EPA Paris-Saclay, the Land Planning Public Authority for the Paris-Saclay urban area, is in charge of the development of one of a world class technology and innovation cluster. It believes that such an urban development must be in advance with respect to environmental issues, using the most innovative technologies to fulfill its high energetic and environmental objectives, in line with the COP21 global and national objectives. Its energetic strategy reflects this ambition.
Paris Saclay District Heating and Cooling network which is one of the most innovative DHC grids in Europe, is the cornerstone of this energy strategy.
Total surface served
851 773 m²
Amount of connections
Type of consumers
Commercial, business & residential
Geothermal well + heatpumps Gas boilers
Geothermal well / Cooling towers
Blueprints and technical datas
Length of Network
11 850 m
25 676 kW
Annual Heating Demand
26 282 MWh
12 000 kW
Annual Cooling Demand
6 941 MWh
Carrying thermal energy from the Energy Centre to the decentralized plant (“SSTI”), and allowing heat and cold exchanges between building clusters.
DECENTRALIZED HEAT AND COLD NETWORK
Connecting decentralized heat and cold plants to local customers. These heat and cold plants (“SSTI”), located in the basement of major buildings of the urban campus, host the heat pumps supplying simultaneaous heat and cold.
Two 700-meter-deep wells into the Albien aquifer are necessary : One pumping geothermal wate,r the other returning it back to the Albien aquifer after extracting its heat. The Albien aquifer is a eep 30°C-water field located under the Paris region. It dates back to -145 millions year.
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