The Behavior, Energy & Climate Change Conference (BECC) is the premier international conference focused on understanding human behavior and decision making and using that knowledge to accelerate the energy transition.
DNV GL’s experts will present two papers on different ways to encourage energy efficiency and beneficial electrification, based on our extensive research:
Plugging into an Electric Future
Rooftop solar installations are proliferating in California and the state’s requirement to move to 100% renewable electricity by 2045, per the terms set forth in Senate Bill 100, will only accelerate this trend. Like solar, improvements in battery technologies and the resultant advances in electric vehicles indicate that the market is poised for growth in the next decade with some estimates at 22% EV penetration by 2025 from less than 3% today.
Self-generation through solar PV and EV charging influence households’ load shape and total energy consumption significantly. To a lesser extent, battery storage, heat pumps, and heat pump water heaters contribute to this broader trend of electrification. These technologies collectively will have a significant impact on energy consumption and necessitate a greater understanding of customer decisions related to electrification trends.
Findings from research on electrification trends will be relevant to applications spanning residential programs, program design, and transportation.
Resiliency and Energy Efficiency: The Dynamic Duo to Increase Measure Uptake?
In 2018 the United States experienced a total of fourteen natural disasters which cost the nation over a billion dollars each. Pairing energy efficiency and disaster preparedness leverages disaster concerns to increase customer engagement also capitalizing on synergistic benefits of disaster mitigation and energy efficiency improvements to homes and businesses.
Future delivery to residential customers could be optimized using an online customer engagement platform to deliver a combined resilience and energy efficiency message. It would provide disaster risk mitigation and energy efficiency recommendations, highlighting synergistic measures which achieve both goals. Adoption of these measures will not only help us to adapt to the changing climate, it will reduce GHG emissions helping to quell climate change-induced disasters.
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