Onsite generation

DEFINITION: Onsite generation is the production of energy at the point of use – the site where it is to be consumed. It is a form of decentralised energy, enabling a business to make and use its own energy at a particular location, rather than buying that energy through the grid. In some cases, a business may be able to sell any surplus energy it makes back to the grid.

See also: Solar energy

See also: Combined heat and power (CHP)

See also: Onshore wind

See also: Anaerobic digestion

See also: Ground source heat pump

See also: Air source heat pump

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