Co-Generation Combined Heat and Power

Guide to Combined Heat and Power Systems for Boiler Owners and Operators

Recognizing that many issues are involved in making informed decisions about CHP systems, this guide presents useful information for evaluating the viability of cogeneration for new or existing ICI boiler installations. Department of Energy—Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Combined Heat and Power Application Tool (CHP)

The Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Application Tool helps industrial users evaluate the feasibility of CHP for heating systems such as fuel-fired furnaces, boilers, ovens, heaters, and heat exchangers. It allows analysis of three typical system types: fluid heating, exhaust-gas heat recovery, and duct burner systems. Use the tool to estimate system costs and payback period, and to perform "what-if" analysis for various utility costs. The tool includes performance data and preliminary cost information for many commercially available gas turbines and default values that can be adapted to meet specific application requirements.

Fact Sheet (PDF 1.3 MB)

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Combined Heat & Power / Distributed Generation and Emerging Fuels Conference

This June 26, 2007 conference provided participants with an update on how industry could use combined heat and power (CHP) and other distributed generation (DG) options as solutions for businesses confronted with rising energy costs. Conference topics included: interconnection considerations, public policy issues, conventional and biomass or biofuels issues, emissions and carbon strategies, and more. This conference was presented through a partnership with the Arkansas Energy Office and the Southeast CHP Application Center.

With the exception of the Agenda, all of the items on this list are PowerPoint presentations.

  • Agenda (PDF)