This abstract describes an intelligent power generation facility that integrates a propane cogeneration system (Combined Heat & Power (CHP)) as a power generation technology by using LPG and/or renewable energy. A test facility was attached to a condominium and office complex where verification tests have been conducted over the past four years.
The objectives were to provide the same living infrastructure in the event of a disaster, regardless of grid electricity and gas facilities, excel in cost performance and keep the emission of greenhouse gases to a minimum level.
The main goal is to accomplish an environment which is completely self-sufficient in local energy production and local consumption, at the same place, at the same time.
The test facility comprises solar panels, an engine type gas cogeneration, propane gas fuel cells, lithium ion batteries etc. A gas heat pump was added.
We are independently developing and experimenting an EMS (Energy Management System) that manages these individual power storage facilities in an integrated manner.
The test facility consists of 15 units and 2 floor offices that are rented as businesses to demonstrate not only the technical verification but business performance as well.
This interim report of the research will therefore present experimental facts as well as measured data.