VEIC selected to help electrify residential buildings for low- and moderate-income New Yorkers
In October 2020, VEIC was selected by NYSERDA to support their development of a roadmap that identifies strategies and programs for electrifying residential spaces. The effort will focus specifically on single and multi-family housing for low- and moderate-income (LMI) New Yorkers. VEIC will partner with Steven Winters Associates and the Association for Energy Affordability in this work.
"We are excited for the opportunity to help advance the benefits of electrification to residential customers most in need," said Adam Sherman, Senior Consultant at VEIC. "By converting fossil fuel heating systems to various types of heat pumps, we can help LMI households lower their carbon emissions and stabilize their energy costs while helping New York make real progress toward their decarbonization goals."
VEIC and its partners will begin by identifying market, financial, and regulatory barriers to electrification in LMI residential buildings. We will then develop recommendations for program strategies, pilot initiatives, and replicable models for heat pump deployment in the state. Our suggested actions will include ideas for policy and regulatory strategies to ensure affordability for residents in this clean energy transition. This work will be a contributing component of a comprehensive Building Electrification Roadmap that NYSERDA is developing. The project is expected to begin in January of 2021.