29 Sep 2022


Increase the synergy among different energy networks through multi-energy systems


September 2022  - August 2026

Aim & Objectives

SENERGY NETS aims at demonstrating the technical and economic capability of multi-energy systems to decarbonize the heating and cooling, power and gas sectors through renewable energy sources produced locally as well as sector integration, by primarily focusing on promising infrastructure and business models.

Expected results

SENERGY-NETS will develop a set of tools and platforms (up to TRL7/8) aimed to optimise the planning of District Heating and Cooling as well as distribution grids with sector coupling consideration and allow the provision of flexibility services to Distribution and Transmission System Operators. These solutions will be implemented on three pilot sites located in Milan (IT), Ljubljana (SI) and Paris (FR) and their replicability will be tested in two additional real case studies presenting alternative climatic, economic and geographic conditions in Västerås (SW) and Cordoba (ES).

The SENERGY NETS solutions to be developed include the following tools:              

  • Open source tool for Design and simulation of multi energy systems and networks;
  • Energy management system (EMS) tool for 3rd generation DHC networks using multiple production sites and storage;
  • A central controller for demand response activations in district heating systems targeting DHC operators;
  • An energy management system dedicated to 4th and 5th generation DHC networks with a focus on decentralized power to heat solutions (heat pumps and chillers) and storages targeting DHC operators;
  • A flexibility trading optimizer to trade the flexibility of central MES or aggregated distributed MES on different markets for flexibility, for the TSO (aFRR, mFRR), for energy markets (intraday), or DSO ancillary services.


EIFER, EDF, a2a SpA, a2a Calore &servizi, AIRU, CYBERGRID, Euroheat & Power, ELEKTRO LJUBLJANA, ENERGETIKA LJUBLJANA, OPERATO, RSE SpA, UNARETI, Malardalens University, University of Kassel, Dalkia, Tecnalia, Veolia, University of Ljubljana, Ferderconsumatori.


The project has received funding from EU’s Horizon Europe Programme under Grant Agreement No. 101075731.