UH Energy Symposium Series: Houston: The Low Carbon Energy Capital - A Roadmap: Low Carbon Electricity Grid
Friday, October 16, 2020
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Creating a low carbon flexible grid is the cornerstone to achieving a net zero world. While this grid will be moving toward increasing amounts of renewables (both wind and solar) as well as energy storage with more distributed energy resources providing additional grid reliability, the timing, technology and scope of this new grid is not clear. Questions include: what will be the role of electric vehicles in driving additional demand for electricity, what is the role of energy efficiency, how can we address the need for long duration and seasonal storage in this model? In addition, there are hard to address sectors that will not be easily electrified and will need to be completely redesigned.