Will Heat Pumps Break the Grid? Here’s Real Data!

What will it mean for the grid if we electrify all the things? The attempts to answer this question to date have been rooted in modeling assumptions. We’ll report from our NYSERDA-funded research project measuring the actual electric load profile of today’s electrically-heated high rise multifamily buildings in New York City, providing an empirical dataset that can be used to inform heating and cooling demand forecasting. The use case includes buildings built with electric heating in the 1960s-1980s and three new buildings with heat pumps. This research indicates that heating loads may be lower than what other modeling methods estimate.

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Thursday, October 12, 2023 - 10:30am to 11:30am

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The Forum

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Approved for 1 credit hour toward AIA (LU), BPI, and BOC certification. Credit is offered for the full conference day toward NARI, PHI, Phius, and RESNET certification.

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  • Analyze load profiles and peak demand for existing electrically-heated multifamily buildings
  • Identify how heating usage vs. cooling and baseload usage change throughout the year
  • Identify which building characteristics have the biggest impact on heating and cooling loads
  • Predict future grid impacts using today’s electric usage and equipment efficiencies

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