Decentralised energy, as the name suggests, is produced close to where it will be used, rather than at a large plant elsewhere and sent through the national grid.
This local generation reduces transmission losses and lowers carbon emissions. Security of supply is increased nationally as customers don’t have to share a supply or rely on relatively few, large and remote power stations.
There can be economic benefits too. Long term decentralised energy can offer more competitive prices than traditional energy. While initial installation costs may be higher, a special decentralised energy tariff creates more stable pricing.
For house builders, developers and PFI consortia, decentralised energy is the cost-effective route to achieving carbon targets. This approach to low carbon energy provision gives you the opportunity to promote a locally provided, sustainable, competitive and smarter energy choice.