Heat Pump Scheme
Heat Pump Ready Bridgend is a new and innovative initiative aimed at bringing affordable and greener heating to your home. It is one of nine projects funded throughout the country by the UK Government’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) to undertake a feasibility study into the potential for the High Density Deployment of heat pumps in the UK.
The consortium of four companies involved in the project and supported by Bridgend County Borough Council are Buro Happold, Challoch Energy, Kensa Group and Nuvision Energy Wales.
The scheme builds on the latest thinking in Local Area Energy Planning, identifying viable deployment routes for clusters of homes that can participate in heat pump installations, to help facilitate the switch to low carbon heating technologies.
Technologies being considered will include air source heat pumps, ground source heat pumps, or heat pumps working on a shared loop system. An exciting aspect of the project will be the development of new commercial models that will drive down heat costs for the benefit of homeowners. Capacity in the electricity grid network for heat pumps to be installed, as well as electric vehicle charging, will also be assessed and solutions developed to enable the transition.
Should the feasibility study be successful the consortium would then seek additional funding from BEIS to roll out Heat Pumps within homes in the chosen area of Bridgend.
How will it work
The consortium is looking for areas that may be suitable to deploy heat pumps at scale within the county borough. Key to this will be finding sufficient numbers of “Early Adopters” to join the programme.
In the first instance, the consortium will be advertising the project and holding awareness events to gauge the interest within the community. Should sufficient interest be generated within the community the team will apply for further ‘Phase 2’ funding from BEIS to support the roll out of heat pumps within the chosen area.
What’s in it for you
This is a pioneering programme and by being a part of it, you will be helping to decarbonise your community in the first instance and if successful, other parts of Wales and the UK as well. Benefits to you will include:
- FREE home energy survey of your home
- FREE expert advice on upgrading your home
- SUBSIDISED installation of heating system
- Decarbonisation of your home
- Affordable Greener Heating and Cooling system for your home
- Improving air quality within your home
- Warm your home at a healthy temperature
- Helps to support a greener future by phasing out the installation of natural gas boilers
If you're interested
Anyone within Bridgend County Borough is welcome to attend the events and to lodge your interest in the programme.
In the first instance we would welcome you along to our open days at North Cornelly Community Centre:
- 23 September, 12pm - 6pm
- 24 September, 3pm - 6pm
You will have the opportunity to get involved and register your interest onsite.
Alternatively, you can sign up by sending an email to:
email@example.com or Robert.firstname.lastname@example.org