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by Jeff St. John
July 11, 2016

Texas is an interesting market for distributed energy resources (DERs) like solar PV, energy storage and demand response -- with the word “interesting” having positive and negative connotations in this context.

On the positive side, the state’s competitive energy market may make it a Wild West of opportunity and innovation for distributed energy like rooftop solar, behind-the-meter batteries and flexible demand. But on the negative side, Texas is also a center of the fossil fuel industry, which holds a lot of sway over how DERs can, or...