Moderator Ben Clarin is Senior Project Manager at Electric Power Research Institute. Rebecca Schaaf is SVP Energy and Sustainability at Stewards of Affordable Housing for the Future. Marshall Cherry is the COO of Roanoke Electric Co-op.
EPRI's Electrification 2021 Virtual Forum Series began with Building to Zero, which addressed decarbonization, affordability, and productivity with ambitious, equitable, and community-centered solutions.
An equitable clean energy transition must ensure that residents and communities do not fall behind or carry the burdens of societal decarbonization. This panel got to the heart of this challenge with a discussion of technologies, programs, and approaches to deliver low-carbon, affordable solutions. Enjoy these excerpts.
Moderator and Senior Project Manager, Electric Power Research Institute, Ben Clarin: To ensure a safe, reliable, and affordable energy system, we need these technologies and policies available to everyone. This is the thesis of this session, which is affordable decarbonization, ensuring that no customer segment is left behind.
EPRI recently published a White Paper, as far as the equitable, clean energy transition, talking about opportunities and gaps, the initiatives and programs that need to be considered as far as transitioning to a more safe, reliable, affordable energy system to meet policy targets.