Years Active: 2009-2014
This project investigated the reasons for the lack of take-up in the UK of renewable heat, particularly for district heating and biomass fed CHP, and identified how deployment can be accelerated.
Interconnected heat networks could allow a diversity of heat loads to be exploited. The CGEN model was developed to allow analysis and simulation of renewable heat systems including biomass fed CHP systems and larger solar thermal systems. The project investigated the necessary changes to policy and regulatory mechanisms, including market rules and incentives.
- Sansom, R., Jenkins, N., Chaudry, M., Eyre, N., and Watson, J. (2013) UKERC response to the Energy and Climate Change Committee's Inquiry on Heat, September 2013.
- Bagdanavicius, A., Jenkins, N., and Hammond, G. (2012) Assessment of Community Energy Supply Systems Using Energy, Exergy and Exergoeconomic Analysis, Energy, Vol. 45, Issue 1, September 2012, Pages 247-255.
- Bagdanavicius, A. and Jenkins, N. (2011) Exergoeconomic evaluation of small scale CHP systems”, 8th international conference “Environmental Engineering, Vilnius, Lithuania, 19-20 May 2011.