Technical Session: The Value of Distributed Solar Resources
Moderator: Marc Perez
Community Solar Project Economics and Policy
To date the progress of Community Solar has not caught up to its promise. Understand the challenges that retard development, and learn how developers and EPCs can leverage progressive policies, profitable economic structures and emerging service providers to satisfy stakeholders and to reward project development.
Moving Beyond the Stalemate: Strategies for Aligning Utility and Solar Financial Interests
The Right Tone Of VOS: Improving the Argument for Distributed Community Solar
This utility-tested process for supporting locally-sited, community-solar programs—as an alternative to programs using centralized, large-scale solar—provides a way to fill the ultimate “pricing gap” between these resource options. The process uses accepted calculated values, ranges of values (reflecting dynamic markets and technologies), and new risk-reduction values, to build a case that is practical and promising for further DER development.
Influencing Utility Clean Energy Policies through Shareholder Advocacy
Madison Gas and Electric (MGE) shareholders came together in November 2014 to protest MGE’s anti clean energy policies. Two shareholder resolutions were submitted in 2014 and eight resolutions were presented in 2015. The resolutions were withdrawn when MGE made major clean energy concessions, indicating the power of shareholder advocacy.
Net Metering PV Distributed Resources Benefits All Stakeholders on PJM