Six Virtual Use Cases will analyse potential configurations for integrating the RESTORE technology and RES into different plants connected to DHC networks, spread over different locations in Europe:

Use Case I – Brønderslev, Denmark

Use Case I deals with a residential and industrial DH with biomass and solar collectors in Denmark

  • Use Case Area of Application: district heating for the city of Brønderslev, biomass and solar collectors as renewable technologies to provide heat to the district.
  • Expected goals to be achieved: maximization of renewable energy integration in the district and optimum waste heat utilization from local industry for highly efficient seasonal storage of electricity.
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Use Case II – Gmunden, Austria

Use Case II deals with the integration of different heat sources into DH of a cement factory in Austria

  • Use Case Area of Application: analysis of potential configurations of integrating the RESTORE technology into the cement production plant and its relation to the neighbouring heat consumers.
  • Expected goals to be achieved: maximization of renewable energy integration and optimum WEH utilization from the factory for highly efficient seasonal storage of electricity using RESTORE.
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Use Case III – Ružomberok, Slovakia

Use Case III integrates RESTORE with different heat sources in DH of a paper mill in Slovakia

  • Use Case Area of Application: Analysis of potential configurations for integrating the RESTORE technology into plants of the Pulp and Paper Industry connected to DH and RES.
  • Expected goals to be achieved: Maximize the renewable energy integration and optimize WEH utilization from the factory for highly efficient seasonal heat storage.
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Use Case IV – BRESCIA, Italy

Use Case IV deals with the integration of different heat sources into DH of a steel industry in Italy

  • Use Case Area of Application: the use case will apply the RESTORE concept to a DHC network linked to one of the largest electric arc furnace steel mills in Italy
  • Expected goals to be achieved: achieve higher efficiency of Alfa Acciai production process, improve HP utilization during summer season and increase share on local DH.
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Use Case V – Holzkirchen, Germany

Use Case V concerns the district heating with geothermal technology in a plant in Germany

  • Use Case Area of Application: the use case will apply the RESTORE concept to a DHC network (local utility of Holzkirchen) with geothermal technology.
  • Expected goals to be achieved: maximization of the geothermal heat exploitation and optimum WEH utilization for highly efficient seasonal storage of heat.
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Use Case VI – Milan, Italy

Use Case VI deals with a small-scale DHC network of POLIMI university campus in Italy

  • Use Case Area of Application: this use case aims to exploit RESTORE in small-scale DHC networks.
  • Expected goals to be achieved: apply the RESTORE concept to a small DHC network available at Politecnico di Milano campus and representative of small size decentralized solutions.
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