eLab Accelerator projects tackle unique challenges that—when solved—can help drive the entire industry forward. Accelerator 2016 brought together projects focused on the following themes:
- New Business Models: Projects explore new utility business models, market structures, and regulatory efforts focused on maximizing the value of distributed energy resources (DERs)
- Energy Innovation Districts: Projects demonstrate or pilot innovative local DER solutions such as microgrids, downtown clean energy zones, net-zero districts, and others
- Rate Design and DER Value Creation: Projects tackle new rate designs, compensation mechanisms, deployment strategies, and engagement programs focused on DER value creation.
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.