Unlocking the hybrid heating potential in European buildings
We are Hybrid Heating Europe. A consortium of twelve European energy infrastructure companies and manufacturers of boilers and heat pumps. We work together to demonstrate how hybrid heating solutions increase the affordability and speed of the energy transition for buildings as envisaged in the EU Renovation Wave.
If you missed the webinar "Unlocking the hybrid heating potential in European buildings" by Hybrid Heating Europe, you can watch the recording here! The webinar was hosted by the full Hybrid Heating Europe consortium and covered their new vision paper, complemented...
Today, Hybrid Heating Europe publishes a vision paper on benefits from hybrid heating solutions1 for the “Fit for 55 package” under the European Green Deal. This vision paper illustrates a common approach and contribution for the renovation wave in Europe and energy...
On the 16th of March from 11.00-12.30 Hybrid Heating Europe will present it's vision paper Unlocking the hybrid heating potential in European buildings! If you haven't registered yet, please be invited to do so via this link. On the agenda is a quick introduction into...
Hybrid heating solutions can be accelerated to support the EU’s energy and climate agenda. Twelve European energy companies and manufacturers of boilers and heat pumps started working together to demonstrate how hybrid heating solutions increase the affordability and...
What ishybrid heating?
We define hybrid heating solutions as systems deployable at the individual building or household level that combine existing or new gaseous or liquid fuel-based boilers with an electric heat pump for space heating or domestic hot water.
Hybrid heating solutions can also refer to other combinations of a heat pump with a different energy source, such as solar panels.
Hybrid heating solutions are a no-regret option to support the energy transition and accelerate the EU’s energy and climate agenda by decarbonising European buildings. There are benefits from deploying hybrid heat pumps at a large-scale for consumers, the energy system and the climate.
Consumers can benefit from lower costs and the ability to spread out investments in efficiency measures of building shells when installing hybrid heating systems compared to alternatives, while maintaining comfort levels.
The energy system can benefit from reduced peak power demand and thus reduced immediate need for investments in grid reinforcement compared to all-electric alternatives. With the ability to switch between gas and electricity adding further flexibility, system resilience is also increased. The continued use of existing gas infrastructure avoids the more expensive rollout of new district heating systems where applicable.
The climate can benefit since hybrid heating systems reduce carbon emissions because of the efficiency and smart use of heat pumps. Hybrid heating systems also fit a net-zero energy system by using green electricity when available and biomethane or hydrogen when it is not.
The benefits of hybrid heat pumps over alternative low-carbon solutions:
Up to 50% reduction in energy bill.
No immediate building renovation needed.
Accelerated carbon emission reduction through:
Wide applicability, easy installation.
Immediate emission reduction through reduced fossil fuel consumption.
An efficient and smart grid compatible system.
Energy system benefits
The fuel switching capability of hybrid heat pumps support local energy system integration:
Reduces peak power demand.
Increases system resilience.
Reduces system investment cost by making use of existing gas infrastructure.
Gas and renewable electricity provide efficient heating to a decarbonised building sector.
Hybrid heat pumps
BDR Thermea Group
Danish Gas Technology Centre