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Public deliverables

D6.2 Project Website and Social Media Channels

The present deliverable is “Other” in nature, i.e. it is not a report. For convenience, we provide a short report about the structure and the features of the EMB3Rs website and the EMB3Rs social media channels on LinkedIn, Twitter, ResearchGate and YouTube.

The EMB3Rs website is set up along the details of Task 6.2 described in the Work Plan Table of Annex 1 “Innovation Action” of the Grant Agreement and the rules governing in the  Consortium Agreement signed by the partners.

D6.3 Dissemination Kit: Poster, Banner and Brochure

Dissemination and awareness activities are a core part of the EMB3Rs project and will ensure that the tools and results developed within the project are communicated and exploited by relevant target audiences.

In order to reach this objective, i.e. to promote the project to both stakeholders, policy makers, potential investors and the public, a number of different dissemination and communication tools are required.

As outlined in D6.1, a dissemination kit – including brochure, A1 poster and roll-up poster – is part of the communication strategy. The brochures are for wide, individual distribution to potential end‐users and other stakeholders, the posters support the communication of EMB3Rs project at fairs and conferences.

The dissemination kit was originally scheduled for M6 (see D6.1). As a new partner joined in M6, its approval of the print material had to be awaited. Thus the scheduled date of D6.3 was updated to M8 in the project‘s amendment request.

Scientific Publications

Exploring the role of households’ hurdle rates and demand elasticities in meeting Danish energy-savings target

K. S. Andersen, C. Wiese, S. Petrovic, R. McKenna

The EU’s Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) sets a binding target for energy-savings in EU member states. The EED further requires member states to perform ex-ante evaluations of energy efficiency policies implemented to achieve these savings. However, ex-ante evaluation of energy efficiency policies is difficult as it requires detailed modelling of end-users’ investment and energy demand behaviour. This paper details the Danish IntERACT modelling approach for ex-ante evaluation of energy efficiency policies directed at residential heating. IntERACT integrates the energy system model TIMES-DK into a computable general equilibrium framework. The paper explores the potential for meeting Denmark’s EED-target through a policy-induced increase in households’ investments in energy efficiency retrofits. The paper considers the effect of energy efficiency policies on households’ investment behaviour by applying different levels of hurdle rates on households’ investments in energy efficiency retrofits. The paper shows that reducing the hurdle rate from 25% to 4% could meet more than a third of Danish energy-saving requirements for the period 2021–2030. This result includes a direct rebound effect of 31%. Finally, the paper demonstrates that reducing the hurdle below 10% has a substantial negative impact on households’ disposable income, making such policy less viable from a policy perspective.

To read full paper, please click on image to the left.

Liberalized market designs for district heatingnetworks under the EMB3Rs platform

A. Faria, T. Soares, J. M. Cunha, Z. Mourão

Current developments in heat pumps, supportedby innovative business models, are driving several industrysectors to take a proactive role in future district heating andcooling networks in cities. For instance, supermarkets and datacenters have been assessing the reuse of waste heat as an extrasource for the district heating network, which would offset theadditional investment in heat pumps. This innovative businessmodel requires complete deregulation of the district heatingmarket to allow industrial heat producers to provide waste heatas an additional source in the district heating network.This work proposes the application of innovative market de-signs for district heating networks, inspired by new practices seenin the electricity sector. More precisely, pool and Peer-to-Peer(P2P) market designs are addressed, comparing centralized anddecentralized market proposals. An illustrative case of a Nordicdistrict heating network is used to assess the performance of eachmarket design, as well as the potential revenue that differentheat producers can obtain by participating in the market. Animportant conclusion of this work is that the proposed marketdesigns are in line with the new trends, encouraging the inclusionof new excess heat recovery players in district heating networks.

To read full paper, please click on image to the left.