Planning for More Distributed Energy Resources on the Grid

Distributed Energy Resources (DER) such as renewable energy, energy efficiency, battery storage and demand response are now increasingly competitive economically, and these technologies offer great opportunity to transform our electric power system. However, there is a larger concern shared by some that the grid could become unreliable if local DER provides too much peak power. With the electricity grid rapidly moving to a more distributed model, this paper defines what it takes to start planning…