publication discusses the emerging energy supply systems of distributed
generation and the effect they will have on municipal utilities.
Written by Leidos Engineering, the guidebook
Generation and Its Value Proposition: This
section offers a working definition of DG and describes the major DG
technologies — thermal, renewable, and energy storage. The section also
describes the unique value propositions that each technology brings to customers
and the host utility.
Drivers of DG Customer Uptake: This section describes the factors — economics, policy
and regulations, and energy use — that drive DG uptake, by customer
Utility Impacts and Opportunities: This section focuses on the potential impacts of DG
uptake on the host utility in four areas — financial and rate design, system
planning, system operations, and customer service — and defines how utilities
can mitigate adverse DG impacts and leverage business
Published 2015, 40 pages.
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