Sustainable solutions provider E.ON is to work in Newcastle leading a project to explore how energy efficient heat pumps can be installed in homes across the UK.

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy ‘Heat Pump Ready’ programme is made up of eleven projects in total. For this project, E.ON will work with Newcastle City Council, Northern Power Grid and Clean Air Ventures as they launch the innovative Heatio Energy.

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Together over the next six months, the companies will be developing the blueprint for installing 750 heat pumps in homes across Newcastle upon Tyne.

The initial phase of the project will investigate how to ensure the electricity network is ready for the widescale rollout of heat pumps, by targeting areas of the city that have capacity for largescale heat pump installations and helping identify areas where grid upgrades may be necessary.

The project will also look at ways to use innovative technology, such as drones and digital lasers scanners, to carry out surveys on homes across the city.

This technology will help to reduce the time taken for the survey, as well as improve the accuracy of the data captured, to ensure heat pumps can be designed in the most accurate way for the customer.


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