Integrating distributed energy resources and the grid

We are in the middle of a global energy transition driven by innovations in connected technologies, real-time data and decentralised energy systems that are allowing consumers to transform the way they use and participate in the energy economy.

As we move from a centralised energy system to a distributed generation system, the grid edge is not an end point but rather the fundamental interface layer of unregulated and dynamic edge devices.

The grid is becoming more and more like the internet; interconnected and multi-directional, and our analysis has identified three key impact areas of distributed energy resources on the grid edge:

Engerati and our industry experts share their work and knowledge on each of these impact areas through in-depth analysis, guest presentations, case studies and articles showing how they interplay and fit together.

In the energy webinar, find out why George Simons, Director of Consulting & Analysis at Itron, says that "storage doesn't always perform as expected".

And hear from Luisa Matos, Innovation and Product Director at Virtual Power Solutions (VPS) on how demand can be managed as an energy asset.

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Live Webinars

Decentralised energy: What impact on the grid?

Broadcast Date: Thu 06 Apr 13:00 UTC


Behind the meter renewables, behind the meter storage and grid optimisation and balancing - what impact is decentralised energy having on the grid? Engerati analysts and industry experts join in this live energy webinar to share their view of the grid edge.


  • George Simons

    Director of Consulting & Analysis
  • Luisa Matos

    Innovation and Product Director
  • Vince Martinelli

    Vice President of Marketing and Product Management


As the grid edge becomes more dynamic with on-premises energy storage and generation, we need to move towards a grid platform that delivers new capabilities and value.

We have identified three key impact areas of distributed energy resources (DERs) on the grid edge and have invited top experts to share their knowledge and use cases in each area:

Impact 1: Behind the meter renewables

More distributed solar has been deployed in the past 2.5 years than in the previous 50 years, and GTM Research is forecasting another doubling over the next two years. With all of this additional capacity comes the increasing need for integration with the grid and a clearer view behind the meter.

Impact 2: Behind the meter storage

The market for behind the meter storage has recently been reported to be growing by 15 times year on year. Storage resources can help provide grid flexibility as they either draw power from or send power to the grid and provide grid services that help to balance the system of distributed generation.

Impact 3: Dynamic grid optimisation and balancing

These resources are dispersed in the grid and grid operators have little visibility and control over them. Integrating DERs offers the opportunity to monitor, manage and balance these distributed assets to adjust to the ever-changing conditions of the grid.

Hear from the experts

During our webinar presentations on decentralised energy, find out why George Simons, Director of Consulting & Analysis at Itron, says that "storage doesn't always perform as expected".

And hear from Luisa Matos, Innovation and Product Director at Virtual Power Solutions (VPS) on how demand can be managed as an energy asset.



Webinar Speakers

George Simons

Director of Consulting & Analysis

Luisa Matos

Innovation and Product Director

Vince Martinelli

Vice President of Marketing and Product Management

White Papers

Applications of Energy Storage in Distribution
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Case Studies

Current Status, Role and Costs of Energy Storage Technologies
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European Regulatory and Market Framework for Electricity Storage Infrastructure
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