Hybrid Coupled Networks for Thermal-Electric Integrated Smart Energy Districts
Hypergryd’s objective is to develop a set of replicable and scalable-cost effective solutions to allow the integration of renewables-based technologies inside thermal grids and their link with electrical grids, accelerating the sustainable transition towards future 4th and 5th generations of district heating and cooling.
Specific objectives and technological applications
Hypergryd project aims at developing a set of replicable and scalable-cost effective technical solutions to allow the integration of Renewables-based technologies with different dispatchability and intrinsic variability inside thermal grids and their link with the electrical grids.
The integration of thermal and electric grids through a set of renewable-based, digitally-operated and user-centred solutions are key to accelerate the sustainable transition towards future 4th and 5th generations of District Heating and Cooling (DHC) and contribute to EU climate goals by 2050.
Project's main objectives
Tools & MethodsHYPERGRYD relies on 4 pillars following a holistic approach to promote integrations of smart grids, energy storage and increased share of renewable energy based on three main concepts: high dispatchability of RES, DHC and power-to-heat solutions and contextual ICT control strategies, and SHG production which will allow for significant gain in RES share of the overall demand of the urban districts. These 4 pillars are:
- Technologies and ICT tools development
- Validation campaign at TRL5
- User engagement
- Value chain creation and business models
- Ensure 60% RES penetration in the DH demand for the 4th generation system and 80% of RES penetration for the 5th generation scenario, reducing environmental emissions for H/C sectors.
- Reduce the temperature level at 50º-60 º C 60ºC in the 4th generation DHC and at 25 º C in the 5th generation, minimizing grid losses and increasing the integration of heat recovery from industrial sectors and electricity production.
- Foster the sustainability of district heating and cooling networks connected to local RES, CHP and energy storage in terms of being adaptive and scalable to energy demand.
- Promote the engagement of users in the energy transition by stimulating the indirect knowledge acquisition by means of innovative ICT solutions and energy storage, which both play key roles in demand side actors moving from consumers to prosumers.
- Increase the primary energy saving respect to current scenario.