Electrify Everything is hosting a workshop on home electrification from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 28, at the Eden Prairie Community Center, 16700 Valley View Road.
According to a press release, Electrify Everything is a Minnesota program to share ideas and promote home electrification within the Twin Cities area and beyond. Home electrification is the process of transitioning a home’s appliances away from using fossil fuels (like natural gas) to running on clean electricity. Technologies like heat pumps for heating and cooling, induction stoves, electric dryers, heat pump water heaters, and insulation are all key pieces of electrifying a home.
The team is made up of the cities of Eden Prairie, Edina, Minneapolis, and St. Louis Park, with support from the Center for Energy and Environment (CEE) and the Citizens Utility Board (CUB).
Replacing gas systems with electric ones represents a crucial step for the climate, public health, and economic well-being, the press release states. Electrify Everything connects residents to knowledge and resources that help them understand home electrification and why it is important. The program provides information and connects residents to the financing and contractors needed to be successful. It also provides step-by-step guidance so residents can develop a plan to electrify their homes on a realistic timeline to reach their goals.
Electrify Everything aims to make electrification more accessible and understandable for everyone regardless of neighborhood or income.
Shifting from home appliances that burn fossil fuels on-site to highly efficient electric options improves indoor air quality, keeps utility bills predictable, and gives everyone a chance to take part in caring for the planet.
The workshop will provide attendees with insights into each phase of home electrification and highlight available technical and financial resources. Additionally, participants will be able to connect with contractors at the event’s conclusion for questions and project initiation.
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