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Title: The integrated design of new build multi vector energy supply schemes
Author: Rees, Marc
ISNI:       0000 0004 2734 4882
Awarding Body: Cardiff University
Current Institution: Cardiff University
Date of Award: 2012
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Future energy supply infrastructure schemes for the built environment are set to consist of a diverse mix of distributed generation technologies, increasingly stringent local emissions reduction targets, and potentially complex ownership structures. This thesis presents a new modelling method that integrates technical design, green house gas emissions analysis and financial analysis models for new build multi energy vector systems. The model was used to compare and characterise several alternative heating technology options for the carbon constrained design of a generic UK market town residential development. Of the options examined, natural gas combined heat and power based district heating was shown to provide the least cost solution for projects built before 2020. Beyond 2025, electric heat pumps provided the cheapest option in response to the decarbonisation of the grid supplied electricity. The integrated model was used as the basis of an optimised infrastructure design tool. This was applied to determine the least cost energy supply technology mix for a new build community redevelopment scheme at Ebbw Vale, South Wales. It was shown that both the optimal design and corresponding optimal cost is dependent upon the year of build completion for the project and the
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering ; TH Building construction