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CESA/RMI Webinar: The Economics of Grid Defection

July 1, 2014

2:00pm — 3:00pm EDT

Clean Energy Group’s Resilient Power Project hosted authors of the Rocky Mountain Institute’s recent report, “The Economics of Grid Defection,” which looks at areas of the U.S. where solar with battery storage is either currently or imminently at cost parity with grid-purchased electricity, and analyzes the likely impacts on utilities and customers.

Guest speakers Leia Guccione, Bodhi Rader and James Mandel of the Rocky Mountain Institute discussed economic trends for solar plus battery systems to enable increased customer options, including the potential for complete defection from the grid. Panelists also discussed early findings from a companion paper looking at the economics of these systems when connected to the grid.

Slides from this webinar are available as a pdf here.

Categories: Policy, Finance, Technology

Related Project(s): Resilient Power


  • Leia Guccione, Rocky Mountain Institute
  • Bodhi Rader, Rocky Mountain Institute
  • James Mandel, Rocky Mountain Institute
  • Todd Olinsky-Paul, Clean Energy Group