NewEnergyNews: ORIGINAL REPORTING: Getting The Value Of Distributed Resources Right

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YESTERDAY

  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-Climate Change Is Driving People Nuts
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-China Leading The Global Wind Boom
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-Harvesting The Riches Of Africa’s Deserts
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  • THE DAY BEFORE

    THINGS-TO-THINK-ABOUT THURSDAY, April 27:

  • TTTA Thursday-Inside The White House Fight On Climate
  • TTTA Thursday-New Energy Is The Jobs Engine
  • TTTA Thursday-Wind Industry Boom Getting Bigger
  • TTTA Thursday-Funding Better Transportation
  • THE DAY BEFORE THE DAY BEFORE

  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: Mixed-ownership models spur utility investment in microgrids
  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: How the wind industry can continue its boom into the 2020s
  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: Rhode Island targets a common perspective on DER values
  • THE DAY BEFORE THAT

  • TODAY’S STUDY: The Way To Grow EVs
  • QUICK NEWS, April 25: Private Sector Takes Over The Climate Fight; How Sea Level Rise Would Change The Map; Wind Jobs Top 100,000 As Wind Energy Booms
  • AND THE DAY BEFORE THAT

  • TODAY’S STUDY: The Risk Of Natural Gas Vs. The Risk Of Wind
  • QUICK NEWS, April 24: The Health Impacts Of Climate Change; New Energy Is Everywhere; Study Shows LA Does Not Need Aliso Canyon
  • THE LAST DAY UP HERE

  • Weekend Video: How To Win Friends For New Energy
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  • Weekend Video: Wind And The Economy
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  • Another Tipping Point: US Coal Supply Decline So Real Even West Virginia Concurs (REPORT), November 26, 2013
  • SOLAR FOR ME BUT NOT FOR THEE ~ Xcel's Push to Undermine Rooftop Solar, September 20, 2013
  • NEW BILLS AND NEW BIRDS in Colorado's recent session, May 20, 2013
  • Lies, damned lies and politicians (October 8, 2012)
  • Colorado's Elegant Solution to Fracking (April 23, 2012)
  • Shale Gas: From Geologic Bubble to Economic Bubble (March 15, 2012)
  • Taken for granted no more (February 5, 2012)
  • The Republican clown car circus (January 6, 2012)
  • Twenty-Somethings of Colorado With Skin in the Game (November 22, 2011)
  • Occupy, Xcel, and the Mother of All Cliffs (October 31, 2011)
  • Boulder Can Own Its Power With Distributed Generation (June 7, 2011)
  • The Plunging Cost of Renewables and Boulder's Energy Future (April 19, 2011)
  • Paddling Down the River Denial (January 12, 2011)
  • The Fox (News) That Jumped the Shark (December 16, 2010)
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  • Finding Common Ground
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  • The Promise Of Robot Cars

    Wednesday, March 15, 2017

    ORIGINAL REPORTING: Getting The Value Of Distributed Resources Right

    Come together? DER aggregation sparks more confusion than consensus in power sector; Utilities and DER providers have divergent opinions on how the aggregation of distributed resources will develop

    Herman K. Trabish, July 7, 2016 (Utility Dive)

    Editor’s note: The push to get DER valuation and grid management right is expected to be resolved over the next 3 years to 5 years.

    Considered fringe technologies less than a decade ago, wind and solar energy are steadily becoming competitive with traditional generation, making them an increasingly attractive investment for power providers, even when compared with natural gas. But as quickly as that revolution in the power system became commonplace, another is picking up steam. The next big change, already in the works and raising urgent questions, is the aggregation of distributed energy resources (DERs) into a reliable grid resource. The growth of distributed generation is expected to top that of new central-station plants worldwide after 2018, according to a recent Navigant Consulting report.

    Providers say it is time to remove the obstacles to using software-managed fleets of distributed resources like rooftop solar and behind-the-meter battery storage to meet grid needs, just as a traditional generator would. Already, some pilot programs are underway in states like New York, California and Hawaii. With power sector leaders and regulators all working to form new market rules for the distributed energy future, a recent report of industry insiders from GTM Squared sheds light on four key areas of concern that need to be answered before aggregated DERs can become a broadly marketable product: The real value of DERs in electricity markets; Whether DERs managed by third parties present a threat to electric reliability; If and how utilities and build a new business model by competing in the DER marketplace; Whether third-party providers or utilities are better positioned to aggregate and market DER… click here for more

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