Potential and cost-benefit analyses of combined heat and power production
Potential and cost-benefit analyses for combined heat and power (CHP) application potentials (implementation of the EU Directive on Energy Efficiency) and evaluation of the German CHP law (KWKG – Kraft-Wärme-Kopplungsgesetz) in the year 2014
Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy (BMWi)
Duration October 2013 – October 2014
Project goals and results
Tasks of IREES
- The study includes statements concerning the role of CHP in the future heat and power market, as well as an evaluation of the CHP law support. In the light of the results of this evaluation, the framework conditions for CHP were reviewed.In determining the status quo, the study was based on current data and statistics. For the future development of demographic, economic and energy industry framework conditions, the consistent set of assumptions of the current energy reference forecast of Prognos AG [Prognos/EWI/GWS 2014] was used.The CHP potential for various facilities and performance levels was estimated for the development of process heat demand up to 300°C until the year 2020. Distinctions were made in terms of branches of industry and three enterprise size classes.The latter differentiation is new, but is necessary so as to be able to estimate performance classes even for the smaller CHP plants.