Investments in combined heat and power plants: Influence of fuel price on cost minimised operation
2002 (English)In: Energy Conversion and Management, ISSN 0196-8904, Vol. 43, no 5, 639-650 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Liberalisation of the electricity market and governmental politics influence heat and power supply in Sweden, like in many other countries. In this paper, the impact of subsidies and fuel and electricity costs on a representative Swedish district heating system is analysed. The energy system model MODEST (model for optimisation of dynamic energy systems with time dependent components and boundary conditions) was used to optimise investments and operation for heat and power production plants. At higher electricity prices, combined heat and power introduction may be profitable in the studied system. With current fuel prices, a natural gas fired combined cycle would primarily be favourable. A lower woodchips price and a governmental grant would make cogeneration with a biomass fired steam cycle more beneficial. © 2002 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2002. Vol. 43, no 5, 639-650 p.
Cogeneration, Combined heat and power, District heating
Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-47084DOI: 10.1016/S0196-8904(01)00065-6OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-47084DiVA: diva2:267980