Next week, GTM Research will convene a group of industry thought leaders to discuss and debate how customer rates are changing as more distributed energy resources connect to the grid. In addition to identifying possible short- and long-term scenarios, experts will also seek to understand the larger market opportunities these trends create for new and existing grid edge technologies.

"To successfully integrate more distributed energy resources over the coming years, new rate and utility compensation models are needed," said Steve Propper, Director of Grid Edge. "These fundamental market changes will help facilitate quicker adoption of distributed energy resources and open up opportunities for technology companies seeking to optimize grid operations and gain greater knowledge of the performance of these distributed assets."

Representatives from more than 30 companies will come together at the Wigwam Resort in Phoenix on April 13, just ahead of Solar Summit 2015. Greentech Media's flagship solar conference is now in its eighth year and will include leaders from across the solar value chain. To learn more about the Solar Summit 2015 conference or to register to attend, please visit

The Grid Edge Executive Council meets in person throughout the year to discuss the opportunities and challenges facing grid modernization and integration of renewable and distributed energy resources. Currently, it includes over 80 companies represented by more than 150 members from across the country and around the world. Click here to learn more about the Council.


To learn more about regulation impacting the future of rates and utilities' business models, check out our recently released report, Regulating the Utility of the Future: Implications for the Grid Edge, or download the free report Evolution of the Grid Edge: Pathways to Transformation.