New generation of intelligent efficient district cooling systems

Project: EU project

Project Details


In Europe, different prognosis show an increase in cooling demand of almost 60% in 2030 with respect to nowadays. District cooling (DC) can play a part in satisfying this demand in a sustainable way (since can offer 5 to 10 times higher efficiency
solutions than on‐site stand‐alone distributed systems). Even if DC captures only minor portion of the prospective market, this will translate into a dramatic increase in the size of the global DC sector. INDIGO aims to develop a more efficient, intelligent and cheaper generation of DC systems by improving system planning,
control and management, anticipating the aforementioned scenario.
Effective start/end date1/03/1630/09/20

Collaborative partners

  • VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
  • Fundación Tekniker (lead)
  • Veolia España
  • Centre Suisse d'Electronique et de Microtechnique S.A. (CSEM)
  • National University of Ireland
  • R2M Solution
  • Masdar Institute of Science and Technology

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

Funding category

  • EU-H2020


  • H2020-EU.3.3.
  • H2020-EU.3.3.1.