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Large-scale heat pumps can replace 75% of Germany’s gas demand

By District Energy posted 06-29-2023 11:37


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According to a new study commissioned by think tank Agora Energiewende, and conducted by Fraunhofer, Germany would need to add as much as 4 GW of large-scale heat pumps a year by 2045. Currently, the country has only 60 MW of installed capacity, with a further 600 MW under development.

Large-scale heat pump projects must be made more attractive for district heating operators compared to fossil-fuel solutions. According to Simon Müller, director of Germany at Agora Energiewende, there are still disadvantages for electricity-powered large heat pumps compared with fossil-fueled cogeneration plants when it comes to subsidies.

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