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Table 6.

Comparison of the performance indicators of the French mix with and without cogeneration. Data in black are input data for the MIXOPTIM software; Data in red are the result of the calculation.

Without cogeneration With cogeneration
Net average electric demand (net, ie excluding the electric power used to generate heat) (GWe) 39.7 39.7

Average heat demand (GWth) 60.0 60.0

Total average electric demand (including the electric demand devoted to heat production) (GWe) 54.7 39.7

Cost of satisfaction of the electric demand (€/MWhe) 45.4 50.2

Hourly cost of satisfaction of the electric demand (M€/h) 2.48 1.99

CO2 production (t/h) 23520 16600

Average heat cogenerated (GWth) 0 28.6

Average heat produced by the complementary source to fulfill the heat demand (GWth) 45.0 31.4

Additional cost of satisfaction of the heat demand (M€/h) 3.42 2.38

Total hourly cost of satisfaction of electric power and heat demand (M€/h) 5.90 4.47

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