What Is Electrification?
Electrification refers to the replacement of older systems or products that run on fossil fuels with ones that operate on electricity; a renewable energy source. The goal of electrification is to help the environment by reducing our use of non-renewable energy sources and becoming more energy efficient. This helps us to fight climate change by creating a more sustainable future.
Electrification offers numerous benefits, including cleaner and more efficient energy that reduces our carbon footprint, improves air quality, and reduces dependence on non-renewable resources, which are finite and subject to unpredictable price changes. Electric systems also have lower maintenance and operating costs, making them a more cost-effective option in the long term.
Electrification is gaining popularity in many industries, such as the transportation industry, which is shifting towards electric vehicles for cleaner and more efficient operations. Australia is upgrading its power grid to use renewable energy sources like wind and solar power, while homes and buildings are being electrified with efficient heating, cooling, lighting, and appliances. Check out Rewiring Australia. for more on electrifying the household.
Challenges of Electrification
While electrification presents challenges such as high initial costs and the need for social and legal changes, governments are showing commendable leadership by investing in new power infrastructure and making the appropriate policy changes. This underscores their commitment to a sustainable future powered by clean energy sources. At Emerald, we are also demonstrating our commitment to this future by designing products that can help facilitate positive social change.
In short, electrification is essential for a sustainable, clean and efficient energy system. Despite some obstacles, we can expect to see continued growth in electrification across various industries. For more on how electrification is revolutionising our homes, and where Australia sits in the global electrification race, stay tuned over the coming weeks!