Ground Source Heat Pump Association


Heat Pump Conference 2018
Proposed merger of GSHPA and HPA to form the Heat Pump Federation
Thursday 20 September 2018
National Motorcycle Museum, Solihull B92 0EJ

The day began at 10am with presentations on the exciting proposal for the GSHPA to merge with the Heat Pump Association to create a single powerful voice for the heat pump industry in the UK: the Heat Pump Federation. Speakers included Bean Beanland, Graham Wright from the HPA Council and Russel Beattie from FETA.

Merger to form HPF

GSHPA's AGM took place following the presentations on the proposed merger with the Heat Pump Association by both the Council of the GSHPA and the Council of the HPA and a debate followed by a vote to determine members' appetite for the Council to progress planning negotiations with the HPA to form the new Heat Pump Federation. Following a show of hands in which members voted strongly in favour of pursuing talks with FETA and the HPA, the Council will work to compile detailed proposals as quickly as possible after the AGM. It is envisaged that an electronic vote on the proposals will take place in November. This schedule is designed to give members the fullest opportunity to learn more about the pros and cons of the proposal prior to making a final decision.

All delegates had the opportunity for networking, meeting the presenters and talking to exhibitors over a hot buffet lunch.

The influencers in the heat pump sector including Dr Oliver Quast from BEIS, Luke Bailey from OFGEM, Chris Roberts from MCS and a representative from the Environment Agency presented after lunch and were available throughout the afternoon to give delegates the opportunity to raise issues affecting their own businesses and projects. Further workshops and advice clinics were held following the presentations.

Heat Pump Conference 2018 Programme

9.30 Registration

10.00 Heat Pump Federation Proposals

Chairman: Bean Beanland
HPA Council: Graham Wright
FETA: Russell Beattie

10.30 Debate on Proposed Merger

Chairman: Bean Beanland
11.10 Coffee

11.30 GSHPA Annual General Meeting

Chairman: Bean Beanland
12.30 Lunch, Exhibition & Networking

13.30 Presentation from BEIS followed by Q&A

Dr Oliver Quast, Corporate Finance Advisory, BEIS

14.00 Presentation from Ofgem followed by Q&A

Luke Bailey, Senior Policy Manager, Ofgem

14.30 Presentation from MCS followed by Q&A

Chris Roberts, Director, MCS
15.00 Refreshments, Exhibition & Networking
16.00 Close



GSHP Conference 2018

If you have any questions please contact Jen Billings on 0203 2864764 or via

The National Motorcycle Museum is beside Junction 6 of the M42: B92 0EJ. Parking is available for motorcycles, and cars too.

GSHPA is very grateful to its sponsors for 2018:

GSHPA is very grateful to those who are exhibiting at Heat Pump Conference 2018: