Value of Distributed Resources

Increasing amounts of distributed energy resources (DERs) located on the customer side of the electric grid represent both a challenge and an opportunity for grid operators. As the grid evolved around centralized generation, grid operators in conjunction with policymakers need to consider adjustments to the current framework for power supply dispatch and delivery to realize the potential benefits of increased DER penetration. The first step is to assess the implications of DERs. Policy and grid operator rules will have a strong influence over DER adoption and on its successful integration with the grid. Such rules need to account for the constraints of the grid, while others can adapt to a more decentralized framework. Current approaches to integrating demand response and energy storage represent a starting point for integration of DERs, though additional adjustments are likely necessary. Discussion among industry stakeholders is critical to understanding the implications of changing our generation resource portfolio and transforming our approach to power delivery. This is the first step towards ensuring a smooth transition to the future grid. The NYISO commissioned this study to collect information that can aid the discussion. It highlights and summarizes issues relevant to DER, drawing from information about DERs and lessons learned to date in New York and other jurisdictions.


Links and Resources

NYSDPS Case #15-E-0751

NYISO Review of DER

Order on Net Energy Metering Transition, Phase One of Value of Distributed Energy Resources, and Related Matters 3/9/17

Order on Phase One Value of Distributed Energy Resources Implementation Proposals, Cost Mitigation Issues, and Related Matters 9/14/17

Order Regarding Compensation of Community Distributed Generation Projects 1/18/18

Order on Value Stack Eligibility Expansion and Other Matters 9/12/18

ACE-NY Filings

Comments 4/18/16

Reply Comments 6/10/16

Comments on the Value of DER Staff Proposal 12/5/16

Value of DER reply comments 12/19/16

Comments on VDER phase 2 process 12/23/16

Comments of the Clean Energy Parties 4/18/17

Comments on Core Petition 6/19/17

Comments on Utility VDER Implementation 7/24/17

CEP Project Size Comments 11/20/17

Comments on Staff Rate Design Scope of Study 12/12/17

Letter Supporting CEP Process Proposal 12/18/17

Value Stack Working Group Comments 5/7/18

Comments Regarding the Joint Utilities Petition for Clarification 5/21/18

Value Stack Expansion Comments 8/6/18

Comments on Avoided Distribution Draft Whitepaper 8/28/18

CEP Staff Whitepaper Comments10/15/18

CEP E-value Petition 10/16/18

CEP MTC Reply Comments 11/19/18