Smart citizen-centered local electricity to heat systems
A brief Summary
The overall objective of the project is to carry out test and demonstration activities by working closely with local citizens, local authorities and stakeholders for establishing community-based transition of the heating supply from fossil fuel (natural gas and oil boilers) to electric heating in individual residences and in the district heating network of selected local communities under Skive municipality. These are important steps targeted by Skive municipality for achieving a goal of CO2-neutrality in 2029. The project will also include analysis on how the local electricity grid system is affected, possible bottlenecks and how local rural energy systems and the local grid system can be optimized – seeing the Western Salling test and demonstration area as a local integrated community energy system.
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Aalborg University, AAU, provides high-quality education and research within the fields of natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, engineering, and health sciences. It focuses on world class research groups representing the academic areas of the University. AAU has a solid record of accomplishment in both national and international projects. The Department of Energy Technology (AUU-DET) has broad knowledge of control and operation of distributed generation and thermal systems, demand response, optimization of energy systems, etc. AUU-DET aims at developing solutions for a sustainable energy future, a vision that matches the SMARTCE2H-project well, integrating smart energy systems and electricity to other energy sectors. AAU has 3,362 employees with 250 being part of AAU-DET.
Henrik Lund Stærmose
Neogrid develops innovative control and monitoring technology to enable efficient and flexible energy use. Flexible energy usage is a key enabler in the transition towards sustainable energy systems where appropriate control and monitoring is a prerequisite. Neogrid Technolgies has more than 7 years’ experience providing smart energy solutions via cloud based heating control in buildings, data collection from IoT devices and smart meters. Neogrid has extensive knowledge of the smart grid and smart energy systems and has participated in several research projects. In the SMARTCE2H project, Neogrid will be developing and testing its technologies in a much larger scale. Neogrid has 7 employees.
Morten Veis Donnerup
Suntherm ApS is a small Danish enterprise that was established in 2014. The focus for Suntherm is to develop a new heating system to replace fossil fuels in residential buildings. Over the years, Suntherm has received funding from both investors and from national and international programmes. During 2018, Suntherm started selling heating as a service to consumers i Hvidbjerg. In this project, SmartCE2H, Suntherm will gather insights from the electricity import/export from the local energy community and will be able to further develop its products and business models to target local energy communities throughout Denmark and Europe. Suntherm currently has 9 employees.
Karl Egeriis Krogshede
Skive Municipality is a municipality in Central Denmark covering the Salling Peninsula in Jutland. It covers an area of 688 km2 and has a population of approx. 50,000. The municipaliy has an ambition to become CO2-neutral in 2029. This requires the citizens to become part of the change over with participation, acceptance and ownership of local, renewable energy initiatives. Energibyen Skive is a development department under the municipality of Skive, working with climate, energy and business development. Skive Municipality’s activities in SMARTCE2H will target the West-Salling demonstration area and relevant rural areas. Skive Municipality has a total of 2,500 employees.
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- Energibyen Skive publishes article about the booster station
- First test of the booster station run at Citronvej
- Winter works progressing at Citronvej
- Energy, Mobility, and Beyond
- Article in nation-wide JP about Suntherm
- Citronvej ideal demonstration area￼
- Citronvej in Skive as a frame for heat experiment – news travels￼
- CleantechWatch reports on Suntherm’s heat solution￼
- Local company in charge of the technology
- Engaging local citizens
- Demonstration of new technology within the district heating system at Citronvej in Skive￼