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DERs


Technology Solutions Can Lower Costs, Boost Revenue for Utilities

One of the biggest challenges facing utility companies is the need to reduce costs and operational risks while maximizing revenue. Utility projects in the power generation space are undergoing rapid…


DOE Envisions Future Grid's Transformation into a ‘Network’

The grid must accommodate more inverter-based generation and adequately handle the bi-directional flow of electricity, but it must also apply alternative grid configurations and coordinate planning and operations across multiple…


DER Orchestration Helps Utilities with Challenges of Grid, Decarbonization

Renewable energy and distributed energy resources (DERs), including solar and wind, electric vehicles (EVs), battery storage, heat pumps, and new types of controllable load devices, may well prove to be…


A Brave New World of Reliability: ELCC, EIMs, and DERs

Market forces and government policy are driving clean energy deployment across the U.S. at a level that could impact reliability if not carefully implemented. State regulators, independent system operators (ISOs),…


Not Always Plug and Play—Challenges Utilities Face Managing DERs on Their Grids

The proliferation of renewable energy is necessary for communities and countries to meet their goals of reducing carbon emissions, but it also presents new challenges for those managing power distribution.…