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Title: Tomorrow`s energy today for cities and counties: Cogeneration powers up cost-competitive energy

Cities and counties build many multi-million dollar facilities, and supplying energy to run these facilities is a long-term obligation for a community. Cogeneration offers local governments an opportunity to reduce the cost of providing electricity, heating, and cooling to their buildings. Sometimes cogeneration is combined with district heating and cooling systems. This kind of cogeneration results in system efficiencies as high as 70%--about twice the efficiency of a conventional power plant that produces only electricity! The article describes cogeneration combined with district cooling in Trenton, NJ, and cogeneration on a small scale in San Jose, California.
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
179201
Report Number(s):
DOE/GO--10095-216
ON: DE95013118; NC: NONE; TRN: AHC29603%%26
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: Nov 1995
Research Org:
National Renewable Energy Lab., Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; NEW JERSEY; CENTRAL HEATING PLANTS; COGENERATION; CALIFORNIA; PUBLIC BUILDINGS; DUAL-PURPOSE POWER PLANTS; ENERGY EFFICIENCY; DISTRICT COOLING; AIR CONDITIONING; SPACE HEATING; PROCESS HEAT; WATER HEATING; DISTRICT HEATING