Montag, 7. März 2016

Mälardalen University brings technological energy efficiency forward

The special focus of our Work Package 3 lies on technological energy efficiency. Responsable leader of this Work Package is the swedish Mälaradalen University. Find out more about this project partner..

Mälardalen University (abbreviated MDH) is one of Sweden’s large institutes of higher education. The University has over 14,000 students studying 52 programmes and 1,000 courses, and almost 900 faculty and staff. MDH is characterised by close partnerships with businesses and the public sector in the region, making the University attractive to students - and the students attractive on the labour market.

The Future Energy Center at MDH is one of Sweden's strongest environments in process optimisation targeting the process industry and the energy sector. Innovative solutions and tools within the areas of energy, building and environmental engineering are being delevoped there. The Future Energy Center has good relationships with both companies and recognised national and international centres, including several Chinese universities. The profile comprises nine professors, a further fifteen senior researchers and more than forty graduate students.

The research at Future Energy Center is focused around Renewable energy, Energy efficiency and emissions mitigation, and smarter modelling/optimisation and management. The Future Energy Center has 27 researchers and 45 PhD students.

The role of WP3 was to identify the potentials of new technologies for smart energy systems to improve the cities’ energy efficiency. To achieve this, a method for collecting the information required for analysing the technical variation of strengths and weaknesses in infrastructure capabilities in European medium-sized cities, as well as to help identify best practices and tools for enhancing the energy performance of city energy systems was developed.

Together with MDH, a group of technical experts from different companies and research institutes, was responsible for carrying out all the tasks and activities involved within the work package.

All the results have been summarised in several reports; The first one, (D3.1) includes a comprehensive state-of-the-art overview of the available technologies for improving energy efficiency in medium-sized cities. The second deliverable, (D3.2) summarises the results of 25+ case studies , where some of the technologies presented in D3.1. were evaluated in real-life scenarios. In the third deliverable, (D3.3) the results from personal interviews that have been carried out with the cities, to identify their innovation potential, technology adoption level and the expected impact level on improving energy efficiency, from the adoption of these technologies, are presented. Deliverable four (D3.4) presents the results from the technology assessment tool where the current status and improvements potential in the cities through effective use of technology. Finally, the last deliverable (D.3.5) summarises all the results and writes down specific recommendations for technology adoption for improving the energy efficiency for medium sized cities.

Keine Kommentare:

Kommentar veröffentlichen