08 Nov '17, 2pm

What Happens if My Utility Breaks My Solar Inverter or Battery?

As distributed energy resources (DERs) including solar PV and batteries begin to proliferate throughout the world, the services they could provide if coupled with the right technology go beyond simple energy generation and storage. Utilities are waking up to how they might use these technologies to bring about a cleaner, stronger, resilient and “smarter” grid. One day, utilities might very well be able to reach beyond the meter and use customer-owned smart inverters, solar PV and either standalone batteries or electric vehicle batteries or both to provide services that strengthen the grid like frequency control, volt/var support, and other ancillary services that it might need at any given time. Ryan Katofsky, Vice President, Industry Analysis with Advanced Energy Economy is an expert on this 21st century electricity system transformation that is taking place today. He say...

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