Distributed Generation (Brochure)

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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 customerdemand 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.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 1999

Bibliographical note

Includes 2-page insert 'Distributed Generation in Minigrids'.; Printed with DOE/GO-10098-657, DOE number also assigned to BR-520-24691 so assigned new DOE number (DOE/GO-102000-0968) for this document.

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/BR-520-23398

Other Report Number

  • DOE/GO-102000-0968 (See Note)


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