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Better Real-Time Loss Analysis Tells Utilities
Where Solar and Storage DER Make Sense

by Dan Garvey
Renewable Energy World, August 30, 2018

Department of Energy estimates that more than 60 percent of the source energy
used to generate electricity is lost before it is consumed in our homes.

Power pole transformers, where voltage is stepped down for residential use, is a substantial source of line loss. Consumers who flip on lights and power up the ever-growing number of devices in their living rooms are receiving electricity from a grid that has to generate two Watts of electricity for every one Watt delivered. Put another way, the


Dan Garvey
Better Real-Time Loss Analysis Tells Utilities Where Solar and Storage DER Make Sense
Renewable Energy World, August 30, 2018

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