Controls for District Energy & Industrial Utilities

A more efficient, resilient, and green solution

Thermo Systems is a leader in providing balance of plant controls for district energy systems. District energy is a proven technology that has been around for decades. Most major cities, university and corporate campuses, and hospitals and other critical buildings receive their heating and cooling from a district energy system. This allows the heating, cooling, or both to be distributed to multiple buildings from one central energy plant which can be located underground, on the roof, or in a connected facility. A district energy system creates greater efficiency by regulating the flow of energy from building to building, and it creates a cleaner solution by minimizing wasted energy. Many organizations with industrial facilities have turned to district energy to make their operations more efficient, resilient, and sustainable.

District Energy Expertise

Within the District Energy discipline, Thermo Systems has in-depth experience designing, building, optimizing, and commissioning control systems for chiller plants, boiler plants, cogeneration facilities, energy transfer stations, electrical microgrids, and city-wide SCADA networks. Thermo Systems designs and deploys non-proprietary hardware and software solutions utilizing manufacturers such as Rockwell Automation, GE, OSI, Schneider Electric (Wonderware) and others.

Reduce energy costs and increase efficiency with the right full-service
automation and information partner on your team.

Automation Design

Thermo Systems provides site-wide control systems architecture design as well as I&C engineering services.


Our optimization services include investment-grade energy audits, transparent energy reduction algorithms, and utilizing your existing plant controls - all without an annual service charge or black box.

Control Systems Construction

Thermo Systems handles your project's complete systems integration with turnkey I&C solutions.

Service & Legacy Migrations

Thermo Systems provides 24/7 on-site or remote support as well as predictive and preventative maintenance for your system.

ICS Cybersecurity

Our team is comprised of ISA-certified professionals who offer security audits and gap analysis, risk management plans, and defense in-depth implementation.

Thermo Systems is a proud sustaining sponsor, member, and board seat holder of IDEA, a group which works to to inform, connect, and advance the district energy industry around the globe. Learn more at

Additional District Energy Content:

District Energy

IDEA CHP Article by Thermo Team

District Energy

Read about Thermo Systems' UMinn CHP Project

District Energy

IDEA Microgrid Article by David Musto

District Energy

Hudson Yards Microgrid Case Study Presentation