Industrial Electrification: A New RTC Project and Industry Survey

The Renewable Thermal Collaborative (RTC), together with Global Efficiency Intelligence (GEI), is conducting a project to accelerate the beneficial electrification of heat needs in the industrial sector.  As part of the project, we are asking industrial energy managers to share their perspectives and insights with us through a short online survey.

The RTC and GEI have convened a Working Group of technical experts and industrial practitioners that will, over the course of the next four months, produce a detailed Technology Action Plan (TAP).  The TAP will include a detailed assessment of various commercial and pre-commercial electrification technologies, the barriers slowing their adoption, and mechanisms to address those barriers and accelerate beneficial electrification markets.

We’ll develop the TAP through a combination of extensive technical research, the contributions of our Working Group, and a survey of industrial energy practitioners.

We plan to publish the TAP in December 2020, and through early 2021 to conduct a series of online briefings for interested stakeholders; including policymakers, utilities, regulators, companies, and more.


Industrial Energy Managers: Share Your Insights

We’ve developed a short survey designed to gather industrial energy managers’ insights about the potential for industrial electrification, the barriers they encounter in the field, and the best ways to overcome these barriers.

We expect the survey will take about 15 minutes to complete.  We plan to use the data collected in an aggregated, anonymous format to inform the TAP.  Everyone who completes the survey will be invited to a presentation in which we’ll share the aggregated results.

To receive a link to the survey, please contact Lynn A. Kirshbaum of the RTC;


More Renewable Thermal Solutions

Beneficial electrification is one of several important thermal decarbonization strategies on which the RTC is engaged.  We’re developing a TAP for renewable natural gas (RNG), and we’re working on solar thermal, green hydrogen, renewable thermal policy recommendations, renewable thermal certificates, and more.

To learn more about the RTC, our Members and Solutions Providers, and the work we’re doing, please visit our website and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

If you have any questions about the Industrial Electrification project, the survey, or the RTC, please contact Blaine Collison, Executive Director of the RTC;