Project teams comprise 4–6 people from different organizations working together on a common problem or towards a common goal. Teams should be oriented around one of three themes:
- New Business Models: New utility business models, pricing structures, and regulatory reform to create new rules for adoption of distributed energy resources (DERs)
- Energy Innovation Districts: Demonstration projects, microgrids, downtown clean energy zones, and other local projects to integrate DER solutions
- New Customer Solutions: Customer engagement programs, innovative financing, strategies for low-income populations, or other initiatives to drive clean energy adoption by customers
RMI is seeking nominations for interested teams to attend the 2015 Accelerator. Expressions of interest are due to RMI by December 1st, followed by complete team applications by January 9th, 2015. From the pool of team applications, RMI will select the leading projects that demonstrate promise for creating meaningful change in the U.S. electricity sector. For examples of past eLab Accelerator teams, see the 2014 Accelerator teams pages.
Further information on teams attending the 2015 Accelerator will be added to this page as teams are selected in Winter 2015.