The STORM project tackles energy efficiency at district level by developing an innovative district heating & cooling (DHC) network controller. The project partners have developed a controller based on self-learning algorithms, which is currently experimented in the two STORM demo sites.
The developed controller will enable to maximise the use of waste heat and renewable energy sources in DHC networks.
The STORM project is funded by the European Union’s H2020 Programme.
Post date: 6 Dec 2016
For the first time, a single document has been drafted by the European Commission providing an overview of the activities and projects funded by EU programmes supporting the EU heating and cooling strategy which was adopted in February 2016.
Post date: 24 Nov 2016
Overview of support activities and projects of the European Union on energy efficiency and renewable energy in the heating & cooling sector
Horizon 2020, Framework Programme 7 and Intelligent Energy Europe programmes of the European Union
Post date: 24 Nov 2016
Renewable energy in district heating & cooling: Litoměřice (Czech Republic) - Best practices, success factors and recommendations on actions and policies
This report, released by the progRESsHEAT project - fostering the use of renewable energies for heating and cooling- identifies success factors for the promotion of renewable heating and cooling systems (RES-H/C) technologies.
Key questions answered in the report:
Post date: 23 Nov 2016
This Topic includes all content relevant to the Theme "energy sources, district heating / cooling, cogeneration"
Post date: 21 Nov 2016
On 17 November 2016, in the context of the November Infringements Package, the European Commission formally reminds Slovenia to comply with Article 14(1) of the Energy Efficiency Directive (Directive 2012/27/EU).
Post date: 17 Nov 2016
Heating and Cooling: Open Source Tool for Mapping and Planning of Energy Systems
HotMaps, a HORIZON 2020 project, will develop, demonstrate and disseminate a toolbox to support public authorities, energy agencies and planners in strategic heating and cooling planning on local, regional and national levels, and in-line with EU policies.
Post date: 11 Nov 2016
CELSIUS is an EU-funded Smart Cities project that illustrates how cities can save energy and create a more self-sustaining energy economy through the deployment of smart district heating and cooling (DHC) systems. As lead partner Gothenburg collaborates with London, Genoa, Rotterdam and Cologne to accomplish the project’s objectives. Within this effort the CELSIUS consortium brings together excellence from 20 key partners along the value chain: cities, industries and leading universities.
Post date: 10 Nov 2016
Solar district heating (SDH) is becoming one of the most promising fields for solar heat application, primarily thanks to a strong commitment and effective development policies in central and northern European countries. And the technology’s low specific investment cost achievable by economies of scale will further boost opportunities for growth.
Post date: 4 Nov 2016
In Europe, there is a clear long-term objective to decarbonise the energy system, but it is very unclear how this will be achieved in the heating and cooling sector. As a result, there is currently a lot of uncertainty among policymakers and investors in the heating and cooling sector, primarily due to a lack of knowledge about the long-term changes that will occur in the coming decades. HRE4 will enable new policies as well as prepare the ground for new investments by creating more certainty in relation to the changes that are required.
Post date: 27 Oct 2016