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Veolia using AI to monitor Sheffield district energy network

By District Energy posted 11-30-2023 10:02


In a move which Veolia said is a UK-first, the company will use a data driven thermohydraulic modelling tool “to optimise temperature and network pressure over the 44km long network”. 

By taking real time data from across the network, including data collection from the individual heat meters that serve connected buildings, and predicting heat demand and weather patterns,  the system is set to reduce peak loads by up to 20%  and increase the heat delivery capability by 25%.

Established in 1988, Sheffield’s district energy network sources energy from the Sheffield energy recovery facility.  The network serves more than 125 commercial and public sector buildings, encompassing prominent establishments like the Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield City Hall, Weston Park Hospital, universities, and the Millennium Galleries.

Following a trial and integration phase, the AI system harnesses real-time data collected from various points across the network, to control temperature and network pressure.

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