Distributed Energy Still Isn’t Valued Properly, Report Finds

GreenTech Media:  Most policies designed to reward small-scale clean energy installations don’t properly account for the values and costs these investments create.

Advocates for distributed energy, like rooftop solar and home batteries, laud the benefits of siting these tools among customers, rather than in the desert far from population centers. Doing so can prevent line losses, outmaneuver congestion in the transmission grid, provide local resiliency and even offset more expensive grid upgrades, depending on where exactly the assets get built.

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