related to ATMOsphere Europe 2011
published on 11 October 2011
The Secretary General of the European Heat Pump Association gives a first overview of the European Heat Pump Statistics “Outlook 2011”. A first glance shows that accumulated sales have been 3,77 million units in the period 2005-2010 in 20 European markets. The growth amongst the different markets is however not the same. The presentation gives an overview of the geographical differences and European policies impacting on heat pump trends.
Thomas is a long term (renewable) energy aficionado. Apart from closely following the energy transition both in the electricity and heating sectors, he is the owner of a heat pump, a PV power plant and a building in which both peacefully cooperate.
In his professional life, Thomas represents the European Heat Pump Association (EHPA) as Secretary General in Brussels. His main responsibilities are the representation of the industry at the European institutions, networking with other stakeholders in the field of heating and cooling as well as the management of the association and its future development.
Thomas has published several articles on heat pump technology and the integration of heat pumps in the energy system and has spoken on this topic in European and international conferences.
He has also been contributing to scientific publications including the IEA energy technology perspectives and the REN21 Renewables Global Status Report. Before working for the EHPA, he has worked in several projects on the economic and social benefits of renewable energy.
Thomas holds a university degree in business administration and economics.