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Title: Going to the Next Level: The Growth of Distributed Energy Resources [Guest Editorial]

Abstract

The six articles in this special section focus on distributed energy resources (DERs). Since the first issue in this magazine on DER grid integration in the summer of 2009, DERs, specifically, solar PV-based systems, have evolved considerably to meet the needs of the power system from a planning and operations perspective. The result of this evolution is the theme of this issue: DERs play a major role in the power system. When relatively small numbers of PVs were first being installed, they were often showcases or demonstrations for the underlying technology, which was still quite expensive. The grid integration of these systems was a great research project, but many impacts we now see regularly simply did not exist at the earlier low-penetration levels. Now, nearly every distribution utility has experienced at least a few instances and challenges of DER integration within its service territory.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Solar Energy Technologies Office (EE-4S)
OSTI Identifier:
1503814
Report Number(s):
NREL/JA-5D00-71520
Journal ID: ISSN 1540-7977
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
IEEE Power & Energy Magazine
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 16; Journal Issue: 6; Journal ID: ISSN 1540-7977
Publisher:
IEEE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
24 POWER TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION; distributed energy resource; DER; distribution-connected PV

Citation Formats

Mather, Barry, and Yuan, Guohui. Going to the Next Level: The Growth of Distributed Energy Resources [Guest Editorial]. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1109/MPE.2018.2860298.
Mather, Barry, & Yuan, Guohui. Going to the Next Level: The Growth of Distributed Energy Resources [Guest Editorial]. United States. doi:10.1109/MPE.2018.2860298.
Mather, Barry, and Yuan, Guohui. Thu . "Going to the Next Level: The Growth of Distributed Energy Resources [Guest Editorial]". United States. doi:10.1109/MPE.2018.2860298.
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title = {Going to the Next Level: The Growth of Distributed Energy Resources [Guest Editorial]},
author = {Mather, Barry and Yuan, Guohui},
abstractNote = {The six articles in this special section focus on distributed energy resources (DERs). Since the first issue in this magazine on DER grid integration in the summer of 2009, DERs, specifically, solar PV-based systems, have evolved considerably to meet the needs of the power system from a planning and operations perspective. The result of this evolution is the theme of this issue: DERs play a major role in the power system. When relatively small numbers of PVs were first being installed, they were often showcases or demonstrations for the underlying technology, which was still quite expensive. The grid integration of these systems was a great research project, but many impacts we now see regularly simply did not exist at the earlier low-penetration levels. Now, nearly every distribution utility has experienced at least a few instances and challenges of DER integration within its service territory.},
doi = {10.1109/MPE.2018.2860298},
journal = {IEEE Power & Energy Magazine},
issn = {1540-7977},
number = 6,
volume = 16,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {11}
}