Association Webinars: How much more electricity is needed for decarbonization? Drivers and impacts in New York



Decarbonization often rhymes with electrification. The IEA’s Net Zero by 2050 report sees global electricity use more than doubling between now and 2050. Even without net zero targets, such as in the US EIA’s Annual Energy Outlook 2021, electricity sales grow by 27% in the next 30 years. It is therefore important to understand the drivers of such growth, and the implications for the power sector. Using the case of New York as a case study, this webinar will look at different possible pathways for the New York aggregated load profile and examine their supply implications. The impact of key policy choices are highlighted: energy efficiency and regional collaboration have a strong influence on the required generation capacity and overall costs. Neglecting demand reduction actions and improvements in the regional power market are indeed shown to increase very significantly the cost of decarbonization.

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Speaker: Pierre-Oliver Pineau, Chair in Energy Sector Management, HEC Montreal (

Pierre-Oliver Pineau (PhD, HEC Montréal, 2000) is a professor at the Department of Decision Sciences of HEC Montréal and holds the Chair in Energy Sector Management since December 2013. He is an energy policy and management specialist, with a focus on electricity reforms. He has published many papers on the energy sector, most of them exploring the links between energy and some aspects of sustainable development. He participates regularly in the public debate on energy and has authored many reports for the government and other public organizations.

He is a researcher and Fellow at the Center for Interuniversity Research and Analysis of Organizations (CIRANO). Before joining HEC Montreal, he was an associate professor at the School of Public Administration, University of Victoria (2001-2006).

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Event Date: November 22, 2021

Event Time: 10:00 - 11:00 AM Eastern Time

Topic: How much more electricity is needed for decarbonization? Drivers and impacts in New York

Speaker: Pierre-Olivier Pineau

Price: FREE

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