Most air-conditioned buildings, especially those operating round-the-clock, should have been based on combined heat and power
systems which would have resulted in very high thermal efficiencies (in excess of 70 per cent) but who really cares?
MP Karamushkina said she was on the first group of parliamentarians, who visited Urumqi and the combined heat and power
plant of TBEA there.
The Ministry responded that the expert said nothing about required repair of the combined heat and power
plant and its preparation for the heating season.
The combined heat and power
facility will also produce around 20MW of base load power that will be sold to Chesapeake's wholly-owned subsidiary, Florida Public Utilities Company, for distribution to its retail electric customers.
Fortum's target in 2013 included investments in energy-efficient combined heat and power
production, the company further said.
MATEP was honored by the EPA as part of its ENERGY STAR CHP Award, which highlights combined heat and power
systems that reduce emissions and use at least 10% less fuel than comparable systems that generate heat and power separately.
Gas turbines produce a high quality (high temperature) thermal output suitable for most combined heat and power
"Combined Heat and Power
and District Energy will promote the efficient use of our resources, reduce operating and utility expenses for downtown businesses and will allow for higher density development," said project partner David Parks of Energize Ithaca.
More use of combined heat and power
power plants, which capture and use the heat from combustion of fossil fuels and biomass, and district heating systems which would transfer the heat to homes, could cut electricity demand by 13 per cent.
Combined heat and power
generates useable heat and power in a single process for more efficient use of both fossil and renewable fuels.
A combined heat and power
system (CHP) will use the waste heat from power generation to heat buildings, making it more efficient than conventional generators where most heat energy is lost.
"With immediate action, by actively encouraging and strongly promoting combined heat and power
and district heating and cooling, Europe could make huge gains in resource efficiency and accordingly in CO2 reduction," note the two associations in a statement addressed to the Council ahead of the 15 February Energy Council.