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Micro Cogeneration

Towards Decentralized Energy Systems

Authors: Pehnt, M., Cames, M., Fischer, C., Praetorius, B., Schneider, L., Schumacher, K., Voß, J.-P.

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The electricity systems of many countries are currently undergoing a process of transformation. Market liberalization has induced major mergers and acquisitions in the electricity sector, but has also forced companies to seek out new business areas. Environmental regulations, like the Kyoto process and the European Emissions Trading Scheme, are exposing the sector to external pressure. New technologies – such as renewable energy, combined heat and power (CHP), or “clean coal” technologies – are emerging. Recent worldwide experiences with blackouts have once more put security of supply on the agenda. In Germany, the nuclear phase-out and decommissioning of outdated coal plants will lead to a need for replacement of more than one third of the current generation capacity by 2020. The need for replacement is an extremely important driving force for the current transformation, forcing conventional and new technologies to compete for a role in the future energy supply. The overall transformation of electricity systems is neither driven nor shaped by technical or societal modifications alone, but rather by a rich diversity of processes in the realms of technology, politics, society and economy.

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Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Micro Cogeneration Technology

    Pehnt, Dr. Martin

    Pages 1-18

  • Dynamics of Socio-Technical Change: Micro Cogeneration in Energy System Transformation Scenarios

    Voß, Jan-Peter (et al.)

    Pages 19-47

  • The Future Heating Market and the Potential for Micro Cogeneration

    Pehnt, Dr. Martin (et al.)

    Pages 49-65

  • Economics of Micro Cogeneration

    Schneider, Lambert

    Pages 67-86

  • Environmental Impacts of Micro Cogeneration

    Pehnt, Dr. Martin (et al.)

    Pages 87-116

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Micro Cogeneration
Book Subtitle
Towards Decentralized Energy Systems
Authors
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-30821-8
DOI
10.1007/3-540-30821-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-25582-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-06498-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 346
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