Distributed energy resources, or DERs, are small-scale electricity supply or demand resources that are interconnected to your electric grid.
They are power generation resources and are usually located close to property, and can be used individually or in aggregate to provide value to the grid. Examples of distributed energy resources that can be installed include:
- solar photovoltaic units
- wind generating units
- battery storage
combined heat and power units, or tri-generation units that also utilize waste heat to provide heat and cooling
- biomass generators, which are fueled with waste gas or industrial and agricultural by-products.
- open and closed cycle gas turbines
- Generators (diesel, oil, Natural Gas or Propane)
- hydro and mini-hydro schemes
- fuel cells