- Lead organisation: Buro Happold
- Location: Bridgend
- Location category: Urban with significant rural
- Heat Pump Ready grant value: £195,385.41
- Project partners: No partners
- Project subcontractors: Kensa, Nuvision, Challoch
The Heat Pump Ready – Bridgend project 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. This will include solutions for terraced house communities where air source heat pumps cannot be installed due to space and environmental constraints. Technologies appraised will include air source heat pumps, ground source heat pumps, or heat pumps working on a shared loop system. New commercial models, including local energy market structures to drive down heat costs, will be considered. 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.
The funding for this project focuses on the feasibility study, which will identify the most suitable locations for the trials that may follow, should the project be successful in Phase 2.