Electrification is the increased adoption of electric end-use technologies. The concept isn’t new; we’ve already seen three waves of it. But today, utilities, governments, and other stakeholders see electrification as a way to reach their energy, climate, and sustainability goals. For them, electrification is a strategy for:

  • Reducing carbon and greenhouse gas (GHG) levels
  • Modernizing and optimizing the electric grid
  • Creating social and environmental equity

We call this approach beneficial electrification. It aims to improve social and environmental outcomes for as many people as possible by:

  • Lowering the costs of energy use
  • Reducing GHG emissions and air-quality impacts
  • Improving comfort, convenience, and productivity
  • Managing the electric grid efficiently

This E Source white paper offers a framework for developing electrification programs that benefit people and the environment.

Downloadesource-beneficial-electrification-white-paper.pdf

Contributing Authors

Senior Analyst, Customer Engagement Solutions

Kevin Andrews provides research and consulting services on demand-side management, distributed generation, and beneficial electrification to energy...

Senior Data Analyst, Customer Energy Solutions

Gabe Cuadra updates and draws insights from E Source’s demand-side management tools and databases, in particular the E Source...

Director, Portfolio and New Product Strategy

Luke Currin and his team strive to understand utilities’ needs to improve E Source’s demand-side management, distributed energy...

Associate Analyst, Customer Energy Solutions

Steven Day researches distributed energy resources, specifically electric vehicles and solar energy. Before joining E Source, he worked for...

Senior Manager, Customer Energy Solutions

Bryan Jungers conducts research on emerging, energy-efficient, and distributed energy resource technologies. His main areas of expertise lie in...

Chief Instigation Agent

Bill LeBlanc draws on his experience in the energy industry to provide insight into where the industry is going and help create E Source...

Lead Analyst I, Customer Energy Solutions Expertise Delivery Team

Ryan Odell helps E Source members improve their demand-side management (DSM), demand response, and distributed energy resource...

Board Member, Senior Fellow

Jay Stein is focused on expertise development, research skills development, quality control, new product development, and technology assessment....

Senior Advisor

Tim Stout, a senior advisor working across the Consulting, Strategic Relations, and Research departments at E Source, has extensive experience in the...

Solution Director

Courtney Welch provides research, analysis, and consultation to members on energy efficiency, renewable energy, and DSM policy and program issues,...