Rolling Out Smart Inverters: Assessing Utility Strategies and Approaches
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Rolling Out Smart Inverters: Assessing Utility Strategies and Approaches

  • Smart inverter benefits
  • Key findings from four utility smart inverter rollout programs
  • Importance of smart inverters for more concentrated distributed solar deployment

Planning Smart Inverters Adoption

Inverters with grid support functionality offer utilities new options to operate existing distribution grids through the direct use of distributed PV and, where applicable, energy storage. Because inverters are a core component of every interconnected PV system, these additional capabilities enhance existing assets and enable an improved grid “handshake.”

What’s in the Report?

This white paper, a collaboration between the Smart Electric Power Alliance* (SEPA) and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), explores leading-edge utility smart inverter adoption strategies. It also examines the underlying rationales and value propositions to identify new concepts and business approaches that industry peers may consider when developing their own smart inverter deployment plans.

*formerly Solar Electric Power Association

Rolling Out Smart Inverters: Assessing Utility Strategies and Approaches

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