Wednesday, March 20 at 2:00 p.m. EST
NEEP hosted a public webinar to explore our most recent report, The Smart Energy Home: Driving Residential Building Decarbonization.
States, cities, and utilities across the region have made aggressive commitments to deep carbon reductions, and we know (from our 2018 Strategic Electrification Action Plan) that distributed energy resources coupled with strategic electrification is critical in achieving these carbon reductions. But adding electric load and distributing resources has the potential to cause additional problems for energy systems. Enter the smart energy home. Already being pursued for customer benefits, smart energy homes can turn potential load liabilities into grid assets.
Stakeholders throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic must start now to transition towards smart energy homes of the future, and many consumers are already engaged in that transition through enthusiastic adoption of a variety of smart home technologies. But smart technologies can and must be more than just fun gadgets. In the residential sector, smart energy homes have the opportunity to drive the region towards building decarbonization by: 1) building the connection between the home’s loads and the grid; 2) decreasing total residential energy use; and 3) enabling load shifting across as many end uses as possible.
Slides from the webinar are available to download: SmartEnergyHomeDrivingDecarbonizationPublicWebinarFinal.pdf
Webinar recording is available here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/recording/776196233176804611