Distributed Energy Resources and Combined Heat and Power: A Declaration of Terms

Research Report IE001


Anna Monis Shipley and R. Neal Elliott


Establishes a set of terms for the areas of distributed energy resources and combined heat and power. The definitions are determined through two parameters: systems size and system design and operation. The terms are clarified and defined in a manner that will appeal to the majority of the power generating community and create the groundwork for a unified industry terminology.