Optimisation of consumer benefits from microCombined Heat and Power

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dc.contributor.author Boait, Peter John en
dc.contributor.author Rylatt, R. M. en
dc.contributor.author Stokes, Melody en
dc.date.accessioned 2013-08-20T10:05:49Z
dc.date.available 2013-08-20T10:05:49Z
dc.date.issued 2005-11-14
dc.identifier.citation Boait, P.J., Rylatt, R.M. and Stokes, M. (2006) Optimisation of consumer benefits from microCombined Heat and Power. Energy and Buildings, 38 (8), pp. 981-987 en
dc.identifier.issn 0378-7788
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2086/8964
dc.description.abstract Despite government targets that imply 400,000 installed microCombined Heat and Power (microCHP) units by 2010, market penetration is as yet negligible in the UK. This paper reports new experimental data to underpin decisions affecting the uptake of this technology. A simple computer model of the time distribution and use of the electricity output from microCHP, based on trials with a real installation in a UK dwelling, is coupled with a stochastic model of domestic electrical load. It predicts the proportion of output that would be consumed locally, for six household scenarios comprising three different types of house and two levels of occupation and appliance use. The results show that the proportion of microchip electrical output exported to the electricity distribution network (up to 62%) will be higher than has been estimated by previous studies, and that this is sensitive to the thermal properties of the house and the lifestyle of the occupants. The significance of these results is examined to suggest how careful marketing and the use of half-hourly metering may be used to maximise the benefits of this technology to consumers and the environment en
dc.description.sponsorship Equipment and data collection provided by Powergen and EA Technology. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Elsevier en
dc.subject Combined heat and power en
dc.subject electricity export en
dc.subject Demand modelling en
dc.title Optimisation of consumer benefits from microCombined Heat and Power en
dc.type Article en
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2005.11.008
dc.researchgroup Institute of Energy and Sustainable Development en
dc.peerreviewed Yes en
dc.explorer.multimedia No en


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