For district heating operators

Are you a district heating network operator?

Would you like to increase the number of customers connected to your heating network, while using your current assets?

Then why not implement our self-learning district energy controller?

STORM uses the thermal mass of the building itself to respond to peaks in heat demand.

STORM enables you to connect more heat customers to your existing network while continuing to guarantee your production capacity without additional investments in infrastructure and production resources.

Your benefits

  • Increase the number of connected heat customers with existing heat production and distribution
  • Lower investment costs in new networks or network branches
  • Make use of existing assets: infrastructure and buildings
  • Optimisation of production mix
  • Greater financial yield thanks to CHP and heat pump inspection advice
  • Field-tested in the Netherlands, Sweden, France, and Belgium

Why implement STORM into your district heating network?

In the Mijnwater demo site in Heerlen (NL) STORM achieved the following results:

  • Capacity improvement of 42.1% = 48,000 homes that can be additionally connected to the network
  • Peak heat reduction of 17.3%
  • CO2 emission reduction of 11.2 kiloton/year

The Växjö demo site in Rottne (Sweden) achieved:

  • Electricity procurement reduction of 6%
  • Peak heat reduction of 12.7%
  • CO2 emission reduction of 10.8 kiloton/year

STORM features

Peak shaving: heat demand is shifted from peak times to off-peak times when cheaper sustainable energy is available

Autonomous: self-learning and adaptive algorithms ensure that there is no need for expert intervention in order to reconfigure and make adjustments

Truly scalable: can connect to large and small heat networks, with connections to few or many buildings. Can easily scale to multiple heat networks. 

Easy integration: can be quickly and easily integrated with substations of several manufacturing brands

Erik De Schutter

Business Developer