Leading the Way Forward for DER Grid Management

| April 5, 2020

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Distributed energy resources (DERs) are changing the landscape for electric utilities. As adoption goes mainstream, utilities are shifting operating strategies and business models to accommodate DERs such as wind/solar generation, electric vehicles, battery storage, heat pumps and any controllable loads. Developed to provide a wide range of transportation and residential services as well as and energy efficiency, the volume of these devices continues to grow at a pace completely out of the control of electric utilities.

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Alectro, LLC

Our mission at Alectro is to accelerate the transition to renewable energy by designing and implementing large-scale solar projects. Economies of scale enhance the cost competitiveness of utility projects versus residential arrays. However, traditional plants utilize large swaths of habitable land which generates unnecessarily high costs, both economically and environmentally. Alectro's unique design and value proposition combine the best elements of residential and utility-scale projects to create the optimal solar solution.

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Our mission at Alectro is to accelerate the transition to renewable energy by designing and implementing large-scale solar projects. Economies of scale enhance the cost competitiveness of utility projects versus residential arrays. However, traditional plants utilize large swaths of habitable land which generates unnecessarily high costs, both economically and environmentally. Alectro's unique design and value proposition combine the best elements of residential and utility-scale projects to create the optimal solar solution.

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