Keith Dennis, P.E.

27-Sep-2017, 3:30 - 4:00PM

 
Session: Policies Driving Utility Investments in Energy Efficiency and Renewables

Track B | Energy Security & Government Energy Management | FEDENERGY WORKS


Opportunities for Beneficial Electrification

Keith Dennis, P.E.
Senior Director, Strategic Initiatives
National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA)




A growing consensus indicates that electrifying vehicles, appliances, and machines that are currently powered by fossil fuels will be critical to decarbonizing the economy enough to reduce global climate threats. Electrification also offers other big benefits beyond environmental gains. It can provide new business opportunities for power providers, may ease management of the electricity grid, and can save utilities and consumers money. Policy goals are shifting from the simple energy conservation focus of yesteryear toward achieving greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions. Therefore, we need to assess the GHG emissions associated with various ways to power end uses, as opposed to simply the number of kilowatt-hours consumed as we move towards a more electrified and efficient economy.

 



 

Track: B Energy Security & Government Energy Management | FEDENERGY WORKS | Session: Policies Driving Utility Investments in Energy Efficiency and Renewables

 

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