According to the Solar Energy Industries Association, 94 percent of Democrats, 89 percent of Independents, and 75 percent of Republicans support solar energy. As solar power generation increases, utilities are faced with the challenge of a duck-shaped load curve requiring steep afternoon ramping. At the EUCI workshop entitled “Utility 2.0,” Jim Lazar demonstrated how simple strategies can help align loads and resources to make the load curve easier to serve. Highlighting three of the ten strategies outlined in the paper “Teaching the Duck to Fly,” Mr. Lazar recommends leveraging grid-interactive residential water heaters, harnessing ice and chilled water storage from industrial air conditioning, as well as concentrating utility prices into the ramping hours to create smart rates that reduce peak load, total system costs, and customer bills. Utilizing existing technology, these strategies help flatten the load curve, allowing the “duck to fly.”