Enhancing multi-energy distribution in large retail developments
The approach of the study was to develop methodologies to determine how a retail development can be part of a larger multi-energy network consisting of different clusters with their own energy demand and generation systems. The study is looking for a way to reduce the cost of ownership. The tool will be generic enough, making it replicable for other retail projects in and outside Flanders. The tool must be scalable from neighborhood to district to city level.
This tool is part of a complete toolbox for multi-energy solutions in as many heterogeneous 'Smart Multi-Energy District' projects as possible. When smart multi-energy districts are optimally designed from an implementation, operational cost, efficiency, green and local perspective with the best accompanying business model and within the boundaries of the expected evolving regulatory frameworks, this will lead to the real market impact valorization of this proposal.