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Internationale Energieagentur (IEA)

IEA Heat Pumping Technologies (HPT)

The IEA Heat Pump Technologies programme develops and disseminates objective and balanced information on heat pumps, refrigeration technologies and air conditioning with the aim of exploiting the environmentally relevant and energetic potential of these technologies. This programme includes joint research projects, workshops, conferences and an information service (IEA Heat Pump Centre).

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IEA HPP Annex 33: Compact heat exchangers for heat pumping equipment

International cooperation aiming at widening the use of compact heat exchangers in heat pumping equipment. The goal of this project is to identify compact heat exchangers, either existing or under development, that may be applied in heat pumping equipment such as compression or absorption heat pumps.

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IEA HPP Annex 47: Heat Pumps in District Heating and Cooling Systems

A significant use of alternative heat sources with the help of district heating and cooling networks is a major challenge for a sustainable energy supply. In times of increasing shares of fluctuating producers such as PV and wind energy, the relevance of heat pumps increases. Within the framework of the IEA HPT Annex 47, potentials and barriers for the integration of heat pumps in DHC networks were analyzed.

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IEA HPP Annex 50: Heat pumps in Multi-Family Houses

The project aims at showing the potential of heat pumps for the energy supply of multi-family houses and providing a contribution to the elimination of market barriers. Concepts and innovative technological options of heat pumps will be analyzed making use of simulation and experiments. The results will be disseminated in international expert meetings and amongst national stakeholders.

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IEA HPT Annex 43: Fuel Driven Sorption Heat Pumps

The project aimed at investigating the performance and market potential of gas-fired absorption heat pumps (AHPs) in domestic and small commercial or industrial buildings or applications. Selected processes were simulated for various types of buildings in order to calculate the energetic, ecological and economical potential of this technology. The results were compared with monitoring data of a gas-fired AHP system. In addition, a market survey including market barriers for gas-fired AHPs in Austria was conducted and a list of market supporting measures was compiled.

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IEA HPT Annex 48: Industrial Heat Pumps, Second Phase

Industrial heat pumps enable the use of waste heat and increase the energy efficiency of industrial processes. The aim of this project was to provide comprehensive information on the successful application of industrial heat pumps and thus contribute to the further dissemination of this technology.

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IEA HPT Annex 49: Design and integration of heat pumps for nZEB

A dominating concept to reach a nearly Zero Energy Building (nZEB) is the combination of solar PV systems and heat pumps. The extended scope of the Annex 49 regards the balance of single buildings and groups of buildings/neighbourhoods, a thorough investigation of heat pump integration options for nZEBs and nZE neighbourhoods by means of monitoring and simulation as well as the design and control optimization for heat pumps in nZEB and the integration into energy systems.

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IEA HPT Annex 51: Acoustic Signatures of Heat Pumps

The project aims at enhancing the acceptance of heat pumps and removing market barriers by reducing acoustic noise emissions and vibrations. The project involves: innovative experimental laboratory work, various numerical approaches and preliminary work in context of uniform legal and normative boundary conditions. In addition, new assessment schemes are developed and perceptual tests are carried out.

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IEA HPT Annex 54: Heat pump systems with low GWP refrigerants

The aim of the project is to record the current situation in the field of refrigerants with low Global Warming Potential (GWP). Within the framework of the Annex, the situation in Austria and Europe will be harmonised at international level. The focus of the national project is to survey the current situation in the field of the refrigerants used and to prepare an outlook until 2030 on the availability of components and systems for the use of new "low-GWP" refrigerants.

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IEA HPT Annex 55: Comfort and Climate Box – Speeding up market development for integrating heat pumps and storage packages

In the IEA HPT Annex 55, heat pumps with integrated thermal/electrical storage systems for existing buildings that are as close to the market as possible will be developed. Furthermore, measures to accelerate market development will be worked out.

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IEA HPT Annex 56: Digitalization and Internet of Things for Heat Pumps

As digitalization progresses, heat pumps are becoming part of the Internet of Things (IoT). In this project, the opportunities and challenges of IoT-capable heat pumps for the use in households, commercial enterprises and industrial applications will be investigated and made available to the relevant target groups in the form of guidelines, data and information relevant to standards.

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IEA HPT Annex 57: Showing flexibility benefits through heat pump implementation in multi-vector energy systems and thermal networks

This project analyzes the future implementation of heat pumps in multi-vector energy systems and thermal networks. The aim is to increase the flexibility of the energy system and to use it for various applications, e.g. for system services or to participate in different electricity markets. Using international case studies, influencing factors and potentials for flexibility options will be evaluated and suitable business models will be derived.

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IEA HPT Annex 58: High-Temperature Heat Pumps

Industrial heat pumps, especially high temperature heat pumps with useful temperatures higher than 100°C, are a central element in the future energy system. In order to increase the application of high temperature heat pumps in industry, this project will provide an overview of the technological possibilities up to the procurement process of high temperature heat pumps. This should increase the understanding of the technology and its potential and reduce existing market barriers.

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IEA HPT Task 41: Cold Climate Heat Pumps

The aim was to increase the efficiency of outdoor air heat pumps in cold climates in locations with low outside temperatures of up to -25°C. Newly developed heat exchanger concepts were tested and optimized regarding their icing behaviour. Different circuit modifications were modelled and simulation studies for low ambient temperatures were carried out.

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IEA HPT Task 42: Heat pumps in smart energy grids for sustainable cities

The aim of Annex 42 is to analyse the technical possibilities as well as the economic/regulatory framework conditions of heat pumps for load balancing in smart grids, which are largely controlled by electricity supplier, and to investigate the impact on thermal consumers and possible potentials, in order to work out economic incentive models for load shifting and the benefits for energy supply companies and end customers on this basis.