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Use Spread-Sheet Based CHP Models to Identify and Evaluate Energy Cost Reduction Opportunities in Industrial Plants
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CHP (for Combined Heat and Power) is fast becoming the internationally accepted terminology for describing the energy utilities generation and distribution systems in industrial plants. The term is all inclusive -boilers, fired heaters, steam turbines, gas turbines, expanders, refrigeration systems, etc. A simulation model of the CHP system is an extremely useful tool to understand the interactions between the various components. Applications include: • identifying opportunities for cost reduction through efficiency improvement • accurate energy cost accounting • evaluating the energy cost impact of proposed process changes on the demand side • comparison of cogeneration options • identifying load shaping strategies (eg. switching between motors and turbine drives) • negotiating fuel/power supply contracts. This paper describes how CHP models can be developed easily and at low cost using electronic spreadsheets, and illustrates their application with a detailed example.
Kumana, J. D. (2001). Use Spread-Sheet Based CHP Models to Identify and Evaluate Energy Cost Reduction Opportunities in Industrial Plants. Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu). Available electronically from