A Valuation-Based Framework for Considering Distributed Generation Photovoltaic Tariff Design
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
1 March 2015
Cost-benefit analyses for distributed generation photovoltaic (DGPV) can provide substantive insights into understanding the potential flows of value among stakeholders that grid-connected DGPV programs might induce. Tariff design has a significant impact on the level and accrual of such value; thus, a cost-benefit analysis is a robust starting point for stakeholder engagement and discussion on DGPV tariff design. To that end, this report outlines a holistic high-level approach to the complex undertaking of DGPV tariff design, the crux of which is an iterative cost-benefit analysis process.