Mentor Planner is a graphic planning and optimization tool for production and distribution of energy, that addresses district heating companies and CHP plants.
The basic element in the tool is the heat consumption forecast, which enables the operating staff to assess the heat consumption 6 days into the future.
The heat consumption forecast can besides a vital part in the planning also be used for other optimization functions such as temperature optimizing of flow temperature in a district heating network.
The tool consists of several modules, which can be combined according to the specific needs of the client.
The graphic user interface in version 14 allows:
The planning is conducted on the basis of a visualization of SCADA-data, weather data and extrapolation of heat consumption. Power plans and expected gas consumption are automatically sent to the TSO, the gas supplier and other relevant third parts.
The communication between the different operators is standardized, with the possibility to adjust it according to the specific needs and requests of the client.