Grid-Connected Distributed Generation: Compensation Mechanism Basics

Grid-Connected Distributed Generation: Compensation Mechanism Basics

TitleGrid-Connected Distributed Generation: Compensation Mechanism Basics
Publication TypeReport
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsOwen R Zinaman, Alexandra Aznar, Carl Linvill, Naïm R Darghouth, Timon Dubbeling, Emanuele Bianco
Date Published10/2017
Report NumberNREL/BR-6A20-68469
Abstract

This short report defines compensation mechanisms for grid-connected, behind-the-meter distributed generation (DG) systems as instruments that comprise three core elements: (1) metering & billing arrangements, (2) sell rate design, and (3) retail rate design. This report describes metering & billing arrangements, with some limited discussion of sell rate design. We detail the three possible arrangements for metering & billing of DG: net energy metering (NEM); buy all, sell all; and net billing.

URLhttps://www.nrel.gov/docs/fy18osti/68469.pdf