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@DCOPC @DOEE_DC @DCecodistrict --> Solid resources for Grid Mod convo w/PSC Order No. 17912. https://t.co/vuP688BfBH

This April 2015 report from Rocky Mountain Institute with HOMER Energy and other partners analyzes how grid-connected solar-plus-battery systems will become cost effective relative to rising prices for retail grid electricity from utilities. We found that these systems could supply a significant majority of customers' electricity within 10–15 years in many parts of the country, potentially undermining energy sales revenue that would support major and necessary grid investments. This drives the urgent need for reform on three fronts—rate structures, utility business models, and regulatory frameworks—in order to foster an optimized, integrated grid that sees distributed energy resources (DERs) as a source of potential value and benefit, rather than a threat to the grid.

Full article: http://www.rmi.org/electricity_impact

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