Overcoming DER Integration Challenges

This is an open discussion thread about DER challenges in your power system. What is the biggest challenge for your power system in integrating DERs? How have you overcome these challenges? Please join the discussion here.

Although currently the Distributed Solar PV growth in Pakistan is still in its infancy however any significant growth in future in might create integration challenges (this is what majority utilities perceive here). In the context, streamlined growth by using building proper regional registries at utility level and its meaningful use—as well as binding regulations on using new technologies such as smart inverters which have some distinctive features including grid reliability, voltage management, and interactive communications—would on its own help in more streamlined integration of DER and grid friendly generation. So, regulations on managing distributed generation effectively as well as grid codes that assure that only the smartest types of inverters are use, could to a greater degree overcome any actual/anticipated integration challenges.