Distributed Generation

(Document - 2/7/2019)
This is the second in a series of technical briefs exploring emerging opportunities for energy efficiency in residential and commercial buildings. The ability to store energy and use it later is growing increasingly important to commercial buildings...
(Blog Post - 4/25/2018)
Puerto Rico experienced another island-wide blackout last week. Distributed energy resources such as combined heat and power (CHP) could help communities avoid or minimize some impacts of large-scale natural disasters including blackouts. Our new...
(Document - 4/25/2018)
In this paper we examine how decision makers can more precisely assess the costs of disruptive weather events and the value of resilient distributed energy systems such as combined heat and power (CHP). CHP makes up a small percentage of the energy...
(Blog Post - 4/16/2018)
Extreme weather events and natural disasters such as bomb cyclones, forest fires, the polar vortex, and hurricanes are wreaking havoc on buildings, the electric grid, and other critical US infrastructure. Some communities are still struggling to...
(Blog Post - 5/25/2017)
More states are undertaking new approaches to utility planning that prioritize clean, distributed energy resources, but few are considering combined heat and power (CHP) for meeting the demands of the modern grid. In many ways, CHP provides exactly...
(Document - 3/28/2017)
Electricity markets in the southeast are facing many changes on the customer side of the meter. This report looks at how energy efficiency, photovoltaics (solar electricity), electric vehicles, heat pumps and demand response (shifting loads away...
(Document - 12/13/2016)
Congress should: Provide funding for technical assistance and implementation grants for clean distributed generation, as authorized in Section 451 of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 Pass the HEAT (Heat Efficiency through Applied...
(Document - 8/31/2016)
Multiple trends will affect electricity demand in the coming decades, including the pace at which we adopt energy efficiency, photovoltaics, electric vehicles, and heat pumps. This report focuses on New England electricity consumption and peak...
(Document - 10/1/2014)
Combined heat and power (CHP) technologies, also known as cogeneration, generate electricity and useful thermal energy in a single integrated system. CHP projects can offer substantial economic, environmental, and energy benefits to their owners,...
(Document - 7/18/2013)
Natural gas distribution utilities are well-positioned to make significant investments in customer-sited CHP systems. Increased CHP deployment is a strategic business opportunity for natural gas utilities since most CHP systems use natural gas as...