The Heat Pump Ready programme supports 36 projects across 2 streams: High-density deployment and Optimised solutions development.

Bristol Heat Pump Ready

  • Lead organisation: Bristol City Council
  • Location: Bristol
  • Location category: Urban
  • Heat Pump Ready grant value: £198,167.20
  • Project partners: No partners
  • Project subcontractors: The Green Register, Bristol City Council, Centre for Sustainable Energy, Veritherm, Build Test Solutions, Energy Tracers CIC, University of Bristol, Bristol Energy Network, Sustainable Westbury-on-Trym, LiveWest, Places for People, BetaTeach, C Brookes Heating, Western Power Distribution.

Project overview

The Bristol Heat Pump Ready project focuses on ensuring consumers are fully supported in the transition to low carbon heat, by working collaboratively with local communities and supply chains. It will develop a service model which will be fully replicable UK-wide which leaves no one behind.

New combined energy technology and retrofit packages will be designed which will aim to reduce household bills, prevent consumers going into fuel poverty and make homes warmer and more comfortable. The project will follow a “touch it once” philosophy by using digital twin technology to appraise technical and commercial service models for a particular locality, as well as ensure electricity networks are ready for the changeover. The entire consumer journey is considered, including supporting other technologies such as electric vehicle charging solutions, which will provide best value to all network customers.

The project will also focus on developing new methods of training to encourage and support the expansion of a skilled workforce in the supply chain, which will create low carbon jobs.

This project was supported during phase 1 of Heat Pump Ready to prepare a feasibility study. The final report is published below: