Just In! is NY-GEO’s weekly news feed for members. NY-GEO’s calendar-year memberships are open to everyone and available for as little as $35. See more information on memberships here. Click here to see some of the work a NY-GEO membership supports. We also feature three of the top news item summaries on the NY-GEO home page every Monday.
Home water heaters: A new ally in making grids cleaner – Smart water heaters can soak up clean power, then turn off when the grid is stressed. A new California utility pilot will test the concept at scale. Jeff St. John – Canary Media – “Water heaters are a potentially massive resource when it comes to balancing the ups and downs of grids that are increasingly powered by renewables…Pacific Gas & Electric…California’s biggest utility intends to sign up between 5,000 and 9,000 customers to install or retrofit electric water heaters that can heat water with electricity when it’s clean and plentiful, and then store that hot water for later so they don’t have to fire up when grid power is scarce or dirtier. Full article here.
NYISO Gold Book on Winter Peak – The 2022 Draft Gold Book is out. This document presents the projections of the New York Independent System Operator (NYISO), the body that runs the State’s electric grid. This document, with its calculations for electric load and capacity, is one of the most important tools used in planning the electric capacity that will be needed as we electrify the heating and transportation sectors to meet climate goals. NYISO projects that Winter Peak Demand attributable to Building Electrification will increase from 329 MW in 2022 to 25,004 MW in 2050. Geothermal heating, with the consistent temperature of the ground as its heat source, will be the most important instrument New York has at its disposal to minimize the increase in winter peak electricity demand. Peak demand is the strongest driver of utility bill increases.
NY-GEO- See You in 3+ Days!! – After 3 years of COVID delay, the energy will be INCREDIBLE when more than 400 stakeholders are together live and in-person April 27th and 28th in Albany for NY-GEO 2022. Check out the details here and plan on joining us.