Attractive proposition?

Attractive proposition?

Partnership deal for EDF/Daikin

Published:  20 April, 2011

DEVON/SURREY: EDF Energy, the UK's largest producer of low carbon electricity, has signed a partnership agreement with heating, cooling, ventilation and refrigeration solutions company Daikin, to supply a range of airsource heat pumps to its domestic customers across Great Britain.

This move is in response to growing interest in renewable heating technologies from customers and their desire to reduce their energy demand and carbon emissions, said EDF.

"By increasing the number of heat pumps available to customers, EDF Energy will continue to be a leader in driving the low carbon energy future of the country," said Angus Wilby, the utility giant's head of energy services.

"Our partnership with Daikin allows EDF Energy to broaden its range of low carbon propositions. We will be providing an attractive heat pump range to our existing and new customers through our EcoRenew offerings. Heat pumps are ideal for customers who are looking to upgrade their heating and hot water systems, and who also want to reduce their energy bills and carbon emissions."

The launch of the Renewable Heat Incentive and Premium Payments for airsource heat pump technologies will provide customers with a financial benefit for choosing this technology, EDF believes.

Heat pumps are also recommended for off-mains customers. Iain Bevan, national sales manager, heating and renewables for Daikin UK, said: "We have been working closely with EDF Energy to promote renewable energy heating and hot water systems.

"Our Altherma monobloc air-to-water heat pump is Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) accredited for domestic heating and hot water systems. This plug and go solution is ideal for properties where space is at a premium," he stated.

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