Optimal Sizing of a Gas Turbine Cogeneration Plant in Consideration of Its Operational Strategy

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R. Yokoyama, K. Ito

Department of Energy Systems Engineering, University of Osaka Prefecture, 1-1, Gakuen-cho, Sakai, Osaka, 593 Japan

Y. Matsumoto

Technical Research Center, The Kansai Electric Power Company, Inc., 3-11-20, Nakoji, Amagasaki, Hyogo, 661 Japan

J. Eng. Gas Turbines Power 116(1), 32-38 (Jan 01, 1994) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2906806 History: Received August 01, 1992; Online April 24, 2008


An optimal planning method is proposed for the fundamental design of cogeneration plants. Equipment capacities and utility maximum demands are determined so as to minimize the annual total cost in consideration of the plants’ annual operational strategies for the variations of both electricity and thermal energy demands. These sizing and operational planning problems are formulated as a nonlinear programming problem and a mixed-integer linear programming problem, respectively. They are solved efficiently in consideration of their hierarchical relationship by a penalty method. A numerical example about a gas turbine plant is given to ascertain the validity and effectiveness of the proposed method.

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