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Macro DE - Macro DE Technology Assessment Criteria

Citation Caterpillar Macro DE - Macro DE Technology Assessment Criteria, ETI, 2013. https://doi.org/10.5286/UKERC.EDC.000276.
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Author(s) Caterpillar
Project partner(s) Caterpillar, Electricité de France SA (EDF SA), University of Manchester
Publisher ETI
DOI https://doi.org/10.5286/UKERC.EDC.000276
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Abstract This project quantified the opportunity for Macro level Distributed Energy (DE) across the UK and accelerate the development of appropriate technology by 2020 for the purposes of significant implementation by 2030. The project studied energy demand such as residential accommodation, local services, hospitals, business parks and equipment, and is developing a software methodology to analyse local combinations of sites and technologies. This enabled the design of optimised distributed energy delivery solutions for these areas.

This deliverable is number 1 of 3 in Work Package 4. This report details the design methodology developed to allow the systematic design of DE solutions which satisfy the aggregated thermal demands of a ‘characteristic zone’. The design involves selecting which DE generation units (characterised in deliverable 3.2) will comprise the DE solution and specifying the best operating schedule to guarantee minimal capital and operating costs. In addition the report presents the results from the tools application to two test cases used to validate its performance - a test case representing a characteristic zone, and an existing DE solution.
Associated Project(s) ETI-DE2002: Macro Distributed Energy
Associated Dataset(s) No associated datasets
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