HOT|COOL NO. 4/2020 - "Large and Growing Markets"

ENERGY PRODUCERS Neogrid & Hillerød Energy producer EMD Production optimization

HEATING OPTIMIZATION Neogrid & LeanHeat Get data from buildings and devices Analyze data Control ECL directly

DATA PROVIDERS Kamstrup & Logstor Provides data

SCIENCE CLOUD Tools for researches


Develops algorithm

ENERGY DISTRIBUTION Distribution Energy distribution network ENFOR Algorithm Desmi Pump manufacturer

BUILDINGS Danfoss ECL Provides data Provides control

The need for sustainable solutions on a large scale has never been so pressing, and finding viable economic and environmental answers is key to transforming the district heating sector into an industry driven by efficiency and innovative technologies. About HEATMAN The HEATman project was born from the necessity of digitalizing the district heating industry. The project consists of both private and public organizations that have joined efforts in order to optimize district heating operations through the use of data on a large nation-wide scale. To reach the goal of lowering district heating operational expenses and consumption by a minimum of 2%, Danish utility companies have combined forces with NorthQ and other leading IT companies and universities. The key to success is collecting, visualizing, and analyzing the vast amount of consumption data in an organized manner that drives value across the whole district heating ecosystem. Afterwards, sending control signals will allow for improved operational efficiency where utilities can react fast to weather and consumption patterns. Updating this old heating system will be a massive step towards Denmark's desire to drastically lower CO 2 emissions and be as sustainable and efficient as possible when using its energy resources. NIRAS, which is the leading part of the project, recognizes enormous possibilities to provide end-to- end solutions to their district heating customers both inside and outside Denmark - in the rest of the Nordic and Baltic regions.

Meeting the requirements that the GDPR lays on digital actors is demanding. Still, the microservice-based cloud architecture offers district heating plants, operating personnel of buildings, and energy managers full control of their building data, thus fully complying with the GDPR rules and regulations. Thanks to a decoupling of the user and device data, end- to-end encryptions, and redundancy by design, HEATman makes sure that data and users' private information is safe. As a straightforward example data stream, automated by the platform, has a well-defined end date. A specific procedure executes the processes demanded by the GDPR compliance, e.g., stopping data-delivery, erasing data, etc. Future developments Here are some of the future features that will be developed and integrated exclusively for the HEATman commercial cloud platform project: - Advanced data cleaning functions. - Data management functions (gives you opportunity to delegate special rights to access data). - Further heat unit control functions. - Integration of pump control solutions (for accurate heating measurement, analysis, control). - Integration with various HEATman project partners. A smart digital solution supporting the DH sector The HEATman project has one main goal: to develop a digital solution that will transform the way District Heating and Cooling companies handle data to deliver energy services. NorthQ will continue to develop this idea until February 2022, when the project is expected to be successfully completed, where a robust business model is expected for the overall HEATman consortium.

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