AUTHOR: Glick, Devi; Lehrman, Matt; Smith, Owen
DOCUMENT ID: 2014-26
DOCUMENT TYPE: Report or White Paper
PUBLISHER: Rocky Mountain Institute
The U.S. electricity system is on the cusp of fundamental change, driven by rapidly improving cost effectiveness of technologies that increase customers’ ability to efficiently manage, store, and generate electricity in homes and buildings. With growing adoption of these technologies, the electricity system is shifting toward a future in which the deployment and operation of distributed energy resources (DERs)w will have far-reaching implications for grid operation, investment, and security.