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Roberto Rodriguez Labastida, Senior Research Analyst

Roberto Rodriguez Labastida

Roberto Rodriguez Labastida is a senior research analyst with Navigant Research, contributing to the Utility Transormations program. He leads the DER Strategies research service and has more than 10 years of experience as a strategy and economics consultant in the energy sector.

Rodriguez Labastida’s extensive experience includes leading consultancy projects for top banks, private equity, project developers, oil companies, utilities, and industrial players on investment strategy, asset valuations, market research, and technology deployment. Prior to joining Navigant Research, he spent eight years with Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF). Fluent in Spanish and English, Rodriguez Labastida holds a BS in electrical engineering from the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico and an MSc in technology management from the University Of Surrey (UK).

Recent Reports

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  • Distributed Renewables Aggregation Strategies in VPPs

    With the decline of feed-in tariffs and net metering, distributed renewables providers need to explore new ways to provide value through these installations. While the costs of solar and wind installations have fallen sharply in the last decade and can be significantly cheaper than sourcing electricity from the grid, their variabili...

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  • Global DER Deployment Forecast Database

    Distributed Renewables, Fuel Cells, Generator Sets, Energy Storage, Microgrids, EV Charging, Demand Response, and Energy Efficiency:

    During the last few years, the consolidation of distributed energy resources (DER) has represented a significant component of the energy market. Initially, DER was used at the fringe of the market, where conventional power was difficult and expensive to provide. However, technology advances, business model innovation, changing regu...

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  • Demand Response for Renewables Integration

    DRRI Market Drivers and Barriers, Case Studies, and Global Market Forecasts

    Small amounts of intermittent renewable generation like solar and wind power have almost no measurable effect on overall system stability. Yet, anticipating the degree to which generation goes up and down rapidly—called ramp events—is critical to supporting grid stability in a cost-effective manner when penetration exceeds 10%-1...

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  • UK Smart Cities Index 2017

    Assessment of Strategy and Execution for the UK’s Leading Smart Cities

    Since the last UK Smart Cities Index report was published in 2016, a series of global and local political changes have been reshaping the political and economic landscape in ways yet to be clear. This has only increased the focus on the role cities play in addressing some of the biggest challenges facing the UK. In parallel, the mom...

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Recent Blog Posts

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  • China Seizing Leadership in Global Solar

    February 8, 2018

    In November 2017, I wrote about the surging Chinese solar market. On January 2018, China’s National Energy Administration (NEA) confirmed this trend when it announced that 52.8 GW of solar were installed in 2017. To put this into perspective, this is more than the cumulative solar installed capacity in the US at the end of 2017. A...

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  • When It Comes to New US Solar Tariffs, the Sky Is Not Falling

    January 25, 2018

    On January 22, 2018, President Trump announced the rates applied to solar modules and cells that resulted from the Section 201 trade case. Modules and cells have a tariff rate of 30% in 2018, to decline 5% in each of the 3 subsequent years, then stay at 15% from 2021. These are just below what the US International Trade Commission (...

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  • DER Developments Challenge Incumbent Grid Operating Models

    December 27, 2017

    Net metering has been a key driver for the deployment of solar PV distributed generation in the US. The simplicity of net metering—merely deducting the electricity generated during a year from the total electricity consumed, with no regard to the time when these two activities occurred—is easy for customers to understand. It sim...

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  • Is DER Taking Off in China?

    November 7, 2017

    Last month, the Chinese Photovoltaic Industry Association announced that the country had installed a whopping 24.4 GW of new capacity in the first half of 2017. That China broke its previous year’s record once again makes the announcement news in itself. What is interesting, however, is not the final figure, but how China reached ...

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Recent Press Releases

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