Distributed Energy Resources
A cornerstone shift in the future energy system is the anticipated proliferation of distributed energy sources located in homes, communities and elsewhere throughout the grid footprint. What is commonly referred to as Distributed Energy Resources (DER) is an important consideration for Smart Grid; in fact, some consider enabling DER is at the core of the Smart Grid objective. By definition, DER includes traditional and renewable generation as well as small to large scale energy storage of different types.
Throughout GridWeek, speakers will be addressing the subject of DER in the wider context of the future of energy and the implementation of Smart Grid from international-focused discussions on Monday, to the future role of DER in Tuesday’s discussion on Looking Forward. DER will also be included in the Wednesday’s discussion of Strategic Solutions and a status check will be included in Thursday’s State of Deployment sessions.