Design & Modeling for a Small Scale Cogeneration Plant Feasibility Study

By David C. Oehl, President
Maven Power, LLC, Houston, TX 77070

With the increasing need for sustainability in the energy sector encouraging improvements in generation efficiency,the case for small scale cogeneration has become more compelling. Cogeneration—the simultaneous generation of electric power and heat, usually in the form of steam or hot water—has long been a stalwart option for installations in hospitals and university campuses. However, on-site small-scale cogeneration is becoming a viable option for both domestic and international industrial plants. Opportune industries include pulp and paper, breweries, bottling and canneries, manufacturing, agricultural mills (sugar, rice, wood, coconut, palm oil, fertilizer), steel, chemical, cement, and ...