COMPONENTS OF THE ENERGY WEB
Commercial and Direct-Service Industries.
Factories and Commercial Installations. Industrial and commercial accounts rely on distributed resources, sometimes called onsite generation, for redundancy (back-up) or peak-shaving (reducing the use of expensive peak-time power). Up to 40 percent of an industrial customers bill can be for exceeding demand. In cases where outages are unacceptable, (Hi-tech, computer-controlled manufacturing, hospitals, etc.) onsite generation systems become the facilitys primary power supply. These sites may also supply power qualities that are important to the customer. (Computer chip makers, chemical plants.) See "Distributed Resources."
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