(IS-2016-76) Beyond the Meter – The Potential for a New Customer-Grid Dynamic

This report by the Smart Electric Power Alliance, from July 2016, report examines the impact and opportunities associated with distributed energy resources (DERs). Utilities are characterizing these resources not as threats, but as potential assets to the physical power grid, and a means to enhance financial sustainability. Power generation, peak demand management and customer engagement through DERs offer a new approach for utilities and customers to look “beyond the meter” in order to manage an increasingly decentralized grid.

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