Print Email Facebook Twitter A basic analysis of cogeneration economics Title A basic analysis of cogeneration economics Author Collet, P.J. Hoofdgroep Maatschappelijke Technologie TNO Publication year 1989 Abstract The economics of small scale gas turbine based cogeneration systems are analyzed on the basis of avoided costs for an electric utility exploiting such systems. This concerns a theoretical study in which the cogeneration system as a means for electricity generation is assumed to supplant the building of new central electricity generating plant. The results show that with increasing oil and gas price levels, the economics of cogeneration will become more favourable when the supplanted capacity is for peak load rather than for base load electricity generation. This implies a preference for applications with cogeneration operation taking place mainly during on-peak hours of the electricity demand. Subject EnergyAircraft enginesCogeneration plantsElectric power generationElectric utilitiesHeat transferIonization of gasesAvoided costsBase load electricitiesCogeneration systemsElectricity demandsElectricity generationGenerating plantsOil and gas pricesTheoretical studyGas turbines To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:acfe95b4-3e61-4a5e-b2bd-dfe04b74701f TNO identifier 527745 Publisher American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) ISBN 9780791879160 Source ASME Gas Turbine and Aeroengine Congress and Exposition, 4-8 June 1989, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 4 Document type conference paper Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.