D2Grids, rolling out 5th generation district heating and cooling

Project Summary

Increasing the share of renewable energy by accelerating the roll-out of demand-driven smart grids delivering low temperature heating and cooling to NWE cities

The D2GRIDS project aims to develop 5th generation urban heating and cooling networks (5G DHC) in Europe. They will allow to anticipate the needs or sources of fatal heat, cold or renewable electricity in their vicinity. Similarly, local collective self-consumption logic will be optimized by broadly integrating heating and cooling needs, storage capacities or associated thermal or electrical flexibility.

The objective is to maximize the share of renewable energies in these local energy loops, through an industrialization of the approach, a standardized technological model, and a clarification of the business model to strengthen the interest of these projects for third party investors.

The project involves the implementation of 5 demonstrators in Paris-Saclay (FR), Bochum (GE), Brunssum (NL), Glasgow and Nottingham (UK). D2Grids will also prepare similar developments in Parkstad Limburg, North-East France, Flanders, the Ruhr region, Scotland and the East Midlands (United Kingdom). Dedicated education and training programmes will be set up by Open University, a partner in the project, providing expertise in post-graduate and digital learning.

The project has been extended following the 2nd Interreg NWE capitalisation call. In this context, the project benefits from new funding and a new working group composed of 7 partners of the initial consortium as well as 4 new partners.  The D2Grids consortium will thus be in charge of working on a better integration of electrical uses and local renewable electricity production capacities, in order to improve the decarbonisation of 5GDHC networks.

Know more about D2GRIDS and 5GDHC on the website!

Join the D2Grids community on 5th generation district heating and cooling

The D2Grids online community, is open to all professionals (industrial stakeholders, project developers, public authorities...) having an interest in energy grids and 5GDHC technology. Its goal is to ensure knowledge exchange and interaction among key actors.

D2Grids community in English

Project Partners

Lead partner

Organisation Address Email Website
Mijnwater Energy B.V. Spoorplein 45
6411 NZ
h.eijdems@mijnwater.com www.mijnwater.com
Name Contact Name Email Country
Asper Investment Management Ltd Olivier Delpon de Vaux olivier.delpondevaux@asper-im.com United Kingdom
Clyde Gateway Developments Ltd Hugh Moore Hugh.moore@clydegateway.com United Kingdom
Open University Wilfried Ivens Wilfried.ivens@ou.nl Netherlands
ECOTRANSFAIRE Bernard Lahure blahure@ecotransfaire.eu Luxembourg
French Geological Survey Virginie Hamm v.hamm@brgm.fr France
GreenFlex Mathilde Henry mhenry@greenflex.com France
Construction21 France Alice Dupuy alice.dupuy@construction21.fr France
Vito Gert Moermans gert.moermans@vito.be Belgium
FUW GmbH Frank Peper Frank.peper@stadtwerke-bochum.de Germany
Nottingham City Council Neil Han neil.han@nottinghamcity.gov.uk United Kingdom
EPA Paris-Saclay Nicolas Eyraud contact@oin-paris-saclay.fr France
Seqens Ludovic Lamaire-Maringer ludovic.lamairemaringer@seqens.fr France
LLC & Associés - Avocats Justine Bain-Thouverez justine.bain-thouverez@llc-avocats.com France
Engie Services Nederland NV Sjoerd Parren sjoerd.parren@engie.com Netherlands
Scottish Water Horizons Ruth McNeil ruth.mcneil@scottishwater.co.uk United Kingdom

D2Grids releases a quarterly newsletter providing news and expert insight on 5G district heating and cooling. 

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Newsletter #8: Conference and workshop, feedbacks and achievements in 5GDHC sector

Newsletter #7 - 2nd capitalisation call, COP26 and new partners to welcome ! (jul. 2021)

Newsletter # 6 - 5 principles of 5th generation DHC, news from Nottingham, interview of Dr Franck Peper (feb. 2021)

Newsletter #5 - A new 5GHDC platform, 5 pilot sites, blockchain and district heating and cooling in Europe (nov. 2020)

Newsletter #4 - 5th generation DHC in video, geothermal energy in Bochum, COVID-19 challenges in the district energy sector (aug. 2020)

Newsletter #3 - District heating and cooling webinars, 5GDHC in Brunssum, Interseasonal heat storage (may 2020)

Newsletter #2 - District heating and cooling in Bochum, Green Solutions Awards, a new market survey, and much more ! (feb.2020)

Newsletter #1 - Deploying 5th generation district heating and cooling across North-West EuropeSeptember 2019 (sep.2019)

Find here public outputs of the projects

Report on investment opportunities in District Heating and Cooling - August 2021

Procurement for 5GDHC guidelines - June 2021

Transnational Roll-Out Strategy - April 2020

Market survey on available components - December 2019

Blockchain and smart contract State of the art on the energy market - September 2019

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