- 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