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Coffee with Caleffi™ Webinar Series: Electrification

Erin Holohan Haskell
Erin Holohan Haskell Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 1,642
From our friends at Caleffi:

It is not uncommon to read or hear about national and global efforts to phase out equipment that produce carbon dioxide emissions. How does electrification - the substitution of electricity for direct combustion of non-electricity based fuels - fit into this clean-energy future? Max Rohr will tackle these next-frontier questions, offer a glimpse at the mechanical room of the future and discuss how the hydronic market may be impacted at the next Coffee with Caleffi™ webinar on Thursday, June 17 from 12 noon – 1:00 p.m. CDT.

Rohr is a training and education with Caleffi North America. After graduating from the University of Utah, he began his manufacturing career at the Caleffi headquarters in Italy. Since then, he worked for several HVAC/P industry companies at both the manufacturers' rep and wholesale distribution channels before returning to Caleffi.

The monthly educational webinars are free and are intended for engineers, contractors, designers and wholesalers. A Certificate of Attendance is emailed to attendees following the event for continuing education audits.

Please visit our website at www.caleffi.us for schedule details and registration.


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Comments

  • Larry Weingarten
    Larry Weingarten Member Posts: 2,245
    I'm signed up. This is an interesting discussion in California. Lotsa politics, not enough facts.

    Yours, Larry
    Hot_water_fanPC7060
  • dopey27177
    dopey27177 Member Posts: 703
    Dear Erin

    What is not addressed in the rush to electrify cars, trucks, planes and trains is how do we make electricity.
    If the majority of vehicles are electric we would need to :smile:
    1. Replace all the transmission lines to carry a much larger load
    2. Replace all the transformers for the transmission lines
    3. Increase the size of all single, 2 phase wiring and 3 phase wiring that supply buildings to accommodate the new load
    4. Build larger generating plants using nuclear energy because fossil fuel plants will have to be de-commissioned
    5. Even if we use hydrogen as a fuel we will still need fossil fuel plants to produce sufficient hydrogen to produce energy.
    6. Natural gas is the way to and that has its problems too. places like NYC do not have fuel supply lines large enough to supply enough natural gas to fuel more generating plants

    Jake
  • Erin Holohan Haskell
    Erin Holohan Haskell Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 1,642
    Thanks for sharing your thoughts. It's a very timely and interesting topic.
    President
    HeatingHelp.com
  • Dave T_2
    Dave T_2 Member Posts: 64
    The utopian future will produce endless solar electricity that will power everything. It will be expensive to make the change so we will simply tax the rich to pay for it. The government will follow the science and take care of all the details. What could possibly go wrong?
  • hot_rod
    hot_rod Member Posts: 14,865
    Dear Erin What is not addressed in the rush to electrify cars, trucks, planes and trains is how do we make electricity. If the majority of vehicles are electric we would need to :smile: 1. Replace all the transmission lines to carry a much larger load 2. Replace all the transformers for the transmission lines 3. Increase the size of all single, 2 phase wiring and 3 phase wiring that supply buildings to accommodate the new load 4. Build larger generating plants using nuclear energy because fossil fuel plants will have to be de-commissioned 5. Even if we use hydrogen as a fuel we will still need fossil fuel plants to produce sufficient hydrogen to produce energy. 6. Natural gas is the way to and that has its problems too. places like NYC do not have fuel supply lines large enough to supply enough natural gas to fuel more generating plants Jake
    Distribution will be a challenge with fossil fuels also, upgrading or going to smart grids may be easier then upgrading NG pipelines in the streets.
    combined cycle NG power plants are another option. The are more efficient, less pollution and can be built in a years time or less.
     A new nuke plant? 10-20 years? If it can get a permit.
    Bob "hot rod" Rohr
    trainer for Caleffi NA
    Living the hydronic dream
    PC7060
  • EBEBRATT-Ed
    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 9,634
    I agree with Jake.

    The rush into this doesn't seem to be well thought out. I would like to know how they will find the power and the distribution of it to even charge the electric cars. Most of these need a 50-60 amp circuit.

    All the apartments with on street parking.................rip the meters out an put in a coin operated battery charger??

    Take you wife to the hospital to have a baby.......oh crap someone tripped over the charger cord and unplugged it
  • CBRob
    CBRob Member Posts: 214
    Rushing towards a renewable energy future is still going to be a slow pace... 
    I think it's ok to rush.

    Your poll results say that the future is going to see more heat pumps.
    I look forward learning more about them.