Prefeasibility study on small-scale cogeneration plants

Yehia ElMahgary, Kari Sipilä, Hannu Pihala

    Research output: Book/ReportReport

    Abstract

    The technical aspects of small-scale cogeneration plants were outlined. The parameters affecting their economy were discussed. The economics of both SCP (Small Cogeneration Plants 1 - 20 MW(e) and MCP (Mini Cogeneration Plants < 1 MW(e)) was estimated using tariffs and costs valid in Finland. Two typical case studies were also considered. The result has demonstrated that both (SCP) Small Cogeneration Plants (1 - 20 MWe) and (MCP) Mini Cogeneration Plants (less than 1 MWe) are generally competitive in comparison to other conventional methods of producing electricity and heat. In case of SCP the electricity tariff in force is the factor which has the most pronounced role in their economics. This is also true in case of MCP, however, the district heat tariff and the type of fuel used in the boiler have similar pronounced effects in case of MCP. Upon escalation of oil proces the competitiveness of SCP & MCP using natural gas improves.
    Original languageFinnish
    Place of PublicationEspoo
    PublisherVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
    Number of pages56
    ISBN (Print)951-38-2864-6
    Publication statusPublished - 1987
    MoE publication typeNot Eligible

    Publication series

    SeriesValtion teknillinen tutkimuskeskus. Tiedotteita
    Number718
    ISSN0358-5085

    Keywords

    • power plants
    • small-scale cogeneration
    • economical aspects
    • Finland

    Cite this

    ElMahgary, Y., Sipilä, K., & Pihala, H. (1987). Prefeasibility study on small-scale cogeneration plants. Espoo: VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. Valtion teknillinen tutkimuskeskus. Tiedotteita, No. 718
    ElMahgary, Yehia ; Sipilä, Kari ; Pihala, Hannu. / Prefeasibility study on small-scale cogeneration plants. Espoo : VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, 1987. 56 p. (Valtion teknillinen tutkimuskeskus. Tiedotteita; No. 718).
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    ElMahgary, Y, Sipilä, K & Pihala, H 1987, Prefeasibility study on small-scale cogeneration plants. Valtion teknillinen tutkimuskeskus. Tiedotteita, no. 718, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Espoo.

    Prefeasibility study on small-scale cogeneration plants. / ElMahgary, Yehia; Sipilä, Kari; Pihala, Hannu.

    Espoo : VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, 1987. 56 p. (Valtion teknillinen tutkimuskeskus. Tiedotteita; No. 718).

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