Distributed Energy Resources, Energy Storage, Microgrids - April 29, 2019
SED research projects rapid growth in distributed energy technology deployment
Microgrids, energy storage, fuel cells, EV charging infrastructure and onsite solar are slated for dramatic growth, according to results of the inaugural State of Distributed Energy Resource Deployment Study, conducted by Smart Energy Decisions. This landmark study explores plans, drivers and perceived obstacles for deployment of behind-the-meter technologies by large electric power users.
Survey respondents include 100+ large electric power users at commercial, industrial, higher education, and government organizations who have already or are considering the deployment of DERs. Smart Energy Decisions Founder and Editorial Director, John Failla said: “We’re excited to bring the first research-based insights on the state of DER deployment by large electric power users to the industry”.
DER technology categories featured in the survey include:
- Onsite solar
- Electric vehicle charging infrastructure
- Energy storage
- Demand response
- Fuel cells
- Natural gas generators
In addition to delivering insights on distributed energy technologies currently used and being considered, the study explores deployment models currently used and being considered for future deployment of DERs; drivers and challenges to deployment; how GHG reduction and RE targets affect use of DERs; internal approvals needed for deployment and more
A deep dive into these and other results from the groundbreaking State of Distributed Energy Resource Deployment Study will be presented at the upcoming Distributed Energy Forum, June 24-26, 2019 in Denver. The Forum will offer an opportunity for energy, sustainability, and facility management professionals at all levels of experience to learn best practices in deploying these behind-the-meter resources. Attendance is limited to qualified energy, sustainability, and facility management executives and supplier sponsors. To learn more and request an invitation, visit the Distributed Energy Forum website.