Campus of the University of Parma

DESCRIPTION

The Campus of the University of Parma is a 77-hectare area in the south of the city hosting scientific departments, modern and well-equipped lecture halls, comfortable study areas, technologically advanced laboratories, and a Technopole - as well as several sports facilities, a conference center, and a canteen.
About thirty buildings fed by two parallel heating and cooling networks welcome every day more than ten thousand persons, among students, faculty, personnel and sportspersons. Heat is produced by five boilers for a total power of about 18 MW and distributed trough water leaving at 80 °C and returning at 60 °C, while cooling water leaves at 7 °C and returns at 12 °C and it is produced by three electric chillers (total power 7 MW). Electricity is withdrawn from the city network and self-produced by PV panels (more than 800 kW of peak power installed) and then distributed through two ring-type networks at 15 kV.

AREAS OF SPECIAL COMPETENCE

Modeling of integrated energy systems; Development and prototyping of smart controllers; Modelling and experimentation of sustainable fuels production (biofuels, electro fuels); Testing of energy systems, their components and sub-assemblies.

WHAT CAN BE TESTED

We can design, perform and analyze
- Tests of integration of renewable energy production, innovative energy distribution and storage devices to the system with a validation of TRL 7;
- Tests of smart management and control systems with a validation of TRL 7;
- Studies (interviews, questionnaires, etc.) on customer acceptance/perception of a service innovation

AVAILABLE INFRASTRUCTURE

At the mentioned location, the testbed consists of the electricity distribution network, the district heating and cooling networks, their substations and the buildings as independent and monitored heat and electricity consumers.

HOW TO GET STARTED WITH US

Get in touch with our contact point via email.
Meeting on site to deepen discussions about a potential co-operation.

PRICING MODEL

Pricing is defined individually based on the services/work contribution requested.

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Responsible organisation: University of Parma, Italy

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This initiative has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreements no. 646039 and no. 775970.
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