Chapter 4

Microturbine Generation Power Systems

R. Noroozian; P. Asgharian    University of Zanjan, Zanjan, Iran

Abstract

Recently, the trend toward highly efficient and less-polluting DGs is increasing due to efforts to reduce environmental pollution and overall costs. The microturbine generation (MTG) system is a fast-growing and most promising DG source which holds some of the answers to the efficiency, pollution, and management issues that the utility industry faces. The MTG's potential merits, along with very short start-up time and high reliability, lead to its use as an individual or hybrid power source. The MTG can be used in transportation systems, remote power and emergency power systems, and in combination with other DGs.

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