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Summary of small scale CHP demonstration projects

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Abstract

The Energy Efficiency Office, under the United Kingdom Department of Energy`s Energy Efficiency Demonstration Scheme has part-funded a series of nine projects aimed at demonstrating the benefits of small scale Combined Heat and Power (CHP) in various building types. Monitoring was carried out over a two-year period at each site to establish independently the energy savings and cost effectiveness of the investment in the CHP systems. This report presents an overview of the results to establish the operating requirements and strategy for future users of CHP. Payback periods of under five years were achieved at three sites but, because these projects represent some of the earliest uses of CHP in the UK outside the leisure market, the average payback period was over seven years. Two major factors equally affected the economic viability of these early CHP systems. First, the CHP suppliers and installers were required to rectify equipment failures. Second, the CHP system required integration into the site heating and control system, which involved both the system designer and CHP user. Problems encountered in this project have provided valuable lessons for the development of small scale packaged CHP units. From the lessons learned, general guidelines have been developed to assist  More>>
Publication Date:
Mar 01, 1991
Product Type:
Miscellaneous
Report Number:
GB-417
Reference Number:
SCA: 320106; PA: GB-91:052677; SN: 92000657907
Resource Relation:
Other Information: DN: Energy Efficiency Demonstration Scheme report for the Energy Technology Support Unit (ETSU), Harwell (GB).; PBD: Mar 1991
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; COGENERATION; DEMONSTRATION PLANTS; BUILDINGS; ENERGY EFFICIENCY; ECONOMICS; PAYBACK PERIOD; ELECTRIC POWER; HEAT RECOVERY; HEATING SYSTEMS; WATER HEATING; 320106; BUILDING EQUIPMENT
OSTI ID:
10116569
Research Organizations:
Department of Energy, London (United Kingdom). Energy Efficiency Office; FEC Consultants Ltd., Oldham (United Kingdom)
Country of Origin:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ON: DE92767004; TRN: GB9152677
Availability:
OSTI; NTIS (US Sales Only)
Submitting Site:
GB
Size:
20 p.
Announcement Date:
Jun 30, 2005

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None. Summary of small scale CHP demonstration projects. United Kingdom: N. p., 1991. Web.
None. Summary of small scale CHP demonstration projects. United Kingdom.
None. 1991. "Summary of small scale CHP demonstration projects." United Kingdom.
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title = {Summary of small scale CHP demonstration projects}
author = {None}
abstractNote = {The Energy Efficiency Office, under the United Kingdom Department of Energy`s Energy Efficiency Demonstration Scheme has part-funded a series of nine projects aimed at demonstrating the benefits of small scale Combined Heat and Power (CHP) in various building types. Monitoring was carried out over a two-year period at each site to establish independently the energy savings and cost effectiveness of the investment in the CHP systems. This report presents an overview of the results to establish the operating requirements and strategy for future users of CHP. Payback periods of under five years were achieved at three sites but, because these projects represent some of the earliest uses of CHP in the UK outside the leisure market, the average payback period was over seven years. Two major factors equally affected the economic viability of these early CHP systems. First, the CHP suppliers and installers were required to rectify equipment failures. Second, the CHP system required integration into the site heating and control system, which involved both the system designer and CHP user. Problems encountered in this project have provided valuable lessons for the development of small scale packaged CHP units. From the lessons learned, general guidelines have been developed to assist with successful installation and operation of units. (author).}
place = {United Kingdom}
year = {1991}
month = {Mar}
}