01 - 03 March 2022 | ExCeL, London

01 - 03 March 2022 | ExCeL, London

All housing types are suitable for heat pumps, finds Electrification of Heat project

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From Victorian mid-terraces to pre-WWII semis and a 1960s block of flats – the project has proven that heat pumps can be successfully installed in homes from every style and era.

The Electrification of Heat (EoH) demonstration project, funded by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), is seeking to better understand the technical and practical feasibility of a large-scale rollout of heat pumps into existing British homes.

Energy Systems Catapult was appointed to lead the Management Contractor consortium and today releases the first EoH report on Heat Pump Installation Statistics, including the numbers and types of heat pumps installed, property type/age and on vs off-gas grid.

The project appointed three Delivery Contractors to install up to 750 heat pumps in three regions across Great Britain.

Energy and Clean Growth Minister, Lord Callanan, said: “Heat pumps powered by clean, renewable energy will be key to warming UK homes in a net zero future.

“This trial demonstrates that low-carbon heating systems are an effective alternative for homes of all types and ages. As technology continues to improve and costs plummet over the next decade, they will become the obvious, affordable choice for consumers.”

Download the report from Energy System’s Catapult Website to learn more.

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