Over the past few years, a common mantra about the most efficient, equitable and beneficial strategy to tackle climate change is: Electrify everything. And it’s no wonder since it’s a point of view supported by an increasingly large body of research, analysis and public policy. One big reason the idea has gained traction is that electrifying buildings, transportation, heavy industry and other end uses takes advantage of the power industry’s impressive decarbonization success. In fact, the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) reported that the utility industry slashed carbon emissions 35% between 2005 and 2020.
But how do you get there from here? In this playbook from Phoenix Contact, we explore:
Pledges, policy, economics, and consumer demands that are driving electrification
Must-haves for an electrified world, including data to optimize solar power and existing wind farms
Getting clean electricity where it needs to go
National Grid and the digital substation of the future