Distribution system

Distribution system

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the portion of the system that facilities the delivery of electric energy from the transmission system to the end user.

Pros

Allows for cost-effective market operation and access to a diverse generation supply, like your rooftop PV system.

Cons

Adapting the system to bidirectional energy flows can be expensive and time consuming. Often results in a nontransparent and unbalanced investment for RE developers.

Real Talk

Distribution systems are a pinch point for the development renewable energy distributed energy resources (RE-DER). Efforts to increase RE-DER compatibility, planning and investment are need. Modifications must be balanced against cyber and physical threat potential.

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