Serving customers’ needs should be a top priority for power companies, irrespective of the regulatory construct and business model. Transformation doesn’t change this basic fact, but how do we...
Capturing Distributed Benefits
Factoring customer-owned generation into forecasting, planning, and operations.
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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