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Reflecting on our predictions for gas heating trends at ISH 2019

Image from: https://ish.messefrankfurt.com/frankfurt/en.html

ISH 2019 was simply massive: 20,000 steps per day. But the long walk from the fair entrance to and around the main heating exhibits in the new hall 12 was well worth the exertion.

Having had the time to reflect on the week’s announcements, introductions and unveilings – how accurate were our predictions for the showings of companies involved in high-efficiency gas heating?

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UK heat pump market likely to double by 2025

With the Chancellor’s recent announcement that fossil fuel heating could be banned in all new homes built after 2025, there will no doubt be significant opportunity for low carbon heating into the future. However, while we wait with anticipation for building regulations to be updated, there is still strong potential for growth in UK heat pump market.

Delta-ee recently reviewed the opportunities and barriers for heat pumps to assess how the market is likely to develop over the next few years. Despite the uncertainties surrounding future support for heat pumps after the Renewable Heat Incentive ends in 2021, and the potential negative impacts of Brexit on the heating market (however that might eventually pan out!), our central forecast foresees the UK heat pump market doubling in size by 2025.

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Energy Storage Europe 2019: will E-mobility become the fourth segment for storage?

Delta-ee was in Dusseldorf last week for the Energy Storage Europe (ESE) 2019 expo and conference, a fantastic opportunity to talk through the latest European storage trends with key players in the market.

2018 was a very positive year for storage: in our recent report, published in collaboration with the European Association for the Storage of Energy (EASE), we found that the annual European market grew 75% in 2018 to reach a total market value of over €1 billion. The positivity across all three market segments – residential, C&I and grid-scale – was reflected in many of the discussions we had at the fair.

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Partner or Competitor? As Engie takes control of tiko, we look at the latest dilemma in new energy

Photo from: https://www.engie.com/en/journalists/press-releases/tiko-intelligent-energy-systems-residential-market/

It’s finally been announced today that Engie has taken control of tiko (see press release). But tiko already has established relationships with some of Engie’s competitors, so this begs the question: to what degree will Engie’s competitors continue to be happy to use the tiko platform?

Let’s start by looking at the smart phone sector.

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Delta-ee Gas Heating experts share European Market Insights with the world

Last week experts from Delta-ee’s Gas Heating Service contributed to discussions at key natural gas and fuel cell industry events - 1,000s of miles apart - in the US and Japan. It was a great opportunity to share Delta-ee’s latest research on two continents outside of Europe and sparked some interesting discussion with fellow delegates.

European perspective on decarbonisation and CHP

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ISH 2019: The 10 key trends our experts expect to see for electrification, gas heating & the connected home

Next week Frankfurt Messe will open its doors for the 2019 edition of ISH, the leading HVAC trade fair in Europe. Some of Delta-ee’s experts in the field will attend the exhibition and we have asked them what they expect to see at this year’s trade fair. (To arrange a meeting please get in touch with the relevant contact shown below.)

Electrification of Heat & Heat Pumps (Contact: Cate Lyon, Lukas Bergmann)

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The New Energy Letter: February 2019

Digitalisation, new services, channel disruptions, dynamic integrations with the electricity system: ‘New Heat’ has the potential to become one of the biggest pillars of the energy transition

Comfort in buildings is by far the largest ‘service’ that customers require energy for. It is typically 2 to 5 times the size of demand for appliances and for mobility in terms of household kWhs. It’s not discretionary. And there is a huge market of €100s billions across Europe for the fuel, hardware in home, and related services.

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“Blue” or “green” is a misnomer: development of a hydrogen sector needs bulk “clean” hydrogen

As part of the ongoing research of Delta-ee’s Gas Heating Service (https://www.delta-ee.com/GHS) on “Hydrogen for Heat”, I recently attended the H2FC SUPERGEN Conference, a meeting of both academia and industry stakeholders primarily from the UK that operate across the fuel cell and wider hydrogen sector. Although there were many interesting sessions, the take-home message from this conference that challenged my thoughts and those of Delta-ee was the move in thinking from blue or green to blue then green.

Bulk supply of “clean” hydrogen is key to establishing a hydrogen sector

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Germany's Heat Pump Market Grew 51% since 2015 – but can the party keep going?

Germany’s hydronic heat pump market has seen a couple of excellent years. Following growth rates of 18% in both 2016 and 2017 the market grew by another 8% in 2018, an increase of 51% over 2015. But is that party coming to an end? Many indicators are pointing in this direction.

Recap: A market both driven and held back by subsidies & regulations

Two factors drove the German heat pump market in the last three years: a change to the building regulations taking effect in 2016 as well as a change in subsidies in 2015. This combination created the perfect storm for heat pumps. But the success may be built on thin ice, as subsidy applications equivalent to 50-80% of all installations were made in 2017.

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Why remote diagnostics should be on top of the agenda for any heating company

There are over 75M boilers installed in Western Europe today, and the annual boiler installation market accounts for around €8B. Out of all the boilers installed, around a quarter have a maintenance and/or repair contract, giving a market value of around €2B, excluding all the replacement parts and uncontracted repairs or maintenance.

Connectivity and digitalisation of boilers will transform this market and reshuffle the cards between all the players. It will take time, but signs of this transformation are already visible, with giant heating servicing companies like British Gas and Engie Home Services betting on connectivity to enable remote monitoring and diagnostics of their boilers.

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