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Cogeneration in the People's Republic of China

Cogeneration refers to the combined generation of heat and electric power. A common application is district heating. Cogeneration's ad-vantage stems from savings in investment and operating expenditures, and frequently also from greater reliability. It is geographically more restricted than large electricity networks since heat losses limit its distance from the generating station. Its optimal applications are therefore in load-intensive regions.

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Energy Specializations: Renewables – Other

JEL Codes: Q41: Energy: Demand and Supply; Prices, Q48: Energy: Government Policy, Q35: Hydrocarbon Resources, Q53: Air Pollution; Water Pollution; Noise; Hazardous Waste; Solid Waste; Recycling, Q54: Climate; Natural Disasters and Their Management; Global Warming, L94: Electric Utilities

Keywords: Cogeneration, China, Electricity generation, Coal

DOI: 10.5547/ISSN0195-6574-EJ-Vol5-No2-9

Published in Volume 5, Number 2 of the bi-monthly journal of the IAEE's Energy Economics Education Foundation.


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