As Distributed Generation Accelerates, Utilities and Governments Move to Adapt Andreas Rentz/Getty Images News

As Distributed Generation Accelerates, Utilities and Governments Move to Adapt

“Utilities that pro-actively engage with their customers to accommodate DG – and even participate in the market themselves – limit their risk and stand to benefit the most.” Dexter Gauntlett, Navigant Research

The growth of distributed power generation systems is frequently characterized as a force capable of throwing the entire legacy electric power industry into a “death spiral.” It’s hyperbole, of course, but maybe it’s useful hyperbole. The prospect of grid defection has prompted some utilities to make some radical moves to adapt, and some of the governments that set their rules are instituting policies to facilitate the shift. The potential impact on the electrical

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