Our project STORM is prominently featured in the new Commission report showing European Union on-the-ground support for the 2016 Heating and Cooling strategy.
Heating and Cooling – some background
Heating and cooling consume half of the EU’s energy and much of it is wasted. The lion’s share of heating and cooling is still generated from fossil fuels, mainly natural gas, while only 18% is generated from renewable energy. In order to fulfil the EU’s climate and energy goals, the heating and cooling sector must therefore sharply reduce its energy consumption and cut its use of fossil fuels. To this end the European Commission adopted a heating and cooling strategy in February 2016 as part of the wider Energy Union Package. A number of activities and projects funded by the programmes of European Union, including the STORM project, are supporting this new EU heating and cooling strategy.
What is the report about?
The report provides an overview of the EU-funded projects in the area of heating and cooling. As shown in this report, present day support to heating and cooling from the European Union’s research and innovation programmes is significant. A total of approx. EUR 166 million of EU funding is allocated to research, demonstration and market uptake of energy efficient, low carbon and renewables heating and cooling solutions. A breakdown is provided in the report.
The STORM project is part of a group of projects focusing on optimizing District Heating and Cooling networks, and more specifically on advanced “intelligent” network controllers. Our sister projects, with which we are actively exploring synergies, are:
The report can be accessed on the DG ENER website under Heating and Cooling section:
Overview of EU support activities and projects on energy efficiency and renewables in the heating and cooling sector