For New York City to reach the city-mandated goal of reducing emissions 80 percent by 2050, we must electrify most of our energy use. This challenging transition will require a new generation of technologies, from electric cars to heat pumps. But there is a critical underlying issue that must be addressed concurrently: Is our grid ready to power this new way of life?
Grid Ready: Powering NYC’s All-Electric Buildings, takes the first step in answering that question. Find out how we developed a model to forecast building electrification’s impact on NYC and its local grid. Hear from experts, including NYSERDA President and CEO Doreen Harris, about our findings and what they mean for New York’s buildings. Listen to a panel discussion that answered questions about NYC’s grid, building electrification and how we can plan for a winter peak.
Published January 27, 2022
President and CEO, NYSERDA
Doreen M. Harris was appointed president and CEO of the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) on April 7, 2021. Prior to becoming president, Ms. Harris served as acting president and CEO since June 2020.
Vice President, Energy Efficiency and Distributed Resource Planning, Con Edison
Vicki Kuo is Con Edison’s vice president of Energy Efficiency and Distributed Resource Planning. She is responsible for leading the company’s delivery of energy efficiency and demand management, heating and transportation electrification and distributed resource planning initiatives that support a clean energy future.
Director of Research, Urban Green Council
Sean is a mechanical engineer dedicated to finding innovative energy solutions in buildings and stopping climate change. He is currently a Senior Associate at the Cadmus Group, and a graduate of Stanford University.
Director of Clean Heating & Cooling, NYSERDA
Donovan Gordon is Director of Renewable Heating & Cooling for NYSERDA. He leads New York State’s efforts to develop markets that support clean, high-efficiency, renewable thermal systems, including solar cooling, heating and hot water; air and ground source heat pumps, and biomass heating systems.
Associate Principal, Elementa Engineering
Chief Executive Officer
John joined Urban Green Council in 2018 as its first-ever CEO. He capped a 25-year career as Chief Sustainability Officer for United Technologies Corporation having done business in 53 countries. He’s an Adjunct Professor at the University of Connecticut School of Business and also served as a Visiting Scientist at the Harvard University T.H. Chan School of Public Health. John is the founding chair of the Corporate Advisory Board for the World Green Building Council and a former board chair of Urban Green. He is co-author of the book Food Foolish and has published about sustainability in Harvard Business Review.