The InDeal project has as main target to turn current DHCS into automated DHCS that will guarantee the increase of the overall energy efficiency of the system and a fairly distribution of heating and cooling based on the anticipated energy demand of the network and its energy efficiency level. To accomplish this, a number of innovative modules have been integrated in an advanced automated Decision Support System (DSS) including artificial intelligent metering devices, energy demand prediction of the network, data-driven short-term weather forecasting, energy storage monitoring and modelling, energy harvesting, web-based control platform along with solutions for minimizing heat losses via pipe design and innovative insulation materials.