e-Lab Accelerator

A bootcamp for electricity innovation

Bring your team to e-Lab Accelerator 2020!

Applications for e-Lab Accelerator 2020 are now being accepted until January 17th! This four-day facilitated workshop brings together 12 teams working on high-impact, innovative, and scalable projects in the electricity system. Click below for the application, contact cgoldenberg@rmi.org to learn more.

This Year's Topics

Regulatory and utility business model reform:
Projects to update utility regulations and create new utility business models that accelerate the transformation to a low-carbon energy system.

State-level and regional clean energy planning and implementation:
Projects to support state-level and regional clean energy or decarbonization policy goals.

System-level planning, resource procurement, and utilization for a low-carbon power sector:
Projects that drive decarbonization of the grid while meeting emerging transmission, distribution, and generation needs.

Transitioning away from legacy assets:
Projects to facilitate a swift and equitable transition away from carbon-intensive power generation to non-emitting resources.

Electrification of buildings:
City-, state-, and utility-level policies, regulatory solutions, or technologies that help scale widespread transition of homes and businesses off of fossil fuels for space and water heating and other end uses toward the efficient use of low-carbon electricity, and that help manage the long-term trajectory of gas and electric utilities in a decarbonized future.

Accelerator 2020 Application

Overview Presentation of the Application Process

What Is e-Lab Accelerator?

e-Lab Accelerator is an invitation-only four-day working meeting bringing together teams throughout North America that are working on high-impact and innovative projects at the electricity system’s distribution edge.

Why It Matters

e-Lab Accelerator helps unlock opportunities to drive projects forward more effectively and collaboratively. Trained facilitators and technical experts provide customized content, training, and tailored feedback for each team’s unique project.

Who’s Involved

Accelerator teams comprise 5–7 people representing multiple project stakeholders and partners. A team’s project must be actively under development, although it may range from an idea just brought into existence to a project well under way.

What We’ve Accomplished

e-Lab Accelerator 2019 brought together cutting-edge projects from across the country to catalyze real proof points of how the electricity system is rapidly evolving, and how these changes can benefit communities. Thirteen teams brought a mix of decision makers—ranging from city government officials to utility executives to technology providers—to apply their collective brainpower to solve complex problems in a high-energy, focused, and collaborative environment. Topics included improved resource planning and programs for DERs and building electrification, new business models to support decarbonization, and improving communities' access to clean energy.


Event Details

e-Lab Accelerator logistics for attending teams, staff, and faculty.

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Teams and Faculty

The yearly roster of e-Lab Accelerator teams and faculty.

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View reports that support e-Lab Accelerator topics.

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Blog posts tracking e-Lab Accelerator teams and projects


About e-Lab Accelerator 2018

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e-Lab Accelerator 2019 Team Update

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Leia Guccione
Managing Director

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Coreina Chan

Jason Meyer

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Cara Goldenberg

Grant Glazer

Kristine Chan-Lizardo
eLab Network Coordinator and Marketing Lead

Sherri Billimoria
Senior Associate

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Mark Dyson

Dan Cross-Call

mike henchen

Mike Henchen

Anthony D. Teixeira

Lauren Shwisberg

Mark Silberg
Senior Associate

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James Newcomb
Managing Director