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    • ISSN: 1793-821X (Print)
    • Abbreviated Title: J. Clean Energy Technol.
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    • DOI: 10.18178/JOCET
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Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Malaysia.
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JOCET 2021 Vol.9(2): 28-32 ISSN: 1793-821X
DOI: 10.18178/JOCET.2021.9.2.527

Economic and Environmental Impacts of Distributed Energy Resources

Amru Alqurashi
Abstract—The current power system suffers from inherent inefficiencies and transmission line congestion due to the spatial split between power generation and end usage. This potentially introduces shortcomings in meeting load demands, grid liability, renewable portfolio standards, and environmental considerations such as carbon emission reduction targets. The economic and technical viability of distributed energy resource (DER) technologies may accelerate the transition to more sustainable energy production. This paper investigates the economic and environmental benefits of DERs compared to utility prices and emissions for residential dwellings using the Distributed Energy Resources Customer Adoption Model (DER-CAM). The results show a tradeoff between the CO2 emissions and electricity costs, but improvements over purchasing the electricity.

Index Terms—Distributed energy resources, residential building, energy management optimization problem, Distributed Energy Resources Costumer Adoption Model (DER-CAM).

Amru. Alqurashi is with the Mechanical and Energy Engineering Department at Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, Dammam, Saudi Arabia (e-mail:


Cite:Amru Alqurashi, "Economic and Environmental Impacts of Distributed Energy Resources," Journal of Clean Energy Technologies vol. 9, no. 2, pp. 28-32, 2021.

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