Following recent EU energy policy developments calling for a massive deployment of heat pumps in Europe in the years to come, the European Heat Pump Association (EHPA) upgraded its internal structures on 3 December by appointing a new extended board to represent the industry from 2020 to 2022.
This latest move came a few weeks after the heat pump industry had revised its internal strategy. The industry decided to better respond to the urgent need to quadruple the number of installed heat pumps across Europe, as hinted in the “Energy System Integration Strategy” and the “Renovation Wave” initiatives from the European Commission adopted earlier this year.
“We want all citizens and businesses in Europe to benefit without delay from all the advantages of all heat pumps technologies” said newly re-elected President, Martin Forsén. “It is clear now for everyone that heat pumps provide renewable, efficient, smart, healthy and circular solutions for heating, cooling and domestic hot water production and that they can do so as of today. Now it is time to join forces to speed up their deployment in all parts of the European economy”.
The next steps for EHPA will be to prepare a “Heat Pump Plan” to turn ambition into reality and reach out to new allies at both European and national levels.
The EHPA board
President: Martin Forsén, NIBE
Vice President: Johannes Brugmann, Stiebel Eltron
Vice President: Patrick Crombez, Daikin
Treasurer: Dina Köpke, Emerson Climate Technologies