EASME Contractor’s Day: Meeting of EU Projects on Optimising DHC Networks

On 19 June the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (EASME) organised a contractors’ day for project coordinators and partners in the field of monitoring and optimising district heating & cooling networks. STORM project coordinator Johan Desmedt (VITO/EnergyVille) and exploitation and dissemination leader Alessandro Provaggi (Head of the DHC+ Technology Platform c/o Euroheat & Power) participated on behalf of the STORM project.

The aim was to collectively explore the potential for collaboration and to exchange knowledge, experiences and information related to smart optimisation of DHC. The meeting was based on a participatory approach, giving the opportunity to learn from other projects with similar processes and objectives as well as to share experiences with other colleagues.

The day was structured around three topics:

  • Methodologies, control strategies and tools
  • Prosumers’ engagement
  • Applicability potential and exploitation

Besides STORM, the H2020-funded projects OPTi, FLEXYNETS, E2District, H-DisNET, INDIGO and InDEAL were invited and participated in the workshop.


The STORM consortium would like to thank EASME and DG Energy for organising the contractors’ day. We left the workshop with many new ideas and insights and will make sure to use the feedback in the new versions of the STORM controller.