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POLICY AND REGULATORY LANDSCAPE

Fostering Innovation Through Sound and Effective Policies and Regulation

Electrification has the potential to influence every sector of the economy towards a more efficient, cost-effective, and decarbonized future. Informed policy and regulation will be integral to realizing electrification’s benefits. Electrification, in the right applications, can yield considerable quality of life improvements including overall energy cost savings, as well as increased productivity, comfort and convenience. Additionally, the reduced environmental footprint of electrification has a myriad of benefits for society at-large such as reduced emissions of air pollutants. However, certain policies can impede engagement in electrification programs. Therefore, one of EPRI’s objectives is to develop a comprehensive cost-effectiveness framework that captures the full spectrum of electrification benefits and costs to inform policies at all levels that will ultimately be beneficial to everyone.

At Electrification 2018, the first electrification specific conference in the United States, the participation of government and regulatory stakeholders from the federal, state, and local levels will be critical in mapping out the next chapter for electrification. As technology continues to advance rapidly throughout economy-wide applications such as; electric vehicles, electric industrial equipment, battery storage and more — 2018 will without question be a critical juncture for the policy and regulatory framework surrounding electrification. Questions including; how to complement electrification with energy efficiency, what incentives are needed to properly incentivize flexible demand, and how to deploy and optimize infrastructure will need to be answered not only on Capitol Hill, but at state capitals and city halls throughout the country and the world in order to determine how to best take advantage of this potential and develop our electrified future.

Be a part of defining the future of electrification policy and regulation through:

  • Expert panel discussions including:

    • The Big Picture: Key Policy Considerations for Electrification

    • Challenges and Opportunities of Bringing on New, Flexible Loads

    • Charging Ahead: Preparing for Mass Adoption of Electric Vehicles

    • Accommodating Electrification: Challenges with Measurement and Cost Tests

    • Electrification: The Key to Unlocking Smart Communities?

  • Networking opportunities with industry, government, and academic leaders eager to collaborate and build the future of electrification

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