The European Heat Pump Association has sought to drive heat pump take-up at the 10th European Week of Regions and Cities.
The association used the event to attempt to unite European and regional politicians, renewable energy experts, planners and relevant EU-based decision-makers to ease the way to the realization of more and more heat pump cities through real examples of existing technologies, financial schemes and projects.
The event – ‘European cities and regions fit for the future: Integrating heat pumps in local infrastructure’ – took place on 11 October.
By taking success stories from the Netherlands, Estonia, Hungary and Denmark – different cities/regions already active in supporting heat pumps – the participants could directly experience how they went about deciding, planning and executing their ambitious heat pump plans, the association reported.
Questions such as how government, industry, utilities and manufacturers can work successfully together to build quality and confidence in heat pump markets and how renewable energy investments can trigger each other while using EU funds in an efficient way were all discussed at the event.