State Policy Description
Policy Components Questions
Policy Component information last updated July 30 2018
Distributed generation (DG) provides localized generation that serves a specific part of the grid. It may include generation serving a specific residence or business, a neighborhood, or a region served by a substation. DG has the benefit of reducing stress on large transmission infrastructure by providing distribution level power (as opposed to central generation). Because small-scale renewable energy systems require large upfront investments, many states provide financing and financial incentives to spur adoption of these technologies. For more information, see the full policy brief.
For more information on the components of the policy see the full policy brief.