This paper describes a software package designed to optimize the economic and environmental performance of industrial cogeneration plants. The optimization is through a procedure, which optimizes the load allocation between the plant components. The computer procedure is capable of recognizing equipment status and establishes the optimum load allocation between the plant components minimizing an objective function. The objective function is related to the economic and environmental models of the plant components and to the plant boundary conditions. Two prototypes were realized based on two real cogeneration plant. The paper discusses the general modular description of the components and block diagrams of the systems. The model calibrations and load allocations are analyzed and discussed.

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