The project tackles energy efficiency at district level by developing an innovative district heating & cooling (DHC) network controller. The project partners have developed a controller based on self-learning algorithms, which is currently experimented in the two STORM demo sites.

The developed controller will enable to maximize the use of waste heat and renewable energy sources in DHC networks.

The STORM project is funded by the European Union’s H2020 Programme. It is coordinated by Energyville, a collaboration between VITO, KUL and IMEC and involves Mijnwater BV, Hogeschool Zuyd, NODA Intelligent Systems, Euroheat & Power and Växjö Energi.

The controller has been implemented in 2 demo sites, Mijnwater BV in Heerlen (NL) and Växjö Energi in Rottne (SE), where the resulting energetic, economic and environmental gains are assessed.

Through replication, dissemination and education efforts, the project outcomes will be transferred to several stakeholders across the EU, and will thus contribute to a wider deployment of DHC networks on EU level.