The Evolution of Distributed Energy Resources

December 31, 2018

In the words of Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto, we will enter a time soon when we no longer make our morning toast with energy sent from a power plant hundreds of miles away. Peduto is describing an evolution toward a more decentralized power grid, a shifting away from electricity delivered via large central power plants and long transmission lines. While energy industry insiders are well aware of these changes, many energy consumers are not.

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