Distributed Generation Leads Microgrid Investment Opportunities

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Without some form of distributed generation (DG), the vast majority of microgrids would not exist.  So, it should come as no surprise that such assets represent the single most lucrative microgrid enabling technologies (MET) segment today. A prime mover technology for microgrids is diesel generators, which are widely deployed as back-up … [Read more...]

Navigant Sees Distributed Generation Market Passing $182 Billion

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Today’s explosive growth in distributed generation is drawing business away from utilities, especially in Western Europe, according to a new Navigant Research report that forecasts the worldwide DG market will surpass $182 billion within the next decade. The growing use of distributed generation is eroding utility revenue, leaving some to … [Read more...]

Utilities See Distributed Generation Coming; Energy Efficiency Working

Once upon a time when a big power plant retired, it was replaced by one as big or bigger. But not anymore. Energy efficiency is increasingly reducing the need for more power. And when it is needed, distributed generation may be enough. That’s how utilities increasingly view the market, according to this year’s Strategic Directions: U.S. Electric … [Read more...]