12,000 MW of Renewable Distributed Generation by 2020: Benefits, Costs, & Policy Implications

Prepared by Joseph Wiedman and Erica Schroeder of Keyes, Fox & Wiedman, LLP, with an economic analysis provided by Thomas Beach of Crossborder Energy, TheReport provides background on DG and why the size, location and technology of DG resources matter in determining the benefits DG is able to provide. The Report also provides an analysis of the cost effectiveness of DG resources and, perhaps most importantly, recommends ways to maximize the benefits that DG can provide to the grid. These recommendations include creating localized incentives that target areas where grid support is most needed, providing resources on circuit availability and minimum load data and better integrating DG considerations into the utility planning process.

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