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Distributed Energy Resources

Working Group

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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 was established in February 2019 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





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


Identify and address conditions, requirements and current barriers to distributed energy resources implementation.


Advocate for supportive policies and programs for distributed energy resources at all levels of government.


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


Systems and drivers that support distributed energy resources include community resilience initiatives, micro-grids, the changing grid system and service models, market structure, policy and regulation.


Social, economic and environmental benefits to communities are realized through the integration and successful roll-out of distributed energy resources.


Policy and regulation to enable the successful implementation of distributed energy resources is essential.







QUEST National DERs webinar featuring CERI primer - Feb 21-2020

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.



Upcoming Meetings

Visit our events calendar and sign up for our national and regional newsletters for all upcoming Working Group meeting dates.

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To Join

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