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Aug 28, 2014

Spark: Rate Design for the Distribution Edge


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RMI Spark, the eNewsletter of Rocky Mountain Institute

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Featured Blog Posts

New eLab Report: Rate Design for the Distribution Edge

Solar for All: Making Solar PV Accessible to Low-Income Families in the U.S.

Taking Deep Retrofit Value All the Way to the Bank



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RMI In The News

Amory Lovins: As Economists Argue, Renewables Keep Getting Cheaper
Greentech Media Energy Gang Podcast

SDG&E and Stakeholders Search for Common Ground on the Way Energy is Priced
Utility Dive

Inside Energy: Solar
Prairie Public Radio

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New Building Energy Modeling Tool Helps Take Climate Into Account

Elements is a free, open-source, cross-platform software tool for Windows and Mac that allows a user to create and edit custom weather files for building energy modeling. This comprehensive, integrated application is suitable for handling all of the common tasks associated with weather files. Download Here.

RMI Update

Rate Design for the Distribution Edge

There is a looming disconnect between the rapidly evolving new world of distributed energy technologies and the old world of electricity pricing, where relatively little has changed since the early 20th century. Our latest report discusses a pathway for deliberately and gradually increasing rate sophistication for residential and small commercial customers. Read the Report.


eLab: Accelerating Innovation at the Distribution Edge

The distribution edge—the interface between the electricity system's macrogrid and the rapidly growing portfolios of energy assets, control systems, and end-use technologies—is where the fundamental forces changing the economy at large are having their greatest impact in the electricity sector. Watch Now. 

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Chief Scientist Amory Lovins will be a keynote speaker on September 4th at the National Clean Energy Summit 7.0: Partnership & Progress. This event will take place in Las Vegas, Nevada. Learn More.

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