PLMA announces the publication of The Future of Distributed Energy ResourcesPosted for PLMA (Peak Load Management Alliance)
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- April 27, 2019
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A PLMA Practitioner PerspectivesTM Compendium
Where do today's load management activities - including demand response , energy efficiency, and renewable energy programs - fit in a distributed energy resource (DER) future of non-wires alternatives, storage and more? This compendium details eight industry initiatives where leading utilities are partnering with their customers and allies to demonstrate the path to a more integrated approach to DERs.
The initiatives detailed in this Compendium are:
Defined as those utilities taking bold steps to leapfrog pilots/technology straight to integrative planning and procuring, and change management.
- Hawaiian Electric's Integrated Grid Planning, Hawaiian Electric Company
- Distributed Resource & Flexible Load Study, Portland General Electric and Navigant
- Integrating DER planning, Research and Program Development, Tacoma Power
“DR Plus” Category
Defined as customer-sited assets (with or without involvement of an aggregator) to monetize DER operations for utility/grid benefits to a growing spectrum of network problems.
- Deriving New Wholesale Market Revenue Opportunities and Maximizing Customer Utility Savings with Behind-the-Meter Distributed Energy Resources, Center for Sustainable Energy, Tesla, Conectric Networks, and Olivine
- Expanding National Grid’s ConnectedSolutions program to Include Energy Storage, Sunrun, EnergyHub, and National Grid
Defined as customer-sited assets that have great degrees of flexibility and opportunity for monetization.
- Microgrid Enables Military Facility to Participate in Utility Services, Eaton
- Energy Storage and Microgrid Performance in Non-Wires Solutions and Other Demand Management Programs, Enel X
- First Movers in DER in Colombia, U.S. Energy Association
This Compendium's primary audience is senior utility executives with DER responsibilities, but the publication is made available for free to all who are interested. These articles were peer-reviewed by PLMA Thought Leadership Planning Group and PLMA DER Integration Group members.
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