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Examples of cogeneration projects

Examples of cogeneration projects

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The scope of this chapter is to present successful cogeneration projects. As written in Chapter 5, there are four main sectors of cogeneration applications: utility, industrial, commercial (called also building), and agricultural sector; district heating can be categorized in the utility sector. Therefore, the example projects will be presented in the following by the application sector. Undoubtedly, there are innumerable successful cogeneration projects worldwide, and the intention here is not to give an exhaustive list (it would be rather impossible) but to give only a few characteristic examples. The selection was necessarily restricted to combined heat and power (CHP) plants with data available in the open literature only, so that revealing proprietary information is avoided. The eight applications of cogeneration, presented in this chapter, are covering all types of technologies (i.e., internal combustion engines, combined cycle, steam turbine, gas turbine, etc.), all major fuels used (i.e., natural gas, biomass, coal, etc.), all various capacities (i.e., micro, small-scale, and large), and all sectors of the economy (i.e., utility, industrial, commercial, and agricultural), so that the reader can form an integrated overview and understanding of modern cogeneration projects.

Chapter Contents:

  • 14.1 Introduction
  • 14.2 Cogeneration in district heating
  • 14.2.1 The Siekierki CHP plant, Warsaw, Poland
  • 14.2.2 The Ziepniekkalns CHP plant, Riga, Latvia
  • 14.3 Industrial cogeneration plants
  • 14.3.1 Cogeneration in the pulp and paper industry: The UIPSA CHP plant, La Pobla de Claramunt, Barcelona
  • 14.3.2 Cogeneration in the primary metal industry: TheAughinish Alumina CHP plant, Askeaton, Limerick, Ireland
  • 14.4 Cogeneration in the commercial (building) sector
  • 14.4.1 CHP plant in Hospital Central de la Defensa "Gomez Ulla," Madrid, Spain
  • 14.4.2 "Hypo Alpe Adria" Trigeneration System, Tavagnacco, Italy
  • 14.4.3 Micro-CHP plant in De Clare Court, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, UK
  • 14.5 Cogeneration in the agricultural sector
  • 14.5.1 The Agritex Energy S.A. CHP plant, Alexandria, Greece
  • References

Inspec keywords: district heating; cogeneration

Other keywords: industrial sector; commercial sector; utility sector; agricultural sector; combined heat and power plants; district heating; CHP plants; cogeneration projects

Subjects: Thermal power stations and plants; Heating (energy utilisation); Space heating

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