Heating and Cooling: Open Source Tool for Mapping and Planning of Energy Systems
HotMaps – Heating and Cooling: Open Source Tool for Mapping and Planning of Energy Systems
Project description: HotMaps will develop, demonstrate and disseminate a toolbox to support public authorities, energy agencies and planners in strategic heating and cooling planning on local, regional and national levels, and in-line with EU policies.
The toolbox will facilitate: (1) Mapping heating and cooling energy situation including renewable and waste heat potentials in GIS layers; (2) Model the energy system, considering hourly matching of supply and demand, demand response etc.; (3) Supporting the comprehensive assessment of efficient heating and cooling according to the Energy Efficiency Directive; (4) Comparative assessment of supply and demand options and of given scenarios until 2050.
An open data set for EU-28 will be created to perform those tasks in virtually any EU region up to a 250x250m level, which will reduce barriers for authorities to heating and cooling planning. HotMaps will allow for updating locally available data and links to existing models.
The software will be developed in close cooperation with the target group, within the consortium and beyond. The toolbox will be developed, validated and demonstrated with 7 pilot areas to provide a tested and user friendly software entirely based on user needs.
Client: EASME, European Union
Project partner: : Energy Economics Group, Vienna University of Technology (Austria),
Aalborg University (Denmark),
CREM –Center for Research in Energy and Municipalities (Switzerland),
Energy Cities (France),
EURAC Institute for Renewable Energy (Italy),
Fraunhofer Society for the advancement of applied research (Germany),
HES-SO, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland (Switzerland),
Municipality of Aalborg (Denmark), Municipality of Bistrita (Romania), Municipality Frankfurt am Main (Germany), City of Geneva (Switzerland),
Milton Keynes Council (UK),
Fomento San Sebastian (Spain),
Kerry Country Council (Ireland)
Start: 1. 10. 2016
Duration: 48 months
Contact: Marcus Hummel