eLab One Year Recap
eLab has focused on building a platform for innovation where a diverse group of influential stakeholders can interact to create practical solutions for the greatest benefit of customers and society as a whole.
Key work products in the first year include:
- A report, “New Business Models for the Distribution Edge,” detailing how existing electric utility business models are poorly adapted to tap the potential value of distributed resources and outlining principles that should guide the creation of new models .
- A “meta-analysis” showing how increasing levels of distributed energy resources on the grid creates new challenges and opportunities, leading to little ability to make tradeoffs between investments on either side of the distribution edge.
- Through e-Lab’s “Innovation Beacon” workstream, a focused deep dive to develop new ideas and approaches that will allow Fort Collins Utilities to achieve its aspirations to create a zero energy district in Fort Collins. Learn more
Driving Impact for a Better Electricity Future
As greater amounts of distributed energy resources are integrated into the electricity grid, utilities, regulators, and other stakeholders are seeking to manage a rapidly transforming and increasingly complex system. Watch now
Clinton Global Initiative America
Program Director Jon Creyts and Cofounder, Chief Scientist and Chairman Emeritus Amory Lovins will co-lead a discussion group on "Renewable and Distributed Energy: Advancing Local, Sustainable Energy Solutions" on June 13-14 in Chicago. Learn More
Energy Management Congress West
The Association of Energy Engineers will host this conference on energy management. Cofounder, Chief Scientist and Chairman Emeritus Amory Lovins will give the keynote address on Reinventing Fire and several RMI speakers will participate in sessions on accelerating energy efficiency market transformation on June 19–20 in Las Vegas, NV. Learn More
What You're Saying
@AaronHarber: "We have a motto at the shop, in God we trust, all others bring data." -@AmoryLovins w/@RockyMtnInst bit.ly/LovinsAmory2
@EnergyCollectiv:US-China Breakthrough on Curbing Greenhouse Gases goo.gl/fb/JbhOM
@ACWeitzner:We need to reshape a $400 billion industry: @RockyMtnInst eLab's: New Biz Models for the Distribution Edge