Understanding the locational value of distributed energy resources supports utility solutions that can save costs, strengthen customer relationships, and enhance program cost-effectiveness. In this paper, ICF presents our efficient approach to determining locational value, as well as a case study of how we used our analysis to find higher distribution avoided costs for one utility. We show how these kinds of findings can be leveraged into creating more cost-effective utility programs, targeting efforts to locations with the greatest grid benefit, and ultimately delivering more value both to utilities and customers.
Turning Locational Value into Real DollarsDownload
May 10, 2017
By Matt Robison, David Pickles, Steve Fine, and Kevin Duffy
Senior Vice President
Distributed Energy Resources