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Cogeneration in the People's Republic of China


  • Qu Yu


Cogeneration refers to the combined generation of heat and electric power. A common application is district heating. Cogeneration's advantage stems from savings in investment and operating expenditures, and frequently also from greater reliability. It is geographically more restricted than large electricity networks since heat losses limit its distance from the generating station. Its optimal applications are therefore in load-intensive regions.

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  • Qu Yu, 1984. "Cogeneration in the People's Republic of China," The Energy Journal, International Association for Energy Economics, vol. 0(Number 2), pages 133-138.
  • Handle: RePEc:aen:journl:1984v05-02-a09

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