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China unveils 2019 winter clean heating plan: a big chance for air energy heat pump market

Recently, Beijing and its neighboring cities and provinces announced their own plans to convert to clean heating during the winter in 2019. Air-source heat pump has emerged as a preferable option in switching millions of households and thousands of businesses from coal to natural gas.
Statistics showsed that air-source heat pumps have been installed in northern regions and provided heat energy for millions of homes,
Compressed air energy storage (CAES) is a way to store massive amounts of renewable power by compressing air at very high pressures and storing it in large underground caverns, depleted wells or aquifers. Heat pump can collect and store air energy, and deliver heat energy without pullution.
Heat pump technology can be applied in many areas, including water heating, floor heating and drying. The heat pump market is blessed with opportunities.
Winter clean heating plans in northern regions
It was pointed out in 2019 Action Plan for Defending Blue Skies in Beijing that the coal-to-gas switch will be progressed in 2019. Led by Beijing Bureau of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, the winter clean heating scheme will cover Winter Paralympics Games Areas in Yanqing district and villages surrounding the horticultural exhibition venue.
In 2018, Tianjin has seen notable progress in combating air pollution as coal to gas switching plan has covered 238,000 households, the annual average PM2.5 concentration reached 52 micrograms per cubic meter, down by 16.1 percent and number of heavy pollution days has reduced by 13. Tianjin braces for buiding itself into a liviable city.
[Hebei Province]
In 2018, the winter heating reform has covered over 1.8 million households in Hebei province. The provincial government will promote the clean coal technology in efforts to win the battle for blue sky and improve ecological environment.
Coal-to-electricity swith for winter heating efforts will be focused on rural areas. The regulation on sources of pollution will be strengthened, especially on the ban of coal-fired boilers.
The local government aims to win the battle for replacing scattered coals with clean energy by promoting the winter clean heating reform, consuming less coals and improving energy utilization efficiency. Up to the end of 2019, the switch from scattered coals to clean energies for winter heating will be completed.
Air pollution control will be strengthened in 2019. Last year, the local government switched 77,000 households from coals to gas in winter heating. A total of 990,000 households has been benefited from this project. It was the first city in Hebei province that has gotten rid of the scattered coals.
In 2018, 239,000 households have been converted to electricity for winter heating. In 2019, the local government will further the winter clean heating plan and eliminate more coal-fired boilers.
The local government strives to combat the air, water and soil pollution. In 2018, 855 coal-fired boilers have became obsolete and and over 230,000 households have been included in winter heating reform. In 2019, the government will further the heating reform.
In 2018, 270,000 households were engaged in coal-to-gas switch efforts. The local government worked to deal with smog in a science-based and tough manner. Thw winter clean heating plan is expected to see solid progress in 2019.
In 2018, Xingtai was designated as one of the pilot zones that have been funded in winter clean heating reform. A newly-added number of 160,000 households have been included in this reform in the same year, and over 240,000 household in 2019.
In 2018, nearly 300,000 households have been converted from coal to gas, and as a result, this city has seen great improvement in air quality. In 2019, 550,000 households are expected to be benefited from the reform.