With EPRI Scientists in Charlotte and Knoxville
What is Efficient Electrification? I mean, what is the term supposed to signify, and what actions is it intended to spur? To answer these questions, I asked the pioneers of electrifying efficiently, what's up? I had eleven of EPRI's top scientists explain for me - in plain English - about Efficient Electrification's advantages, achievements and aspirations.
It sure opened my eyes. The two E's promise to transform our economy and society. And the technologies are progressing at such a pace that we'll see the beneficial impacts as soon as the next few years.
Ron Domitrovic told me about the next-gen heat pump and its potential to heat most of the nation's homes and workplaces in the near future. Frank Sharp told me about indoor agriculture and the benefits for, well, the planet. Baskar Vairamohan told me about electrifying industrial process heating and its huge upside.
See what I what saw, talking with Ron, Frank, Baskar and the others. Excerpts of my conversations with these eleven pioneers follow.
Senior Technical Executive Tom Reddoch & Principal Technical Leader Tom Geist discuss alternatives to using power at the U.S. standard of 60 Hz, and what it could mean for efficiency and electrification strategies.