distributed generation

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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