How Canada’s Utility-led PowerHouse Hybrid Minimizes GHGs and Maximizes Grid Benefits
Canada has set ambitious targets to achieve a net-zero electricity grid by 2035, and a net-zero economy by 2050. Chief among the challenges utilities and communities face in contributing to these targets is retrofitting single family homes to make them smarter and cutting carbon without adding stress to existing electrical grids.
A first of its kind initiative, the PowerHouse Hybrid (PHH) Project had the goal of cutting carbon by over 50% in 10 single family homes by demonstrating how a suite of electrical and thermal technologies can be integrated into a virtual power plant platform (VPP), representing a true collaboration to pilot the next generation of smart homes.
Attendees will benefit from hearing about the features of this project:
• Results & Benefits: deep carbon reductions from electrical and thermal equipment performance, impacts on customer bills and grid benefits
• Design & Performance: key operational challenges and solutions integrating and optimizing controls and technologies, including PV, batteries, EV charging, heat pumps, water heaters and micro-combined heat and power in a VPP
• Utility Leadership: how energy companies can be viewed as trusted partners and leaders in advancing the next generation of smart homes, contributing to net zero targets
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In the Technology and Development group at Enbridge Gas Inc, Matt leads a group with a mandate to support the development of new technologies, innovations, and energy solutions that will help the company better serve its customers and contribute to Ontario’s climate change goals. Matt uses his skills with energy modeling, measurement and verification, thermal scanning, and building performance management to guide teams to low-energy solutions. He has a unique ability to explain complex technical concepts to design teams and facilitate the optimization of new and existing buildings. Previous to Enbridge - Matt was a Sustainability Consultant at several integrated design firms, collaborating with architects and engineers to make some of Canada’s greenest projects. He has a bachelor's and master’s degree in mechanical engineering from Queen’s University.