chapter  9
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It has already been suggested that there is an increasing trend towards ‘distributed’ or decentralized power generation, especially in rural locations or where stability of supply is essential, such as for banks, hospitals research facilities and so on. Micro-power or small-scale generation is the key to this trend. There are several advantages to this alternative to the large-scale grid system served by a few large thermal power plants:

• Small-scale power can be closer to the point of use, overcoming the inefficiency of long distribution lines.