The module for extended heat consumption forecast for Mentor Planner is based on the standard heat consumption forecast, but differ because of its extended functionality.
With the extended heat consumption forecast is it possible to handle a division of the heat consumption in a number of independent zones/consumption areas. The module calculates unassistedly different forecasts for each of these zones in accordance with the different consumptions types and day profiles of the zones. Last but not least the different forecasts are summed up in a total forecast for the entire supply area.
The extended heat consumption forecast enables furthermore calculation and handling of stored energy in the form of temperature bubbles by de- or increasing the amount of energy that normally covers the heat consumption in a zone.
Additionally, the module enables handling of time lag in the heat consumption compared to the production source.