Incorporating DERs in long-term regional system planning
States are beginning to realize that long-term regional system planning fails to capture the growth, and value, of DER’s, Electric vehicles, Energy Storage Systems (ESS), community solar, and the broad push to electrification could upend load forecasts and system operation. Meanwhile, these assets are now participating in both retail and wholesale market programs. DER forecasting and locational planning could improve the effectiveness and reliability of the system. This panel will analyze the best mechanisms for stimulating the DER market through long-term regional system planning.