Heat Pump Ready


Would you consider switching to a heat pump?

PECT & Green Energy Switch are working alongside Fenland District Council, Cambridgeshire County Council, and City Science, on the Heat Pump Ready programme to raise awareness and understand local views on heat pumps in Fenland.

Heat pumps are a low-carbon heating system, that are commonly used as an alternative to gas. They are considered critical to meet the UK’s legally binding commitment to achieve net zero by 2050.

Financed by the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)’s Heat Pump Ready Programme, the project aims to improve the deployment of heat pumps across the UK and reduce both the cost and ease of installation of the technology. The UK is currently targeting the installation of 600,000 heat pumps per year by 2028, in an effort to reduce the use of gas boilers and thereby cut emissions.


Did you know? Due to the rise in gas prices, it is now £220 cheaper per year to run a heat pump than a gas boiler.

The Heat Pump Ready project aims to use rural Cambridgeshire as a pilot site to:

  • Increase awareness of heat pumps
  • How they can reduce costs to communities
  • Understand impacts on the national grid
  • Use engagement learnings to understand how heat pumps can be installed most effectively across the UK
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