HUKATON – Waste Heat Utilization and Storage and More Efficient Demand Response

The HUKATON project creates new overall solutions based on waste heat recovery, in order to incorporate selected property types into a smart energy system from the demand response perspective.

The overall energy consumption of a property can be significantly reduced by recovering heat energy from wastewater and exhaust air. Along with the utilization of waste heat, developing heat storing and demand response are in key position in creating a smart energy system.

The key objective of the HUKATON project is to develop techno-economically optimized smart overall solutions for better utilization of waste heat in selected property categories and on their basis identify replicable concepts which can be widely utilized in built environment also after the project has ended.

The project will also introduce new service business models based on cooperation and digital solutions of several companies. After the project, these models can be replicated and utilized in corresponding property types. The lead partner of the project is Green Net Finland ry and in addition to TUAS, the other partners include Aalto University and Geological Survey of Finland. TUAS has, e.g. organized the simulations of the pilots taking place in the Southwestern Finland area and is also communicating about the developed solutions to the public.

Project duration: 1.5.2018-31.12.2020

Source of funding: European Regional Development Fund (ERDF/EAKR)

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Rauli Lautkankare
Project Manager
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