July 15, 2012

12,000 MW of Renewable Distributed Generation by 2020

This report provides background on distributed generation (DG) and why the size, location and technology of DG resources matter in determining the benefits DG can provide.

An analysis of the cost effectiveness of DG resources and, perhaps most importantly, ways to maximize the benefits that DG can provide to the grid are also featured. These recommendations include creating localized incentives that target areas where grid support is most needed, providing resources on circuit availability and minimum load data and better integrating DG considerations into the utility planning process.