DERs are owned by customers and the utility has little control or visibility into its operation. It is a large capital expense for the customer to install and a significant operating expense.
Goals and Objectives
Utility-run DER that can be used to augment the grid for reliability and power quality. Customer only pays a tariff based on needed quality and reliability. Saves customers significant capital expenditures and provides an ancillary generating source to help manage the grid. Improves customer service scores
Smart meters, smart grid components, grid analytics, customer information systems, GIS, social, and cognitive
Use Case Summary
Utility takes over DER operation as a service for delivering reliability and power quality