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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.

 

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.

UPCOMING EVENTS

The next QUEST DERs Working Group session will be held in Toronto on Nov 21, in conjunction with the APPrO 2019 conference.  Participation is free for DER project developers/proponents.

Nov 21 DERs Working Group Session: The DER Ecosystem Symposium on Enabling the Future, Western Harbour Castle, Toronto

To Join

To learn more about joining the National Distributed Energy Resources Working Group, email us today!