A milder climate
The milder climate of the central region means heat pumps will have cost advantages in a larger number of building applications as compared to the northern part of the region.
The figure below shows the projected heat pump adoption in the central part of the region. On the left in the figure, the business-as-usual projection shows greater uptake of heat pumps in the milder climate of the central region, with a corresponding decrease in natural gas appliances. In the milder climate of the central region, the model also projects that advances in heat pump technology and linear heat pump performance in colder temperatures will substantially increase heat pump adoption in the central region.
Heat Pump Devices as a Share of Devices Across Scenarios in Central Region