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OPTiOptimisation of District Heating Cooling systems

Total Cost €


EC-Contrib. €






Project "OPTi" data sheet

The following table provides information about the project.


Organization address
city: LULEA
postcode: 971 87

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 Coordinator Country Sweden [SE]
 Project website
 Total cost 2˙100˙130 €
 EC max contribution 2˙100˙130 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.3.3.1. (Reducing energy consumption and carbon foorpint by smart and sustainable use)
 Code Call H2020-EE-2014-2-RIA
 Funding Scheme RIA
 Starting year 2015
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2015-03-01   to  2018-04-30


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    LULEA TEKNISKA UNIVERSITET SE (LULEA) coordinator 647˙250.00
2    IBM India Private Limited IN (Bengaluru) participant 321˙005.00
4    TWT GMBH SCIENCE & INNOVATION DE (STUTTGART) participant 234˙375.00
5    SAMPOL INGENIERIA Y OBRAS S.A. ES (Palma de Mallorca) participant 177˙500.00
6    LULEA ENERGI AB SE (LULEA) participant 148˙750.00
7    OPTIMATION AB SE (PITEA) participant 146˙250.00


 Project objective

“With a user-centric design, we will contribute to next-generation District Heating & Cooling systems”

The OPTi project aspires to create a long-lasting impact by rethinking the way DHC systems are architected and controlled. The overarching goal is to create business benefit for the industry as well as to ensure optimal end-consumer satisfaction. OPTi will deliver methodologies and tools that will enable accurate modelling, analysis and control of current and envisioned DHC systems. The methodology will be deployed both on a complete system level, and on the level of a building(s). OPTi will treat the DHC system as a system subject to dynamic control, and will treat thermal energy as a resource to be controlled for DHC systems towards saving energy and reducing peak loads. This will lead to the most environmentally-friendly way of utilizing energy sources, thus reducing the reliance on additional boilers running on oil and/or electricity and overall providing a socio-economically sustainable environment.

OPTi will help energy companies to operate both today’s and future DHC systems in an optimal way: • System level: We envision opportunities for SMEs to provide new services/solutions • House level: More intelligent home DHC control systems like remote control and the consumer “virtual knob” ( • General: We foresee that the OPTi framework will enable engineers to design and plan DHC

Luleå Energi AB invests 45 MEUR (2014-2018) in their DHC to meet the requirements from the expanding Luleå City. This will enhance the system and allow for new solutions to be deployed and is directly beneficial for this project. • Saving 30% of energy for water and heating on a system level • Saving 30-40% of peak consumption on houses/clusters of houses • Promote ways of operating today’s and future DH/DC systems in more optimized and environmentally friendly way including alternative energy sources and energy storage methods


List of deliverables.
Algorithms and tools prototypes Ver. 1 Demonstrators, pilots, prototypes 2019-04-09 12:56:23
Project promotion material Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2019-04-09 12:56:13
Dissemination and Communication plan Ver.1 Documents, reports 2019-04-04 16:14:31
State-of-the-art, scenarios, project requirements and KPI Documents, reports 2019-04-04 16:12:17
Automated DR algorithms specification Documents, reports 2019-04-04 16:11:52
Economic modelling and sustainability Documents, reports 2019-04-09 12:56:16
Test report Ver 2 Documents, reports 2019-04-04 16:12:08
Integration and validation plan Documents, reports 2019-04-04 16:12:03
Test report Ver. 1 Documents, reports 2019-04-04 16:11:58
Dynamic physical system modelling Documents, reports 2019-04-09 12:56:17
Project web-site Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2019-04-09 12:56:13
Compliance with the ethical requirements of the project, Ver 1. Documents, reports 2019-04-09 12:56:17
Dissemination and Communication plan Ver. 2 Documents, reports 2019-04-04 16:12:12
Optimization and control algorithms specification Documents, reports 2019-04-04 16:11:52
User-centric and friendly design Ver. 2 Documents, reports 2019-04-09 12:56:13
Algorithms and tools prototypes Ver. 2 Demonstrators, pilots, prototypes 2019-04-04 16:12:08
User-centric and friendly design Ver. 1 Documents, reports 2019-04-04 16:11:48
Data modelling and management Documents, reports 2019-04-04 16:11:57
Consumer modelling and incentives Documents, reports 2019-04-09 12:56:21
Compliance with the ethical requirements of the project, Ver 2. Documents, reports 2019-04-09 12:56:12

Take a look to the deliverables list in detail:  detailed list of OPTi deliverables.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2017 Ali M. H. Kadhim, Miguel Castaño Arranz, Wolfgang Birk
Automated Control Configuration Selection Considering System Uncertainties
published pages: 3347-3359, ISSN: 0888-5885, DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.6b04035
Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 56/12 2019-06-07
2017 Khalid Tourkey Atta, Martin Guay.
Fast proportional integral phasor extremum seeking control for a class of nonlinear system * *Funding received from the Horizon 2020 Research Programme of the European Commission under the grant number 649796 ( and the Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation Systems SIP-PiiA (VIN-NOVA) - PI-SKALP Project (K.A.) and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada. (M.G.) is hereby gratefully acknowledged.
published pages: 5724-5730, ISSN: 2405-8963, DOI: 10.1016/j.ifacol.2017.08.1126
IFAC-PapersOnLine 50/1 2019-06-07
2018 Castaño Arranz, Miguel; Birk, Wolfgang
Prediction Error based Interaction Measure for Control Configuration Selection in Linear and Nonlinear Systems,
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
10th IFAC International Symposium onAdvanced Control of Chemical Processes, (ADCHEM 2018), Shenyang, Liaoning, China, July 25 - 27, 2018 10 2019-06-07
2016 Ali M. H. Kadhim, Wolfgang Birk, Miguel Castano Arranz
Dynamic Relative Gain Array Estimation using Local Polynomial Approximation Approach
published pages: 247-259, ISSN: 0332-7353, DOI: 10.4173/mic.2016.4.5
Modeling, Identification and Control: A Norwegian Research Bulletin 37/4 2019-06-07
2017 Miguel Castaño Arranz, Wolfgang Birk, George Nikolakopoulos
A Survey on Control Configuration Selection and New Challenges in Relation to Wireless Sensor and Actuator Networks
published pages: 8810-8825, ISSN: 2405-8963, DOI: 10.1016/j.ifacol.2017.08.1536
IFAC-PapersOnLine 50/1 2019-06-07
2018 B. Moaveni, W. Birk
Modified Hankel Interaction Index Array for Input-Output Pairing with Improved Characteristics
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
10th IFAC International Symposium on Advanced Control of Chemical Processes July 25-27, 2018. 10 2019-06-07
2016 Miguel Castaño Arranz, Wolfgang Birk
On the selection of control configurations for uncertain systems using gramian-based Interaction Measures
published pages: 213-225, ISSN: 0959-1524, DOI: 10.1016/j.jprocont.2016.09.005
Journal of Process Control 47 2019-06-07
2018 K. Atta, W. Birk
Utilization of Generic Consumer Modeling in Planning and Optimization of District Heating and Cooling Systems
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
Proceedings of the 21st Nordic Process Control Workshop 21 2019-06-07
2018 Katyayani Kiranmayee Kolluru, Cristina Paniagua, Jan van Deventer, Jens Eliasson, Jerker Delsing and Rance J.DeLong
An AAA Solution for Securing Industrial IoT Devices using Next Generation Access Control
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
1st IEEE International Conference on Industrial Cyber-Physical Systems (ICPS-2018) 2019-06-07
2018 Tatiana Loureiro, Miika Rämä, Raymond Sterling, Marco Cozzini, Meritxell Vinyals, Michael Descamps, Wolfgang Birk, Gozde Unkaya, Federica Fuligni, Borna Doračić, Marin Petrovic, Dominik Rutz, Inés Arias, Sofia Lettenbichler, Ioannis Meintanis, Serafeim Moustakidis, Martin Buchholz, Reiner Buchholz, Mathieu Provost, Philipp Geyer
District Energy Systems: A Collaborative Exchange of Results on Planning, Operation and Modelling for Energy Efficiency
published pages: 1127, ISSN: 2504-3900, DOI: 10.3390/proceedings2151127
Proceedings 2/15 2019-04-18

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