In this section you may find publications generated by the project as part of the project dissemination activities.

District heating systems modeling: A gamification approach

District heating (DH) is supposed to largely contribute to achievement of the climate goals in the near future. However, public awareness, understanding and acceptance of the technology are required. The REWARDHeat Serious Game game can help reach the public and allow players to explore interdependencies between technical, economic, ecological and sociopolitical aspects of DH.

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Fifth-Generation District Heating and Cooling Substations: Demand Response with Artificial Neural Network-Based Model Predictive Control

The paper aims at reviewing recent publications on both hard and soft-computing implementations like model predictive control and machine learning algorithms with applications on low and neutral temperature DH networks.

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Advanced Control and Fault Detection Strategies for District Heating and Cooling Systems—A Review

The fifth-generation district heating and cooling (5GDHC) is a novel solution emerging in Europe. This article presents advanced control strategies for the operation of the customer-sited energy transfer stations by means of model predictive control (MPC).

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How innovative district heating networks reduce the consumption of fossil energy

EURAC Research, within the Project REWARDHeat explores how low-grade renewable and waste heat can be effectively recovered in district heating and cooling networks.In January 2021 an article have been published on Open Access Government.

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Integration of Renewables in DHC for Sustainable Living Workshop

Euroheat & Power, on behalf of the REWARDHeat project, published an article with several other H2020 projects following a workshop on the integration of renewables in DHC networks, which took place at the Sustainable Places 2020 conference.

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Role of sustainable heat sources in transition towards fourth generation district heating – A review

This article examines the technical and non-technical obstacles that come with incorporating solar thermal, waste heat, geothermal, and biomass energy sources into 4-th generation district heating systems.

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Technical and Economic Assessment of Supermarket and Power Substation Waste Heat Integration into Existing District Heating Systems

District heating systems are almost always located in densely populated urban areas. UNIZAG has developed an economic assessment model for the integration of urban heat sources. The method was tested on a case study of a supermarket and power substation located in Croatia's capital, Zagreb.

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Position Paper on Key Texts of the European Commission's Fit for 55 Package

 REWARDHeat overview of relevant aspects of the European Commission’s fit-for-55 package. The proposals that will have the biggest impact on DHC, and the wider H&C sector, are the revision of the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED), the revision of the Renewable Energy Directive (RED) and the revision and extension of the EU Emissions Trading System Directive (EU ETS). REWARDHeat is well placed to provide important knowledge and can give input to the ongoing policy discussion and the revision of the chosen directives.

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