Momentum Savings projects move forward in four markets
Now that BPA’s Market Research and Momentum Savings team is fully staffed, they have been busy on the following four projects:
· Nonresidential lighting: The final update of the nonresidential lighting market model for the Seventh Power Plan period is in progress and the work will conclude in early 2022. The model update will provide robust data about changes in lighting energy consumption over the Plan period’s entirety.
· Commercial HVAC: Starting in early 2021, the team will begin collecting publicly available building permits to gain insight into technologies used in major renovation and new construction projects.
· Adjustable speed drives: BPA recently embarked on a market characterization project for adjustable speed drives and is currently conducting market actor interviews.
· Residential HVAC: BPA is also validating and updating its residential HVAC model assumptions by analyzing 2019 regional distributor sales data, interviewing market actors on changes in the industry in response to COVID-19, collecting shipment data for smart thermostat products and developing model assumptions and inputs for insulation.
Please email your questions or requests for additional information on any of these research areas to firstname.lastname@example.org