Nexant Webinar Presents New Methodology For Valuing DERs

Oct 5, 2016

San Francisco, CANexant, a leading provider of energy software  and services for utilities, today announced its webinar on “Addressing the Locational Valuation Challenge for Distributed Energy Resources” on Tuesday, Oct 11, 2016 at 10:00 am PDT. The webinar will present information derived from a report in The Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) Beyond the Meter series, focusing on program strategy and planning for distributed energy resources (DERs).

The Webinar is free to attend and will be hosted Tuesday, Oct 11, 2016 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PDT

Webinar Highlights will include:

●Utility managers asked to integrate DERs into distribution system planning need a way to compare DERs to more traditional distribution resources. However, approaches that seek to boil DER value down to a single benefit-cost ratio or average value per kilowatt-hour are overlooking the differences in temporal and locational characteristics inherent in DERs.

●A metric applicable across various DER technologies allows for the capacity deferral value provided by various DERs to be stacked and combined.

●Four factors help identify when and where DERs have the potential to provide the most distribution deferral value: excess capacity, projected load growth, load shape attributes, and the timing, duration, and magnitude of need.

●The proposed Load Carrying Capacity Factor (LCCF) is a measure that captures the ability of a given DER to provide effective locational capacity, when and where it is needed.

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Download the report - Addressing the Locational Valuation Challenge for Distributed Energy Resource

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