Considering Renewables: Five Key Considerations for Integrating Renewables into Your Procurement Strategy
Distributed Energy Resources – or DER – is an emerging category that encompasses energy supplies that aren’t produced by traditional large centralized fossil fuel plants. These include onsite and offsite renewable sources, such as wind and solar, as well as energy storage, demand response and demand management activities.
Incorporating DERs into an energy strategy presents organizations with an opportunity to optimize their energy strategies for cost efficiency, reliability, security, and to reduce their environmental impact. But, like any business, the benefits can be significantly variable depending on your type of business, geographic distribution and business priorities. DERs can work for your business as long as you pay careful attention to key considerations.