This 2019 California Solar + Storage Association white paper identifies five barriers to enable behind-the-meter distributed energy resources in the California market, including: utility exclusions, lack of clarity regarding DER adoption forecasts, dual participation limits in DR programs, capacity credit limitations / availability requirements, and prohibitions on participating in multiple utility programs. The current regulatory status of each barrier and suggested resolutions for each are discussed. This paper is relevant for those interested in utility regulations and utility business development in California.
Key words: energy management, research & development, smart grid, utilities, demand response, distributed energy resources

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