Energy system integration

Integration of renewable generation represents a key pillar of the Commission's broader energy and climate objectives in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, improving the security of energy supply, diversifying energy supplies and improving Europe's industrial competitiveness. 

List of projects where this technology is being implemented.

GrowSmarter

GrowSmarter aims to stimulate city uptake of smart solutions by using the three Lighthouse cities Stockholm (Sweden), Cologne (Germany) and Barcelona (Spain) as a way to showcase 12 Smart City solutions: from advanced information and communication technology and better connected urban mobility, to...

E2REBUILD

E2ReBuild project investigated, promoted, and demonstrated cost-effective and advanced energy-efficient retrofit strategies that create added value for existing residential buildings and endorse end-users to stay and build a dynamic society. The vision of E2ReBuild was to transform the retrofitting...

EU-GUGLE

The EU-GUGLE project aims to demonstrate the feasibility of nearly-zero energy building renovation models in view of triggering large-scale, Europe-wide replication in smart cities and communities by 2020.  To reach this objective, the eight pilot cities will join efforts to combine the latest...

EE-HIGHRISE

The overall objective of the EE-HIGHRISE project was to demonstrate and validate new technologies, concepts, and systems used, in order to test and assess the technological and economic feasibility of innovative energy solutions in the high rise demo buildings in contributing to the EU energy and...

DIRECTION

DIRECTION aimed at demonstrating how the use of very innovative and cost-effective energy efficiency technologies can lead to the achievement of very low energy new buildings. This aim along with the effective adoption of low energy buildings was achieved by switching to a model whereby energy...
List of demo sites where this technology is being implemented.

OPTi Site Palma de Mallorca

Son Llatzer is a hospital situated in Palma de Mallorca (Balearic Islands, Spain) that gives public health assistance to more than 200.000 patients per year with a staff of more than 1500 people. In 2011 in the surrounding area of Son Llàtzer a tri-generation plant for electricity was installed to...

OPTi Site Lulea

The district heating and cooling (DHC) system in Luleå (Sweden) supplies 31,000 households with heating and cooling on a daily basis. The heat is manly produced at a CHP plant close to the city center. It supplies the base heat production of 185 MW to the grid and gets the fuel (e.g. flue gas) from...

MORE-CONNECT Site Talinn

The demonstration site includes one building constructed with prefabricated concrete panel elements. It is a typical soviet apartment building, and it is part of a large housing estate. The key characteristics are: construction date: 1986 number of storeys: five net area: 3824 m2 heated area: 3306...

BUILDSMART Site Malmö

The Malmö demonstration site covers four new buildings. The main focus was on the sustainability of the buildings. The following buildings have been constructed: Malmö Live – Hotel building (Skanska) Malmö Live is a new concert, congress and hotel complex situated on walking distance from Malmö...

CELSIUS Site Cologne

In order to create a district-wide energy network in Cologne, Active Network Management (ANM) integrates decentralised energy generation and district heating systems with the electricity distribution network. The objective of the ANM scheme is to inform the models that are used to assess if...