Presenting a fair and simple distributed generation plan for utilities and policy-makers.
Distributed generation (DG) continues to face many institutional barriers erected before the technology emerged as an economic alternative. Chief among these barriers are existing rate and regulatory regimes, which fail to offer appropriate incentives to utilities and customers who might otherwise substitute DG facilities for distribution and generation.
Separating myth from reality in identifying DG applications.
Electric pricing issues are hard to overcome.
Overcoming many obstacles, energy technology continues to have potential.
Sempra promised regulators they’d build a new utility, but Nova Scotia is still waiting.
Some argue that gas pipelines might substitute … but … nothing will do away with the need for more transmission.
Industry hopes its centralized assets aren't in the crosshairs.
When the topic of U.S. energy security comes up, OPEC typically springs to mind. Sure enough, following the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon, politicians and energy executives quickly rallied before the public for less reliance on oil supply from OPEC member nations, and for bolstering domestic energy production.
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