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Fortum artificial intelligence solution aimed at district heating

Fortum has launched a new district heating management service based on a solution by Leanheat.

The service, Làƒ¤mpàƒ¶pilotti, offers building owners a heat consumption management solution based on artificial intelligence and sensors. On average in Finland, it reduces district heating costs some 10 per cent and, at the same time, improves living comfort. This service is available to all housing companies in Finland that use water-based heating systems.

District heating costs are cut by decreasing peak power, avoiding unnecessary overheating and balancing heating more accurately between residences. Proactive artificial intelligence heats the residences in anticipation of the peak moment and, respectively, decreases heating power when hot water is requiring more power.
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The service also adjusts heating in residences based on real detected indoor temperatures and weather predictions. By using the service, housing companies are able to improve indoor air quality, save money and make housing maintenance easier. Residents can enjoy a more stable indoor air temperature and follow and participate in the management of their own indoor air quality.

Fortum and Leanheat have signed an agreement to continue their collaboration from the pilot project to permanent use. Fortum and Leanheat started their collaboration in a developmental project testing smart heating solutions in 40 different apartment buildings and 2,000 individual homes. The collaboration included Espoon Asunnot, TA-Yhtymàƒ¤ and Jàƒ¤rvenpàƒ¤àƒ¤n Mestariasunnot in Finland.

“We believe at Fortum that we can develop the optimization of district heating production in a way that saves environmental and economic resources. Residential buildings can work as virtual power plants and through that take part in the movement against climate change,” said Fortum’s Head of Production, Timo Aaltonen.

“Until now Leanheat has been a service for larger and commercial housing companies. The collaboration with Fortum has enabled our services to be used also by individual housing companies.à‚  We are sure that housing companies value Fortum’s strong brand and reliability as a service provider with a proven and trusted track record. The collaboration with Fortum has been extremely smooth ” I believe that together we can develop best practice heating solutions on a global scale,” comments Jukka Aho, CEO of Leanheat Oy.