10 May 2022
Craig Dolan, European heat pump business development manager at Vaillant Group, has been appointed vice-chair of the Heat Pump Association (HPA).
The appointment comes at a crucial time for the industry, with heat pumps recognised by the Government as a key technology in the push to reach Net Zero by 2050. Ambitions have been laid out to see 600,000 heat pumps per year installed in homes by 2028, with policy support in place to incentivise uptake in existing homes and roll out the technology in new homes built from 2025. Most recently, the Government announced a green VAT cut on energy efficiency measures and heat pumps over a period of five years, and a £30 million Heat Pump Accelerator Competition to make British heat pumps.
Craig will support HPA chair Phil Hurley, and said: “It’s a huge honour to be appointed vice-chair of such an important association. There are so many exciting opportunities and challenges to overcome over the next few years and the work of the HPA is extremely valuable.
“I look forward to working closely with Phil and my fellow HPA members to champion the role of heat pumps in the transition to Net Zero. Collaboration with government and industry is of the highest importance and I look forward to getting to know more faces within my new role as we come together to support the growth of the market.”