Project: TOP-UP: TOP-down energy projects as catalysators for bottom-UP local energy initiatives.

Acronym TOP-UP (Reference Number: 91151)
Duration 01/04/2019 - 31/03/2021
Project Topic TOP-UP studies how TOP-down initiated heat networks can play a central role in integrated regional energy systems, and investigates how these top-down actions can empower bottom-UP participation among local actors and sectors, as to achieve the regions’ ambitious energy targets. _x000D_ _x000D_ TOP-UP incorporates expertise in modelling, automation, social sciences and practice to optimize regional energy systems. It focuses on the integration of heat and electricity networks, and identifies and fosters optimal levels of local actor/sector participation. TOP-UP aims to satisfy actors/sectors’ needs and preferences, and to optimize regional energy system performance._x000D_ _x000D_ TOP-UP develops tailored solutions for the Groningen (NL) and Copenhagen (DK) energy systems - which prioritize changes to their heat networks due to unique regional challenges - and studies how these solutions can be scaled and customized to other regions, making best use of local renewables and reducing the dependency on fossil fuels.
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Network EN SGplusRegSys
Call First Joint Call on Integrated Regional Energy Systems

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 University of Groningen - Environmental Psychology Coordinator Netherlands
2 University of Groningen - ENTEG Partner Netherlands
3 Municipality of Groningen Partner Netherlands
4 Enpuls/Enexis Partner Netherlands
5 Technical University Denmark Partner Denmark
6 Høje Taastrup Municipality Partner Denmark
7 Høje Taastrup District Heating Partner Denmark
8 Powerchainger Partner Netherlands
9 Center Denmark  Partner Denmark