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Variable Capacity Heat Pump Test Protocols for Northern Climates

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Created 6/6/2017 by Tyler Dillavou
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Contact and Funding
Lead Org(s): Bonneville Power Administration
Primary: Janice Peterson503-230-3543jcpeterson@bpa.gov
Project Objectives: Variable Capacity Heat Pump Test Protocol for Northern Climates. BPA is collaborating with 7 Canadian utilities and Natural Resources Canada, with the assistance of the Canadian Standards Association, and US industry partners Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), NEEA and Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) to develop a test protocol standard for Variable Capacity Heat Pumps (VCHP) designed for Cold Climates. This test protocol means BPA will be able to confidently predict the performance of new VCHP market entrant without expensive field testing. BPA has engaged EPRI to participate in the international proceedings and to test and verify the final protocol recommendation before formal adoption by BPA.
Current Project Phase: Completed
Current Project Status: Not Specified
Project Outcome: Not Specified
Notes on Project Outcome: Standard for Method of Test published by CSA
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