Attitude Towards Decentralized Electricity Generation
A study by MPW Institute LLC
Decentralized electricity generation is supposed to solve several problems faced by today’s electricity markets and networks. It is also one of the main contributors to the reduction of CO2 -emissions and the improvement of energy efficiency. No wonder, most countries around the world have adopted legislative measures to promote decentralized electricity generation.
But at the same time, those promoting the traditional centralized energy system make their claims: Who will pay grid fees if the rich generate their own electricity and go off-grid? How can grid-stability be safeguarded with more and more renewable energy fluctuating into the grid? In other words: How can the old powers stay in control?
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