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Title: Distributed generation: definition, benefits and issues
Authors: Pepermans, Guido ×
Driesen, Johan
Haeseldonckx, Dries
Belmans, Ronnie
D'haeseleer, William #
Issue Date: Apr-2005
Publisher: Elsevier sci ltd
Series Title: Energy policy vol:33 issue:6 pages:787-798
Abstract: This paper starts from the observation that there is a renewed interest in small-scale electricity generation. The authors start with a survey of existing small-scale generation technologies and then move on with a discussion of the major benefits and issues of small-scale electricity generation. Different technologies are evaluated in terms of their possible contribution to the listed benefits and issues. Small-scale generation is also commonly called distributed generation, embedded generation or decentralised generation. In a final section, an attempt is made to define the latter concepts more precisely. It appears that there is no consensus on a precise definition as the concept encompasses many technologies and applications. (C) 2003 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
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ISSN: 0301-4215
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Research Center of Energy, Transport and Environment, Leuven
Applied Mechanics and Energy Conversion Section
ESAT - ELECTA, Electrical Energy Computer Architectures
Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB) - miscellaneous
Mechanical Engineering Technology TC, Campus Group T Leuven
Technologiecluster Werktuigkundige Industriƫle Ingenieurstechnieken
Research Centre for Economics and Corporate Sustainability, Campus Brussels
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