DEFINITION: Onsite generation is the production of energy at the point of use – the site where it is to be consumed. It is a form of decentralised energy, enabling a business to make and use its own energy at a particular location, rather than buying that energy through the grid. In some cases, a business may be able to sell any surplus energy it makes back to the grid.
See also: Solar energy
See also: Combined heat and power (CHP)
See also: Onshore wind
See also: Anaerobic digestion
See also: Ground source heat pump
See also: Air source heat pump