by Stephen Lacey
April 29, 2016

A lot of factors go into calculations on the overall value of distributed energy: the value to society, to the transmission grid, to generators, and to the local distribution system.

Many experts are turning their attention to the distribution system, where customers, third-party energy providers and utilities meet. How do we allow solar, batteries and efficiency to thrive in a fair, efficient way? How do we find the right prices that encourage customer choice, but that don't burden the distribution system that everyone pays for?