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Policy Brief October 21, 2017

Grid-Connected Distributed Generation: Compensation Mechanism Basics

By Owen Zinaman, Alexandra Aznar, Carl Linvill, Naim Darghouth, Timon Dubbeling, Emanuele Bianco

A well-designed compensation mechanism can help minimize the negative impacts and maximize the value of distributed generation (DG) to all stakeholder groups, including distribution utilities, the system owner, and other ratepayers. This paper, published by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, details the three possible arrangements for metering and billing ...

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