eLab Accelerator Teams 2015

2015 TEAMS

From March 23 to 26, 2015, twelve teams convened at Sundance Mountain Resort in Utah. Accelerator 2015 brought together projects focused on the following themes:

  • New Business Models: New utility business models, electricity pricing structures, and regulatory reform efforts focused on distributed energy resource (DER) issues
  • Energy Innovation Districts: Demonstration projects, microgrids, downtown clean energy zones, and other localized projects to integrate and test innovative DER solutions
  • New Customer Solutions: Customer engagement programs, innovative financing, strategies for low-income populations, or other initiatives to support clean DER adoption by customers

Further information on teams attending Accelerator 2015 can be found by following the links below.

Boone Utility of the Future

Leveraged the capacity of Appalachian State University and industry innovation to transform New River Light and Power and integrated the utility more deeply into the university’s academic mission—2015.

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Clean Energy for Us

Improved its model for accelerating energy efficiency—2015.

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Energy Independent Bloomfield

Aimed to help Bloomfield, Iowa become a net-zero, electric energy community—2015.

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Hoboken Microgrid Development

Developed pilot project design, financing, and ownership models for the City of Hoboken and the State of New Jersey to deploy microgrid solutions—2015.

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Iberdrola Smart Energy Community

Served as a test-bed for demonstrating and evaluating energy innovation—2015.

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Juneau Transportation Electrification

Enabled, accelerated, and optimized adoption of electrified vehicles in Juneau, Alaska—2015.

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Ketchum Energy Resilience

Improved resiliency and address economic and environmental concerns in the Sun Valley, Idaho region—2015.

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Minnesota e21 Initiative Phase II

Develop recommendations for evolving the regulatory system in Minnesota to better align how utilities earn revenue with new customer expectations and public policy goals—2015.

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San Diego Customer-Side Storage

Developed a sustainable business model for customer-sited storage that creates value for all stakeholders including customers, regulators, utilities, providers, and advocates—2015.

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Solar + Storage for Resilience

Accelerated the deployment of PV and create a roadmap for using PV as a viable tool for energy security in the event of an emergency—2015.

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Seattle Electric Vehicle Strategy

Aimed to enable an electric vehicle charging program that drives customer EV adoption, manages EV charge loads on the distribution system, and provided direct benefits to customers, utility and project partners—2015.

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Renewable Taos Project

Developed a new utility business model, including a significant behind the meter energy strategy, to transition North Central New Mexico to 100% renewable energy—2015.

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