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Distributed generation

An introduction to distributed generation, sometimes referred to as embedded generation.

This Factfile provides an introduction to Distributed Generation (DG), also sometimes referred to as embedded generation. It provides a high level summary of the following topics:

• the development and current structure of the electricity supply chain
• the drivers that have accelerated the recent growth of DG
• current and potential future DG technologies
• data on the current DG capacity in Great Britain
• issues of licensing and markets; and
• the impacts of DG on distribution systems