Global energy demand for space and water heating accounts for half of energy consumption in buildings, but emits 80% of direct building emissions. Electrifying the heating sector by implementing heat pumps allows heating to be powered by clean electricity.
Reaching the new goal set by the RePowerEU directive of 30 million new heat pump units between 2022 and 2030 would result in a reduction of 15% of Russian imports today. Countries have also set ambitious goals, such as reaching a stock of 6 million heat pumps in Germany by 2030.
By rolling out heat pumps with an energy management system, and combining it with other assets such as PV, consumers can gain independence and lower costs. Holistic energy solutions also enable other use cases, such as time-of-use tariffs, DSO curtailment, or flexibility marketing via VPPs.