THERMOS (Thermal Energy Resource Modelling and Optimisation System) is an EU Horizon 2020 funded research project which will provide advanced energy system data and models in a user-friendly open-source software to make heat network planning faster, more efficient, and more cost effective. The overall aim of the THERMOS project is to provide the methods, data, and tools to enable more sophisticated thermal energy system planning rapidly and cheaply. It aims to accelerate the development of new low-carbon heating and cooling systems across Europe, and enable faster upgrade, refurbishment, and expansion of existing systems. Keywords: district heating, district cooling, low-carbon, spatial planning, modelling, algorithms, tools, local authorities, cities, optimisation, modernisation, innovation, smart system
This article aims to investigate the advantages of DH in an intersectoral
context: offering versatile technology expansion options and therefore the ability to provide
flexibility to the electric system.