Distributed Generation

Due recent electricity market liberalization and on-going concerns regarding the cost of electricity as well as efforts towards environmentalism; distributed generation is experiencing a renewed interest throughout the world. Distributed generation, is generally defined as small-scale electricity generation and is used to provide an alternative to or an enhancement of the traditional electric power system. The purpose of this course is to discuss the various small-scale generation technologies that exist today and then move on with a discussion of the major benefits and issues of distributed generation.

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This course is accredited by: IEEE, USGBC, AHLEI, BPI, BOMI, CIBSE, ACORE, REEP, FIRE, AFE, CPD, IAAT, and FENITEL


Schneider Electric
Website: http://www2.schneider-electric.com/sites/corporate/en/products-services/training/energy-university/energy-university.page?tsk=b942u&pc=13877&keycode=b942u&promocode=13877&promo_key=b942u
Date: September 20th, 2010
Length: 45 minutes


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