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Electricity Affordability Metrics for the U.S.

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 will introduce a simple spreadsheet interface to map these electricity affordability metrics.

Monisha Shah of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory will discuss the GMLC and its work to measure the progress of the nation’s grid modernization efforts.

Dave Anderson of the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory will explain the electricity affordability concept, present the methods used to construct affordability metrics, and demonstrate the mapping tool.

This webinar is presented by the Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA) as part of the Sustainable Solar Education Project. For more information and resources about solar consumer protection and equitability, visit

If you would like to read more about electricity affordability metrics before the webinar, please refer to Chapter 7 (p. 98) of the GMLC reference manual:

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Quick Facts

Date: June 14
Type of Event: Webinar

Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA)