Distributed Energy Resources (DER) Report

In our role as system operator, Transpower has commissioned an external report to investigate the potential value of DER in a New Zealand context. This report broadly considers the value of DER to the New Zealand Electric Power System, what economic incentives might encourage use of DER and what the current barriers to deployment and transaction costs are. In commissioning the report, our aim is to stimulate a discussion on how the electricity industry and market may need to evolve in order to harness the potential benefits of DER.