Loan-Guarantee Program Fuels Innovative Energy Technology

A secure and responsible energy future relies on innovation. Technological innovation is needed to help increase energy efficiency and advance the energy economy. “De-risking” new energy technologies is a critical step in bringing innovation to market. And this is a step directly addressed by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Innovative Technology Loan Guarantee Program.

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Electricity Evolution: Meet the Ringmasters

When Tesla unveiled the utility-scale Powerpack battery in 2015, analysts and observers excitedly proclaimed the product’s low price point would revolutionize electric grid operations and business models as it set new cost benchmarks for energy storage. But despite the hype, the reception from utilities was tepid at best. This experience is not unique to Tesla. It leads to a big question: What’s stopping utilities from quickly pivoting to new energy technologies? Unlike other industries that can quickly adopt new technology, utilities and their regulators must make more cautious deliberations.

Louisiana Quick Data

Energy Efficiency:
Source: ACEEE
Score 2.00 / 8
Score 0.50 / 20
Score 1.50 / 10
Source: DSIRE
Energy Efficiency Programs:
28 Incentives and Policies
Solar Power:
Source: DSIRE
Renewable Energy Programs:
9 Incentives and Policies
Solar Energy Programs:
9 Incentives and Policies
Source: YPCCC

of people in Louisiana support funding research into renewable energy sources in 2018.

(-3 of the national average)
(est. 2,478,568 of 3,065,979 adults)

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