Distributed Energy Resources (DERs)

Powering communities through the energy transition

Distributed energy resources (DERs) encompass a variety of power generation methods and technology—at a smaller, modular scale—that are connected to a larger power distribution grid. With the advancing energy transition, communities can look forward to increasingly distributed power generation across the grid, throughout industries. Our ability to support and develop DERs across markets will help you prepare for a challenging future, no matter the project.

DERs could be solar, battery storage, microgrids, wind, diesel, natural gas, hydropower, or others, and they provide alternative and diversified energy sources, or supplement traditional systems, and allow owners to diversify and restructure power grids.

Our DERs management services encompass preliminary research and charter development to system planning, distributed energy resources management (DERMS), and pilot execution.

Whether your grid needs to be upgraded to meet sustainability goals or your infrastructure needs added resilience, our DERs team can help you deliver the projects that keep your communities running.


Detailed Power Engineering & Design Differences in communities, risks, technology, and markets need customized solutions. Our thermal generation, transmission and distribution, renewable energy, and telecommunications specialists help you find the best option for your needs.
Asset Management Our Stantec Asset Management (SAM) sustainability experts help you find the most accurate, actionable data about your built assets so you can meet your environmental, social, and governance goals.
Planning, Feasibility Studies & Design Planning-stage decisions to address longer-term risk mitigation are key to cost control. Stantec experts provide comprehensive planning and design services focused on constructability and value.
Applications Engineering Whether you are developing a new project or modifying an existing asset, we provide a complete and accurate picture of all optimal options.
Sustainability Designs, initiatives, and projects that support a more sustainable world are how we’re going to reduce harmful impacts and secure our global future.

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