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RESTORE - Renewable Energy based on seasonal Storage Technology in Order to Raise Economic and environmental sustainability of DHC
RESTORE proposes a solution for centralised generation and distribution of heating and cooling based on integration of innovative renewable energy production and storage technologies. Through this solution, the RESTORE district heating and cooling (DHC) network would allow individual consumers to access heat produced from biomass and other land-based renewable energy sources or recovered from industrial waste.
The RESTORE innovative concept will be virtually implemented and optimised for six pilots around Europe with real data from their providers. It will enable potential end-users to get a clear understanding of the benefits of having RESTORE technology in their plants and applications, stimulating the European clean energy ecosystem and contributing to the green transition of the EU's economy.
Prospex Institute's Role
Prospex Institute will lead the design and implementation of RESTORE solution's socio-economic assessment, summarising major potential social impacts through co-designed indicators. The solution will be assessed both qualitatively and quantitatively with project partners, users of the RESTORE solution in pilot sites and other interested external stakeholders, who will also provide valuable insights for RESTORE scalability and replication potential.
In addition, Prospex Institute will engage diverse stakeholder groups, contributing to the creation and coordination of a community of potential RESTORE end-users. This growing community will serve as a forum for inputs and exchanges on the RESTORE concept design and its virtual tool, also allowing various stakeholders to build their own testing cases through professionally facilitated virtual workshops along the project.
This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement number 101036766.
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