Report Examines the Role of Distributed Energy Resources in Today's Grid Transition

Sept. 18, 2018

Electricity grids across the nation are rapidly transitioning, and the increased adoption of distributed energy resources is a contributing factor. As utilities and industry experts work to incorporate distributed energy resources into the electric system, experts ask, "Do distributed energy resources complement or frustrate this grid transition?" A new report, authored by GridLab and Gridworks in collaboration with Utah Clean Energy and funded through a DOE Solar Market Pathways grant, explores the capabilities of distributed energy resources, with emphasis on how these capabilities complement the integration of utility-scale renewable development while providing unique grid services, such as flexibility. Learn more about distributed wind and its contribution to the nation's energy supply at DOE's recently published 2017 Distributed Wind Market Report and at the WINDExchange website.