Efficiency improvements through combined heat and power for onsite distributed generation technologies

Shankar Karki*, Manohar Kulkarni, Michael D. Mann, Hossein Salehfar

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Abstract

With the evolution of electricity market transformation, there is a renewed interest in distributed generation (DG)-that has a promising role for mitigating technical, regulatory, and environmental constraints in the electricity sector. These benefits are further enhanced with the ability of such DGs in heat recovery applications in which the waste heat is used to produce hot water, heat building space, drive absorption cooling, and supply other thermal energy needs in a commercial building or industrial process. This paper identifies the efficiency gain; and other environmental and economical benefits of using fossil fuel based DGs under combined heat and power (CHP) application. Based on emission factors and operational performance of existing commercially available DGs under both separate heat and power (SHP) and CHP applications, economic and environmental performance of such DGs is analyzed and compared under different loading conditions characterized by different heat to power (HPR) ratios.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationWorld Energy Engineering Congress 2006, WEEC 2006
Pages493-498
Number of pages6
StatePublished - Dec 1 2006
EventWorld Energy Engineering Congress 2006, WEEC 2006 - Washington, DC, United States
Duration: Sep 13 2006Sep 15 2006

Publication series

NameWorld Energy Engineering Congress 2006, WEEC 2006

Other

OtherWorld Energy Engineering Congress 2006, WEEC 2006
CountryUnited States
CityWashington, DC
Period9/13/069/15/06

Keywords

  • Combined heat & power
  • Distributed generation
  • Environmental emissions
  • Separate heat & power

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Fuel Technology

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