D2Grids, European project on 5th Generation District Heating and Cooling (5GDHC)
5th generation heating and cooling (5GDHC), is a highly optimised, demand-driven, self-regulating, energy management system for urban areas. In this ultra-low temperature grid with decentralized energy plants, a closed thermal energy loop ensures hot and cold exchange within and among buildings. The Interreg project D2Grids, aims at rolling out this proven but underutilised concept to increase North-West Europe share of renewables. The D2Grids online community, is open to all professionals (industrial stakeholders, project developers, public authorities...) having an interest in energy grids and 5GDHC technology. Its goal is to ensure knowledge exchange and interaction among key actors.