The municipality of La Seyne-sur-Mer
La Seyne-sur-Mer is a municipality in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region on the Mediterranean coast of France with a population of approx. 63,000. It is part of the agglomeration of the Métropole Toulon Provence Méditerranée, an intercommunal structure, centered in the city of Toulon, with approx. 440,000 inhabitants.
The awareness-creating demonstrator is a means to communicate District Heating and Cooling Networks relevant information to end-user and the wider public, as energy performances are achieved from low-temperature waste heat recovery.
The dashboard installed in La Seyne-sur-Mer is an accomplishment of the collaboration between the ReUseHeat partners EDF, an energy company interested in providing a new service to district energy network operators, and CSTB, a research organization supporting the design and simulation of the dashboard, and the Metropolitan authority of Nice, a local authority with the ambition to create awareness amongst its residents.
The objective of the demonstrated dashboard was to create awareness amongst building owners and end-users alike of heat that it is possible to recover waste heat from urban sources and to understand the working principles of low-temperature district energy solutions in general.
The dashboard is designed to be applicable to any renewable or waste heat network (regardless of low-temperature heat source). In a future stage, it is foreseen to incorporate other information that is useful to end-users (for example weather forecast information). Thereby providing customers with information that is tailored to their demand allowing them to reduce their energy bills by better understanding how the network operation is related to weather conditions and end-user behaviour.
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