The paper considers the use of gas fired micro turbine generators (MTG) for trigeneration (combined production of electricity, heating, and cooling) applications in tertiary buildings. The importance of the adopted MTG technology is investigated, showing that the high electrical efficiency levels achievable by future advanced ceramic MTGs would improve dramatically the economic competitiveness of the application, as well as the primary energy savings and environmental benefits. Calculations are performed by the simulation code TRIGEN, capable of optimizing the plant operating mode in each time step and integrating the results over the entire year. The requirement of a “target” energy saving index on the optimization procedure is also addressed.
Technical and Tariff Scenarios Effect on Microturbine Trigenerative Applications
Contributed by the International Gas Turbine Institute (IGTI) of THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS for publication in the ASME JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING FOR GAS TURBINES AND POWER. Paper presented at the International Gas Turbine and Aeroengine Congress and Exhibition, Atlanta, GA, June 16–19, 2003, Paper No. 2003-GT-38275. Manuscript received by IGTI, October 2002, final revision, March 2003. Associate Editor: H. R. Simmons.
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Campanari, S., and Macchi, E. (August 11, 2004). "Technical and Tariff Scenarios Effect on Microturbine Trigenerative Applications ." ASME. J. Eng. Gas Turbines Power. July 2004; 126(3): 581–589. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.1762904
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