The development of a generic systems-level model for combustion-based domestic cogeneration

Nick Kelly, Alex Ferguson, Brent Griffith, Andreas Weber

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Abstract

The provision of heat and power to dwellings from micro-cogeneration systems is gaining credence around the developed world as a possible means to reduce the significant carbon emissions associated with the domestic sector. However, achieving the optimum performance for these systems requires that building design practitioners are equipped with robust, integrated models, which will provide a realistic picture of the cogeneration performance in-situ. A long established and appropriate means to evaluate the energy performance of buildings and their energy systems is through the use of dynamic building simulation tools. However, until now, only a very limited number of micro-cogeneration device models have been available to the modelling community and generally these have not been appropriate for use within building simulation codes. This paper describes work undertaken within the International Energy Agency's Energy Conservation in Building and Community Systems Annex 42 to address this problem through the development of a generic, combustion based cogeneration device model that is suitable for integration within building simulation tools and can be used to simulate the variety of Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) and Stirling Engine (SE) cogeneration devices that are and will be available for integration into dwellings. The model is described in detail along with details of how it has been integrated into the ESP-r, Energy Plus and TRNSYS simulation platforms.

Conference

ConferenceMicro-Cogen 2008, 1st International Conference on Micro-Cogeneration Technologies and Applications
CityOttawa, Canada
Period29/04/081/05/08

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Keywords

  • power generation
  • power systems
  • micro-cogeneration
  • energy conservation
  • carbon

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Kelly, N., Ferguson, A., Griffith, B., & Weber, A. (2008). The development of a generic systems-level model for combustion-based domestic cogeneration. Paper presented at Micro-Cogen 2008, 1st International Conference on Micro-Cogeneration Technologies and Applications, Ottawa, Canada, .
Kelly, Nick ; Ferguson, Alex ; Griffith, Brent ; Weber, Andreas. / The development of a generic systems-level model for combustion-based domestic cogeneration. Paper presented at Micro-Cogen 2008, 1st International Conference on Micro-Cogeneration Technologies and Applications, Ottawa, Canada, .8 p.
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The development of a generic systems-level model for combustion-based domestic cogeneration. / Kelly, Nick; Ferguson, Alex; Griffith, Brent; Weber, Andreas.

2008. Paper presented at Micro-Cogen 2008, 1st International Conference on Micro-Cogeneration Technologies and Applications, Ottawa, Canada, .

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