Why we pilot new energy-efficiency technologies
We’re always looking for opportunities to help our customers save energy and money, while supporting the province’s climate action goals to help to ensure a cleaner, healthier tomorrow for all British Columbians. Finding and testing new, leading-edge innovative technologies is one way our innovative technologies team is doing this. In fact, many of our past pilot programs have been very successful and turned into rebate programs made available to all customers.
Here’s a list of our pilot programs already in progress:
Thermolift natural gas heat pump
Ten customers, five residential and five small commercial are testing a new natural gas heat pump technology for space and water heating. The ThermoLift heat pump provides space and water heating in one system and is reported to offer efficiencies as high as 160 per cent. This pilot, the first in North America, will test the efficiency, reliability and customer acceptance of the technology.