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Distributed Energy Resources

Working Group

Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) is a national working group with a regional focus on sources of energy that are connected at the community level to a distribution system. The working group has been established to engage and connect relevant industry stakeholders in discussions about how we influence positive change as our energy systems evolve. 

Working Group Participants

Utilities & Energy Service Providers

Product & Service Suppliers

Law & Insurance

Governments, Associations, & Non-Profits

Building & Development Sector

Regulators

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OBJECTIVES

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Explore the social, economic, & environmental benefits to communities through engagement and discussion with key stakeholders

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Identify and address conditions, requirements, and current barriers to DERs implementation

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Advocate for supportive policies and programs for DERs at all levels of government

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Community level distributed energy resources – sources of energy that are connected at the community level to a distribution system

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Systems and drivers that support them including community resilience initiatives, micro-grids, the changing grid system and service models, market structure, policy and regulation

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Social, economic, and environmental benefits to communities realized through their integration and successful roll-out

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Policy and regulation to enable successful implementation

 

 

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KEY RESOURCES

DERs Working Group Information Session - Webinar Recording and Presentation

This presentation provides an overview of the Working Group including background, the need and drivers for the launch, value of participation for various stakeholders, objectives, format, approach etc., as well as some information on QUEST as an organization and what we do.

DERS Working Group Policy Session - Webinar Recording and Presentation

This webinar features a presentation from Principal Consultant of Envigour Policy Consulting Inc. and QUEST Senior Associate, Bruce Cameron on the findings of recent work on DERs policy in Canada. Also, learn more about the upcoming schedule, charter, and membership for the DERs Working Group. Watch the webinar or view the slide deck here.

 

DERS Working Group Charter

The QUEST DERs Working Group Charter sets out the scope, objectives, format, outcomes, and expectations for QUEST Working Groups and its participants/members. Please review, sign, and return this Charter to Julie Bunker, the Working Group Lead, to initiate your participation in the Working Group. 

2019/2020 DERs Working Group Work Plan and Schedule

The Work Plan and Schedule covers the objectives and associated activities, sessions, timelines for 2019 and 2020, and intended outcomes for the Working Group. This is a living document and will be updated as the Working Group evolves and key areas of focus are identified.

To Join

1. Review, sign, and return the Working Group Charter to Julie Bunker (current Working Group Lead)
2. You will receive an e-mail from QUEST’s Client Services regarding your Subscribership to the Working Group and QUEST
3. A signed copy of the Charter will be returned to you for your records, along with:
  • Your access to the Working Group Private LinkedIn page
  • Your access to the secure Google Drive for resources and documents including the participant list with contact information
  • Any additional Subscriber documents or details

UPCOMING EVENTS

At the Grids Edge

Drivers, Challenges, Opportunities, and Projects at the Community Level

August 28, 1 pm EDT

Balancing the Grid

A View From the System Operator Level

Toronto, September 30, 10:30 am EDT