Genova
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Alberto Traverso (Prof.)
SOLINTEL M&P SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 600 400
Address
Avenida De Jerez 33
28514 Nuevo Baztan
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Patricia Pineda (Ms.)
ELECTRICITE DE FRANCE
France
EU contribution
€ 30 299
Address
Avenue De Wagram 22
75008 Paris 08
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Mihai Radulescu (Dr.)
INTESASANPAOLO EURODESK S.P.R.L

Participation ended

Belgium
EU contribution
€ 60 408,54
Address
Square De Meeus 35
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alessandra Perrazzelli (Ms.)
MOSTOSTAL WARSZAWA SA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 80 000
Address
Ul Konstruktorska 12A
02 673 Warszawa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Juliusz Zach (Mr.)
ERTZBERG CVBA
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 1 126 895
Address
Rond Point Schuman 6/5
1040 Bruxelles
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Benoît Broos (Mr.)
ELECTRAWINDS NV

Participation ended

Belgium
Address
John Cordierlaan 9
8400 Oostende
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jeroen Rabaey (Mr.)
FINANZIARIA REGIONALE PER LO SVILUPPO DELLA LOMBARDIA (FINLOMBARDA)
Italy
EU contribution
€ 62 400
Address
Via Taramelli Torquato 12
20124 Milano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Riccioni Remo (Dr.)
ICAX LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 208 700
Address
Dryburgh Road 39
SW15 1BN London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Edward Thompson (Mr.)
H.S.W. Ingenieurbuero fuer Angewandte und Umweltgeologie GmbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 208 700
Address
Gerhart Hauptmann Strasse 19
18055 Rostock
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Bjorn Oldorf (Mr.)