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Cell-module and fuel-conditioner development. 8th quarterly report, July-September 1981

Description: Progress on the second Phase of a six Phase program to develop commercially viable on-site integrated energy systems (OS/IES) using phosphoric acid fuel cell (PAFC) modules to convert fuel to electricity is reported. Phase II is a planned two year effort to develop appropriate fuel cell module and fuel conditioner conceptual designs. The fuel cell module development effort comprises three coordinated tasks: (1) design of large cell stacks; (2) stack fabrication; and (3) stack testing. The resul… more
Date: October 1, 1981
Creator: Hoover, Jr., D. Q.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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1982 engineering conference on reliability for the electrical power industry

Description: Emergency onsite ac power systems at nuclear power plants are a major concern in plant risk assessments because of the relatively large frequency of loss of offsite power and the dependence of most other safety systems on ac power. Detailed reviews of onsite ac power system designs and reviews of experience with diesel generators at US nuclear power plants form the basis of system reliability analyses that show significant improvements in reliability can be obtained at moderate cost for some pl… more
Date: January 1, 1982
Creator: Campbell, D. J.; Arendt, J. S.; Battle, R. E. & Baranowsky, P. W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Simulation of Energy Management Systems in EnergyPlus

Description: An energy management system (EMS) is a dedicated computer that can be programmed to control all of a building's energy-related systems, including heating, cooling, ventilation, hot water, interior lighting, exterior lighting, on-site power generation, and mechanized systems for shading devices, window actuators, and double facade elements. Recently a new module for simulating an EMS was added to the EnergyPlus whole-building energy simulation program. An essential part of the EMS module is the … more
Date: January 1, 2008
Creator: Ellis, P. G.; Torcellini, P. A. & Crawley, D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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A Buildings Module for the Stochastic Energy Deployment System

Description: The U.S. Department of Energy (USDOE) is building a new long-range (to 2050) forecasting model for use in budgetary and management applications called the Stochastic Energy Deployment System (SEDS), which explicitly incorporates uncertainty through its development within the Analytica(R) platform of Lumina Decision Systems. SEDS is designed to be a fast running (a few minutes), user-friendly model that analysts can readily run and modify in its entirety through a visual programming interface. L… more
Date: May 15, 2008
Creator: Lacommare, Kristina S H; Marnay, Chris; Stadler, Michael; Borgeson, Sam; Coffey, Brian; Komiyama, Ryoichi et al.
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National Account Energy Alliance Final Report for the Basin Electric Project at Northern Border Pipeline Company's Compressor Station #7, North Dakota

Description: A field research test and verification project was conducted at the recovered energy generation plant at Northern Border Pipeline Company Compressor Station #7 (CS#7) near St. Anthony. Recovered energy generation plant equipment was supplied and installed by ORMAT Technologies, Inc. Basin Electric is purchasing the electricity under a purchase power agreement with an ORMAT subsidiary, which owns and operates the plant.
Date: February 1, 2008
Creator: Sweetzer, Richard & Leslie, Neil
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Case study of total energy system, Sher-Den Mall, Sherman, Texas

Description: The Sher-Den Mall shopping center receives all of its electricity and heating and cooling energy from a total energy plant located within the shopping center proper. Four engine-generator units are fueled primarily by natural gas, with some fuel oil use. The following are presented: initial corporate planning, investigation, and feasibility studies; a description of the total energy system; capital costs; plant operations, and revenue structure. Tables, figures, exhibits, and equipment specific… more
Date: December 1, 1980
Creator: Myrtetus, G.B. & Levey, M.D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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40-kW field test power plant modification and development. Monthly technical status report No. 13, September 16, 1978-October 15, 1978

Description: The contract objective is to complete the design and development actions that upgrade the 40-kW fuel cell power plant to a configuration suitable for on-site demonstration testing. The modifications will improve operating capability, durability and maintenance interval and lead to reduced production costs. Equipment to recover and use the by-product heat of electric generation will be available on the power plant for field verification of on-site heat recovery. The 40-kW power plant will be com… more
Date: November 10, 1978
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Cell and stack design alternatives. First quarterly report, August 1, 1978-October 31, 1978

Description: An apartment house in Albany, New York with HUD minimum insulation was selected as the application to be used in evaluating various system configurations of on-site fuel cell total energy systems. Methods for calculating the static and dynamic thermal loads for a simulated season were developed. Computer models of some major subsystems are now being developed. Finite element models of the electrochemistry, thermodynamics and heat transfer relationships for fuel cells were developed and have bee… more
Date: January 1, 1979
Creator: Hoover, D.Q.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Integration of photovoltaic units into electric utility grids: experiment information requirements and selected issues

Description: A number of investigations, including those conducted by The Aerospace Corporation and other contractors, have led to the recognition of technical, economic, and institutional issues relating to the interface between solar electric technologies and electric utility systems. These issues derive from three attributes of solar electric power concepts, including (1) the variability and unpredictability of the solar resources, (2) the dispersed nature of those resources which suggests the feasible d… more
Date: September 1, 1980
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Monitoring and control requirement definition study for dispersed storage and generation (DSG). Volume IV. Final report, Appendix C: identification from utility visits of present and future approaches to integration of DSG into distribution networks

Description: A major aim of the US National Energy Policy, as well as that of the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, is to conserve energy and to shift from oil to more abundant domestic fuels and renewable energy sources. Dispersed Storage and Generation (DSG) is the term that characterizes the present and future dispersed, relatively small (<30 MW) energy systems, such as solar thermal electric, photovoltaic, wind, fuel cell, storage battery, hydro, and cogeneration, which can he… more
Date: October 1, 1980
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Heavy oil recovery process: Conceptual engineering of a downhole methanator and preliminary estimate of facilities cost for application to North Slope Alaska

Description: Results from Tasks 8 and 9 are presented. Task 8 addressed the cost of materials and manufacturing of the Downhole Methanator and the cost of drilling and completing the vertical cased well and two horizontal drain holes in the West Sak reservoir. Task 9 addressed the preliminary design of surface facilities to support the enhanced recovery of heavy oil. Auxiliary facilities include steam reformers for carbon dioxide-rich natural gas reforming, emergency electric generators, nitrogen gas genera… more
Date: January 1, 1990
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Monitoring and control requirement definition study for dispersed storage and generation (DSG). Volume II. Final report, Appendix A: selected DSG technologies and their general control requirements

Description: A major aim of the US National Energy Policy, as well as that of the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, is to conserve energy and to shift from oil to more abundant domestic fuels and renewable energy sources. Dispersed Storage and Generation (DSG) is the term that characterizes the present and future dispersed, relatively small (<30 MW) energy systems, such as solar thermal electric, photovoltaic, wind, fuel cell, storage battery, hydro, and cogeneration, which can he… more
Date: October 1, 1980
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Monitoring and control requirement definition study for dispersed storage and generation (DSG). Volume I. Final report

Description: Dispersed Storage and Generation (DSG) is the term that characterizes the present and future dispersed, relatively small (<30 MW) energy systems, such as solar thermal electric, photovoltaic, wind, fuel cell, storage battery, hydro, and cogeneration, that can help achieve national energy conservation goals and can be dispersed throughout the distribution portion of an electric utility system. A study of trends reveals that the need for DSG monitoring and control equipment by 1990 to 2000 wil… more
Date: October 1, 1980
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Electric retail market options: The customer perspective

Description: This report describes various options that are now available for retail electric customers, or that may become available during the next few years as the electric utility industry restructures. These options include different ways of meeting demand for energy services, different providers of service or points of contact with providers, and different pricing structures for purchased services. Purpose of this document is to examine these options from the customer`s perspective: how might being a … more
Date: July 1, 1995
Creator: Hadley, Stanton W. & Hillsman, Edward L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Economic feasibility analysis of distributed electric power generation based upon the natural gas-fired fuel cell. Final report

Description: The final report provides a summary of results of the Cost of Ownership Model and the circumstances under which a distributed fuel cell is economically viable. The analysis is based on a series of micro computer models estimate the capital and operations cost of a fuel cell central utility plant configuration. Using a survey of thermal and electrical demand profiles, the study defines a series of energy user classes. The energy user class demand requirements are entered into the central utility… more
Date: March 1, 1994
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) FEMP Technical Assistance U.S. Army Project 181 Implementation Challenges in Deployment of an Energy Security Microgrid for Army Reserve Facilities located on the Former Fort Devens Army Base

Description: This documents reports on a request for technical assistance from Fort Devens to analyze procurement of energy from nearby renewable generating resources.
Date: September 30, 2010
Creator: Warwick, William M.
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Hanford Atomic Products Department. Monthly report, June 1966

Description: The programmed long outage which started May 1 was concluded on June 6. During this outage, the sixth heat exchanger cell was tied in, the auxiliary steam boiler was completely overhauled, four steam generators were equipped with isolation valves, extensive replacements of the process tube resistance temperature detectors were made, the reactor was re-orificed, a leaking reactor gas seal was repaired, extensive preventive maintenance was done, and numerous smaller pieces of work were accomplish… more
Date: July 10, 1966
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Micro Cooling, Heating, and Power (Micro-CHP) and Bio-Fuel Center, Mississippi State University

Description: Initially, most micro-CHP systems will likely be designed as constant-power output or base-load systems. This implies that at some point the power requirement will not be met, or that the requirement will be exceeded. Realistically, both cases will occur within a 24-hour period. For example, in the United States, the base electrical load for the average home is approximately 2 kW while the peak electrical demand is slightly over 4 kW. If a 3 kWe micro- CHP system were installed in this situatio… more
Date: September 26, 2008
Creator: Chamra, Louay
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Opportunities for Combined Heat and Power in Data Centers

Description: Data centers represent a rapidly growing and very energy intensive activity in commercial, educational, and government facilities. In the last five years the growth of this sector was the electric power equivalent to seven new coal-fired power plants. Data centers consume 1.5% of the total power in the U.S. Growth over the next five to ten years is expected to require a similar increase in power generation. This energy consumption is concentrated in buildings that are 10-40 times more energy in… more
Date: March 1, 2009
Creator: Darrow, Ken & Hedman, Bruce
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Energy Efficient Community Development in California: Chula Vista Research Project

Description: In 2007, the U.S. Department of Energy joined the California Energy Commission in funding a project to begin to examine the technical, economic and institutional (policy and regulatory) aspects of energy-efficient community development. That research project was known as the Chula Vista Research Project for the host California community that co-sponsored the initiative. The researches proved that the strategic integration of the selected and economically viable buildings energy efficiency (EE) … more
Date: March 31, 2009
Creator: Institute of Gas Technology
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American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Federal Energy Management Program Technical Assistance Project 184 U.S. Customs and Border Protection Administrative and Laboratory Building, Springfield, Virginia

Description: This report documents the findings of an on-site energy audit of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Laboratory in Springfield, Virginia.
Date: September 30, 2010
Creator: Arends, J. & Sandusky, William F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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