In June, the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission organised the first workshop on Regional Heating and Cooling priorities in the framework of the Smart Specialisation Platform. The key objective of the Smart Specialisation Platform on Energy is to support the effective uptake of the cohesion funds for those regions with particular interests in the thematic area of sustainable heating and cooling. European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) play an important role in boosting the shift towards a low-carbon economy, and in promoting innovation in the field of energy. The RELaTED’s innovative concept of decentralized Ultra-Low Temperature network was presented to several experts participating at the meeting and raised a lot of interest. The key objective of the Smart Specialisation Platform [...]
Euroheat & Power provides a letter of support for RELaTED and declare their interest and full support to the project. Euroheat & Power is a unique network of district energy organizations and professionals. This international association connects industry players, decision-makers and academia from over thirty countries around the globe. Set up under the umbrella of Euroheat & Power, DHC+ Technology Platform is the European hub for research & innovation in district heating and cooling. This Platform is directly involved and actively supporting a variety of EU research project on renewable heating and cooling, heat mapping and planning, smart cities and integrated energy systems.
RELaTED project meeting in Tartu. RELaTED project partners have recently attended their scheduled appointment, this time in Tartu, Estonia. Tartu is one of the four demonstration sites where RELaTED Ultra-Low Temperature concept is being implemented. RELaTED project partners meet in Tartu to discuss their progress in developing Ultra-Low Temperature concept and to define the next steps to follow. The meeting continued with a study visit of the Fortum Tartu CHP plant part of the low temperature district heating demonstration site in Tartu. This plant uses local biofuels - woodchips and peat to produce electricity and heat. The heat is delivered though district heating network for more than 75% of Tartu's residents. Finally, RELaTED partners visited the cooling complex [...]
Design of consumer thermal substations for the integration of distributed solar technologies in District Heating systems
Victor Sanchez and Roberto Garay, of Tecnalia, presented a new consumer substation on the 5th International Solar District Heating Conference. This concept of substation for the connection of Solar Thermal into District Heating networks, will be developed within RELaTED project. […]
RELaTED concept was presented on the 5th International Solar District Heating Conference in Graz, Austria. Roberto Garay and Victor Sanchez, of Tecnalia, drafted a paper to describe the RELaTED decentralized Ultra-Low Temperature DH network scheme. This paper is accesible for download at this link. Below you can read the abstract of this paper. […]
RELaTED project will provide a framework for the integration of many renewable heat sources into a low temperature DH system. RELaTED started in October of 2017 as a new Horizon 2020 EU Research and Innovation project on low temperature district heating systems. It's objective is to provide a framework for the integration of many renewable heat sources into a low temperature DH system. So-called triple function substations are the core of the project, which allow for the incorporation of building integrated solar thermal systems and reversible heat pump units into the grid. The collaboration of companies as NIBE, METRO THERM, AVENTA SOLAR and Industrias IMAR will make it possible to develop and test all these three systems. The system will [...]