Stockholm CHP potential: opportunity for CO2 reductions?
2007 (English)In: Energy Policy, ISSN 0301-4215, Vol. 35, no 9, 4650-4660 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The potential for combined heat and power (CHP) generation in Stockholm is large and a total heat demand of about 10 TWh/year can be met in a renewed large district heating system. This model of the Stockholm district heating system shows that CHP generation can increase from 8% in 2004 to 15.5% of the total electricity generation in Sweden. Increased electricity costs in recent years have awakened an interest to invest in new electricity generation. Since renewable alternatives are favoured by green certificates, bio-fuelled CHP is most profitable at low electricity prices. Since heat demand in the district heating network sets the limit for possible electricity generation, a CHP alternative with a high electricity to heat ratio will be more profitable at when electricity prices are high. The efficient energy use in CHP has the potential to contribute to reductions in carbon dioxide emissions in Europe, when they are required and the European electricity market is working perfectly. The potential in Stockholm exceeds Sweden's undertakings under the Kyoto protocol and national reduction goals.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier , 2007. Vol. 35, no 9, 4650-4660 p.
District heating, CHP, CO2
National CategoryEngineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-17211DOI: 10.1016/j.enpol.2007.03.024OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-17211DiVA: diva2:207450