During spring 2019, four master's students studied aspects of replicating and optimising the project Fossil-free Energy Districts (FED). The students presented their results in a joint seminar at Johanneberg Science Park.
Here are comments from some master’s students that you can meet in the film:
Sandra Greven, from Eindhoven Technical University
“I focused on the replication of the FED project from the Swedish context to a Dutch context. My study mostly concerned the FED marketplace, the digital ICT solution and if it is possible to transfer that from one country to another, and how that can be made. There are opportunities for the FED system in special locations; in industrial areas, in renovated or newly built areas or in living labs or campuses.”
Vu Hoang, from Chalmers University of Technology
“I looked mainly at peak-cooling in the district cooling system and how to reduce it. Then we can save money and also reduce environmental impact. The quickest way to reduce peak-cooling is by reducing demand from the building itself. Therefore, I have looked at how the cooling is distributed in the building and if the occupants in the building are satisfied with it. It is possible to do adjustments so that most people are satisfied while the cooling demand is lower than it was before, and that way we can reduce cooling itself. It is very fun!”
This is FED – Fossil-free Energy Districts
The Fossil-free Energy Districts project is an innovative effort by the City of Gothenburg to decrease the use of energy and the dependence on fossil fuel in a built environment. A unique local marketplace for electricity, district heating and cooling is being developed together with nine strong partners.
The City of Gothenburg, Johanneberg Sciene Park, Göteborg Energi, Business Region Göteborg, Ericsson, RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, Akademiska Hus, Chalmersfastigheter and Chalmers University of Technology are all contributing with their expertise and knowledge to make FED attractive for other European cities as well.
During 2017−2019 the FED testbed will be situated on Chalmers Campus Johanneberg. FED is co-financed by the European Regional and Development Fund through the Urban Innovative Actions Initiative, an initiative of the European Commission for cities to test new solutions for urban challenges.
The film is produced by Johanneberg Science Park.