At the Mallorca pilot demand response (DR) events are run, comparing two identical air handling units (AHU) of two different wings of Son Llatzer Hospital building. Analyzing the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) consumption during the DR events in two twin hospital patient’s rooms wings (one under DR event conditions and the other in normal […]
OPTi has presented new results on the optimization of the supply temperature curve at the 21st Nordic Process Control Workshop in Åbo, Finland. The results indicate that peak loads can be managed while reducing the total supplied energy at the same time. The Solution includes a forecaster (called OPTi-Forecaster) and an adaptive approach to tailoring […]
OPTi will organize a workshop at the ACM eEnergy conference. District heating and cooling systems (DHC), both large and small scale, need to be more smart. The future DHC systems are envisioned to be more efficient, intelligent and cheaper. The development and deployment of intelligent systems using smart metering and control solutions for optimization, the […]
OPTi is featured in a new Commission report showing European Union on-the-ground support for the 2016 Heating and Cooling strategy. The report concludes that since most of the energy needed for heating and cooling is still generated from fossil fuels, Europe needs to find ways to sharply reduce its energy consumption. A total of EUR […]
The OPTi project organises, together with the STORM project, a workshop on Efficient, Intelligent and Economic District Heating and Cooling Systems. Papers are accepted and the deadline is June 28, 2016. Read more about the workshop at http://eie-dhc.opti2020.eu and about the conference at http://sgc2016.ieee-smartgridcomm.org. Download the Call for papers as pdf file.
The first version of the virtual knob developed by RWTH is being tested at Luleå Energis office building. Right now test are being performed to lower the peak loads during certain hours in the mornings and afternoon. In order to ensure that a good indoor temperature is maintained, the staff can press green or red smiley-face depending on […]