Experts from Pecan Street, Southern California Edison and the New Buildings Institute discussed how homeowners can prepare for increased residential electrification.

From heat pumps to induction cooktops to EV chargers, a wave of electric products has the potential to significantly reduce climate emissions, especially as our grid continues to decarbonize. The Inflation Reduction Act includes significant rebates and tax credits for preparing homes for these new products, but most Americans know very little about the equipment they’ll need to accommodate this electric transition.

Speakers focused on the importance of residential electric panel capacity: why it is so important and what homeowners need to know to prepare for broader residential electrification.

You can watch a recording of the webinar below and download a PDF of the slides presented.

Event Start Date: February 9, 2023 11:00 am


Aaron Dyer, Senior Project Manager, Southern California Edison

Aaron is part of the Strategy and Program Development team of Southern California Edison’s Electrification group. His primary focus is on the development of programs under the California Air Resources Board’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS), with supporting roles in transportation electrification regulatory proceedings and electrification strategy planning.

Kim Cheslak, Director of Codes, New Buildings Institute

Kim is a building energy codes leader and content matter expert that guides the future of building energy codes throughout the United States. Her work also includes assisting leading jurisdictions to improve their use of zero based-carbon codes and energy policies.

Cavan Merski, Data Analyst, Pecan Street Inc.

Cavan is a data analyst at Pecan Street, where he turns our data into insights through analysis and reporting. He authored Pecan Street’s Addressing an Electrification Roadblock white paper, which highlighted the importance of residential electric panel capacity as part of a broader electrification strategy.

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