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Report from the ExCo meeting in Vienna

On 15-16 November, the Executive Committee (ExCo) of HPT TCP met for their fall meeting in Vienna. Here is a short report from the meeting.

During the meeting, the ExCo Chairman Stephan Renz from Switzerland was reelected for a new three year period. Take part of some of Stephan’s thought about the advantages of heat pumping technologies here.

In addition, Antoni Bouza from USA was reelected as Vice Chairman. During the meeting a new International Organizing Committee (IOC) for the IEA Heat Pump Conference 2020 in South Korea was established with Per Jonasson from Sweden as IOC Chairman, Hiroshi Okumura from Japan and Sophie Hozatte from Canada as Vice IOC Chairmen.

Two fellows who have served the TCP as delegates for a very long time, but will now retire, were also acknowledged during the meeting: the Austrian delegate Hermann Halozan, who has served the HPT TCP since the eighties, and Onno Kleefkens, former Dutch delegate and Chairman of the National Organizing Committee for the IEA Heat Pump Conference 2017 in Rotterdam.

During the meeting, the  ongoing Annexes (projects) were followed up and discussed and so was also interesting proposals and ideas for new Annexes. So there are certainly more important research results and innovations to come from this TCP in the future!