Maximize value from your district heating network with the power of digital smart control

Reduce peak load and network temperatures with our data-driven algorithms

Digitalize your networks, with STORM!

District heating networks suffer from high peak demand leading to inflated operational costs. High supply and return temperatures in the distribution network can cause up to 20% of the heat to be lost. The STORM controller is designed to solve these problems with its advanced data-driven algorithms. It can dynamically control demand and simultaneously reduce network temperatures in real-time. All of this is at no compromise to the quality of service delivered to the end consumers.

  • Integrates seamlessly in substations using IoT
  • Contains self-learning data-driven algorithms that can scale
  • Requires minimal expert intervention enabling autonomous operation  

Find out why you should integrate STORM into your software or district heating network

How it all began

Horizon 2020 research project leads to market-ready product: the STORM District Energy Controller

STORM District Energy Controller builds on scientific research carried out by VITO/EnergyVille, conducted in the Horizon 2020 project ‘STORM – Self-organizing Thermal Operational Resource Management“. The project ran from March 2015 to March 2019. The DHC controller was tested in demo sites in the Netherlands and Sweden. Read more


Demand side management in reach for every district heating network with STORM controller

District heating networks suffer from high peak demand leading to inflated operational costs. High supply and return temperatures in the distribution network can cause up to 20% of the heat to be lost.

A unique and dynamic test environment for batteries and thermal systems

Developers of products or systems powered by batteries, or of equipment for heating and cooling, for example, can turn to VITO/EnergyVille for a wide range of tests that meet all their possible questions and needs.

Heating networks: collective heating of buildings and houses

In the field of heating and cooling with heating networks, Flanders is facing a catching-up proces

Intelligent algorithms add significant value to the heat network in Paris-Saclay

The STORM District Energy Controller that uses advanced Artificial Intelligence (AI) based algorithms was deployed on the district heating network in Paris-Saclay in November 2021.

Crossbreed and VITO/EnergyVille sign letter of intent for cooperation on STORM District Energy Controller

Runa acquires STORM for Chinese district heating market

VITO and NODA bring their industry-leading technology for smart control of district heating networks to the Chinese market in collaboration with Runa, a leading heating equipment manufacturer in China. 

HeatriCity in AI4Cities

VITO/Energyville was chosen as a supplier of its smart control technology for district heating networks, for the AI4Cities project.

Ennatuurlijk, making smart use of district heating networks

The fact that we cannot go on heating our homes and businesses using fossil fuels forever is no secret.

The intelligent STORM controller for district heating and cooling networks unlocks energy efficiency potential

The STORM project has successfully developed an innovative district heating and cooling network controller based on self-learning algorithms and artificial intelligence,  which was deployed and tested in two demonstration sites.

Flatten the curve and shift the energy demand with FLEXharvester/STORM District Energy Controller

Not only the extent of the energy consumption, but also the moment of consumption affects the energy bill and the greenhouse gas emissions of large customers.

Digital heat and lower energy bills

We all want a lower energy bill. And we all prefer green energy instead of fossil fuels. That’s where digital heat comes in. Because as much of 60% of our energy is heat. And district heating networks is a technology that has been around for decades. Can we make them smarter? In fact, we can! By applying AI and using the assets that are already there: the thermal mass of buildings. Watch Erik’s pitch and find out what we do!

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Erik De Schutter

Business Developer