In early 2012, the University of Calgary (Alberta) placed their new 13 MW cogeneration system into commercial operation. Though there have been some challenges and 'lessons learned' in achieving the CHP system's potential, it has been a success from both an economic and an environmental standpoint. The CHP system now supplies roughly 70% of the electrical power and essentially all heat required for this campus of 30,000 students, while reducing the University's greenhouse gas emissions below 1990 levels.This presentation will summarize the design and operational challenges encountered in implementing the existing CHP system, and will provide insights into how a second 13 MW cogeneration system, currently under consideration, is likely to alter and improve both the economics and operation of this successful cogeneration plant.
Keith Altenhof, University of CalgaryTom Phelps, Stantec Consulting
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