Since the launch of the non-domestic RHI in November 2011, air/water heat pumps have been excluded – it is now confirmed that air/water heat pumps will receive support, and the level of support for ground-source heat pumps has also increased. This represents a positive signal for the growth of the commercial heat pump market in the UK. Read our Briefing Note for more information.
In European policy news, the decision on EU Energy & Climate Policy targets for 2030 has been postponed until October 2014, creating a window of opportunity for more ambitious energy efficiency targets to now be set, providing important long-term policy stability to enable heat pump market growth in Europe.  See our EU 2030 Briefing Note for Delta-ee analysis.
In February 2014, Delta-ee hosted the 2nd Utilities and Heat Pumps Roundtable in association with the European Heat Pump Association. 40 delegates – including many Heat Pump Research Service Subscribers - from Europe’s leading utilities, major heat pump manufacturers, and selected key stakeholders, met to explore how the heat pump market will develop and how synergies would evolve with energy markets. Key topics included smart heat pumps; growing interest from utilities in flexibility; understanding the customer; and opportunities from hybrid heat pumps. Subscribers can download our highlights report here, and can request a login to access all the presentations from the event.
The scheme provides financial support for heat pumps and other renewable heating technologies, and will generate market growth. See our RHI Briefing Note for Delta-ee’s analysis and reactions from the industry and customers
What smart capabilities do manufacturers need to build into their heat pumps, and by when?  What is the value of smart heat pumps to the end-customer – and when will they get it?  What technological and commercial learnings can be drawn from the current suite of smart heat pump demonstration projects in Europe?  We address these questions in our new report.  Read the Executive Summary or the Full Report.

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