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List of projects where this technology is being implemented.

STORM

The STORM project tackles energy efficiency at district level by developing an innovative district heating & cooling (DHC) network controller. Based on self-learning algorithms, the developed controller will enable to maximize the use of waste heat and renewable energy sources in DHC networks.... Continue reading
Funding programme: H2020, EE 13 - 2014/2015: Technology for district heating and cooling
SCIS Clusters: Demonstration projects, Energy System Integration, ICT based solutions for district heating & cooling

REPLICATE

The REPLICATE project will generate smart city business models, and tailor-made solutions in the areas of energy, transport and ICT. There will be pilot actions in energy efficiency, efficient and sustainable transport and integrated infrastructures. The key to the project’s approach is in... Continue reading
Funding programme: H2020, SCC 1 - 2015: Smart Cities and Communities solutions integrating energy, transport, ICT sectors through lighthouse (large scale demonstration - first of the kind) projects
SCIS Clusters: Demonstration projects, Smart Cities and Communities, Integration of energy systems, ICT and transport in cities

OPTi

The OPTi project aspires to create a long-lasting impact by rethinking the way district heating and cooling (DHC) systems are architected and controlled. The overarching goal is to create business benefit for the industry as well as to ensure optimal end-consumer satisfaction. OPTi will deliver... Continue reading
Funding programme: H2020, EE 13 - 2014/2015: Technology for district heating and cooling
SCIS Clusters: Demonstration projects, Energy System Integration, ICT based solutions for district heating & cooling

PITAGORAS

The PITAGORAS project focuses on the efficient integration of city districts with industrial parks through smart thermal grids. Technologies and concepts for low and medium temperature waste heat recovery, considering as well integration with renewable energy sources (RES), and heat (and power)... Continue reading
Funding programme: FP7, 2- Large scale systems for urban area heating and/or cooling supply
SCIS Clusters: Demonstration projects, Energy System Integration, Large Scale Energy Systems – Heating & Cooling

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... Continue reading
Funding programme: FP7, 4- Demonstration of optimised energy systems for high performance-energy districts.
SCIS Clusters: Demonstration projects, Sustainable energy solutions on district level, Optimisation of energy systems for high-efficiency districts

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. Continue reading
Funding programme: FP7, 4- Demonstration of optimised energy systems for high performance-energy districts.
SCIS Clusters: Demonstration projects, Sustainable energy solutions on district level, Optimisation of energy systems for high-efficiency districts

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... Continue reading
Funding programme: FP7, 2- Large scale systems for urban area heating and/or cooling supply
SCIS Clusters: Demonstration projects, Energy System Integration, Large Scale Energy Systems – Heating & Cooling

District heating and cooling grids cover the generation and distribution of thermal energy in district networks. Smart district heating and cooling grids aim to improve the management of energy demand. Such networks are optimised through the use of new technologies including heat meters and heat substations (heat exchangers). New energy control functions of substations include monitoring and control via the internet or digital radio. At the consumer end, in hot water and radiator systems, new devices such as variable-speed radiator pumps may be required.

These systems, supplying predominantly residential buildings and districts, are able to de-couple fluctuations in the heat demand of buildings from the network conditions – in other words, they smooth demand peaks – without perceptible changes in comfort. This allows the network’s heat demand to be stabilised, energy efficiency to be improved, and heat (or cooling) loss in the supply network to be reduced by up to 20%.

mySMARTLife Helsinki

Where history and presence lead into a smart future

 

Helsinki, the capital of Finland, has a population of over 626,300 inhabitants and greater Helsinki does even count up to 1.4 million. Helsinki is Finland´s major political, educational, financial, cultural and research centre as well as one of northern Europe´s major cities.

 

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REPLICATE Site Florence

With a population of 377 587 people and 12 million tourists per year, Florence is not only a place with an impressive artistic heritage and literary history, beautiful landscapes, high-quality fashion and lifestyle, agricultural and gastronomy products, but it also has efficient digital public services, high-level industries in innovation and technology, and excellent training institutes.

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CELSIUS Site Gothenburg

Gothenburg took part in the CELSIUS project with several fields of action focusing on the construction of 900 new apartments, which are to be connected to the district heating system and used as small short-term thermal storage, for connecting ships to the district heating system when docked in the harbour, and for feeding cold water from the river into the district cooling network.

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CELSIUS Site Islington

A mid-tunnel ventilation shaft on the London Underground and a UK Power Network electricity substation were identified as sources of waste heat that could be used to supply heat to Islington Council’s Bunhill Heat and Power heat network. As part of the CELSIUS project, Islington investigated how these sources of waste heat could be captured and integrated into the network.

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CELSIUS Site Rotterdam

The city of Rotterdam participated in the CELSIUS project with a focus on two interventions: development of an energy system in the vertical city of De Rotterdam and the creation of a heat hub aiming to increase the effectiveness of the waste heat transportation network.

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PITAGORAS Site Brescia

The city of Brescia in northern Italy is part of the PITAGORAS project, which aims to develop highly replicable, cost-effective and high energy-efficient large-scale energy generation systems that will allow the sustainable urban planning of very-low-energy city districts. The project’s concept for waste heat recovery system is demonstrated in a real-scale pilot plant.

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CITyFiED Site Laguna de Duero

 

Laguna de Duero is one of the municipalities surrounding the metropolitan area of the city of Valladolid, the administrative capital of the Castile and Leon region. Throughout the centuries, what was distinctive about the area was its natural lake, which dried out during the 1970s. This turn of events determined the future of the city in a significant way. Laguna de Duero went through a period of growth and expansion, including the creation of the Torrelago district, which is the focus of the CITyFiED project activities.

 

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CITyFiED Site Lund

Lund is a medium-sized university city with a research-intensive industry. The town dates back a thousand years, but the number of inhabitants has grown, largely during the last century, and a great number of the buildings from the 1960s and 1970s now need retrofitting. Almost 90 % of the heat demand in the city is supplied by district heating, and the hospital and some office buildings are connected to a district cooling network.

 

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CITY-ZEN Site Amsterdam

The city of Amsterdam has 825 000 residents from 180 different countries, who own over 600 000 bicycles. The wider Amsterdam Metropolitan Area has 2.1 million inhabitants. The city has a strong commitment to encourage green research, development and investment in sustainable initiatives. As a result, the area is enjoying a rapid uptake of electric transportation and a growing number of companies are developing sustainable products that influence global business. Amsterdam is exceptionally well connected, both physically and digitally.

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