The Economics Of Grid Defection
Distributed electricity generation, especially solar PV, is rapidly spreading and getting much cheaper. Distributed electricity storage is doing the same, thanks largely to mass production of batteries for electric vehicles. Solar power is already starting to erode some utilities’ sales and revenues.
But what happens when solar and batteries join forces? Together they can make the electric grid optional for many customers—without compromising reliability and increasingly at prices cheaper than utility retail electricity. Read More
Our Donors Make It Possible
With the support of our donors, "The Economics of Grid Defection" explores the economic cases that can incentivize customer defection from the grid. It importantly answers when this impending threat for utilities may become a reality.
The follow-on report will address how utilities can adjust their business models to capture new sources of value and participate in building the electricity system of the future. Learn More
The UCSD Microgrid: Showing The Future Of Electricity...Today
The microgrid at UCSD provides a living laboratory to experiment with integration and management of local resources and to optimize the use of these resources in interaction with market signals from the larger grid. Watch Now
American Physical Society: Conference On The Physics Of Sustainable Energy
Chief Scientist Amory Lovins will keynote the banquet dinner on March 8, 2014.
The workshop takes place in Berkeley, CA. Learn More
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