Software Analyzes Distributed Generation Technology

A U.S. firm has introduced a database analysis system that provides detailed energy use for distributed generation technologies in residential or commercial markets.

DURHAM, North Carolina, US, 2001-05-30 [SolarAccess.com] A U.S. firm has introduced a database analysis system that provides detailed energy use for distributed generation technologies in residential or commercial markets. Jackson Associates says its DG Market Analysis System (DG-MAS) was developed to allow equipment manufacturer to assess markets for their own and for competing DG technologies. It can also assess industry analyst evaluations of technologies, markets and likely DG company performance, utility and DG benefits/costs and market penetration analysis and target marketing by energy service companies, manufacturers and other industry participants. When used in conjunction with the company’s Energy-ID product, DG-MAS generates customer contact information and DG analysis for all individual commercial and residential customers in DG target markets. “DG analysis results can be summarized with a few numbers,” says president Jerry Jackson. “However, fully understanding the results of a comprehensive analysis requires access to detailed results.” DG-MAS presents both summary and detailed analysis results that the company says are important to understanding distributed generation market analysis and forecasts. MAISY Utility Customer Databases contain 156,000 records which can be used in DG-MAS to provide detailed energy use and other information on individual customers, and to permit analysis of real buildings rather than engineering prototypes or average buildings. A proprietary micro-simulation technology modeling process evaluates and forecasts DG choices for each of the customers in the databases in each year of the analysis which can extend through 2020. DG-MAS is customized and can be applied to utility service areas, metropolitan areas and states. The analysis and forecasting process has been applied in studies and market evaluations of new technologies for the U.S. Department of Energy, Environmental Protection Agency, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and two dozen state agencies and electric utilities.
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