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Electricity

Bridges to New Solar Business Models

Utilities, solar companies, and regulators can design and implement components of solar business model strategies today that provide a bridge to the future. These “bridge” business model strategies—including three complementary “building blocks” and discrete next steps—can start to create and capture value, while also providing best practices and lessons learned…

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…