May 11, 2013

Unlocking DG Value: a PURPA-based approach to promoting DG growth

Several recent Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) decisions have provided the needed justification to value the benefits of distributed generation (DG) facilities.

In this paper, the advantages and disadvantages of such an approach are discussed. It concludes with several considerations to address before PURPA could become a viable option for promoting DG growth in many states.