2017 DERs Survey Report

The Utility View of Achieving Agility in the Distributed Energy Era through a Holistic and Flexible Digitalization Approach

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This report breaks down the challenges and benefits of DERs in today’s utilities, and discusses how utilities are developing digitalization strategies to build a holistic, fully integrated and flexible DER-enabled grid. We surveyed over 200 utilities to find answers to these questions and more.

Survey responses on:


  • Top benefits of DERs
  • Importance of DER integration
  • DER strategic planning
  • Change in importance
  • Deployment status
  • Top challenges of DER integration
  • Strength of connection needed between DERs and digitalization
  • Technology solutions involved in DER integration
  • Value of technology integration in DER efforts
  • Top challenges to a holistic approach