The rise of DERs is exciting for customers but potentially challenging for the utilities and organizations that regulate them.

In a recent study, we take a comprehensive look at the present and future state of DERs through multiple lenses: customer adoption and awareness; utilities’ adoption challenges and opportunities, and support and planning initiatives; and regulatory commissions’ actions, obstacles and perceptions.

West Monroe surveyed utility customers, utility executives and managers, and dozens of regulatory commission chairpersons, commissioners and senior staff to assess attitudes toward distributed energy resources (DERs) adoption, the broader impacts DERs will have on utility operations, and what utilities and regulatory bodies are doing (or plan to do) to accommodate DERs.

In our study we take a comprehensive look at the present and future state of DERs through multiple lenses: customer adoption and awareness; utilities’ adoption challenges and opportunities, and support and planning initiatives; and regulatory commissions’ actions, obstacles and perceptions.


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