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Distributed generation needs less backup than centralized power generation

| Written by John Farrell | No Comments | Updated on Dec 12, 2011 The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at

One doesn’t need 540 MW of reserve to back up 540 MW of small-scale distributed generation, but one does need it to back up a single critical 540 MW unit.

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