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Andrea Miller

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Tuesday, 03 March 2020 16:23

Beneficial Electrification

What Is Beneficial Electrification?

Using energy wisely with demand response programs. Program for leased or electric vehicle power with no added costs

Recognifing the value of electric vehicle there are EV demo days; we reach out to members with electric vehicles - like an antique car show. Opportunity to get a test drive of an electric vehicle

time of use rate charging 10pm and 6am

Variety of fact sheets from Touchstone Energy - what it means and how they understand the terms

Goal 50% renewables by 2030; state legislature passed 80% carbon reduction by 2050

Electrify everything - capital equipment

Valued product but loss of attachment; 87% of respondents say transition is a very good idea

Focus messaging on being energy wise

Develop special toolkits Energywise/mn store

 Support EV owners = charge at no added cost

Talk about electrification opportunities and rebate programs

Heat pumps and water heaters

Opportunities to bring fresh vegetables to food deserts in container planting

Pilot projects are another great way to get messages out

Identify growth opportunity - expand container farming awareness and implementation

Benefits of going electric - Great River Electric - just being able to breathe is the easiest way to say it

Goal of 50% renewables by 2030

Increased electrification as a way to grow sales

We still have a workforce that understands how to do things before we had technology; we still know how to do things the old ways

The technology has become critical. The next wave will begin with a promise of reliability. We must promise that before we start

With 92% residential - we are looking for a homebuilder looking for better reliability; we might be able to get engaged with a builder

Decided to build a microgrid with a backup generator to handle the whole neighborhood (propane with battery backup) Why wouldn't you go all electric if you are 100% resilient - all electric with solar backup

Smart Thermostat Discount

Heat Pump Rebates

OnBill Financing for Energy Efficiency

Community Solar Leasing

Appliance Leasing Programs

EV Charging Discounts

by age 18 to 34

35 to 54

55 to 74


Call it smart electrification or beneficial electrification

focus on saving money specifically on electric bill

Refer to electricity as efficient, economic and reliable. Refer to it as clean when the source is solar, wind or hydro

Present the benefit of saing money electrifying your home keeps more money in your pocket

touchstoneenergy.com - energy solutions

On December 10th, 2019 the NAACP called for a boycott of Olde Towne Butcher for their involvement in a lawsuit against the city to halt the removal of the Auction Block.

Monday, 16 December 2019 01:57

Augusta County Coats for Comfort Drive

The Poor Peoples Campaign-Augusta is on the move. Our Coats for Comfort Drive was a success! We spread the word and good people answered the call  from Nov 1-Dec 13th (and because of the generous donations of people like you, the  University of Virginia, and Waynesboro Rotary Club)    150 coats, 200+ pairs of socks, 75 hats, 60 pairs of gloves, and 40 scarves went home with brothers and sisters who need them.   Tonight we delivered to the Valley Mission in Staunton, Va. None of this could have been possible without the thoughtful support of people caring about others..  What a wonderful humbling experience. What a blessing to be a part of the Poor People's Campaign.  

Saturday, 15 December 2018 23:50

Why Union Hill Is Environmental Racism

The two ACP fracked gas pipelines being pushed through Virginia would more than double the greenhouse gas emissions for the state. This is being proposed at a time when the scientific community insists that we must reduce methane emissions by 35% in order to leave our children a sustainable future. 

Solar power plants are common in North Carolina and Maryland. Virginia has more dirty fuel: petroleum, natural gas, coal and bio-mass plants. 

Why doesn't Dominion Energy install a large, solar plant in Union Hill instead?

Social justice groups,clean energy advocates, and state legislators joined Food & Water Watch at the Capitol to announce visionary legislation to move Off Fossil Fuels (OFF) by 2035 in Virginia, as well as a new historical assessment of Dominion Energy’s power grab in the state of Virginia.

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