On January 27, 2021 from 12:00-1:00pm EST, the Renewable Thermal Collaborative introduced their new report, “Electrifying U.S. Industry: A Technology and Process-Based Approach to Decarbonization.”
This report is comprised of a bottom-up industrial subsector, systems, and technology-level Technical Assessment and an Action Plan.
The Technical Assessment provides an analysis of the current state of industrial electrification needs, the technologies available, and the potential for electrification thirteens industrial subsectors. The Assessment also considers electrification of all conventional boilers in the U.S. industry.
The Technical Assessment also reviews the major technical, economic, market, institutional, and policy barriers to scaled development and deployment of industrial electrification technologies, as well as proposals that could help to overcome these barriers.
The Action Plan describes actions and policy recommendations that can be taken by industry and others to scale up industrial electrification, given the state of the market and institutional and policy environment described in the Technical Assessment.
Authors Dr. Ali Hasanbeigi and Lynn A. Kirshbaum shared the analysis and the implications and next steps for industrial energy users, policymakers, and others.
- Moderator: Blaine Collison, Executive Director, Renewable Thermal Collaborative
- Steve Skarda, Global Energy Sustainability Leader, Procter & Gamble
- Ali Hasanbeigi, PhD, Founder and CEO, Global Efficiency Intelligence, LLC
- Lynn A. Kirshbaum, Senior Associate, David Gardiner and Associates