Models for Quantifying the Economic Benefits of Distributed Generation

  title={Models for Quantifying the Economic Benefits of Distributed Generation},
  author={Hugo A. Gil and G{\'e}za Jo{\'o}s},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Power Systems},
  • H. GilG. Joós
  • Published 22 April 2008
  • Economics
  • IEEE Transactions on Power Systems
We examine some of the most important economic benefits brought about by distributed generation technologies to the distribution utility and the power system. Models are developed that allow the quantification of those benefits in economic terms. In some cases, industry regulators or utilities charge connection fees to the owners of distributed generators, even if they are saving the local utility considerable amounts of money every year in deferred network upgrades, reduced losses, avoided… 

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