FLEXharvester is an easy portable open data model and architecture for building energy flexibility management solutions.


Flexharvester platform builds on Microsoft IoT HUB, Microsoft Azure and Microsoft Power BI

Built with the Microsoft Azure ARM template concept, the platform integrates the ongoing research developments in demand response applications of thermal networks. It enables Microsoft Solution Providers worldwide to understand, integrate and deploy energy flexibility solutions based on Microsoft apps and platforms.

Voor who?

The FLEXharvester software components allow integrators, network operators, building management system providers and real estate companies to enhance their project right away with the STORM District Energy Controller for flexibility management and demand response capabilities.

A ready to use ARM template supporting easy configuration of sensors, network, buildings, data lake, dashboards and algorithms: With the FLEXharvester ARM template you easily install the total suite of software components on your Microsoft Azure subscription. Using our template, solution providers reduce the implementation time in the field. Our open connection philosophy on every component allows also integration with any other technology or customization.

Ongoing support and feature development by a renowned Energy Research organization: FLEXharvester is a spearhead technology in VITO/EnergyVille’s District Heating and Cooling roadmap for at least 5 to 10 upcoming years. A continuous stream of new features will fuel your innovation and make it future proof.  EnergyVille’s extensive field tests of all components de-risks your development.

Flexharvester for thermal networks

Collective heat production allows in an economic way the implementation of more renewable heat production. It is one of the solutions that help address our climate challenge

More return can be realized by managing in an intelligent way the balance between heat production, consumption, and storage and to make use of the present storage capacity in communities and cities. 

The more renewable sources can be utilized the lower the total emission and production costs. 

Reducing peaks and shifting production is the way forward to tackle our climate challenge.

Erik De Schutter


Erik De Schutter

Business Developer Thermal Energy Systems at EnergyVille/VITO