The STORM controller can be applied in different settings and contexts, using three different kinds of control strategies.

 

Peak Shaving

In conventional 3rd generation networks with a small sustainable energy source (e.g. biomass boiler, heat pump) and a large fossil back-up, the controller can drastically reduce the use of fossil fuel.

Market Interaction

For networks coupled to the electric grid either through heat pumps or CHP (Combined Heat and Power) systems, the controller intelligently deploys the devices at interesting power prices.

 

Cell Balancing

For more sophisticated networks, the supply and demand of heat and cold in a cluster can be optimally balanced for increased energy efficiency.