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Decoding Grid Integrated Buildings

November 12, 2019 @ 10:00 am - November 13, 2019 @ 1:00 pm PST

The Building Decarbonization Coalition, with Gridworks, will host a two-day summit to explore the impact of building electrification on electric panels and neighborhood-level distribution grid components and examine solutions to overcome cost, policy, grid, scalability, and technology barriers that could hold back large-scale decarbonization. Participants will hear from top thinkers and practitioners at the cutting-edge of the grid interface of electrification and collectively take part in a discussion of solutions that will lead policy makers, load-serving entities, and communities towards pathways to scale electrification.

Space is limited!  Please RSVP via EventBrite by November 1.


Please reach out to katiewu@gridworks.org with any questions.


Day 1 Agenda

10 - 10:20amIntroductions and Level-Setting
10:20 - 10:40amSpeaker: Putting building decarbonization into context
10:40 - 11amExpected load increases from decarbonization/ electrification
11am - 12pmPanel and Discussion: Load serving entities (LSEs) and electrical panel impacts
- What are LSEs’ plans for how to plan and handle undersized panels in their jurisdictions?
- What are the common incumbent and updated technologies?
- What is the experience with customer versus utility costs?
12 - 1pmLunch
1 - 2pmPanel and Discussion: End Use Electrification and Local Distribution Grid Infrastructure
- What are the primary considerations when planning local infrastructure needs in anticipation of end use electrification?
- How is building electrification interfacing with EV charging infrastructure or rooftop PV installation?
2 - 2:30pmSpeaker: Putting building decarbonization in context
2:30 - 2:45pmBreak
2:45 - 3:45pmDefining clear problem statements
3:45 - 4pmWrap and Preview Day 2

Day 2 Agenda

9:30 - 9:45amOverview of Day 1
9:45 - 10:45amProblem Solver Panel: What are the emerging solutions to address the problem statements identified on Day 1?
10:45 - 11:30am Break out 1: Solutions for Electrical Panels
Break out 2: How to address the distribution grid
11:30am - 12:15pmReconvene and report out from break outs
12:15 - 12:30pmWrap and Next Steps


November 12, 2019 @ 10:00 am
November 13, 2019 @ 1:00 pm
Event Category:


Building Decarbonization Coalition


California Endowment Oakland Regional Office – Laurel Room
2000 Franklin Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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