5.2.12 Incentivizing Utilities to Embrace DER

LPDD Recommendation: “State PUCs should encourage utilities to begin using grid-connected PV along with distributed batter storage to provide the valuable benefits of resilience and emergency backup for their services. Consequently, PUCs should discourage, and perhaps penalize, utilities for delaying approval for DG-plus-storage systems.”

Mississippi IRP Process

Requires utilities to consider distributed energy resources and demand-side management in addition to traditional supply-side resources.