Smart Heat Grid

Optimization of Heat Networks

Noda Smart Heat Grid is a platform to optimize the operational management of a district heating network, automatically and in real time, by calculating and managing the virtual energy storage in buildings.

By combining traditional engineering with modern IT technology and advanced algorithms, Noda Smart Heat Grid optimizes production strategies, enables efficiency and reduces emissions throughout the entire energy chain of a district heating network.

The system coordinates substation power output and links this with operational production conditions. Normally, district heating is entirely controlled by demand and energy companies can only affect the supply temperature and pressure holding facilities. Noda Smart Heat Grid creates a third level of freedom by enabling the operational control of demand in real-time.

Noda Smart Heat Grid is based on the three basic features that make a system intelligent.
First it has the capacity to gather input from the existing environment. This means that the system measures temperatures, pressures and usage data as well as deals with surrounding ambient input such as the weather conditions, social behavior in a building or production conditions in the district heating network.

Secondly it has the capacity to analyze and evaluate this input. The Noda Smart Heat Grid automatically draws conclusions based on all the surrounding measurements, ambient communication and signals generated by the real world.

And finally, Noda Smart Heat Grid has the ability to make decisions and act based on the analysis and evaluation. Based on input from the analysis phase and the systems self-learning features, it can control the power output and energy consumption in real time.

Noda Smart Heat Grid merges all three of these steps into an automated and continually updating process based on current conditions of properties, distribution and production. The system analyses all the input data and controls the heating system based on this incoming information.

Values of a Smart Heat Grid:

  • Decrease or remove peak loads
  • Reduced operational costs
  • Reduced maintenance costs
  • Eco Smart solution –¬†Reduced CO2 emissions
  • Optimizing the operational behavior by balancing of the heat load
  • CHP (Combined Heat & Power) management
  • Real time data analytics
  • Minimize investment for expansions or new developments
  • Possibility to use financial triggers
  • Access to data brings opportunities to new business development and/or business models
  • Customer involvement via add-on service Smart Heat Building