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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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  • Preparing for New DER-Driven Opportunities in the Chinese C&I Energy Market

    The Chinese energy market has experienced significant changes since 2015. These changes are driving the creation of new wholesale energy and retail choice markets at the commercial and industrial (C&I) customer level in China. Simultaneously, the Chinese government is looking for ways to continue deploying renewables more effici...

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  • Transactive Energy Markets

    Monetizing DER for the Commercial and Industrial, Residential,

    Many people are already well aware of transactive energy (TE) and flexibility since they have been topics of discussion for the past decade. However, recent developments have brought about a rash of TE trials since 2016. One significant driver is the development of blockchain. In addition, the TE value chain is more customer-centric...

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  • Off-Grid DER Innovations

    Commercial and Industrial, Residential, and Personal/Untethered

    The off-grid distributed energy resources (DER) market began developing in the 1990s, well before the grid-connected DER sector existed. It was the main driver for the early development of most DER technologies, such as energy storage systems (ESSs) and solar PV. However, until the last 2 or 3 years, its growth was dependent on oppo...

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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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Recent Blog Posts

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  • California’s Energy Code Update Benefits Some More Than Others

    May 22, 2018

    In a move to reduce energy use by more than 50%, the California Energy Commission (CEC) voted on May 9 to support on a series of reforms designed to require that new homes comply with standards of self-sufficiency. This includes requiring solar—a first globally. Green Vision Is 2020 The new requirement will take effect on January ...

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  • Google Has Reached 100% Renewable Energy, so I’m Issuing a New Challenge

    April 19, 2018

    As consumers press companies to be more conscious of their environmental impact and sustainability, corporate procurement of renewable energy has gained momentum around the world. Some 130 companies have signed the RE100 pledge to make their operations run on 100% renewable energy. One of the companies that started this trend was Go...

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  • Sunrun, Vivint Solar: One Step Back, Many Steps Forward

    April 3, 2018

    Last year, I spent a lot of time writing about the issues affecting the US solar industry, from the potential threat of import tariffs, to residential market shift away from third-party ownership through leases and the industry’s difficulties lowering customer acquisition costs. Early March 2018, Sunrun and Vivint Solar released t...

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  • America Movil Enters the Residential Solar Market

    March 20, 2018

    On February 26, Mexico-based America Movil, one of the world’s largest telecom companies, announced the launch of a solar product in Mexico, becoming the first leading telecom company to fully embrace distributed energy resources (DER). America Movil currently serves 363.5 million access lines, including 280.6 million mobile subs...

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Recent Press Releases

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