Welcome and RH-PP announcement
DECC and teams within it have been working very hard on the development of the 'Microgeneration Industry' and various support initiatives such as MCS and the RHI put in place to support it's growth. The GSHPA, along with many other industry representatives, have been working closely with DECC through this process. Two of the major activities to report back on are:
Information on both of these can be found below.
Work within the Association and Secretariat is continues with some important developments soon to be launched bringing increased benefits to all within the GSHPA - watch this space.
DECC has this morning published a Press Release detailing the imminent launch of the 'Renewable Heat Premium Payment' scheme (RH-PP) offering £1250 to householders towards the cost of their GSHP system (with varying amounts available for alternative renewable heating systems).
The Government’s new £15 million ‘RH-PP’ scheme – which will open for applications on 1st August this year until March next year - will support up to 25,000 installations.
The scheme will be run by the Energy Saving Trust and from today the information line and website (www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/RHPP) are now live to provide people with more information.Contents
Chief Scientific Officer Professor David MacKay and his team have been working hard, with others within DECC, MCS & industry to develop an appropriate standard to be used by installers of heat pump systems. This standard, within MCS, has been open for consultation during the last few of weeks and a submission was entered by The GSHPA yesterday afternoon, ensuring the best support for the ground source industry.
Please follow these links to view the current draft version of the MIS 3005 standard and the GSHPA response to the consultation.
Please await announcements from MCS on further information on the final standard and its publication, which will be issued shortly.Contents
Published on 12th July, DECC has set out key measures to attract investment, reduce the impact on consumer bills, and create a secure mix of electricity sources including new nuclear, renewables and carbon capture and storage. The UK Renewables Roadmap published alongside this outlines a plan of action to accelerate renewable energy deployment - to meet the target of 15% of all energy by 2020 - while driving down costs.
Please follow the link for access to both documents:Contents
The UK's first and only National Heat Pump Awards was held at the ICC in Birmingham on the 23rd June. Over 300 guests enjoyed a fabulous gala dinner and applauded the winners and highly commended entries in 10 award categories.
The winners included (all of whom are GSHPA members):
Full details of the event can be found on the National Heat Pump Awards website.Contents
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