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FAQS

Q:  What are Distributed Resources?

 Distributed Resources are typically small scale capacity generation and storage technologies (usually less than 1 MW) -- suitable for use in peak shaving and distributed applications.

The term "distributed resources" includes modular power technologies and nongenerating demand side management (DSM) measures, such as energy efficiency improvements, that reduce the load at the distribution level of the transmission and distribution (T&D) grid.

Q:  What is Distributed Generation?

Distributed generation is the locating of electricity generators close to the point of consumption. It provides some unique benefits to power companies and customers that are not available from centralized electricity generation.

Distributed power technologies are inherently modular, and can include renewable energy, fuel cell, and cogeneration systems.

Q:  What are some common units of power?

  • 1 Kilowatt = 1.34 HP = 3412 BTUH (BTU's per Hour)
  • 1000 BTUH = 0.293 KW = 0.393 HP
  • 1 Horsepower = 0.746 Kilowatt (KW)
  • 1 Horsepower = 33000 ft-slb/min
  • 1 Ton (HVAC) =12000 BTUH = (3.56 KW out)
  • 625 KW out, 191.7 KW in, 3 COP (Coefficient of Performance)

Q:  What are some common units of energy?

  • 1 KWh = 3413 BTU
  • 1 BTU = 778 ft-lbs = 0.000293 KWh
  • 1 therm = 100,000 BTU = 105 BTU
  • MMBTU = one million BTU
  • Quad = one billion MMBTU = 1015 BTU