Question to the Department for Energy Security & Net Zero:
To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, whether her Department plans to (a) scope and (b) scale the production of energy through ground source heat pump technology.
The Government is implementing a range of measures to support and scale up the market for heat pumps, including ground source heat pump technology. This includes grants of £7,500 for new heat pump installations under the Boiler Upgrade Scheme, and investment in training and manufacturing to support the growth of the heat pump supply chain.
The Microgeneration Certification Scheme Installation Database indicates that, across the UK, over 30,800 certified ground source heat pumps have been installed since 2009. The database does not include all heat pump installations, for example, those installed without Government funding support, such as in new buildings.