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RELaTED presents its approach to the renewable district heating in the workshop: “DHC Networks in EU Innovation Projects”

Antonio Garrido Marijuan, represented RELaTED project on the DHC networks workshop organized by the H2020 project WEDISTRICT at the Sustainable Places. This workshop was focused on the lessons learnt from these two European projects together with the Match UP Project. Antonio as researcher of TECNALIA summarised the work done on the data-analysis of the different demos included in RELaTED, highlighting the importance of automatic data inspection for the optimization of DH operation. During the workshop, the speakers showed a variety of approaches to integration of renewables into the DHC, as well as creation of new business models across the EU that make replication of these innovative solutions plausible. WEDISTRICT organised this event together with the projects MATCHUP, RewardHeat and RELaTED, presenting their approaches to the renewable [...]

2021-10-14T11:16:59+00:00October 14th, 2021|News|

RELaTED outcomes were presented in the Celsius Talk: 5th generation heat networks in Europe

On the 29th of September, the outcomes of the RELaTED project were disseminated in the Celsius talk: 5th generation heat networks in Europe by Olaia Eguiarte, member of Tecnalia. The topic of the webinar is Fifth Generation District Heating and Cooling, a concept that has become more and more frequently used in the sector, but there is no consensus on what it really contains. As stated in this webinar, the 5GDHC is becoming more frequently used in the sector, but there is no consensus on what it really contains. The discussion held included different approaches to define the 5GDHC concept and some examples from projects were discussed. During the webinar, Olaia Eguiarte, member of Tecnalia, introduced the RELaTED project and showed the [...]

2021-10-07T12:21:10+00:00October 7th, 2021|Videos|

La implantación de la base de demostración en Iurreta llega a su fin

A falta de algunos ajustes en su sistema de gestión, los trabajos de renovación de la red de calor del complejo de la Ertzaintza, en el que han trabajado conjuntamente el proyecto RELaTED y el Gobierno Vasco, han finalizado. El principal objetivo del proyecto RELaTED, que cuenta con financiación europea, es demostrar que es posible reducir la temperatura de suministro de las redes de calor hasta aproximadamente los 40ºC, sin que ello suponga un deterioro en las condiciones de comfort en el interior de los edificios. Para lograr este objetivo, se ha integrado un innovador sistema de bombas de calor que son capaces de proporcionar frío de alta eficiencia, lo que aumenta el rendimiento global de la instalación los 12 [...]

2021-09-30T11:54:57+00:00September 30th, 2021|News|

RELaTED and 5th generation district heating and cooling – Iurreta demo case

Low temperature district heating and cooling networks are a promising technology to reduce the energy consumption on one of its top demand sectors: buildings. AUTHOR: Antonio Garrido Marijuan, researcher in RELaTED. This article was previously published in the September 2021 issue of Celsius newsletter. The main objective of the RELaTED project (financed by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under GA-768567, www.relatedproject.eu) is to develop those concepts that path the way to the massive uptake of highly optimised, low-temperature networks that provide heating and cooling at the district level, the so-called 5th-generation district heating and cooling (5GDHC). This includes new solar systems easily integrated at building level developed by Inaventa (https://inaventasolar.com), innovative substations that optimize multi-directional flows [...]

2021-09-23T12:10:12+00:00September 23rd, 2021|News|

Advancing District Heating & Cooling Solutions and Uptake in European Cities

Celsius Initiative has collected and analysed the EU funded projects in the sector of district heating and cooling that are innovative in the recently published Overview of Support Activities and Projects of the European Commission on District Heating & Cooling. This brochure provides a high-level overview and analysis of the projects, including RELaTED project. A growing number of cities worldwide are adopting modern district energy solutions, as the best way to bring sustainable heating and cooling to these dense urban areas. The refurbishment, construction and expansion of district energy network, combining district heating and district cooling, integrating and balancing a large share of renewable power, serving as thermal storage, are prerequisites for the smart energy systems of the future. The [...]

2021-09-16T11:00:48+00:00September 16th, 2021|Conference and scientific journals, Publications|

Innovador desarrollo de red de calor de alta eficiencia en Iurreta, Bizkaia

Las instalaciones de la Ertzaintza en Iurreta (Bizkaia), contarán con una innovadora red de calor y frío de alta eficiencia que permitirá demostrar que es posible reducir la temperatura de suministro de este tipo de redes hasta aproximadamente los 40ºC. Continúan los trabajos para la puesta en marcha de una innovadora red de calor en las instalaciones de la Ertzaintza, en Iurreta (Bizkaia), desarrollada en el marco del proyecto RELaTED. El objetivo del proyecto, que cuenta con financiación de la Unión Europea, es aplicar los últimos conceptos en redes de calor a baja temperatura y comprobar de manera práctica que es posible maximizar la eficiencia de las de las mismas. Iurreta servirá de banco de pruebas para demostrar que es [...]

2021-09-09T12:24:44+00:00September 9th, 2021|News|

The upgrade of the DH network in Iurreta reaches its turning point

With the upgrades in distribution and piping constructed to a large extent, Iurreta will see its heating system stopped this week to modify its operational principles & adapt it to the RELaTED Ultra Low Temperature DH concept. The last three months have seen the replacement of many devices, installation of new piping, and heavy works by the on-site team. A short overhaul of one week will serve to make the necessary arrangements to adapt heat production to low temperature, the integration of solar thermal systems to the network and many other upgrades so that this 30 year-old system is upgraded to a new era. New low temperature system (left) ready for connection to the existing system (right). [...]

2021-06-29T12:25:21+00:00June 29th, 2021|News|

eTEACHER final conference: Energy-efficient strategies to improve the behaviour of energy users

Are you interested in energy-efficient strategies to improve the behaviour of energy users? Either you are a policymaker, a building manager or an energy company, join the eTEACHER final conference, this webinar is for you. Improving energy behaviour is possible, easy and beneficial thanks to ICT. After four intensive years of work, eTEACHER came to an end. As the last step, the project shares the results achieved and the lessons learnt with its community. The webinar will explore the world of energy-saving app, present the methodology used and the energy toolkit developed. The speakers will provide also suggestions to policymakers to incentivise behavioural change and share lessons learnt by several H2020 energy projects. About the project eTEACHER is a European [...]

2021-06-23T11:15:13+00:00June 23rd, 2021|News|

NIBE delivers customized reversible heat pumps for ultra low temperature district heating

Author: Ted Holmberg and David Kroon, NIBE Research department. In April, NIBE delivered the last district heating reversible heat pump (DHRHP) and accessories to the last demo site Iurreta, Bilbao in the RELaTED project. These heat pumps together with the earlier heat pump, that was shipped to the DTI demo site in Copenhagen, were specifically adapted for the Ultra low temperature district heating (ULTDH) application. This means that these heat pumps typical source temperatures between 0 – 10 ℃ have been increased to 30 – 40 ℃. Also, safety functions have been implemented to utilize pure water as source media instead of commonly used frost protected liquids. Ted Holmberg (left picture) and David Kroon (right picture) at the Research [...]

2021-06-14T09:24:18+00:00June 14th, 2021|Editorial|

The RELaTED Consortium reviews the latest project advances at the 8th General Assembly

Because of the sanitary conditions, the RELaTED project 8th General Assembly (GA) was held in a form of a teleconference on 8 June 2021. During this day the Consortium went through all work packages and reviewed the last technical advancesThe main purpose of this virtual GA was to carry out a formal review of project status including ongoing activities as well as the ones that were accomplished during the last 6 months. As the project is extended until mid 2022, partners had a chance to discuss about the current progression of the 6 work packages and highlight the status of each of the demostration sites in Belgrade (Serbia), Tartu (Estonia), Vinge (Denmark) and Iurreta (Basque Country, Spain). RELaTED team also [...]

2021-06-17T12:14:46+00:00June 9th, 2021|News|