Our vision

Vision, mission and objectives

Vision of HPT TCP*

Heat pumping technologies play a vital role in achieving the ambitions for a secure, affordable, high-efficiency and low-carbon energy system for heating, cooling and refrigeration across multiple applications and contexts.

The Programme is a key worldwide player in this process by communicating and generating independent information, expertise and knowledge related to this technology as well as enhancing international collaboration.

Mission of HPT TCP

To accelerate the transformation to an efficient, renewable, clean and secure energy sector in our member countries and beyond by performing collaborative research, demonstration and data collection and enabling innovations and deployment within the area of heat pumping technologies.


The strategic plan for the program can be read here.


* IEA’s Technology Collaboration Program on Heat Pumping Technologies (HPT TCP)

Listen to the opening ceremony of the 13th IEA Heat Pump Conference that was officially held on April 27, including a welcoming address made by Stephan Renz, Chair of IEA HPT TCP, who gave an overview of the TCP.


In 2023…

Energy Security

  • Heat pumping technologies are frequently demonstrated and deployed in appropriate applications
  • Heat pumping technologies are a key element in new cross-cutting, affordable solutions for heating and cooling

Economic Development

  • The innovation rate for heat pumping technologies are increased
  • Capacity building is improved
  • Cost-effective solutions are identified, demonstrated, and accepted by end-users

Environmental Awareness

  • More policymakers are aware of the potential of heat pumping technologies to fulfill the IEA’s mission

Engagement Worldwide

  • HPT TCP has more member countries
  • HPT TCP is an active player in, or partner to, other international initiatives and organizations


Advance the RDD&D* of heat pumping technologies through creation of research opportunities networking possibilities and meeting places for academia, industry, private sector markets and policymakers to collaborate under new Annexes (projects) and activities within the HPT TCP.

Perform RDD&D activities within the areas of heating, cooling and refrigeration for the building, community, transport and industrial sectors
while widening the scope to include to a larger extent:

a. Affordable and competitive technologies for heating
b. More efficient cooling and air-conditioning, especially in warm and humid climates
c. Flexible, sustainable and clean system solutions (e.g. in urban areas) using combinations of heat pumping technologies with energy
storage, smart grid, solar and wind energy, thermal networks, energy prosumers, etc.
d. Possibilities offered by the developments in the area of digitalization and Internet of Things
e. New or special markets and applications, including automotive, industry and consumer products (e.g. white goods)
f. New, alternative or natural refrigerants with lower global warming potential, high thermodynamic potential and low toxicity for both new and existing applications

Contribute to advanced and/or disruptive innovations through crosscutting networking and collaboration with other TCPs and relevant

Communicate the results and impact from the RDD&D work, tailor the messages using appropriate channels to reach relevant target groups.
Provide IEA and standardization organizations with reliable and independent guidance, data and knowledge about heat pumping technologies.

Increase activities to attract new members, including IEA key partner and association countries.

* Research, development, demonstration and deployment