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More Oklahomans seek to power their own homes and businesses

Former Oklahoma Corporation Commision member and attorney Jim Roth, of Phillips Murrah, discusses the benefits of distributed generation.
by Paula Burkes Modified: August 26, 2014 at 8:00 pm •  Published: August 25, 2014
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Q&A with Jim Roth

More Oklahomans seek to power their own homes, businesses

Q: What is distributed generation?

A: Distributed generation refers to generating power at the site of consumption. When a home, business or school is equipped with a rooftop solar system, its electrical demands are partially met with the energy that the solar system produces. This allows consumers to take control of powering their own homes and businesses.

Q: How are Oklahomans utilizing distributed generation?

A: Oklahomans are using distributed generation to power their lives — to turn on the lights, power the air conditioning on a hot day, charge their electronics, etc. Homes and businesses are seeking the ability to produce their own energy, be less dependent on the utility, and make a sound financial environment. Distributed generation enables you to do all three.

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by Paula Burkes
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A 1981 journalism graduate of Oklahoma State University, Paula Burkes has more than 30 years experience writing and editing award-winning material for newspapers and healthcare, educational and telecommunications institutions in Tulsa, Oklahoma...
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