This is the second blog in a three-part series. The first blog, Renewable Heating in Juneau, Alaska, is available here.
One of the central challenges in transitioning to a more distributed and decarbonized energy grid is supporting utilities to actively engage and lead by example and innovation, rather than have them remain on the sidelines or resist the transition. This is the emphasis of a large portion of the work of Rocky Mountain Institute’s Electricity program, and can be observed most directly at the institute’s annual Electricity Innovation Lab (e-Lab) Accelerator event.
Of the 13 teams that came to Accelerator