Special Issue "Cogeneration Economics"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 December 2021.
Interests: process model building and simulation; plant design and economics; energy integration; cogeneration; renewable energy; food engineering
Interests: heating and cooling; energy system analysis; energy efficiency
Interests: energy law; cogeneration contractual schemes under the jurisdictions of European Union Member States; EU cross-border cogeneration contracts.
Cogeneration (combined heat and power, CHP) and/or trigeneration (combined cooling, heating, and power, CCHP) is a widely recognized solution towards energy efficiency and greenhouse emissions reduction. During the last decade, new policies and financing schemes have been developed to support and promote cogeneration solutions. However, the recognized need for a rapid decarbonization of the energy system is causing developments in policies, regulations, and energy markets, which will affect the economic viability of cogeneration solutions and the conventional valuation methods and tools. This Special Issue aims to provide appropriate state-of-the-art methods, tools, and data towards the changing business case of cogeneration accounting the wider investment environment and legislation impacts. Thus, all topics related to the cogeneration economics are eligible.
Potential topics include but are not limited to:
- Cogeneration/trigeneration technologies;
- Equipment cost: data and estimation;
- Operating and maintenance cost: data and estimation;
- Energy prices;
- Existing system evaluation and capacity expansion;
- Process design and optimal operation;
- Project valuation methods: levelized cost, discounted cash flow, real options, etc.;
- Investing and operating viability criteria, performance indicators;
- Third part financing schemes, energy services companies;
- Regulatory and legal framework;
- Incentives policy and supporting schemes;
- Electricity markets participation strategies;
- Market diffusion and adoption;
- Utility scale applications, district systems;
- Industrial applications: paper, dairy, bakery, brewery, sewage sludge incineration, desalination;
- Commercial applications: hotels, hospitals, malls, universities, data centres;
- Agricultural applications: greenhouses, drying.
Prof. Zacharias Maroulis
Dr. Konstantinos Kavvadias
Dr. Eugenia Giannini
Manuscript Submission Information
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- combined heat and power, CHP
- combined cooling heating and power, CCHP
- technologies, equipment, operating, and maintenance cost
- investment criteria, operating viability, performance indicators
- third part financing schemes, energy services companies
- incentives policy, supporting schemes
- regulatory and legal framework
- electricity markets, day ahead scheduling
- modeling, simulating, monitoring, case studies
- utility scale applications, district systems, greenhouses, drying
- paper, dairy, bakery, brewery, sewage sludge incineration, desalination
- hotels, hospitals, malls, universities, data centers
- fuels, emissions, penetration