Distributed Energy Resources (DERs)

Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) refer to a decentralized and diversified approach to energy generation, typically involving smaller-scale, modular systems that are located close to the end-users. These sources are often renewable and can include solar panels, wind turbines, small-scale hydroelectric systems, and combined heat and power (CHP) installations. They contribute to a more resilient and flexible energy grid.

Re(source) sees the proliferation of DERs as a key stepping stone toward bringing about a new type of energy economy based on transactive energy.

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U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) – Distributed Energy Resources (DER)

International Energy Agency (IEA) – Distributed Energy Resources Integration