DER Siting and Optimization Tool for California

The State of California is pursuing aggressive goals for integrating 15 gigawatts of distributed energy resources (DERs), including 12 gigawatts of renewable energy distribution systems. In addition, through the Public Utilities Code Section 769 instituted by Assembly Bill 327, electric utilities in California are required to file Distribution Resources Plans (DRPs) to “identify optimal locations for the deployment of distributed resources.” However, the current resource plans do not necessarily take into account optimal DER dispatch strategies from both an economic or environmental standpoint.