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Enabling and Benefiting from Distributed Energy Resources in Texas

Key Points

DER will allow for better utilization of the distribution system, but only if the customer and markets have information about the system and opportunity to participate in that system.
Regulators can assist the development of these markets by opening up utility distribution planning activities to support customer choice and locating these resources in more optimal and beneficial locations.
Texas can remain a leader in development of market opportunities, this time by focusing on the distribution system to enable innovation, system efficiency, and lower costs for customers.
Press release: The Growth of Distributed Energy Resources in Texas

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