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Digitalization and IoT technologies for Heat Pump systems

In the last decades digital technologies became widely used in energy end-use sectors and digital solutions have been driving dramatic changes in the society. In the years to come, Heat Pumps will become connected devices
participating in the Internet of Things (IoT).

Funded by: Energimyndigheten

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Time period: 2020-10-01 – 2022-12-12

Project members:

KTH Royal Institute of Technology

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RISE Research Institutes of Sweden AB


The International Energy Agency (IEA) proposes the development of the IoT Annex Digitalization and IoT for Heat Pumps”. The purpose of the Annex is to elaborate opportunities and challenges of IoT enabled Heat Pumps within the collaboration of worldwide experienced companies and institutions.

In this research project KTH and RISE propose innovative research activities that will help the Heat Pump Swedish industry to move towards a cost effective digitalization of Heat Pump systems through IoT and data-driven technologies. With the present proposal, KTH and RISE are also collaborating to formulate the Swedish contribution to the above mentioned Annex.

Aim and objectives

The purpose of this proposed study which is a collaboration between KTH and RISE is to:
- analyze how measurement data automatically collected from connected heat pumps can be used for new features used for energy savings and predictive maintenance.
- exploit the possibilities with data that is automatically collected from modern connected heat pumps and develop a methodology based on that data to estimate their real capacity and performance. represent the Swedish contribution to the IEA Annex “Digitalization and IoT for Heat Pumps”, where opportunities and challenges of IoT enabled Heat Pumps will be elaborated. Information from ongoing and finalized national projects will be shared with the Annex working group.

The aims of the IoT Annex are:
- Contributions to the strategic goals of the International Energy Agency Heat Pump collaboration program (IEA HPT TCP)
- Provide guidance and increase knowledge at different levels (OEMs, heat pump manufacturers, IoT platforms, consultants, installers, legislators, etc.)


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