Agora Pods: Morning Sessions

Technology/Innovation

Distributed Energy Resources: Economics and Distributional Impacts

Thursday, March 14

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Distributed energy resources (DERs) can create immense value by reducing power system costs and empowering consumers. However, if not deployed with care, DERs can drive billions in additional costs. When and where do DERs create value? How should we incentivize DER installation? Who should own DERs - utilities or private companies? This talk is based on research that leverages large empirical data sets of electricity consumption and demographics.

Session Speakers
  • Scott Burger

    MIT Energy Initiative

    PhD Candidate, Research Associate & MITei Energy Fellow