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Title: Distributed generation

Abstract

Distributed generation, locating electricity generators close to the point of consumption, provides some unique benefits to power companies and customers that are not available from centralized electricity generation. Photovoltaic (PV) technology is well suited to distributed applications and can, especially in concert with other distributed resources, provide a very close match to the customer demand for electricity, at a significantly lower cost than the alternatives. In addition to augmenting power from central-station generating plants, incorporating PV systems enables electric utilities to optimize the utilization of existing transmission and distribution.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab., Golden, CO (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
US Department of Energy (US)
OSTI Identifier:
754920
Report Number(s):
NREL/BR-520-23398; DOE/GO-10098-657
TRN: AH200015%%10
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-99GO10337
Resource Type:
Book
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 2 Sep 1999
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
24 POWER TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION; 14 SOLAR ENERGY; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; DISPERSED STORAGE AND GENERATION; PHOTOVOLTAIC POWER SUPPLIES; ELECTRIC UTILITIES; LOAD MANAGEMENT; EFFICIENCY; DISTRIBUTED POWER GENERATION; ELECTRICITY; TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION; T& D; PHOTOVOLTAIC; PV; MINIGRID; BLOCK ISLAND; RHODE ISLAND; TRANSMISSION CAPACITY; POWER GRID; MODULAR; ENERGY EFFICIENCY; RENEWABLE ENERGY; MAZAMA FEEDER

Citation Formats

Ness, E. Distributed generation. United States: N. p., 1999. Web.
Ness, E. Distributed generation. United States.
Ness, E. Thu . "Distributed generation". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/754920.
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