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Beneficial and Equitable Electrification (BEE)

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Focusing on cold regions and microgrid environments, the Beneficial and Equitable Electrification (BEE) Initiative seeks to understand the electrification of currently or previously non-electrified energy loads, such as transportation and heating, in order to harness local, sustainable, and cost-effective energy resources for all.

We will accomplish this mission by:

  • Improving our understanding of applications and approaches in microgrid and cold regions;
  • Improving our understanding of the costs and performance of existing systems,
  • Investigating behavioral and socio-economic factors affecting adoption of BEE
  • Maintaining and growing diverse stakeholder relationships through outreach and engagement.