Techno, economic and environmental assessment of a Combined Heat and Power (CHP) system-a case study for a university campus

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Amber, KP, Day, T, Ratyal, NI, Kiani, A. and Ahmad, R (2018). Techno, economic and environmental assessment of a Combined Heat and Power (CHP) system-a case study for a university campus. Energies. 11 (5), pp. 1133-1133. https://doi.org/10.3390/en11051133
AuthorsAmber, KP, Day, T, Ratyal, NI, Kiani, A. and Ahmad, R
Abstract

© 2018 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. Universities in the United Kingdom that have installed Combined Heat and Power (CHP) technology are making good moves towards achieving their CO2reduction targets. However, CHP may not always be an economical option for a university campus due to numerous factors. Identification of such factors is highly important before making an investment decision. A detailed technical, economic, and environmental feasibility of CHP is, therefore, indispensable. This study aims to undertake a detailed assessment of CHP for a typical university campus and attempts to highlight the significance of such factors. Necessary data and information were collected through site visits, whereas the CHP sizing was performed using the London South Bank University (LSBU) CHP model. The results suggest that there is a strong opportunity of installing a 230 kW CHP that will offset grid electricity and boilers thermal supply by 47% and 75%, respectively, and will generate financial and environmental yearly savings of £51k and 395 t/CO2, respectively. A wider spark gap decreases the payback period of the project and vice versa. The capital cost of the project could affect the project's economics due to factors, such as unavailability of space for CHP, complex existing infrastructure, and unavailability of a gas connection.

Year2018
JournalEnergies
Journal citation11 (5), pp. 1133-1133
ISSN1996-1073
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.3390/en11051133
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Accepted01 May 2018
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