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The Grid: What is it and Should it Shape Policy for All-Electric Buildings?

Wednesday, June 21, 2023
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Hybrid (Online and In-Person)

Yerba Buena Room (Bay Area Metro Center)
375 Beale Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
United States

BayREN Q2, 2023 Regional Forum on the Grid All-Electric Buildings graphic for June 21, 9 AM - 12 PM, in-person or Zoom.

Questions about the electric grid’s capacity and reliability are coming up as local governments consider policies related to building energy use and electrification. Attendees joined in as we explored these questions, starting with how the grid works. Speakers also discussed California’s plans to ensure a reliable and affordable grid powered with renewable energy, the role of utilities, and how local governments are navigating the issues.

Welcome and Introductions

Demian Hardman-Saldana, Contra Costa County BayREN Representative | Watch recorded presentation

Local Government Approaches to Concerns about the Grid:

Demian Hardman-Saldana, Contra Costa County presentation | Watch recorded presentation

Avana Andrade, County of San Mateo presentation | Watch recorded presentation

Barry Hooper, City and County of San Francisco presentation | Watch recorded presentation

Q&A - Panel 1 | Watch recorded presentation

Electric Grid Fundamentals

Peter Turnbull, Peter Turnbull & Associates | Watch recorded presentation

State and Utility Level Grid Planning:

CEC Reliability and Electrification Efforts

Stefanie Wayland, California Energy Commission (CEC) | Watch recorded presentation

Grid Planning Overview

Jennifer Goncalves, Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) | Watch recorded presentation

Q&A - Panel 2 and Closing Remarks | Watch recorded presentation

Other Resources:

Grid & Policy for All-Electric Buildings Resources 

Panelists and Audience Q&A log (Excel file) | Chat Log