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Electricity Affordability Metrics for the U.S.

June 14, 2018

1:00pm — 2:00pm ET

Slides from this webinar are available as a pdf here.

Through the U.S. Department of Energy’s Grid Modernization Lab Consortium (GMLC), the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has developed electricity affordability metrics at the state and county levels for the United States. This webinar introduced a simple spreadsheet interface to map these electricity affordability metrics.

Monisha Shah of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory discussed the GMLC and its work to measure the progress of the nation’s grid modernization efforts. Dave Anderson of the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory explained the electricity affordability concept, presented the methods used to construct affordability metrics, and demonstrated the mapping tool.

An interactive web-based version of the mapping tool is expected to be published on the GMLC website soon. We will update this webpage with a link to the tool on the GMLC website when it is available. In the meantime, you can download the tool as an excel file here.

If you have feedback or comments about the tool that you would like to share, please email DMA at

This webinar was presented by CESA as part of the Sustainable Solar Education Project.