Aurillac Heating Network, France

The city of Aurillac has entrusted ACB (Aurillac Chaleur Bois), a subsidiary of ENGIE COFELY, with the design, construction and 24-year operation of a biomass heating plant and heating network.

Why Distech Controls technology?

For this type of installation, Distech Controls offers a comprehensive substation package that is fully integrated into the COFELY VISION management system—a Big Data monitoring application for optimizing maintenance:

  • ECY-303 controllers to operate skids for each substation
  • 4G modems to communicate with the COFELY VISION system
  • Backup power supplies capable of alerting agents if a substation loses power.

Distech Controls Solutions Installed:

  • 2 connected modular ECY-S1000 ECLYPSE controllers
  • 150 connected ECY-303 ECLYPSE controllers for HVAC equipment
  • 2 ECY-MBUS communication modules
  • 150 4G/IP NC-RUT240 modems
  • 150 NC-SDC backup power supplies


  • System Integrator: ENGIE SOLUTIONS
  • General contractor: AURILLAC CHALEUR BOIS (ENGIE subsidiary)
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