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Capturing Distributed Benefits

Factoring customer-owned generation into forecasting, planning, and operations.

Fortnightly Magazine - August 2012

natural gas-fired DG has the technical potential to be cleaner than traditional central station generation, it’s important that DG resources be held to stringent environmental standards. Customers place a high value on clean air, particularly important in a dense urban environment; as such, utilities shouldn’t encourage the use of DG that lowers the local quality of the environment.



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3. “ New York City’s Solar Energy Future: 2011 Update ,” Meister Consultants Group, Inc., 2011, Prepared for the City University of New York and the New York City Solar America City Partnership, DOE Solar America Cities Initiative.