Distributed Resources.

Distributed Generation is the production of electricity near its point of use. The alternative is Central Generation in which electricity is produced by very large capacity plants and carried to the point of use by a transmission system. "Distributed generation (DG), distributed resources (DR), distributed energy resources (DER) or dispersed power (DP) are the use of small-scale power generation technologies located close to the load being served. For some customers, DG can lower costs, improve reliability, reduce emissions, or expand energy options. DG may add redundancy that increases grid security even while powering emergency lighting or other critical systems." (Distributed Generation, Distributed Generation, Distributed Resources, Distributed Energy Resources, Retrieved February 18, 2003 from the Internet. )

"Small, modular electricity generators sited close to the customer load—can enable utilities to defer or eliminate costly investments in transmission and distribution (T&D) system upgrades, and provide customers with better quality, more reliable energy supplies and a cleaner environment." (US Dept. of Energy — Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Div. See below.)


Wasington State University Distributed Generation Energy Program

Distributed Energy & Electric Reliability Program
(The Reorganization of EERE; DOE)

Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Div.; Department of Energy

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