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2017-2021 / Annex TS3

The Research / IEA DHC Annexes / 2017-2021 / Annex TS3

Annex TS3: Hybrid Energy Networks

The aim of the IEA DHC Annex TS3 „hybrid energy networks" is to promote opportunities and to overcome challenges for district heating and cooling (DHC) networks in an integrated energy system context, focusing on the coupling to the electricity and the gas grid.

The Annex is currenty in its working phase and will finish end of 2021, followed by a reporting period until end of March 2022. Researchers from IEA DHC member countries are elegible to join this task-shared resarch project. They must have secured their own national funding and be willing to contribute a set amount of person months in order to participate. Please contact the TS3 Operating Agent if you want to join the Task-shared Annex or have any other questions concerning Annex TS3.

Contact (the TS3 Operating Agent)

Dr Ralf-Roman Schmidt
AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH

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Survey on tools and methods

The goal of the survey is to provide a catalogue from which users can select the tools and methods that fit the requirements for their specific application. We therefore encourage everybody working with or developing tools and methods related to hybrid energy networks to participate, no matter if they come from industry or academia or whether the tools are commercial or free. We would appreciate if you could tell us about the tools and methods you are using for assessing hybrid energy networks via this link: http://bit.ly/iea-dhc-annex-ts3-survey ; In order to ensure a meaningful outcome of this survey, we ask you to consider the following two points:1: We strictly focus on hybrid energy networks, i.e. excluding single energy domain (e.g., only power systems) / single components tools (e.g., a single power-to-heat unit) and 2.: Only tools and methods that are in any way publicly available and documented will be considered.