How distributed generation is changing energy as we know it

… At most businesses, the first task of the day is to turn on the lights.

Not much thought is given to the mundane routine, but even less is given to why the lights turn on at all.

For decades, power plants and utilities were the basic answers to this question. Power plants, typically run by nuclear reactors, coal or oil and gas, would generate electricity that would be subsequently sold to consumers through utility companies such as National Grid. The electricity runs through an intricate system of local transmission lines, nicknamed “the grid,” and is consumed wherever people are turning on the lights.

Distributed generation, however, is changing this narrative. …

Read the original on Providence Business News here.

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