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Econic offers free heat pump webinar

Ground source company Econicare is to hold a free heat pumps webinar, including offering advice and guidance on the best ways to take advantage of the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI).

The event, being led by Managing Director Rob Gardiner on Monday January 21, follows recently-announced changes which take renewable cooling solutions into consideration as part of the RHI.

Econic, who campaigned for the changes, will offer detailed information about how businesses and the public sector can benefit the most from heat pumps.

Ofgem and the Department for Energy and Climate Change have amended Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) regulations to help owners of Ground Source Heating and Cooling (GSHC) systems take part in the RHI scheme.

The changes offer a new way of measuring how much heat output qualifies for RHI payments.

Many Ground Source Heat Pump (GSHP) systems inject recovered or waste heat into the ground as an aid to improving system efficiency and as it can be a cost effective cooling approach, they are termed Ground Source Heating and Cooling (GSHC) systems.

Under the RHI Regulations 2011, tariff payments for Ground Source Heat Pumps (GSHPs) can only be made for extracted heat that naturally occurs in the ground.

As a consequence, heat that is injected into the ground and subsequently extracted by a GSHC system is ineligible for support payments.

Rob Gardiner, Managing Director of Econic, part of Myriad CEG, said: “Ground Source Heat Pumps are the most efficient renewable technology available for the provision of heating, cooling and simultaneous heating and cooling. Indeed, by providing both heating, cooling and simultaneous heating and cooling, it encourages more efficient system designs.

“Until now it has been difficult for RHI applicants to quantify this ineligible heat in order to exclude it from the eligible heat generation for which they are seeking payments. 

“The changes give Ground Source Heat Pumps parity against other renewable technologies with respect to payments for the provision of cooling.” 

To register for the webinar, simply click here http://www.myriadceg.com/heat-pumps/seminar-information-registration/

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