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AAPG Bulletin


Volume: 66 (1982)

Issue: 7. (July)

First Page: 962

Last Page: 962

Title: Application of On-Site Prime Previous HitPowerNext Hit Packaged Cogeneration Systems in Pacific Basin: ABSTRACT

Author(s): James R. Clements

Article Type: Meeting abstract


The term cogeneration was coined to define the concept of simultaneous production of two forms of useful energy from one fuel source. The energy produced is typically electrical or mechanical Previous HitpowerNext Hit and thermal Previous HitpowerNext Hit. There are two types of systems, distinguished according to whether the electrical Previous HitpowerTop from the generator is first produced by direct combustion of a fuel or results from the utilization of a thermal energy supply. A new modular design concept allows virtually any commercial or industrial project to incorporate a compact, packaged pre-engineered cogeneration system into their plant or office facilities. In the United States, there are approximately 8,000 Mw (megawatts) of cogeneration and this level is expected to double by 1990. The incentives for installin cogeneration systems arise from tax credits and anticipated availability of natural gas at cost.

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