Assessment of the Potential Cumulative Benefits of Applying Utility-based Cogeneration in Ontario

Marc A. Rosen, Minh Le


Significant reductions in annual and cumulative energy use and associated environmental emissions are predicted in Ontario, during the period 1989 to 2010, through utility-based cogeneration using the facilities of the provincial electrical utility. Six scenarios are considered, where utility-based cogeneration satisfies minor or major portions of the heat demands of the residential-commercial and/or industrial sectors. It is concluded that more extensive utility-based cogeneration in Ontario would likely be beneficial, and that further study of the province's options for utility-based cogeneration, and the appropriate implementation of the most beneficial option, appears to be justified.

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