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DR Dialogue: Beneficial Electrification and Peak Load Management
Friday, March 16, 2018, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT
Category: PLMA Webcast

PLMA Demand Response Dialogue
PLMA Demand Response Dialogue

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What does Beneficial Electrification have to do with Peak Load Management?
with Troy Eichenberger, Tennessee Valley Authority; Gary Connett, Great River Energy, Keith Dennis, National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, ans Steve Koep,
Westinghouse Water Heaters

Friday, March 16, 2018; 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Eastern

Register for FREE here

Join this discussion about the timely importance of Beneficial Electrification as it relates to peak load management and emissions efficiency.

The nature of the electricity grid is changing dramatically, as are our nation’s environmental goals, so our policy thinking needs to change profoundly, as well. Mounting research suggests that aggressive electrification of energy end uses – such as space heating, water heating and transportation – is needed if the United States and the world are to achieve ambitious emissions reduction goals for carbon dioxide. This concept, the electrification of energy end uses that have been powered by fossil fuels (natural gas, propane, gasoline, diesel or fuel oil) in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, is called “environmentally beneficial electrification” or Beneficial Electrification.

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 (such as water heating), as opposed to simply the number of kilowatt-hours consumed. To that end, “emissions efficiency” may be as important or more important than “energy efficiency” going forward.

Learn more by reading The Electricity Journal article entitled, Environmentally Beneficial Electrification – The Dawn of Emissions Efficiency, co-authored by Keith Dennis at CLICK HERE and plan to join PLMA for a dialogue with these industry thought leaders:

Troy Troy Eichenberger 
Gary ConnettGary Connett 
Great River Energy
Keith DennisKeith Dennis
Steve Koep, Westinghouse Water HeatersSteve Koep
Westinghouse Water Heaters

Who Should Attend. Utility and regulatory staff as well as other energy industry trade allies and organizations seeking thought leadership and insight on innovative demand response methods to meet peak energy load needs, mitigate price, and manage variable generation.

How DR Dialogue Works. When you register, you may submit a comment or question in advance. After brief introductions, the two featured speakers will have an informal 30-minute conversation. You're welcome to use a speaker phone so an unlimited number of people may participate. After the Dialogue, you will receive a recording web link. Unable to participate on this day and time? Register anyway and you will automatically receive the recording link.

Contact: Tiger Adolf, [email protected], (707) 652-5333