Integrated Distributed Energy Resources

Since 2007, the Commission has sought to integrate demand side energy solutions and technologies through utility programs offerings. Decision (D.07-10-032) directs that utilities "Integrate customer demand-side programs, such as energy efficiency, self-generation, advanced metering, and demand response, in a coherent and efficient manner." 

The integration of demand side programs and technologies was expected to achieve maximum savings while avoiding duplicative efforts and reduce transaction costs and customer confusion. In short, IDER is a strategy that seeks to provide comprehensive building energy management solutions via the integration of technologies, programs, and strategies to facilitate customer behavior changes that reduce load and grid inefficiencies. 

Despite a long history of CPUC guidance, statewide IDER efforts have had limited success due to a number of factors identified in evaluation efforts. The current IDER Proceeding (R.14-10-003) seeks to address some of these lessons learned and barriers.


IDER Related History and Current Activity


IDER Related Publications and Examples (In-State and Out-of-State)


IDER Proceeding Contact

Natalie Guishar: 


Recent News and Quick Links:

Workshops and Related Materials 

Cost-effectiveness training (3/6/15) Recording 

Cost-effectiveness training (3/6/15) Powerpoint