|Main Entry:||distributed generation|
|Part of Speech:||n|
|Definition:||a method of generating electricity from multiple small energy sources very near to where the electricity is actually used|
|Example:||A distributed generation system involves small amounts of generation located on a utility's distribution system for the purpose of meeting local peak loads and/or displacing the need to build additional local distribution lines.|
|Usage:||also called on-site generation, dispersed generation, embedded generation, decentralized generation, decentralized energy, distributed energy|
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