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About Distributed Energy Resources Integration

Distributed Energy Resources Integration

This PLMA Interest Group addresses key economic, engineering, and customer program design aspects of Distributed Energy Resource (DER) Integration, including:

  • Valuation of load management resources in “firming” non-dispatchable renewable resources
  • Program design and re-design issues for adapting DR programs from peak-shaving to DER integration programs
  • Technology needs assessments for DER applications

This new DER Interest Group will produce DR Dialogues and pre-conference workshops, attracting papers and presentations from utilities, trade allies, and consultants actively involved in the DER issues described above. The co-chairs are Rich Barone, Hawiian Electric Company and John Powers, Extensible Energy. We will actively solicit papers from current and prospective new PLMA members, as we believe this topic will open up new interest from multiple utilities with high or increasing renewables penetration as well as from organizations moving into DR from solar and wind markets.

Distributed Energy Resources Integration Leadership

Richard Barone, Hawaiian Electric Company
Richard Barone
Hawaiian Electric Company

John Powers, Extensible Energy
John Powers
Extensible Energy

Upcoming Activities

Meet us in Cambridge

Join us at the 36th PLMA Conference in Cambridge, Mass. Nov. 13-15.  The agenda is posted, and registered attendees for the Interest Group Activities are invited to attend the DER Integration Interest Group Meeting.  View the agenda HERE.

Archive Activities

DER Integation Interest Group Update:  Current Syntax and Future Topics
with Vikram Singh, Alectra Energy Solutions; Stina Brock, Sunverge; Rich Barone, Hawaiian Electric; and John Powers, Extensible Energy presented Thursday, May 18, 2017. Signed in members may go directly to the recording: CLICK HERE. Nonmembers Click here to register and listen to the recording.

DER Integration Interest Group Pre-Conference Meeting, April 3, 2017
Presentations at

Community Storage Pre-Conference Workshop, Nov. 7, 2016
Presentations at

Founding Interest Group Meeting, December 14, 2015 
Recording at

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Related Group News

KCP&L Seeks Manager for Utility Demand Response Programs
Posted in Member News, Wednesday, November 8, 2017

  KCP&L is looking for a motivated, collaborative, highly energetic manager to lead our demand response (DR) programs to the next level.  Do you have ... more »

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Upcoming Events
PLMA Member Meet-up @ DistribuTECH 2018
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
37th PLMA Conference
Monday, April 16, 2018

more Calendar

12/12/2017 » 12/13/2017
[ally] u.s. energy storage summit 2017

[ally] Smart Energy Consumer Collaborative's Consumer Symposium

1/23/2018 » 1/25/2018
[ally] DistribuTECH Conference & Exhibition


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