Digitalization for District Heating Networks

We support energy suppliers, municipal utilities and project developers,
to better plan and operate their district heating and cooling networks.

About Us

heatbeat engineering is a spin-off from the Institute for Energy Efficient Buildings and Indoor Climate of RWTH Aachen University. Since 2017 we apply innovative methods for the dynamic simulation of district heating and cooling networks to real-world projects.

We use next-generation simulation models and innovative process automation to simulate and optimize the dynamic operation of heating and cooling networks.


We offer tailor-made solutions for new heating and cooling networks as well as for existing networks.

For the planning and construction of new networks, we offer support for the early planning stages of the district energy system by utilizing dynamic simulation models to create a virtual prototype of the system. This allows us to evaluate the effects of different technology choices, energy demands, and control strategies as well as to optimize the entire energy system.

For existing networks, our dynamic models result in a detailed representation of the current system operation. On this foundation, we can optimize control strategies as well as expansion scenarios, retrofit options, and the integration of regenerative energy sources.

Furthermore, our modular modeling approach allows us to take into account special conditions, technology options and operating modes. This facilitates the evaluation of novel concepts and project-specific requirements regarding the optimal system configuration and operation strategy.


We are a young startup and always looking for motivated people to join us for challenging projects, to advance our modeling approaches, and to shape the future of heatbeat engineering together.

Together we work at the intersections of complex energy system design, innovative modeling and simulation, and the challenges of digitization, data analysis and web technologies.

Get in contact to talk about the current possibilities at heatbeat engineering.

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You can reach us at

heatbeat engineering GmbH
Karl-Grillenberger-Str. 3a
90402 Nürnberg