Key Info

Basic Information

Prof. Dr. Bernhard Rumpe
Faculty / Institution:
Mathematics, Computer Science and Natural Sciences
Societal Challenges
Project duration:
01.03.2015 to 30.04.2018
EU contribution:
2.100.130 euros
  EU flag This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 649796.  


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