Layer 2 – HYPERGRYD Smart Tools

HYPERGRYD is developing innovative tools for RES-enabled district heating and cooling planning and optimization for the effective improvement of planning solutions and increased RES share in 4th and 5th generations DHC.

Key Enabling Tool 1 - Interoperable Digital Twin for DHC asset and monitoring data management

A novel Building Information Modeling (BIM) methodology will be developed and exploited, to improve the interoperability with other formats and software tools (used by the end-user) and include it together with all other required relevant data in a common database in an open BIM format.


Key Enabling Tool 2 - GIS-BIM compatible DHC network piping and configuration planning

The aim of this tool is to provide decision support, and generate optimized network layouts and dimensioning parameters, for the infrastructure planning of the next generation district heating networks. It will be applicable to the planning of both new and existing networks. Based on the Digital Twin tool (Key Enabling Tool 1), the generated network layouts will be easily visualized together with other infrastructure and geography. Moreover, GIS will be used to ensure that the network layout satisfies spatial (geographical) constraints. The user will be able to choose and prioritize between different parameters to be optimized.


Key Enabling Tool 3 - Exergoeconomic optimization tool for 4th and 5th generation of DHC

This tool will be used for exergy-based analysis and assessment, which combines exergy and economics for exergy-aided cost minimization, for detecting the interactions among components of energy-conversion systems. This is crucial for the design and operation of a cost-effective system for the 4th and 5th generation of DHC.


Key Enabling Tool 4 - SAInt - Scenario Analysis Interface for Energy Systems

This tool will be capable of modelling and simulating the operation of an energy system that couples heating, electricity, and gas networks, such as a DHC network integrated with the electric grid and decentralized renewables and storage.


Key Enabling Tool 5 - Grid Singularity Exchange (local energy marketplace tool)

Grid Singularity Exchange, which simulates and operates local energy marketplaces, interfacing with both grid operators and energy assets (generation and consumption) to facilitate automated and decentralized peer-to-peer transactions, will be further developed to integrate heat-generating assets (heat pump, district heating). The tool will be used to demonstrate LEM benefits, especially focused on thermal coupling, based on data received from living labs and provide decision support for grid operators and end users.