Invitation – Follow-up Digital Workshop IEA HPT TCP National Experts meeting on December 9, 2021

On October 28 the Technology Collaboration Programme on Heat Pumping Technologies (HPT TCP) by IEA organized a National Experts meeting in Nuremberg, Germany. Many of you were interested in attending but was prevented from traveling. Now, you are welcome to participate in a digital follow-up workshop on December 9, 2021, 13-16 CET, and to invite other researchers and industry representatives from your country!

Please register for the meeting no later than December 1st on this link. We will then send out a meeting link well in time before the meeting.

The main purpose of the meeting is to develop and discuss new ideas and proposals for future Annexes (international collaboration projects) within the HPT TCP. The outcome from a midterm evaluation of the Strategic Work Plan 2018-2023 for HPT TCP form the basis for the meeting (read more) and the following topics will be discussed:

  • Sector coupling
    • since we need to explore and demonstrate how the technology can enable sector coupling to improve energy efficiency and increase the share of renewable energy in the mix by providing flexibility
  • Solutions where both the cold and the warm sides of the thermodynamic cycle are used
    • since it is of high importance to increase the overall energy efficiency to mitigate increased energy demand and climate change
  • Alternative and new business models
    • to stimulate the mass deployment of heat pumping technologies and improve affordability.
  • Digitalization for heat pumping technologies
    • since we need to explore possibilities offered by the developments in this area and learn how to deal with new challenges (e.g. cybersecurity)

In addition, we will present and discuss the outcomes and resulting ideas from the physical National Experts meeting in Nuremberg in October. When registered, we will send you a summary of the meeting’s outcomes.

Moreover, we will give you a short update about new annexes in the pipeline and already existing ideas and proposals, which are under discussion and development within the HPT TCP:

  • Heat Pumps for Drying – new annex
  • Retrofit Heat Pump Systems in Larger non-domestic Buildings – new annex
  • Heat Pumps in Positive Energy Districts – approved annex
  • Heat pumps in High-Density Cities – annex proposal
  • Comfort and Climate Box solutions for warm and humid climates – annex idea
  • Selected topics in Heat Pump Acoustics – annex idea
  • Evaluation and Demonstration of actual Energy Efficiency of Heat Pump Systems in Buildings – annex proposal within EBC TCP

Please register for the meeting no later than December 1st on this link. We will then send out a meeting link well in time before the meeting.

If you have ideas or proposals for new annexes that you want to discuss during the meeting, please inform us by sending an e-mail and we will take that into consideration when outlining the agenda for the meeting.