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Distributed Energy Poised for ‘Explosive Growth’ on the US Grid

By District Energy posted 06-21-2018 00:00


Jeff St. John, Greentech Media


Distributed energy resources are poised for “explosive growth” across the United States over the next five years. U.S. utilities “need to change, and are slowly changing,” how they plan, operate and maintain their distribution grids to adapt. 

That’s how Ben Kellison, grid edge director at GTM Research, described the key challenges facing the country’s utilities at this week's Grid Edge Innovation Summit. (Watch the summit sessions here.)

GTM Research has been tracking the rapid growth of rooftop solar, small-scale combined heat and power (CHP) systems, residential smart thermostats, electric vehicles and behind-the-meter batteries across the U.S.

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