Project Info

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Project Title 
Heat Pump Rating Representativeness Validation Project
Project Number 
ET22SCE0002
Investor Owned Utilities 
SCE
End-use 
HVAC
Sector 
Residential
Project Year(s) 
2021 - 2023
Description 

The Advanced Heat Pump Coalition is a group of utility and energy efficiency interested parties that has agreed to share knowledge and align efforts to have biggest impact on HVAC industry efforts that help utilities accelerate market adoption of residential heat pumps. The Advanced Heat Pump Coalition is conducting the Heat Pump Rating Representativeness Validation Project. Project will be managed by the Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnership (NEEP) with advisory group of funders.  NEEP will issue RFP to hire a contractor to conduct research and analysis.  NEEP point of contact is David Lis (NEEP) Djlis@neep.org , Co-coordinator is Christopher Dymond of Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA) cdymond@neea.org

This will be a field test of heat pump in six identical test sites  over heating and cooling seasons with research level accuracy designed to remove independent variables (homeowner behavior, home differences, thermostat differences, climate differences, etc.) that plague typical heat pump field tests. Project timeline: Q3 2021 – Q4 2022

The project goal is to validate and evaluate heat pump rating representativeness (lab test to field performance accuracy) of two different heat pump ratings. The two different test procedures are CSA EXP07 which generates SCOP values, and the Uniform Test Method for Measuring the Energy Consumption of Central Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps (Appendix M1 to Subpart B of Part 430) which generate SEER2 and HSPF2 values. The project will also generate research quality data across a wide range of outdoor conditions that it can be used in other HVAC applications and test procedures.