Spending on integrated DERs to grow by a factor of ten


Spending on integrated distributed energy resources will increase by more than ten times to reach $4.8 billion by 2028, according to a new study published by Navigant Research.

Brett Feldman, a research analyst with Navigant, said: “The rising penetration of renewable energy resources is making the load flexibility provided by IDER increasingly valuable.

“Financial and regulatory drivers, like renewables balancing grid services, deferred capital cost, and governmental mandates, are pushing utilities and energy suppliers to explore and implement IDER.”

Integrated distributed energy resources programmes are being deployed as part of energy efficiency, demand response, distributed generation, energy storage and electric vehicles mechanisms.

Several market barriers that need to be addressed to allow IDER to graduate from pilots to larger-scale deployment include DER performance measurement, regulatory rules that do not allow for DER, DER communication and interoperability, a separation of demand-side management (DSM) programmes, and different vendors and financing mechanisms for different DER.

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