Demand Response & Distributed Energy Resources World Forum 2016

Oct 10, 2016 to Oct 11, 2016
Conference Chicago
525 South State Street
Chicago, Illinois
United States

The 3rd Annual Demand Response and  DER World Forum will bring together professionals from around the world to explore the latest auto-DR and distributed energy resources strategies for meeting the changing energy landscape of the 21st Century. Technology innovators and business leaders will discuss the evolving role of ADR and emerging network control technologies in enabling an integrated and flexible network that accommodates a range of energy generation resources, marketplace entities, and prosumer customers. 

Speaking Session with Nexant's John Dirkman: Valuation of PV and DER within Distribution Networks

Monday, October 10th, 2016 at 11:30AM-12:00 PM

Robust change is occurring in the electricity industry, due in part to rapidly expanding distributed PV, emerging grid parity, and maturation of other distributed energy resource (DER) technologies, as evidenced by dozens of states with ongoing or impending reviews of net energy metering (NEM) policies, DER integration methodologies, and related rate design topics. This presentation will answer the core questions: 1. what is the value of DER relative to the grid? and 2. how can we build an economic framework to support sustainable integration of these new technologies? Discussion will include valuation of PV and DER based on the potential to defer distribution investments, as dependent on the location within the local distribution area in which it is deployed and the underlying rate structure options. 


John Dirkman, P.E.

Vice President, Grid360 Software

John Dirkman P.E. provides product and program management for advanced integrated Smart Grid systems from concept through sales, design, development, implementation, and more