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e-Lab: Electricity Innovation Lab

We provide a groundbreaking change lab to support innovation, collaboration, and the acceleration of the ideas that will transform the electricity system from the inside out.

What Is e-Lab?

e-Lab is an assembly of thought leaders and decision makers from across the U.S. electricity sector who focus on collaborative innovation to address critical institutional, regulatory, business, economic, and technical barriers to the economic deployment of distributed resources in the U.S. electricity sector.

Why It Matters

Issues such as the growing need for reinvestment in electricity infrastructure, climate change, an increasing focus on grid resilience, and the changing cost of technologies that produce, deliver, and use electricity are fundamentally changing the U.S. electricity landscape. Shifting the electricity sector will require engagement and innovation across traditional institutional boundaries.

Who’s Involved

e-Lab’s advisors and participants are leading thinkers and decision makers with a diverse set of capacities and perspectives. Our participants form the core of e-Lab and represent all aspects of the electricity system. e-Lab’s advisors help direct the overall scope and work of the project.

WHAT WE’RE DOING

e-Lab Accelerator

Bringing together teams throughout North America that are working on high-impact and innovative projects at the electricity system’s distribution edge.

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e-Lab Summit

Engaging the e-Lab ecosystem in a high-energy exchange of ideas and best practices to encourage the sharing and replication of cutting-edge ideas in electricity.

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e-Lab Inside

Streamlining the ability to respond quickly to emerging challenges and opportunities as they present themselves in the marketplace.

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e-Lab Forge: Texas 2019

Supporting the rapid deployment of distributed clean energy in Texas through a facilitated workshop involving multistakeholder teams.

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Accelerating the Electrification of Buildings at e–Lab Accelerator 2019

One of the most exciting developments in the energy system is the role that beneficial electrification—using renewable energy and efficient electric technologies to heat and cool homes and businesses—is playing in supporting the transition to a cleaner energy system. A cohort of teams at RMI’s Electricity Innovation Lab (e–Lab) Accelerator—happening this week—are exploring how to integrate electrification strategies into their home regions.

Elevating Utility Business Model Reform at e–Lab 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 evolution will unfold.

OUR PARTNERS

Opower

Partner

Natural Resources Defense Council

Partner

North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association

Partner

Regulatory Assistance Project

Partner

Duke Energy

Partner

Partners

Vision Ridge Partners, LLC

Partner

Avista Utilities

Partner

Sacramento Municipal Utility District

Partner

Great Plains Institute

Partner

Environmental Defense Fund

Partner

Partners

The Blue Marble Fund

Partner

The Energy Foundation

Partner

Muirfield Foundation

Partner

The Schmidt Family Foundation

Partner

OUR TEAM

Leia Guccione
Managing Director

Coreina Chan
Principal

Jason Meyer
Manager

Kristine Chan-Lizardo
eLab Network Coordinator and Marketing Lead

Mark Dyson
Principal

Dan Cross-Call
Principal

Alex Engel
Senior Associate

Genevieve Lillis
Associate

Cara Goldenberg
Senior Associate

Grant Glazer
Associate

Charles Teplin
Manager

Lauren Shwisberg
Manager

Anthony D. Teixeira
Manager

Kevin Brehm
Manager

Sherri Billimoria
Senior Associate

Mark Silberg
Senior Associate

Kaitlyn Bunker
Manager

RESOURCES

Finding Value in the Energy Future report

2018

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eLab Webinar: Pathways for Innovation

2017

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DER valuation, rate design, and the evolving customer role in the electricity system

2017

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The Path to Energy Resilience

2018

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The Electricity System Value Chain

2015

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New Business Models for the Distribution Edge

2014

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Rate Design for the Distribution Edge

2014

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