Our DERs survey examines how utility executives and their regulators are anticipating significant growth in distributed energy resources (DERs), especially rooftop photovoltaic (PV) panel installations, and both groups are much more focused on what’s needed to support further adoption.
Our study found the interest and growth of DERs is increasing among residential customers particularly, but some utility executives and regulators have yet to settle on collaborative ways to prepare for the potential shift.
An illustrative look at Americans' energy use beliefs and habits
January 11, 2016
For almost all U.S. customers, electricity use is a routine part of life (as is paying the monthly utility bill). Falling costs of renewable energy technologies and an emerging trend toward more sustainable living, however, are transforming utility customers from being passive users to engaged decision-makers.