Sunday, July 08, 2012

Distribubted Generation -Empowers consumer to become energy independent

We watch the horrors of recent Climate change as it devastates some parts of America and rest of the World. It make news and many wish that power generator should switch overnight to Green energy and shut down coal or oil based power plants etc.Realistically, it is not going to happen soon because it is cheaper for them to deny that Climate change has nothing to do with their emission etc. etc.
What choice does the Customer has now?
No one can stop from buying the power made by these plants and help increase distributed generation in our communities.
What is distributed generation? It is the ability to install power generation equipment at our homes so we do not rely on power made far away and transmitted over miles to the point of consumption.Many incentives and financing is available now so it is right time to act. New York State has generous policy to enable us to make our own power. We should take advantage of "on-bill" financing and change our lights to LED lights, and install solar panels and solar thermal system at each house. By paying for these improvements to the power company over 5 to 7 years the consumer will be paying comparable amount of their current energy bill and soon be reaping the benefit of lower energy costs for the life time.
Imagine the consumer making all or majority of their energy need at their site so power plants would have to reduce their plant production. Once the demand for power reduces, it will be possible to shut off the coal plants first and then oil fired units.
Other power generating systems running on natural gas or Nuclear would continue till Wind, Solar and Geothermal technologies gain capacity like Germany has already shown to the world.
Better future is in our hand.  Let us act now and take advantage of the incentives.

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4 Comments:

At 9:07 AM, Anonymous Lance Cessna said...

Nowadays, there are a lot of people who support the use of distributed resources because it generally improves the efficiency of power generation. Because the system operators limit the load in absorbing reactive power, these power plants increases the power grid’s reliability and mitigates excess power. Primarily, it provides so much help in our environment since it lessens the bad chemicals emitted by the large centralized power plants around the world.

 
At 11:49 AM, Anonymous Tyrone Brick said...

“Better future is in our hand.” – I cannot agree more with you on this. Nature has already provided us with every resource we need, and this even includes ways to harness energy without harming the environments. All we have to do now is to further discover and fully utilize these ways. Going green starts with your home, beginning with choosing energy-efficient gadgets and appliances and to choosing the right energy source.

 
At 5:47 PM, Anonymous Sabrina Garza said...

I was so inspired by the people of Samsø! That’s why we installed a wind turbine in our home. Are you aware of their massive green project? The Samsø residents have joined to invest in green business, and now they are energy-independent. It’s just amazing. I hope everyone will come to realize how effective green energy is.

 
At 2:17 PM, Blogger ram shrivastava said...

Sabrina's comments is welcome. The world needs more examples of such communities that are selecting Clean and Green energy resource.
Ram

 

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