Chris Watson

Chris Watson


    Chris leads the Beneficial Electrification program with more than 20 years’ experience in the energy, renewables, and energy efficiency sectors. He joined the team in 2016 and oversees market potential assessments, cost-benefit analysis, program design, and implementation of utility electrification programs across the U.S. and Canada. Chris’s expertise in electrifying transportation, buildings, and industrial equipment and processes helps utilities and customers reap the benefits through reduced emissions, improved grid efficiency, and lower operational costs. He works with a range of established and emerging technologies, original equipment manufacturers, and trade allies across commercial, industrial and residential markets to deliver results for utilities and industry. Chris devotes his career to energy, first as an electrical contractor and master electrician solar industry, leading the development and commissioning of hundreds of installations.

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    Day 2 August 16, 2023
    1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

    On-Site Renewables & EV Charging

    Buildings are changing as they meet the challenge of net zero carbon emissions. Some buildings are positioned to deploy solar arrays and most buildings are and will be adapting to a vehicle fleet that is increasingly electric – and needing to be charged while parked. This session will explore case studies of building owners who are embracing these changes and how smart technologies are helping them with the transition including the huge challenge of integrating EV charging and what it means for electrical service size for electrical and grid-interactive capabilities.