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Modelling and Selection of Micro-CHP Systems for Domestic Energy Supply: the Dimension of Network-wide Primary Energy Consumption

Fubara, TC, Cecelja, F and Yang, A (2014) Modelling and Selection of Micro-CHP Systems for Domestic Energy Supply: the Dimension of Network-wide Primary Energy Consumption Applied Energy, 114. pp. 327-334.

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Abstract

Mathematical modelling and optimization of the Distributed Energy Supply System (DESS) using natural gas, both at the building level and the overall energy supply network level was carried out for various types of micro combined heat and power (micro-CHP) – solid oxide fuel cells, Stirling engines, internal combustion engines – and for two different operating strategies – cost-driven and primary energy-driven. The modelling framework captures the overall impact of the adoption of micro-CHP systems on the total primary energy usage in both generation and distribution. A detailed case study on the UK domestic energy supply was undertaken by applying both operating strategies to four different sizes of houses. The best technology selected in each case was evaluated in terms of the economics, total primary energy consumption, and reduction of central power generation requirement. It was shown that the primary energy consumption driven option selected technologies which could potentially achieve 6%-10% reduction of total primary energy use compared to the base case where micro-CHP was not adopted, which represents about 50% more reduction than the outcome of the cost-driven strategy.

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AuthorsEmailORCID
Fubara, TCUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Cecelja, FUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Yang, AUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : 1 February 2014
Identification Number : https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2013.09.069
Uncontrolled Keywords : Micro-CHP, Energy systems modelling, Optimisation, Primary energy consumption, Domestic energy supply
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Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 28 Mar 2017 13:24
Last Modified : 28 Mar 2017 13:24
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/804148

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