On September 30 and October 1, 2014, the Department of Energy hosted a 2-day workshop on “Estimating the Benefits and Costs of Distributed Energy Technologies.” The purpose of the workshop was to foster discussion about the analytic challenges associated with valuing the diverse impacts of deploying distributed energy technologies. Many valuation studies have been published in recent years, using different methods and assumptions. This workshop was intended as an early step toward the development of widely-accepted concepts and methods for conducting such valuation studies.
The agenda and summary are below. Presentations from Day 1 and Day 2 are also available.