The Beneficial Electrification League's programs aim to accelerate the switch to electric end-uses where doing so advances one of the following objectives without counteracting the others: 1) reducing greenhouse gas emissions, 2) lowering costs for consumers, 3) improving quality of life, and/or 4) strengthening the grid.
We are grateful to the Environmental and Energy Studies Institute for creating the Beneficial Electrification Toolkit, a compendium of analysis and program models. This is a living document, so check back often!
Some of the original research on Beneficial Electrification authored by BEL President Keith Dennis are available here:
Environmentally Beneficial Electrification: Electricity as the End-Use Option (2015): Environmentally Beneficial Electrification: Electricity as the End-Use Option - ScienceDirect
Environmentally beneficial electrification: The dawn of ‘emissions efficiency’ (2016): Environmentally beneficial electrification: The dawn of ‘emissions efficiency’ - ScienceDirect
The Environmental and Energy Studies Institute (EESI) partnered with the Beneficial Electrification League on a Beneficial Electrification Toolkit, a first-of-its kind online resource for programs and guidance on electrifying diverse end uses.
The toolkit provides models and guidance on utility programs that generate savings for customers while reducing emissions, improving comfort and quality of life, and strengthening the grid. The Toolkit provides case studies on existing programs, including some on-bill financing programs to help make efficiency improvements affordable.
While the Toolkit is primarily designed for use by utilities, it is a one-stop shop of useful information that is available to all.
Utilities may decide to seek external sources of capital to support electrification programs and new technology deployments. The Environmental and Energy Studies Institute’s Beneficial Electrification Toolkit offers a comprehensive overview of funding opportunities.
In addition, BEL has information on the following federal programs: