For DERs, a focus on equity will fuel the adoption rate we need.
- Jun 28, 2022 4:35 pm GMT
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In February earlier this year, the California Energy Commission approved a policy report that outlined a goal of installing 6 million electric heat pumps by 2030. The sleek and shiny goal of mass adoption of this distributed energy resource would go far into decarbonizing California homes and businesses but it also means a massive scale of installation and adoption for this technology, the likes of which we have never seen.
Just how much of an increase in scale would this require? Well, California would need to install more than 60,000 heat pumps per month, every month through the end of the decade. In a presentation to the California Energy Commission, the main energy policy setting body in the most advanced state in the clean energy sector, Holmes Hummel, founder of Clean Energy Works, cited some deflating statistics that show just how far we are from figuring out how to push clean energy upgrades like heat pumps and other DERs.
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