eLab Accelerator projects tackle unique challenges that—when solved—can help drive the entire industry forward. Accelerator 2017 will bring together projects focused on the following themes:
- New Business Models: Projects explore new utility business models, market structures, and regulatory efforts focused on optimizing the value of distributed energy resources (DERs) for all stakeholders
- DER Value Creation: Projects tackle new rate designs, compensation mechanisms (e.g. PACE financing, net metering reform, etc.), deployment strategies, and customer engagement programs focused on creating value streams for DERs (e.g. distributed solar, energy efficiency, electric vehicles, etc.)
- Microgrids & More: Projects demonstrate or pilot innovative local, community-based DER solutions such as microgrids, downtown clean energy zones, net-zero districts, climate action planning, community solar projects, and others
Further information on teams who attended Accelerator 2016 can be found by following the links below. For information on previous eLab Accelerator teams, visit our Resources page. Plus, see how Accelerator team projects are transforming the electricity industry on the RMI Outlet.