Technology is mature, says trade group exec for distributed power.
The general reader might receive the false impression upon reading Joseph F. Schuler Jr.'s article on distributed generation that distributed generation is limited to emerging technologies like microturbines and fuel cells (see "Distributed Generation: A 'Hot Corner' for Venture Capital?" Public Utilities Fortnightly, Oct. 15, 1998, p. 40). Indeed, this is a common misconception.
While it is true that these new technologies hold great promise, the simple fact is that distributed generation has been with us for decades, and the most widely used technologies for DG involve mature technologies that are very affordable and environmentally friendly.