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Beyond the Meter: Addressing the Locational Valuation Challenge for Distributed Energy Resources

Research or Whitepaper
@National   
2016
This report, “Addressing the Locational Valuation Challenge for Distributed Energy Resources,” the second in the Beyond the Meter series, focuses on evaluating distributed energy resources (DERs) as grid assets. Several utility-led projects now underway are testing DERs—or as some call them, “non-wires alternatives”—as an option preferable to investments in traditional assets for capacity expansion, upgrade, or renewal. Many thought leaders and industry experts have mapped the stream of potential benefits and provided the initial foundational frameworks to identify opportunities where DERs could serve as preferable non-wires alternatives.