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e-Lab: Electricity Innovation Lab

We provide a groundbreaking change lab to support innovation, collaboration, and the acceleration of the ideas that will transform the electricity system from the inside out.

What is e-Lab?

e-Lab is an assembly of thought leaders and decision makers from across the U.S. electricity sector who focus on collaborative innovation to address critical institutional, regulatory, business, economic, and technical barriers to the economic deployment of distributed resources in the U.S. electricity sector.

Why It Matters

Issues such as the growing need for reinvestment in electricity infrastructure, climate change, an increasing focus on grid resilience, and the changing cost of technologies that produce, deliver, and use electricity are fundamentally changing the U.S. electricity landscape. Shifting the electricity sector will require engagement and innovation across traditional institutional boundaries.

Who’s Involved

e-Lab’s advisors and participants are leading thinkers and decision makers with a diverse set of capacities and perspectives. Our participants form the core of e-Lab and represent all aspects of the electricity system. e-Lab’s advisors help direct the overall scope and work of the project.

WHAT WE’RE DOING

e-Lab Accelerator

Bringing together teams throughout North America that are working on high-impact and innovative projects at the electricity system’s distribution edge.

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e-Lab Summit

Engaging the e-Lab ecosystem in a high-energy exchange of ideas and best practices to encourage the sharing and replication of cutting-edge ideas in electricity.

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e-Lab Leap

Working to ensure that low- and moderate-income households and communities have an equal opportunity to access a clean energy future.

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e-Lab Rapid Response

Streamlining the ability to respond quickly to emerging challenges and opportunities as they present themselves in the marketplace.

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e-Lab International

Supporting government agencies and NGOs across the planet in establishing e-Lab-like entities in their respective countries to accelerate the transformation to a renewable, distributed electricity future around the world.

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e-Lab Connect

Encouraging the sharing of ideas and insights, in order for e-Lab members and partners to stay up to speed on the latest developments and news, and to build lasting relationships with others.

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WHAT WE’VE ACCOMPLISHED

New York’s Reforming the Energy Vision

Establishing a comprehensive energy strategy to help consumers make better energy choices, enable the development of new products and services, protect the environment, and create new jobs.

Transforming How Communities Use Energy in Fort Collins

Helping Fort Collins adopt climate action goals that are among the most ambitious climate commitments in the nation through facilitation, analytical support, expert convening, and communications.

New Business Models for the Distribution Edge

Laying the groundwork for transformative changes to existing utility business, and describing an emerging “solution set” of new business models.

OUR PARTNERS

Opower

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Natural Resources Defense Council

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North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association

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Regulatory Assistance Project

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Duke Energy

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Partners

Vision Ridge Partners, LLC

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Avista Utilities

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Sacramento Municipal Utility District

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Great Plains Institute

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Environmental Defense Fund

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The Blue Marble Fund

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The Energy Foundation

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Muirfield Foundation

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The Schmidt Family Foundation

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OUR TEAM

James Newcomb
Managing Director
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Leia Guccione
Principal
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Coreina Chan
Principal
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Virginia Lacy
Principal
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Jesse Morris
Principal
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Dan Cross-Call
Manager
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Rachel Gold
Manager
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James Sherwood
Manager
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Todd Zeranski
Marketing Manager
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Jason Meyer
Manager
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Courtney Fairbrother
Sr. Associate
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Mark Silberg
eLab Network Manager
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Sherri Billimoria
Associate
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Lauren Shwisberg
Associate
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RESOURCES

Webinar

eLab Webinar: Pathways for Innovation, 2017

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Video

DER valuation, rate design, and the evolving customer role in the electricity system

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Newsletter

The Path to Energy Resilience

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Newlsetter

DER valuation, rate design, and the evolving customer role in the electricity system

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Report

The Electricity System Value Chain, 2015

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Report

New Business Models for the Distribution Edge, 2014

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Report

Rate Design for the Distribution Edge, 2014

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Report

emPower: Accurately Valuing Distributed Energy Resources, 2013

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