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The Energy Sector Needs to Stop Seeing Blockchain as a Disruption

The Energy Web Foundation (EWF) was cocreated by Rocky Mountain Institute and Grid Singularity. Representatives of both organizations serve on EWF’s Foundation Council. Across both sides of the blockchain aisle—both industries contemplating the technology’s implications and evangelists advocating its adoption—people often describe blockchain as the next big disruptor. Skeptics tend…

Energy Resilience in the Roaring Fork Valley

On the evening of July 3, 2018, a wildfire broke out a half mile from the Rocky Mountain Institute office in Basalt, Colorado, in the heart of the Roaring Fork Valley. This fire—dubbed the Lake Christine Fire—spread to engulf more than 12,500 acres and came within minutes of shutting…

Elevating Utility Business Model Reform at eLab Accelerator 2019

The various forces—societal, financial, environmental, customer-driven—motivating the electricity system’s transition to a more decarbonized and distributed orientation continue to grow, marked by several key milestones in recent months. As a central actor in the energy ecosystem, electric utilities will continue to play a key role in how this inevitable…