by Jeff St. John
May 26, 2017

Last week’s Solar Summit 2017 featured a fair amount of talk about the role that California plays in opening its energy markets and grid financing structures to distributed energy resources, or DERs. California is arguably well ahead of New York in this effort, which makes sense, given that it has a lot more DERs -- and the most of any other state in the country.

California is also the first to create a tariff that will allow aggregated DERs -- solar, batteries, demand response and other forms of flexible energy assets -- to bid alongside...