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Why Distributed Energy

Distributed Energy refers to locating the source of heating, cooling, and power as close to the point of need as is practical.

Many Small Plants Make Sense: Experts agree that situating the source of power, heat and cooling closest to the demand addresses many concerns relating to efficiency and effectiveness of the use of fuel. A distributed system also addresses issues of

  • security in numbers and distribution of the sources of energy,
  • economies of scale for bringing new power on line,
  • reductions in line losses, and,
  • better grid stability by supplying power where and when needed.

Distributed energy is cleaner: The recommended fuel for on-site power and heat production in Alberta is natural gas. This fuel and alternatives to it such as syn-gas, propane and methane are preferred alternatives to coal from an environmental perspective.

TES can also assist you with the processes involved to qualify, quantify and aggregate for sale the greenhouse gas credits resulting from the use of natural gas as a fuel as opposed to coal.

Micro-utilities are profit centers: Utilizing all of the waste heat possible only through a distributed energy source, the resulting increased efficiency allows natural gas fired micro-utilities to compete effectively with coal-fired generating plants. For the owner there are multiple benefits including

  • Unlimited Power, Heating and Cooling on Demand,
  • Reliable 100% commercial backup power,
  • Access to power for peak shaving resulting in lower power costs,
  • Mitigating risks against future volatile power prices,
  • Profit from the sale of power to the grid,
  • Tax benefits of clean / green power and heat production, and,
  • Numerous government incentives for creation of micro-utilities

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