Introducing THERMOS

The overall aim of the THERMOS project is to provide the methods, data, and tools to enable more sophisticated thermal energy system planning rapidly and cheaply.

THERMOS aims to accelerate the development of new low-carbon heating and cooling systems across Europe, and enable faster upgrade, refurbishment, and expansion of existing systems.

To this end, THERMOS is:

  • Developing a state-of-the-art modelling methodology for address-level energy system maps.
  • Using this methodology to produce a set of these maps for the pilot cities involved in the project.
  • Creating modelling algorithms for analysing these maps in order to support planners with decision making.
  • Testing these methodologies in four replication cities.
  • Developing and publishing free, open-source software for use by local authorities or other interested parties.

The result and accumulation of our work over the past few years is the THERMOS web-based software. Follow the link here to learn more about the software, how to access and use it for planning your optimal district energy solution.

A workman installing heat network pipes in Islington, London.