|SUBJECT:||M.S. Thesis Presentation|
|TIME:||Monday, June 10, 2013, 11:30 a.m.|
|PLACE:||MARC Building, 201|
|TITLE:||A Model-Based Feasibility Study of Combined Heat and Power Systems for Use in Urban Envrionments|
|COMMITTEE:||Dr. Bert Bras, Chair (ME)
Dr. Sheldon Jeter (ME)
Dr. John Crittenden (CEE)
In the U.S., 40% of energy use was for electricity generation in 2011, but two thirds of the energy used to produce electricity was lost as heat. Combined heat and power (CHP) systems are an energy technology that provides electrical and thermal energy at high efficiencies by utilizing excess heat from the process of electricity generation. This technology can offer a decentralized method of energy generation for urban regions which can provide a more reliable, resilient and efficient power supply, and has a lower impact on the environment compared to certain centralized electricity generation systems. In order for the use of CHP systems to become more widespread and mainstream, studies must be performed which analyze their use in various applications.