Faculty Advisor

Bar-On, Isa


Distributed generation (DG) allows electric company customers to generate their own power. Many states have developed policies and standards regarding interconnection of DG equipment to the electric grid. These policies and standards were examined and compared in Massachusetts and California. This comparison showed that California is encouraging DG use more than Massachusetts. Several factors were identified which may explain these differences. These factors include population growth rates and the current energy crisis in California.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2003

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering