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DRIMPAC Fourth newsletter is here! DRIMPAC Fourth newsletter is here!
DRIMPAC Fourth newsletter DRIMPAC Fourth newsletter
These newsletters are brought out to keep you informed on the latest developments of DRIMPAC project, including interviews, upcoming events, project progress and achievements, information on the project partners and other related news.This issue is coming out towards the end of the third year of the project; it gives you an overview of the status of DRIMPAC and of the actions undertaken by DRIMPAC partners. These newsletters are published two times per year.
The DRIMPAC team continues working, with more strength than ever, to achieve all its goals successfully, despite of the pandemic and of the "new normal". Respecting all the measures taken in the affected countries, from our homes and with limited access to our facilities, we have implemented all the necessary means and adapted quickly to the situation, in order to continue with our activities as planned. The DRIMPAC team happily announces that a one-year project’s extension is now official. Last week, we held our General Assembly, where the strategy for the project's progress in the coming months was defined. All the planned physical interactions are still readapted to take place in virtual format and the partners are now used to work in a coordinated way in the distance.
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DRIMPAC is a four-year project, started in September 2018, funded by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020, the European Union’s Framework Programme for Research and Innovation.
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The DRIMPAC team
The DRIMPAC consortium gathered for its general assembly meeting on-line on the 30 of March 2021. The meeting lasted one day, and it was a great opportunity to discuss the project development, sum up the issues arose due to the COVID-19 emergency and the strategy to tackle the final 18 months of the project. All the critical actions for the second period of the project have been identified and reported. Action points have been set with a view to stay aligned with the project’s targets and contribution to the DR community. The consortium hopes the next meeting will be organized in person.

On the 28th of October 2020, DRIMPAC project was part of “Integration of renewable energy technologies in district heating and cooling solutions for sustainable living Workshop” during the second day of Sustainable Places, that this year, due to the pandemic, was held via webinar. It is always a pleasure to be able to showcase our objectives and challenges with the public of Sustainable Places! 

There is a large potential to integrate substantial shares of renewable energy sources in district heating and/or cooling systems, reducing dependency of DHC on fossil fuels and ultimately leading to a more efficient and sustainable energy system. A number of EU funded projects are currently working on this topic. The objective of the workshop was to share each project concept with other sister projects and interested stakeholders in order to exchange new ideas, lessons learnt from implementation, proposals about the successful integration of renewable technologies in DHC. This year we were able to present the results reached in the first two year of the project. Thanks to Marco Barbagelata and STAM S.r.l. for representing our project! Thanks to Carolina Ferrandis Pomés, María Victoria Cambronero Vázquez and WEDISTRICT for chairing and coordinating the event, and cheers to R2M Solution for organizing SP2020.

We were happy to be sharing the floor with all these amazing projects.
MAtchUP project REMOURBAN #REWARDHeat TEMPO Project #REPLICATE #RELaTED

 We are overwhelmed by the great audience and success of the event that took place on the 9th of March 2021, “Digitalisation in the heating and cooling industry – Combining #policy and #project perspectives” #OnlineSeminar, organized by the Heat Pump Association with the participation of three other amazing projects.
Thanks to STAM S.r.l. and Marco Barbagelata for representing DRIMPAC project.
The event attracted more than 100 participants. Below the key note speakers:

Policy Session on Digitalisation

  • “How is electric HVAC enabling demand side flexibility today – and what is the potential?”, by Lindsay Sugden, Head of Heat Research at Delta Energy and Environment (Delta-EE)
  • “Digitalisation enabling residential Demand Side Response & smart heating”, by Atzin Madrid, Product Manager, Equiwatt

Projects Session on Digitalisation

  • “Heat4Cool project and digitalisation paper” presented by Serena Scotton, Project Manager (EHPA)
  • “The SunPeople project” presented by David Bourguignon, Project Manager (Aloen) and Luc Meier, Sales Manager (Vela Solaris)
  • “Drimpac project” presented by Marco Barbagelata, Digital Solutions Business Area Manager and board member at STAM Srl (STAM)
  • “H2020 STORY project” presented by Johan van Bael, Project manager and Activity Leader of optimization of thermal energy systems (VITO)

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Publications are one of the most powerful means to disseminate DRIMPAC results, both the partners from academia and from industry use them widely. 
In the first 30 months of the project, DRIMPAC published the following papers: 

  1. Poursanidis, G. Rancilio, E. Kotsakis, G. Fulli, M. Masera, M. Merlo, "A design framework for Citizen Energy Communities in Cities: exploring PV-storage synergies", 11th IEEE PES Asia-Pacific Power and Energy Engineering, 2019
  2. D. Tzovaras, A. Papanikolaou, G. Pitsiladis, I. G. Damousis and G. Georghiou, "Addressing Demand Response Interoperability challenges for small prosumers – The DRIMPAC project concept", SyNERGYMED 2019, IEEE, 28-30/05/2019
  3. D. Tzovaras, I. Damousis, A. Papanikolaou, G. Pitsiladis, G.Barbagelata, "DRIMPAC—Unified Demand Response Interoperability Framework E nabling Market Participation of Active Energy Consumers", Sustainable Places 2019, MDPI, 5-7/06/2019
  4. M.V. Cambronero Vázquez, J. Corscadden, A. Garrido Marijuan, G. Barbagelata,G. Hamann,M. Grosjean, N. Mendoza, “Integration of Renewables in DHC for Sustainable Living Workshop”, Sustainable Places 2020, MDPI, Proceedings 2020
And two articles (in Spanish):
  1. G. Navarro, “El prosumidor eléctrico será el actor principal en el sistema del futuro”, La Verdad, 24 November 2019 (translated here)
  2. P. Barrachina, El proyecto DRIMPAC potencia la Demand Response en el pequeño prosumidor, Enertic, 20 May 2020

All of the produced publications are available open access and on DRIMPAC project website.

In this issue we introduce one more project partner: STAM is an engineering firm specialized in the high-tech sector based in Genoa, Italy. The company provides turnkey solutions in the following areas: Space & Defence, Security & Transport, Energy & Environment, and Industry & Automation. Since the company establishment in 1997, they have been designing and developing innovative mechanisms and mechatronic devices. The main services provided were related to the field of mechanical engineering, performing all stages of the product design cycle: conception, tools and subsystem design and specification, definition of production systems and cycles.
Since 2010 they have broadened their expertise portfolio, applying this expertise in new fields, such as construction and transports, and building new skills in ICT, where they develop solutions and software tools in order to support activities within Industry 4.0. The enthusiasm and the experience of the personnel is the main asset. Thanks to these qualities and to an ideal mix between various areas of expertise. STAM has been involved in the organization of thematic workshops and seminars on Energy, Security, Research & Innovation throughout Europe and is in charge of dissemination and networking activities, organizing workshops in several EC projects, each involving key players and stakeholders from different projects and research areas.
STAM is the dissemination manager of DRIMPAC project and leads all activities related to dissemination and communication of project outcomes
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Copyright © 2021 DRIMPAC consortium, All rights reserved.DRIMPAC Project Has Received Funding From The European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research And Innovation Programme Under Grant Agreement No. 768559. The newsletter Reflects Only The Authors’ Views And The European Union Is Not Liable For Any Use That May Be Made Of The Information Contained Therein.






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