Will Distributed Energy Resources Change How Electricity is Delivered? Working at the Edge of the Grid

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Source:
Det Norkse Veritas (DNV)
Authors:
Rick Fioravanti
Nicholas Abi-Samra
Date:
1 January 2013

As distributed energy resource technologies proliferate on the grid, resulting changes to the grid will make it more efficient and reliable, and will provide end users with the opportunity to more proactively use energy and reduce the cost of services. This paper summarizes the trends driving the evolution of the electricity grid, the impact those changes will have on the system and steps that stakeholders can take to capitalize on the transformation to ensure future growth.