Within the flagship region "GreenEnergyLab", the ThermaFLEX flagship project focuses on increasing energy flexibility and the resulting reduction in CO2 emissions in the district heating sector. In order to develop such alternative energy sources for heating networks in the future, the Climate and Energy Fund, financed with funds from the Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology, started the ThermaFLEX lead project at the beginning of the year.
The aim of the four-year project is to develop strategies for making heating networks more flexible in order to increase the proportion of CO2-free heat. And this is exactly where ThermaFLEX comes in, which is managed by the Austrian research institute AEE - Institute for Sustainable Technologies (AEE INTEC).
27 project partners from the energy industry and research as well as technology providers are working on the identification, the simulation-supported planning, evaluation and selection as well as the implementation in combination with detailed monitoring and the resulting optimization of flexibility measures in eight work packages and will implement seven demonstration plants for the next four years Support the flexibilization of heating networks.