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Title: Grid-Connected Distributed Generation: Compensation Mechanism Basics

This short report defines compensation mechanisms for grid-connected, behind-the-meter distributed generation (DG) systems as instruments that comprise three core elements: (1) metering and billing armore »rangements, (2) sell rate design, and (3) retail rate design. This report describes metering and billing arrangements, with some limited discussion of sell rate design. We detail the three possible arrangements for metering and billing of DG: net energy metering (NEM); buy all, sell all; and net billing.« less
Title: Grid-Connected Distributed Generation: Compensation Mechanism Basics
Publication Date: 2017-10-02
OSTI Identifier: 1405070
DOE Contract Number: AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type: Multimedia
Research Org: National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO (United States) OSTI Releasing Official[edit]
Sponsoring Org: United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Subject: 24 POWER TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION ; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY, AND ECONOMY ; grid connected ; distribution ; compensation mechanism ; distributed generation ; public policy ; build rate design ; sell rate design ; retail rate design
Country of Publication: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 859 kb
System Entry Date: 2017-10-31