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Energies 2009, 2(2), 202-225; doi:10.3390/en20200202

The Optimal Operation Criteria for a Gas Turbine Cogeneration System

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1 Urban Planning and Development Systems, Hitachi, Ltd., Akihabara Daibiru Bldg., 1-18-13 Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku,101-8608, Tokyo, Japan 2 Institute of Symbiotic Science and Technology, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, 2-24-16 Naka-cho, Koganei-shi, 184-8588, Tokyo, Japan 3 Environmental Strategy Office, Hitachi, Ltd., 1-6-6 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, 100-8280, Tokyo, Japan 4 Graduate School of Environment and Energy Engineering, Waseda University, 1011 Nishitomita, Honjo-shi, 367-0035, Saitama, Japan
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Received: 17 February 2009 / Revised: 27 March 2009 / Accepted: 27 March 2009 / Published: 16 April 2009
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The study demonstrated the optimal operation criteria of a gas turbine cogeneration system based on the analytical solution of a linear programming model. The optimal operation criteria gave the combination of equipment to supply electricity and steam with the minimum energy cost using the energy prices and the performance of equipment. By the comparison with a detailed optimization result of an existing cogeneration plant, it was shown that the optimal operation criteria successfully provided a direction for the system operation under the condition where the electric power output of the gas turbine was less than the capacity
Keywords: Gas turbine; Cogeneration; Optimization; Inlet air cooling Gas turbine; Cogeneration; Optimization; Inlet air cooling
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Ishida, Y.; Bannai, M.; Miyazaki, T.; Harada, Y.; Yokoyama, R.; Akisawa, A. The Optimal Operation Criteria for a Gas Turbine Cogeneration System. Energies 2009, 2, 202-225.

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