Distributed Generation and Diesel Power
The typical energy-generating power station is a centralized facility. The energy produced in this type of facility must travel large distances, sometimes hundreds of kilometers, before it can be used. Electricity loses some of its power as it travels, which makes this process less efficient than it could be. This results in higher electricity costs for the end user. The trend of overpriced electricity can be observed in Ontario, where costs are double the Canadian average. To solve this problem, distributed energy generation is becoming widely popular. Distributed generation is a system whereby energy is produced very close to the place where it will be used. This process is usually carried out by an on-site device which is much smaller and less expensive than a traditional power station. One type of on-site device is the diesel generator.
Diesel generators have been around for a long time and have proven their worth. Reliability is a quality which cannot be overlooked. Generally speaking, they are small and relatively portable. Start up costs for a diesel generator are minuscule when compared to other systems like solar facilities with battery storage. Diesel generators are virtually unmatched in power density. Power density is the technical term for the rate at which energy is transferred. One complaint about traditional diesel generators is that they are noisy. Perhaps it’s true that old diesel generators are noisy, but companies like Rodan Energy Solutions have developed systems specifically to be quiet and non-intrusive.
Businesses across Ontario could benefit greatly from switching to a distributed energy system. If you’re a business owner in Ontario, contact Rodan Energy Solutions and they will build, own, operate and manage a distributed energy system for little or no cost to you. Rodan Energy is leading North America towards a future of sustainable energy. They are based in Mississauga and implement several methods of energy generation, including diesel technology.