NewEnergyNews: ORIGINAL REPORTING: The Essential But Elusive Locational Value Of DER


Gleanings from the web and the world, condensed for convenience, illustrated for enlightenment, arranged for impact...

While the OFFICE of President remains in highest regard at NewEnergyNews, this administration's position on climate change makes it impossible to regard THIS president with respect. Below is the NewEnergyNews theme song until 2020.

The challenge now: To make every day Earth Day.


  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-Record Numbers In Student Climate Crisis Strike
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-Access To Electricity And New Energy Are Growing
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-China Accelerates New Energy Move


  • TTTA Thursday-High Water Rising
  • TTTA Thursday-Climate Crisis Driving New Energy Boom

  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: California utilities prep nation's biggest time-of-use rate roll out
  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: PacifiCorp and other analyses point to more coal shutdowns as replacement demands rise

  • TODAY’S STUDY: Disappearing Species – The Numbers
  • QUICK NEWS, May 21: Extinction And The Climate Crisis; Tomorrow’s Solar Today

  • TODAY’S STUDY: World Wind Now
  • QUICK NEWS, May 20: Designers On The Climate Crisis; The Secret To More New Energy
  • --------------------------


    Founding Editor Herman K. Trabish



    Some details about NewEnergyNews and the man behind the curtain: Herman K. Trabish, Agua Dulce, CA., Doctor with my hands, Writer with my head, Student of New Energy and Human Experience with my heart




      A tip of the NewEnergyNews cap to Phillip Garcia for crucial assistance in the design implementation of this site. Thanks, Phillip.


    Pay a visit to the HARRY BOYKOFF page at Basketball Reference, sponsored by NewEnergyNews and Oil In Their Blood.

  • ---------------
  • WEEKEND VIDEOS, May 25-26:

  • Bill Maher Talks Climate Crisis Economics
  • Denier Transformed
  • The New Nuclear Question

    Wednesday, May 08, 2019

    ORIGINAL REPORTING: The Essential But Elusive Locational Value Of DER

    Locational value of DER is essential to grid planning. So why hasn't anyone found it? Policymakers want to identify the precise value of DER to their power systems, but the system may be changing too fast to make that possible right now.

    Herman K. Trabish, Nov. 13, 2018 (Utility Dive)

    Editor’s note: The search for a way to broadly value DER’s by location continues.

    Accurately compensating all the values of generation and services provided by distributed energy resources (DER) is fundamental to utility planning and to the customer value proposition. To determine those values more precisely, policymakers are focusing on when and where DER deliver. There has been progress on the "when" and pilots are beginning to prove the potential of time varying rates. Progress on the "where" has been slower, but is now an emerging focus of policymakers. Work on DER locational value — previously limited to New York and California — is spreading. But it faces a challenge. The conditions of the distribution grid change quickly, Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) Director of Grid Planning, Grid Integration and Innovation Mark Esguerra told Utility Dive. That makes developing locational value challenging because the value of a location may change based on the grid's load demand.

    As distribution system planning and solar compensation policy efforts merge in grid modernization work, attention to locational value is growing, , according to the Q3 2018 solar policy quarterly from the North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC). Pilots of DER as a non-wires alternative (NWA) to distribution system infrastructure upgrades are appearing and solicitations are emerging. Locational value is essential to grid planning so that utilities can use cost-effectively sited DER to defer capital expenditures for distribution system upgrades. Locational value is also expected to be an essential component in a successor DER compensation tariff that can replace retail rate net energy metering (NEM). But a way to precisely calculate locational value has not been found, and some say an estimated value may be more effective… click here for more


    Post a Comment

    << Home