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Feasibility of large scale heat pump deployment

Project GAIA - Heat Pump Ready Programme | Teignbridge - United Kingdom

    • 2022

    • Local Strategies

    • Low carbon heating

    In collaboration with EDF UK R&D Centre (lead), and Customers, Kensa Heat Pumps, Devon County Council, The University of Sheffield, UCL, and Enzen Global Solutions, Urbanomy participates in the Heat Pump Ready Programme (HPRP), funded by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). Through Project GAIA, we are proud to help Britain achieve Net Zero.

    The Heat Pump Ready Programme supports the development and demonstration of heat pump technologies, and solutions for optimised deployment of heat pumps. Project GAIA aims to address the upfront cost barriers of ground source heat pump installation and increase the accessibility to heat pump technology.

    With Project GAIA, we aim at demonstrating the feasibility and innovation requirements to take a coordinated approach across the heat pump sector in order to achieve high density deployment of heat pumps and an enhanced consumer journey. We will focus on deploying heat pumps as part of an ambient shared loop array. This will lead to higher energy efficiencies and maintain consumer familiarity by following a similar business model to the existing gas network. In the project, Urbanomy will provide the following:

    • Assessing and quantifying the energy consumption of 2 residential areas of 1,600 buildings
    • Selecting the best zone for heat pump implementation
    • Computing the potential flexibility using thermal storage alongside the heat pumps

    Project GAIA, part of the Heat Pump Ready Programme, is funded by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), through the Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI), funded from the £1 billion BEIS Net Zero Innovation Portfolio.