Accelerating the deployment of battery storage for electric cooperatives
e-Lab Accelerator 2019
Teams and Faculty
e–Lab Accelerator projects tackle unique challenges that—when solved—can help drive the entire industry forward. Accelerator 2019 brought together projects focused on the following themes:
- New business models for utilities and other solutions providers:Projects to advance new business models that accelerate the transformation to a low-carbon energy system.
- Grid modernization and planning for DERs:Projects to meet emerging transmission, distribution, and generation needs through integrated planning for non-fossil resources.
- Electrification of buildings:Projects to help scale widespread transition of homes and businesses off of fossil fuels for space and water heating and other end uses, toward efficient use of low-carbon electricity.
- DER adoption at scale:Other projects to accelerate the adoption of cost-competitive and beneficial DERs.
Further information on teams that attended Accelerator 2019 can be found below:
Creating new business models to meet grid needs with clean energy technologies
Supporting the growth of electrification use cases in Minnesota
Employing DERs to provide greater resilience in fire-prone regions
Connecting Communities with Clean Energy
Meeting neighborhood heating and cooling needs with renewable energy
Transitioning low- and moderate-income customers to electric space heating, water heating, and cooking
Advancing the coal-to-clean transition in Wisconsin
Integrating demand-side innovation into resource planning needs
Developing a framework to properly value DER deployment to speed decarbonization and strengthen resilience
Matching non-wires solutions with grid needs in Texas
Driving the deployment of heat pumps in the Ocean State
Expanding access to solar plus storage technologies to disadvantaged communities
- Janet Gail Besser, Managing Director, SEPA
- Peter Bronski, Founder & CEO, Inflection Point Agency
- John Burnett, Deputy General Counsel, Duke Energy
- Allison Clements, Program Director, Energy Foundation
- Angelina Galiteva, Founder and Board Chair, Renewables 100 Policy Institute
- Sandy Grace, VP Policy Development EU, Exelon
- Rachel Huang, Director, Energy Strategy, Research & Development, Sacramento Municipal Utility District
- Betony Jones, Principal, Inclusive Economics
- Lorenzo Kristov, Principal, Electric System Policy
- Heidi Leslie, VP Corp Strategy Implementation, Emera Inc.
- Carl Linvill, Principal, Regulatory Assistance Project
- Tom Starrs, VP, Market Strategy and Policy, SunPower Corp
- Eleanor Stein, Professor, SUNY Albany
In addition to faculty, experienced facilitators from Rocky Mountain Institute and Reos Partners are assigned to each team to lead project discussions.