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eLab Accelerator Teams 2014

2014 TEAMS

From March 31 to April 3, 2014, twelve teams from ten U.S. states convened at Devil’s Thumb Ranch in Tabernash, CO. Teams were oriented around one of three themes:

  • New Business Models: New utility business models, pricing structures and regulations
  • Energy Innovation Districts: For example, net zero communities, demonstration projects, and microgrids
  • Clean Energy Pathways: Implementation and design strategies to enable high renewable and distributed resource goals

Further information on teams attending Accelerator 2014 can be found by following the links below.

Minnesota e21 Initiative

Developed a new regulatory framework that addressed the challenges of a changing energy economy and technology landscape.

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Hawaii Business Models

Developed innovative utility business models to integrate high levels of renewable energy resources onto the grid.

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Arizona State University Microgrid

Created a business plan and technical design criteria for a potential ASU microgrid.

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Bloomington Tech Park

Developed a clean energy vision and action plan for a "smart city" university district.

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Spokane University District

Developed a clean energy vision and action plan for a "smart city" university district.

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Illinois Distributed Energy Adoption

Created new utility business models integrating distributed energy technologies in the context of a deregulated electricity market.

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San Diego Pricing Evolution

Developed new pricing strategies in San Diego Gas & Electric’s territory.

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Lafayette Clean Energy

Established clean energy investment options from voter-allocated municipal tax revenues from the utility franchise fee.

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Boulder Utility Service Model

Explored Boulder’s energy future vision and what municipal rate structures and business models could enable that vision.

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UNC System Energy Future

Developed a clean energy strategy for the 17-campus UNC system, defining the key resources and enablers needed.

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Minnesota Energy Future Framework

Developed a plan, building off of initial scoping work, to build a framework for Minnesota’s energy future and reduce or eliminate its dependence on fossil fuels.

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Independence Heights Zero Energy Initiative

With NREL, developed a program plan to transform underserved, affordable neighborhoods into zero energy districts.

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