Decentralised energy: What impact on the grid?
As the grid edge becomes more dynamic with on-premises energy storage and generation, we need new ways of managing the grid whilst moving towards a 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' energy 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.
Get involved and ask the experts
During our webinar presentations on decentralised energy and its impact on the grid, you will have the chance to ask your questions to our experts.
Here is your chance to share your opinions with your peers and most importantly understand the fundamental impact to your business and the transformation opportunities.