Modeling Time-of-use Rates & the Quantifying the Value of Solar

Online

Length: 1 module

Instructor: Adam Gerza

Subjects: Solar: Energy Finance

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Description

This course will explore in depth how to model solar projects on Time-of-use (TOU) rates, and how they effect the 'value of solar' calculation. We will start by reviewing the key factors that influence the 'value of solar', and then run through some examples illustrating the effect. We will also cover how to setup and analyze proposed TOU rate schedule changes. We will run through two separate case study projects, which analyze TOU changes that California utilities are currently proposing.

Students will gain a strong understanding of the relationship between TOU rates and the 'value of solar'. This will enable them to better optimize and explain this type of analysis on their projects.

This video will utilize the Energy Toolbase software platform, which allows DER organizations to accurately, objectively and transparently analyze the economics of solar and energy storage projects.

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Instructor

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Adam Gerza

COO, Energy Toolbase

Adam Gerza is the COO of Energy Toolbase, an industry leading software platform for modeling and proposing the economics of solar and storage projects. He has worked in the solar industry for over 8 years in various project development, policy and finance related roles. Prior to solar, Adam traded natural gas commodity products for 5 years for a bank and later a hedge...[more]

Course Outline

Modeling Time-of-use Rates & the Calculating the Value of Solar

  • Modeling Time-of-use Rates & the Calculating the Value of Solar (Video)
  • Presentation Materials (Download .pdf)

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