Load Growth, with Electric Toilets?
As the grid becomes cleaner, emitting decreasing amounts of carbon dioxide and other emissions with each kilowatt-hour, we can expect some rekindled interest in load growth.
The electric car is often cited as a future source of load growth. But electric toilets?
According to the web site Priceonomics:
“For anyone who has traveled through Japan, one of the greatest cultural experiences is discovering a modern Japanese toilet. These toilets, known as ‘washlets,’ have many amazing features – the most notable of which is they render toilet paper obsolete.
After using one of these washlets for a while, you can't help but wonder why the American toilet experience is so primitive. Why has technological progress not eviscerated the need for toilet paper in America like it has in Japan?