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    Determines the costs and benefits of a growing DER base in a utility's area.

    Distributed Energy Resource (DER) Planning

    Determines the costs and benefits of a growing DER base in a utility's area.

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    Desafios

    A Produção Distribuída pode ser uma questão técnica e económica complexa. Se pretende instalar uma produção distribuída numa companhia elétrica existente, existem várias questões técnicas e económicas que devem ser abordadas.  Um Plano de Recursos de Energia Distribuída (DER) abrangente consiste num estudo para determinar o potencial impacto da Produção Distribuída proposta no sistema interligado de distribuição de energia elétrica.
    • Solutions

      This Study will provide a broad review of the Utility's readiness for DER integration including regulatory, business, operational, and technical procedures and practices.
       
      • Examines the Utility's current interconnect standards and agreements
      • Reviews the current rates and tariffs related to Distributed Energy Resources
      • Reviews the current operational and business systems related to Distributed Energy Resources
      • Examines the current safety, engineering, design, and operational standards, procedures, and guidelines related to Distributed Energy Resources
    • Value Proposition

      The Schneider Electric study will identify gaps and make recommendations as necessary to ready the Utility’s system for the integration of future distributed energy resources.
    • Differentiation

      Utility Centric: An examination of the business, regulatory, and operational impacts of widespread DERs on the Utility's Distribution System. The Study will assess each of these areas with input and guidance from Utility and will make recommendations that may include changes to operational procedures, personnel, technical and safety training, and relay settings. It will also include recommendations on systems and communications needed to fully integrate DERs into the operations of the Utility.

      Customer Centric: An examination of the operational impacts of the Project on the interconnected circuit. Initial deliverables will consist of conceptual drawings of the proposed circuit interconnection configuration. Interconnect policy information, including electrical interconnect requirements and power purchase agreements, will need to discussed and approved by Utility. Final interconnect drawings and interconnect agreement will be produced for execution by the Customer and the Utility.