Large-scale introduction of new residential district-heating loads to increase renewable electricity generation in CHP plants
2012 (English)In: Proceedings of the World Renewable Energy Forum 2012, Denver, Colorado, USA, May 13-17, 2012, 2012, 2407-2414 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Combined heat and power (CHP) plants enable an efficient use of low-grade energy carriers, such as domestic waste and biomass, for co-generation of district heating (DH) and electricity. Expected future building energy-efficiency improvements reduce the demand for space heating and may limit the possibilities to cogenerate electricity. The use of DH for new applications, such as household appliances, can improve conditions for co-generation of electricity. This paper investigates the future potential to increase DH demand and co-generation of electricity due to large-scale implementation of household appliances that use DH instead of electricity. The analysis is applied to the DH system in Uppsala, Sweden. Results show that co-generation of electricity and total fuel use increase with implementation of household appliances connected to a building hot water circuit (HWC). The impact on CO2 emissions depends on DH fuel mix and electricity assessment approach.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. 2407-2414 p.
National CategoryEnergy Systems
Research subject Engineering Science with specialization in Solid State Physics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-174620ISBN: 978-162276092-3OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-174620DiVA: diva2:527906
World Renewable Energy Forum 2012, Denver, Colorado, USA, May 13-17, 2012