Assessing the impact of micro CHP on gas and electricity distribution networks

Thipnatee Sansawatt*, James R G Whiteford, Gareth P. Harrison

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Abstract

Micro Combined Heat and Power (micro CHP) is seen as a sustainable provider of a significant proportion of energy needs for domestic properties. While a conventional (gas) boiler can only supply heat and hot water, a micro CHP unit also generates electricity, which potentially increases the household energy efficiency. This approach may also bring a range of benefits such as reductions in electricity bills, CO2 emissions and transmission losses. However, the widespread utilisation of micro CHP can also affect the existing electricity and gas distribution networks. This work provides an initial evaluation of the potential technical impacts on both networks.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 44th International Universities Power Engineering Conference, UPEC2009
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2009
Event44th International Universities Power Engineering Conference, UPEC2009 - Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 1 Sep 20094 Sep 2009

Conference

Conference44th International Universities Power Engineering Conference, UPEC2009
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityGlasgow
Period1/09/094/09/09

Keywords

  • Electricity distribution network
  • Gas distribution network
  • Micro CHP

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