Combined heat and power (CHP) systems are widely used considering the prevention of global climate change and the reduction of energy costs. In distributed CHP systems, both high efficiency of elements and good coordination of the systems are considered as the points to solve. We had been researched and demonstrated the micro gas turbine CHP system with heat storage at Sapporo City University from April 2006 to March 2010. At first, the start times of microturbine (MGT) and heat storage system (HST) was set up by schedule timers. In 2008 the schedule timers were substituted to a new programmable logic controller (PLC) and the start times of MGT and HST were calculated as the function of temperature outside and room temperature. Setting the start time of MGT at maximum 5 hours before 8:00 and interlocking relays of HST on MGT, the start times were calculated from temperature outside and room temperature at 21:00 the day before. Control of start time using PLC was demonstrated from Feb. 21, 2009 to June 1 and from Nov. 16 to Jan. 7, 2010. It is shown the time series data of temperature and analysis of the CHP with the original boiler heating system.

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