Free PG&E Webinar: Plug-In Heat Pump Water Heaters: An Early Look to 120 Volt Products, April 27, 12-1:30 pm

  • 27 April 2023
  • Start time : 12:00 PM
  • End time : 01:30 PM
  • Event Host : PG&E
Free webinar: Plug-In Heat Pump Water Heaters: An Early Look to 120 Volt Products, April 27
Event Description

Amruta Khanolkar of the New Buildings Institute will give an overview of the emerging, retrofit ready 120V heat pump water heaters (HPWH) and findings from the California statewide field validation effort. This course will present the retrofit market opportunities and limitations with this emerging 120V HPWH technology. This class is for program managers, engineers, policy makers, installers, and California building jurisdictions.

The objective of this course is that at the conclusion, participants will be able to:

- Learn about the plug-in HPWHs that are targeted for existing power and space constraint market

- Gain familiarity about emerging retrofit ready, plug-in 120V HPWHs (4 manufacturer products) and how they can be a silver bullet for the retrofit market sector decarbonization (national opportunities).  

- Recognize the opportunity of the emerging technology for the California market sector, learn from the cold climate performance modeling results for Midwest  

- Learn from the statewide California field study findings about the installation opportunities/gaps, customer/installer feedback and energy and performance of the technology  

- Summarize lessons learned from current 120V HPWH field study projects and adopt key findings into for national demand building 

  • Host Company/Organization Name
    • PG&E
  • Agenda
    • - Introductions and safety message
      - Emerging 120V HPWH products and national opportunity
      - California statewide 120V HPWH field validation findings
      - Installation lessons learned
      - Energy and operating cost performance
      - Market assessment for the 120V HPWHs compared to 240V HPWHs
      - Program and industry recommendations
      - Q&A
      - Class survey, closing and wrap up
  • Speakers / Presenters
    • Amruta Khanolkar

      Amruta Khanolkar is a Senior Manager at the New Buildings Institute. Her expertise includes emerging technologies, demand response, building energy & life cycle analysis and zero energy design. Amruta’s role at NBI involves work related technology advancement, innovative solutions, codes and standard advancement as well as new metric development.

      Ben Larson

      Ben has a multifaceted professional and academic background in energy efficiency, covering research, physics, analysis, and modeling. He has specialized expertise in heat pump-based appliances with particular emphasis on water heating. He works with utilities, equipment manufacturers, advocates, and government agencies to increase knowledge about new and evolving technologies and how they can be used to achieve energy goals.
  • Cost
    • FREE Event
  • Event type
    • Online/Webinar

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