Multi-use Distributed Energy Resources in Wholesale & Retail Markets
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Multi-use Distributed Energy Resources in Wholesale & Retail Markets

  • Pros and cons of different approaches to the challenge of multi-use DERs
  • A framework to ensure correct counting of multi-use DERs
  • Coordination challenges associated with the planning, operation, and settlement of multi-use DERs participating in both retail and wholesale markets

When Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) are multi-use, they can pose challenges for accounting, operational control, and system planning challenges at the retail/distribution and wholesale/transmission levels.

A multi-use DER- can provide services to multiple stakeholders across power domains.

Download this report to learn the pros and cons of different approaches to enabling multi-use DERs in the near-term future.

This paper also provides a line of inquiry for Independent System Operators (ISOs) and Regional Transmission Operators (RTOs), regulators, distribution utilities, and developers to consider when crafting policies and processes that efficiently integrate DERs across wholesale and retail domains. The need for this exploration is in part due to FERC Order 841, which is driving multi-use DER adoption.

Multi-use Distributed Energy Resources in Wholesale & Retail Markets