- Building the connection between the home’s loads and the grid;
- Decreasing total residential energy use; and
- Enabling load shifting across as many end uses as possible.
Smart home technologies and home energy management systems (HEMS) can integrate decarbonized distributed energy resources (DERs) and strategically-electrified technologies, such as air-source heat pumps (ASHPs) and heat pump water heaters (HPWHs). This report explores the why, how, and where of smart energy homes to build towards residential decarbonization and prepare the region for the low-carbon, electrified homes of the future.
NEEP held a public webinar on March 20 providing an overview of the report. More information, slides, and recording here.