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Comments on Connecticut’s Study of the Value of Distributed Energy Resources

Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) and Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) are conducting a study to determine how it can best compensate distributed energy resources, like solar panels and residential battery installations, which can provide provide significant value to the grid. DEEP and PURA’s study involves an electric system dispatch simulation model and various DER technology use cases. We submitted comments on the model’s outputs and how they can be improved to better serve the study.

Our previous comments in August 2019 discussed the quantitative and qualitative value categories that DEEP and PURA proposed to examine. We supported their inclusion of avoided emissions costs and encouraged the agencies to include electricity system resilience as a quantifiable benefit of DER deployment.