Microgrid Knowledge – How are Utilities Supporting Distributed Energy Resources During the COVID-19 Crisis?
COVID-19 is hitting the economy hard and companies that develop microgrids and other distributed energy resources (DERs) are not immune. But there are ways that utilities can help them — and several are.
Utilities have good reason to step up. Solar and other DERs are especially important during this crisis be use they can lower costs for homeowners who are struggling financially, said Ashley Eusey, sustainability specialist at Hoefer Wysocki, an architectural design firm based in Kansas City.
“By promoting alternative energy generation as a viable financial decision — especially during COVID-19 — this encourages individuals to keep investing in the local sustainability industry, especially solar and wind energy.”