Vision and Values

EC-MAP envisions an energy future where digital technologies drive greater transparency, fair competition, and consumer choice—and where policy enables innovation instead of creating market barriers.

EC-MAP represents pragmatism rooted in free market principles. We value competitive markets and freedom to innovate, and we support solutions that enable consumers—including large industrials, businesses of all sizes, and individuals—to have autonomy over their energy, environmental, and sustainability choices.

Role of Policy and Government

The era of energy digitalization requires policymakers and regulators to embrace a new way of thinking about energy governance focused on removing barriers to facilitate new markets, enable new forms of transactions, and empower consumers. If government is to remain relevant, policymakers and regulators must align energy policy to enable competitive markets designed to accelerate innovation, achieve greater sustainability, and optimize benefits to consumers.

We believe government should support broad open data sets that enable more competition in the energy system and more transparency of energy services and products. Tensions between emerging data and innovations and existing energy and environmental laws are putting pressure on traditional boundaries of state, federal, and even global governance. Policymakers can resolve these tensions by aligning the role of government with the following principles:

The era of energy digitalization offers new opportunities to channel consumer behavior into clear market signals. These signals can unlock capital, connect consumers to markets, and accelerate deployment of energy technologies—all without top-down, government-driven interventions. Today, market signals are limited by outdated government programs and statutes. That's why EC-MAP is working to align public policy with a digital energy future.
Facilitator of Fair, Open and Transparent (Digital and Energy) Markets:
  • Emphasis on energy market design elements to enable innovation, along with transparent compensatory structures for energy services provided to the electricity grid and transportation infrastructure network.
  • Emphasis on determining access to data collected and commoditized in digital markets and how it is shared and utilized for regulatory compliance purposes.
Strategic Risk Manager Of New Threats and Vulnerabilities for the Digital Age:
  • Heightened emphasis on updating policies and protocols affecting critical infrastructure designations, resilience efforts, and surveying new cyber, physical, and severe weather-related threats.

We know that we don’t have all the answers. Some policy barriers may seem insurmountable, but technology solutions are also advancing at an unprecedented pace. Policy can and should better align energy consumers and markets through innovation.

EC-MAP will work with incumbent stakeholders, new stakeholders, policymakers—and you—to build a roadmap to get there. We hope you will join us in accelerating this new era of energy digitalization.

EC-MAP Leadership

EC-MAP will be guided by a Board of Strategic Policy and Digital Advisors. This Board will help to provide leadership and direction on strategy, program development, and activities under the Transportation, Power, and Industrial/Commodities work streams and will seek to align efforts with emerging digital technologies and opportunities.

This effort will be facilitated in collaboration with the Keystone Policy Center, an independent non-profit founded in 1975 to drive actionable, shared solutions to contentious policy issues.