Megawatts Connected or Megawatts Delivered:

Selecting the Right Engagement Model for the DER-Rich Future is Key to Unlocking Value

Distributed energy resources — DERs — are a rapidly growing reality. And in a DER-rich world, it's important to engage with customers in a way that best manages the grid and to select a business model that makes sense financially while also providing the requisite reliability and flexibility.

WoodMac_logo_strapline_CMYKIndeed, a utility’s purchase and delivery models for DERMS and VPP solutions are critical steps in ensuring long-term success operationally, as well as financially. To this end, utility leaders should consider two approaches in bringing these solutions into the organization:

  • Megawatts connected, or technology acquired via a performance-based contract

  • Megawatts delivered, a newer option that many utilities are considering

In this paper, you'll learn what you need to know to make the right decisions.