The Heat Pump Ready programme supports 35 projects across 2 streams: High-density deployment and Optimised solutions development.

Highly flexible storage heat pump (HFSHP)

  • Lead organisation: Kensa Heat Pumps Ltd
  • Heat Pump Ready grant value: £1,233,117.39
  • Project partners: MTC, PNDC University of Strathclyde

Project overview

This project aims to combine electrically driven heat pumps with heat storing batteries to shift heat production from times of peak electrical demand on the National Grid, enabling consumers to charge heating systems to store lower cost and lower carbon heat in anticipation of their peak heating demand. This is achieved by decoupling the times of heating demand in the property from the time of electrical heat production and will help accelerate the technology to the market to make it productionised and affordable in a shorter time scale. By shifting energy demands, the project also aims to negate some of the challenges faced by the grid from electrifying and decarbonising heat.