Megawatts Connected or Megawatts Delivered:
Distributed energy resources — DERs — are a rapidly growing reality. And in a DER-rich world, it's important to engage with customers in a way that best manages the grid and to select a business model that makes sense financially while also providing the requisite reliability and flexibility.
Indeed, a utility’s purchase and delivery models for DERMS and VPP solutions are critical steps in ensuring long-term success operationally, as well as financially. To this end, utility leaders should consider two approaches in bringing these solutions into the organization:
Megawatts connected, or technology acquired via a performance-based contract
Megawatts delivered, a newer option that many utilities are considering
In this paper, you'll learn what you need to know to make the right decisions.