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

Heat Pump Ready Newcastle

  • Lead organisation: E.ON Energy Solutions Limited
  • Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire
  • Location category: Urban
  • Heat Pump Ready grant value: £188, 546.11
  • Project partners: Clean Air Ventures Limited
  • Project subcontractors: Nationwide Drones, Newcastle City Council

Project Overview

The Heat Pump Ready Newcastle project aims to target areas of the city with capacity for large scale heat pump roll out, and help Northern Powergrid to identify areas where grid upgrades may be necessary. Eight areas of the city will be analysed to determine the best ones to ensure heat pump deployment at scale.

The project will conduct future surveys using drone and laser scanner technology to create a digital twin of a customer’s home and garden. This approach serves to massively reduce the surveying time and disruption to a customer’s day, as well as offering right first-time data capture, improving accuracy of heat pump design and specification for customers. This will remove some barriers for consumers to install heat pumps. 

The project will build and continue to develop a portfolio of consumer propositions including Heat as a Service (HaaS) to ensure consumers have a variety of financial options to support heat pump adoption.

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