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ECN publication
Advies WKK MEP-tarief 2004
Published by: Publication date:
ECN Policy Studies 1-5-2004
ECN report number: Document type:
ECN-C--04-049 ECN publication
Number of pages: Full text:
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This report, part of the CHP monitoring in the Netherlands, analyses the impact of the new Dutch subsidy scheme MEP on the cost-effectiveness of CHP investments based on a number of CHP reference cases. The MEP scheme provides a reward for the additional kWhs of electricity produced by CHP units compared to separate production of heat and power. This means that the MEP rewards the ?CO2 free kWhs? produced by CHP units, providing an incentive for the most efficient CHP units.

In the first chapter a description of the calculation of ?CO2 free kWhs? is given followed by the physical developments of CHP in the Netherlands. The third and final chapter calculates the impact of the MEP regulation on the cost effectiveness of CHP and compares it with the European Community Guidelines on Aid for Environmental Protection. The results of the calculations show that the Dutch MEP scheme complies with the European guidelines for all CHP reference cases.

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