RETScreen International: Combined Heat & Power (CHP) Project Analysis Model Release

The CHP Project Analysis Model can be used world-wide to easily evaluate the energy production, life-cycle costs and greenhouse gas emissions reduction for combined heat & power projects. The RETScreen Clean Energy Project Analysis Software now has more than 60,000 users in 207 countries.

We are pleased to inform you of the recent release of the CHP Project Analysis Model. This new model can be used world-wide to easily evaluate the energy production, life-cycle costs and greenhouse gas emissions reduction for combined heat & power projects. It can be used to evaluate multiple applications including: power; heating; cooling; single buildings or multiple buildings; industrial processes; communities; district heating and district cooling. This model can be downloaded free-of-charge at the RETScreen Website: www.retscreen.net


The CHP Project Analysis Model permits analysis with a wide range of renewable and non-renewable fuels (which can be used in parallel), including landfill gas, biomass, bagasse, biodiesel, hydrogen, natural gas, oil/diesel, coal, municipal waste, etc. These fuels can be evaluated using multiple types of power, heating and/or cooling equipment, including reciprocating engines, gas turbines, gas turbine - combined cycle, steam turbines, geothermal systems, fuel cells, wind turbines, hydro turbines, photovoltaic modules, boilers, heat pumps, biomass systems, heaters, furnaces, compressors, absorption chillers, etc., all working under various operating conditions (base load, intermediate load and/or peak load).

Available in 21 languages, the RETScreen model also accounts for emerging rules under the Kyoto Protocol (including the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), Joint Implementation (JI) and emissions trading).

The product database integrated within the CHP model includes data for 5,880 power, heating and cooling systems manufactured worldwide. The weather database integrated within the model provides access to meteorological data covering the entire surface of the planet, including 4,720 ground-monitoring stations and NASA satellite data. The model also includes an online manual, a Metric/Imperial unit switch, more than 12 computational tools (e.g. landfill gas calculator), and a new Sensitivity & Risk Analysis worksheet, which carries out a Monte Carlo simulation.

The RETScreen software now has more than 60,000 users in 207 countries around the world and is growing at 375 new users every week. For additional information or to download the software, and other related tools free-of-charge, visit: www.retscreen.net

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