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NAESB to develop standardized distribution services contract to facilitate DER aggregation

February 6, 2024

The North American Energy Standards Board on Monday said it will begin work on a standardized services contract that aims to ease the aggregation of distributed energy resources, or DERs, and facilitate development of virtual power plants.

“There is a growing need for standards to support integration and interoperability of DERs and DER aggregations, and the framework established by a NAESB model distribution services contract may lead to future standards development that can improve data sharing practices and enhance cybersecurity,” Chairman Michael Desselle said in a statement.

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