تخصیص هزینه های اقتصادی در سیستم های سه گانه تولید حرارت در شرایط بار متغیر
|کد مقاله||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||تعداد کلمات|
|19173||2011||13 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||محاسبه نشده|
Publisher : Elsevier - Science Direct (الزویر - ساینس دایرکت)
Journal : Energy and Buildings, Volume 43, Issue 10, October 2011, Pages 2869–2881
This paper presents a thermoeconomic analysis of a trigeneration system interacting with the economic environment. The aim is to determine the energy and total costs of internal flows and final energy services (electricity, cooling and heat). One of the main difficulties in calculating these costs in trigeneration plants within buildings is the continuous variation of energy supply services. Fuel prices and purchase/sale electricity tariffs can also vary. As a consequence there are different operation conditions that combine the possibilities of purchasing or selling electricity, consuming heat from auxiliary boilers, and wasting the excess of cogenerated heat. A novel cost allocation method valid for all possible operation conditions of the trigeneration system is proposed. The heat produced by cogeneration modules is disaggregated into three fractions: heat that meets the heat demand directly, heat utilized to drive absorption chillers (producing cooling), and heat dissipated to the environment. Cost allocation to all cogeneration co-products is determined by applying the principle of avoided expenditures. The cost allocation proposal is applied to a trigeneration system providing energy services to a hospital with 500 beds located in Zaragoza (Spain), encouraging rational and efficient energy services production and consumption.
1.1. Energy supply systems for buildings As the desire for high quality of life intensifies worldwide, the demand for comfort increases in parallel with a higher degree of environmental conscience. In general, meeting such comfort demands leads to greater consumption of energy services (for example, an increment in the use of air conditioning in buildings), which is offset by environmental concern regarding consumption of fossil fuels and more rational use of energy. Presently, energy consumption of buildings in developed countries comprises 20–40% of total energy use and is greater than industry and transport figures in the European Union (EU) and USA . European research projects ,  and  agree on the significant technical potential of implementing trigeneration in the residential and tertiary sector of countries in the Mediterranean area. In these countries, the need for heating is restricted to a few winter months, limiting the application of cogeneration systems. However, there is a significant need for cooling during the summer period. By combining cogeneration and heat-driven absorption chillers, the energy demand covered by cogeneration could be extended into the summer months to match cooling loads  and . Polygeneration is defined as the concurrent production of two or more energy services and/or manufactured products that, benefiting from the energy integration of the processes in its equipment, extracts the maximum thermodynamic potential of the resources consumed . Polygeneration is a fully developed technology that has a long history in the industrial sector, particularly in chemical, food, petroleum refining, and pulp and paper industries. The primary motivation underlying the proposal of polygeneration systems in the commercial–residential sector is to increase the efficient use of natural resources by combining different technologies. This sector includes residential buildings, office buildings, hotels, restaurants, shopping centers, schools, universities and hospitals, among others. Energy demands in buildings depend on climatic conditions, architectonic features, and occupancy. The intricacies involved in developing energy systems for residential–commercial buildings are therefore obvious. In the case of residential buildings, the design of polygeneration systems can pose a significant technical challenge because of the potential non-coincidence of thermal and electrical loads and presence of multiple decision makers. Such unique challenge reinforces that ultimate penetration of polygeneration will depend on the type of building considered. Hospitals are good candidates for polygeneration systems because of their high energy requirements compared to other commercial buildings as well as their need for high power quality and reliability. The enhanced fuel consumption efficiency is one of the main benefits of the production of three energy services (heat, cooling and electricity) from the same energy source in an optimized trigeneration system. This better use of fuel resources is important, as it is associated with economic savings and sparing of the environment with less fuel consumed and less pollution generated. In order to maximize these benefits, the optimal design of trigeneration plants for buildings needs to address two fundamental issues , , ,  and , including the synthesis of the plant configuration (e.g., number and capacity of equipment for each type of technology employed) and operational planning (e.g., strategy for operational state of the equipment, energy flow rates, purchase/selling of electricity, etc.). The variability of energy demands in buildings requires a design methodology that builds flexible utility systems which operate efficiently (thermodynamic target), capable of adjusting to different conditions (combinatorial challenge), and able to operate at a minimum economic cost. The reviews of Chicco and Mancarella  and Hinojosa et al.  summarize the characteristics of the optimization methods for polygeneration systems presented in recent journal publications, including the considered time scale, the objective function, and the solution method. 1.2. Allocation of economic costs to co-products Widespread acceptance of polygeneration systems also depends on the rational allocation of costs to the products obtained. If consumers assess that cost allocation was fair, their buy-in is more likely to occur. Furthermore, an appropriate allocation of economic costs to the final products will provide the consumers with correct indications on the rational, efficient and environmentally friendly consumption of energy services. This article presents a thermoeconomic analysis of trigeneration systems. According to Gaggioli , the objective of thermoeconomics is to explain the cost formation process of internal flows and products of energy systems. The costs obtained with thermoeconomics can be used to diagnose the operation and control the production of existing plants, in addition to improving the processes and synthesis of new systems . Several studies have been carried out on the thermodynamic aspects of cogeneration systems as well as on the allocation of costs based on different principles , , , ,  and . The growing significance of cost accounting in modern corporate economy has highlighted several problems that arise when joint costs are assigned, concerning managers, engineers, accountants, and economists . Typically, there are common costs to the different products in polygeneration plants, and there is no way, based on pertinent facts, to determine the share of costs attributable to one or other product. Therefore the allocation of costs in polygeneration systems, as well as in any other multi-product system, is always arbitrary  and , requiring further rational analysis. In strict economic terms, there is a considerable leeway to distribute common costs between the products. However, the allocation of cost must allow all co-products to be profitable and remain competitive for consumers when market and/or demand conditions vary, sharing the benefits without cross-subsidization. In contrast with the design of energy systems in industrial applications (characterized by steady energy demand profiles), in building applications the great number of components operating at unsteady conditions hinders the application of classical thermoeconomic cost accounting methodologies . In Lozano et al. , three different approaches (with different applications) were used to determine the cost of internal flows and products in simple trigeneration systems, including (i) analysis of marginal costs, (ii) valuation of products applying market prices, and (iii) internal costs calculation. Thermoeconomic analysis based on marginal production costs can be used to explain the best operational strategy as a function of market environment, operational capacity limits of the productive units, and demand of different energy services . This paper proposes a cost assessment method for complex trigeneration systems, implementing the consideration for cogenerated cooling; furthermore, capital and maintenance costs are also considered. It is proved that the same cost assessment rules applied for energy costs are valid for thermoeconomic cost assessment (including energy, maintenance, and capital costs). The proposal will obtain product costs that are reasonable and in accordance with the design objective of the system of providing product costs inferior to those of separate production. The allocation proposal assumes that the consumers will receive credits (in the form of a discount) for what was saved as a result of an efficient production. This proposal not only will shed light on the cost formation process but will also help inform the consumers of trigeneration systems on the costs associated with the consumption of each energy service. The application of the new allocation method was demonstrated in a case study regarding a trigeneration system providing energy services (electricity, domestic hot water, heating, and cooling) to medium size hospital with 500 beds, located in Zaragoza (Spain).
نتیجه گیری انگلیسی
The issue of cost allocation emerges when there is a system producing different products. The manner in which cost allocation is made will not only affect the cost of the products but also the consumers. Existing studies on cost allocation in cogeneration have mainly focused on systems working at nominal load, isolated from the economic environments, and with local consumption of products (including all cogenerated heat). This paper deals with trigeneration systems in the residential–commercial sector featuring highly seasonal and daily variable demands, combining also the possibilities of purchase/sale of electricity, consumption of heat from an auxiliary boiler, and also wasting excess cogenerated heat. The goal was to determine the energy and total costs of final energy services and internal flows for all possible operation conditions. The application of basic thermodynamic rules is likely to be insufficient to solve this problem. In order to promote efficient energy services production and consumption, a rational distribution of cost to the products must consider the nature of the optimal operation mode, which is determined by the economic environment and the variable energy demands of the system. A fair cost and benefit apportionment will contribute to the acceptance of the more complex but more efficient trigeneration systems by the users, which is essential for the success of such systems oriented to multiple users. It was demonstrated how the benefits of trigeneration could be shared between consumers, and how costs must be allocated to improve competitiveness and affordability of energy services, and consequently the acceptability of consumers. Allocation of costs based on the alternative supply of co-products was found to be a fair criterion to distribute production costs among final product consumers. The heat produced by cogeneration modules was disaggregated into three fractions: heat that meets the heat demand directly, heat utilized to drive the absorption chiller (producing cooling), and heat dissipated to the environment. Cost allocation was carried out by applying the principle of avoided expenditures. The cost allocation proposal promoted rational and efficient energy services production and consumption, while also benefiting the consumers of the trigeneration system with a fair discount in comparison to the cost of obtaining the energy services separately by conventional systems. There are two interesting directions in which this study could be extended in the future. Polygeneration systems could be even more complex by considering thermal energy storage and renewable energies. Thermal energy storage (i.e., hot water and/or chilled water tanks with/without the support of phase change materials) can be used to maximize power production during peak hours (where high value electricity is produced), storing eventual surplus heat/cooling energy to reuse it during off-peak hours. Renewable energies (particularly solar thermal with seasonal storage and biomass) should be considered in agreement with new European directives. Cost allocation in this case is a new challenge . Thermoeconomic analysis and Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) can be combined, allowing for the use of cost accounting in the evaluation of environmental impacts. The LCA approach expands the limits of the system to consider the consumption of resources, while thermoeconomics allows for the distribution and tracking of environmental loads. Tagging energy services with the economic impact associated with their consumption would give consumers an indication of which energy service to consume to guarantee an efficient and environmentally sound operation of their system .