the United States
in the north, the Atlantic Ocean in the east, and the Pacific Ocean in the west.
Research Service Scope
This study outlines the features and future of the distributed power generation market (DPG) in
The technologies covered in this deliverable are:• ICGS• Small wind turbine generators (SWTG)• Photovoltaic (PV) modules
• The base year for this study is 2012, and the forecast period is 2013 to 2017.• The exchange rate is assumed to be
=X Mexican pesos.• The market size is measured by revenue and installed capacity.- Revenue figures are the yearly revenue generated by companies' sales.- Installed capacity figures refer to the total company-rated capacity of installed power supply.• Market prices reflect the average manufacturer-rated price for distributed power generation technologies and are expressed as an average price per MW installed. All prices in the study are in US dollars ($) unless otherwise specified.• The study also provides installed capacity and revenue forecasts and reviews market size with company shares and competitive factors in the market.• The traditional model for the electricity market includes the use of large power plants for power generation, high-voltage infrastructure for power transmission over long distances, and local distribution lines.• However, this utility of this model of electricity provision is limited in
because of infrastructure constraints in isolated areas where mining, oil and gas, and telecomm operations are located.• Distributed generation (DG) is the practice of installing and operating power generation equipment near facilities that use the energy supply. DG offers new opportunities to rural communities and facilities far from the electrical grid.• By eliminating transmission losses, DPG improves energy efficiency and local control over electricity loads. Power utilities and industrial and commercial businesses profit from this model by employing common practices, including peak shaving, energy backup, black start, and co-generation.- Peak shaving is the alternation of different energy sources to reduce electricity costs as soon as tariffs rise to rates higher than those of DG.- Backup power maintains a continuous power flow during grid-related events such as supply interruptions or low voltage input.- The use of DPG for black-start operations helps to re-establish on-site energy supply after a temporary shutdown or interruption.- Co-generation is the combined production of both power and heat.
• ICGSs are portable equipment capable of generating electricity with an internal combustion engine.