Thermal Energy Resource Modelling and Optimisation System (THERMOS)

Thermal Energy Resource Modelling and Optimisation System (THERMOS)

Project duration

2016. – 2019. (36 months)


THERMOS project provide accessible sophisticated new energy system mapping methodologies, software and associated modelling tools that empower and enable public authorities (and other agencies and stakeholders) to plan, develop, expand and upgrade city and local area heating and cooling systems significantly more quickly, efficiently and cost effectively. Project put local decision makers in a position to identify the right areas and routes for different types of thermal system more quickly and accurately by automating questions about possible system configurations and economics. This approach will massively reduce planning costs, speeding up the lengthy processes currently associated with building and upgrading thermal networks (i.e. due to repeated analyses, pre-feasibility and feasibility studies of different options and routes). It will also allow national and regional planning to be based upon the same high-resolution energy system data as local project development processes.

Project objective

The overall aim of the THERMOS project is to provide the methods, data, and tools to enable public authorities and other stakeholders to undertake more sophisticated thermal energy system planning far more rapidly and cheaply than they can today. The purpose of this is to amplify and accelerate the development of new low carbon heating and cooling systems across Europe, and to enable faster upgrade, refurbishment and expansion of existing systems.

Main activities

Project budget

Planned project budget ~ 2 902 480.00 EUR. LEIF contributes to the Project as Project partner with amount 74 000.00 EUR.

Project partners

Additional information: Aija Zučika, project manager, phone.+371 67845111

Project is financed by:


This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme

under grant agreement No 723636.

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