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RELaTED project low temperature concepts

The deliverable D.2.1 “Low temperature concepts”  defines the RELaTED low temperature concepts, considering potentialities and limitations imposed by distributed energy sources (DER), low temperature (LT) and ultra-low temperature (ULT) distribution systems as well as heat and domestic hot water demand. […]

2019-02-06T13:10:27+00:00February 6th, 2019|Public documents, Publications|

NEXT WEBINAR: New solutions for sustainable district heating in European cities

Save the date for our next RELaTED project webinar "New solutions for sustainable district heating in European cities" organised with Covenant of Mayors Office. During this webinar you will learn about EU's heating & cooling decarbonisation policies, discover how the ultra-low temperature district heating concept may contribute to mainstreaming renewable energy in the heating sector and how it is being currently tested in Tartu, Estonia. DATE AND TIME: Thu 7 February 2019 10:30 - 12:00 CET Add to Calendar>> REGISTRATION (Free)>> Description The recently revised EU Renewable Energy Directive recognises heating and cooling as a key sector in accelerating the decarbonisation of the energy system. In order to facilitate the penetration of renewable energy in the heating and cooling sector, [...]

2019-01-31T12:19:20+00:00January 24th, 2019|News|

District Heating Systems are already Smart and in the path of de-carbonisation

This second newsletter of RELaTED provides an insight to the progress of our concept for the de-carbonisation of District Heating (DH) networks. We hope that it will be useful for any DH operator, technology supplier, engineers, and any other stakeholder in the DH industry. Roberto Garay, RELaTED Project Coordinator With the first year of the project already gone, we have found that DH systems deployed across EU are already digitalized to a large extent, with ongoing plans for full digitalization pretty soon. For instance, most of our demonstration networks in TARTU and BELGRADE were already in remote-reading schemes, and/or controlled through predictive algorithms. RELaTED project will help most of our demonstration networks to be pioneers in low temperature, [...]

2019-01-16T19:00:12+00:00January 16th, 2019|Editorial|

RELaTED concept was presented at the HVACR Congress in Belgrade

Colleagues from Beogradske Elektrane presented the RELaTED concept at the 49th International Congress and Exhibition on Heating, Refrigeration and Air-conditioning in Belgrade. Bojan Bogdanovic and Radmilo Savic, from the Public Utility Company and RELaTED project partner Beogradske Elektrane, presented the RELaTED concept at the 49th International Congress and Exhibition on Heating, Refrigeration and Air-conditioning in Belgrade. […]

2018-12-20T12:25:46+00:00December 20th, 2018|News|

LowTEMP project partners work to make the Baltic Sea Region district heating supply more sustainable

The project partners of the “Low Temperature District Heating for the Baltic Sea Region” (LowTEMP), sister project of RELaTED, are working to make the district heating supply in their regions more sustainable and promote the installation of the next generation district heating networks. Photo: LowTEMP project partners met in the Riga Technical University, Faculty of Architecture. Photo credits: Vidzeme Planning Region, Author: Baiba Norberte The transfer of lower temperature heat in optimally insulated pipes with reduced pipe dimensions, multiple heat supply options, the use of waste heat from industrial processes as well as renewable heat sources like geothermal and solar-thermal are on the LowTEMP agenda. 19 partners and 30 associated partners representing local, regional and national authorities, district [...]

2018-12-12T18:34:22+00:00December 13th, 2018|News|

3rd RELaTED General Assembly meeting: New advances in the innovative district heating concept proposed by RELaTED project

The RELaTED project consortium met in Belgrade to share the progress made in recent months. It was the third General Assembly of the partners, who  presented during four days their advances in the innovative concept of decentralized Ultra-Low Temperature (ULT) network solution that proposes the RELaTED project. 3rd RELaTED Project General Assembly, in Belgrade. This project, funded under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, aims to develop a robust ultra-low temperature concept, which allows for the incorporation of low-grade heat sources with minimal constraints. The solution also can pave the way for expanding and modernizing existing district heating networks as well as introducing and establishing district heating in emerging EU markets. The meeting took place [...]

2019-01-16T18:45:22+00:00December 4th, 2018|News|

RELaTED sister project LowUP will develop heating and cooling systems for buildings and industry uses

RELaTED sister project "LowUP" – which stands for ‘Low valued energy sources UPgrading for buildings and industry uses’– will contribute to achieving Europe’s greenhouse gas reduction targets and increase energy efficiency.  The LowUP partners are working together to develop and demonstrate one heating and one cooling system for office buildings, and one heat recovery system (Heat LowUP, Cool LowUP and HP LowUP) for industrial processes. The systems are being demonstrated at four demo sites: A pilot office building in Seville (Spain, ACCIONA Construction). A water treatment plant in Madrid (Canal de Isabel II & ACCIONA Water). A Pulp and Paper mill in Setubal (Portugal, The Navigator Company). And a student hall in Badajoz (Spain, University of Extremadura) where steady progress [...]

2018-11-22T10:44:17+00:00November 22nd, 2018|News|

Heating technologies in District Heating

District heating networks can be fed by various heat generation sources, including combustion plants (based on fossil fuel or biomass), CHP (combined heat & power) plants or renewable-based plants. The characteristics of each of these heat technologies are outlined in this article. This review is included in the document "D4. 1 - Energy Price Assesment", that provides an insight to energy cost in the context of district heating. Download this article here >> The combination of multiple heat sources is beneficial, especially for large district heating schemes, as it allows shifting from source to source depending on specific conditions and market prices. In Figure 1 is shown the heat production mix for European countries. Figure 1 Heat sources for district [...]

2018-11-16T14:22:35+00:00November 15th, 2018|News|

Solar collectors in Norwegian district heating

Solar thermal is seen as one of the most interesting technologies for European district heating installations with a high share of renewables. A co-operation between district heating companies and solar heat suppliers can be a parallel to the existing co-operation between Norwegian energy companies and suppliers of solar PV. Heat delivery from solar collectors into district heating systems will strengthen the environmental profile, contribute to reduced Norwegian CO2 emissions and also make solar energy a factor in energy policy and planning. An increasing number of European countries support installation and modernisation of district heating networks with a high share of renewables and solar thermal is seen as one of the most interesting technologies. Norwegian solar thermal energy company Aventa is [...]

2018-11-08T12:07:44+00:00November 8th, 2018|News|

RELaTED Project was presented at the General Assembly of the HOLISDER Project

Public Utility Company "Beogradske elektrane" hosts the General Assembly of the HOLISDER Project funded by the European Union through the HORIZON 2020 Program. At the session, RELaTED Project was presented. From 16th to 18th of October 2018, “Beogradske elektrane" hosts the General Assembly of the HOLISDER Project funded by the European Union through the HORIZON 2020 Program. The participants were addressed by Director of the Department for Development and Investments of Beogradske elektrane Mr. Zoran Spasenovski and Project leaders on behalf of Beogradske elektrane Mr. Bojan Bogdanović and Mr. Radmilo Savić, as well as Mr. Ander Romero, Project Coordinator. PUC "Beogradske elektrane", according to the statement, is currently engaged in three EU-funded projects, for which realization funds amounting to more [...]

2018-10-31T11:56:32+00:00October 31st, 2018|News|