At October 19th 2017, the research project oemof_heat started with a kick-off workshop in the facilities of the Reiner Lemoine Institute. The project’s goal is to investigate the potential of coupling electricity and heat sector. Therefore, the open energy modelling framework (oemof) will be expanded, based on existing work on heat system modelling within oemof, and corresponding scenarios will be developed. In the next three years we focus on district heating systems, heat storage and process heat applications.
At the kick-off meeting our project partner the Beuth University as well as two of the associated partners, the HTW Berlin and Innogy SE, presented oemof_heat’s agenda, its goals and expectations towards the project. In addition we outlined the next steps including the definition of specific systems and the development of relevant scenarios. “We look forward to the collaboration with great anticipation. It will be an intensive and productive time”, explains project manager Editha Kötter after the kick-off.
oemof_heat is sponsored and supported by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy. The project duration is expected to be three years.