Storage Devices It consists of batteries, flywheels, and other devices, which are charged during low load demand and used when required. It is usually combined with other kinds of DG types to supply the peak load demand. The batteries used are deep cycle, which can be charged and discharged a large number of times without any failure or damage.
These batteries have a charging controller for protection from over charge and over discharge as it disconnects the charging process when batteries have full charge. The sizes of these batteries determine discharge period. Also, the flywheels systems can charge and provide 700 kW in 5sec. 7. Biomass, Municipal Waste Power and Miscellaneous Renewable Technologies Biomass fueled electric generators have found widespread application in industries such as paper manufacturing that can utilize much of their waste material for power generation.
Also, Municipal waste combustor plants can potentially play an important role in a distributed generation regime. The development of distributed generation promotes the use of renewable generator technologies. Additional renewable electricity generation technologies include geothermal, ocean thermal, low-head hydroelectric, wave and tidal energy. 1.3.
3. Distributed Generation Benefits, Drawbacks and Applications Benefits Distributed generation promises several potential positive impacts, both economical and technical. The major benefits of the integrations of DG into electric power networks are as follows