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Implementing CHP in Louisiana: A Case Study
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The objective of this research is to evaluate issues related to implementing CHP systems in Louisiana. A case study is used to show the system design, economic analysis and permitting process. The implementation process will focus on the air permitting and the utility interconnection agreements for rural Louisiana. The development of general guidelines on CHP implementation in Louisiana will provide insight to many potential CHP adopters in the state of Louisiana. The methodology used involves researching current Federal and Louisiana state policies that regulate the air permitting and utility regulation for CHP systems. After the appropriate air permits and qualification for grid connection are identified, the next step in the process of solving the problem will be to locate appropriate contacts within the appropriate agencies. The final step of the problem solving will be to interview the appropriate personnel to identify the procedures that each department follows to implement CHP systems.
Kozman, T. A.; Carriere, J. L.; Lee, J. (2009). Implementing CHP in Louisiana: A Case Study. Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu). Available electronically from