Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts (HSLU)

The Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts (HSLU) participates in INTERSTORES through its Institute for Building Technology and Energy and its Competence Center for Thermal Energy Storage. With a focus on sustainable, energy-efficient systems, in particular district heating and cooling networks, HSLU conducts research that is key to the decarbonization of energy systems. This includes the integration of decentralized thermal energy storage and the development of AI energy system applications, including simulations, control strategy design, and energy data analytics. Its expertise in thermal grid redundancy analysis and AI for digital twin development makes HSLU a unique European partner. In line with modern energy strategies, HSLU addresses immediate and long-term energy challenges posed by changing climate conditions. As an associate member of INTERSTORES, HSLU receives funding from the Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation.

INTERSTORES Project role

In INTERSTORES, HSLU leads WP4, integrating seasonal thermal energy storage into energy systems at demonstration sites, with an emphasis on system operation. HSLU applies AI for data-based simulation and optimal control strategies, developing energy system models. Key tasks include creating digital twins for efficient energy management, optimizing storage control, and enhancing system efficiency and viability, with a strong focus on environmental and economic aspects.

Contact person

Jelena Đokić

dokic @ inosens.rs

"Large-scale seasonal thermal energy storage has the potential to decarbonize the heating and cooling sector quickly and cost-effectively, especially when combined with smart thermal grids. The key lies in the system integration and intelligent operation to provide the flexibility required to meet today's energy needs while remaining adaptable to future changes in demand structure."
Sigrid Cariola
Head of Corporate Communications