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Basic Information

Prof. Dr. Bernhard Rumpe
Mathematics, Computer Science and Natural Sciences
Societal Challenges
Project duration:
01.03.2015 to 30.04.2018
EU contribution:
2.100.130 euros


OPTiOptimisation of District Heating Cooling systems


The OPTi project aspires to create a long-lasting impact by rethinking the way DHC systems are architected and controlled. The overarching goal is to create business benefit for the industry as well as to ensure optimal end-consumer satisfaction.

OPTi will deliver methodologies and tools that will enable accurate modelling, analysis and control of current and envisioned DHC systems. The methodology will be deployed both on a complete system level, and on the level of a building(s).

OPTi will treat the DHC system as a system subject to dynamic control, and will treat thermal energy as a resource to be controlled for DHC systems towards saving energy and reducing peak loads. This will lead to the most environmentally-friendly way of utilizing energy sources, thus reducing the reliance on additional boilers running on oil and/or electricity and overall providing a socio-economically sustainable environment.


  • Lulea Tekniska Universitet, Sweden (Coordinator)
  • Athens University of Economics and Business – Research Center, Greece
  • IBM India Private Limited, India
  • SAMPOL Ingenieria y Obras S.A., Spain
  • Luleå Energi AB, Sweden
  • TWT GmbH Science & Innovation, Germany
  • Optimation AB, Sweden