Distributed Energy Resources

Distributed Energy Resources

Distributed energy resources (DERs) are electricity-producing resources or controllable loads that are located close to where electricity is used and directly connected to a local distribution system or connected to a host facility within the local distribution system. DERs provide an alternative to or an enhancement of the traditional electric power grid.

DERs can include:

  • solar photovoltaic
  • combined heat and power plants
  • electricity storage
  • small natural gas-fuelled generators
  • wind, water power
  • biomass and biogas
  • landfill gas

These resources are typically smaller in scale than the traditional generation facilities that serve most of Ontario demand.

If you would like to learn more or find out what is the right solution for you please call 905-723-4626 ext 5333.