Gabe received a 2019 Midwest Energy News’ 40 Under 40 Award, highlighting emerging leaders throughout the region and their work in America’s transition to a clean energy economy.
A report was released by the consulting group Cadmus titled “Tariffed On-Bill Financing Feasibility: Assessment of Innovative Financing Structures for Minnesota.” The report was prepared for the Energy Transition Lab at the University of Minnesota and Gabe served on the advisory committee for the report. Read the report here: http://energytransition.umn.edu/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Minnesota-TOB-Financing-FINAL_AH-1.pdf
Gabe participated in a meeting of the RE-AMP Network and the Energy Transition Lab, “Translating Across Boundaries: A Convening of Academics and Advocates on Climate Change” in St. Paul, MN.
Gabe, Matt Grimley, and Nick Stumo-Langer attended the Community Solar Power Summit hosted by the Coalition for Community Solar Access (CCSA) and powered by the Solar Energy Industry Association (SEIA) and the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) in Philadelphia, PA. Gabe presented at the 2nd day opening session on Achieving Community Solar at Scale and moderated a session on Market Roundup: The Early Birds - Colorado and Minnesota.
Lab collaborators at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory released a dataset of community solar projects across the country. Lab members, Matt Grimley, Lindsey Forsberg, Kristen Peterson, and Matt Jones helped collect this data. The dataset is available for download at: https://data.nrel.gov/submissions/114
Gabe presented on China’s energy system on the panel on “Around the World in 70 Minutes” at the conference at UMN Institute on the Environment’s conference on Pathways to Minnesota’s Clean Energy Future: Case Studies from Global to Local.
Gabe participated in the Energy Justice Workshop hosted at the Indiana University’s O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs in Bloomington, IN.
Gabe Chan and Lab collaborator Gilbert Michaud presented at Energy and Society in Transition, the 2nd International Conference on Energy Research and Social Science in Tempe, AZ. Gabe and Gilbert presented on their paper with Jacob Herbers, “Public participation in green pricing: Motivating cooperative utility members.”
Gabe participated in the week-long Energy Innovation Boot Camp for Early Career Scholars hosted by the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation in Washington, D.C.
Gabe was an invited participant in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Energy Technologies Office Community Solar Workshop.
Gabe presented on Issue Linkage in the Climate Regime: Gender Policies in Climate Finance as part of the Diversity Through the Disciplines Symposium hosted by the UMN Institute for Diversity, Equity, and Advocacy (IDEA).
Gabe Chan provided testimony on the ratepayer impact of Minnesota’s community solar program, focusing on the ratepayer impact of the program.
Gabe provided testimony in the Minnesota House of Representatives in regard to bill HR 2625, invited by Rep. Long (DFL-61B) and in the Minnesota Senate in regard to bill S.F. 1891, invited by Sen. Senjem (R-25). Audio of Gabe’s testimony in the House is available here (beginning at 1:42), and audio of Gabe’s testimony in the Senate is available here (beginning at 0:58). Written testimony for the bills is available at: https://chan-lab.umn.edu/ratepayer-impact-of-xcels-community-solar-program
Gabe was a presenter at the Energy Comedy Night hosted by the Theater of Public Policy and Community Power. Stand-up comedians performed their interpretation of panelists’ explanations of integrated resource planning.
The Chan Lab, the Clean Energy Resource Teams, the Great Plains Institute, and the Energy Transition Lab hosted over 35 leaders of municipal and cooperative utilities in Minnesota to engage in a dialogue on distributed energy resources, following the release of the Lab’s report, “Barriers and Opportunities for Distributed Energy Resources in Minnesota’s Municipal Utilities and Electric Cooperatives.”
Gabe Chan served as a witness during the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission meeting on the Community Solar Garden program (agenda item #11)
Video of the hearing is available at: http://minnesotapuc.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=2&clip_id=837
Gabe Chan and lab members Liz Arnold and Jane O’Malley participated in the UMN Global Convergence Lab studying energy transition in Puerto Rico this January. Read about their experience at www.umnconvergencepuertorico.org.
Gabe was named a McKnight Land-Grant Professor in the 2019-2021 cohort. The goal of the McKnight Land-Grant Professorship Program is to advance the careers of new assistant professors at a crucial point in their professional lives.