NYISO Climate Change Impact Study June 01 2020
Itron, Inc. produced a December 2019 study for NYISO, which operates NY's electric grid. The study projects the impact of climate change and NY's climate goals on future energy needs. Part of the focus is on the heating sector.
The figure below illustrates the staggering reality of how many stoves, dryers, water heaters, and space heating units (furnaces and boilers) will need to go electric by 2050 if the residential heating sector is to reduce greenhouse gases by 85% by 2050—more than 6 million space heating units!
And if you're into important studies, the Brattle Group has produced an in-depth report on heating sector transformation in Rhode Island, which we will focus on in next week’s Just In!