NZERI Electricity Learning Series: End-use Electrification and its Impact on Distribution Systems
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Join NZERI for the Electricity Learning Series webinar #3 as we host the University of California, Berkley’s Dr. Duncan Callaway to hear about new findings on the impact of electrification of loads on the distribution grid.
In this paper we ask: In what ways will utilities need to upgrade the electric distribution grid to accommodate electrified loads, and what will those upgrades cost?
Our study focuses on the PG&E service area in Northern California, which serves 4.8 million electricity customers and is subject to aggressive targets for both EV adoption and electrification of residential space and water heating.
In this webinar, we will discuss ways these findings apply to other jurisdictions and inform further regional specific studies.
Dr. Duncan Callaway – Associate Professor, ERG Chair, University of California, Berkeley
Electricity is central to Canada’s climate action ambitions. From decarbonizing supply to electrifying more end uses, transformational changes lie ahead.
Yet, despite the importance of the electricity sector in Canada’s climate ambitions, electricity research in Canada is currently scarce and scattered. Connections between policy makers, practitioners, and academics are infrequent and ad hoc. Even within academia, the multi-disciplinary nature of electricity research has led to siloed activity.
NZERI is intended to bridge these gaps.
Based out of the University of Calgary, the Net Zero Electricity Research Initiative (NZERI) is developing the knowledge and understanding necessary to navigate these transformational changes.
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