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.

CITyFiED

The CITyFiED project aims to develop a replicable, systemic and integrated strategy to adapt European cities and urban ecosystems into the smart city of the future, focusing on reducing the energy demand and GHG emissions and increasing the use of renewable energy sources by developing and...

CITY-ZEN

CITY-ZEN aims to develop and demonstrate zero energy cities with a central role for citizens. The team of the project works together to achieve a future-proof grid, innovative heat and cold solutions and energy efficient buildings.

CELSIUS

To increase energy efficiency in EU, CELSIUS helps cities across Europe to develop secure, affordable and low carbon district heating and cooling solutions that form part of the city's wider energy system. The focus is on maximising the use of waste heat or secondary heat within a city by capturing...

BUILDSMART

The purpose of BUILDSMART is to demonstrate and mainstream cost-effective technologies and methods in the design of buildings with very low energy consumption in different European climates, since energy consumption in buildings varies greatly throughout Europe due to differences in climate, socio-...

BEEM-UP

BEEM-UP aimed to demonstrate the economic, social and technical feasibility of retrofitting initiatives, drastically reducing energy consumption in existing buildings, and paving the way towards massive market uptake. BEEM-UP involved building owners at three sites in France, Sweden and the...
List of demo sites where this technology is being implemented.

CELSIUS Site Genoa

Genoa Municipality’s objectives include education and solidarity, quality of life, energy efficiency strategies, economy and employment, communication and promotion of the city, port and infrastructure, city management improvement. The Municipality of Genoa is one of the first cities in Italy to...

CELSIUS Site Gothenburg

In Gothenburg a large amount of waste heat, from both waste incineration and industries, is used in the district heating system. There is also heat pumps taking care of the heat in sewage and plants using bio fuels such as wood pellets, wood chips and bio oil. There is also a district cooling ...

CELSIUS Site London

To supply new heat users​ , the existing Bunhill Heat and Power Network in London will be extended to utilise existing sources of waste heat and to explore the opportunities for the system to utilise a lower operating temperature. This demonstrator will develop knowledge and expertise of how to...

CELSIUS Site Rotterdam

As part of the CELSIUS project a 160,000 m2 mixed use building integrated energy system will be demonstrated in Rotterdam. A high-temperature hot water heat distribution system supplies water to all functions needed (residential and hotel). Through a low-temperature heating system, heat is supplied...

PITAGORAS Site Brescia

The demonstration plant in Brescia includes medium/high temperature waste heat recovery (≈600ºC) from a steel foundry and ORC unit (2,1 MWe) for heat and power generation. It will be connected to the existing city district heating network. *Disclaimer: There is not sufficient information available...