Close X


closed call

Call: Improving the performance of inefficient district heating networks

Logo
Programme
Acronym H2020
Type of Fund Action programme
Description of programme
"Horizon 2020"
Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme with nearly 80 billion € of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020). Apart from classic research projects, Horizon 2020 also funds innovation projects and pilot-projects in different fields.
The programme is divided into three different sections:
  1. Excellent Science
  2. Industrial Leadership
  3. Societal Challenges
Countries eligible for funding are: The EU-Member States, Iceland, Norway, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Turkey, Moldova, Switzerland, Ukraine, Faroe Islands, Israel, Tunisia, Georgia, Armenia.
Link Link to Programme
Description of programme
"Secure, Clean and Efficient Energy"
To make the transition to a competitive energy system, we need to overcome a number of challenges, such as increasingly scarce resources, growing energy needs and climate change.
The Energy Challenge is structured around seven specific objectives and research areas:
  • Reducing energy consumption and carbon footprint
  • Low-cost, low-carbon electricity supply
  • Alternative fuels and mobile energy sources
  • A single, smart European electricity grid
  • New knowledge and technologies
  • Robust decision making and public engagement
  • Market uptake of energy and ICT innovation.
A budget of 5 931 million € has been allocated to non-nuclear energy research for the period 2014-2020. Out of this figure, more than 200 million € is earmarked to support European Institute of Innovation and Technology activities, subject to a mid-term review.
Title Energy Efficiency 2016 - 2017
Description of call
"Energy Efficiency 2016 - 2017"
A high level of energy efficiency is beneficial for security of supply, sustainability, affordability for households and industry and competitiveness of the EU economy.
The Energy Efficiency area  has been designed for 2016/2017 with a stronger focus on consumer-related issues.
The call includes in total the following topics:
  • Waste heat recovery from urban facilities and re-use to increase energy efficiency of district or individual heating and cooling systems
  • Improving the performance of inefficient district heating networks
  • Standardised installation packages integrating renewable and energy efficiency solutions for heating, cooling and/or hot water preparation
  • New heating and cooling solutions using low grade sources of thermal energy
  • Models and tools for heating and cooling mapping and planning
  • Engaging private consumers towards sustainable energy
  • Behavioural change toward energy efficiency through ICT
  • Socio-economic research on consumer's behaviour related to energy efficiency
  • Engaging and activating public authorities
  • Supporting accelerated and cost-effective deep renovation of buildings through Public Private Partnership (EeB PPP)
  • Overcoming market barriers and promoting deep renovation of buildings
  • Integration of Demand Response in Energy Management Systems while ensuring interoperability through Public Private Partnership (EeB PPP)
  • Cost reduction of new Nearly Zero-Energy buildings
  • Construction skills
  • Increasing capacities for actual implementation of energy efficiency measures in industry and services
  • Effective implementation of EU product efficiency legislation
  • Valorisation of waste heat in industrial systems (SPIRE PPP)
  • Energy efficiency of industrial parks through energy cooperation and mutualised energy services
  • Public Procurement of Innovative Solutions for energy efficiency
  • Bringing to market more energy efficient and integrated data centres
  • ERA-NET Cofund actions supporting Joint Actions towards increasing energy efficiency in industry and services
  • Project Development Assistance
  • Innovative financing schemes
  • Making the energy efficiency market investible
  • Development and roll-out of innovative energy efficiency services
Origin of Applicant EU Member States


Albania / Shqipëria
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia / поранешна југословенска Република Македонија
Iceland / Ísland
Moldova
Montenegro / Crna Gora/Црна Гора
Norway / Norge
Serbia / Сpбија
Switzerland / Schweiz / Suisse / Svizzera
Turkey / Türkiye
Ukraine / Україна Oukraïna
Others
Call
Improving the performance of inefficient district heating networks
Description of call
"Improving the performance of inefficient district heating networks"

District heating's share on heat supply in Europe is about 12%, with some Member States and Associated Countries having a much higher share. In order to preserve existing heating networks and to increase their efficiency, successful approaches to diagnosing and retrofitting inefficient networks, including sustainable business and organisational models, have to be widely promoted and disseminated.

Actions are needed to accelerate the cost effective and energy efficient retrofitting existing, inefficient district heating networks.

Activities supported under this topic should replicate or develop successful technical, managerial, organisational and financial approaches and should lead to the initiation of concrete schemes that guarantee substantial primary energy savings and efficiency gains, including the use of renewable and residual sources of heat as appropriate. Proposals should engage and involve as necessary, those in charge of city networks, district heating companies, managers of buildings blocks, housing associations and other building owners/managers and end consumers. Proposals should also lead to the development of concrete regional or national action plans for the retrofitting of inefficient district heating networks.

As necessary, actions should consider interventions that are needed on the building side, e.g. retrofitting and / or modifications of internal heat distribution systems and system and end user controls. They should also take into account the evolution of thermal demand in the future due to improving building energy performance standards and increased rate of building renovations.

Link Link to Call
Thematic Focus Energy, Research, Innovation, Capacity Building, Sustainability, Technologies, Environment & biodiversity, Natural ressources
Funding area EU Member States
Candidate Countries
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Iceland / Ísland
Moldova
Norway / Norge
Switzerland / Schweiz / Suisse / Svizzera
Ukraine / Україна Oukraïna
Others
Origin of Applicant EU Member States


Albania / Shqipëria
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia / поранешна југословенска Република Македонија
Iceland / Ísland
Moldova
Montenegro / Crna Gora/Црна Гора
Norway / Norge
Serbia / Сpбија
Switzerland / Schweiz / Suisse / Svizzera
Turkey / Türkiye
Ukraine / Україна Oukraïna
Others
Eligible applicants Education and Training Centres, Research Institution, Small and Medium Sized Enterprises, SMEs (between 10 and 249 employees), NGO / NPO, Start Up Company, University, Enterprise (more than 250 employees or not defined), Association
Project Partner Yes
Project Partner Details

Taking into account the nature of the activity and with the objective to maximize the European Added Value and European market uptake through transnational collaboration, the following additional eligibility criteria apply:
1. at least three legal entities shall participate in an action;
2. each of the three legal entities shall be established in a different Member State or Associated Country
3. all three legal entities shall be independent of each ot her within the meaning of Article 8 of the Rules for Participation.

Recurring Call No
Type of Funding Grant
Financial details

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of between 1 and 2 million € would allow this challenge to be addressed appropriately. This does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.

Funding rate: 100%

Contact Details

Link to the National Contact Point Finder.


Register now and benefit from additional services - it is free of cost!

News

Published on 08.11.2018

Reform of the Public Sector Greece 2014-2020

Reform of the Public Sector Greece

Link to Call

Published on 08.11.2018

Implementation of the Youth Employment Initiative France 2014-2020

Implementation of the Youth Employment Initiative France

Link to Call
Loading Animation