The price of electricity changes every hour. More and more, end users can opt for an energy contract based on hourly pricing. Saint Trofee plans to create a heat pump controller suited for such contracts.
This control will minimise energy costs, rather than just lower energy consumption. It takes into account “day ahead” energy prices and the local outdoor temperature forecast. Moreover, it learns to know the thermal characteristics of the house in which the heat pump is situated. These characteristics are important to provide optimal thermal comfort when using slow heating systems such as floor heating.