Digital Intelligent and Scalable Control for Renewables in Heating Networks


DISTRHEAT (Digital Intelligent and Scalable conTrol for Renewables in HEAting neTworks) is a research project funded by the European Commission through ERA-Net Smart Energy Systems (SES).

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The project is led by University of Parma (Italy). The consortium also involves Mälardalen University (Sweden), Siram Veolia (Italy), Mälarenergi AB (Sweden) and First Control Systems AB (Sweden).

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Public Deliverables, Publications and Dissemination Material

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  • Date 2020-12-09
  • Article type Current

New publication for DISTRHEAT

Our latest work on advanced model-predictive control of district heating networks is now available from Applied Energy! Costanza Saletti, a doctoral student from University of Parma, has proposed a smart control approach for the city of Västerås based on the concept of State of Charge for the thermal inertia of the DHN.

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  • Date 2020-11-06
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DISTRHEAT General Assembly Ordinary Meeting

Today we met to review the progresses in the first year of the DISTRHEAT project (funded by ERA-Net Smart Energy Systems) and to look forward for the next two years.

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  • Date 2020-10-16
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New presentation for DISTRHEAT

On October 16, 2020, Costanza Saletti and Mirko Morini from University of Parma were invited speakers at the Joint Programming Conference Smart Energy Systems 2020 within the session Program Cooperation Scoping Heating and Cooling: Developing a New Focus Area.

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  • Date 2020-09-30
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New presentation for DISTRHEAT

The recent findings of the DISTRHEAT project will be presented at the 6th International Conference on Smart Energy Systems, which will be held on 6-7 October 2020 as an online event.

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  • Date 2020-06-05
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New publication under DISTRHEAT

Our review article on district heating and cooling research within Horizon 2020 is now published

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  • Date 2020-05-22
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General Assembly ordinary meeting

The General Assembly ordinary meeting of the project took place on the 27th of April. Due to the present circumstances, the meeting was held virtually.

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  • Date 2020-03-27
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The kick-off meeting of DISTRHEAT took place on the 1st of November 2019 at Västerås. The project ambition and objectives were discussed and commonly agreed future actions were decided.

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