Welcome to the new Heat Pumping Technologies Magazine – or in short: HPT Magazine!
The Magazine is a development of the former HPC Newsletter, updated with a new layout, more focus on the Annexes and the possibility to read it on issuu (a digital publishing platform). Another update is that the News section has moved out to the website, which means that the Magazine will not publish yesterday’s news. We hope that you will like the new look, that soon will be followed up by a new, modern website!
The topic for the kick-off issue of the HPT Magazine is Smart Grids – Heat Pumps. Smart Grids is a very hot topic, with a number of expectations, such as being able to handle grid congestion, and enable the inclusion of electricity from intermittent sources. Heat pumps, being able to convert electric energy to heat, are an obvious part of the Smart Grid concept.
In this issue, we are provided different views of heat pumps in Smart Grids. After an introductory Foreword, and a Column by our sister TCP on Smart Grids, ISGAN, four Topical articles each provide their angle of the topic. An article on flammable refrigerants connects back to the previous issue (HPC Newsletter 1/2016), which had Refrigerants as the Topic. We are also given an account on CO2 heat pump water heaters, as well as a market overview for space cooling in the US.