Project: Digital Intelligent and Scalable conTrol for Renewables in HEAting neTworks

Acronym DISTRHEAT (Reference Number: 91135)
Duration 01/04/2019 - 31/03/2022
Project Topic The aim of the project is to demonstrate and test in real operating environment the Model Predictive Control (MPC) applied to District Heating and Cooling networks (DHC)._x000D_ Two different test sites will be addressed. MPC will be demonstrated in (i) a medium-size DHC for the fulfillment of thermal demand in the service sector in Italy and in (ii) a large-size DHC for the fulfillment of thermal demand in the residential sector in Sweden._x000D_ The project will not only deal with technology topics, it will also analyze the social and economic impact of the proposed technology and address the potential barriers and opportunities to its diffusion._x000D_ The project partnership involves two need-owners (Siram by Veolia and Mälarenergi), two research institutions (Center for Energy and Environment of the University of Parma and School of Business, Society and Engineering of the Mälardalen University) and a technology provider (First Control Systems AB)._x000D_
Network EN SGplusRegSys
Call First Joint Call on Integrated Regional Energy Systems

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 Siram Spa Partner Italy
2 Mälardalen University Partner Sweden
3 First Control Systems AB Partner Sweden
4 Mälarenergi Partner Sweden
5 Università degli Studi di Parma Coordinator Italy