Major manufacturers are on board with the charge to electrify California homes.
For contractors experiencing supply chain woes related to heat pumps, help is on the way. Last week, ten leading manufacturers, distributors and suppliers of building heating and cooling equipment signed an agreement to help achieve California’s goal of installing six million electric heat pumps by 2030.
Announced at the California Energy Commission’s Building Electrification Summit, signatories on the agreement include A. O. Smith Corporation, Carrier, Daikin, Fujitsu, Johnson Controls, Lennox International, LG Electronics, Mitsubishi Electric Trane HVAC US, Rheem Manufacturing Company, and Trane Technologies.
The goal of installing six million heat pumps in California by 2030 was outlined in a letter to the Chair of the California Air Resources Board from Governor Newsom. Newsom directed that the 2022 Climate Change Scoping Plan includes a goal of three million climate-ready and climate-friendly homes by 2030 and seven million by 2035, supplemented by six million heat pumps installed by 2030.
Specifically, these manufacturers and suppliers committed to:
- Create the manufacturing capacity to help achieve the state’s goal.
- Ensure heat pumps are good citizens of the electric grid by enhancing efficiency and incorporating load flexibility.
- Collaborate with the California Energy Commission to develop a public-private partnership to facilitate policy and market support to mainstream heat pumps. The partnership will focus on actions related to consumer awareness, contractor training, product availability and financing.