Rmi Outlet

e-Lab: Electricity Innovation Lab

Driving Integration

New sources of concentrated load growth from electric vehicles can pose challenges to the distribution system and to electricity customers—affecting grid reliability and increasing electricity costs—but they can also provide considerable benefits.

Low-Income Solutions in A High DER Future

The session explored how e-Lab could have a distinctive impact on addressing the needs of low-income (LI) and fixed-income (FI) customer groups, with a particular focus on the concerns of these groups as they face a changing electricity system and the rapid growth of distributed energy resources.

Regulatory Tools and Processes for Distribution Planning

The session focused on the opportunities for e-Lab to fill a growing need of regulators and stakeholders for clearer insights about the system-level technical and economic effects of increasing adoption of distributed energy resources (DERs).

e-Lab Inducement Prize: Background Research

The purpose of this session was to further scope a potential project to launch an e-Lab “X-Prize” (name likely to be changed) that would offer a cash reward for solving a tough problem faced by the electricity sector related to e-Lab’s core issues. The group was very enthusiastic about the…

Rate Design for the Distribution Edge

In this session, participants discussed e-Lab’s latest work on the topic of electricity rate structures, as described in the recent e-Lab report Rate Design for the Distribution Edge. The discussion framed the need for an evolution towards more sophisticated rates and explored pathways and obstacles to implementation. Participants also sought…