Resource-effective systems achieved through changes in energy supply and industrial use: the Volvo Skövde case
2006 (English)In: Applied Energy, ISSN 0306-2619, Vol. 83, no 8, 801-818 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The result presented in this paper shows that the Volvo plant can decrease its electricity use by 44% by making the use of electricity more efficient and converting from oil and electricity to district heating for hot tap-water, space heating and cooling. The increased demand of district heating makes investing in a new planned CHP and cooperation between the Volvo plant and the local energy utility production cost fall by 46% at current unit electricity price and by 64% when calculating with a European unit electricity price and investment in an optimised CHP system instead of the planned plant. The study furthermore shows that the global emissions of the greenhouse gas carbon-dioxide will be reduced by 350% a year if the two energy-supply measures are taken and the electricity unit prices are at a European level.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2006. Vol. 83, no 8, 801-818 p.
CHP; Co-operation; Deregulated electricity market; District heating; Electricity price; Emission trading
National CategoryEngineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-14160DOI: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2005.09.005OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-14160DiVA: diva2:22764