By questioning the traditional ways of building CHP plants, and by choosing the optimal technical solution, the financial returns can be improved. CHP plants can further increase dispatch and earnings if, in addition to selling electricity, they have the capability for participating in the emerging ancillary services and dynamic capacity markets.

In this paper the future outlook for district heating, which is emerging from the European Commission targets declared in the Energy 2020 and Energy Roadmap 2050, will be described. The focus of this paper is on the technical economic aspects of natural gas fired combined heat and power technologies.

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  Niklas Wägar

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