Heat Pumps

(asked on 19th July 2022) - View Source

Question to the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy:

To ask Her Majesty's Government how they define a smart heat pump; what plans they have to introduce support for consumers to purchase smart heat pumps; and when they plan for any such support to be introduced.

Answered by
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Lord Callanan
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)
This question was answered on 26th July 2022

The Government is currently consulting on proposals to mandate smart functionality for specific electric heating appliances, including heat pumps, from 2025. For the purpose of the smart mandate, a smart heat pump is defined as communications-enabled and capable of responding automatically to incentive signals (such as price) and/or other more direct control signals by shifting or modulating its electricity consumption. Consumers can use existing support schemes, such as the Boiler Upgrade Scheme, to install a smart heat pump and the consultation is seeking views on what further action may be needed to ensure all consumers can benefit from smart heating.

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