Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) for Resilience

Unlock the potential of distributed energy resources and empower energy independence

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Distributed energy resources (DERs) are energy generation and storage technologies that can supplement or replace the power generation provided by central utilities. Stand-alone or connected through a microgrid, they can create organizational value by helping manage energy expenses, ensure reliability and accelerate sustainability efforts.

DERs technologies include: 

  • Generators/gensets
  • Turbines
  • Fuel cells
  • Cogeneration or CHP
  • Renewables
  • Microgrid technology
  • Storage technologies 

Reasons to Act

Optimize Your Power Generation

DERs are essential for these critical initiatives:

Having an always-available power source to ensure uptime and operational resilience

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Utilizing lower carbon fuel sources independently from the utility grid to reduce your carbon footprint

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Implementing a cogeneration program onsite to produce energy for your facility and minimize waste byproducts

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Mitigating high costs of energy and avoiding peak demand charges

Benefits / Outcomes

What Are the Benefits of Distributed Energy Resources (DERs)?

DERs give you a way forward for energy self-sufficiency. They’re especially essential when expensive electricity, unreliable power infrastructure or carbon-intensive grid energy sources are at play.


Solve electric power access and
reliability issues


Contribute to your sustainability initiatives


Optimize your energy cost management

Proof Points

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