Increasing the share of renewable energy by accelerating the roll-out of demand-driven smart grids delivering low temperature heating and cooling to NWE cities
The D2GRIDS project aims to develop 5th generation urban heating and cooling networks (5G DHC) in Europe.
They will allow to anticipate the needs or sources of fatal heat, cold or renewable electricity in their vicinity.
Similarly, local collective self-consumption logic will be optimized by broadly integrating heating and cooling needs, storage capacities or associated thermal or electrical flexibility.
Objective and Methodology
The objective is to maximize the share of renewable energies in these local energy loops, through an industrialization of the approach, a standardized technological model, and a clarification of the business model to strengthen the interest of these projects for third party investors.
The project involves the implementation of 5 demonstrators in Paris-Saclay (FR), Bochum (GE), Brunssum (NL), Glasgow and Nottingham (UK).
D2Grids will also prepare similar developments in Parkstad Limburg, North-East France, Flanders, the Ruhr region, Scotland and the East Midlands (United Kingdom).
Dedicated education and training programmes will be set up by Open University, a partner in the project, providing expertise in post-graduate and digital learning.
- Asper Investment Management Ltd
- Clyde Gateway Developments Ltd
- Open University
Start date: 06 February 2019 - End date: 2022