EHPA European Heat Pump Forum taking place on 15 May, 2013

By Simon Burkel, May 10, 2013, 09:17 2 minute reading

The 6th European Heat Pump Forum organised by the European Heat Pump Association (EHPA) offers industry experts, EU decision makers, and European heat pump manufacturers the opportunity to gain perspective on the future HP market as well as on the developments in hybrid systems and smart grid solutions. Furthermore, the forum will focus on the most recent EU policy developments on Energy Labeling, F-Gas Regulation and RES targets beyond 2020. 

The European Heat Pump Forum on Renewable Heating provides participants with insight on the latest market trends and recent developments in EU legislation affecting heat pump technology. The event will take place on May 15, 2013 in the Solvay Library in Brussels, Belgium, and will provide participants with the chance to discuss with their national representatives at European level. 
Programme focus: Technology Developments, Policy & Markets 
The morning session of the Forum will focus on Policy & Markets and provide participants with valuable insight on the:
  • Latest developments on EU Energy Labeling
  • EU 2030 climate and energy package
  • Role of heat pumps as a renewable energy technology 
  • Impact of EU Ecodesign Regulations on the heat pump industry 
The focus of the afternoon session will be on technology developments and the review of the F-Gas Regulation. Specifically, it will discuss: 
  • Latest innovations in thermally driven heat pumps 
  • Smart hybrid combinations 
  • F-Gas policy along with developments in natural refrigerants for heat pumps 
  • Smart Grids
Keynote speakers
The following keynote speakers will present on the recent developments in HP technology and policy:
Mrs. Marie Donnelly, 
Director of Renewables, Research and Innovation and Energy Efficiency at the European Commission’s DG Energy
Mr. Richard Schalburg, "Heat pumps as balancing options in smart grids: the Danish example", Danish Energy Agency 
Dave Pearson, "The use of heat pumps in heating applications", Director of Innovation Star Refrigeration Ltd.
Mr. Josche Muth, "Fulfilling its Renewables commitment: Keeping Europe on track to 2020", Secretary General of the European Renewable Energy Council
Additional speakers with policy, research, manufacturing and association backgrounds will round-off the programme (updated regularly) which can be found on the EHPA Forum website.
How to register for the event
Interested persons can register on the EHPA Forum registration website.


By Simon Burkel

May 10, 2013, 09:17

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