Table: Electricity for Tomorrow

DISTRIBUTED POWER is a big departure from today's energy model, which relies on a one-way flow of electricity from large power plants. With DP, homes and commercial buildings could produce power using technologies such as microturbines, solar cells, diesel generators, fuel cells, and wind turbines. Excess power could be sold to the utility adding to grid capacity. Homes and businesses would draw power from the grid when they need it, or when rates go down during "off peak" hours

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