Perspectives on distributed generation in electric power industry
Development of distributed generation is one of the modern trends in the electric power industry worldwide. The main drivers are technology progress and energy policy (stimulating development of RES, cogeneration, “green energy”, etc.). Furthermore, consumers’ request for higher service standards is important. Liberalization of the electric power industry creates additional opportunities for the development of distributed generation. Also it is necessary to synchronize the development of the electric power industry, heat industry, and consumers’ generation.