Energy Cooperation Platform
The vision of R-ACES is to support high-potential industrial parks and clusters to in becoming Eco-Regions that reduce their CO2 emissions by at least 10%.
They do so by exchanging surplus energy, making extensive use of renewables, and bringing everything together with so-called smart energy management systems.
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R-ACES creates ecoregions where heat/cold is exchanged, smart Energy Management Systems and Renewables are used to reduce emissions by at least 10%.
Such regions consist of an eco-industrial park (EIP) or eco-business park (EBP); linked to its surroundings through 4th or 5th generation district heating and cooling (DHC). Ecoregions are broader than the industrial/business clusters at their core, which turns them into the best level to organise energy cooperation in. The DHC system acts as the primary glue in such a region.
3 pilot ecoregions expanding to
10 ecoregions replicating to additional
90 high-impact regions
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R-ACES develops three practical tools to support the entire process of organising an ecoregion and the collaboration inside of it.
The tools incorporate existing knowledge and are conform to the needs of stakeholders in industrial clusters to help them set up energy collaboration.
Self Assessment Tool
Consists in an assessment framework that covers multiple themes. Provides best practices, check lists to users & means to scan energy reduction potentials.
Legal Decision Support Tool
Practical and simple-to-use decision support tool for management to decide on the required framework for energy cooperation.
Energy Management Platform
ICT-tool that makes energy flows transparent, allows energy consumption & production to be allocated to specific installations, stakeholders & nodes, and identifies anomalies & opportunities.
R-ACES creates an online education environment with links to available training materials to support capacity building of stakeholders.
Overview & links of available webinars.
Serious Board Game
Learning-through-experience presenting participants with a case study, in which they play pre-assigned roles to reach pre-defined objectives. Interactive & competitive gaming element increasing attractiveness & learning outcome of the case study.