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Title:
Cogeneration management reference guide
Author:
Payne, F. William, 1924-
Publication Information:
Lilburn, GA : Fairmont Press, [1997]

©1997
Physical Description:
447 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780881732481

9780137432615
Format :
Book

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Bringing together the knowledge of leading experts from all areas of the cogeneration industry, this master volume provides a compendium of practical, information on technology developments, market trends, new and developing opportunities, regulatory issues, project economics, system integration and management, and risk management. You'll learn the latest trends in public-private partnerships, how to effectively negotiate power sales contracts, the best approaches to securing standby service, and how utilities are using cogeneration as a "value added" service. You'll find a valuable engineering and economic analysis of thermal storage for cogeneration applications, guidelines for optimizing system operation and maintenance, strategies for enhancing cogeneration economics, and more.


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Bringing together expertise in all aspects of cogeneration, this book delivers up-to-the-minute guidance on new technologies, market trends, developing oppurtunities, regulatory changes, project economics, system integration and management, risk management and much more.You'll learn the latest trends in public-private partnerships, how to effectively negotiate power sales contracts, the best approaches to securing standby service, and how utilities are using cogeneration as a value-added service. You'll find a valuable engineering and economic analysis of thermal energy storage; guidelines for optimizing operation and maintenance; an assessment of the reliability of natural gas powered systems, and much more - including a wide range of case studies.


Reviews 2

Choice Review

Payne has compiled 31 papers that have appeared before in Cogeneration and Competitive Power Journal, or at past Cogeneration and Independent Power Congresses or World Energy Engineering Congresses. The papers offer valuable advice as well as detailed descriptions of the operation and management of many cogeneration facilities. The book is not divided into chapters detailing general information on the different aspects of managing a cogen facility, as would be expected in something called "Reference Guide." Much of the information on the economics of such facilities is dated. The field of non-utility electricity generation is rapidly evolving. Many states are presently working on plans to deregulate electric utilities and, as these plans take effect, the economics of cogeneration facilities will be greatly impacted. This fact is not emphasized. Many of the articles first appeared in the early 1990s, in a very different regulatory climate. The material on the other aspects of the operation and management of cogeneration facilities is current and provides a valuable resource to managers. Recommended for professionals and practitioners. L. J. Bohmann Michigan Technological University


Choice Review

Payne has compiled 31 papers that have appeared before in Cogeneration and Competitive Power Journal, or at past Cogeneration and Independent Power Congresses or World Energy Engineering Congresses. The papers offer valuable advice as well as detailed descriptions of the operation and management of many cogeneration facilities. The book is not divided into chapters detailing general information on the different aspects of managing a cogen facility, as would be expected in something called "Reference Guide." Much of the information on the economics of such facilities is dated. The field of non-utility electricity generation is rapidly evolving. Many states are presently working on plans to deregulate electric utilities and, as these plans take effect, the economics of cogeneration facilities will be greatly impacted. This fact is not emphasized. Many of the articles first appeared in the early 1990s, in a very different regulatory climate. The material on the other aspects of the operation and management of cogeneration facilities is current and provides a valuable resource to managers. Recommended for professionals and practitioners. L. J. Bohmann Michigan Technological University