Energy System Integration

What is EU Energy System Integration ? 

On 8 July 2020, the EC published its EU Strategy on Energy System Integration. Sector integration means linking the various energy carriers - electricity, heat, cold, gas, solid and liquid fuels - with each other and with the end-use sectors, such as buildings, transport or industry. 

Linking sectors will allow the optimisation of the energy system as a whole, rather than decarbonising and making separate efficiency gains in each sector independently. The EU strategy involves various existing and emerging technologies, processes and business models, such as ICT and digitalisation, smart grids and meters and flexibility markets. 

Why is it important for HPs ?  

  • The electrification of heating through heat pumps is an important opportunity to accelerate the transformation and integration of the energy system 
  • Heat pumps incorporate the energy efficiency first principle 
  • Central role of heat pumps in electrification with targets:   
    • 40% electrification in residential heating by 2030: quadrupling 
    • 65% electrification in services sector by 2030 
  • Explicit on the importance of industrial heat pumps 
  • Explicit on identification of barriers for heat pumps 

Our objectives  

  • Achieve 40% of residential buildings and 65% of all buildings in the service sector are foreseen to be heated by electricity by 2030. 

  • To equipe most of these buildings with one or several heat pumps. 

  • Quadruple the heat pump stock by 2030
  • To create a heat pump alliance to address the barriers and the creation of a favorable marketplace for heat pumps. 

Additional information (photos, webinars, publications, related news)  

Link to EU Strategy on Energy System Integration 

Link to EHPA analysis on EHPA extranet