Maximizing Distributed Energy Resource Value Through Grid Modernization
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Maximizing Distributed Energy Resource Value Through Grid Modernization

  • Benefits of grid investments that drive full DER integration
  • Grid modernization benefit-cost and least-cost, best-fit analyses
  • Grid modernization technologies to maximize DER value

Grid-integrated distributed energy resources (DER) can support a resilient, low-carbon power system. However, leveraging DER effectively in a modernized grid means improving grid operator visibility and control, in addition to supporting emerging energy services.

As DER becomes more prevalent, real-time communication and orchestration will be necessary to maximize customer benefits and minimize energy system impacts. Before a grid operator can invest in modernizing the grid, it must demonstrate the value or cost-effectiveness of these investments to a regulator or governing body.

Download this report to learn how several core components of grid modernization can serve as the foundation of a future power system with widespread DER. You’ll also learn how regulators are increasingly using new approaches to evaluate DER-related investments.

Maximizing Distributed Energy Resource Value Through Grid Modernization