The objective of this study was to demonstrate that electricity generation during peak hours using an existing emergency diesel generator is an option for a reduction of the electricity bill. Moreover, we wanted to show that biodiesel blends can be safely used with similar performance. Additionally, we performed an economic assessment of a new emergency generating plant to be built at Tecnológico de Monterrey business school.
We successfully demonstrated peak-shaving generation using both conventional diesel fuel and biodiesel where the specific consumption in terms of kWh/liter was found to be identical for both fuels.
The new project was found to be economically viable for an existing generator.