Medium term development prospects of cogeneration district heating systems in transition country - Croatian case

Lončar, Dražen and Ridjan, Iva (2012) Medium term development prospects of cogeneration district heating systems in transition country - Croatian case. = Medium term development prospects of cogeneration district heating systems in transition country - Croatian case. Energy, 48 (1). pp. 32-39. ISSN 0360-5442. Vrsta rada: ["eprint_fieldopt_article_type_article" not defined]. Kvartili JCR: Q1 (2012). Točan broj autora: 2.

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Abstract

A dominant share of Croatian cogeneration capacity and future cogeneration potential belongs to district heating systems currently operating in almost all bigger mainland and coastal towns. Since public cogeneration and public heating plants cover only 10 of heating requirements of households and services sectors it is reasonable to assume that in future energy supply district heating could take a bigger relative and absolute share even in conditions of reduced heat demand imposed by implementation of Energy Performance of Buildings Directive. However, development of future district heating projects will inevitably depend on capability to bridge financing barriers usually manifesting in large investment costs and long pay-back time. The public involvement will be necessary either at state or/and at municipal level since private companies are focused on short-term profitability. In this paper comparison of various concepts of district and individual buildings heating has been performed with respect to efficiency and environmental indicators. Taking a midsize town as an example profitability of operation of both biomass and of natural gas fired district heating cogeneration plants have been analysed. Calculated results indicate levels of financial support required for sustainability of district heating projects in specific conditions of Croatian energy market. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd.

Item Type: Article (["eprint_fieldopt_article_type_article" not defined])
Keywords (Croatian): Biomass cogeneration; Cogeneration potential; Croatians; Development prospects; District heating system; Energy markets; Energy performance; Environmental indicators; Financial support; Future energies; Heat demands; Heating plants; Investment costs; Market viability; Medium term; Payback time; Private companies; Public involvement; Services sectors; Cogeneration plants; Commerce; District heating; Profitability; Heating; biomass power; cogeneration; cost-benefit analysis; energy efficiency; energy market; heating; natural gas; private sector; profitability; sustainability; Croatia
Subjects: TECHNICAL SCIENCE
Divisions: 500 Department of Energy, Power Engineering and Environment > 510 Power Engineering and Energy Management Chair
Indexed in Web of Science: Yes
Indexed in Current Contents: Yes
Quartiles: Q1 (2012)
Date Deposited: 04 May 2015 09:13
Last Modified: 16 May 2017 11:07
URI: http://repozitorij.fsb.hr/id/eprint/3866

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