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Seminar: present and future expectations of the Estonian district heating sector

RELaTED project took part in the district heating autumn seminar 2021, organized by the Estonian District Heating Association and the Tartu Regional Energy Agency. This seminar was focused on the present and future expectations of the Estonian district heating sector. TARKON demo area in Tartu. Photo: GREN. The district heating autumn seminar 2021, organized by the Estonian District Heating Association and the Tartu Regional Energy Agency, took place on November 18th. 2021, 9: 30-15: 00, Tartu SPARK center and ZOOM virtual environment. This event was aimed at specialists of district heating companies, local government specialists dealing with heat management, engineers, designers, etc. and people who are working for district heating sector in whole Estonia. During the event, they [...]

2021-11-18T15:22:43+00:00November 18th, 2021|Events, News|

RELaTED presents promising results in its 9th General Assembly

After two days of intense activity, the RELaTED project consortium ends its General Assembly. On this occasion, the meetings were held in a hybrid format (onsite and online) at the Tecnalia facilities in Spain. Due to the current health situation, part of the project partners could not attend in person, but they connected by teleconference for all the sessions. On this occasion, the meetings were held in a hybrid format (onsite and online) at the Tecnalia facilities in Spain. The first day the status of the demonstration sites was reported, in all cases already built and in operation. Specifically, the demonstrator sites had the opportunity to share with the rest of the partners the technical advances made in [...]

2021-11-12T11:24:45+00:00November 12th, 2021|News|

Webconference: Innovative District Heating and Cooling in practice

How do we go from theory to practice? Representatives of the projects RELaTED and ReUseHeat shared their experience with their pilot sites of Belgrade and Berlin.  Speakers’ slides Fitfor55 - Recast of the EED heating & Cooling 28-10-2021_MLaaniste by Madis Laaniste RELATED - Beoelek pilot site 28-10-2021_RSavic by Radmilo Savic ReUseHeat - Installing a Heat Pump System in Metro Networks 28-10-2021_KOchsner by Karl Ochsner Sen.   Following the release of important legislative actions, like the Fit for 55 package in July 2021, boosting innovation in energy sources and energy-saving sectors has been key. Innovative technologies and systems entail great challenges. District Heating and Cooling is no exception. Pilot and demonstration sites, although not running smoothly all the time, are great steps [...]

2021-11-04T10:06:54+00:00October 20th, 2021|News|

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|