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Valuing Distributed Energy Resources

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September 5, 2014

Kush Patel of E3 presented on developing a cost-benefit methodology for valuing distributed energy resources (DER) at the August 25-26th conference in Charleston, South Carolina organized by the Electric Cooperatives of South Carolina and the South Carolina Coastal Conservation League.

This conference was in response to South Carolina’s recently passed legislation, Act 236 or “the Distributed Energy Resources Programs Act” focused on setting targets for DER deployment and compensation over time. Mr. Patel also spoke on several panels providing guidance and lessons learned from E3’s recent experience in performing DER cost-benefit studies in California, Hawaii, and in Nevada. E3 has been retained by the South Carolina Office of Regulatory Staff (ORS) to develop and evaluate the costs and benefits of the utility proposed DER programs in the state, such as net metering, incentives, and 3rd party ownership.

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