Some think that traditional cost per watt numbers significantly understate the economic and social benefits of distributed energy resources (DERs), such as rooftop solar, home batteries, and electric vehicles. Others think that states like California and Massachusetts are over-subsidizing DERs compared to larger scale assets, locking in sub-optimal generation, and underestimating the regressive effects of such subsidies. Come hear a friendly debate and conversation on these and other DER topics, including the investment landscape for DERs, by Elta Kolo, John Farrell, Jesse Jenkins, and Scott Burger.
Primer reading - learn more about this topic before the conference
Distributed Energy Resources (DER) (~12 min read)