Report from the 12th IEA Heat Pump Conference
At last, it happened! The 12th IEA Heat Pump Conference took place in Rotterdam in May, very successfully! This issue of the HPT Magazine – Report from the 12th IEA Heat Pump Conference – summarises some of the numerous sessions, workshops, award ceremonies, and presentations given at the conference.
In the Foreword, the Chairman of the National Organizing Committee, Onno Kleefkens, gives his view of the conference. Then, there are two different policy presentations from the plenary opening sessions with very different subjects. The workshops of the conference were centred around the HPT TCP Annexes, and six of them are summarised by their chairmen in this issue. There were four Awards at the Conference, the Ritter von Rittinger Award, the Dutch Innovation Award, the Best Poster Award, and the Daikin Best Student Award. They are all presented here. Also, three personal summary reports from conference participants are provided, each with their own selection of presentations.
In addition to the coverage of the conference, the presentation of the newly released IEA flagship publication Energy Technology Perspectives (ETP) 2017 is provided in the Strategic outlook. It outlines even more ambitious climate goals than previous editions. The Column in this issue is written by one of the HPT TCP’s most highly regarded long-term members and contributors, Prof. Hermann Halozan. Two Non-Topical articles present a new view on cooling, and how heat pumps can be used in advanced thermal grids, respectively.
Enjoy your reading!
/ Johan Berg, Editor