Date of Award

Summer 1977

Degree Type

Master's Essay - Restricted

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Electrical and Computer Engineering


Useful energy concepts have been applied to a dual purpose power plant on the costing of electricity and steam produced by the plant. The results are tabulated and compared with those of its counterpart, costs obtained by applying traditional energy concepts. When the readers follow one example after another they will naturally be convinced that energy concepts lead to erroneous analyses but useful energy concepts will predict the correct costs. The system which was utilized in the analyses is an idealized and simplified steam power plant for producing both electricity and process steam. This is, basically, the same as the existing systems at a particular Wisconsin paper mill but simplified in many details.