Low temperature district heating project in Tartu, Estonia

Fortum Tartu is investigating new possibilities and solutions for developing the low temperature concept developed by RELaTED project in Tarkon, a selected part of the existing district heating network. The main idea is to investigate whether it is possible to lower the district heating supply temperatures in the existing district heating system, what its benefits are and where the limits are. The using of waste heat from industry as an energy source for district heating is also a part of the proyect. Read more about the technical concept of Tartu's demo site in the following document. Download the PDF to view the document here >    This browser does not support PDFs. Please download the PDF to view it: [...]

2020-04-02T16:38:07+00:00April 2nd, 2020|News|

RELaTED project demo site: intervention plan in Belgrade’s district heating system

The RELaTED ultra-low temperature district heating concept and technologies will be tested in Belgrade, the capital of Serbia. The heating system of Belgrade is one of the largest in the region, with the installed power of 3GW in 40 heat sources, an annual production of heat energy of 3,66 GWh, a district heating network of 750 km long and 9,000 substations. Know more about the different interventions to be performed by RELaTED project in this city in the following document.  This browser does not support PDFs. Please download the PDF to view it: Download PDF Download PDF >

2020-03-26T12:55:28+00:00March 26th, 2020|News|

District heating: the key to decarbonising Europe’s heating

District heating (DH) systems are one of the most energy efficient heating systems in urban environments, with proven reliability within many decades already. District heating systems are identified as key systems to achieve the de-carbonization of heating energy in European Cities. Renewable and waste heat sources are foreseen at the same time as decarbonized heat sources and the way to guarantee competitive energy costs with limited influence of fossil fuel supply price volatility. To achieve this, a transition is needed in DHs, comprising not only measures to improve overall performance (temperature level reductions, improvement of substations, etc.), but to guarantee system viability as a whole in a context of reduced heat loads with the transition to Near Zero Energy Buildings [...]

2020-02-12T14:09:24+00:00February 12th, 2020|News|

Solar thermal potential in the district heating system of Belgrade City

The use of renewable energy sources as biomass, solar thermal solutions, geothermal energy, and waste heat is becoming more popular in Europe. The transition of district heating systems from fossil fuels to renewables is the next step in the development of district heating, but there is still a lot of work ahead for everyone, not only in the local level but in the whole world. Chairs of Opening ceremony: prof. dr Branislav Todorović, prof. dr Bratislav Blagojević and dr Milovan Živković (Photo: Serbian Society for HVAC&R). These are some of the topics discussed at the regional conference Renewable Energy Sources in District Heating and Cooling Systems held in Belgrade last december. This event was organized by the European [...]

2020-01-09T11:08:36+00:00January 9th, 2020|News|

SMACCs Master Programme invites RELaTED project coordinator to talk about district heating systems

The University of the Basque Country invited Roberto Garay, coordinator of the RELaTED Project, to be part of a seminar organized by the Master Programme in Smart Cities and Communities SMACCs. The students had the opportunity to acquire new skills in Solar Thermal Systems in District Heating. For three days the students could improve their knowledge about district heating systems and the great possibilities that offers the ultra-low temperature solution developed by RELaTED project. This master programme is designed to educate the next generation of engineers and researchers in Smart Cities and Communities SMACCs is an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD) designed to educate the next generation of engineers and researchers in Smart Cities and Communities by bringing together [...]

2019-12-19T10:09:38+00:00December 19th, 2019|News|

WEBINAR: “An innovative approach to thermal energy storage and self-sufficiency in buildings”

RELaTED project was presented at the webinar “An innovative approach to thermal energy storage and self-sufficiency in buildings", organized by its sister EU project CHESS SETUP. The webinar also had the special collaboration of the projects SUNHORIZON and HYBUILD. Roberto Garay, ReLATED Project Coordinator (Tecnalia), presented the RELaTED concept at the webinar  "An innovative approach to thermal energy storage and self-sufficiency in buildings", organized by its sister project CHESS SETUP. In this webinar the attendees learnt about the CHESS SETUP system, a reliable, efficient and profitable system able to supply heating and hot water in buildings mainly form renewable sources. The empirical results of the pilot which have implemented CHESS SETUP system were presented. Then, RELaTED, SUNHORIZON and HYBUILD projects [...]

2020-06-25T11:02:31+00:00December 12th, 2019|News|

The RELaTED concept was presented at the 50th International HVAC&R Congress and Exhibition in Belgrade

Ljubisa Vladic, Deputy of Production and Distribution Manager at PUC Beogradske Elektrane, presented the advances of the RELaTED ultra-low temperature district heating concept in Belgrade, into the session titled “Energy Solutions for Cities of the Future”, organized as part of the 50th International HVAC&R Congress and Exhibition. The RELaTED project was presented during the Panel III, including the 20-year District Energy Action Plan for Belgrade, the feasibility of solar thermal integration in district heating and the pre-feasibility study on interconnection of the district energy system in Belgrade. These presentations were delivered by a team of international experts, to be followed by Q&A and feedback from participants. The 50th International Congress and Exhibition on Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning (HVAC&R) Congress and [...]

2020-01-15T12:05:19+00:00December 5th, 2019|News|

Webinar on RELaTED project: Integration of Industrial Waste Heat in District Heating

What’s new in District Heating Systems (DHs)? What are the benefits of industrial waste heat in district heating? These and more questions were covered during the webinar on the Integration of Industrial Waste Heat in District Heating. The European Portal for Energy Efficiency in Buildings (BUILD UP) and the RELaTED Project organized a one-hour webinar that took place on Monday, 2 December 2019, at 12:00 CET. District Heating Systems have traditionally been designed to be operated with central energy production facilities and a variety of distributed consumption locations (dwellings, tertiary buildings, etc). In some cases, heat is partially obtained from local industrial waste heat streams, leading to almost de-carbonized heating energy supplies. What is the role of waste heat coming from industries [...]

2020-01-15T12:26:36+00:00November 21st, 2019|News|

5th RELaTED Project General Assembly in Helsinge, Denmark

The RELaTED Project Consortium. RELaTED Project partners gathered in Helsinge this november to present the work and the advances done during the last six months. Partners of RELaTED, Renewable Low Temperature District, presented their advances in the innovative concept of decentralized Ultra-Low Temperature (ULT) network solution during a three-day meeting held on November 12-14. The meetings took place at the premises of the RELaTED Project partner METRO THERM in Helsinge, (around 50 km North of Copenhagen and a population of approximately 8000 people) During the thematic sessions and meetings, project partners presented the progress made in the last 6 months and established the work plan for the following semester. This visit to Helsinge was also a great opportunity to know the [...]

2019-11-19T11:18:27+00:00November 14th, 2019|News|

RELaTED concept was presented at the X edition of IAQVEC

The attendees of the 10th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality, Ventilation and Energy Conservation in Buildings (IAQVEC) had the opportunity to know more about the decentralized and renewable ultra-low temperature district heating concept that proposes the RELaTED project. Mikel Lumbreras, researcher at Tecnalia, gave an interesting presentation about the 4th Generation District Heating and the ultra-low district heating advantages for adapting to changeable conditions. Lumbreras also presented the benefits of flexible technologies as microboosters and 3 function scheme substations. This session was also a great opportunity to shared the latest developments in ultra-low district heating concepts and district heating substations proposed by the RELaTED project. These papers are online and freely available in the following URLs: RELaTED, decentralized & [...]

2019-10-31T12:57:48+00:00October 31st, 2019|News|