Work Packages

​​​​The E2District work plan is divided into seven work packages:

WP1    Support to all objectives
WP1 will specify, gather and document requirements and use-cases for the E2District framework that capture realistic expectations and required features from the stakeholder point of view. These requirements will be used in WP2, WP3, WP4 and WP6 to develop the individual E2District technologies, platform architecture and business models.

​​WP2    Objective 1
WP2 will address SMART Objective 1 by developing and validating a District Simulation Platform that consists of physical and numerical simulation models of production and demand assets, which will be used as an Asset Portfolio Decision Support tool.

​​WP3    Objectives 2, 3
WP3 will focus on the development and validation of all the key control, optimisation, diagnostics and prosumer engagement algorithms and modules for reducing the energy consumption of a DHC system based on the historical data and real measurements, real prices and flexible assets, and for influencing the demand to be more efficient at the user level. Hence, it directly addresses SMART Objectives 2 & 3.

​​WP6    Objectives 5, 7
WP6 will address two objectives. First, it will address SMART Objective 5 by developing new business models and services for the operators, designers and integrators of DHC systems and will provide studies and guidelines for the replication of the E2District technology. Second, it will develop dissemination, exploitation and awareness-raising, based on a global dissemination approach (dissemination targets, channels and instruments), to openly discuss, validate, and disseminate the results to the wider stakeholder and scientific community.

​​WP4    Objective 4
WP4 will address SMART Objective 4 by developing and validating a scalable District Operation System that will integrate all key control, optimisation, diagnostics and prosumer engagement modules into a cloud-enabled DHC management platform.

​​WP7    Support to all Objectives 
WP7 will focus on the overall co-ordination and management of the project, and fine-tuned cooperation with the EC and Stakeholders. As such, it will support the work in all WPs through management.

​​WP5 Objective    2, 3, 4 & 6

WP5 will focus on the integration and deployment of the developed district simulation platform and operation system (and respective modules) to the E2District demonstration site. It validates and analyses the energy savings achieved from the demonstration, and the experience and lessons learned to WP6 to develop business models and replication studies. Thus, it addresses the deployment requirements of Objectives 2, 3 and 4.