THE UK government’s Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has released information about its ‘Heat Pump Ready’ programme and is inviting specialists and stakeholders to get involved.
The Heat Pump Ready programme forms part of BEIS’ £1 billion Net Zero Innovation Portfolio (NZIP), which aims to accelerate the commercialisation of innovative clean energy technologies and processes through the 2020s and 2030s. As a key solution for decarbonising homes, heat pumps will be critical for meeting the UK’s legally binding commitment to achieve net zero by 2050. Heat Pump Ready will support the development of innovative solutions across the heat pump sector.
The Heat Pump Ready programme is split into three separate delivery streams:
Stream 1: solutions for high-density heat pump deployment, will support the development and trial of solutions and methodologies for the optimised deployment of domestic heat pumps at high-density. Up to £30 million of Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) funding from spring 2022.
Stream 2: developing tools and technology, will support the development of tools, technology and processes to overcome specific barriers to domestic heat pump deployment. Up to £25 million of grant funding for projects to overcome barriers to heat pump deployment, beginning spring 2022.
Stream 3: trial support and learning, will provide support to ensure knowledge transfer and shared learning across the Heat Pump Ready Programme. This stream will provide support to the Stream 1 projects, joining-up Stream 2 technology and tools with their the Stream 1 projects where relevant and establishing working groups to collaborate on shared elements of deployment. Up to £5 million contract from spring 2022.
BEIS is hosting a series of initial engagement sessions for the programme. You can sign up using the links below:
- Stream 1: solutions for high-density heat pump deployment (Tuesday 2 November 2021)
- Stream 2: developing tools and technology (Wednesday 3 November 2021)
- Stream 3: trial support and learning (Thursday 4 November 2021)
Complete a contact form to receive updates when the competition launches later in 2021.
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Find out about how ground source heat pumps work from Made in Britain member and photo source for this article, Kensa Heat Pumps.