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Use of Heat Pump Promotion in Barents Region – HePuPro (KO542)
Funded by Kolarctic ENPI 2007-2013

Objective of the project

The overall objective of the project is to contribute to the development of energy cooperation in the Barents Region. A specific objective is to promote use of heat pumps in order to increase energy savings. Before the project, there is no active and coordinated cooperation in the heat pump business or the R&D of heat pumps. Strategies on energy efficiency and saving exist, though. This project is one step towards energy saving and use of renewable energy through promoting heat pumps and sharing expert opinions, information, benefits and advantages. The project will also carry out a comparative study about the use of heat pump technology on the region.

Main activities

The comparative study was put in the center of the project in the first part of the project period. Besides studies, the activities included workshops and meetings, study trips and company visits. Education seminars were implemented in Russia with 15 companies’ representatives and authorities. Transfer of knowledge was implemented in different ways directly and indirectly. Dissemination of the project gains and results were mainly carried out by word of mouth. The project website is opened and updated, website will remain working after the project. During the project time 3 publications were made. One of the main outcomes was the book “Heat Pump Introduction” which tells in simplified way the essence of the heat pumps, the benefits of its use, different possibilities for the integration etc.


Project results: - Comparative study of the heat pump market potential in the Barents regions - Transfer of gained knowledge and information to authorities and public and private sector - The heat pump economic situation in the region is strengthened through dissemination of gained results.

Basic information




2013-02-02 - 2015-06-01

Total Budget / Programme funding

717 572 € / 645 815 €

Lead partner

Lapland University of Applied Sciences
Lead partner web-site


Narvik University College (Høgskolen i Narvik)
The Murmansk Agency for Energy Efficiency