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Creating the Customer-Powered GridTM:

A Primer on How Distributed Energy Resources and Virtual Power Plants Can Enable a Flexible, Clean and Dependable Energy Future.

Dive into the challenges that compromise the grid’s ability to reliably deliver electricity as energy users have come to expect – and discover how we can best transition to clean energy. Learn how we can collectively ensure the flexibility the grid increasingly needs through distributed energy resources and virtual power plants.

Unlocking the Full Potential of DERs:

Overcoming Capacity Pricing and Other Barriers To Ensure Grid Reliability

Gain new insight into how demand response (DR) enables the energy transition, as a low-cost, reliable, and clean grid resource. In this report with Wood Mackenzie, we examine the opportunities and challenges in unlocking the full flexibility of distributed energy resources with DR and highlight the market reforms needed.

Exercising Existing Rights to Regulate Demand Response in the Midwest While Safeguarding Local Jurisdiction:

A Guide for State Regulatory Commissions, Electric Cooperatives and Municipal Electric Utilities

Get the must-have framework for state regulators and municipal and cooperative utilities that want to bolster the grid by providing a pathway for the development of virtual power plants (VPPs) in the Midwest. Many stakeholders in the Midwest are looking for ways to meet resource adequacy requirements and stabilize the grid amidst tightening reserve margins and the need to lower energy costs — and this whitepaper shows how it can be done with VPPs.