Beyond the Electron: The Foundation of Our Distributed Energy Future

In episode three of the podcast series, Navigant takes a closer look at the possibilities and manifestations of iDER

beyond the electron 

Navigant’s podcast series, Beyond the Electron: The Energy Cloud, investigates the rapid transformation of the global energy system. Presented in partnership with Utility Dive, the podcast explores the emerging Energy Cloud and its key components of customer-centric platforms.

In episode three, Ted Walker, managing director in Navigant’s global Energy practice, is joined by Raghu Sudhakara, a manager for Con Edison in New York, to discuss integrated distributed energy resources, or iDER.

During their conversation, Walker and Sudhakara explore how iDER platforms leverage software and advanced machine-learning capabilities to do everything from aggregating resources to promoting customer choice and flexibility.

Listen to the episode to learn why iDER platforms are expected to generate as much as $3 trillion in value over the next few decades and what this means for utilities.

The podcast is also available on iTunes.

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