The Integrated Grid: A Benefit-Cost Framework

Electric Power Research Institute

[PennEnergy] In its new benefit-cost framework for an integrated grid, the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) is laying out a transparent, consistent and repeatable process through which utilities and others can use the methodology to evaluate the benefits of distributed energy storage, for instance, throughout the entire power system, and equally calculate the cost, according to EPRI president and CEO Michael Howard.

EPRI said in a Feb. 16 statement that its new report, “The integrated grid: A benefit-cost framework,” provides a framework for assessing the benefits and costs of technologies that will enable the grid to accommodate more distributed energy resources (DER) and bolster its reliability and resiliency…


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