Across the United States, there is a growing interest in distributed generation, which produces electricity in small quantities near the point of use, rather than in large amounts in a few places. Yet, distributed generation presents certain challenges for investor-owned utilities, independent power producers, and state and federal regulators. The integration of distributed generation resources onto the electric grid on a wide scale may dramatically impact utility investment and operations.
During this one-hour webinar, our presenters discussed distributed generation resources, their impact on utilities, and relevant policy considerations.
- The benefits of distributed generation
- The financial effect of distributed generation on utilities and customers
- Grid operation and security issues
- Jurisdictional and regulatory issues