Load management relates to measures for optimising energy consumption. Through targeted management of the energy consumed by buildings, districts or companies, load peaks can be reduced, load profiles harmonised and, through optimised utilisation, the price per kilowatt can be reduced. Smart control systems and control technology are required for this. Predictive methods can support this process. The consideration of an entire district, i.e. coupling several buildings to form a network, can additionally increase the economic efficiency of such concepts.