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Thu Feb 7, 2013, 12:31 PM

US shifting to a decentralised power system says FERC boss

Jon Wellinghoff is chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) - the Federal agency responsible for ensuring the nations energy supply.

US shifting to a decentralised power system says FERC boss
By Dr. Heather Johnstone Chief Editor

The US is moving away from an electricity generation system based on large, centralised power stations to a distributed generation or decentralised energy model.

...Solar photovoltaics (PV) is expected to play an important role in the “rapid expansion” of the US’ distributed generation sector, says Wellinghoff, as more and more households and businesses explore the feasibility of rooftops installations.

...Wellinghoff also believes that with the continuing low gas price in the US, on-site natural gas-fired cogeneration systems – both turbine and engine-based – will attract increasing interest by driving down energy costs compared to the traditional centralised generation system.

A key factor now driving this move, according to Wellinghoff, is the seeming prevalence of natural disasters hitting the US, including most recently Hurricane Sandy.

Wellinghoff concluded that ...


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2naSalit Feb 2013 #1

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Thu Feb 7, 2013, 01:54 PM

1. All I can say is

Duh!! I have been advocating point-source power generation for a long time and it's about time somebody with media access started talking about it.

Aerotechture is a good way to get things started.


When I buy any property, I will have this sort of system installed immediately.

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