The transition from traditional power generation sources, such as coal and nuclear, to natural gas and renewable sources has led to increased price volatility and regulatory scrutiny on the energy markets. As the grid adapts to these new realities, utilities and electric grid operators are making changes to their rate structures and market rules, imposing new and increasingly complex charges on their customers’ bills, and offering financial compensation for large energy consumers that help alleviate some of their most complex challenges.
For commercial and industrial (C&I) energy consumers, this creates incentive to invest in distributed energy resources (DERs)—such as energy storage, combined solar-plus-storage and backup generators—that can manage their facilities’ exposure to the high costs of consuming energy from the grid.
That incentive, in turn, also creates new opportunities for flexible financing options to help C&I energy consumers integrate and upgrade DERs to capture that value without taking on the risk of a capital investment.
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