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Distributed Energy Resources in Electric Markets

Length: 20 minutes
Subscription: 1 month - 12 months
Cost: $59 - $79
Prerequisites: None

This course covers how Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) may participate in electric markets and the potential impacts of such participation. Both wholesale and retail markets are considered. Future evolution of markets in response to DERs is discussed, including the potential for future transactive markets.

What you will learn:

  • Market services DERs can provide
  • How DERs participate in markets today
  • Structures for enabling expanded market participation
  • Impacts of DERs in markets 
  • The concept of transactive markets
 

Following is a more detailed outline of content contained in the Distributed Energy Resources in Electric Markets online course.

Course content:

  • Introduction
  • DERs in wholesale markets
    • Organized wholesale markets
    • Services DERs can provide to wholesale markets
    • How DERs participate in markets (direct, aggregation)
    • Current market participation in ISOs
    • FERC decisions concering DERs in markets
    • Key issues for market participation
    • Impacts of DERs
    • Potential benefits of DERs
  • DERs in retail markets
    • Services DERs can provide to distribution systems
    • Why consumers invest in DERs
    • The three phases of retail DER markets
    • Utility tariffs and retail marketer services
    • Bill management with DERs
    • Net energy metering
    • Prosumer revenues
    • Aggregation
    • FERC versus state jurisdiction
  • Transactive energy markets
    • What transactive energy markets are
    • Smart homes and buildings
    • Characteristics of transactive markets with examples
    • Pricing
    • Future market structures

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