Decentralised energy: What impact on the grid?
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.