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Modelling the impact of micro-combined heat and power generators on electricity distribution networks

Thomson, M. and Infield, D.G. (2008) Modelling the impact of micro-combined heat and power generators on electricity distribution networks. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part A: Journal of Power and Energy, 222 (7). pp. 697-706. ISSN 0957-6509

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Abstract

This paper investigates potential technical effects that a high take up of domestic micro-CHP could have on an electricity distribution system. This study is based on a combination of house-by-house energy use modelling and network power-flow analysis. A variety of micro-CHP technologies are represented, including Stirling engines, internal combustion engines, and fuel cells. These have different heat-to-power ratios and thus different impacts on the electricity system. The results and discussion focus on voltage rise, which is considered to be the primary constraint on allowable penetration.

Item type: Article
ID code: 19425
Keywords: distributed generation, cogeneration, cogen, micro-CHP, Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering, Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General), Energy Engineering and Power Technology, Mechanical Engineering
Subjects: Technology > Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Technology > Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Department: Faculty of Engineering > Electronic and Electrical Engineering
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    Depositing user: Strathprints Administrator
    Date Deposited: 20 May 2010 14:04
    Last modified: 05 Sep 2014 02:45
    URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/19425

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