Monitoring and control requirement definition study for dispersed storage and generation (DSG). Volume V. Final report, Appendix D [electronic resource] : cost-benefit considerations for providing dispersed storage and generation for electric utilities
- Cincinnati, Ohio : General Electric Company, 1980.
Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy.
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- Pages: 40 : digital, PDF file
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- A major aim of the US National Energy Policy, as well as that of the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, is to conserve energy and to shift from oil to more abundant domestic fuels and renewable energy sources. Dispersed Storage and Generation (DSG) is the term that characterizes the present and future dispersed, relatively small (<30 MW) energy systems, such as solar thermal electric, photovoltaic, wind, fuel cell, storage battery, hydro, and cogeneration, which can help achieve these national energy goals and can be dispersed throughout the distribution portion of an electric utility system. Cost benefit considerations are extremely important in obtaining the acceptance of dispersed storage and generation by the electric utilities. These considerations may involve somewhat different economic analyses depending on whether the generation is utility, customer, or combined ownership. It will be necessary to get acceptance of more easily understood methods for evaluating the economics of DSG because much of the benefits of DSG may accrue in the generation and transmission portions of the utility system while the costs tend to be centered in the distribution portion of that system. Depending on the rating and availability of the DSG, the monitoring and control portion of the system may be relatively low in cost compared to the value of the energy supplied for DSGs in the 5 MW range and above and relatively high in cost compared to the smaller 10 to 50 kW units. The influence of other factors, such as reliability, capital costs, and other economic measures, can be important to utility and customer alike in judging the costs and benefits of DSGs.
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- E 1.99:doe/jpl/955456-1(vol.5)
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