- Lead organisation: Element Energy Limited (UK)
- Location: Greenwich, Greater London
- Location category: Urban
- Heat Pump Ready grant value: £199,170.95
- Project partners: Kensa Contracting Limited, DG Cities, Nationwide Building Society, Heat Geek Limited, OVO Energy Ltd
- Project subcontractors: I C Consultants Limited, UK Power Networks Limited
The Greenwich TIME project aims to decouple the capital cost barrier of ground-source loops from customers to help enable high-density heat pump deployment. This will be achieved by harnessing the power of networked heat pumps distributed on a shared ground array. The project explores the potential to decouple the up-front capital cost barrier of the ground side installation from customers via financing in a manner similar to how existing domestic services are funded, and aims to develop a methodology which would enable consumers to replace their boiler with a networked heat pump in a way that is simple to understand and adopt, with minimal household disruption.
The project will design a home service package, which would be offered to households by an electricity supplier, including: a mains connection, easy appliance swap-out, and low long-term running cost. Varied consumer engagement and adoption methods will be tested to better understand the optimal service offer and the method of communication that is needed for rapid uptake.