Energy conservation through industrial cogeneration

Bruce Hannon, John J. Joyce

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Combined generation of process steam and electric power in coal-fired industrial power plants is examined, and a rate of return on various investments of this type is estimated. The effect on these rates of return of a 20% investment tax credit is calculated, which appears to be slight. We note that positive incentives such as investment tax credits allow the firm to face lower energy prices and could result in more energy intensive operation at the level of the firm.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)343-354
Number of pages12
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1980

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Building and Construction
  • Fuel Technology
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Pollution
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • General Energy
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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