3.10.3 Cogeneration and Fuel Cells

System Name

Applicability

All cogeneration systems

Definition

A unique identifier that makes a link to the construction documents

Units

Text, unique

Input Restrictions

None

Baseline Rules

Not applicable

 

Rated Output

Applicability

All cogeneration systems

Definition

The rated electric power that the cogenerator can produce

Units

Kilowatts (kW)

Input Restrictions

None

Baseline Rules

Not applicable

 

Rated Efficiency

Applicability

All cogeneration systems

Definition

The efficiency of converting a fuel to electricity

Units

Unitless

Input Restrictions

None

Baseline Rules

Not applicable

 

Heat Production Rate

Applicability

All cogeneration systems

Definition

The rate of heat production at the rated output

Units

Btu/h

Input Restrictions

None

Baseline Rules

Not applicable

 

Heat Temperature

Applicability

All cogeneration systems

Definition

The temperature of the water produced

Units

Degrees Fahrenheit (°F)

Input Restrictions

None

Baseline Rules

Not applicable

 

Modulation

Applicability

All cogeneration systems

Definition

The capability of the cogeneration system to modulate output with corresponding modulation of input energy and waste heat

Units

Data structure

Input Restrictions

None

Baseline Rules

Not applicable

 

Schedule

Applicability

All cogeneration systems

Definition

A schedule that indicates when the cogeneration system will operate and perhaps at what capacity (if there is a means for modulation)

Units

Data structure: schedule, on/off or fractional

Input Restrictions

None

Baseline Rules

Not applicable

Building EQ
System Name
Applicability All cogeneration systems
Definition A unique identifier that makes a link to the construction documents
Units Text, unique
Input Restrictions None
Rated Output
Applicability All cogeneration systems
Definition The rated electric power that the cogenerator can produce
Units Kilowatts (kW)
Input Restrictions None
Rated Efficiency
Applicability All cogeneration systems
Definition The efficiency of converting a fuel to electricity
Units Unitless
Input Restrictions None
Heat Production Rate
Applicability All cogeneration systems
Definition The rate of heat production at the rated output
Units Btu/h
Input Restrictions None
Heat Temperature
Applicability All cogeneration systems
Definition The temperature of the water produced
Units Degrees Fahrenheit (°F)
Input Restrictions None
Modulation
Applicability All cogeneration systems
Definition The capability of the cogeneration system to modulate output with corresponding modulation of input energy and waste heat
Units Data structure
Input Restrictions None
Schedule
Applicability All cogeneration systems
Definition A schedule that indicates when the cogeneration system will operate and perhaps at what capacity (if there is a means for modulation)
Units Data structure: schedule, on/off or fractional
Input Restrictions None
Energy Star
System Name
Applicability All cogeneration systems
Definition A unique identifier that makes a link to the construction documents
Units Text, unique
Input Restrictions None
Rated Output
Applicability All cogeneration systems
Definition The rated electric power that the cogenerator can produce
Units Kilowatts (kW)
Input Restrictions None
Rated Efficiency
Applicability All cogeneration systems
Definition The efficiency of converting a fuel to electricity
Units Unitless
Input Restrictions None
Heat Production Rate
Applicability All cogeneration systems
Definition The rate of heat production at the rated output
Units Btu/h
Input Restrictions None
Heat Temperature
Applicability All cogeneration systems
Definition The temperature of the water produced
Units Degrees Fahrenheit (°F)
Input Restrictions None
Modulation
Applicability All cogeneration systems
Definition The capability of the cogeneration system to modulate output with corresponding modulation of input energy and waste heat
Units Data structure
Input Restrictions None
Schedule
Applicability All cogeneration systems
Definition A schedule that indicates when the cogeneration system will operate and perhaps at what capacity (if there is a means for modulation)
Units Data structure: schedule, on/off or fractional
Input Restrictions None