This is the second webinar in the distributed energy resources (DER) webinar series organized by the Asia LEDS Partnership (ALP) and the LEDS Global Partnership (LEDS GP) under the ALP Grid Renewable Energy (GRE) Community of Practice.
Deployment of DERs is often challenged by the consumers’ ability to connect their small-scale renewable energy projects to the electricity grid. The challenges faced by the prosumers (consumers who also produce) include the technical procedures, legal requirements and financial investments. Scaling up deployment of DERs can be enabled through public policies and regulatory mechanisms such as compensation mechanisms (net metering, Feed-in-tariffs), direct financial incentives (cash rebates, tax credits), low interest debt financing options, and revenue decoupling. Policy directives aimed at clean power generation and support to innovative business models can also act as key enablers in DER deployment.
Ms. Sopitsuda Tongsopit, Renewable Energy Expert Consultant from the USAID Clean Power Asia talked about the compensation mechanisms and financial incentives available to encourage distributed energy resources in Asia.
Mr. Lin Fu-Ming, Division Director, Green Energy and Environment Research Laboratories, Industrial Technology Research Institute shared experiences and lessons from Chinese Taipei in the application of Energy Service Company ESCO model to advance solar PV deployment. In this model, ESCOs invests the full or major part of the initial investment and results in win-win situation for both site owners and ESCOs.
∙ Welcome and Introduction - ALP [5 min]
∙ Compensation Mechanisms & Financial Incentives – Sopitsuda, USAID Clean Power Asia [20 min]
∙ Lessons Learned from Chinese Taipei – Applying ESCO to Advance Deployment of Solar PV, Lin Fu-Ming, Industrial Technology Research Institute [20 min]
∙ Discussion and Q&A, Laura Beshilas, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) [30 min]
∙ Closing – Laura Beshilas & ALP [15 min]
Please click on the links below to learn more about DERs by using The Clean Power Hub.
- [1 min read] Establish DER Compensation Mechanisms Consistent with Policy Goals
- [5 min read] Why are DER Compensation Mechanisms Important?
- [8 min read] Choose DER Metering & Billing Arrangements
We encourage you to post any questions you have on DERs for the webinar speakers here by replying to this thread. The webinar speakers will answer your questions in this thread!
You can watch a recording of the webinar here or below:
And access key highlights from the recording:
How a Buy All, Sell All Works (10:00)
How Net Metering Works (11:53)
How Net Billing Works (17:19)