NYISO Peak Demand and Heat Pumps May 18 2020

NY-GEO board member Jens Ponikau has produced an interesting PDF on the implications of the NYISO 2020 Gold Book projections showing a change from summer peak to winter peak in the 2030's. The projected change results from assuming the electrification of vehicles, stoves and buildings (for space conditioning and water heating) using cold climate air source heat pumps. Geothermal heat pumps are not considered in these projections, yet they will play an important role in addressing peak demand issues.