5 States Blazing the Trail for Integrating Distributed Energy Resources

By [email protected] Distributed energy resources (DERs) is an expansive term, including everything from backup generators to microgrids.

In some states with 100 percent clean energy mandates, like California and Hawaii, the focus is on solar — lots and lots of it — and the tools needed to integrate this massive new grid edge resource.

Batteries are another important tool in the kit, but so are air conditioners, water heaters, refrigerators, pumps, and other behind-the-meter flexible loads — not to mention electric vehicles.

Distribution utilities are going to need all of these DERs to manage the paradigm shift to come as renewables grow to a

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