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Belgium-Brussels: Renewable Cooling under the Revised Renewable Energy Directive
Section I: Contracting authority
Section II: Object
Renewable Cooling under the Revised Renewable Energy Directive
The study will have to assess the economic, social and environmental impacts of the proposed renewable cooling definition and methodologies for calculating renewable energy quantities and shares from cooling. In this context, it will especially have to analyse the impact on the baseline of the renewable energy shares in 2020; the expected contribution to the 2030 EU renewable target, and the contribution to the national renewable energy shares under the new EU Governance Regulation and the revised Renewable Energy Directive.
The tasks will be performed on the contractor's premises. Meeting between the contractor and the Commission will be held on Commission premises in Brussels.
The objective of the study will be to:
— overview cooling technologies and their technological development trends,
— establish current cooling demand and how that demand will evolve until 2030 and beyond by at least until 2050,
— overview and present possible renewable cooling technologies and their technological development,
— examine in detail to what extent heat pumps and district cooling can provide renewable cooling,
— elaborate options for defining renewable cooling consistent with the revised renewable energy directive and options for the possible methodologies to calculate the renewable energy shares,
— assess the economic, social and environmental impacts, costs and benefits of the possible renewable cooling definitions and related calculation and statistical reporting methodologies based on quantitative and qualitative analysis,
— provide reasoned recommendation for selecting a suitable renewable cooling definition and calculation methodologies based on technical suitability, legal requirements in the renewable energy directive, the quantified and qualified comparison of the impacts, costs and benefits of the options,
— provide the calculation equations for the recommended methodologies,
— provide recommendations as regards how statistical reporting can be put in place for renewable cooling taking into account the EU energy statistics framework,
— ensure consistency with and provide insight into the relationship with the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive, the EU Ecodesign framework and F-gas Regulation,
— help the implementation of the revised Renewable Energy Directive, in particular as regards the achievement of the EU 2030 target (Article 3), the calculation of the renewable energy shares (Article 7), the provisions related to heating and cooling (Article 23) and district heating and cooling (Article 24).
H2020 work programme 2018-2020
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Section IV: Procedure
Directorate-general for Energy, Unit C/1, rue De Mot 24, 1040 Brussels, Belgium
Tenderers may attend the meeting but be represented by not more than 1 person. At the end of the opening session, the Chairman of the opening committee will indicate the name of the tenderers and the decision concerning the admissibility of each offer received. The prices mentioned in the bids will not be communicated.
Section VI: Complementary information
Within 2 months of the notification letter informing about the result of the tender or, failing this, the date on which the claimant was informed thereof. The lodging of the complaint with the European Ombudsman can neither suspend the deadline nor give rise to a new deadline.