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Benchmarking  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The growing use of incentive ratemaking, recent reform of the Public Utility Holding Company Act, and the emergence of independent power producers all foretell a transition to a market- and performance-driven environment. The days of cost-plus management clearly are past. Lower costs, higher service levels, and greater flexibility will be mandates for the future. Effective performance improvement requires three basic pieces of information: an accurate performance baseline (where are we today ), the limits of current best demonstrated performance (how good can be we ), and the practices and approaches that have enabled best performers to excel (how will we get there ). In a word, benchmarking. This article includes a case study of Entergy Corp.'s Louisiana Power Light Utility efforts in implementing benchmarking.

Hunter, D.; Shearman, J.

1992-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ignition distributor voltage generator  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This patent describes a voltage pulse generator and ignition distributor comprising, a base, a shaft rotatably supported by the base, a distributor cap supported by the base having a center electrode and circumferentially spaced outer electrodes. The pulse generator and ignition distribution also include a first rotor driven by the shaft formed of electrical insulating material having electrically conductive means connected to the center terminal and a portion that rotates past the outer electrodes. The portion of the electrically conductive means that rotates past the outer electrodes is spaced from the outer electrodes to form a gap therebetween. A voltage pulse generator comprises a second rotor driven by the shaft, at least one permanent magnet and an annular pickup coil supported by the base. The pickup coil has inner turns and outer turns, the beginning turn of the inner turns connected to a first lead and the last turn of the outer turns connected to a second lead, the outer turns enclosing the inner turns. The pickup coil also has a circuit connected directly between the second lead and ground which is operative to provide a direct conductive path to ground for high frequency energy capacitively coupled to the outer turns from the gap discharge between the electrically conductive means of the first rotor and an outer electrode, the outer turns forming a grounded shield for the inner turns.

Boyer, J.A.

1986-11-04T23:59:59.000Z

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BPA files reciprocity tariff  

Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

files-reciprocity-tariff Sign In About | Careers | Contact | Investors | bpa.gov Search News & Us Expand News & Us Projects & Initiatives Expand Projects & Initiatives...

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Open Access Transmission Tariff  

Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

Transmission | OATT Transmission | OATT Skip Navigation Links Transmission Functions Infrastructure projects Interconnection OASIS OATT Western Open Access Transmission Service Tariff Revision Western Area Power Administration submitted its revised Open Access Transmission Service Tariff with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Sept. 30, 2009. The tariff became effective on Dec. 1, 2009, as modified by Western's March 2, 2011 compliance filing. The revised tariff was developed to comply with FERC Order No. 890 and to be consistent with Western's statutory and regulatory requirements. It addresses changes in transmission services and planning. FERC issued an order on Dec. 2, 2010, granting Western's petition for a Declaratory Order approving the tariff as an acceptable reciprocity tariff, subject to Western making a compliance filing within 30 days to address items in Attachment C, Attachment P and Attachment Q. Western made its compliance filing on March 2, 2010, addressing FERC's Dec. 2, 2010, order. FERC accepted Western's March 2, 2011 compliance filing on April 25, 2011. Western has made several ministerial filings to its OATT as part of FERC's eTariff viewer system, the last of these was approved on March 29, 2013. Further detail can be found in the links below.Current OATT

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BPA files reciprocity tariff  

Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

RELEASE Friday, March 30, 2012 CONTACT: Doug Johnson, 503-230-5840 or 503-230-5131 BPA files reciprocity tariff Portland, Ore. - After a year-long extensive and collaborative...

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Renewable and Non-Renewable Resources Tariff RNR-7 (Georgia) | Department  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Renewable and Non-Renewable Resources Tariff RNR-7 (Georgia) Renewable and Non-Renewable Resources Tariff RNR-7 (Georgia) Renewable and Non-Renewable Resources Tariff RNR-7 (Georgia) < Back Eligibility Commercial Construction Fuel Distributor General Public/Consumer Industrial Installer/Contractor Investor-Owned Utility Municipal/Public Utility Retail Supplier Rural Electric Cooperative Systems Integrator Utility Savings Category Alternative Fuel Vehicles Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Buying & Making Electricity Water Home Weatherization Solar Wind Program Info State Georgia Program Type Green Power Purchasing Mandatory Utility Green Power Option Provider Georgia Power Company The Renewable and Non-Renewable Resource tariff is authorized by the Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC), which requires that the investor owned utility, Georgia Power Company, purchase renewable energy cumulative

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Alternative Fuels Data Center: Biodiesel Distributor License and  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center [Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)]

Distributor Distributor License and Recordkeeping Requirements to someone by E-mail Share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Biodiesel Distributor License and Recordkeeping Requirements on Facebook Tweet about Alternative Fuels Data Center: Biodiesel Distributor License and Recordkeeping Requirements on Twitter Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Biodiesel Distributor License and Recordkeeping Requirements on Google Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Biodiesel Distributor License and Recordkeeping Requirements on Delicious Rank Alternative Fuels Data Center: Biodiesel Distributor License and Recordkeeping Requirements on Digg Find More places to share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Biodiesel Distributor License and Recordkeeping Requirements on AddThis.com... More in this section...

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Distributed Generation Dispatch Optimization under Various Electricity Tariffs  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Optimization Under Various Electricity Tariffs Firestone,Optimization Under Various Electricity Tariffs Table of3 2.1 Electricity Tariff

Firestone, Ryan; Marnay, Chris

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Tariff Analysis Project: A  

Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

Tariff Tariff Analysis Project: A database and analysis platform for electricity tariffs LBNL-55680 1 Katie Coughlin, Richard White, Chris Bolduc, Diane Fisher & Greg Rosenquist Energy Analysis Department Environmental Energy Technologies Division Lawrence Bekreley National Laboratory University of California Berkeley, CA 94720 May 2006 1 This work was funded by the Assistant Secretary of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy of the U.S. Department of Energy under Contract No. DE-ACO3-76SF00098. 2 May 2006 Contents 1 Introduction 5 1.1 Background . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 1.2 Overview of how tariffs work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 2 The TAP Database 10 2.1 Utility level data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 2.2 Tariff level data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 2.2.1 Tariff applicability . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Gas distributor for fluidized bed coal gasifier  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A gas distributor for distributing high temperature reaction gases to a fluidized bed of coal particles in a coal gasification process. The distributor includes a pipe with a refractory reinforced lining and a plurality of openings in the lining through which gas is fed into the bed. These feed openings have an expanding tapered shape in the downstream or exhaust direction which aids in reducing the velocity of the gas jets as they enter the bed.

Worley, Arthur C. (Mt. Tabor, NJ); Zboray, James A. (Irvine, CA)

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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EMBODIED CARBON TARIFFS Christoph Bhringer  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

EMBODIED CARBON TARIFFS Christoph Böhringer Jared C. Carbone Thomas F. Rutherford Revised: August 2013 Abstract Embodied carbon tariffs tax the direct and indirect carbon emissions embodied in trade -- an idea popularized by countries seeking to extend the reach of domestic carbon regu- lations. We

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WOCESSORS MOD DISTRIBUTORS OF REFIBED SOURCB MATWIAL  

Office of Legacy Management (LM)

WOCESSORS MOD DISTRIBUTORS OF REFIBED SOURCB MATWIAL WOCESSORS MOD DISTRIBUTORS OF REFIBED SOURCB MATWIAL REFZR m SYmOL1 LILCB .' .. .",I:, ' ,,:r:~' ., " " In aooordame with our telephone oonvorsation of-this date, there is transmitted herewith for 'your um a few of the prooessora and distributors of' refined source material. i. PRocESSoRS~ DISTRIBUTOBS CJI-'GB&& Chemical Co. Pbilliprrburg, Uew Jersey Haywood Chemloal Uorke "' Maymod, bw Jermy City Chesical Company 132 Ploet Z2nd Street Uw York, Ber York Eiimr &Am& ' 6S6 Oreennioh Street Hen York 10, Hew York 5. W. Sbattuok Chemloal Co. Amend Drug d Chsmioal 1806 South Sameok Street 117 East 24th Street Denver 10, Colorado , Hew York, Hew Pork Lindsay Ught b Chemical Co. bat Chicago, Illinoir A.D.MackayCompany

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Feed-in Tariff Resources  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

A feed-in tariff (FIT) is an energy-supply policy focused on supporting the development of new renewable power generation. In the United States, FIT policies provide a guarantee to eligible...

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The Tariff Analysis Project: A Database and Analysis Platform...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Tariff Analysis Project: A Database and Analysis Platform for Electricity Tariffs Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: The Tariff Analysis Project: A Database...

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Alternative Fuels Data Center: Golden Eagle Distributors Inc. to Convert  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center [Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)]

Golden Eagle Golden Eagle Distributors Inc. to Convert Entire Fleet to CNG to someone by E-mail Share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Golden Eagle Distributors Inc. to Convert Entire Fleet to CNG on Facebook Tweet about Alternative Fuels Data Center: Golden Eagle Distributors Inc. to Convert Entire Fleet to CNG on Twitter Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Golden Eagle Distributors Inc. to Convert Entire Fleet to CNG on Google Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Golden Eagle Distributors Inc. to Convert Entire Fleet to CNG on Delicious Rank Alternative Fuels Data Center: Golden Eagle Distributors Inc. to Convert Entire Fleet to CNG on Digg Find More places to share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Golden Eagle Distributors Inc. to Convert Entire Fleet to CNG on AddThis.com...

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FINALCONSULTANTREPORT CALIFORNIA FEED-IN TARIFF DESIGN  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

FINALCONSULTANTREPORT CALIFORNIA FEED-IN TARIFF DESIGN AND POLICY OPTIONS Prepared For CALIFORNIA FEED-IN TARIFF DESIGN AND POLICY OPTIONS The following correction has been made to the Consultant Report, California Feed-in Tariff Design and Policy Options, that was originally posted on the Energy

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Benchmarks used  

Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

Benchmarks used Benchmarks used Benchmarks used Using a set of benchmarks described below, different optimization options for the different compilers on Edison. The compilers are also compared against one another on the benchmarks. NERSC6 Benchmarks We used these benchmarks from the NERSC6 procurement: NERSC 6 PROCUREMENT MPI BENCHMARKS Benchmark Science Area Algorithm Concurrency Languages GTC Fusion PIC, finite difference 2048 f90 IMPACT-T Accelerator Physics PIC, FFT 1024 f90 MILC Materials Science Conjugate gradient, sparse matrix, FFT 1024 c, assembly NPB 3.3.1 MPI Parallel Benchmarks The following NPB 3.3 MPI Benchmarks were run, all at a concurrency of 1024 processes. They are all written in Fortran. NAS PARALLEL MPI BENCHMARKS - VERSION 3.3.1 Benchmark Full Name Description Level

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Benchmarks used  

Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

Benchmarks used Benchmarks used Benchmarks used Using a set of benchmarks described below, different optimization options for the different compilers on Edison. The compilers are also compared against one another on the benchmarks. NERSC6 Benchmarks We used these benchmarks from the NERSC6 procurement: NERSC 6 PROCUREMENT MPI BENCHMARKS Benchmark Science Area Algorithm Concurrency Languages GTC Fusion PIC, finite difference 2048 f90 IMPACT-T Accelerator Physics PIC, FFT 1024 f90 MILC Materials Science Conjugate gradient, sparse matrix, FFT 1024 c, assembly NPB 3.3.1 MPI Parallel Benchmarks The following NPB 3.3 MPI Benchmarks were run, all at a concurrency of 1024 processes. They are all written in Fortran. NAS PARALLEL MPI BENCHMARKS - VERSION 3.3.1 Benchmark Full Name Description Level

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Feed-in Tariff | Department of Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Feed-in Tariff Feed-in Tariff Feed-in Tariff < Back Eligibility Commercial Industrial Residential Savings Category Bioenergy Buying & Making Electricity Water Solar Home Weatherization Wind Program Info State Hawaii Program Type Performance-Based Incentive Rebate Amount Rates for Tier 1 and Tier 2 vary by system size and technology Rates for Tier 3 vary by technology Provider Hawaii Public Utilities Commission In September 2009, the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (PUC) issued a decision that established a feed-in tariff in Hawaii. The feed-in tariff is offered by the three investor-owned utilities: HECO, MECO and HELCO. The rates for the feed-in tariff, schedule, and standard interconnection agreements were approved on October 13, 2010. This program will be reviewed by the PUC two years after the start of the program and every three years

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Tariffs  

Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

Transmission SP-NW3 Non-firm Point-to-Point Transmission SP-NFT6 Ancillary Services Scheduling, System Control & Dispatch SP-SD3 Reactive Supply & Voltage Control SP-RS3...

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Distributed Generation Dispatch Optimization under Various Electricity Tariffs  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Distributed Generation Dispatch Optimization Under Various Electricity Tariffs which generatorsDistributed Generation Dispatch Optimization Under Various Electricity Tariffs • no-DG – The generator

Firestone, Ryan; Marnay, Chris

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Feed-In Tariff | Department of Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

You are here You are here Home » Feed-In Tariff Feed-In Tariff < Back Eligibility Agricultural Commercial Industrial Local Government Residential State Government Savings Category Bioenergy Biofuels Alternative Fuel Vehicles Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Buying & Making Electricity Water Solar Home Weatherization Wind Program Info Start Date 2/14/2008 State California Program Type Performance-Based Incentive Rebate Amount Tariff is based on the "Renewable Market Adjusting Tariff" Provider California Public Utilities Commission '''''Note: The California general feed-in tariff was amended by [http://leginfo.ca.gov/pub/09-10/bill/sen/sb_0001-0050/sb_32_bill_2009091... SB 32] of 2009 and [http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/11-12/bill/sen/sb_0001-0050/sbx1_2_bill_20... SBX1-2] of 2011. The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC)

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A Plea for Simpler Electricity Tariffs  

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A Plea for Simpler Electricity Tariffs A Plea for Simpler Electricity Tariffs Title A Plea for Simpler Electricity Tariffs Publication Type Conference Proceedings Year of Publication 2008 Authors Coleman, Philip, Christopher T. Payne, and Richard G. White Conference Name 2008 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings Volume 7 Pagination 60-69 Date Published 01/2008 Abstract This paper asserts that electric rate structures in the United States are often so confusing that even large commercial customers (and their energy consultants) frequently are not aware of their cost implications. This results in an under-investment in energy conservation and load management approaches. Several case studies are presented and various rate structures are discussed. An argument is made for simpler tariffs, or at least a simplified declaration (in tariffs and/or bills) to electricity customers of what their marginal costs are, such that conservation efforts can be properly valued and designed.

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Advanced Distributor Products: Noncompliance Determination (2010-SE-0304) |  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Advanced Distributor Products: Noncompliance Determination Advanced Distributor Products: Noncompliance Determination (2010-SE-0304) Advanced Distributor Products: Noncompliance Determination (2010-SE-0304) May 28, 2010 DOE issued a Notice of Noncompliance Determination to Advanced Distributor Products finding that basic model N2H348A(G)KB* + H,GE50560 + *8MPV125 and basic model N2H360A(G)KB* + H,GE50560 + MV16J22**B* do not comport with the energy conservation standards. DOE determined the products were noncompliant based on ADP's certification. ADP must immediately notify each person (or company) to whom ADP distributed the noncompliant products that the product does not meet Federal standards. In addition, ADP must provide to DOE documents and records showing the number of units ADP distributed and to whom. The manufacturer and/or private labeler of the

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Vol.1 2014.3 Free-inTariff  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

(Singapore) Feed-in Tariff GESL Kenjiro Nishida Tatsuya Yamashita Iza Husna Mohamad Newsletter Vol. 1 2014. 3 #12; Free-inTariff 2001 2011 Feed-in Tariff (FiT) FiTFiT 15Vol.1 2014.3 CONTENTS 02 03 04 GESL 09 Free-inTariff 13 2013GESL 15 / GESL

Tokyo, University of

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Definition: Pro Forma Tariff | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Forma Tariff Forma Tariff Jump to: navigation, search Dictionary.png Pro Forma Tariff Usually refers to the standard OATT and/or associated transmission rights mandated by the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Order No. 888.[1] View on Wikipedia Wikipedia Definition Related Terms transmission lines, transmission line References ↑ Glossary of Terms Used in Reliability Standards An i LikeLike UnlikeLike You like this.Sign Up to see what your friends like. nline Glossary Definition Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Definition:Pro_Forma_Tariff&oldid=480579" Categories: Definitions ISGAN Definitions What links here Related changes Special pages Printable version Permanent link Browse properties 429 Throttled (bot load) Error 429 Throttled (bot load)

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The Tariff Analysis Project: A database and analysis platform forelectricity tariffs  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Much of the work done in energy research involves ananalysis of the costs and benefits of energy-saving technologies andother measures from the perspective of the consumer. The economic valuein particular depends on the price of energy (electricity, gas or otherfuel), which varies significantly both for different types of consumers,and for different regions of the country. Ideally, to provide accurateinformation about the economic value of energy savings, prices should becomputed directly from real tariffs as defined by utility companies. Alarge number of utility tariffs are now available freely over the web,but the complexity and diversity of tariff structures presents aconsiderable barrier to using them in practice. The goal of the TariffAnalysis Project (TAP) is to collect andarchive a statistically completesample of real utility tariffs, and build a set of database and web toolsthat make this information relatively easy to use in cost-benefitanalysis. This report presentsa detailed picture of the current TAPdatabase structure and web interface. While TAP has been designed tohandle tariffs for any kind of utility service, the focus here is onelectric utilities withinthe United States. Electricity tariffs can bevery complicated, so the database structures that have been built toaccommodate them are quite flexible and can be easily generalized toother commodities.

Coughlin, K.; White, R.; Bolduc, C.; Fisher, D.; Rosenquist, G.

2006-05-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Mr. Timothy Orr Director of Product Development Advanced Distributor Products  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

November 4, 2010 November 4, 2010 Mr. Timothy Orr Director of Product Development Advanced Distributor Products RE: Case No. 2010-SE-0304 Dear Mr. On, On May 28, 2010, DOE issued a Notice of Noncompliance Determination for two air conditioning heat pumps (basic model N2H348A(G)KB* + H,GE50560 + *8MPV125 and basic model N2H360A(G)KB* + H,GE50560 + MV16J22**B*) manufactured by Advanced Distributor Products (ADP). Pursuant to that Notice, ADP provided information indicating that it had not sold these products in the United States. DOE, as the agency charged with developing and administering a balanced and coordinated national energy policy, has determined, in light of these circumstances, that closing this case without further action properly balances the policies recognized in the Energy Policy and

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Global Feed-in Tariffs Project | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Global Feed-in Tariffs Project Global Feed-in Tariffs Project Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Global Feed-in Tariffs Project Agency/Company /Organization: World Future Council Sector: Energy Focus Area: Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy Topics: Finance, Market analysis, Policies/deployment programs Resource Type: Workshop, Publications, Guide/manual, Training materials, Lessons learned/best practices Website: www.worldfuturecouncil.org/arguing_fits.html References: WFC's Global Feed-in Tariffs Project [1] The WFC's Global Feed-in Tariffs Project website includes links to publications, a guide for policy makers, a FIT design website and upcoming workshops and events. References ↑ "WFC's Global Feed-in Tariffs Project" Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Global_Feed-in_Tariffs_Project&oldid=383252

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Feed-In Tariffs and similar programs  

Reports and Publications (EIA)

Feed-in tariffs (FITs) are a policy mechanism used to encourage deployment of renewable electricity technologies. FITs are used to a limited extent around the United States as listed. A FIT program typically guarantees that customers who own a FIT-eligible renewable electricity generation facility, such as a roof-top solar photovoltaic system, will receive a set price from their utility for all of the electricity they generate and provide to the grid.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of evolving residential electricity tariffs  

Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

Evaluation of evolving residential electricity tariffs Evaluation of evolving residential electricity tariffs Title Evaluation of evolving residential electricity tariffs Publication Type Conference Paper Year of Publication 2011 Authors Lai, Judy, Nicholas DeForest, Sila Kiliccote, Michael Stadler, Chris Marnay, and Jonathan Donadee Conference Name ECEEE Summer Study, June 6-11, 2011 Date Published 06/2011 Publisher LBNL Conference Location Belambra Presqu'île de Giens, France Keywords electricity markets and policy group, energy analysis and environmental impacts department Abstract Residential customers in California's Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) territory have seen several electricity rate structure changes in the past decade. A relatively simple two-tiered pricing system (charges by usage under/over baseline for the home's climate zone) was replaced in the summer of 2001 by a more complicated five-tiered system (usage below baseline and up to 30%, 100%, 200%, and 300%+ over baseline). In 2009, PG&E began the process of upgrading its residential customers to Smart Meters and laying the groundwork for time of use pricing, due to start in 2011. This paper examines the history of the tiered pricing system, discusses the problems the utility encountered with its Smart Meter roll out, and evaluates the proposed dynamic pricing incentive structures. Scenario analyses of example PG&E customer bills will also be presented. What would these residential customers pay if they were still operating under a tiered structure, and/or if they participated in peak hour reductions?

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Optimal Feed-in Tariff Schedules We analyze the design of optimal feed-in tariff schedules under production-based learning.  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Optimal Feed-in Tariff Schedules Abstract We analyze the design of optimal feed-in tariff schedules This paper provides guidelines for designing feed-in tariffs in such a way that they produce desired such as feed-in tariffs are of great interest and import to firms in the renewable energy industry. This paper

Massachusetts at Amherst, University of

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Department of Mechanical Engineering Spring 2011 Liquid Nitrogen Packed Column Distributor Design  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Distributor Design Overview Air Products and Chemicals Inc. tasked the design team to come up with new with Air Products and SJTU, the team developed a final concept and then modeled the distributor design distillation column design. Approach The design team first gathered customer specifications from Air Products

Demirel, Melik C.

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The Tariff Analysis Project: A Database and Analysis Platform for  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Tariff Analysis Project: A Database and Analysis Platform for Tariff Analysis Project: A Database and Analysis Platform for Electricity Tariffs Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: The Tariff Analysis Project: A Database and Analysis Platform for Electricity Tariffs Focus Area: Renewable Energy Topics: Policy Impacts Website: www.osti.gov/bridge/servlets/purl/887433-1cWLeY/887433.pdf Equivalent URI: cleanenergysolutions.org/content/tariff-analysis-project-database-and- Language: English Policies: "Deployment Programs,Regulations" is not in the list of possible values (Deployment Programs, Financial Incentives, Regulations) for this property. DeploymentPrograms: Technical Assistance Regulations: "Feed-in Tariffs,Utility/Electricity Service Costs" is not in the list of possible values (Agriculture Efficiency Requirements, Appliance & Equipment Standards and Required Labeling, Audit Requirements, Building Certification, Building Codes, Cost Recovery/Allocation, Emissions Mitigation Scheme, Emissions Standards, Enabling Legislation, Energy Standards, Feebates, Feed-in Tariffs, Fuel Efficiency Standards, Incandescent Phase-Out, Mandates/Targets, Net Metering & Interconnection, Resource Integration Planning, Safety Standards, Upgrade Requirements, Utility/Electricity Service Costs) for this property.

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Switching from Feed-in Tariffs to a Tradable Green Certificate Market  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Feed-in tariffs have been the key support system for...2012). Since tariffs do not benefit from market signals, subsidies...

Aitor Ciarreta; Maria Paz Espinosa…

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An assessment of Thailand's feed-in tariff program  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Abstract Thailand was one of the first Asian countries with a comprehensive feed-in tariff program, with streamlined interconnection regulations adopted by the Thai Cabinet in 2002 and technology-specific tariff ‘Adders’ in 2006. This paper presents an overview of the country's feed-in tariff, or Adder, program and its development. As of December 2011, Thailand has about 8000 MW of renewable energy projects in the pipeline seeking Adder and about 1000 MW already connected and selling power to the grid. Thailand's feed-in tariff program has undergone significant transitions especially since 2010 in tariff levels and screening criteria partly in response to applications for 471 solar electric power plants exceeding 2000 MW. A powerful new oversight committee comprising utility and Ministry of Energy representatives has raised concerns regarding transparency and consistency, and significantly reduced approval rates of new applications.

Sopitsuda Tongsopit; Chris Greacen

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Benchmarking Help Center Guide  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Benchmarking Help Center Guide provides recommendations for establishing a benchmarking help center based on experiences and lessons learned in New York City and Seattle.

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A Tariff for Reactive Power - IEEE  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This paper describes a suggested tariff or payment for the local supply of reactive power from distributed energy resources. The authors consider four sample customers, and estimate the cost of supply of reactive power for each customer. The power system savings from the local supply of reactive power are also estimated for a hypothetical circuit. It is found that reactive power for local voltage regulation could be supplied to the distribution system economically by customers when new inverters are installed. The inverter would be supplied with a power factor of 0.8, and would be capable of local voltage regulation to a schedule supplied by the utility. Inverters are now installed with photovoltaic systems, fuel cells and microturbines, and adjustable-speed motor drives.

Kueck, John D [ORNL; Tufon, Christopher [Pacific Gas and Electric Company; Isemonger, Alan [California Independent System Operator; Kirby, Brendan J [ORNL

2008-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Feed-in Tariff Program (Ontario, Canada) | Department of Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Feed-in Tariff Program (Ontario, Canada) Feed-in Tariff Program (Ontario, Canada) Feed-in Tariff Program (Ontario, Canada) < Back Eligibility Commercial Agricultural Industrial Residential Installer/Contractor Tribal Government Low-Income Residential Schools Institutional Multi-Family Residential Nonprofit Savings Category Buying & Making Electricity Water Home Weatherization Solar Wind Program Info State Ontario Program Type Performance-Based Incentive The Feed-in Tariff (FIT) Program is a guaranteed funding structure that combines stable, competitive prices and long-term contracts for energy generated using renewable resources. Homeowners, business owners and private developers may apply to the FIT Program if they use one or more forms of renewable energy, including wind, waterpower, biomass and biogas,

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Community Feed-in Tariff (Nova Scotia, Canada)  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

The Community Feed-In Tariff Program (COMFIT) is designed to increase local ownership of small-scale energy projects in Nova Scotia. The program provides an opportunity for community-based power...

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Distributed Generation Dispatch Optimization under Various Electricity Tariffs  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

CPP tariffs is simply load-following. Optimal control underThe system uses a load-following control; i.e. , theefficiency of this load-following control strategy by

Firestone, Ryan; Marnay, Chris

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Value of Distributed Generation (DG) under Different Tariff Structures  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

The Value of Distributed Generation (DG) under Different Tariff Structures The Value of Distributed Generation (DG) under Different Tariff Structures Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: The Value of Distributed Generation (DG) under Different Tariff Structures Focus Area: Renewable Energy Topics: Socio-Economic Website: eetd.lbl.gov/ea/emp/reports/60589.pdf Equivalent URI: cleanenergysolutions.org/content/value-distributed-generation-dg-under Language: English Policies: "Regulations,Financial Incentives" is not in the list of possible values (Deployment Programs, Financial Incentives, Regulations) for this property. Regulations: Utility/Electricity Service Costs This report examines the standby tariff structures recently implemented in New York as a result of utilities feelings toward distributed generation

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A quantitative analysis of the effects of tariff and non-tariff barriers on U.S. - Mexico poultry trade  

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Since the inception of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in 1994, tariff restriction to U.S. poultry products entering the Mexican market has decreased significantly. While poultry trade from the U.S. to Mexico has increased...

Magana Lemus, David

2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NERSC-5 Application Benchmarks  

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Chemistry GTC: 3D Gyrokinetic Toroidal Code MADBench: Microwave Anisotropy Dataset Computational Analysis Benchmark MILC: MIMD Lattice Computation PARATEC: Parallel...

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Do feed-in tariffs drive PV cost or viceversa?  

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Abstract A survey of the PV market in Italy was done studying a number of installations of different sizes whose economic data were known and assessed. The Italian market has experienced a boom in the PV market after the first mechanism of feed-in tariffs was promoted in 2005. The variations of the tariff structure in the following years have caused significant changes in the market structure in terms of average size and technical characteristics of installed plants. However, an Italian PV industry was not stimulated by the incentives and only companies involved in installation and maintenance were created. At the same time, the cost of the PV plants components, design and commissioning have followed quite a particular trend, which is more determined by the tariffs than by the market development and structure. It is quite clear that the costs of PV plants component are not driven by the amount of installations but by the tariffs, with a trend that follows the decreases in the incentives and not the global installed power. It is therefore very important to study the right tariff mechanisms and benefits to avoid financial disturbances on the market and to promote a real competitive market instead of a simple financial operation under a fake façade of green economy.

Marco Antonelli; Umberto Desideri

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Marin Clean Energy - Feed-In Tariff | Department of Energy  

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Marin Clean Energy - Feed-In Tariff Marin Clean Energy - Feed-In Tariff Marin Clean Energy - Feed-In Tariff < Back Eligibility Commercial Fed. Government Industrial Local Government Multi-Family Residential Nonprofit Residential State Government Savings Category Bioenergy Biofuels Alternative Fuel Vehicles Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Buying & Making Electricity Water Solar Home Weatherization Wind Program Info State California Program Type Performance-Based Incentive Rebate Amount Varies by technology and position in program capacity queue [http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/01-02/bill/asm/ab_0101-0150/ab_117_bill_20... Assembly Bill 117], passed in 2002, allows communities in California to aggregate their load and to procure electricity from their own preferred sources. Under the authority of this law, California's first community

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River Falls Municipal Utilities - Distributed Solar Tariff | Department of  

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River Falls Municipal Utilities - Distributed Solar Tariff River Falls Municipal Utilities - Distributed Solar Tariff River Falls Municipal Utilities - Distributed Solar Tariff < Back Eligibility Agricultural Commercial Fed. Government Industrial Institutional Local Government Nonprofit Residential Schools State Government Savings Category Solar Buying & Making Electricity Program Info State Wisconsin Program Type Performance-Based Incentive Rebate Amount $0.30/kWh Provider River Falls Municipal Utilities River Falls Municipal Utilities (RFMU), a member of WPPI Energy, offers a special energy purchase rate to its customers that generate electricity using solar photovoltaic (PV) systems. The special rate, $0.30/kilowatt-hour (kWh), is available to all the RFMU customers on a first-come, first-served basis for systems up to 4 kilowatts (kW). The RFMU

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The United Illuminating Company - Small ZREC Tariff | Department of Energy  

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The United Illuminating Company - Small ZREC Tariff The United Illuminating Company - Small ZREC Tariff The United Illuminating Company - Small ZREC Tariff < Back Eligibility Agricultural Commercial Fed. Government Industrial Institutional Local Government Low-Income Residential Multi-Family Residential Nonprofit Residential Schools State Government Tribal Government Savings Category Water Buying & Making Electricity Solar Home Weatherization Wind Program Info Funding Source RPS Start Date 01/08/2013 State Connecticut Program Type Performance-Based Incentive Rebate Amount $148.89 per ZREC Provider The United Illuminating Company Note: The 2013 application period has closed. In July 2011, Connecticut enacted legislation amending the state's [http://www.dsireusa.org/incentives/incentive.cfm?Incentive_Code=CT04R&re...

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Gainesville Regional Utilities - Solar Feed-In Tariff | Department of  

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Gainesville Regional Utilities - Solar Feed-In Tariff Gainesville Regional Utilities - Solar Feed-In Tariff Gainesville Regional Utilities - Solar Feed-In Tariff < Back Eligibility Commercial Fed. Government Industrial Institutional Local Government Nonprofit Residential Schools State Government Tribal Government Savings Category Solar Buying & Making Electricity Program Info Start Date 03/01/2009 State Florida Program Type Performance-Based Incentive Rebate Amount 2013 Contracts: Rooftop- or pavement-mounted systems Ground-mounted systems Rooftop- or pavement-mounted systems >10kW to 300kW: $0.18/kWh Ground-mounted systems >10kW to 25kW: $0.18/kWh Ground-mounted systems >25kW to 1,000kW: $0.15/kWh Provider Gainesville Regional Utilities NOTE: This program will re-open to new applicants from January 4, 2013

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Connecticut Light & Power - Small ZREC Tariff | Department of Energy  

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Connecticut Light & Power - Small ZREC Tariff Connecticut Light & Power - Small ZREC Tariff Connecticut Light & Power - Small ZREC Tariff < Back Eligibility Agricultural Commercial Fed. Government Industrial Institutional Local Government Low-Income Residential Multi-Family Residential Nonprofit Residential Schools State Government Tribal Government Savings Category Water Buying & Making Electricity Solar Home Weatherization Wind Program Info Funding Source RPS Start Date 01/08/2013 State Connecticut Program Type Performance-Based Incentive Rebate Amount $164.22 per ZREC Provider Connecticut Light and Power Note: The 2013 application period has closed. In July 2011, Connecticut enacted legislation amending the state's [http://www.dsireusa.org/incentives/incentive.cfm?Incentive_Code=CT04R&re... Renewables Portfolio Standard] (RPS) and creating two new classes of

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Dynamic tariffs (Smart Grid Project) | Open Energy Information  

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tariffs (Smart Grid Project) tariffs (Smart Grid Project) Jump to: navigation, search Project Name Dynamic tariffs Country Denmark Coordinates 56.26392°, 9.501785° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":56.26392,"lon":9.501785,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Responsive feed-in tariff adjustment to dynamic technology development  

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Abstract This paper reviews the adjustments of the feed-in tariffs for new solar photovoltaic (PV) installations in Germany. As PV system prices declined rapidly since 2009, the German government implemented automatic mechanisms to adjust the remuneration level for new installations in response to deployment volumes. This paper develops an analytic model to simulate weekly installations of PV systems of up to 30 kW based on project profitability and project duration. The model accurately replicates observed market developments and is used to assess different adjustment mechanisms against multiple scenarios for PV system price developments. The analysis shows that responsive feed-in tariff schemes with frequent tariff adjustments and short qualifying periods reach deployment targets most effectively.

Thilo Grau

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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On the redistributive effects of Germany’s feed-in tariff  

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This article assesses the redistributive effects of a key element of German climate policy, the promotion of renewables in the electricity generation mix through the provision of a feed-in tariff. The tariff shap...

Peter Grösche; Carsten Schröder

2014-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Designing a Benchmarking Plan  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

asked to benchmark their portfolio of buildings and commit to an energy use intensity (EUI) reduction goal of 20% by 2020. Partners share their building data with DOE...

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Thermal Performance Benchmarking (Presentation)  

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This project will benchmark the thermal characteristics of automotive power electronics and electric motor thermal management systems. Recent vehicle systems will be benchmarked to establish baseline metrics, evaluate advantages and disadvantages of different thermal management systems, and identify areas of improvement to advance the state-of-the-art.

Moreno, G.

2014-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Action-Oriented Benchmarking:  

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Feb-2008 submitted to Energy Engineering Feb-2008 submitted to Energy Engineering Action-Oriented Benchmarking: Concepts and Tools Evan Mills, Paul Mathew & Mary Ann Piette, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Norman Bourassa & Martha Brook, California Energy Commission ABSTRACT Most energy benchmarking tools provide static feedback on how one building compares to a larger set of loosely similar buildings, without providing information at the end-use level or on what can be done to reduce consumption, cost, or emissions. In this article-Part 1 of a two-part series-we describe an "action-oriented benchmarking" approach, which extends whole-building energy benchmarking to include analysis of system and component energy use metrics and features. Action-oriented benchmarking thereby allows users to generate more meaningful

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Verification and validation benchmarks.  

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Verification and validation (V&V) are the primary means to assess the accuracy and reliability of computational simulations. V&V methods and procedures have fundamentally improved the credibility of simulations in several high-consequence fields, such as nuclear reactor safety, underground nuclear waste storage, and nuclear weapon safety. Although the terminology is not uniform across engineering disciplines, code verification deals with assessing the reliability of the software coding, and solution verification deals with assessing the numerical accuracy of the solution to a computational model. Validation addresses the physics modeling accuracy of a computational simulation by comparing the computational results with experimental data. Code verification benchmarks and validation benchmarks have been constructed for a number of years in every field of computational simulation. However, no comprehensive guidelines have been proposed for the construction and use of V&V benchmarks. For example, the field of nuclear reactor safety has not focused on code verification benchmarks, but it has placed great emphasis on developing validation benchmarks. Many of these validation benchmarks are closely related to the operations of actual reactors at near-safety-critical conditions, as opposed to being more fundamental-physics benchmarks. This paper presents recommendations for the effective design and use of code verification benchmarks based on manufactured solutions, classical analytical solutions, and highly accurate numerical solutions. In addition, this paper presents recommendations for the design and use of validation benchmarks, highlighting the careful design of building-block experiments, the estimation of experimental measurement uncertainty for both inputs and outputs to the code, validation metrics, and the role of model calibration in validation. It is argued that the understanding of predictive capability of a computational model is built on the level of achievement in V&V activities, how closely related the V&V benchmarks are to the actual application of interest, and the quantification of uncertainties related to the application of interest.

Oberkampf, William Louis; Trucano, Timothy Guy

2007-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Technology Benchmarking | Department of Energy  

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Technology Benchmarking Technology Benchmarking Presentation from the U.S. DOE Office of Vehicle Technologies "Mega" Merit Review 2008 on February 25, 2008 in Bethesda, Maryland....

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Recent advances of feed-in tariff in Malaysia  

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Abstract In order to promote the growth of renewable energy sector in Malaysia, feed-in tariff (FiT) mechanism has been introduced by Malaysian government in 2011, in accordance with Renewable Energy Act 2011 and Sustainable Energy Development Authority Act 2011. The tariff was enacted to overcome the shortcomings identified in the small renewable energy power (SREP) Program from 2001 to 2010. This paper highlighted some measures adopted to rectify the shortcomings identified during SREP, and the role of Sustainable Energy Development Authority (SEDA) in achieving the above mentioned task. The paper also includes the latest progress on renewable energy projects, especially those related to solar photovoltaic system. It is predicted that solar energy will become the main source of renewable energy in Malaysia by the year 2050.

S.L. Wong; Norzita Ngadi; Tuan Amran Tuan Abdullah; I.M. Inuwa

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NIPSCO - Feed-In Tariff | Department of Energy  

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You are here You are here Home » NIPSCO - Feed-In Tariff NIPSCO - Feed-In Tariff < Back Eligibility Agricultural Commercial Fed. Government Industrial Institutional Local Government Multi-Family Residential Nonprofit Residential Schools State Government Tribal Government Savings Category Bioenergy Water Buying & Making Electricity Solar Wind Maximum Rebate Rates may not exceed the published tariff rate Program Info Start Date 07/13/2011 State Indiana Program Type Performance-Based Incentive Rebate Amount Wind 100kW or less: $0.17/kWh Wind 100kW-2MW: $0.10/kWh Solar 10kW or less: $0.30/kWh Solar 10kW-2MW: $0.26/kWh Biomass 5MW or less: $0.106/kWh Hydroelectric 1MW or less: $0.12/kWh Non-biomass facilities greater than 2 MW are subject to a formula rate Provider Northern Indiana Public Service Corporation

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Benchmarking Corporate Energy Management  

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BENCHMARKING CORPORATE ENERGY MANAGEMENT Dr. Douglas L. Norland Director of Research and Industrial Programs Alliance to Save Energy Washington, DC ABSTRACT There is growing interest among energy managers in finding out how their company...BENCHMARKING CORPORATE ENERGY MANAGEMENT Dr. Douglas L. Norland Director of Research and Industrial Programs Alliance to Save Energy Washington, DC ABSTRACT There is growing interest among energy managers in finding out how their company...

Norland, D. L.

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Benchmarking and Data Analysis  

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? Meetings ? Focused on individual knowledge ESL-KT-14-11-14 CATEE 2014: Clean Air Through Efficiency Conference, Dallas, Texas Nov. 18-20 Personalization ? Relationship building ? Increase informal interactions ? Share experiences and brainstorm ? Data...Benchmarking and Data Analysis Kellie Williams | Houston ISD ESL-KT-14-11-14 CATEE 2014: Clean Air Through Efficiency Conference, Dallas, Texas Nov. 18-20 Benchmarking ? Process of comparing data sets ? Baselines, Goals, KPIs ? Energy Star...

Williams, K.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Renewable Energy Feed-in Tariffs: Lessons Learned from the U.S. and Abroad  

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Renewable Energy Feed-in Tariffs: Lessons Learned from the U.S. and Abroad Renewable Energy Feed-in Tariffs: Lessons Learned from the U.S. and Abroad Presentation Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Renewable Energy Feed-in Tariffs: Lessons Learned from the U.S. and Abroad Presentation Agency/Company /Organization: National Renewable Energy Laboratory Sector: Energy Focus Area: Renewable Energy Topics: Policies/deployment programs Resource Type: Presentation, Lessons learned/best practices References: Renewable Energy Feed-in Tariffs: Lessons Learned from the U.S. and Abroad Presentation[1] Logo: Renewable Energy Feed-in Tariffs: Lessons Learned from the U.S. and Abroad Presentation This presentation reviews Feed-in Tariff (FIT) Policy Overview, FIT Policy Implementation in the U.S., Policy Design Comparison with Europe, FIT

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Global Energy Transfer - Feed-in Tariffs for Developing Countries | Open  

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Energy Transfer - Feed-in Tariffs for Developing Countries Energy Transfer - Feed-in Tariffs for Developing Countries Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Global Energy Transfer - Feed-in Tariffs for Developing Countries Agency/Company /Organization: Deutsche Bank Group Sector: Energy Focus Area: Renewable Energy Topics: Finance Resource Type: Publications Website: www.dbcca.com/dbcca/EN/investment-research/investment_research_2347.js References: Get FiT Program[1] This report provides information on best practices for adapting the design of feed-in tariffs in developing countries. Chapters The challenge of renewable energy in the developing world: A project level perspective.............................................................. 11 The GET FiT Solution...................................................................

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Vehicle Technologies Office: Benchmarking  

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Benchmarking Benchmarking Research funded by the Vehicle Technologies Office produces a great deal of valuable data, but it is important to compare those research results with similar work done elsewhere in the world. Through laboratory testing, researchers can compare vehicles and components to validate models, support technical target-setting, and provide data to help guide technology development tasks. Benchmarking activities fall into two primary areas: Vehicle and component testing, in which researchers test and analyze emerging technologies obtained from sources throughout the world. The results are used to continually assess program efforts. Model validation, in which researchers use test data to validate the accuracy of vehicle and component computer models including: overall measures such as fuel economy, state-of-charge energy storage across the driving cycle, and transient component behavior, such as fuel rate and torque.

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Building Energy Use Benchmarking | Department of Energy  

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Energy Data Management Building Energy Use Benchmarking Building Energy Use Benchmarking Benchmarking is the practice of comparing the measured performance of a device, process,...

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1979-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DISTRIBUTOR DIRECTORY:  

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1979-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Accelerated Randomized Benchmarking  

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Quantum information processing offers promising advances for a wide range of fields and applications, provided that we can efficiently assess the performance of the control applied in candidate systems. That is, we must be able to determine whether we have implemented a desired gate, and refine accordingly. Randomized benchmarking reduces the difficulty of this task by exploiting symmetries in quantum operations. Here, we bound the resources required for benchmarking and show that, with prior information, we can achieve several orders of magnitude better accuracy than in traditional approaches to benchmarking. Moreover, by building on state-of-the-art classical algorithms, we reach these accuracies with near-optimal resources. Our approach requires an order of magnitude less data to achieve the same accuracies and to provide online estimates of the errors in the reported fidelities. We also show that our approach is useful for physical devices by comparing to simulations. Our results thus enable the application of randomized benchmarking in new regimes, and dramatically reduce the experimental effort required to assess control fidelities in quantum systems. Finally, our work is based on open-source scientific libraries, and can readily be applied in systems of interest.

Christopher Granade; Christopher Ferrie; D. G. Cory

2014-04-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Designing a Benchmarking Plan  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program (WIP) Solution Center document about how state and local governments, Indian tribes, and overseas U.S. territories can design a plan to benchmark the energy consumption in public buildings.

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Building Energy Use Benchmarking Guidance  

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Guidance describes the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 section 432 requirement for benchmarking Federal facilities.

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Genetic programming needs better benchmarks  

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Genetic programming (GP) is not a field noted for the rigor of its benchmarking. Some of its benchmark problems are popular purely through historical contingency, and they can be criticized as too easy or as providing misleading information concerning ... Keywords: benchmarks, genetic programming

James McDermott; David R. White; Sean Luke; Luca Manzoni; Mauro Castelli; Leonardo Vanneschi; Wojciech Jaskowski; Krzysztof Krawiec; Robin Harper; Kenneth De Jong; Una-May O'Reilly

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Policymaker's Guide to Feed-In Tariff Policy Design | Open Energy  

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A Policymaker's Guide to Feed-In Tariff Policy Design A Policymaker's Guide to Feed-In Tariff Policy Design Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: A Policymaker's Guide to Feed-In Tariff Policy Design Agency/Company /Organization: National Renewable Energy Laboratory Partner: United States Department of State Sector: Energy Topics: Implementation, Policies/deployment programs Resource Type: Publications, Guide/manual Website: www.nrel.gov/docs/fy10osti/44849.pdf A Policymaker's Guide to Feed-In Tariff Policy Design Screenshot References: FIT Policy Design Guide[1] Logo: A Policymaker's Guide to Feed-In Tariff Policy Design This report provides U.S. policymakers who have decided to enact FIT policies with a roadmap to the design options: It explains the policy and how it works, explores the variety of design options available, and

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Innovative Feed-In Tariff Designs that Limit Policy Costs | Open Energy  

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Innovative Feed-In Tariff Designs that Limit Policy Costs Innovative Feed-In Tariff Designs that Limit Policy Costs Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Innovative Feed-In Tariff Designs that Limit Policy Costs Agency/Company /Organization: National Renewable Energy Laboratory Partner: E3 Analytics Sector: Energy Focus Area: Renewable Energy Phase: Evaluate Options Topics: Policies/deployment programs Resource Type: Case studies/examples, Lessons learned/best practices, Technical report Website: www.nrel.gov/docs/fy11osti/50225.pdf Cost: Free OpenEI Keyword(s): feed-in tariffs, feed tariffs, FITs, renewable energy, policy design, solar, wind, geothermal Language: English This report describes four of the most prevalent financial structures used by the renewable sector and evaluates the impact of financial structure on

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An assessment of the optimal level of feed-in tariffs in Ukraine  

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Abstract In this work, an assessment of the optimal level of feed-in tariffs in Ukraine was carried out. One of the purposes of the study was to see whether the existing tariffs are sufficient for business operation and attractive to investors. Important assumptions on the economics of renewable energy projects were made. The results indicate that the current level of feed-in tariffs in Ukraine is sufficient for medium and large wind projects, rooftop solar power plants, rehabilitated small hydropower projects and biogas-derived electricity. Feed-in tariff rates are high enough to attract new investors and compensate for the high risk of doing business in Ukraine. If governmental policies aim to enhance power generation by households, the feed-in tariff rates should be differentiated from those for small wind farms and photovoltaic systems.

Galyna Trypolska

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Policymaker's Guide to Feed-in Tariff Policy Design  

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Toby D. Couture Toby D. Couture E3 Analytics Karlynn Cory Claire Kreycik National Renewable Energy Laboratory Emily Williams U.S. Department of State Technical Report NREL/TP-6A2-44849 July 2010 NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC. A Policymaker's Guide to Feed-in Tariff Policy Design On the Cover Feed-in tari ff (FIT) policies can apply to several renewable energy technologies and their applications including (top to bottom) solar photovoltaics (PV) on commercial buildings (Art Institute of Chicago - Chicago, Illinois); on-site wind energy (Great Lakes Science Center - Cleveland, Ohio); rooftop PV on residences (Glastonbury, Connecticut); solar power tower

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Decommissioning Benchmarking Study Final Report  

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DOE's former Office of Environmental Restoration (EM-40) conducted a benchmarking study of its decommissioning program to analyze physical activities in facility decommissioning and to determine...

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Long Island Power Authority - Solar Initiative Feed-in Tariff (New York) |  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Solar Initiative Feed-in Tariff (New Solar Initiative Feed-in Tariff (New York) Long Island Power Authority - Solar Initiative Feed-in Tariff (New York) < Back Eligibility Agricultural Commercial Fed. Government Industrial Institutional Local Government Multi-Family Residential Nonprofit Schools State Government Savings Category Solar Buying & Making Electricity Program Info Start Date 07/16/2012 Expiration Date 01/31/2014 State New York Program Type Performance-Based Incentive Rebate Amount Determined through the Clearing Price Auction Provider Long Island Power Authority The Long Island Power Authority's (LIPA) Feed-in Tariff II (FIT II) program provides fixed payments for electricity produced by approved photovoltaic systems over a fixed period of time. The program operates under a sell-all arrangement, where the full amount of energy production from the facility

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Community-Based Energy Development (C-BED) Tariff | Department of Energy  

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Community-Based Energy Development (C-BED) Tariff Community-Based Energy Development (C-BED) Tariff Community-Based Energy Development (C-BED) Tariff < Back Eligibility Investor-Owned Utility Municipal Utility Rural Electric Cooperative Utility Savings Category Bioenergy Alternative Fuel Vehicles Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Solar Buying & Making Electricity Home Weatherization Water Wind Program Info State Minnesota Program Type Other Policy Provider Minnesota Department of Commerce Under the Community-Based Energy Development (C-BED) Tariff, each public utility in Minnesota is required to file with the state Public Utilities Commission (PUC) to create a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) for community-owned renewable energy projects. The original legislation was enacted in 2005 but has been amended several times subsequently. Utilities

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Best Practices and Design Options for Feed-in Tariffs | Open Energy  

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Best Practices and Design Options for Feed-in Tariffs Best Practices and Design Options for Feed-in Tariffs Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Best Practices and Design Options for Feed-in Tariffs Agency/Company /Organization: International Feed-in Cooperation Sector: Energy Focus Area: Renewable Energy Topics: Policies/deployment programs Resource Type: Publications, Lessons learned/best practices References: Evaluation of different feed-in tariff design options - Best practice paper for the International Feed-In Cooperation[1] Introduction.....1 2 Overview.....2 2.1 Definition of renewable energy sources.....2 2.2 Present status and historic development of RES-E in the EU.....2 2.3 Motivation to support RES-E and Member State targets.....5 2.4 Instruments to support RES-E....7 2.5 The International Feed-In Cooperation....8

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Feed-in Tariff Policy: Design, Implementation, and RPS Policy Interactions  

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This report explores the design and implementation of feed-in tariff policies, including a policy definition, various payment structures, and payment differentiation options. The report also discusses the interaction between FIT and RPS policies.

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Open Access Transmission Tariff: Effective December 18, 1998 (Revised June 16, 1999).  

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Bonneville will provide Network Integration Transmission Service pursuant to the terms and conditions contained in this Tariff and Service Agreement. The service that Bonneville will provide under this Tariff allows a Transmission Customer to integrate, economically dispatch and regulate its current and planned Network Resources to serve its Network Load. Network Integration Transmission Service also may be used by the Transmission Customer to deliver nonfirm energy purchases to its Network Load without additional charge. To the extent that the transmission path for moving power from a Network Resource to a Network Load includes the Eastern and Southern Interties, the terms and conditions for service over such intertie facilities are provided under Part 2 of this Tariff. Also, transmission service for third-party sales which are not designated as Network Load will be provided under Bonneville's Point-to-Point Transmission Service (Part 2 of this Tariff).

United States. Bonneville Power Administration.

1999-06-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Overall review of renewable energy tariff policy in China: Evolution, implementation, problems and countermeasures  

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Abstract The rapid growth of China's economy has accelerated its energy demand, which is becoming more urgent. It is essential to exploit renewable energy because of the limited conventional energy, high energy consumption and serious pollution. China will strengthen the development and utilization of wind, solar, biomass and other renewable energies in the future, which will reduce the level of carbon emissions. However, China's rapid growth in renewable energy, particularly wind, has been accompanied with some growing pains, and there is room for improving the legal framework to address these challenges. A reasonable renewable energy tariff policy has a pivotal role for changing China's current situation. This paper introduced the current development situation of renewable energy, analyzed the evolution and implementation effect of the renewable energy tariff policy and discussed the problems of the renewable energy tariff policy in China. On this basis, this article proposed feasibility tariff policy recommendations to solve the problems, which important theory significance and the practical application value.

Zeng Ming; Liu Ximei; Li Na; Xue Song

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Armington elasticities and tariff regime: An application to European Union rice imports  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

between import tariff rate of Suriname and other countries (scenario V), its market access would not change greatly. This may be caused by supply side problems like poor infrastructures, weak technology

Boyer, Edmond

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Policymaker's Guide to Feed-in Tariff Policy Design  

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Feed-in tariffs (FITs) are the most widely used renewable energy policy in the world for driving accelerating renewable energy (RE) deployment, accounting for a greater share of RE development than either tax incentives or renewable portfolio standard (RPS) policies. FITs have generated significant RE deployment, helping bring the countries that have implemented them successfully to the forefront of the global RE industry. In the European Union (EU), FIT policies have led to the deployment of more than 15,000 MW of solar photovoltaic (PV) power and more than 55,000 MW of wind power between 2000 and the end of 2009. In total, FITs are responsible for approximately 75% of global PV and 45% of global wind deployment. Countries such as Germany, in particular, have demonstrated that FITs can be used as a powerful policy tool to drive RE deployment and help meet combined energy security and emissions reductions objectives. This policymaker's guide provides a detailed analysis of FIT policy design and implementation and identifies a set of best practices that have been effective at quickly stimulating the deployment of large amounts of RE generation. Although the discussion is aimed primarily at decision makers who have decided that a FIT policy best suits their needs, exploration of FIT policies can also help inform a choice among alternative renewable energy policies.

Couture, T. D.; Cory, K.; Kreycik, C.; Williams, E.

2010-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Energy Use Benchmarking Guidance  

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Building Energy Use Benchmarking Guidance April 15, 2010 EISA SECTION 432 - Benchmarking of Federal Facilities (42 U.S.C. 8253 Subsection (f), Use of Energy and Water Efficiency Measures in Federal Buildings) I. Background A. Authority - Benchmarking Requirements Section 432 of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA) requires the Secretary of the United States Department of Energy (DOE) to select or develop a building energy use benchmarking system and to issue guidance for use of the system. EISA requires the designated agency energy managers to enter energy use data for each metered building that is (or is a part of) a covered facility into a building energy use benchmarking system, such as the ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager tool (Portfolio Manager) (see 42 U.S.C. 8253(f)(8)(A), as

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CLEERS Coordination & Joint Development of Benchmark Kinetics...  

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CLEERS Coordination & Joint Development of Benchmark Kinetics for LNT & SCR CLEERS Coordination & Joint Development of Benchmark Kinetics for LNT & SCR 2012 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel...

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CLEERS Coordination & Joint Development of Benchmark Kinetics...  

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Joint Development of Benchmark Kinetics for LNT & SCR CLEERS Coordination & Joint Development of Benchmark Kinetics for LNT & SCR 2011 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program, and...

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Computational evaluation of two reactor benchmark problems.  

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??A neutronic evaluation of two reactor benchmark problems was performed. The benchmark problems describe typical PWR uranium and plutonium (mixed oxide) fueled lattices. WIMSd4m, a… (more)

Cowan, James Anthony

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Advanced Technology Vehicle Benchmark and Assessment | Department...  

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Benchmark and Assessment Advanced Technology Vehicle Benchmark and Assessment 2010 DOE Vehicle Technologies and Hydrogen Programs Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting,...

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Action-Oriented Benchmarking: Concepts and Tools  

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simulation (for design) or energy audits (for retrofit), asconventional benchmarking and energy audits. Whole BuildingBenchmarking Investment-Grade Energy Audit Screen facilities

Mills, Evan; California Energy Commission

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Benchmarking of energy time series  

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Benchmarking consists of the adjustment of time series data from one source in order to achieve agreement with similar data from a second source. The data from the latter source are referred to as the benchmark(s), and often differ in that they are observed at a lower frequency, represent a higher level of temporal aggregation, and/or are considered to be of greater accuracy. This report provides an extensive survey of benchmarking procedures which have appeared in the statistical literature, and reviews specific benchmarking procedures currently used by the Energy Information Administration (EIA). The literature survey includes a technical summary of the major benchmarking methods and their statistical properties. Factors influencing the choice and application of particular techniques are described and the impact of benchmark accuracy is discussed. EIA applications and procedures are reviewed and evaluated for residential natural gas deliveries series and coal production series. It is found that the current method of adjusting the natural gas series is consistent with the behavior of the series and the methods used in obtaining the initial data. As a result, no change is recommended. For the coal production series, a staged approach based on a first differencing technique is recommended over the current procedure. A comparison of the adjustments produced by the two methods is made for the 1987 Indiana coal production series. 32 refs., 5 figs., 1 tab.

Williamson, M.A.

1990-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Self-benchmarking Guide for Data Centers: Metrics, Benchmarks, Actions  

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air-side economizers may have humidity concerns. Data Centerair-side economizer system. Increasing the supply air temperatures to the data centerData Center Benchmarking Guide Figure 10. Simulated air-side economizer

Mathew, Paul

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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California commercial building energy benchmarking  

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Building energy benchmarking is the comparison of whole-building energy use relative to a set of similar buildings. It provides a useful starting point for individual energy audits and for targeting buildings for energy-saving measures in multiple-site audits. Benchmarking is of interest and practical use to a number of groups. Energy service companies and performance contractors communicate energy savings potential with ''typical'' and ''best-practice'' benchmarks while control companies and utilities can provide direct tracking of energy use and combine data from multiple buildings. Benchmarking is also useful in the design stage of a new building or retrofit to determine if a design is relatively efficient. Energy managers and building owners have an ongoing interest in comparing energy performance to others. Large corporations, schools, and government agencies with numerous facilities also use benchmarking methods to compare their buildings to each other. The primary goal of Task 2.1.1 Web-based Benchmarking was the development of a web-based benchmarking tool, dubbed Cal-Arch, for benchmarking energy use in California commercial buildings. While there were several other benchmarking tools available to California consumers prior to the development of Cal-Arch, there were none that were based solely on California data. Most available benchmarking information, including the Energy Star performance rating, were developed using DOE's Commercial Building Energy Consumption Survey (CBECS), which does not provide state-level data. Each database and tool has advantages as well as limitations, such as the number of buildings and the coverage by type, climate regions and end uses. There is considerable commercial interest in benchmarking because it provides an inexpensive method of screening buildings for tune-ups and retrofits. However, private companies who collect and manage consumption data are concerned that the identities of building owners might be revealed and hence are reluctant to share their data. The California Commercial End Use Survey (CEUS), the primary source of data for Cal-Arch, is a unique source of information on commercial buildings in California. It has not been made public; however, it was made available by CEC to LBNL for the purpose of developing a public benchmarking tool.

Kinney, Satkartar; Piette, Mary Ann

2003-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Cost-Causation-Based Tariffs for Wind Ancillary Service Impacts: Preprint  

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Conference paper discussing the integration cost of wind. Although specific tariffs for wind generation for ancillary services are uncommon, we anticipate that balancing authorities (control areas) and other entities will move toward such tariffs. Tariffs for regulation and imbalance services should be cost-based, recognize the relevant time scales that correspond with utility operational cycles, and properly allocate those costs to those entities that cause the balancing authority to incur the costs. In this paper, we present methods for separating wind's impact into regulation and load following (imbalance) time scales. We show that approximating these impacts with simpler methods can significantly distort cost causation and even cause confusion between the relevant time scales. We present results from NREL's wind data collection program to illustrate the dangers of linearly scaling wind resource data from small wind plants to approximate the wind resource data from large wind plants. Finally, we provide a framework for developing regulation and imbalance tariffs, we outline methods to begin examining contingency reserve requirements for wind plants, we provide guidance on the important characteristics to consider, and we provide hypothetical cases that the tariff can be tested against to determine whether the results are desired.

Kirby, B.; Milligan, M.; Wan, Y.

2006-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sustained System Performance (SSP) Benchmark  

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Sustained System Sustained System Performance (SSP) Benchmark Sustained System Performance (SSP) Benchmark William T.C. Kramer, John M. Shalf, and Erich Strohmaier Background The NERSC Approach to Procurement Benchmarks The NERSC-5 SSP The NERSC-6 SSP The Effective System Performance (ESP) Metric Conclusion Notes Formal description of SSP A formal description of the SSP, including detailed formulae, is now available. This is a portion of the soon-to-be-published Ph.D. dissertation, Kramer, W.T.C., 2008, "PERCU: A Holistic Method for Evaluating High End Computing Systems," Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of California, Berkeley. Background Most plans and reports recently discuss only one of four distinct purposes benchmarks are used. The obvious purpose is selection of a system from

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Post Secondary Project Performance Benchmarks  

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Reports five major performance metrics that can be used to benchmark proposed energy service company projects within post secondary education facilities, disaggregated and reported by major retrofit strategy. Author: U.S. Department of Energy

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Benchmarking Tools: Hammerora and Swingbench  

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In Chapter 5 you reviewed the concepts of load testing and the interpretation of officially conducted benchmarks. In subsequent chapters you considered the stages required in installing and configuring all of ...

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Outlook for Industrial Energy Benchmarking  

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is exploring options to sponsor an industrial energy efficiency benchmarking study to identify facility specific, cost-effective best practices and technologies. Such a study could help develop a common...

Hartley, Z.

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Benchmarking EV and HEV Technologies  

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Benchmarking EV and HEV Technologies Tim Burress Oak Ridge National Laboratory 2014 U.S. DOE Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting June 17 th...

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Benchmarks for GADRAS performance validation.  

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The performance of the Gamma Detector Response and Analysis Software (GADRAS) was validated by comparing GADRAS model results to experimental measurements for a series of benchmark sources. Sources for the benchmark include a plutonium metal sphere, bare and shielded in polyethylene, plutonium oxide in cans, a highly enriched uranium sphere, bare and shielded in polyethylene, a depleted uranium shell and spheres, and a natural uranium sphere. The benchmark experimental data were previously acquired and consist of careful collection of background and calibration source spectra along with the source spectra. The calibration data were fit with GADRAS to determine response functions for the detector in each experiment. A one-dimensional model (pie chart) was constructed for each source based on the dimensions of the benchmark source. The GADRAS code made a forward calculation from each model to predict the radiation spectrum for the detector used in the benchmark experiment. The comparisons between the GADRAS calculation and the experimental measurements are excellent, validating that GADRAS can correctly predict the radiation spectra for these well-defined benchmark sources.

Mattingly, John K.; Mitchell, Dean James; Rhykerd, Charles L., Jr.

2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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LADWP - Feed-in Tariff (FiT) Program (California) | Department of Energy  

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LADWP - Feed-in Tariff (FiT) Program (California) LADWP - Feed-in Tariff (FiT) Program (California) LADWP - Feed-in Tariff (FiT) Program (California) < Back Eligibility Commercial Fed. Government Nonprofit Residential State Government Savings Category Bioenergy Biofuels Alternative Fuel Vehicles Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Buying & Making Electricity Water Solar Home Weatherization Wind Maximum Rebate $0.3825/kWh Program Info Start Date 02/01/2013 State California Program Type Performance-Based Incentive Rebate Amount $0.17/kWh adjusted by a time of delivery multiplier Base price will step down over time as certain MW goals are met Provider LADWP Note: LADWP accepted applications for the second 20 MW allocation of the 100 MW FiT Set Pricing Program between July 8 and July 12, 2013. This program is the first component of a 150 megawatt (MW) FiT Program, and is

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The doping effect of Italian feed-in tariffs on the PV market  

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Abstract In less than six years, Italy has become one of the leading markets for PV power plants and one of the countries in the world with the largest number of installations and installed peak power. Such a quick and large growth is due to a series of feed-in tariff schemes that have been uncapped until 2012. As a matter of fact, any size or any number of PV power plants could be installed during a period of three years. Since the feed-in tariffs are not paid by national taxes but are charged on the electricity bills, Italian energy users are now due to pay each year a surcharge of 9 billion euros on their energy bills. This paper aims at discussing this development by highlighting the benefits but also some significant drawbacks that the application of uncontrolled feed-in tariffs has produced.

Marco Antonelli; Umberto Desideri

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Benchmark Evaluation Process: From Experimental Data to Benchmark Model  

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The International Criticality Safety Benchmark Evaluation Project (ICSBEP) provides a handbook of descriptions, evaluations, and models of experiments with fissionable material. The 'International Handbook of Evaluated Criticality Safety Benchmark Experiments' (ICSBEP Handbook) is useful for criticality safety analysts and nuclear-data evaluators for validation of neutron transport codes and nuclear cross-section sets. Each of the four main parts of the ICSBEP document provides valuable information. The four parts are as follows: Part 1, detailed description of the experiment; Part 2, evaluation of experimental data to obtain parameter values that define the model and their uncertainties; Part 3, derivation and concise description of the benchmark model; and Part 4, sample calculation results. The ICSBEP Handbook provides a practical, standardized format for documenting nuclear experiments.Valuable, previously unknown data are often discovered during the evaluation process. Besides these discoveries, many other things have been learned during this first decade of evaluating and providing benchmark models of experiments. The current method is described in order to improve understanding of what is required to evaluate benchmark experiments for validation purposes.

Dean, Virginia A.F. [Consultant, Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (United States)

2003-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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A Plea for Simpler Electricity Tariffs Philip E. Coleman and Christopher T. Payne, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory  

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A Plea for Simpler Electricity Tariffs Philip E. Coleman and Christopher T. Payne, Lawrence asserts that electric rate structures in the United States are often so confusing that even large a simplified declaration (in tariffs and/or bills) to electricity customers of what their marginal costs are

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Effective System Performance (ESP) Benchmark  

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Effective System Effective System Performance (ESP) Benchmark Effective System Performance (ESP) Benchmark It is now generally recognized in the high performance computing community that peak performance does not adequately predict the usefulness of a system for a given set of applications. One of the first benchmarks designed to measure system performance in a real-world operational environment was NERSC's Effective System Performance (ESP) test. NERSC introduced ESP in 1999 with the hope that this test would be of use to system managers and would help to spur the community (both researchers and vendors) to improve system efficiency. The discussion below uses examples from the Cray T3E system that NERSC was operating in 1999. Improved MPP System Efficiency Equals Million-Dollar Savings

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Radiation Detection Computational Benchmark Scenarios  

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Modeling forms an important component of radiation detection development, allowing for testing of new detector designs, evaluation of existing equipment against a wide variety of potential threat sources, and assessing operation performance of radiation detection systems. This can, however, result in large and complex scenarios which are time consuming to model. A variety of approaches to radiation transport modeling exist with complementary strengths and weaknesses for different problems. This variety of approaches, and the development of promising new tools (such as ORNL’s ADVANTG) which combine benefits of multiple approaches, illustrates the need for a means of evaluating or comparing different techniques for radiation detection problems. This report presents a set of 9 benchmark problems for comparing different types of radiation transport calculations, identifying appropriate tools for classes of problems, and testing and guiding the development of new methods. The benchmarks were drawn primarily from existing or previous calculations with a preference for scenarios which include experimental data, or otherwise have results with a high level of confidence, are non-sensitive, and represent problem sets of interest to NA-22. From a technical perspective, the benchmarks were chosen to span a range of difficulty and to include gamma transport, neutron transport, or both and represent different important physical processes and a range of sensitivity to angular or energy fidelity. Following benchmark identification, existing information about geometry, measurements, and previous calculations were assembled. Monte Carlo results (MCNP decks) were reviewed or created and re-run in order to attain accurate computational times and to verify agreement with experimental data, when present. Benchmark information was then conveyed to ORNL in order to guide testing and development of hybrid calculations. The results of those ADVANTG calculations were then sent to PNNL for compilation. This is a report describing the details of the selected Benchmarks and results from various transport codes.

Shaver, Mark W.; Casella, Andrew M.; Wittman, Richard S.; McDonald, Ben S.

2013-09-24T23:59:59.000Z

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The Impact of the Russian Log Export Tariff on the Global Market for Logs and Lumber  

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in Russia, estimated at 808,790,000 hectares, represents 20.5% of total global forest area and almost halfSharfofLogExports(%) Figure 1. Russian softwood log exports represent over a quarter of total global log exports. SourceThe Impact of the Russian Log Export Tariff on the Global Market for Logs and Lumber CINTRAFOR News

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JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC THEORY 29, 49-71 (1983) Competitive Nonlinear Tariffs  

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nonlinear pricing and the scaling of equilibrium demand elasticity found in Cournot models both appear level in response to the prevailing tariff. The phenomena of buyer self- selection found in monopoly in the results. Journal of Economic Literature Classitication Numbers: 022, 611. Nonlinear prices, i

Oren, Shmuel S.

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The feed-in tariff in the UK: A case study focus on domestic photovoltaic systems  

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This paper explores the photovoltaic (PV) industry in the United Kingdom (UK) as experienced by those who are working with it directly and with consideration of current standards, module efficiencies and future environmental trends. The government's consultation on the comprehensive review for solar PV tariffs, proposes a reduction of the generation tariff for PV installations in the UK of more than 50%. The introduction of the Feed-In Tariffs scheme (FITs) has rapidly increased deployment of PV technologies at small scale since its introduction in April 2010. The central principle of FIT policies is to offer guaranteed prices for fixed periods to enable greater number of investors. A financial analysis was performed on two real-life installations in Cornwall, UK to determine the impact of proposed cuts to the FIT will make to a typical domestic PV system under 4 kW. The results show that a healthy Return on Investment (ROI) can still be made but that future installations should focus on off-setting electricity required from the national grid as a long term push for true sustainability rather than subsidised schemes. The profitability of future installations will have to be featured within in-service and end-of-service considerations such as the feed-in tariff, module efficiencies and the implications of costs associated with end-of-life disposal.

R. Cherrington; V. Goodship; A. Longfield; K. Kirwan

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Feed-in Tariffs: Best Practices and Application in the U.S.  

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U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program Technical Assistance Project (TAP) for state and local officials TAP Webinar feed-in tariffs as a state policy to provide incentives for renewable energy development.

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Green Communications by Demand Shaping and User-in-the-Loop Tariff-based Control  

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Green Communications by Demand Shaping and User-in-the-Loop Tariff-based Control Rainer Schoenen1@sce.carleton.ca Abstract--The new field of green communications can be divided into a) energy-efficient communications control, green index, sustainability, cross-layer I. Introduction GREEN Communications has recently got

Yanikomeroglu, Halim

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A Tariff for Reactive Power 0 100 200 300 400 500 600 700 800  

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to the distribution system economically by customers when new inverters are installed. The inverter would be supplied, and adjustable-speed motor drives. Index Terms--Inverter, Power Factor, Reactive Power, Tariff, Voltage efficiency. Reactive power is theoretically available from any inverter-based equipment such as photovoltaic

Pennycook, Steve

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Financing Internal Benchmarking Outreach and Data Collection...  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

TAP mailing list, for updates on our latest and greatest TechnicalAssistanceProgram@ee.doe.gov How to Tap into These and Other TAP Offerings 8 What is Benchmarking? Benchmarking...

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Benchmarking optimization software with performance profiles  

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Abstract: We propose performance profiles -- probability distribution functions for a performance metric -- as a tool for benchmarking and comparing optimization ...

Elizabeth Dolan

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SPICE benchmark for global tomographic methods  

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......velocity inversion benchmark (Billette Brandsberg-Dhal 2005). These benchmark models and synthetic...technique in the oil and gas industries...imaging, Society of Exploration Geophysicist (SEG...there has been no benchmark data set for the...vast computational cost of fully numerical......

Yilong Qin; Yann Capdeville; Valerie Maupin; Jean-Paul Montagner; Sergei Lebedev; Eric Beucler

2008-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Benchmarking: Achieving the best in class  

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Oftentimes, people find the process of organizational benchmarking an onerous task, or, because they do not fully understand the nature of the process, end up with results that are less than stellar. This paper presents the challenges of benchmarking and reasons why benchmarking can benefit an organization in today`s economy.

Kaemmerer, L

1996-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A benchmark diagnostic model generation system  

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It is critical to use automated generators for synthetic models and data given the sparsity of benchmark models for empirical analysis and the cost of generating models by hand. We describe an automated generator for benchmark models that is based on ... Keywords: benchmark model generation, compositional modeling, diagnosis

Jun Wang; Gregory Provan

2010-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Impact of Large Scale Energy Efficiency Programs On Consumer Tariffs and Utility Finances in India  

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Large-scale EE programs would modestly increase tariffs but reduce consumers' electricity bills significantly. However, the primary benefit of EE programs is a significant reduction in power shortages, which might make these programs politically acceptable even if tariffs increase. To increase political support, utilities could pursue programs that would result in minimal tariff increases. This can be achieved in four ways: (a) focus only on low-cost programs (such as replacing electric water heaters with gas water heaters); (b) sell power conserved through the EE program to the market at a price higher than the cost of peak power purchase; (c) focus on programs where a partial utility subsidy of incremental capital cost might work and (d) increase the number of participant consumers by offering a basket of EE programs to fit all consumer subcategories and tariff tiers. Large scale EE programs can result in consistently negative cash flows and significantly erode the utility's overall profitability. In case the utility is facing shortages, the cash flow is very sensitive to the marginal tariff of the unmet demand. This will have an important bearing on the choice of EE programs in Indian states where low-paying rural and agricultural consumers form the majority of the unmet demand. These findings clearly call for a flexible, sustainable solution to the cash-flow management issue. One option is to include a mechanism like FAC in the utility incentive mechanism. Another sustainable solution might be to have the net program cost and revenue loss built into utility's revenue requirement and thus into consumer tariffs up front. However, the latter approach requires institutionalization of EE as a resource. The utility incentive mechanisms would be able to address the utility disincentive of forgone long-run return but have a minor impact on consumer benefits. Fundamentally, providing incentives for EE programs to make them comparable to supply-side investments is a way of moving the electricity sector toward a model focused on providing energy services rather than providing electricity.

Abhyankar, Nikit; Phadke, Amol

2011-01-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Implementing a global fund for feed-in tariffs in developing countries: A case study of Tanzania  

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Feed-in tariffs are the world’s most prevalent renewable energy policy and have driven approximately 75% of the world’s installed PV capacity and 45% of the world’s wind energy capacity. Although approximately 28 developing countries have enacted national feed-in tariffs, market growth in developing countries has been slow because of a range of technical, regulatory, and financial barriers. This paper uses the Global Energy Transfer Feed-in Tariff (GET FiT) concept to explore potential international support for renewable energy in developing countries. This paper reviews the GET FiT concept and discusses the key mitigation strategies that it proposes to employ. The paper also provides a short case study of how GET FiT might be targeted to support a feed-in tariff policy in a specific developing country, Tanzania.

Wilson Rickerson; Christina Hanley; Chad Laurent; Chris Greacen

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Grassroots action for renewable energy: how did Ontario succeed in the implementation of a feed-in tariff system?  

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This article examines the policymaking process of Ontario's Green Energy Act (GEA) which enabled the introduction of the first comprehensive feed-in tariff (FIT) in North America. The FIT...

Kensuke Nishimura

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Analyzing the impact of environmental variables on the repayment time for solar farms under feed-in tariff  

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Using a bootstrap analysis of solar irradiation time series, we model solar farms which sell their power output at ... one used in the province of Ontario, Canada. We show that the feed-in tariff ... remove the f...

Bin Lu; Matt Davison

2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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BENCHMARKING EMERGING PIPELINE INSPECTION TECHNOLOGIES  

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Benchmarking Emerging Pipeline Inspection Technologies To Department of Energy National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) DE-AP26-04NT40361 and Department of Transportation Research and Special Programs Administration (RSPA) DTRS56-02-T-0002 (Milestone 7) September 2004 Final Report on Benchmarking Emerging Pipeline Inspection Technologies Cofunded by Department of Energy National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) DE-AP26-04NT40361 and Department of Transportation Research and Special Programs Administration (RSPA) DTRS56-02-T-0002 (Milestone 7) by Stephanie A. Flamberg and Robert C. Gertler September 2004 BATTELLE 505 King Avenue Columbus, Ohio 43201-2693 Neither Battelle, nor any person acting on their behalf: (1) Makes any warranty or representation, expressed or implied, with respect to the

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Geothermal Heat Pump Benchmarking Report  

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A benchmarking study was conducted on behalf of the Department of Energy to determine the critical factors in successful utility geothermal heat pump programs. A Successful program is one that has achieved significant market penetration. Successfully marketing geothermal heat pumps has presented some major challenges to the utility industry. However, select utilities have developed programs that generate significant GHP sales. This benchmarking study concludes that there are three factors critical to the success of utility GHP marking programs: (1) Top management marketing commitment; (2) An understanding of the fundamentals of marketing and business development; and (3) An aggressive competitive posture. To generate significant GHP sales, competitive market forces must by used. However, because utilities have functioned only in a regulated arena, these companies and their leaders are unschooled in competitive business practices. Therefore, a lack of experience coupled with an intrinsically non-competitive culture yields an industry environment that impedes the generation of significant GHP sales in many, but not all, utilities.

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Feed-in Tariff Policy: Design, Implementation, and RPS Policy Interactions  

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549 549 March 2009 Feed-in Tariff Policy: Design, Implementation, and RPS Policy Interactions Karlynn Cory, Toby Couture, and Claire Kreycik National Renewable Energy Laboratory 1617 Cole Boulevard, Golden, Colorado 80401-3393 303-275-3000 * www.nrel.gov NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC Contract No. DE-AC36-08-GO28308 Technical Report NREL/TP-6A2-45549 March 2009 Feed-in Tariff Policy: Design, Implementation, and RPS Policy Interactions Karlynn Cory, Toby Couture, and Claire Kreycik Prepared under Task No. PVB9.4210 NOTICE This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States government.

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The Relevance of Generation Interconnection Procedures to Feed-in Tariffs in the United States  

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The Relevance of Generation The Relevance of Generation Interconnection Procedures to Feed-in Tariffs in the United States Sari Fink, Kevin Porter, and Jennifer Rogers Exeter Associates, Inc. Columbia, Maryland Subcontract Report NREL/SR-6A20-48987 October 2010 NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC. National Renewable Energy Laboratory 1617 Cole Boulevard Golden, Colorado 80401 303-275-3000 * www.nrel.gov Contract No. DE-AC36-08GO28308 The Relevance of Generation Interconnection Procedures to Feed-in Tariffs in the United States Sari Fink, Kevin Porter, and Jennifer Rogers Exeter Associates, Inc. Columbia, Maryland

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A methodology for analysis of the renewable electricity feed-in tariff markets  

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Abstract A feed-in tariff model has been enacted in most countries and is well accepted by the European Commission. In principle, the model offers long-term contracts to eligible renewable energy producers, typically based on guaranteed prices for fixed periods of time for electricity produced from renewable energy. This paper presents a methodology that has been developed for the feed-in tariff market approach, which should gradually help eligible producers become better prepared for market competition after long-term contracts expire. The central part of this methodology is the correction of the current guaranteed prices, based on the calculation of the cost-effectiveness ratio of the market model to the current feed-in tariff or non-market model. The common features of the designed market models are the market component, a combination of the guaranteed price with and without market indexing, and the sum of the reduced guaranteed price and the spot electricity price. The methodology has been applied to the current non-market model implemented under Croatian jurisdiction. In this case, seven different market models were designed, which are compared to the existing non-market model. The results of the cost-effectiveness ratio according to different types of renewable energy and market models for a certain period of time are given, described and used for the correction of the current guaranteed price. The first market model has been selected as the most appropriate to replace the existing non-market model in Croatia.

Vedran Uran; Slavko Krajcar

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

128

Benchmarking, BOMA BESt and BBEER  

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and BBEER 2013 BBEER 2013 RESULTS: Waste Reduction (Office) ? Average?section?score?for?this?section?is?80.7%.? ? Forty?five?percent?(45%)?of?buildings?divert?between?30?? 59%?of?their?waste?from? landfill?while?a?smaller?percentage?diverts?between?60...?or?worse?than?????? Energy?Use?Intensity?(EUI)?=?? total?energy?consumed?in?one?year?(ekWh)?/?total?floor?space?of? the?building?(ft2) Benchmarking and BBEER 2013 ? reliable?information on?energy?use?and?benefits?of?improvements; ? prioritize poorly...

Smiciklas, J.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

129

CLEERS Coordination & Joint Development of Benchmark Kinetics...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Kinetic Data CLEERS Coordination & Joint Development of Benchmark Kinetics for LNT & SCR CLEERS Coordination & Development of Catalyst Process Kinetic Data - Pres. 1:...

130

Benchmark the Fuel Cost of Steam Generation  

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This tip sheet on benchmarking the fuel cost of steam provides how-to advice for improving industrial steam systems using low-cost, proven practices and technologies.

131

Guide for Benchmarking Residential Energy Efficiency Program...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

Learned: Measuring Program Outcomes and Using Benchmarks Better Buildings Data and Summary Report - 2014 BTO Peer Review An Update on the Better Buildings Neighborhood Program...

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Benchmarking of Competitive Technologies | Department of Energy  

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1 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program, and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation ape006burress2011o.pdf More Documents & Publications Benchmarking...

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Federal Building Benchmarking Guidance - August 2014 Update  

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shall post and update the benchmarked buildings' performance data each year in the web-based EISA section 432 Compliance Tracking System (CTS) developed by DOE to track...

134

Versatile Benchmarking for Concurrent Production System Architectures  

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Versatile Benchmarking for Concurrent Production System Architectures Jos'e Nelson Amaral \\Lambda facilities is a major problem in the evaluation of novel production system machine organizations. This paper presents a survey of benchmark programs used in published research for improvement of production systems

Amaral, José Nelson

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Linear Road : benchmarking stream-based data management systems  

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This thesis describes the design, implementation, and execution of the Linear Road benchmark for stream-based data management systems. The motivation for benchmarking and the selection of the benchmark application are ...

Tibbetts, Richard S. (Richard Singleton), 1979-

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

136

ASHRAE Cleanroom Benchmarking Paper - REVISED  

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8E 8E Cleanroom Energy Efficiency: Metrics and Benchmarking Paul Mathew, William Tschudi, Dale Sartor Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory James Beasley International SEMATECH Manufacturing Initiative October 2010 Published in ASHRAE Journal, v. 53, issue 10 DISCLAIMER This document was prepared as an account of work sponsored by the United States Government. While this document is believed to contain correct information, neither the United States Government nor any agency thereof, nor The Regents of the University of California, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe

137

Benchmarking ICRF simulations for ITER  

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Abstract Benchmarking of full-wave solvers for ICRF simulations is performed using plasma profiles and equilibria obtained from integrated self-consistent modeling predictions of four ITER plasmas. One is for a high performance baseline (5.3 T, 15 MA) DT H-mode plasma. The others are for half-field, half-current plasmas of interest for the pre-activation phase with bulk plasma ion species being either hydrogen or He4. The predicted profiles are used by seven groups to predict the ICRF electromagnetic fields and heating profiles. Approximate agreement is achieved for the predicted heating power partitions for the DT and He4 cases. Profiles of the heating powers and electromagnetic fields are compared.

R. V. Budny, L. Berry, R. Bilato, P. Bonoli, M. Brambilla, R.J. Dumont, A. Fukuyama, R. Harvey, E.F. Jaeger, E. Lerche, C.K. Phillips, V. Vdovin, J. Wright, and members of the ITPA-IOS

2010-09-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Department of Defense Representatives Visit Hanford to Benchmark...  

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Representatives Visit Hanford to Benchmark Safety Department of Defense Representatives Visit Hanford to Benchmark Safety FLUOR News Release RICHLAND, Wash., December 16, 2005,...

139

Policy Flash 2014-29 Acquisition Letter 07 - Benchmark Compensation...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

07 - Benchmark Compensation Amount for Individual Executive Salary Actions Policy Flash 2014-29 Acquisition Letter 07 - Benchmark Compensation Amount for Individual Executive...

140

POLICY FLASH 2014-15 Determination of Benchmark Compensation...  

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5 Determination of Benchmark Compensation Amount for Certain Executives and Employees POLICY FLASH 2014-15 Determination of Benchmark Compensation Amount for Certain Executives and...

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141

EPA ENERGY STAR Webcast: Benchmarking Water/Wastewater Treatment...  

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Benchmarking WaterWastewater Treatment Facilities in Portfolio Manager EPA ENERGY STAR Webcast: Benchmarking WaterWastewater Treatment Facilities in Portfolio Manager November...

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The NERSC MADBench Benchmark Complete Readme Overview Building...  

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MADBench The NERSC MADBench Benchmark Complete Readme Overview Building and Optimization Running and Timing Performance Data Download Benchmark Last edited: 2015-01-06 15:10:14...

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Benchmarking Mixed Use Buildings in Portfolio Manager | Department...  

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Benchmarking Mixed Use Buildings in Portfolio Manager Benchmarking Mixed Use Buildings in Portfolio Manager This presentation, given through the DOE's Technical Assitance Program...

144

Feed-in tariff for solar photovoltaic: The rise of Japan  

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Abstract Japan started implementing a national Feed-In Tariff (FiT) mechanism on the 1st July 2012, which included specific payment tariffs for solar photovoltaic (PV) installations. This marks a new era in the renewable energy landscape in Japan. This paper aims at analysing the solar PV prospect in Japan, particularly in both residential and non-residential sectors. The paper presents, first, an overview of energy trends in Japan prior to the Fukushima event. This is followed by a short review of solar PV progress in the country, highlighting the major policies and programmes that have been implemented as well as the installations that have been carried out over the past two decades. Next, the financial impact of the new FiT scheme on consumers is evaluated. The financial analysis investigates the total profit, the average annual return on investment and the payback period. For a comparison purposes, a similar financial analysis is also conducted with selected countries around the world – namely Germany, Italy and the United Kingdom. The results from this analysis indicate that the new Japanese FiT rate generates a good profit, a moderate annual return on investment and an acceptable payback period, suggesting an increasing trend of solar PV uptake over the next years.

Firdaus Muhammad-Sukki; Siti Hawa Abu-Bakar; Abu Bakar Munir; Siti Hajar Mohd Yasin; Roberto Ramirez-Iniguez; Scott G. McMeekin; Brian G. Stewart; Nabin Sarmah; Tapas Kumar Mallick; Ruzairi Abdul Rahim; Md Ershadul Karim; Salman Ahmad; Razman Mat Tahar

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Revised feed-in tariff for solar photovoltaic in the United Kingdom: A cloudy future ahead?  

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The United Kingdom (UK) started implementing a national Feed-In Tariff (FiT) mechanism on the 1 April 2010, which included specific payment tariffs for solar photovoltaic (PV) installations. However, a revised FiT rate has been put in place starting from 1 April 2012, applicable to any installations with an eligibility date of on or after 3 March 2012. This paper presents, first, an overview of solar PV installation in the UK. This followed by a general concept of the FiT in the UK before analyzing the financial impact of the new FiT rate on the consumers. Similar financial analysis is conducted with selected countries in Europe. The financial analysis investigates the total profit, the average rate of return and the payback period. It is found that the new FiT rate generates very low profit, minimum rate of return and a longer payback period, suggesting a downward trend of solar PV uptake in the future.

Firdaus Muhammad-Sukki; Roberto Ramirez-Iniguez; Abu Bakar Munir; Siti Hajar Mohd Yasin; Siti Hawa Abu-Bakar; Scott G. McMeekin; Brian G. Stewart

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

146

ICSBEP Benchmarks For Nuclear Data Applications  

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The International Criticality Safety Benchmark Evaluation Project (ICSBEP) was initiated in 1992 by the United States Department of Energy. The ICSBEP became an official activity of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) -- Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) in 1995. Representatives from the United States, United Kingdom, France, Japan, the Russian Federation, Hungary, Republic of Korea, Slovenia, Serbia and Montenegro (formerly Yugoslavia), Kazakhstan, Spain, Israel, Brazil, Poland, and the Czech Republic are now participating. South Africa, India, China, and Germany are considering participation. The purpose of the ICSBEP is to identify, evaluate, verify, and formally document a comprehensive and internationally peer-reviewed set of criticality safety benchmark data. The work of the ICSBEP is published as an OECD handbook entitled ''International Handbook of Evaluated Criticality Safety Benchmark Experiments.'' The 2004 Edition of the Handbook contains benchmark specifications for 3331 critical or subcritical configurations that are intended for use in validation efforts and for testing basic nuclear data. New to the 2004 Edition of the Handbook is a draft criticality alarm / shielding type benchmark that should be finalized in 2005 along with two other similar benchmarks. The Handbook is being used extensively for nuclear data testing and is expected to be a valuable resource for code and data validation and improvement efforts for decades to come. Specific benchmarks that are useful for testing structural materials such as iron, chromium, nickel, and manganese; beryllium; lead; thorium; and 238U are highlighted.

Briggs, J. Blair [Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (United States)

2005-05-24T23:59:59.000Z

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IAEA sodium void reactivity benchmark calculations  

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In this paper, the IAEA-1 992 ``Benchmark Calculation of Sodium Void Reactivity Effect in Fast Reactor Core`` problem is evaluated. The proposed design is a large axially heterogeneous oxide-fueled fast reactor as described in Section 2; the core utilizes a sodium plenum above the core to enhance leakage effects. The calculation methods used in this benchmark evaluation are described in Section 3. In Section 4, the calculated core performance results for the benchmark reactor model are presented; and in Section 5, the influence of steel and interstitial sodium heterogeneity effects is estimated.

Hill, R.N.; Finck, P.J.

1992-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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IAEA sodium void reactivity benchmark calculations  

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In this paper, the IAEA-1 992 Benchmark Calculation of Sodium Void Reactivity Effect in Fast Reactor Core'' problem is evaluated. The proposed design is a large axially heterogeneous oxide-fueled fast reactor as described in Section 2; the core utilizes a sodium plenum above the core to enhance leakage effects. The calculation methods used in this benchmark evaluation are described in Section 3. In Section 4, the calculated core performance results for the benchmark reactor model are presented; and in Section 5, the influence of steel and interstitial sodium heterogeneity effects is estimated.

Hill, R.N.; Finck, P.J.

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

149

DataTrends Energy Use Benchmarking  

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Benchmarking Benchmarking The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager is changing the way organizations track and manage energy. As of December 2011, organizations have used Portfolio Manager to track and manage the energy use of over 260,000 buildings across all 50 states, representing over 28 billion square feet (nearly 40% of the commercial market). Because of this widespread market adoption, EPA has prepared the DataTrends series to examine benchmarking and trends in energy and water consumption in Portfolio Manager. To learn more, visit www.energystar.gov/DataTrends. Many different types of organizations use Portfolio Manager to benchmark the energy use of their buildings. Office, K-12

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Renditeoptimierung mit Immobilien-Benchmarking — Praxisbeispiele  

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Zusammenfassend ist ein Immobilien-Benchmarking für die Wohnungswirtschaft als ein Analysetool zu beschreiben, das den Trend hin zu einem aktiven Immobilienmanagement unterstützen kann. Es schafft die dazu not...

Stefan Bogenberger; Lars Bernhard Schöne

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

151

DOE Commercial Building Benchmark Models: Preprint  

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To provide a consistent baseline of comparison and save time conducting such simulations, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has developed a set of standard benchmark building models. This paper will provide an executive summary overview of these benchmark buildings, and how they can save building analysts valuable time. Fully documented and implemented to use with the EnergyPlus energy simulation program, the benchmark models are publicly available and new versions will be created to maintain compatibility with new releases of EnergyPlus. The benchmark buildings will form the basis for research on specific building technologies, energy code development, appliance standards, and measurement of progress toward DOE energy goals. Having a common starting point allows us to better share and compare research results and move forward to make more energy efficient buildings.

Torcelini, P.; Deru, M.; Griffith, B.; Benne, K.; Halverson, M.; Winiarski, D.; Crawley, D. B.

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

152

Internal Benchmarking Outreach and Data Collection Techniques  

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U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Technical Assistance Program (TAP) presentation at a TAP webinar held on April 11, 2013 and dealing with internal benchmarking outreach and data collection techniques.

153

Benchmark the Fuel Cost of Steam Generation  

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This revised ITP tip sheet on benchmarking the fuel cost of steam provides how-to advice for improving industrial steam systems using low-cost, proven practices and technologies.

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2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

154

Benchmarking Sustainability: the use of Indicators  

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Benchmarking Sustainability: the use of Indicators Introduction The concept of sustainable development is both very popular and elusive. The overwhelming appeal of sustainability is situated to build a generally shared perception of sustainable development (Butler, 1998). For many people

Zaferatos, Nicholas C.

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The International Criticality Safety Benchmark Evaluation Project  

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The International Criticality Safety Benchmark Evaluation Project (ICSBEP) was initiated in 1992 by the U.S. Department of Energy. The ICSBEP became an official activity of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Nuclear Energy Agency in 1995. Representatives from the United States, United Kingdom, France, Japan, the Russian Federation, Hungary, Republic of Korea, Slovenia, Yugoslavia, Kazakhstan, Spain, and Israel are now participating. The purpose of the ICSBEP is to identify, evaluate, verify, and formally document a comprehensive and internationally peer-reviewed set of criticality safety benchmark data. The work of the ICSBEP is published as an OECD handbook entitled "International Handbook of Evaluated Criticality Safety Benchmark Experiments" (ICSBEP Handbook). The 2002 edition of the ICSBEP Handbook contains benchmark model specifications for 2881 critical or subcritical configurations that are intended for validating computer codes that calculate effective neutron multiplication and for testing basic nuclear data.

J. Blair Briggs

2003-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A general technology adoption model of solar photovoltaic under feed-in tariff policy incorporating learning and network effects  

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There is now a plethora of renewable energy policy instruments to support the adoption of renewable energy technology and the generation of renewable electricity. Different ways to characterize such policies have included whether these policies are Price driven or Quota (Quantity) driven generation based or capacity driven etc. All such incentive-based policies (vs. Command and control policies) attempt to correct market failure of under supply of renewable energy. This paper uses a technology adoption approach to study the feed-in tariff policy for the photovoltaic (PV) technology. We developed a general economic model to study the adoption incentive for smaller system under a feed-in tariff regime. The model incorporates both the learning effect of system cost and a negative network externality effect inherent in the feed-in tariff policy. The latter is due to that nonadopters would need to contribute to payment for adopters' electricity generation. Using numerical methods we demonstrated that the feed-in tariff model has the potential to exhibit bandwagon or accelerated adoption effects. Cost learning is key to contributing to this but network effects would serve to dampen it. Our model seems to able to explain the rapid growth pattern in PV systems installation capacity and generation in Germany during the growth period of 1999–2003. We explore some policy implications of the model and suggest future research directions.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimal Tariff Period Determination Cost of electricity generation is closely related to system demand. In general, the  

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Optimal Tariff Period Determination Cost of electricity generation is closely related to system setting is giving signal to customers the time variant cost of supplying electricity. Since the costs demand. In general, the generation cost is higher during system peak period, and vice versa. In Hong Kong

158

Computational evaluation of two reactor benchmark problems  

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benchmark problem . . . Fig. 2. Layouts of assembly types B and C Fig. 3. Core diagram/layout for the NEA WPPR benchmark problem . . . Fig. 4. Layouts of UOz and MOX assemblies Fig. 5. Core A effective multiplication factor. Fig. 6. Core B effective... by rod peaking factors for the MOX assembly. . . . . . . . . . . . . Fig. 12 Rod by rod peaking factors for the middle UO. assembly . . . Fig. 13. Rod by rod peaking factors for the corner UO assembly. . . . . . 30 . . . . . 3 1 . . . . . 32 Fig. 14...

Cowan, James Anthony

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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A framework for benchmarking land models  

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Land models, which have been developed by the modeling community in the past few decades to predict future states of ecosystems and climate, have to be critically evaluated for their performance skills of simulating ecosystem responses and feedback to climate change. Benchmarking is an emerging procedure to measure performance of models against a set of defined standards. This paper proposes a benchmarking framework for evaluation of land model performances and, meanwhile, highlights major challenges at this infant stage of benchmark analysis. The framework includes (1) targeted aspects of model performance to be evaluated, (2) a set of benchmarks as defined references to test model performance, (3) metrics to measure and compare performance skills among models so as to identify model strengths and deficiencies, and (4) model improvement. Land models are required to simulate exchange of water, energy, carbon and sometimes other trace gases between the atmosphere and land surface, and should be evaluated for their simulations of biophysical processes, biogeochemical cycles, and vegetation dynamics in response to climate change across broad temporal and spatial scales. Thus, one major challenge is to select and define a limited number of benchmarks to effectively evaluate land model performance. The second challenge is to develop metrics of measuring mismatches between models and benchmarks. The metrics may include (1) a priori thresholds of acceptable model performance and (2) a scoring system to combine data–model mismatches for various processes at different temporal and spatial scales. The benchmark analyses should identify clues of weak model performance to guide future development, thus enabling improved predictions of future states of ecosystems and climate. The near-future research effort should be on development of a set of widely acceptable benchmarks that can be used to objectively, effectively, and reliably evaluate fundamental properties of land models to improve their prediction performance skills.

Luo, Yiqi; Randerson, J.; Abramowitz, G.; Bacour, C.; Blyth, E.; Carvalhais, N.; Ciais, Philippe; Dalmonech, D.; Fisher, J.B.; Fisher, R.; Friedlingstein, P.; Hibbard, Kathleen A.; Hoffman, F. M.; Huntzinger, Deborah; Jones, C.; Koven, C.; Lawrence, David M.; Li, D.J.; Mahecha, M.; Niu, S.L.; Norby, Richard J.; Piao, S.L.; Qi, X.; Peylin, P.; Prentice, I.C.; Riley, William; Reichstein, M.; Schwalm, C.; Wang, Y.; Xia, J. Y.; Zaehle, S.; Zhou, X. H.

2012-10-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Guide for Benchmarking Residential Energy Efficiency Program Progress  

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Guide for Benchmarking Residential Energy Efficiency Program Progress as part of the DOE Better Buildings Program.

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161

Energy Benchmarking, Rating, and Disclosure for State Governments  

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Existing Commercial Buildings Working Group fact sheet about energy benchmarking for state governments.

162

Action-Oriented Benchmarking: Concepts and Tools  

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Most energy benchmarking tools provide static feedback on how one building compares to a larger set of loosely similar buildings, without providing information at the end-use level or on what can be done to reduce consumption, cost, or emissions. In this article--Part 1 of a two-part series--we describe an 'action-oriented benchmarking' approach, which extends whole-building energy benchmarking to include analysis of system and component energy use metrics and features. Action-oriented benchmarking thereby allows users to generate more meaningful metrics and to identify, screen and prioritize potential efficiency improvements. This opportunity assessment process can then be used to inform and optimize a full-scale audit or commissioning process. We introduce a new web-based action-oriented benchmarking system and associated software tool-EnergyIQ. The benchmarking methods, visualizations, and user interface design are informed by an end-user needs assessment survey and best-practice guidelines from ASHRAE.

California Energy Commission; Mathew, Paul; Mills, Evan; Mathew, Paul; Piette, Mary Ann; Bourassa, Norman; Brook, Martha

2008-02-13T23:59:59.000Z

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The solar photovoltaic feed-in tariff scheme in New South Wales, Australia  

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Abstract Solar Photovoltaic (PV) electricity systems are part of Australia's energy supply matrix. In the case of New South Wales (NSW), the state government has had to deal with a complex policy problem. In order to play its role in the federal Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme, the NSW government initiated the 7 year Solar Bonus Scheme in 2010. However, in attempting to maximise community investment in small-scale solar PV systems, it relied on faulty financial modelling that applied a generous Feed-in Tariff (FiT) and underestimated the level of investor participation and installed capacity. Consequently, the scheme has resulted in very high public costs that will require policy changes that bring investors and energy retailers into conflict, and unpopular electricity retail price adjustments. This paper uses a structured case and stakeholder analysis to critically analyse the FiT policy, while also highlighting important lessons for policymakers engaging in FiT design.

Nigel Martin; John Rice

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Action-Oriented Benchmarking: Using the CEUS Database to Benchmark Commercial Buildings in California  

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The 2006 Commercial End Use Survey (CEUS) database developed by the California Energy Commission is a far richer source of energy end-use data for non-residential buildings than has previously been available and opens the possibility of creating new and more powerful energy benchmarking processes and tools. In this article--Part 2 of a two-part series--we describe the methodology and selected results from an action-oriented benchmarking approach using the new CEUS database. This approach goes beyond whole-building energy benchmarking to more advanced end-use and component-level benchmarking that enables users to identify and prioritize specific energy efficiency opportunities - an improvement on benchmarking tools typically in use today.

Mathew, Paul; Mills, Evan; Bourassa, Norman; Brook, Martha

2008-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

165

Shielding Integral Benchmark Archive and Database (SINBAD)  

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The Shielding Integral Benchmark Archive and Database (SINBAD) collection of benchmarks was initiated in the early 1990 s. SINBAD is an international collaboration between the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development s Nuclear Energy Agency Data Bank (OECD/NEADB) and the Radiation Safety Information Computational Center (RSICC) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). SINBAD is a major attempt to compile experiments and corresponding computational models with the goal of preserving institutional knowledge and expertise that need to be handed down to future scientists. SINBAD is also a learning tool for university students and scientists who need to design experiments or gain expertise in modeling and simulation. The SINBAD database is currently divided into three categories fission, fusion, and accelerator benchmarks. Where possible, each experiment is described and analyzed using deterministic or probabilistic (Monte Carlo) radiation transport software.

Kirk, Bernadette Lugue [ORNL; Grove, Robert E [ORNL; Kodeli, I. [International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA); Sartori, Enrico [ORNL; Gulliford, J. [OECD Nuclear Energy Agency

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

166

Analysis of ANS LWR physics benchmark problems.  

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Various Monte Carlo and deterministic solutions to the three PWR Lattice Benchmark Problems recently defined by the ANS Ad Hoc Committee on Reactor Physics Benchmarks are presented. These solutions were obtained using the VIM continuous-energy Monte Carlo code and the DIF3D/WIMS-D4M code package implemented at the Argonne National Laboratory. The code results for the K{sub eff} and relative pin power distribution are compared to measured values. Additionally, code results for the three benchmark-prescribed infinite lattice configurations are also intercompared. The results demonstrate that the codes produce very good estimates of both the K{sub eff} and power distribution for the critical core and the lattice parameters of the infinite lattice configuration.

Taiwo, T. A.

1998-07-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Argonne TTRDC - APRF - Research Activities - Benchmarking PHEVs  

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APRF Research Activities: Benchmarking of Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs) Argonne engineer Mike Duoba Engineer Mike Duoba evaluates a vehicle in Argonne's APRF. Now that plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) are emerging, it is important to test, characterize and benchmark the wide variety of PHEV designs and control strategies. In the APRF, engineers benchmark PHEVs by combining testing and data analysis to characterize the vehicles' efficiency, performance, and emissions. The vehicles are evaluated over many cycles to find control strategies under a variety of operating conditions. Argonne researchers test PHEVs over cold-start and hot-start urban dynamometer driving schedule (UDDS) and highway cycles in both charge-depletion and charge-sustaining operation. Full-charge tests, as

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State Clean Energy Policies Analysis (SCEPA) Project: An Analysis of Renewable Energy Feed-in Tariffs in the United States  

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51 51 Revised June 2009 State Clean Energy Policies Analysis (SCEPA) Project: An Analysis of Renewable Energy Feed-in Tariffs in the United States Toby Couture E3 Analytics Karlynn Cory National Renewable Energy Laboratory National Renewable Energy Laboratory 1617 Cole Boulevard, Golden, Colorado 80401-3393 303-275-3000 * www.nrel.gov NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC Contract No. DE-AC36-08-GO28308 Technical Report NREL/TP-6A2-45551 Revised June 2009 State Clean Energy Policies Analysis (SCEPA) Project: An Analysis of Renewable Energy Feed-in Tariffs in the United States Toby Couture E3 Analytics Karlynn Cory

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Supplementing an emissions tax by a feed-in tariff for renewable electricity to address learning spillovers  

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Abstract In the presence of learning spillovers related to renewable energy technologies, an optimal strategy to mitigate climate change should complement an emissions tax by a subsidy for renewables. This article addresses the question how such subsidy should be designed. It is shown that the widely-used approach of a revenue-neutral fixed feed-in tariff can yield an optimal outcome under restrictive conditions only. It has to be adapted continuously as the electricity price changes. Moreover, funding the tariff by a surcharge on the electricity price has important implications for the design of the emission tax. The optimal tax rate has to be below the Pigovian level, differentiated across fossil fuels and adapted over time as the patterns of technological development change. These requirements may pose a formidable challenge for practical decision-making. However, it is important to point out that the eventual choices made with respect to the design and funding of a feed-in tariff have to be based on a careful and more comprehensive policy assessment, including, inter alia, economic effects beyond the electricity sector and existing institutional constraints.

Paul Lehmann

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Feed-in tariff promotion and innovative measures for renewable electricity: Taiwan case analysis  

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Abstract Taiwan, located in a subtropical area, is a high energy-importing nation with approximately 98% of our energy supplied by imported fuels since 2000. In this regard, renewable electricity systems from its richness of solar radiation and strong monsoon are thus becoming attractive due to the energy, economic, and environmental policies for pursuing clean electricity supply, sustainable development and greenhouse gases emission mitigation in Taiwan. The objective of this paper was to present an analysis of profitable promotion and innovative measures for renewable electricity in Taiwan because the photovoltaic (PV) power and wind power systems have rapidly increased the total installed capacity from 2.7 MW in 2000 to 1006.2 MW in 2013. The description in the paper was thus summarized on an analysis of renewable electricity supply since 2000 and its future goals up to 2030, and then centered on the new promotion legislation (i.e., Renewable Energy Development Act) in the measures of feed-in tariff (FIT) and tax/subsidy incentives. Current subsidiary and innovative programs to promote the development of renewable electricity technologies, including roof-type PV power, off-shore wind power and biogas-to-power, were also described. Due to its innovation promotion for renewable energy exploitation in recent years, Pingtung County, located in the southernmost of Taiwan, was introduced as a case study. Finally, some recommendations for promote renewable electricity development were addressed in the paper.

Wen-Tien Tsai

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Progress of feed-in tariff in Malaysia: A year after  

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Abstract Malaysia enacted the Renewable Energy Act in April 2011. One of its important components is the feed-in tariff (FiT) scheme—launched in December 2011. The scheme is managed and administered by the Sustainable Energy Development Authority (SEDA) of Malaysia. This paper analyses the impact of the FiT mechanism in Malaysia a year after its implementation; particularly on the installation and economical aspects. First, the history of the scheme is presented before summarising the application process for the scheme. Next, a detailed evaluation on the implication of the scheme is discussed. Some of the key findings from the analysis include: (i) the uptake for renewable energy installations has been extremely high, particularly for solar photovoltaic installation; (ii) the foreign and domestic direct investment related to renewable sectors have increased significantly; (iii) more ‘green’ jobs have been created, particularly in the manufacturing and installation sectors, and (iv) there are plans to include wind and thermal energy in the FiT scheme. It can be concluded that the FiT scheme in Malaysia has produced significant impact during the first year of its implementation. With a proper monitoring by SEDA and more awareness among the people, renewable energy will most likely flourish in Malaysia.

Firdaus Muhammad-Sukki; Siti Hawa Abu-Bakar; Abu Bakar Munir; Siti Hajar Mohd Yasin; Roberto Ramirez-Iniguez; Scott G McMeekin; Brian G Stewart; Ruzairi Abdul Rahim

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Policy target, feed-in tariff, and technological progress of PV in Taiwan  

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Abstract It is widely recognized that solar energy, a major renewable energy source, can strengthen a country?s energy security and reduce CO2 emissions. For this reason, Taiwan aims to develop its solar power industry by promoting photovoltaic (PV) applications. To meet its PV installation targets, the government is considering adopting feed-in tariffs (FITs), offering subsidies on capital expenditures, and funding research and development. At present, there is a wide gap between the country?s installed capacity and the long-term government targets. Therefore, this study constructs a PV supply curve to demonstrate the potential contribution of PV power to Taiwan?s electricity requirements. Based on this curve, an assessment tool is developed to show the relationship between PV installed capacity and energy cost reductions under a FIT scheme. Using this assessment model, policymakers can simulate the adoption of PV projects at the county level and anticipate possible challenges. Furthermore, the model will also measure the level of cost reductions required for PV technology to reach specific targets under the FIT scheme.

Jin-Xu Lin; Pei-Ling Wen; Chun-Chiang Feng; Shih-Mo Lin; Fu-Kuang Ko

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Benchmarking Derivative-Free Optimization Algorithms  

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Science, U.S. Department of Energy, under Contract DE-AC02-06CH11357 ... deterministic simulation based on solving the equations (for example, ... most ambitious work in this direction [7] is a comparison of six derivative-free optimization ...... [5] Elizabeth D. Dolan and Jorge J. Moré, Benchmarking optimization software.

2008-05-13T23:59:59.000Z

174

Benchmarking Outreach and Data Collection Techniques for External Portfolios  

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This document contains the transcript for the Benchmarking Outreach and Data Collection Techniques webinar, held on April 25, 2013.

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Use ENERGY STAR benchmarking tools | ENERGY STAR Buildings & Plants  

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Use ENERGY STAR benchmarking tools Use ENERGY STAR benchmarking tools Secondary menu About us Press room Contact Us Portfolio Manager Login Facility owners and managers Existing buildings Commercial new construction Industrial energy management Small business Service providers Service and product providers Verify applications for ENERGY STAR certification Design commercial buildings Energy efficiency program administrators Commercial and industrial program sponsors Associations State and local governments Federal agencies Tools and resources Training In this section How can we help you? Build an energy program Improve building and plant performance Earn the ENERGY STAR and other recognition Benchmark energy use Learn about benchmarking Use ENERGY STAR benchmarking tools ENERGY STAR in action Communicate and educate

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Measure, track, and benchmark | ENERGY STAR Buildings & Plants  

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Measure, track, and benchmark Measure, track, and benchmark Secondary menu About us Press room Contact Us Portfolio Manager Login Facility owners and managers Existing buildings Commercial new construction Industrial energy management Small business Service providers Service and product providers Verify applications for ENERGY STAR certification Design commercial buildings Energy efficiency program administrators Commercial and industrial program sponsors Associations State and local governments Federal agencies Tools and resources Training In this section Get started with ENERGY STAR Make the business case Build an energy management program Measure, track, and benchmark Tools for benchmarking energy management practices Tools for tracking and benchmarking facility energy performance ENERGY STAR Energy Performance Indicators for plants

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Benchmarking and Energy Saving Tool | Open Energy Information  

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Benchmarking and Energy Saving Tool Benchmarking and Energy Saving Tool Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Benchmarking and Energy Saving Tool Agency/Company /Organization: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Sector: Energy Focus Area: Energy Efficiency, - Central Plant, Industry Topics: Pathways analysis Resource Type: Software/modeling tools User Interface: Spreadsheet Website: industrial-energy.lbl.gov/node/100 Cost: Free Language: English References: Benchmarking and Energy Saving Tool [1] Logo: Benchmarking and Energy Saving Tool The Benchmarking and Energy Saving Tool (BEST) is an Excel-based spreadsheet energy analysis tool developed by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. The Benchmarking and Energy Saving Tool (BEST) is an Excel-based spreadsheet energy analysis tool developed by Lawrence Berkeley National

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Measuring Performance and Benchmarking Project Management  

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Measuring Performance and Measuring Performance and Benchmarking Project Management at the Department of Energy Measuring Performance and Benchmarking Project Management at the Department of Energy Committee for Oversight and Assessment of U.S. Department of Energy Project Management Board on Infrastructure and the Constructed Environment Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES PRESS WASHINGTON, D.C. www.nap.edu THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES PRESS 500 Fifth Street, N.W. Washington, DC 20001 NOTICE: The project that is the subject of this report was approved by the Governing Board of the National Research Council, whose members are drawn from the councils of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the Institute of Medicine. The members of the

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Benchmark On Sensitivity Calculation (Phase III)  

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The sensitivities of the keff eigenvalue to neutron cross sections have become commonly used in similarity studies and as part of the validation algorithm for criticality safety assessments. To test calculations of the sensitivity coefficients, a benchmark study (Phase III) has been established by the OECD-NEA/WPNCS/EG UACSA (Expert Group on Uncertainty Analysis for Criticality Safety Assessment). This paper presents some sensitivity results generated by the benchmark participants using various computational tools based upon different computational methods: SCALE/TSUNAMI-3D and -1D, MONK, APOLLO2-MORET 5, DRAGON-SUSD3D and MMKKENO. The study demonstrates the performance of the tools. It also illustrates how model simplifications impact the sensitivity results and demonstrates the importance of 'implicit' (self-shielding) sensitivities. This work has been a useful step towards verification of the existing and developed sensitivity analysis methods.

Ivanova, Tatiana [IRSN; Laville, Cedric [IRSN; Dyrda, James [Atomic Weapons Establishment; Mennerdahl, Dennis [E. Mennerdahl Systems; Golovko, Yury [Institute of Physics and Power Engineering (IPPE), Obninsk, Russia; Raskach, Kirill [Institute of Physics and Power Engineering (IPPE), Obninsk, Russia; Tsiboulia, Anatoly [Institute of Physics and Power Engineering (IPPE), Obninsk, Russia; Lee, Gil Soo [Korea Institute of Nuclear Safety (KINS); Woo, Sweng-Woong [Korea Institute of Nuclear Safety (KINS); Bidaud, Adrien [Labratoire de Physique Subatomique et de Cosmolo-gie (LPSC); Patel, Amrit [NRC; Bledsoe, Keith C [ORNL; Rearden, Bradley T [ORNL; Gulliford, J. [OECD Nuclear Energy Agency

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Optimal quantum control using randomized benchmarking  

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We present a method for optimizing quantum control in experimental systems, using a subset of randomized benchmarking measurements to rapidly infer error. This is demonstrated to improve single- and two-qubit gates, minimize gate bleedthrough, where a gate mechanism can cause errors on subsequent gates, and identify control crosstalk in superconducting qubits. This method is able to correct parameters to where control errors no longer dominate, and is suitable for automated and closed-loop optimization of experimental systems.

J. Kelly; R. Barends; B. Campbell; Y. Chen; Z. Chen; B. Chiaro; A. Dunsworth; A. G. Fowler; I. -C. Hoi; E. Jeffrey; A. Megrant; J. Mutus; C. Neill; P. J. J. O`Malley; C. Quintana; P. Roushan; D. Sank; A. Vainsencher; J. Wenner; T. C. White; A. N. Cleland; John M. Martinis

2014-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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181

Benchmarking & Energy Master Planning in Schools  

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We change the way people use energy™ Benchmarking & Energy Master Planning in Schools ESL-KT-14-11-03 CATEE 2014: Clean Air Through Efficiency Conference, Dallas, Texas Nov. 18-20 Project implementation barriers ? Obtaining management commitment... and identify funding opportunities 2© Copyright 2013 CLEAResult. All rights reserved. ESL-KT-14-11-03 CATEE 2014: Clean Air Through Efficiency Conference, Dallas, Texas Nov. 18-20 SCORE/CitySmart program overview ? Financial Incentives ? No Cost services...

Bronk, S.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

182

Issues and Challenges in Energy Benchmarking  

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long received management and technical attention because energy is the largest operating expense for petroleum refmeries and many chemical plants. Energy Is Largest Operating Expense Refining US Europe Asia Worldwide Olefins Percent 41 36... chemicals, which permits comparison of olefm plants with widely different feedstocks and product yields. We benchmark energy consumption in refining using a methodology that sets energy consumption standards for each of the many refining processes...

Birchfield, G. S.

183

Benchmark problems for repository siting models  

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This report describes benchmark problems to test computer codes used in siting nuclear waste repositories. Analytical solutions, field problems, and hypothetical problems are included. Problems are included for the following types of codes: ground-water flow in saturated porous media, heat transport in saturated media, ground-water flow in saturated fractured media, heat and solute transport in saturated porous media, solute transport in saturated porous media, solute transport in saturated fractured media, and solute transport in unsaturated porous media.

Ross, B.; Mercer, J.W.; Thomas, S.D.; Lester, B.H.

1982-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of a California commercial building benchmarking database  

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Building energy benchmarking is a useful starting point for commercial building owners and operators to target energy savings opportunities. There are a number of tools and methods for benchmarking energy use. Benchmarking based on regional data can provides more relevant information for California buildings than national tools such as Energy Star. This paper discusses issues related to benchmarking commercial building energy use and the development of Cal-Arch, a building energy benchmarking database for California. Currently Cal-Arch uses existing survey data from California's Commercial End Use Survey (CEUS), a largely underutilized wealth of information collected by California's major utilities. Doe's Commercial Building Energy Consumption Survey (CBECS) is used by a similar tool, Arch, and by a number of other benchmarking tools. Future versions of Arch/Cal-Arch will utilize additional data sources including modeled data and individual buildings to expand the database.

Kinney, Satkartar; Piette, Mary Ann

2002-05-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Manufacturers' View on Benchmarking and Disclosure  

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Association of Electrical and Association of Electrical and Medical Imaging Equipment Manufacturers Manufacturing Solutions for Energy Efficiency in Buildings Patrick Hughes Policy Director, High Performance Buildings National Electrical Manufacturers Association The Association of Electrical and Medical Imaging Equipment Manufacturers What is NEMA? The Association of Electrical Equipment and Medical Imaging Manufacturers Which policies encourage energy efficiency in buildings? Energy Savings Performance Contracts Tax Incentives Shaheen- Portman Benchmarking and Disclosure Bullitt Center Seattle, Washington The Association of Electrical Equipment and Medical Imaging Manufacturers Energy Savings Performance Contracts ESPCs pay for efficiency upgrades with

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Tools for tracking and benchmarking facility energy performance | ENERGY  

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Industrial energy management Industrial energy management » Measure, track, and benchmark » Tools for tracking and benchmarking facility energy performance Secondary menu About us Press room Contact Us Portfolio Manager Login Facility owners and managers Existing buildings Commercial new construction Industrial energy management Small business Service providers Service and product providers Verify applications for ENERGY STAR certification Design commercial buildings Energy efficiency program administrators Commercial and industrial program sponsors Associations State and local governments Federal agencies Tools and resources Training In this section Get started with ENERGY STAR Make the business case Build an energy management program Measure, track, and benchmark Tools for benchmarking energy management practices

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Transcript of March 28, 2013, TAP webinar titled Internal Benchmarking...  

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agency. Typically we started with each agency's financial office, providing expenditure reports for invoices coded to energy. From U.S. DOE TAP Webinar Internal Benchmarking...

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Hospital Energy Benchmarking Guidance - Version 1.0  

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This document describes an energy benchmarking framework for hospitals. The document is organized as follows. The introduction provides a brief primer on benchmarking and its application to hospitals. The next two sections discuss special considerations including the identification of normalizing factors. The presentation of metrics is preceded by a description of the overall framework and the rationale for the grouping of metrics. Following the presentation of metrics, a high-level protocol is provided. The next section presents draft benchmarks for some metrics; benchmarks are not available for many metrics owing to a lack of data. This document ends with a list of research needs for further development.

Singer, Brett C.

2009-09-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimization Online - CBLIB 2014: A benchmark library for conic ...  

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Mar 10, 2014 ... Abstract: The Conic Benchmark Library (CBLIB 2014) is a collection of more than a hundred conic optimization instances under a free and ...

Henrik A. Friberg

2014-03-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Advanced Technology Vehicle Lab Benchmarking - Level 2 (in-depth...  

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Evaluation Meeting vss031rask2012o.pdf More Documents & Publications Advanced Technology Vehicle Lab Benchmarking - Level 2 (in-depth) Advanced Technology Vehicle Lab...

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Light-Duty Lean GDI Vehicle Technology Benchmark  

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M. Wagner (PI) Paul H. Chambon (Presenter) Oak Ridge National Laboratory Light-Duty Lean GDI Vehicle Technology Benchmark This presentation does not contain any proprietary,...

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EISA Section 432: Federal Facility Management and Benchmarking...  

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for how these activities fit into the comprehensive approach to facility energy and water management, as outlined by the statute. Federal Building Energy Use Benchmarking...

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Benchmarking State-of-the-Art Technologies | Department of Energy  

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Technologies Benchmarking State-of-the-Art Technologies 2013 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation...

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Benchmark Reaction Mechanisms and Kinetics for Lean NOx Traps...  

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Benchmark Reaction Mechanisms and Kinetics for Lean NOx Traps Development of Chemical Kinetic Models for Lean NOx Traps Modeling the Regeneration Chemistry of Lean NOx Traps...

195

Computational Thermochemistry and Benchmarking of Reliable Methods  

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During the first and second years of the Computational Thermochemistry and Benchmarking of Reliable Methods project, we completed several studies using the parallel computing capabilities of the NWChem software and Molecular Science Computing Facility (MSCF), including large-scale density functional theory (DFT), second-order Moeller-Plesset (MP2) perturbation theory, and CCSD(T) calculations. During the third year, we continued to pursue the computational thermodynamic and benchmarking studies outlined in our proposal. With the issues affecting the robustness of the coupled cluster part of NWChem resolved, we pursued studies of the heats-of-formation of compounds containing 5 to 7 first- and/or second-row elements and approximately 10 to 14 hydrogens. The size of these systems, when combined with the large basis sets (cc-pVQZ and aug-cc-pVQZ) that are necessary for extrapolating to the complete basis set limit, creates a formidable computational challenge, for which NWChem on NWMPP1 is well suited.

Feller, David F.; Dixon, David A.; Dunning, Thom H.; Dupuis, Michel; McClemore, Doug; Peterson, Kirk A.; Xantheas, Sotiris S.; Bernholdt, David E.; Windus, Theresa L.; Chalasinski, Grzegorz; Fosada, Rubicelia; Olguim, Jorge; Dobbs, Kerwin D.; Frurip, Donald; Stevens, Walter J.; Rondan, Nelson; Chase, Jared M.; Nichols, Jeffrey A.

2006-06-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Better GP benchmarks: community survey results and proposals  

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We present the results of a community survey regarding genetic programming benchmark practices. Analysis shows broad consensus that improvement is needed in problem selection and experimental rigor. While views expressed in the survey dissuade us from ... Keywords: Benchmarks, Community survey, Genetic programming

David R. White; James Mcdermott; Mauro Castelli; Luca Manzoni; Brian W. Goldman; Gabriel Kronberger; Wojciech Ja?kowski; Una-May O'Reilly; Sean Luke

2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DCSP Benchmark and a Network Performance Measurement Environment  

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to system design, system comparison and selection, and system tuning/optimization. Tradi­ tional performance evaluation techniques include an­ alytic modeling, simulation, and benchmarking (per­ formance measurement yield an extensive problem domain. From the standpoint of LAN benchmarking and performance comparison

Dujmovic, Jozo J.

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AN ENERGY BENCHMARK FOR SOFTWARE UPDATES ON WIRELESS SENSOR NODES  

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AN ENERGY BENCHMARK FOR SOFTWARE UPDATES ON WIRELESS SENSOR NODES S. Brown*, C.J. Sreenan *Dept, Modelling, Energy, Benchmark. Abstract Energy consumption is arguably the key factor in the design not consume a significant fraction of a WSN's energy reserve; also, the required consumption must be known

Sreenan, Cormac J.

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Scheduling in an Energy Cost Aware Environment The energy cost aware scheduling problem (ECASP) is concerned with variable electricity tariffs, where the price of  

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Scheduling in an Energy Cost Aware Environment The energy cost aware scheduling problem (ECASP) is concerned with variable electricity tariffs, where the price of electricity changes over time depending on the demand. It is important to large scale electricity consumers in manufacturing and service industries

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Learn about benchmarking | ENERGY STAR Buildings & Plants  

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Learn about benchmarking Learn about benchmarking Secondary menu About us Press room Contact Us Portfolio Manager Login Facility owners and managers Existing buildings Commercial new construction Industrial energy management Small business Service providers Service and product providers Verify applications for ENERGY STAR certification Design commercial buildings Energy efficiency program administrators Commercial and industrial program sponsors Associations State and local governments Federal agencies Tools and resources Training In this section How can we help you? Build an energy program Improve building and plant performance Earn the ENERGY STAR and other recognition Benchmark energy use Learn about benchmarking Use ENERGY STAR benchmarking tools ENERGY STAR in action Communicate and educate Find out who's partnered with ENERGY STAR

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Benchmark energy use | ENERGY STAR Buildings & Plants  

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Benchmark energy use Benchmark energy use Secondary menu About us Press room Contact Us Portfolio Manager Login Facility owners and managers Existing buildings Commercial new construction Industrial energy management Small business Service providers Service and product providers Verify applications for ENERGY STAR certification Design commercial buildings Energy efficiency program administrators Commercial and industrial program sponsors Associations State and local governments Federal agencies Tools and resources Training In this section How can we help you? Build an energy program Improve building and plant performance Earn the ENERGY STAR and other recognition Benchmark energy use Learn about benchmarking Use ENERGY STAR benchmarking tools ENERGY STAR in action Communicate and educate Find out who's partnered with ENERGY STAR

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Energy Efficient Cities: Assessment Tool and Benchmarking Practices | Open  

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Efficient Cities: Assessment Tool and Benchmarking Practices Efficient Cities: Assessment Tool and Benchmarking Practices Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Energy Efficient Cities: Assessment Tool and Benchmarking Practices Agency/Company /Organization: World Bank Sector: Energy Focus Area: Energy Efficiency, Buildings, Industry Topics: Resource assessment, Technology characterizations Resource Type: Publications, Guide/manual Website: www.esmap.org/esmap/sites/esmap.org/files/P115793_Energy%20Efficient%2 Energy Efficient Cities: Assessment Tool and Benchmarking Practices Screenshot References: EE Cities[1] Overview "Energy Efficient Cities: Assessment Tools and Benchmarking Practices has been developed from a careful review of selected papers presented during two ESMAP-sponsored sessions at the fifth World Bank Urban Research

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Benchmarking Buildings to Prioritize Sites for Emissions Analysis |  

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Benchmarking Buildings to Prioritize Sites for Emissions Analysis Benchmarking Buildings to Prioritize Sites for Emissions Analysis Benchmarking Buildings to Prioritize Sites for Emissions Analysis October 7, 2013 - 10:54am Addthis YOU ARE HERE Step 2 When actual energy use by building type is known, benchmarking the performance of those buildings to industry averages can help establish those with greatest opportunities for GHG reduction. Energy intensity can be used as a basis for benchmarking by building type and can be calculated using actual energy use, representative buildings, or available average estimates from agency energy records. Energy intensity should be compared to industry averages, such as the Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey (CBECS) or an agency specific metered sample by location. When a program has access to metered data or representative building data,

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Developing a Web-based Benchmarking Tool for Laboratories  

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Developing a Web-based Benchmarking Tool for Laboratories Developing a Web-based Benchmarking Tool for Laboratories Speaker(s): Mayank Singh Date: November 22, 2002 - 12:00pm Location: Bldg. 90 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Dale Sartor (The EETD Applications Team includes: Satish Kumar, Paul Mathew, Dale Sartor, and Mayank Singh.) Developers of benchmarking tools are confronted with some common issues and some unique challenges. This presentation will describe the challenges faced by us while developing a web-based benchmarking tool for laboratories. Attributes such as the i) analytical and data visualization capability, and ii) flexibility and usability of the tool are common to any benchmarking effort. The various classification scheme and categories of laboratories, each with its own energy signature, posed a design challenge both for the database as well as data input forms,

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Review of National and California Benchmarking Methods  

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Review of California and National Methods for Review of California and National Methods for Energy-Performance Benchmarking of Commercial Buildings Nance E. Matson and Mary Ann Piette Ernest Orlando Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory September 5 th , 2005 LBNL No. 57364 DISCLAIMER This document was prepared as an account of work sponsored by the United States Government. While this document is believed to contain correct information, neither the United States Government nor any agency thereof, nor The Regents of the University of California, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned

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Shielding integral benchmark archive and database (SINBAD)  

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The shielding integral benchmark archive and database (SINBAD) collection of experiments descriptions was initiated in the early 1990s. SINBAD is an international collaboration between the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development's Nuclear Energy Agency Data Bank (OECD/NEADB) and the Radiation Safety Information Computational Center (RSICC) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). SINBAD was designed to compile experiments and corresponding computational models with the goal of preserving institutional knowledge and expertise that need to be handed down to future scientists. SINBAD can serve as a learning tool for university students and scientists who need to design experiments or gain expertise in modeling and simulation. The SINBAD database is currently divided into three categories - fission, fusion, and accelerator experiments. Many experiments are described and analyzed using deterministic or stochastic (Monte Carlo) radiation transport software. The nuclear cross sections also play an important role as they are necessary in performing computational analysis. (authors)

Kirk, B.L.; Grove, R.E. [Radiation Safety Information Computational Center RSICC, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, P.O. Box 2008, Oak Ridge, TN 37831-6171 (United States); Kodeli, I. [Josef Stefan Inst., Jamova 39, 1000 Ljubljana (Slovenia); Gulliford, J.; Sartori, E. [OECD NEA Data Bank, Bd des Iles, 92130 Issy-les-Moulineaux (France)

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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FRIB driver linac vacuum model and benchmarks  

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Abstract The Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB) is a superconducting heavy-ion linear accelerator that is to produce rare isotopes far from stability for low energy nuclear science. In order to achieve this, its driver linac needs to achieve a very high beam current (up to 400 kW beam power), and this requirement makes vacuum levels of critical importance. Vacuum calculations have been carried out to verify that the vacuum system design meets the requirements. The modeling procedure was benchmarked by comparing models of an existing facility against measurements. In this paper, we present an overview of the methods used for FRIB vacuum calculations and simulation results for some interesting sections of the accelerator.

Bojan Durickovic; Paul Gibson; Roberto Kersevan; Guillaume Machicoane

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Iterative springback compensation of NUMISHEET benchmark ?1  

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Upon unloading after the forming stage a sheet metal product will spring back due to internal stresses. Springback is a major problem for process?planning engineers. In industrial practise deformations due to springback are compensated manually by doing extensive measurements on prototype parts and altering the tool geometry by hand. This is a time consuming and costly operation. In this paper the application of two compensation algorithms based on the finite element simulation of the forming process are discussed. The smooth displacement adjustment (SDA) method and the springforward (SF) method have been applied to several industrial products such as the NUMISHEET 2005 benchmark?1. With the SDA method successful compensations have been carried out. For the SF method some principal problems remain.

R. A. Lingbeek; J. Huétink; S. Ohnimus; J. Weiher

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Renewable Energy Prices in State-Level Feed-in Tariffs: Federal Law Constraints and Possible Solutions  

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08 08 January 2010 Renewable Energy Prices in State-Level Feed-in Tariffs: Federal Law Constraints and Possible Solutions Scott Hempling National Regulatory Research Institute Silver Spring, Maryland Carolyn Elefant The Law Offices of Carolyn Elefant Washington, D.C. Karlynn Cory National Renewable Energy Laboratory Golden, Colorado Kevin Porter Exeter Associates, Inc. Golden, Colorado National Renewable Energy Laboratory 1617 Cole Boulevard, Golden, Colorado 80401-3393 303-275-3000 * www.nrel.gov NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC Contract No. DE-AC36-08-GO28308 Technical Report NREL/TP-6A2-47408 January 2010

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A comparative study of feed-in tariff and renewable portfolio standard policy in renewable energy industry  

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Abstract By establishing a two-stage model in which a monopolization firm first chooses R&D input and then the quantity of energy, this paper compares the different effects of two regulatory policies: feed-in tariff (FIT) and renewable portfolio standard (PRS). The results show that FIT is more efficient than RPS to increase the quantity of renewable energy (installed capacity) and to stimulate the R&D input to reduce costs. And RPS policy is more efficient to reduce the carbon emissions and to improve the consumer surplus. Apart from existing findings, we cannot obtain the accurate conclusion about the effects of social welfare under the two policies. The effects of two policies on the social welfare heavily depend on the level of negative externality.

Peng Sun; Pu-yan Nie

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Radcalc for Windows validation and benchmark study  

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Radcalc for Windows, version 2.01 (Radcalc), is a software program developed by Waste Management Federal Services, Inc., Northwest Operations for the US Department of Energy. It is used to generate selected transportation and packaging data necessary for the shipment of radioactive waste materials. Among its applications are the classification of waste per US Department of Transportation regulations, the calculation of heat and daughter products generated as a result of radioactive decay, and the calculation of the radiolytic production of hydrogen gas. The Radcalc program has been extensively tested and validated by comparison of each Radcalc algorithm to hand calculations. An opportunity to benchmark Radcalc hydrogen gas generation calculations to experimental data arose when the Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site (REFETS) residue stabilization program collected hydrogen gas generation data to determine compliance with requirements for shipment of waste in the TRUPACT-II. Previously, Radcalc had been benchmarked to residue/waste drums tested at RFETS containing contaminated solid inorganic materials in plastic bags. In this paper Radcalc is compared with data collected for contaminated solid organic waste. The contamination is predominantly due to plutonium and americium isotopes. The information provided by RFETS includes decay heat, hydrogen gas generation rates, calculated hydrogen G{sub eff} values (molecules of hydrogen formed per 100-eV decay heat energy released), and waste material. Radcalc cases are run using RFETS G{sub eff} values, TRUPACT-II G values, and dose-dependent G values. Work on calculating the radiolytic production of hydrogen gas and related increase in package pressure has also been performed at the Savannah River Site (SRS) in support of efforts to ship nuclear materials in the 9975 package. The calculations made at SRS are contained in an Excel spreadsheet. The SRS model has been compared with experimental data collected at SRS and at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

McFadden, J.G.; Knepp, J.R.

1999-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Toxicological benchmarks for screening potential contaminants of concern for effects on aquatic biota: 1996 revision  

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This report presents potential screening benchmarks for protection of aquatic life form contaminants in water. Because there is no guidance for screening for benchmarks, a set of alternative benchmarks is presented herein. This report presents the alternative benchmarks for chemicals that have been detected on the Oak Ridge Reservation. It also presents the data used to calculate the benchmarks and the sources of the data. It compares the benchmarks and discusses their relative conservatism and utility. Also included is the updates of benchmark values where appropriate, new benchmark values, secondary sources are replaced by primary sources, and a more complete documentation of the sources and derivation of all values are presented.

Suter, G.W. II [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)] [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States); Tsao, C.L. [Duke Univ., Durham, NC (United States). School of the Environment] [Duke Univ., Durham, NC (United States). School of the Environment

1996-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - aer6 benchmark problem Sample Search Results  

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Madeira Philip Koopman Summary: Dependability Benchmarking: making choices in an n-dimensional problem space Henrique Madeira... benchmarking problem and presents basic...

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Benchmark Evaluation of Plutonium Nitrate Solution Arrays  

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In October and November of 1981 thirteen approach-to-critical experiments were performed on a remote split table machine (RSTM) in the Critical Mass Laboratory of Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNL) in Richland, Washington, using planar arrays of polyethylene bottles filled with plutonium (Pu) nitrate solution. Arrays of up to sixteen bottles were used to measure the critical number of bottles and critical array spacing with a tight fitting Plexiglas{reg_sign} reflector on all sides of the arrays except the top. Some experiments used Plexiglas shells fitted around each bottles to determine the effect of moderation on criticality. Each bottle contained approximately 2.4 L of Pu(NO3)4 solution with a Pu content of 105 g Pu/L and a free acid molarity H+ of 5.1. The plutonium was of low 240Pu (2.9 wt.%) content. These experiments were performed to fill a gap in experimental data regarding criticality limits for storing and handling arrays of Pu solution in reprocessing facilities. Of the thirteen approach-to-critical experiments eleven resulted in extrapolations to critical configurations. Four of the approaches were extrapolated to the critical number of bottles; these were not evaluated further due to the large uncertainty associated with the modeling of a fraction of a bottle. The remaining seven approaches were extrapolated to critical array spacing of 3-4 and 4-4 arrays; these seven critical configurations were evaluation for inclusion as acceptable benchmark experiments in the International Criticality Safety Benchmark Evaluation Project (ICSBEP) Handbook. Detailed and simple models of these configurations were created and the associated bias of these simplifications was determined to range from 0.00116 and 0.00162 {+-} 0.00006 ?keff. Monte Carlo analysis of all models was completed using MCNP5 with ENDF/BVII.0 neutron cross section libraries. A thorough uncertainty analysis of all critical, geometric, and material parameters was performed using parameter perturbation methods. It was found that uncertainty in the impurities in the polyethylene bottles, reflector position, bottle outer diameter, and critical array spacing had the largest effect. The total uncertainty ranged from 0.00651 to 0.00920 ?keff. Evaluation methods and results will be presented and discussed in greater detail in the full paper.

M. A. Marshall; J. D. Bess

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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European Lean Gasoline Direct Injection Vehicle Benchmark  

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Lean Gasoline Direct Injection (LGDI) combustion is a promising technical path for achieving significant improvements in fuel efficiency while meeting future emissions requirements. Though Stoichiometric Gasoline Direct Injection (SGDI) technology is commercially available in a few vehicles on the American market, LGDI vehicles are not, but can be found in Europe. Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) obtained a European BMW 1-series fitted with a 2.0l LGDI engine. The vehicle was instrumented and commissioned on a chassis dynamometer. The engine and after-treatment performance and emissions were characterized over US drive cycles (Federal Test Procedure (FTP), the Highway Fuel Economy Test (HFET), and US06 Supplemental Federal Test Procedure (US06)) and steady state mappings. The vehicle micro hybrid features (engine stop-start and intelligent alternator) were benchmarked as well during the course of that study. The data was analyzed to quantify the benefits and drawbacks of the lean gasoline direct injection and micro hybrid technologies from a fuel economy and emissions perspectives with respect to the US market. Additionally that data will be formatted to develop, substantiate, and exercise vehicle simulations with conventional and advanced powertrains.

Chambon, Paul H [ORNL] [ORNL; Huff, Shean P [ORNL] [ORNL; Edwards, Kevin Dean [ORNL] [ORNL; Norman, Kevin M [ORNL] [ORNL; Prikhodko, Vitaly Y [ORNL] [ORNL; Thomas, John F [ORNL] [ORNL

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2011 TAU power grid simulation contest: Benchmark suite and results  

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Benchmark suite is an immensely useful tool in performing research since it allows for rapid and clear comparison between different approaches to solving CAD problems. Technology scaling with decrease in supply voltage, increase in power density and ...

Zhuo Li; Raju Balasubramanian; Frank Liu; Sani Nassif

2011-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hospital Energy Benchmarking Guidance - Version 1.0  

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intensity of California hospitals 13 . Plots produced bybenchmark.html. Hospital Energy Benchmarking Protocol 1.0W/cfm for California hospitals Return airflow W/cfm for

Singer, Brett C.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Advanced Benchmarking for Complex Building Types: Laboratories as an Exemplar  

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2: Distribution of Source EUI in the Labs21 dataset used forenergy use intensity (EUI) for each of these facilities.The EUI for each facility was benchmarked against the

Mathew, Paul A.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Derivation of criticality safety benchmarks from ZPR fast critical assemblies  

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Scores of critical assemblies were constructed, over a period of about three decades, at the Argonne National Laboratory ZPR-3, ZPR-6, ZPR-9, and ZPPR fast critical assembly facilities. Most of the assemblies were mockups of various liquid-metal fast breeder reactor designs. These tended to be complex, containing, for example, mockups of control rods and control rod positions. Some assemblies, however, were `physics benchmarks`. These relatively `clean` assemblies had uniform compositions and simple geometry and were designed to test fast reactor physics data and methods. Assemblies in this last category are well suited to form the basis for new criticality safety benchmarks. The purpose of this paper is to present an overview of some of these benchmark candidates and to describe the strategy being used to create the benchmarks.

Schaefer, R.W.; McKnight, R.D.

1997-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Guide to Benchmarking Residential Program Progress Webcast Slides  

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Guide to Benchmarking Residential Program Progress – Call for Public Review, a webcast from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Better Buildings Neighborhood Program, presented by Dale Hoffmeyer and Cheryl Jenkins.

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A proposed benchmark for simulation in radiographic testing  

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The purpose of this benchmark study is to compare simulation results predicted by various models of radiographic testing, in particular those that are capable of separately predicting primary and scatter radiation for specimens of arbitrary geometry.

Jaenisch, G.-R.; Deresch, A.; Bellon, C. [Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing Unter den Eichen 87, 12205 Berlin (Germany); Schumm, A.; Guerin, P. [EDF R and D, 1 avenue du Général de Gaulle, 92141 Clamart (France)

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Los Alamos National Lab staff benchmark Y-12 sustainability programs...  

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Los Alamos National Lab ... Los Alamos National Lab staff benchmark Y-12 sustainability programs Posted: June 27, 2013 - 3:53pm OAK RIDGE, Tenn. - Staff from Los Alamos National...

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Benchmarking Variable Cost Performance in an Industrial Power Plant  

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and deploy a tool that can help plants benchmark operating performance. This paper introduces a benchmarking methodology designed to meet this need. The "Energy Conversion Index" (ECn ratios the "value" of utilities exported from the power plant... Index" (ECl) methodology ratios the ''value'' of utilities exported from the power plant to the actual cost of the fuel and . electricity required to produce them, generating a single number or "index." ECI is a powerful technique because...

Kane, J. F.; Bailey, W. F.

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Benchmark Evaluation of the NRAD Reactor LEU Core Startup Measurements  

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The Neutron Radiography (NRAD) reactor is a 250-kW TRIGA-(Training, Research, Isotope Production, General Atomics)-conversion-type reactor at the Idaho National Laboratory; it is primarily used for neutron radiography analysis of irradiated and unirradiated fuels and materials. The NRAD reactor was converted from HEU to LEU fuel with 60 fuel elements and brought critical on March 31, 2010. This configuration of the NRAD reactor has been evaluated as an acceptable benchmark experiment and is available in the 2011 editions of the International Handbook of Evaluated Criticality Safety Benchmark Experiments (ICSBEP Handbook) and the International Handbook of Evaluated Reactor Physics Benchmark Experiments (IRPhEP Handbook). Significant effort went into precisely characterizing all aspects of the reactor core dimensions and material properties; detailed analyses of reactor parameters minimized experimental uncertainties. The largest contributors to the total benchmark uncertainty were the 234U, 236U, Er, and Hf content in the fuel; the manganese content in the stainless steel cladding; and the unknown level of water saturation in the graphite reflector blocks. A simplified benchmark model of the NRAD reactor was prepared with a keff of 1.0012 {+-} 0.0029 (1s). Monte Carlo calculations with MCNP5 and KENO-VI and various neutron cross section libraries were performed and compared with the benchmark eigenvalue for the 60-fuel-element core configuration; all calculated eigenvalues are between 0.3 and 0.8% greater than the benchmark value. Benchmark evaluations of the NRAD reactor are beneficial in understanding biases and uncertainties affecting criticality safety analyses of storage, handling, or transportation applications with LEU-Er-Zr-H fuel.

J. D. Bess; T. L. Maddock; M. A. Marshall

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Guidelines for Manufacturers and Distributors  

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The Municipal Solid-State Street Lighting Consortium is intended to be a user's group — focused on the needs of participants making investments in street and area lighting — which provides a...

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The large-scale solar feed-in tariff reverse auction in the Australian Capital Territory, Australia  

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Abstract Feed-in tariffs (FiTs) offer renewable energy developers significant investor certainty but sometimes at the cost of being misaligned with generation costs. Reverse FiT auctions, where the FiT rights for a predetermined capacity are auctioned, can overcome this problem but can be plagued by non-delivery risks, particularly of competitively priced proposals. In 2012 and 2013 the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Government in Australia conducted a FiT reverse auction for 40 MW of large-scale solar generating capacity, the first such auction undertaken in the country. The auction was highly competitive in relation to price and demonstrating low delivery risks. Proposal capital costs, particularly engineering, procurement and construction costs, as well as internal rates of return, were lower than expected. The auction process revealed limited land availability for large-scale solar developments in the ACT as well as a significant perceived sovereign risk issue. The auction process was designed to mitigate non-delivery risk by requiring proposals to be pre-qualified on the basis of delivery risk, before considering FiT pricing. The scheme is likely to be used by the ACT Government to support further large-scale renewable energy development as part of its greenhouse gas reduction strategy which is underpinned by a 90-per cent-by-2020 renewable energy target.

Greg Buckman; Jon Sibley; Richard Bourne

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A Quasi-Feed-In-Tariff policy formulation in micro-grids: A bi-level multi-period approach  

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Abstract A Quasi-Feed-In-Tariff (QFIT) policy formulation is presented for micro-grids that integrates renewable energy generation considering Policy Makers? and Generation Companies? (GENCOs) objectives assuming a bi-level multi-period formulation that integrates physical characteristics of the power-grid. The upper-level problem corresponds to the PM, whereas the lower-level decisions are made by GENCOs. We consider that some \\{GENCOs\\} are green energy producers, while others are black energy producers. Policy makers incentivize green energy producers to generate energy through the payment of optimal time-varying subsidy price. The policy maker?s main objective is to maximize an overall social welfare that includes factors such as demand surplus, energy cost, renewable energy subsidy price, and environmental standards. The lower-level problem corresponding to the \\{GENCOs\\} is based on maximizing the players? profits. The proposed QFIT policy differs from the FIT policy in the sense that the subsidy price-based contracts offered to green energy producers dynamically change over time, depending on the physical properties of the grid, demand, and energy price fluctuations. The integrated problem solves for time-varying subsidy price and equilibrium energy quantities that optimize the system welfare under different grid and system conditions.

Ahmad F. Taha; Nadim A. Hachem; Jitesh H. Panchal

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Compulsive policy-making—The evolution of the German feed-in tariff system for solar photovoltaic power  

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Abstract In recent years, policy approaches that build upon the notion of innovation systems have enjoyed increasing attention in science, technology and innovation policy. But while the usefulness of systemic thinking in policy-making has been demonstrated in a large number of empirical settings, we still lack a detailed understanding of the dynamics at play when policy makers address systemic problems. In this paper, we show how complex interdependencies and the uncertain nature of technological change shape the process of targeted policy interventions in socio-technical systems. Toward this end we analyzed the evolution of the German feed-in tariff (FIT) system for solar photovoltaic power, a highly effective and widely copied policy instrument targeted at fostering the diffusion and development of renewable energy technologies. We find that the policy has been subject to a considerable amount of changes, many of which are the result of policy makers addressing specific system issues and bottlenecks. Interestingly, however, often these issues themselves were driven by unforeseen technological developments induced by previous policy interventions. We argue that the pattern of policy serving as both a solution to and a driver of technological bottlenecks shows strong similarities with what Rosenberg (1969) called ‘compulsive sequences’ in the development of technical systems. By shedding more light on how the characteristics of socio-technical systems affect policy interventions, our framework represents a first step toward more closely integrating the literature on innovation systems with the work on policy learning.

Joern Hoppmann; Joern Huenteler; Bastien Girod

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An analysis of feed’in tariffs for solar PV in six representative countries of the European Union  

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Abstract In this paper, after a brief review on the main support policies for Photovoltaic (PV) systems in Europe, the specific situations of six representative countries (France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Spain and the U.K.) are examined, with the purpose of highlighting the main differences in the implementation of the feed’in tariff (FiT) support policies adopted for PV systems. In particular, a comparison based on the calculation of economic indexes, as the Discounted Cash Flows (DCF), the Pay-Back-Period (PBP), the Net Present Value (NPV) and the Internal Rate of Return (IRR), for different sized PV systems shows that a specific FiT can sometimes be inconvenient for the producer and that the different ways of implementing FiT support policies in the various countries can lead to significantly different results. The analysis carried out in this paper could help to assess the impact of PV energy policies in the main European markets, to make a prediction of how PV market could evolve in the selected EU member states, to gain an insight into the future of possible energy policies.

A. Campoccia; L. Dusonchet; E. Telaretti; G. Zizzo

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Preliminary Benchmarking and MCNP Simulation Results for Homeland Security  

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The purpose of this article is to create Monte Carlo N-Particle (MCNP) input stacks for benchmarked measurements sufficient for future perturbation studies and analysis. The approach was to utilize historical experimental measurements to recreate the empirical spectral results in MCNP, both qualitatively and quantitatively. Results demonstrate that perturbation analysis of benchmarked MCNP spectra can be used to obtain a better understanding of field measurement results which may be of national interest. If one or more spectral radiation measurements are made in the field and deemed of national interest, the potential source distribution, naturally occurring radioactive material shielding, and interstitial materials can only be estimated in many circumstances. The effects from these factors on the resultant spectral radiation measurements can be very confusing. If benchmarks exist which are sufficiently similar to the suspected configuration, these benchmarks can then be compared to the suspect measurements. Having these benchmarks with validated MCNP input stacks can substantially improve the predictive capability of experts supporting these efforts.

Robert Hayes

2008-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Benchmarking Building Performance & the Australian Building Greenhouse  

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Benchmarking Building Performance & the Australian Building Greenhouse Benchmarking Building Performance & the Australian Building Greenhouse Rating Scheme Speaker(s): Paul Bannister Date: August 21, 2006 - 12:00pm Location: 90-3122 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Stephen Selkowitz (Two topics): Benchmarking Building Performance: In a variety of voluntary and regulatory initiatives around the globe, including the introduction of the European Building Performance Directive, the question of how to assess the performance of commercial buildings has become a critical issue. There are presently a number of initiatives for the assessment of actual building performance internationally, including in particular US Energy Star Buildings rating tools and the Australian Building Greenhouse Rating scheme. These schemes seek to assess building energy performance on the

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System Utilization Benchmark on the Cray T3E  

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Utilization Benchmark on the Cray T3E Utilization Benchmark on the Cray T3E and IBM SP Adrian Wong, Leonid Oliker, William Kramer, Teresa Kaltz, and David Bailey National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 1 Cyclotron Rd, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA {atwong, loliker, wtkramer, tlkaltz, dhbailey}@lbl.gov Abstract. Obtaining maximum utilization of parallel systems continues to be an active area of research and development. This article outlines a new benchmark, called the Eflectiwe System Performance (ESP) test, designed to provide a utilization metric that is transferable between sys- tems and illuminate the effects of various scheduling parameters. Results with discussion are presented for the Cray T3E and IBM SP systems to- gether with insights obtained from simulation.

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Use Energy Information Services to Benchmark with ENERGY STAR  

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Energy Information Services to Energy Information Services to Benchmark with ENERGY STAR ® Tracking Building Energy Performance Tracking a building's energy performance provides a building owner or manager with critical knowledge to make improvements to the building's operations and reduce energy consumption. Energy information services offer a variety of ways to help companies obtain and organize this valuable energy information. Energy information service providers that have partnered with ENERGY STAR offer an additional tool to assess the energy performance of buildings: automated benchmarking. ENERGY STAR is the national symbol for saving the environment through energy efficiency, recognized by more than 65 percent of the American public. Automated benchmarking allows energy information service providers to provide their customers with ENERGY STAR

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INTEGRAL BENCHMARKS AVAILABLE THROUGH THE INTERNATIONAL REACTOR PHYSICS EXPERIMENT EVALUATION PROJECT AND THE INTERNATIONAL CRITICALITY SAFETY BENCHMARK EVALUATION PROJECT  

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Interest in high-quality integral benchmark data is increasing as efforts to quantify and reduce calculational uncertainties accelerate to meet the demands of next generation reactor and advanced fuel cycle concepts. The International Reactor Physics Experiment Evaluation Project (IRPhEP) and the International Criticality Safety Benchmark Evaluation Project (ICSBEP) continue to expand their efforts and broaden their scope to identify, evaluate, and provide integral benchmark data for method and data validation. Benchmark model specifications provided by these two projects are used heavily by the international reactor physics, nuclear data, and criticality safety communities. Thus far, 14 countries have contributed to the IRPhEP, and 20 have contributed to the ICSBEP. The status of the IRPhEP and ICSBEP is discussed in this paper, and the future of the two projects is outlined and discussed. Selected benchmarks that have been added to the IRPhEP and ICSBEP handbooks since PHYSOR’06 are highlighted, and the future of the two projects is discussed.

J. Blair Briggs; Lori Scott; Enrico Sartori; Yolanda Rugama

2008-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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International support for feed-in tariffs in developing countries—A review and analysis of proposed mechanisms  

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Abstract Government support in the form of so-called feed-in tariff policies (FITs), which combine long-term, fixed-price electricity purchase agreements and guaranteed grid-access, has attracted large private-sector investments in sustainable electricity generation in the industrialized world. In an effort to replicate these experiences globally, a number of international organizations, NGOs, banks and donor countries are proposing mechanisms to cover part of the cost of \\{FITs\\} in developing countries. This paper reviews these proposals for supported \\{FITs\\} and then uses a case study of Thailand’s Alternative Energy Development Plan 2013–2021 to investigate the opportunities and challenges of supporting \\{FITs\\} at a global scale. The review highlights that these proposed mechanisms foresee different roles for national governments and supporting entities, particularly in terms of who is responsible to balance fixed FIT payments with uncertain revenues and savings from carbon markets, donors and avoided fuel consumption. The case study results then show that the uncertainty about the actual cost of supported \\{FITs\\} is so significant that the responsibility to balance the FIT budget has to be considered carefully in the design of any mechanism that is to be employed at scale. To a considerable extent, the uncertainty is driven by the counterfactual analysis, i.e., by assumptions about the future savings from avoided fossil fuel consumption: for example, depending on the fossil fuel price scenario the FIT may result in a cost of USD 17bn or savings of 23bn. Unlike uncertainty about the necessary level of FIT payments, uncertainty about the avoided fossil fuel cost materializes only over the course of the policy’s lifetime, making it politically challenging. This suggests that an international support mechanism that differentiates the allocation of responsibility depending on the income-level of the recipient country is more suitable for global-scale support than a one-size-fits-all approach.

Joern Huenteler

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ENERGY STAR Building Upgrade Manual Chapter 2: Benchmarking | ENERGY STAR  

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2: Benchmarking 2: Benchmarking Secondary menu About us Press room Contact Us Portfolio Manager Login Facility owners and managers Existing buildings Commercial new construction Industrial energy management Small business Service providers Service and product providers Verify applications for ENERGY STAR certification Design commercial buildings Energy efficiency program administrators Commercial and industrial program sponsors Associations State and local governments Federal agencies Tools and resources Training In This Section Campaigns Commercial building design Communications resources Energy management guidance Financial resources Portfolio Manager Products and purchasing Recognition Research and reports Service and product provider (SPP) resources Success stories Target Finder Technical documentation

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Benchmarking and Disclosure: Lessons from Leading Cities | ENERGY STAR  

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Benchmarking and Disclosure: Lessons from Leading Cities Benchmarking and Disclosure: Lessons from Leading Cities Secondary menu About us Press room Contact Us Portfolio Manager Login Facility owners and managers Existing buildings Commercial new construction Industrial energy management Small business Service providers Service and product providers Verify applications for ENERGY STAR certification Design commercial buildings Energy efficiency program administrators Commercial and industrial program sponsors Associations State and local governments Federal agencies Tools and resources Training In This Section Campaigns Commercial building design Communications resources Energy management guidance Financial resources Portfolio Manager Products and purchasing Recognition Research and reports Service and product provider (SPP) resources

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Building Energy Use Benchmarking Guidance | ENERGY STAR Buildings & Plants  

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Use Benchmarking Guidance Use Benchmarking Guidance Secondary menu About us Press room Contact Us Portfolio Manager Login Facility owners and managers Existing buildings Commercial new construction Industrial energy management Small business Service providers Service and product providers Verify applications for ENERGY STAR certification Design commercial buildings Energy efficiency program administrators Commercial and industrial program sponsors Associations State and local governments Federal agencies Tools and resources Training In This Section Campaigns Commercial building design Communications resources Energy management guidance Financial resources Portfolio Manager Products and purchasing Recognition Research and reports Service and product provider (SPP) resources Success stories Target Finder

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2008 ULTRASONIC BENCHMARK STUDIES OF INTERFACE CURVATURE--A SUMMARY  

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In the 2008 QNDE ultrasonic benchmark session researchers from five different institutions around the world examined the influence that the curvature of a cylindrical fluid-solid interface has on the measured NDE immersion pulse-echo response of a flat-bottom hole (FBH) reflector. This was a repeat of a study conducted in the 2007 benchmark to try to determine the sources of differences seen in 2007 between model-based predictions and experiments. Here, we will summarize the results obtained in 2008 and analyze the model-based results and the experiments.

Schmerr, L. W. [Center for NDE, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011 (United States); Dept. of Aerospace Eng., Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011 (United States); Huang, R. [Center for NDE, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011 (United States); Raillon, R.; Mahaut, S.; Leymarie, N.; Lonne, S. [CEA/LIST, Saclay point courrier 120 F-91191 Gif sur Yvette Cedex France (France); Song, S.-J.; Kim, H.-J. [School of Mechanical Eng., Sungkyunkwan University, Suwon 440-746 (Korea, Republic of); Spies, M. [Fraunhofer Institute for Techno- and Economy Mathematics ITWM, 67663 Kaiserslautern (Germany); Lupien, V. [Acoustic Ideas, 27 Eaton Street, Wakefield, MA 01880 (United States)

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Two-stage air gasification of mixed plastic waste: Olivine as the bed material and effects of various additives and a nickel-plated distributor on the tar removal  

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Abstract Air gasification of mixed plastic waste was conducted in a two-stage gasifier. The effects of the combination of olivine as the fluidized bed material and activated carbon with or without other additives for tar cracking, as well as a Ni-plated distributor, the use of steam as a gasifying agent, and the calcination of olivine on the producer gas compositions and tar production, were also investigated. The maximum H2 concentration (27.3 vol%) was obtained with 900 g of activated carbon in the tar-cracking zone, and through the use of calcined olivine as the bed material. In the experiments, the maximum tar removal efficiency calculated using a base case reached 98.2%. The \\{LHVs\\} of the producer gases were in the range of 6.1–9.0 MJ/Nm3. The increase in the activated carbon amount led to an enhanced H2 production, as well as a decrease in tar production. The Ni-plated distributor was found to be effective for tar removal. In the application of dolomite in the tar-cracking zone and the use of steam as a fluidizing medium resulted in a high rate of \\{HCl\\} removal. The minimum \\{HCl\\} concentration in the producer gases was under 1 ppm.

Min-Hwan Cho; Tae-Young Mun; Young-Kon Choi; Joo-Sik Kim

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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COMMBENCH -A TELECOMMUNICATIONS BENCHMARK FOR NETWORK Tilman Wolf and Mark Franklin  

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COMMBENCH - A TELECOMMUNICATIONS BENCHMARK FOR NETWORK PROCESSORS Tilman Wolf and Mark Franklin and designing telecommunications network processors. The benchmark applications fo- cus on small of a single chip network multiprocessor. I. Introduction In recent years the telecommunications industry has

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CFB: A Call For Benchmarks -for Software Visualization Jonathan I. Maletic  

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CFB: A Call For Benchmarks - for Software Visualization Jonathan I. Maletic Department of Computer to develop this Call- For-Benchmarks in Software Visualization. We will motivate why this "CFB" may

Maletic, Jonathan I.

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A Benchmarking Platform For Network-On-Chip (NOC) Multiprocessor System-On- Chips  

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. It will provide an initial set of synthetic benchmarks for on-chip network interconnection validation along with an initial set of standardized processing cores, NOC components, and system-wide services. The benchmarks were constructed using synthetic applications...

Malave-Bonet, Javier

2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

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TSUNAMI BENCHMARK RESULTS FOR FULLY NONLINEAR BOUSSINESQ WAVE MODEL  

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TSUNAMI BENCHMARK RESULTS FOR FULLY NONLINEAR BOUSSINESQ WAVE MODEL FUNWAVE-TVD, VERSION 1 of the Boussinesq model FUNWAVE- TVD, carried out in conjunction with the National Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Program.3 Conservative form of fully nonlinear Boussinesq equations . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 2.4 Numerical schemes

Kirby, James T.

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WMAP-Compliant Benchmark Surfaces for MSSM Higgs Bosons  

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We explore `benchmark surfaces' suitable for studying the phenomenology of Higgs bosons in the minimal supersymmetric extension of the Standard Model (MSSM), which are chosen so that the supersymmetric relic density is generally compatible with the range of cold dark matter density preferred by WMAP and other observations. These benchmark surfaces are specified assuming that gaugino masses m_{1/2}, soft trilinear supersymmetry-breaking parameters A_0 and the soft supersymmetry-breaking contributions m_0 to the squark and slepton masses are universal, but not those associated with the Higgs multiplets (the NUHM framework). The benchmark surfaces may be presented as M_A-tan_beta planes with fixed or systematically varying values of the other NUHM parameters, such as m_0, m_{1/2}, A_0 and the Higgs mixing parameter mu. We discuss the prospects for probing experimentally these benchmark surfaces at the Tevatron collider, the LHC, the ILC, in B physics and in direct dark-matter detection experiments. An Appendix d...

Ellis, Jonathan Richard; Heinemeyer, S; Olive, K A; Weiglein, G

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Benchmark density functional theory calculations for nanoscale conductance  

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Benchmark density functional theory calculations for nanoscale conductance M. Strange,a I. S. The transmission functions are calculated using two different density functional theory methods, namely state density functional theory DFT . The resulting NEGF- DFT formalism provides a numerically efficient

Thygesen, Kristian

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Life Cycle Assessment Practices: Benchmarking Selected European Automobile Manufacturers  

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Life Cycle Assessment Practices: Benchmarking Selected European Automobile Manufacturers Jean in the automobile industry where vehicle manufacturers (OEMs) are launching several new or re- vamped models each year. The automobile industry is therefore a very emblematic sector for best practices of LCA

Boyer, Edmond

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The HPC Challenge (HPCC) Benchmark Suite Piotr Luszczek, David Bailey,  

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Focus Areas Analysis & Analysis & Assessment Assessment Performance Characterization & Prediction System" · We avoid "composite" benchmarks ­ Perform trend analysis · HPCC can be used to show complicated S12 1:30-5:00 #12;Acknowledgements · This work was supported in part by the Defense Advanced

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POTENTIAL BENCHMARKS FOR ACTINIDE PRODUCTION IN HANFORD REACTORS  

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A significant experimental program was conducted in the early Hanford reactors to understand the reactor production of actinides. These experiments were conducted with sufficient rigor, in some cases, to provide useful information that can be utilized today in development of benchmark experiments that may be used for the validation of present computer codes for the production of these actinides in low enriched uranium fuel.

PUIGH RJ; TOFFER H

2011-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

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RENOIR -A Benchmark Dataset for Real Noise Reduction Evaluation  

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1 RENOIR - A Benchmark Dataset for Real Noise Reduction Evaluation Josue Anaya, Adrian Barbu Abstract--In this paper we introduce a dataset of uncom- pressed color images taken with three digital and in intensity. The dataset contains over 100 scenes and more than 400 images, including both RAW formatted

Barbu, Adrian

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Optimized Control Structure for a Wastewater Treatment Benchmark  

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Optimized Control Structure for a Wastewater Treatment Benchmark Michela Mulas , Antonio Carlos wastewater treat- ment, give rise to both technical and economical challenges since most of the existing structure design the efficiency of a wastewater treatment plant can be improved, minimizing operational

Skogestad, Sigurd

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Department of Energy Commercial Building Benchmarks (New Construction): Energy Use Intensities, May 5, 2009  

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This file contains the energy use intensities (EUIs) for the benchmark building files by building type and climate zone.

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Benchmark Data Through The International Reactor Physics Experiment Evaluation Project (IRPHEP)  

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The International Reactor Physics Experiments Evaluation Project (IRPhEP) was initiated by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Nuclear Energy Agency’s (NEA) Nuclear Science Committee (NSC) in June of 2002. The IRPhEP focus is on the derivation of internationally peer reviewed benchmark models for several types of integral measurements, in addition to the critical configuration. While the benchmarks produced by the IRPhEP are of primary interest to the Reactor Physics Community, many of the benchmarks can be of significant value to the Criticality Safety and Nuclear Data Communities. Benchmarks that support the Next Generation Nuclear Plant (NGNP), for example, also support fuel manufacture, handling, transportation, and storage activities and could challenge current analytical methods. The IRPhEP is patterned after the International Criticality Safety Benchmark Evaluation Project (ICSBEP) and is closely coordinated with the ICSBEP. This paper highlights the benchmarks that are currently being prepared by the IRPhEP that are also of interest to the Criticality Safety Community. The different types of measurements and associated benchmarks that can be expected in the first publication and beyond are described. The protocol for inclusion of IRPhEP benchmarks as ICSBEP benchmarks and for inclusion of ICSBEP benchmarks as IRPhEP benchmarks is detailed. The format for IRPhEP benchmark evaluations is described as an extension of the ICSBEP format. Benchmarks produced by the IRPhEP add new dimension to criticality safety benchmarking efforts and expand the collection of available integral benchmarks for nuclear data testing. The first publication of the "International Handbook of Evaluated Reactor Physics Benchmark Experiments" is scheduled for January of 2006.

J. Blair Briggs; Dr. Enrico Sartori

2005-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Benchmarking DAML+OIL Repositories Yuanbo Guo, Jeff Heflin, and Zhengxiang Pan  

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Benchmarking DAML+OIL Repositories Yuanbo Guo, Jeff Heflin, and Zhengxiang Pan Department, heflin, zhp2}@cse.lehigh.edu Abstract. We present a benchmark that facilitates the evaluation of DAML+OIL repositories in a standard and systematic way. This benchmark is intended to evaluate the performance of DAML+OIL

Heflin, Jeff

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Energy Tips: Benchmark the Fuel Cost of Steam Generation  

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Type (sales unit) Type (sales unit) Energy Content Combustion (Btu/sales unit) Efficiency (%) Natural Gas (therm) 100,000 81.7 Natural Gas (cubic foot) 1,030 81.7 Distillate/No. 2 Oil (gallon) 138,700 84.6 Residual/No. 6 Oil (gallon) 149,700 86.1 Coal (ton) 27,000,000 87.6 Benchmark the Fuel Cost of Steam Generation Benchmarking the fuel cost of steam generation ($/1000 lbs of steam) is an effective way to assess the efficiency of your steam system. This cost is dependent upon fuel type, unit fuel cost, boiler efficiency, feedwater temperature, and steam pressure. This calculation provides a good first approximation for the cost of generating steam and serves as a tracking device to allow for boiler performance monitoring. Table 1 shows the heat input required to produce one pound of saturated

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Benchmarking and Performance Based Rating System for Commercial Buildings  

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Benchmarking and Performance Based Rating System for Commercial Buildings Benchmarking and Performance Based Rating System for Commercial Buildings in India Speaker(s): Saket Sarraf Date: May 4, 2012 - 12:00pm Location: 90-3122 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Girish Ghatikar The Indian building sector has witnessed huge surge in interest in energy performance in the last decade. The 'intention' based codes like the national Energy Conservation Building Code (ECBC) and green building rating systems such as Leadership in Energy and Environment Design (LEED-India) and Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment (GRIHA) have been the prime mechanisms to design and assess energy efficient buildings. However, they do not rate the 'achieved' energy performance of buildings over time or reward their performance through a continuous evaluation process.

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PEBBLES Simulation of Static Friction and New Static Friction Benchmark  

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Pebble bed reactors contain large numbers of spherical fuel elements arranged randomly. Determining the motion and location of these fuel elements is required for calculating certain parameters of pebble bed reactor operation. This paper documents the PEBBLES static friction model. This model uses a three dimensional differential static friction approximation extended from the two dimensional Cundall and Strack model. The derivation of determining the rotational transformation of pebble to pebble static friction force is provided. A new implementation for a differential rotation method for pebble to container static friction force has been created. Previous published methods are insufficient for pebble bed reactor geometries. A new analytical static friction benchmark is documented that can be used to verify key static friction simulation parameters. This benchmark is based on determining the exact pebble to pebble and pebble to container static friction coefficients required to maintain a stable five sphere pyramid.

Joshua J. Cogliati; Abderrafi M. Ougouag

2010-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The benchmark of gutzwiller density functional theory in hydrogen systems  

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We propose an approximate form of the exchange-correlation energy functional for the Gutzwiller density functional theory. It satisfies certain physical constraints in both weak and strong electron correlation limits. We benchmark the Gutzwiller density functional approximation in the hydrogen systems, where the static correlation error is shown to be negligible. The good transferability is demonstrated by applications to the hydrogen molecule and some crystal structures.

Yao, Y.; Wang, Cai-Zhuang; Ho, Kai-Ming

2012-02-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Department of Defense Benchmarks VPP in Visit to Hanford  

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Representatives of the Department of Defense's (DoD's) Voluntary Protection Program Center of Excellence (VPP-CX) are working to meet a safety and health goal established by Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld to reduce injuries at DoD sites nationwide. In order to accomplish this goal, DoD visited the Department of Energy's (DOE's) Hanford Site in southeast Washington State on December 12, 2005, to learn about its exemplary safety programs and benchmark the site's VPP effort.

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Terry Sharp, P.E. Building Performance Benchmarking  

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source energy use in trillion Btu) R2 = 0.7816 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 0 5 10 15 20 25 Gross Square Feet (millionsTerry Sharp, P.E. Building Performance Benchmarking 3rd U.S. Army Energy Workshop January 25-26, 2007 EPA Energy Star Program and Energy Data Normalization Oak Ridge National Laboratory #12;Why You

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Benchmarking and performance improvement at Rocky Flats Technology Site  

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The Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site has initiated a major work process improvement campaign using the tools of formalized benchmarking and streamlining. This paper provides insights into some of the process improvement activities performed at Rocky Flats from November 1995 through December 1996. It reviews the background, motivation, methodology, results, and lessons learned from this ongoing effort. The paper also presents important gains realized through process analysis and improvement including significant cost savings, productivity improvements, and an enhanced understanding of site work processes.

Elliott, C. [Kaiser-Hill Co., (United States); Doyle, G. [EG and G Rocky Flats, Inc., Golden, CO (United States); Featherman, W.L. [Project Performance Corp. (United States)

1997-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Pianola: A script-based I/O benchmark  

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Script-based I/O benchmarks record the I/O behavior of applications by using an instrumentation library to trace I/O events and their timing. A replay engine can then reproduce these events from the script in the absence of the original application. This type of benchmark reproduces real-world I/O workloads without the need to distribute, build, or run complex applications. However, faithfully recreating the I/O behavior of the original application requires careful design in both the instrumentation library and the replay engine. This paper presents the Pianola script-based benchmarking system, which includes an accurate and unobtrusive instrumentation system and a simple-to-use replay engine, along with some additional utility programs to manage the creation and replay of scripts. We show that for some sample applications, Pianola reproduces the qualitative features of the I/O behavior. Moreover, the overall replay time and the cumulative read and write times are usually within 10% of the values measured for the original applications.

May, J

2008-09-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Benchmarking and Self-Assessment in the Wine Industry  

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Not all industrial facilities have the staff or theopportunity to perform a detailed audit of their operations. The lack ofknowledge of energy efficiency opportunities provides an importantbarrier to improving efficiency. Benchmarking programs in the U.S. andabroad have shown to improve knowledge of the energy performance ofindustrial facilities and buildings and to fuel energy managementpractices. Benchmarking provides a fair way to compare the energyintensity of plants, while accounting for structural differences (e.g.,the mix of products produced, climate conditions) between differentfacilities. In California, the winemaking industry is not only one of theeconomic pillars of the economy; it is also a large energy consumer, witha considerable potential for energy-efficiency improvement. LawrenceBerkeley National Laboratory and Fetzer Vineyards developed the firstbenchmarking tool for the California wine industry called "BEST(Benchmarking and Energy and water Savings Tool) Winery". BEST Wineryenables a winery to compare its energy efficiency to a best practicereference winery. Besides overall performance, the tool enables the userto evaluate the impact of implementing efficiency measures. The toolfacilitates strategic planning of efficiency measures, based on theestimated impact of the measures, their costs and savings. The tool willraise awareness of current energy intensities and offer an efficient wayto evaluate the impact of future efficiency measures.

Galitsky, Christina; Radspieler, Anthony; Worrell, Ernst; Healy,Patrick; Zechiel, Susanne

2005-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance Evaluation and Benchmarking of Next Intelligent Systems  

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Performance Evaluation and Benchmarking of Intelligent Systems presents research dedicated to the subject of performance evaluation and benchmarking of intelligent systems by drawing from the experiences and insights of leading experts gained both through theoretical development and practical implementation of intelligent systems in a variety of diverse application domains. This contributed volume offers a detailed and coherent picture of state-of-the-art, recent developments, and further research areas in intelligent systems. The chapters cover a broad range of applications, such as assistive robotics, planetary surveying, urban search and rescue, and line tracking for automotive assembly. Subsystems or components described in this book include human-robot interaction, multi-robot coordination, communications, perception, and mapping. Chapters are also devoted to simulation support and open source software for cognitive platforms, providing examples of the type of enabling underlying technologies that can help intelligent systems to propagate and increase in capabilities. Performance Evaluation and Benchmarking of Intelligent Systems serves as a professional reference for researchers and practitioners in the field. This book is also applicable to advanced courses for graduate level students and robotics professionals in a wide range of engineering and related disciplines including computer science, automotive, healthcare, manufacturing, and service robotics.

del Pobil, Angel [Jaume-I University; Madhavan, Raj [ORNL; Bonsignorio, Fabio [Heron Robots, Italy

2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Criticality Benchmark Analysis of the HTTR Annular Startup Core Configurations  

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One of the high priority benchmarking activities for corroborating the Next Generation Nuclear Plant (NGNP) Project and Very High Temperature Reactor (VHTR) Program is evaluation of Japan's existing High Temperature Engineering Test Reactor (HTTR). The HTTR is a 30 MWt engineering test reactor utilizing graphite moderation, helium coolant, and prismatic TRISO fuel. A large amount of critical reactor physics data is available for validation efforts of High Temperature Gas-cooled Reactors (HTGRs). Previous international reactor physics benchmarking activities provided a collation of mixed results that inaccurately predicted actual experimental performance.1 Reevaluations were performed by the Japanese to reduce the discrepancy between actual and computationally-determined critical configurations.2-3 Current efforts at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) involve development of reactor physics benchmark models in conjunction with the International Reactor Physics Experiment Evaluation Project (IRPhEP) for use with verification and validation methods in the VHTR Program. Annular cores demonstrate inherent safety characteristics that are of interest in developing future HTGRs.

John D. Bess

2009-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluating the cost-effectiveness of DR programs/tariffs: Questions for Pacific Northwest utilities o Conceptually, do you distinguish among different types of DR resources in your resource  

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Northwest utilities o Conceptually, do you distinguish among different types of DR resources in your of analytic process does your utility use to select DR programs/pricing tariffs (e.g., screening analysis vs. resource portfolio planning)? o In valuing the potential benefits of DR programs, how does your utility

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Green ergonomics and green economics: the effect of feed-in tariff schemes on user behaviours and attitudes towards energy consumption  

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On 1 April 2010 the UK government introduced 'feed-in tariff' (FIT) legislation to provide incentives for small-scale renewable energy generation, particularly by residential home-owners. This paper investigates the existing knowledge base to consider if living in a property with on-site renewable energy generation may affect user attitudes and behaviours. This knowledge is interpreted from an ergonomics/human factors perspective whilst also addressing underlying economic issues. Suggestions are made as to what effects FIT schemes may have on public attitudes and where further research efforts should be focused. A key finding is that FIT schemes are likely to result in a shift in public behaviour, particularly towards reduced energy consumption but only if initiatives address fundamental issues of green ergonomics and green economics.

Robin Winslow Morris; Alex W. Stedmon; Alyson Langley

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Where the wind blows: Assessing the effect of fixed and premium based feed-in tariffs on the spatial diversification of wind turbines  

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Abstract Feed-in tariffs (FIT) are among the most important policy instruments to promote renewable electricity production. The fixed-price FIT (FFIT), which guarantee a fixed price for every unit of produced electricity and the premium based FIT (PFIT), which pay a premium on top of the market price are commonly implemented in the EU. Costs for balancing intermittent electricity production may be significantly higher with FFIT than with PFIT, and FFIT do not provide any incentive to produce electricity when marginal production costs are high. In contrast, PFIT do provide strong incentives to better match renewable power output with marginal production costs in the system. The purpose of this article is to assess the effects of the two tariff schemes on the choice of wind turbine locations. In an analytical model, we show that both the covariance between wind power supply and demand as well as between the different wind power locations matter for investors in a PFIT scheme. High covariance with other intermittent producers causes a decrease in market prices and consequently in revenues for wind power investors. They are therefore incentivized to diversify the locations of wind turbines to decrease the covariance between different wind power production locations. In an empirical optimization model, we analyze the effects of these two different schemes in a policy experiment for Austria. The numerical results show that under a PFIT scheme, (1) spatial diversification is incentivized, (2) the covariance of wind power production with marginal electricity production costs increases, and (3) the variances of the wind power output and of residual load decrease if wind power deployment attains 10% of total national electricity consumption.

J. Schmidt; G. Lehecka; V. Gass; E. Schmid

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Integral Benchmark Data for Nuclear Data Testing Through the ICSBEP & IRPhEP  

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The status of the International Criticality Safety Benchmark Evaluation Project (ICSBEP) and International Reactor Physics Experiment Evaluation Project (IRPhEP) was last discussed directly with the nuclear data community at ND2007. Since ND2007, integral benchmark data that are available for nuclear data testing have increased significantly. The status of the ICSBEP and the IRPhEP is discussed and selected benchmark configurations that have been added to the ICSBEP and IRPhEP Handbooks since ND2007 are highlighted.

J. Blair Briggs; John D. Bess; Jim Gulliford; Ian Hill

2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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CASMO-3/SIMULATE-3 benchmarking against Vermont Yankee  

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The cross-section generation code CASMO-3 and the advanced nodal code SIMULATE-3 are used to model Vermont Yankee (VY) cycles 9 through 13. Vermont Yankee is a small, high-power density boiling water reactor (BWR)-3 reactor. Cycles 9 through 13 were chosen for benchmarking because they have high-enrichment cores and use gamma-sensing traversing in-core probes (TIPs). To judge the merit of the new CASMO-3/SIMULATE-3 model, the results are compared to the old CASMO-2/SIMULATE-2 model. The figures of merit are consistent hot and cold eigenvalues near 1.0 and accurate reproduction of the plant TIP readings.

Hubbard, B.Y.; Morin, D.J.; Pappas, J.; Potter, R.C.; Woehlke, R.A. (Yankee Atomic Electric Co., Bolton, MA (USA))

1989-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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239Pu Resonance Evaluation for Thermal Benchmark System Calculations  

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Analyses of thermal plutonium solution critical benchmark systems have indicated a deciency in the 239Pu resonance evaluation. To investigate possible solutions to this issue, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) Working Party for Evaluation Cooperation (WPEC) established Subgroup 34 to focus on the reevaluation of the 239Pu resolved resonance parameters. In addition, the impacts of the prompt neutron multiplication (nubar) and the prompt neutron ssion spectrum (PFNS) have been investigated. The objective of this paper is to present the results of the 239Pu resolved resonance evaluation eort.

Leal, Luiz C [ORNL] [ORNL; Noguere, G [French Atomic Energy Commission (CEA), Cadarache, St. Paul lez Durance] [French Atomic Energy Commission (CEA), Cadarache, St. Paul lez Durance; De Saint Jean, C [French Atomic Energy Commission (CEA), Cadarache, St. Paul lez Durance] [French Atomic Energy Commission (CEA), Cadarache, St. Paul lez Durance; Kahler, A. [Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL)] [Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL)

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Benchmark enclosure fire suppression experiments - phase 1 test report.  

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A series of fire benchmark water suppression tests were performed that may provide guidance for dispersal systems for the protection of high value assets. The test results provide boundary and temporal data necessary for water spray suppression model development and validation. A review of fire suppression in presented for both gaseous suppression and water mist fire suppression. The experimental setup and procedure for gathering water suppression performance data are shown. Characteristics of the nozzles used in the testing are presented. Results of the experiments are discussed.

Figueroa, Victor G.; Nichols, Robert Thomas; Blanchat, Thomas K.

2007-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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CFD validation in OECD/NEA t-junction benchmark.  

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When streams of rapidly moving flow merge in a T-junction, the potential arises for large oscillations at the scale of the diameter, D, with a period scaling as O(D/U), where U is the characteristic flow velocity. If the streams are of different temperatures, the oscillations result in experimental fluctuations (thermal striping) at the pipe wall in the outlet branch that can accelerate thermal-mechanical fatigue and ultimately cause pipe failure. The importance of this phenomenon has prompted the nuclear energy modeling and simulation community to establish a benchmark to test the ability of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) codes to predict thermal striping. The benchmark is based on thermal and velocity data measured in an experiment designed specifically for this purpose. Thermal striping is intrinsically unsteady and hence not accessible to steady state simulation approaches such as steady state Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes (RANS) models.1 Consequently, one must consider either unsteady RANS or large eddy simulation (LES). This report compares the results for three LES codes: Nek5000, developed at Argonne National Laboratory (USA), and Cabaret and Conv3D, developed at the Moscow Institute of Nuclear Energy Safety at (IBRAE) in Russia. Nek5000 is based on the spectral element method (SEM), which is a high-order weighted residual technique that combines the geometric flexibility of the finite element method (FEM) with the tensor-product efficiencies of spectral methods. Cabaret is a 'compact accurately boundary-adjusting high-resolution technique' for fluid dynamics simulation. The method is second-order accurate on nonuniform grids in space and time, and has a small dispersion error and computational stencil defined within one space-time cell. The scheme is equipped with a conservative nonlinear correction procedure based on the maximum principle. CONV3D is based on the immersed boundary method and is validated on a wide set of the experimental and benchmark data. The numerical scheme has a very small scheme diffusion and is the second and the first order accurate in space and time, correspondingly. We compare and contrast simulation results for three computational fluid dynamics codes CABARET, Conv3D, and Nek5000 for the T-junction thermal striping problem that was the focus of a recent OECD/NEA blind benchmark. The corresponding codes utilize finite-difference implicit large eddy simulation (ILES), finite-volume LES on fully staggered grids, and an LES spectral element method (SEM), respectively. The simulations results are in a good agreement with experimenatl data. We present results from a study of sensitivity to computational mesh and time integration interval, and discuss the next steps in the simulation of this problem.

Obabko, A. V.; Fischer, P. F.; Tautges, T. J.; Karabasov, S.; Goloviznin, V. M.; Zaytsev, M. A.; Chudanov, V. V.; Pervichko, V. A.; Aksenova, A. E. (Mathematics and Computer Science); (Cambridge Univ.); (Moscow Institute of Nuclar Energy Safety)

2011-08-23T23:59:59.000Z

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of advanced communication architectures for Summary: for a deeper point analysis. Micro-benchmarks should cover a number of different aspects which are outlined... been...

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Energy-Efficiency Technologies and Benchmarking the Energy Intensity for the Textile Industry  

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Energy-Efficiency Technologies and Benchmarking the EnergyEnvironmental Energy Technologies Division Lawrence BerkeleyIsfahan University of Technology Mohamad Abdolrazaghi,

Hasanbeigi, Ali

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of - Computing Laboratory Collection: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences 40 CFB: A Call For Benchmarks -for Software Visualization Jonathan I. Maletic Summary: argues...

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Villanova University Collection: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences 35 CFB: A Call For Benchmarks -for Software Visualization Jonathan I. Maletic Summary: CFB: A...

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Review of California and National Methods for Energy PerformanceBenchmarking of Commercial Buildings  

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This benchmarking review has been developed to support benchmarking planning and tool development under discussion by the California Energy Commission (CEC), Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) and others in response to the Governor's Executive Order S-20-04 (2004). The Executive Order sets a goal of benchmarking and improving the energy efficiency of California's existing commercial building stock. The Executive Order requires the CEC to propose ''a simple building efficiency benchmarking system for all commercial buildings in the state''. This report summarizes and compares two currently available commercial building energy-benchmarking tools. One tool is the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Energy Star National Energy Performance Rating System, which is a national regression-based benchmarking model (referred to in this report as Energy Star). The second is Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory's Cal-Arch, which is a California-based distributional model (referred to as Cal-Arch). Prior to the time Cal-Arch was developed in 2002, there were several other benchmarking tools available to California consumers but none that were based solely on California data. The Energy Star and Cal-Arch benchmarking tools both provide California with unique and useful methods to benchmark the energy performance of California's buildings. Rather than determine which model is ''better'', the purpose of this report is to understand and compare the underlying data, information systems, assumptions, and outcomes of each model.

Matson, Nance E.; Piette, Mary Ann

2005-09-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Guideline for benchmarking thermal treatment systems for low-level mixed waste  

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A process for benchmarking low-level mixed waste (LLMW) treatment technologies has been developed. When used in conjunction with the identification and preparation of surrogate waste mixtures, and with defined quality assurance and quality control procedures, the benchmarking process will effectively streamline the selection of treatment technologies being considered by the US Department of Energy (DOE) for LLMW cleanup and management. Following the quantitative template provided in the benchmarking process will greatly increase the technical information available for the decision-making process. The additional technical information will remove a large part of the uncertainty in the selection of treatment technologies. It is anticipated that the use of the benchmarking process will minimize technology development costs and overall treatment costs. In addition, the benchmarking process will enhance development of the most promising LLMW treatment processes and aid in transferring the technology to the private sector. To instill inherent quality, the benchmarking process is based on defined criteria and a structured evaluation format, which are independent of any specific conventional treatment or emerging process technology. Five categories of benchmarking criteria have been developed for the evaluation: operation/design; personnel health and safety; economics; product quality; and environmental quality. This benchmarking document gives specific guidance on what information should be included and how it should be presented. A standard format for reporting is included in Appendix A and B of this document. Special considerations for LLMW are presented and included in each of the benchmarking categories.

Hoffman, D.P.; Gibson, L.V. Jr.; Hermes, W.H. [Martin Marietta Energy Systems, Inc., Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Bastian, R.E. [Focus Environmental, Inc., Knoxville, TN (United States); Davis, W.T. [Tennessee Univ., Knoxville, TN (United States)

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy-Efficiency Technologies and Benchmarking the Energy Intensity for the Textile Industry  

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Benchmarking the Energy Intensity for the Textile Industryand Comparing the Energy Intensity in the Textile Industrywere visited. The energy intensity of each plant was

Hasanbeigi, Ali

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Performance Benchmarking and Disclosure Policies for Public and Commercial Buildings  

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This presentation is part of the SEE Action Series and provides information on Energy Performance Benchmarking and Disclosure Policies for Public and Commercial Buildings

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Criticality Benchmark Analysis of Water-Reflected Uranium Oxyfluoride Slabs  

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A series of twelve experiments were conducted in the mid 1950's at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory Critical Experiments Facility to determine the critical conditions of a semi-infinite water-reflected slab of aqueous uranium oxyfluoride (UO2F2). A different slab thickness was used for each experiment. Results from the twelve experiment recorded in the laboratory notebook were published in Reference 1. Seven of the twelve experiments were determined to be acceptable benchmark experiments for the inclusion in the International Handbook of Evaluated Criticality Safety Benchmark Experiments. This evaluation will not only be available to handbook users for the validation of computer codes and integral cross-section data, but also for the reevaluation of experimental data used in the ANSI/ANS-8.1 standard. This evaluation is important as part of the technical basis of the subcritical slab limits in ANSI/ANS-8.1. The original publication of the experimental results was used for the determination of bias and bias uncertainties for subcritical slab limits, as documented by Hugh Clark's paper 'Subcritical Limits for Uranium-235 Systems'.

Margaret A. Marshall; John D. Bess

2009-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Benchmarking of Graphite Reflected Critical Assemblies of UO2  

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A series of experiments were carried out in 1963 at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory Critical Experiments Facility (ORCEF) for use in space reactor research programs. A core containing 93.2% enriched UO2 fuel rods was used in these experiments. The first part of the experimental series consisted of 253 tightly-packed fuel rods (1.27 cm triangular pitch) with graphite reflectors [1], the second part used 253 graphite-reflected fuel rods organized in a 1.506 cm triangular pitch [2], and the final part of the experimental series consisted of 253 beryllium-reflected fuel rods with a 1.506 cm triangular pitch. [3] Fission rate distribution and cadmium ratio measurements were taken for all three parts of the experimental series. Reactivity coefficient measurements were taken for various materials placed in the beryllium reflected core. The first part of this experimental series has been evaluated for inclusion in the International Reactor Physics Experiment Evaluation Project (IRPhEP) [4] and the International Criticality Safety Benchmark Evaluation Project (ICSBEP) Handbooks, [5] and is discussed below. These experiments are of interest as benchmarks because they support the validation of compact reactor designs with similar characteristics to the design parameters for a space nuclear fission surface power systems. [6

Margaret A. Marshall; John D. Bess

2011-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Network-on-Chip Micro-Benchmarks Zhonghai Lu *, Axel Jantsch *, Erno Salminen and Cristian Grecu  

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Network-on-Chip Micro-Benchmarks Zhonghai Lu *, Axel Jantsch *, Erno Salminen and Cristian Grecu Columbia, Canada Abstract The rapid development of Network-on-Chip (NoC) calls for a systematic approachC architecture, a comprehensive set of synthetic workloads as micro-benchmarks, workload scenarios and evaluation

Jantsch, Axel

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An Object Oriented Framework For Database Benchmarking Based On The Open Source Database  

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the throughput of DBMSs against each other on the same operating systems, and compare the same DBMS's throughput on different operating systems. A benchmark is one scientific way to achieve such results. The Open Source Benchmark (OSDB) project for the Oracle database management system. Second, we have developed

Wagner, Paul J.

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IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON NANOTECHNOLOGY, VOL. 4, NO. 2, MARCH 2005 153 Benchmarking Nanotechnology for  

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IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON NANOTECHNOLOGY, VOL. 4, NO. 2, MARCH 2005 153 Benchmarking Nanotechnology Radosavljevic Abstract--Recently there has been tremendous progress made in the research of novel nanotechnology believe that benchmarking is a key element in accelerating the progress of nanotechnology research

Yener, Aylin

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INTEGRAL BENCHMARK DATA FOR NUCLEAR DATA TESTING THROUGH THE ICSBEP AND THE NEWLY ORGANIZED IRPHEP  

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The status of the International Criticality Safety Benchmark Evaluation Project (ICSBEP) was last reported in a nuclear data conference at the International Conference on Nuclear Data for Science and Technology, ND-2004, in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Since that time the number and type of integral benchmarks have increased significantly. Included in the ICSBEP Handbook are criticality-alarm / shielding and fundamental physic benchmarks in addition to the traditional critical / subcritical benchmark data. Since ND 2004, a reactor physics counterpart to the ICSBEP, the International Reactor Physics Experiment Evaluation Project (IRPhEP) was initiated. The IRPhEP is patterned after the ICSBEP, but focuses on other integral measurements, such as buckling, spectral characteristics, reactivity effects, reactivity coefficients, kinetics measurements, reaction-rate and power distributions, nuclide compositions, and other miscellaneous-type measurements in addition to the critical configuration. The status of these two projects is discussed and selected benchmarks highlighted in this paper.

J. Blair Briggs; Lori Scott; Yolanda Rugama; Enrico Satori

2007-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE Solar Decathlon: California Polytechnic State University: Benchmarking  

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Cal Poly solar-powered house on the National Mall for Solar Decathlon 2005. Cal Poly solar-powered house on the National Mall for Solar Decathlon 2005. Enlarge image The exterior of Cal Poly's house features a large deck and overhang that shades the south-facing windows and doors. (Credit: Chris Gunn/U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon) Who: California Polytechnic State University What: Solar Cal Poly Where: California Polytechnic State University 1 Grand Ave. San Luis Obispo, CA 93407 Map This House Public tours: Contact the Cal Poly Renewable Energy Club at 224-805-7999 for tour information. Solar Decathlon 2005 California Polytechnic State University: Benchmarking Solar Performance The solar-powered house designed by California Polytechnic State University returned to San Luis Obispo after placing third overall in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2005. It was reconstructed on campus

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Fuel Cell Systems Sensors Air Management Benchmarking Modeling  

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Systems Systems F u e l P r o c e s s o r Sensors Air Management Benchmarking Modeling Patrick Davis Patrick Davis Targets and Status 50 kWe (net) Integrated Fuel Cell Power System 5000 2000 1000 Hours Durability 45 125 275 $/kW Cost (including H2 storage) 650 500 400 W/L Power density (w/o H2 stor) Operating on direct hydrogen 5000 2000 1000 Hours Durability 45 125 325 $/kW Cost 325 250 140 W/L Power density Operating on Tier 2 gasoline containing 30 ppm sulfur, average 2010 2005 2003 status Units Characteristics Projects Fuel Cell Power Systems Analysis ANL NREL TIAX Directed Technologies, Inc. TIAX TIAX * Fuel Cell Systems Analysis * Fuel Cell Vehicle Systems Analysis * Cost Analyses of Fuel Cell Stacks/ Systems * DFMA Cost Estimates of Fuel Cell/ Reformer Systems at Low, Medium, & High Production Rates * Assessment of Fuel Cell Auxiliary

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NETL: News Release - GE Sets Benchmarks for Fuel Cell Performance  

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August 8, 2005 August 8, 2005 GE Sets Benchmarks for Fuel Cell Performance Achievements Move Efficient, Clean SOFC Technology Closer to Mainstream Energy Markets TORRANCE, CA - In the race to speed solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) technology out of niche markets and into widespread commercial use, GE Hybrid Power Generation Systems has kicked fuel cell performance into high gear. Recent advancements have dramatically improved baseline cell performance and accelerate GE's prospects for achieving the system efficiency and cost objectives of DOE's Solid State Energy Alliance (SECA) program. Packing more power into smaller volumes is one of the breakthroughs needed to reduce the cost and expand the use of efficient, environmentally friendly fuel cells. But increasing power density isn't the only goal; as power density increases, fuel cells must continue to efficiently and reliably convert fuel to electric power.

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Benchmarking ICRF Full-wave Solvers for ITER  

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Abstract Benchmarking of full-wave solvers for ICRF simulations is performed using plasma profiles and equilibria obtained from integrated self-consistent modeling predictions of four ITER plasmas. One is for a high performance baseline (5.3 T, 15 MA) DT H-mode. The others are for half-field, half-current plasmas of interest for the pre-activation phase with bulk plasma ion species being either hydrogen or He4. The predicted profiles are used by six full-wave solver groups to simulate the ICRF electromagnetic fields and heating, and by three of these groups to simulate the current-drive. Approximate agreement is achieved for the predicted heating power for the DT and He4 cases. Factor of two disagreements are found for the cases with second harmonic He3 heating in bulk H cases. Approximate agreement is achieved simulating the ICRF current drive.

R. V. Budny, L. Berry, R. Bilato, P. Bonoli, M. Brambilla, R. J. Dumont, A. Fukuyama, R. Harvey, E. F. Jaeger, K. Indireshkumar, E. Lerche, D. McCune, C. K. Phillips, V. Vdovin, J. Wright, and members of the ITPA-IOS

2011-01-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Fissile sample worths in the Uranium/Iron Benchmark  

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One of the long-standing problems from LMFBR critical experiments is the central worth discrepancy, the consistent overprediction of the reactivity associated with introducing a small material sample near the center of an assembly. Reactivity (sample worth) experiments in ZPR-9, assembly 34, the Uranium/Iron Benchmark (U/Fe), were aimed at investigating this discrepancy. U/Fe had a large, single-region core whose neutronics was governed almost entirely by /sup 235/U and iron. The essentially one-dimensional plate unit cell had one 1.6 mm-wide column of 93% enriched uranium (U(93)) near the center, imbedded in about 50 mm of iron and stainless steel. The neutron spectrum was roughly comparable to that of an LMFBR, but the adjoint spectrum was much flatter than an LMFBR's. The worths of four different fissile materials were measured and the worth of U(93) was measured using several different experimental techniques.

Schaefer, R.W.; Bucher, R.G.

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Benchmarking transportation logistics practices for effective system planning  

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This paper presents preliminary findings of an Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management (OCRWM) benchmarking project to identify best practices for logistics enterprises. The results will help OCRWM's Office of Logistics Management (OLM) design and implement a system to move spent nuclear fuel (SNF) and high-level radioactive waste (HLW) to the Yucca Mountain repository for disposal when that facility is licensed and built. This report suggests topics for additional study. The project team looked at three Federal radioactive material logistics operations that are widely viewed to be successful: (1) the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) in Carlsbad, New Mexico; (2) the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program (NNPP); and (3) domestic and foreign research reactor (FRR) SNF acceptance programs. (authors)

Thrower, A.W. [Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management, U.S. Dept. of Energy, Washington, DC (United States); Dravo, A.N. [Booz Allen Hamilton, Washington, DC (United States); Keister, M. [Idaho National Laboratory, ID (United States)

2007-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Workshops and problems for benchmarking eddy current codes  

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A series of six workshops was held in 1986 and 1987 to compare eddy current codes, using six benchmark problems. The problems included transient and steady-state ac magnetic fields, close and far boundary conditions, magnetic and non-magnetic materials. All the problems were based either on experiments or on geometries that can be solved analytically. The workshops and solutions to the problems are described. Results show that many different methods and formulations give satisfactory solutions, and that in many cases reduced dimensionality or coarse discretization can give acceptable results while reducing the computer time required. A second two-year series of TEAM (Testing Electromagnetic Analysis Methods) workshops, using six more problems, is underway. 12 refs., 15 figs., 4 tabs.

Turner, L.R.; Davey, K.; Ida, N.; Rodger, D.; Kameari, A.; Bossavit, A.; Emson, C.R.I.

1988-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental Criticality Benchmarks for SNAP 10A/2 Reactor Cores  

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This report describes computational benchmark models for nuclear criticality derived from descriptions of the Systems for Nuclear Auxiliary Power (SNAP) Critical Assembly (SCA)-4B experimental criticality program conducted by Atomics International during the early 1960's. The selected experimental configurations consist of fueled SNAP 10A/2-type reactor cores subject to varied conditions of water immersion and reflection under experimental control to measure neutron multiplication. SNAP 10A/2-type reactor cores are compact volumes fueled and moderated with the hydride of highly enriched uranium-zirconium alloy. Specifications for the materials and geometry needed to describe a given experimental configuration for a model using MCNP5 are provided. The material and geometry specifications are adequate to permit user development of input for alternative nuclear safety codes, such as KENO. A total of 73 distinct experimental configurations are described.

Krass, A.W.

2005-12-19T23:59:59.000Z

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NERSC-6 Workload Analysis and Benchmark Selection Process  

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This report describes efforts carried out during early 2008 to determine some of the science drivers for the"NERSC-6" next-generation high-performance computing system acquisition. Although the starting point was existing Greenbooks from DOE and the NERSC User Group, the main contribution of this work is an analysis of the current NERSC computational workload combined with requirements information elicited from key users and other scientists about expected needs in the 2009-2011 timeframe. The NERSC workload is described in terms of science areas, computer codes supporting research within those areas, and description of key algorithms that comprise the codes. This work was carried out in large part to help select a small set of benchmark programs that accurately capture the science and algorithmic characteristics of the workload. The report concludes with a description of the codes selected and some preliminary performance data for them on several important systems.

Antypas, Katie; Shalf, John; Wasserman, Harvey

2008-08-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Impact on sludge inventory and control strategies using the Benchmark Simulation Model No. 1 with the Brger-Diehl  

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Impact on sludge inventory and control strategies using the Benchmark Simulation Model No. 1 are investigated by using the Benchmark Simulation Model No. 1. The numerical results show that the Bürger

Bürger, Raimund

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Benchmarking kinetic calculations of resistive wall mode stability  

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Validating the calculations of kinetic resistive wall mode (RWM) stability is important for confidently predicting RWM stable operating regions in ITER and other high performance tokamaks for disruption avoidance. Benchmarking the calculations of the Magnetohydrodynamic Resistive Spectrum—Kinetic (MARS-K) [Y. Liu et al., Phys. Plasmas 15, 112503 (2008)], Modification to Ideal Stability by Kinetic effects (MISK) [B. Hu et al., Phys. Plasmas 12, 057301 (2005)], and Perturbed Equilibrium Nonambipolar Transport (PENT) [N. Logan et al., Phys. Plasmas 20, 122507 (2013)] codes for two Solov'ev analytical equilibria and a projected ITER equilibrium has demonstrated good agreement between the codes. The important particle frequencies, the frequency resonance energy integral in which they are used, the marginally stable eigenfunctions, perturbed Lagrangians, and fluid growth rates are all generally consistent between the codes. The most important kinetic effect at low rotation is the resonance between the mode rotation and the trapped thermal particle's precession drift, and MARS-K, MISK, and PENT show good agreement in this term. The different ways the rational surface contribution was treated historically in the codes is identified as a source of disagreement in the bounce and transit resonance terms at higher plasma rotation. Calculations from all of the codes support the present understanding that RWM stability can be increased by kinetic effects at low rotation through precession drift resonance and at high rotation by bounce and transit resonances, while intermediate rotation can remain susceptible to instability. The applicability of benchmarked kinetic stability calculations to experimental results is demonstrated by the prediction of MISK calculations of near marginal growth rates for experimental marginal stability points from the National Spherical Torus Experiment (NSTX) [M. Ono et al., Nucl. Fusion 40, 557 (2000)].

Berkery, J. W.; Sabbagh, S. A. [Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics, Columbia University, New York, New York 10027 (United States)] [Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics, Columbia University, New York, New York 10027 (United States); Liu, Y. Q. [Euratom/CCFE Fusion Association, Culham Science Centre, Abingdon OX14 3DB (United Kingdom)] [Euratom/CCFE Fusion Association, Culham Science Centre, Abingdon OX14 3DB (United Kingdom); Wang, Z. R.; Logan, N. C.; Park, J.-K.; Manickam, J. [Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey 08543 (United States)] [Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey 08543 (United States); Betti, R. [Laboratory for Laser Energetics, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York 14623 (United States)] [Laboratory for Laser Energetics, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York 14623 (United States)

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Benchmarking and validation of a Geant4-SHADOW Monte Carlo simulation for dose calculations in microbeam radiation therapy  

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Benchmarking and validation of a new Monte Carlo code for dose calculations in microbeam radiation therapy are described.

Cornelius, I.

2014-04-03T23:59:59.000Z

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ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager and Utility Benchmarking Programs: Effectiveness as a Conduit to Utility Energy Efficiency Programs  

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ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager and Utility Benchmarking Programs: Effectiveness as a Conduit to Utility Energy Efficiency Programs

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Electricity cost saving comparison due to tariff change and ice thermal storage (ITS) usage based on a hybrid centrifugal-ITS system for buildings: A university district cooling perspective  

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Abstract In this paper, the case study of a district cooling system of a university located in a South East Asia region (lat: 01°29?; long: 110°20?E) is presented. In general, the university has high peak ambient temperature of around 32–35 °C coupled with high humidity of about 85% during afternoon period. The total electricity charge for the Universiti Malaysia Sarawak Campus is very high amounting to more than $314,911 per month. In this paper, a few district cooling schemes are investigated to provide “what-if analysis” and in order to minimize the overall electricity charges. Few scenarios designed for the application of centrifugal with and without ice-thermal storage (ITS) systems on the buildings were investigated. It was found that, due to the local tariff status, marginally saving can be achieved in the range of 0.08–3.13% if a new tariff is adopted; and a total of further saving of 1.26–2.43% if ITS is operated. This marginally saving is mainly due to the local tariff conditions and lower local temperature range (?T) which are less favorable as compared with those reported in the literature elsewhere.

Mohammad Omar Abdullah; Lim Pai Yii; Ervina Junaidi; Ghazali Tambi; Mohd Asrul Mustapha

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Transforming on-grid renewable energy markets. A review of UNDP-GEF support for feed-in tariffs and related price and market-access instruments  

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As a Global Environment Facility (GEF) founding implementing agency, UNDP has worked on over 230 GEF-supported clean energy projects in close to 100 developing countries since 1992. About 100 of these projects in 80 countries have focused on renewable energy, supported by approximately US $ 293 million in GEF funds and leveraging US $1.48 billion in associated co-financing from national governments, international organizations, the private sector and non-governmental organizations. As part of UNDP efforts to codify and share lessons learnt from these initiatives, this report addresses how scarce public resources can be used to catalyze larger private financial flows for renewable energy. It provides an overview of UNDP-GEF’s extensive work supporting development of national renewable energy policies such as feed-in tariffs. In these activities UNDP-GEF assists developing countries to assess key risks and barriers to technology diffusion and then to identify a mix of policy and financial de-risking measures to remove these barriers and drive investment. This approach is illustrated through three case studies in Uruguay, Mauritius and Kazakhstan. This report is complemented by a companion publication presenting an innovative UNDP financial modeling tool to assist policymakers in appraising different public instruments to promote clean energy.

Glemarec, Yannick; Rickerson, Wilson; Waissbein, Oliver

2012-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Assessment of Distributed Energy Adoption in Commercial Buildings:Part 1: An Analysis of Policy, Building Loads, Tariff Design, andTechnology Development  

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Rapidly growing electricity demand brings into question theability of traditional grids to expand correspondingly while providingreliable service. An alternative path is the wider application ofdistributed energy resource (DER) that apply combined heat and power(CHP). It can potentially shave peak loads and satiate its growing thirstfor electricity demand, improve overall energy efficiency, and lowercarbon and other pollutant emissions. This research investigates a methodof choosing economically optimal DER, expanding on prior studies at theBerkeley Lab using the DER design optimization program, the DistributedEnergy Resources Customer Adoption Model (DER-CAM). DER-CAM finds theoptimal combination of installed equipment from available DERtechnologies, given prevailing utility tariffs, site electrical andthermal loads, and a menu of available equipment. It provides a globaloptimization, albeit idealized, that shows how the site energy loads canbe served at minimum cost by selection and operation of on-sitegeneration, heat recovery, and cooling. Utility electricity and gastariffs are key factors determining the economic benefit of a CHPinstallation, however often be neglected. This paper describespreliminary analysis on CHP investment climate in the U.S. and Japan. DERtechnologies, energy prices, and incentive measures has beeninvestigated.

Zhou, Nan; Nishida, Masaru; Gao, Weijun; Marnay, Chris

2005-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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HPGMG 1.0: A Benchmark for Ranking High Performance Computing Systems  

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This document provides an overview of the benchmark ? HPGMG ? for ranking large scale general purpose computers for use on the Top500 list [8]. We provide a rationale for the need for a replacement for the current metric HPL, some background of the Top500 list and the challenges of developing such a metric; we discuss our design philosophy and methodology, and an overview of the specification of the benchmark. The primary documentation with maintained details on the specification can be found at hpgmg.org and the Wiki and benchmark code itself can be found in the repository https://bitbucket.org/hpgmg/hpgmg.

Adams, Mark; Brown, Jed; Shalf, John; Straalen, Brian Van; Strohmaier, Erich; Williams, Sam

2014-05-05T23:59:59.000Z

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SILENE Benchmark Critical Experiments for Criticality Accident Alarm Systems  

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In October 2010 a series of benchmark experiments was conducted at the Commissariat a Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives (CEA) Valduc SILENE [1] facility. These experiments were a joint effort between the US Department of Energy (DOE) and the French CEA. The purpose of these experiments was to create three benchmarks for the verification and validation of radiation transport codes and evaluated nuclear data used in the analysis of criticality accident alarm systems (CAASs). This presentation will discuss the geometric configuration of these experiments and the quantities that were measured and will present some preliminary comparisons between the measured data and calculations. This series consisted of three single-pulsed experiments with the SILENE reactor. During the first experiment the reactor was bare (unshielded), but during the second and third experiments it was shielded by lead and polyethylene, respectively. During each experiment several neutron activation foils and thermoluminescent dosimeters (TLDs) were placed around the reactor, and some of these detectors were themselves shielded from the reactor by high-density magnetite and barite concrete, standard concrete, and/or BoroBond. All the concrete was provided by CEA Saclay, and the BoroBond was provided by Y-12 National Security Complex. Figure 1 is a picture of the SILENE reactor cell configured for pulse 1. Also included in these experiments were measurements of the neutron and photon spectra with two BICRON BC-501A liquid scintillators. These two detectors were provided and operated by CEA Valduc. They were set up just outside the SILENE reactor cell with additional lead shielding to prevent the detectors from being saturated. The final detectors involved in the experiments were two different types of CAAS detectors. The Babcock International Group provided three CIDAS CAAS detectors, which measured photon dose and dose rate with a Geiger-Mueller tube. CIDAS detectors are currently in use at Y-12 in the newly constructed Highly Enriched Uranium Materials Facility. The second CAAS detector used a {sup 6}LiF TLD to absorb neutrons and a silicon detector to count the charge particles released by these absorption events. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory provided four of these detectors, which had formerly been used at the Rocky Flats facility in the United States.

Miller, Thomas Martin [ORNL] [ORNL; Reynolds, Kevin H. [Y-12 National Security Complex] [Y-12 National Security Complex

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A comparison and benchmark of two electron cloud packages  

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We present results from precision simulations of the electron cloud (EC) problem in the Fermilab Main Injector using two distinct codes. These two codes are (i)POSINST, a F90 2D+ code, and (ii)VORPAL, a 2D/3D electrostatic and electromagnetic code used for self-consistent simulations of plasma and particle beam problems. A specific benchmark has been designed to demonstrate the strengths of both codes that are relevant to the EC problem in the Main Injector. As differences between results obtained from these two codes were bigger than the anticipated model uncertainties, a set of changes to the POSINST code were implemented. These changes are documented in this note. This new version of POSINST now gives EC densities that agree with those predicted by VORPAL, within {approx}20%, in the beam region. The root cause of remaining differences are most likely due to differences in the electrostatic Poisson solvers. From a software engineering perspective, these two codes are very different. We comment on the pros and cons of both approaches. The design(s) for a new EC package are briefly discussed.

Lebrun, Paul L.G.; Amundson, James F.; Spentzouris, Panagiotis G.; Veitzer, Seth A.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Benchmarking EUV mask inspection beyond 0.25 NA  

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The SEMATECH Berkeley Actinic Inspection Tool (AIT) is an EUV-wavelength mask inspection microscope designed for direct aerial image measurements, and pre-commercial EUV mask research. Operating on a synchrotron bending magnet beamline, the AIT uses an off-axis Fresnel zoneplate lens to project a high-magnification EUV image directly onto a CCD camera. We present the results of recent system upgrades that have improved the imaging resolution, illumination uniformity, and partial coherence. Benchmarking tests show image contrast above 75% for 100-nm mask features, and significant improvements and across the full range of measured sizes. The zoneplate lens has been replaced by an array of user-selectable zoneplates with higher magnification and NA values up to 0.0875, emulating the spatial resolution of a 0.35-NA 4 x EUV stepper. Illumination uniformity is above 90% for mask areas 2-{micro}m-wide and smaller. An angle-scanning mirror reduces the high coherence of the synchrotron beamline light source giving measured {sigma} values of approximately 0.125 at 0.0875 NA.

Goldberg, Kenneth A.; Mochi, Iacopo; Anderson, Erik H.; Rekawa, Seno B.; Kemp, Charles D.; Huh, S.; Han, H.-S.; Naulleau, P.; Gunion, R.F.

2008-09-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Benchmarking nuclear models for Gamow-Teller response  

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A comparative study of the nuclear Gamow-Teller response (GTR) within conceptually different state-of-the-art approaches is presented. Three nuclear microscopic models are considered: (i) the recently developed charge-exchange relativistic time blocking approximation (RTBA) based on the covariant density functional theory, (ii) the shell model (SM) with an extended "jj77" model space and (iii) the non-relativistic quasiparticle random-phase approximation (QRPA) with a Brueckner G-matrix effective interaction. We study the physics cases where two or all three of these models can be applied. The Gamow-Teller response functions are calculated for 208-Pb, 132-Sn and 78-Ni within both RTBA and QRPA. The strengths obtained for 208-Pb are compared to data that enables a firm model benchmarking. For the nucleus 132-Sn, also SM calculations are performed within the model space truncated at the level of a particle-hole (ph) coupled to vibration configurations. This allows a consistent comparison to the RTBA where ph+phonon coupling is responsible for the spreading width and considerable quenching of the GTR. Differences between the models and perspectives of their future developments are discussed.

E. Litvinova; B. A. Brown; D. -L. Fang; T. Marketin; R. G. T. Zegers

2014-02-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Benchmarking nuclear models for Gamow-Teller response  

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A comparative study of the nuclear Gamow-Teller response (GTR) within conceptually different state-of-the-art approaches is presented. Three nuclear microscopic models are considered: (i) the recently developed charge-exchange relativistic time blocking approximation (RTBA) based on the covariant density functional theory, (ii) the shell model (SM) with an extended "jj77" model space and (iii) the non-relativistic quasiparticle random-phase approximation (QRPA) with a Brueckner G-matrix effective interaction. We study the physics cases where two or all three of these models can be applied. The Gamow-Teller response functions are calculated for 208-Pb, 132-Sn and 78-Ni within both RTBA and QRPA. The strengths obtained for 208-Pb are compared to data that enables a firm model benchmarking. For the nucleus 132-Sn, also SM calculations are performed within the model space truncated at the level of a particle-hole (ph) coupled to vibration configurations. This allows a consistent comparison to the RTBA where ph+ph...

Litvinova, E; Fang, D -L; Marketin, T; Zegers, R G T

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Benchmarking ICRF full-wave solvers for ITER  

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Benchmarking full-wave solvers for ion-cyclotron range of frequency (ICRF) simulations is performed using plasma profiles and equilibria obtained from integrated self-consistent modelling predictions of four ITER plasmas. One is for a high-performance baseline (5.3?T, 15?MA) DT H-mode. The others are for half-field, half-current plasmas of interest for the pre-activation phase with bulk plasma ion species being either hydrogen or He4. The predicted profiles are used by six full-wave solver groups to simulate the ICRF electromagnetic fields and heating, and by three of these groups to simulate the current drive. Approximate agreement is achieved by four of the solvers for the heating power partitions for the DT and He4 cases. Factor of two or more disagreements are found for the heating power partitions for the cases with second harmonic He3 heating in bulk H cases. Approximate agreement is achieved simulating the ICRF current-drive 1D profiles.

R.V. Budny; L. Berry; R. Bilato; P. Bonoli; M. Brambilla; R.J. Dumont; A. Fukuyama; R. Harvey; E.F. Jaeger; K. Indireshkumar; E. Lerche; D. McCune; C.K. Phillips; V. Vdovin; J. Wright; members of the ITPA-IOS

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A benchmark concept for simulation in radiographic testing  

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The new standard ISO 17636–2:2013 “NDT of welds: Radiographic testing - Part 2: X- and gamma ray techniques with digital detectors” describes a complex procedure for film replacement by phosphor imaging plates and digital detector arrays. RT modeling software should consider these detector types, X-ray film, and the standard requirements for image quality. Practitioners expect the same visibility of image quality indicators (IQI) in the simulated radiographs as in the experimental exposures. The proposed benchmark test is based on the comparison of experimental radiographs taken at BAM with modeled ones of participants. The experimental setup and the determination of the equivalent penetrameter sensitivity (EPS) as described in the procedure of ASTM E 746 are used for quantitative evaluation of the achievable contrast sensitivity for step hole IQIs as considered in Annex B of ISO 17636–2. System classification data for Computed Radiography (CR) and film systems will be provided by BAM according to ISO 11699–1 for selected film systems and according to ASTM E 2446 for selected CR systems. The classification of films and digital detectors is based on the measurement of the dose response function, the basic spatial resolution (SR{sub b}) of the image, and the measured image noise, which depends on the detector efficiency, the quantum statistics, and the detector fixed pattern noise.

Ewert, U.; Deresch, A.; Bellon, C.; Jaenisch, G.-R. [Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing Unter den Eichen 87, 12205 Berlin (Germany)

2014-02-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Benchmark Evaluation of Plutonium Hemispheres Reflected by Steel and Oil  

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During the period from June 1967 through September 1969 a series of critical experiments was performed at the Rocky Flats Critical Mass Laboratory with spherical and hemispherical plutonium assemblies as nested hemishells as part of a Nuclear Safety Facility Experimental Program to evaluate operational safety margins for the Rocky Flats Plant. These assemblies were both bare and fully or partially oil-reflected. Many of these experiments were subcritical with an extrapolation to critical configurations or critical at a particular oil height. Existing records reveal that 167 experiments were performed over the course of 28 months. Unfortunately, much of the data was not recorded. A reevaluation of the experiments had been summarized in a report for future experimental and computational analyses. This report examines only fifteen partially oil-reflected hemispherical assemblies. Fourteen of these assemblies also had close-fitting stainless-steel hemishell reflectors, used to determine the effective critical reflector height of oil with varying steel-reflector thickness. The experiments and their uncertainty in keff values were evaluated to determine their potential as valid criticality benchmark experiments of plutonium.

John Darrell Bess

2008-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Benchmarking spin-state chemistry in starless core models  

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Aims. We aim to present simulated chemical abundance profiles for a variety of important species, with special attention given to spin-state chemistry, in order to provide reference results against which present and future models can be compared. Methods. We employ gas-phase and gas-grain models to investigate chemical abundances in physical conditions corresponding to starless cores. To this end, we have developed new chemical reaction sets for both gas-phase and grain-surface chemistry, including the deuterated forms of species with up to six atoms and the spin-state chemistry of light ions and of the species involved in the ammonia and water formation networks. The physical model is kept simple in order to facilitate straightforward benchmarking of other models against the results of this paper. Results. We find that the ortho/para ratios of ammonia and water are similar in both gas-phase and gas-grain models, at late times in particular, implying that the ratios are determined by gas-phase processes. We d...

Sipilä, O; Harju, J

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Metrics and Benchmarks for Energy Efficiency in Laboratories  

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A wide spectrum of laboratory owners, ranging from universities to federal agencies, have explicit goals for energy efficiency in their facilities. For example, the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPACT 2005) requires all new federal buildings to exceed ASHRAE 90.1-2004 1 by at least 30 percent. The University of California Regents Policy requires all new construction to exceed California Title 24 2 by at least 20 percent. A new laboratory is much more likely to meet energy efficiency goals if quantitative metrics and targets are explicitly specified in programming documents and tracked during the course of the delivery process. If efficiency targets are not explicitly and properly defined, any additional capital costs or design time associated with attaining higher efficiencies can be difficult to justify. The purpose of this guide is to provide guidance on how to specify and compute energy efficiency metrics and benchmarks for laboratories, at the whole building as well as the system level. The information in this guide can be used to incorporate quantitative metrics and targets into the programming of new laboratory facilities. Many of these metrics can also be applied to evaluate existing facilities. For information on strategies and technologies to achieve energy efficiency, the reader is referred to Labs21 resources, including technology best practice guides, case studies, and the design guide (available at www.labs21century.gov/toolkit).

Mathew, Paul

2007-10-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Vectorization on Monte Carlo particle transport: an architectural study using the LANL benchmark “GAMTEB”  

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Fully vectorized versions of the Los Alamos National Laboratory benchmark code Gamteb, a Monte Carlo photon transport algorithm, were developed for the Cyber 205/ETA-10 and Cray X-MP/Y-MP architectures. Single-processor performance measurements ...

P. J. Burns; M. Christon; R. Schweitzer; O. M. Lubeck; H. J. Wasserman

1989-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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CBER-DETR Nevada Coincident and Leading Employment Benchmark Revisions Add Employment to Nevada  

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Statistics. The Nevada Coincident EmploymentCBER-DETR Nevada Coincident and Leading Employment Indexes1 Benchmark Revisions Add Employment to Nevada The Nevada Coincident Employment Index measures the ups and downs of the Nevada economy using

Ahmad, Sajjad

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Stiffness-Mass Ratios Method for a baseline determination and damage assessment of a benchmark structure  

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Superior de Ingenieria y Arquitectura Chair of Advisory Committee: Dr. Luciana Barroso A new method based on ratios between stiffness and mass values from the eigenvalue problem is introduced and applied to the benchmark suucture to obtain baseline modal...

Rocha, Ramses Rodriguez

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Transcript of March 28, 2013, TAP webinar titled Internal Benchmarking Outreach and Data Collection Techniques  

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U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Technical Assistance Program (TAP) transcript of a TAP webinar held on March 28, 2013 and dealing with internal benchmarking outreach and data collection techniques.

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Development of whole-building energy performance models as benchmarks for retrofit projects  

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This paper presents a systematic development process of whole-building energy models as performance benchmarks for retrofit projects. Statistical regression-based models and computational performance models are being used for retrofit projects in industry ...

Omer Tugrul Karaguzel; Khee Poh Lam

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy consumption characterization as an input to building management and performance benchmarking - a case study PPT  

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performance characterization of each of its buildings, looking specifically at the typology of canteen. Developing building energy performance benchmarking systems enables the comparison of actual consumption of individual buildings against others of the same...

Bernardo, H.; Neves, L.; Oliveira, F.; Quintal, E.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: Benchmarking EV and HEV Technologies  

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Presentation given by Oak Ridge National Laboratory at 2014 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting about benchmarking EV...

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The Activities of the International Criticality Safety Benchmark Evaluation Project (ICSBEP)  

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The International Criticality Safety Benchmark Evaluation Project (ICSBEP) was initiated in 1992 by the United States Department of Energy. The ICSBEP became an official activity of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) – Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) in 1995. Representatives from the United States, United Kingdom, France, Japan, the Russian Federation, Hungary, Republic of Korea, Slovenia, Yugoslavia, Kazakhstan, Spain, and Israel are now participating. The purpose of the ICSBEP is to identify, evaluate, verify, and formally document a comprehensive and internationally peer-reviewed set of criticality safety benchmark data. The work of the ICSBEP is published as an OECD handbook entitled “International Handbook of Evaluated Criticality Safety Benchmark Experiments”. The 2001 Edition of the Handbook contains benchmark specifications for 2642 critical or subcritical configurations that are intended for use in validation efforts and for testing basic nuclear data.

Briggs, Joseph Blair

2001-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Benchmarking ENDF/B-VII.1, JENDL-4.0 and JEFF-3.1  

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Three nuclear data libraries have been tested extensively using criticality safety benchmark calculations. The three libraries are the new release of the US library ENDF/B-VII.1 (2011), the new release of the Japanese library JENDL-4.0 (2011), and the OECD/NEA library JEFF-3.1 (2006). All calculations were performed with the continuous-energy Monte Carlo code MCNP (version 4C3, as well as version 6-beta1). Around 2000 benchmark cases from the International Handbook of Criticality Safety Benchmark Experiments (ICSBEP) were used. The results were analyzed per ICSBEP category, and per element. Overall, the three libraries show similar performance on most criticality safety benchmarks. The largest differences are probably caused by elements such as Be, C, Fe, Zr, W. (authors)

Van Der Marck, S. C. [Nuclear Research and Consultancy Group NRG, P.O. Box 25, 1755 ZG Petten (Netherlands)

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Benchmarking of Advanced HEVs and PHEVs over a Wide Range...  

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of the year 6 FY08 Wide Temperature Range Benchmarking > PHEV's On road Testing of PHEV Conversions (Prius and Escape) - On Road evaluation at Argonne (ANL City Cycle) * Hymotion...

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Improved Product Energy Intensity Benchmarking Metrics for Thermally Concentrated Food Products  

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Improved Product Energy Intensity Benchmarking Metrics for Thermally Concentrated Food Products ... Sogut, Z.; Ilten, N.; Oktay, Z.Energetic and exergetic performance evaluation of the quadruple-effect evaporator unit in tomato paste evaporation Energy 2010, 35, 3821– 3826 ...

Michael E. Walker; Craig S. Arnold; David J. Lettieri; Margot J. Hutchins; Eric Masanet

2014-09-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of an economical model to determine an appropriate feed-in tariff for grid-connected solar PV electricity in all states of Australia  

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Australia is a country with a vast amount of natural resources including sun and wind. Australia lies between latitude of 10–45°S and longitude of 112–152°E, with a daily solar exposure of between less than 3 MJ/(m2 day) in winter and more than 30 MJ/(m2 day) in summer. Global solar radiation in Australia varies between minimum of 3285 MJ/(m2 year) in Hobart to 8760 MJ/(m2 year) in Northern Territory. As a result of this wide range of radiation level there will be a big difference between costs of solar PV electricity in different locations. A study we have recently conducted on the solar PV electricity price in all states of Australia. For this purpose we have developed an economical model and a computer simulation to determine the accurate unit price of grid-connected roof-top solar photovoltaic (PV) electricity in A$/kWh for all state of Australia. The benefit of this computer simulation is that we can accurately determine the most appropriate feed-in tariff of grid-connected solar PV energy system. The main objective of this paper is to present the results of this study. A further objective of this paper is to present the details of the unit price of solar PV electricity in the state of Victoria in each month and then to compare with electricity price from conventional power systems, which is currently applied to this state. The state Victoria is located south of Australia and in terms of sun radiation is second lowest compared with the other Australian states. The computer simulation developed for this study makes it possible to determine the cost of grid-connected solar PV electricity at any location in any country based on availability of average daily solar exposure of each month as well as economical factors of the country.

A. Zahedi

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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COMET solutions to whole core CANDU-6 benchmark problems  

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In this paper, the coarse mesh transport code COMET is used to solve CANDU-6 benchmark problems in two and three dimensional geometry. These problems are representative of a simplified quarter core reactor model. The COMET solutions, the core eigenvalue and the fuel pin fission density distribution, are compared to those from the Monte Carlo code MCNP using two-group cross sections. COMET decomposes the core volume into a set of non-overlapping sub-volumes (coarse meshes) and uses pre-computed heterogeneous response functions that are constructed using Legendre polynomials as boundary conditions to generate a user selected whole core solution (e.g., the core eigenvalue and fuel pin fission density distribution). These response functions are pre-computed by performing fixed source calculations with a modified version of MCNP in only the unique coarse meshes in the core. Reference solutions are calculated by MCNP5 with a two-group energy library generated with the HELIOS lattice code. In the 2-D problem, the angular current on the coarse mesh interfaces in COMET is expanded to 2. order in both spatial and angular variables. The COMET eigenvalue error is 0.09%. The corresponding average error in the fission density over all 3515 fuel pins is 0.5%. The maximum error observed is 2.0%. For the 3-D case, with 4. order expansion in space and azimuthal angle and 2. order expansion in the cosine of the polar angle, the eigenvalue differs from the reference solution by 0.05%. The average fission density error over the 42180 fuel pins is 0.7% with a maximum error of 3.3%. (authors)

Forget, B.; Rahnema, F. [Nuclear and Radiological Engineering / Medical Physics Programs, George W. Woodruff School, Georgia Inst. of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30332-0405 (United States)

2006-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Toxicological benchmarks for potential contaminants of concern for effects on soil and litter invertebrates and heterotrophic process  

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An important step in ecological risk assessments is screening the chemicals occur-ring on a site for contaminants of potential concern. Screening may be accomplished by comparing reported ambient concentrations to a set of toxicological benchmarks. Multiple endpoints for assessing risks posed by soil-borne contaminants to organisms directly impacted by them have been established. This report presents benchmarks for soil invertebrates and microbial processes and addresses only chemicals found at United States Department of Energy (DOE) sites. No benchmarks for pesticides are presented. After discussing methods, this report presents the results of the literature review and benchmark derivation for toxicity to earthworms (Sect. 3), heterotrophic microbes and their processes (Sect. 4), and other invertebrates (Sect. 5). The final sections compare the benchmarks to other criteria and background and draw conclusions concerning the utility of the benchmarks.

Will, M.E.; Suter, G.W. II

1995-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Benchmarking analytical calculations of proton doses in heterogeneous matter  

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A proton dose computational algorithm, performing an analytical superposition of infinitely narrow proton beamlets (ASPB) is introduced. The algorithm uses the standard pencil beam technique of laterally distributing the central axis broad beam doses according to the Moliere scattering theory extended to slablike varying density media. The purpose of this study was to determine the accuracy of our computational tool by comparing it with experimental and Monte Carlo (MC) simulation data as benchmarks. In the tests, parallel wide beams of protons were scattered in water phantoms containing embedded air and bone materials with simple geometrical forms and spatial dimensions of a few centimeters. For homogeneous water and bone phantoms, the proton doses we calculated with the ASPB algorithm were found very comparable to experimental and MC data. For layered bone slab inhomogeneity in water, the comparison between our analytical calculation and the MC simulation showed reasonable agreement, even when the inhomogeneity was placed at the Bragg peak depth. There also was reasonable agreement for the parallelepiped bone block inhomogeneity placed at various depths, except for cases in which the bone was located in the region of the Bragg peak, when discrepancies were as large as more than 10%. When the inhomogeneity was in the form of abutting air-bone slabs, discrepancies of as much as 8% occurred in the lateral dose profiles on the air cavity side of the phantom. Additionally, the analytical depth-dose calculations disagreed with the MC calculations within 3% of the Bragg peak dose, at the entry and midway depths in the phantom. The distal depth-dose 20%-80% fall-off widths and ranges calculated with our algorithm and the MC simulation were generally within 0.1 cm of agreement. The analytical lateral-dose profile calculations showed smaller (by less than 0.1 cm) 20%-80% penumbra widths and shorter fall-off tails than did those calculated by the MC simulations. Overall, this work validates the usefulness of our ASPB algorithm as a reasonably fast and accurate tool for quality assurance in planning wide beam proton therapy treatment of clinical sites either composed of homogeneous materials or containing laterally extended inhomogeneities that are comparable in density and located away from the Bragg peak depths.

Ciangaru, George; Polf, Jerimy C.; Bues, Martin; Smith, Alfred R. [Proton Therapy Facility, Department of Radiation Physics, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Blvd., Houston, Texas 77030 (United States)

2005-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Ready to Retrofit: The Process of Project Team Selection, Building Benchmarking, and Financing Commercial Building Energy Retrofit Projects  

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such as existing building benchmark data) ? Modeling newof returnanalysis ? Modeling for building types across aenergy  savings   •   modeling   whole-­?building   energy  

Sanders, Mark D.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Benchmarking local public libraries using non-parametric frontier methods: A case study of Flanders  

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Abstract Being faced with significant budget cuts and continual pressure to do more with less, issues of efficiency and effectiveness became a priority for local governments in most countries. In this context, benchmarking is widely acknowledged as a powerful tool for local performance management and for improving the efficiency and effectiveness of local service delivery. Performance benchmarking exercises are regularly carried out using ratio analysis, by comparing single indicators. Since this approach offers only limited assessments in absolute terms, it is difficult for decision-makers to track and improve overall performance. Therefore, the use of non-parametric frontier methods, namely free disposal hull (FDH) and data envelopment analysis (DEA) is presented as an alternative technique for benchmarking the performance of organizations in relative terms. The potential applications and strengths of these non-parametric frontier methods for benchmarking the efficiency of local public services are highlighted by applying FDH and DEA techniques to the local public libraries in Flanders. Incorporating all possible paths of expansion – both in space and in time – enables a focus on sustainability within efficiency benchmarking.

Jesse Stroobants; Geert Bouckaert

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Utilizing benchmark data from the ANL-ZPR diagnostic cores program  

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The support of the criticality safety community is allowing the production of benchmark descriptions of several assemblies from the ZPR Diagnostic Cores Program. The assemblies have high sensitivities to nuclear data for a few isotopes. This can highlight limitations in nuclear data for selected nuclides or in standard methods used to treat these data. The present work extends the use of the simplified model of the U9 benchmark assembly beyond the validation of k{sub eff}. Further simplifications have been made to produce a data testing benchmark in the style of the standard CSEWG benchmark specifications. Calculations for this data testing benchmark are compared to results obtained with more detailed models and methods to determine their biases. These biases or corrections factors can then be applied in the use of the less refined methods and models. Data testing results using Versions IV, V, and VI of the ENDF/B nuclear data are presented for k{sub eff}, f{sup 28}/f{sup 25}, c{sup 28}/f{sup 25}, and {beta}{sub eff}. These limited results demonstrate the importance of studying other integral parameters in addition to k{sub eff} in trying to improve nuclear data and methods and the importance of accounting for methods and/or modeling biases when using data testing results to infer the quality of the nuclear data files.

Schaefer, R. W.; McKnight, R. D.

2000-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

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NASA BENCHMARKS SAFETY FUNCTIONS Assessment Plan Developed By NNSA/Nevada  

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NASA BENCHMARKS SAFETY FUNCTIONS Assessment Plan Developed By NASA BENCHMARKS SAFETY FUNCTIONS Assessment Plan Developed By NNSA/Nevada Site Office Facility Representative Division NASA BENCHMARKS SAFETY FUNCTIONS Assessment Plan Developed By NNSA/Nevada Site Office Facility Representative Division Management should be proactive in addressing safety-related issues. Management should have an established system to provide a ranking of safety considerations founded upon risk-based priorities. Criteria: A system is in place to provide a ranking of safety considerations founded upon risk-based priorities. (DOE/EH-0135) Procedures clearly define management's responsibility for safety-related decisions and provide for the escalation of matters in an appropriate time frame. (DOE/EH-0135)Management promotes safety programs and the organization's

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Get started with the benchmarking starter kit | ENERGY STAR Buildings &  

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Get started with the benchmarking starter kit Get started with the benchmarking starter kit Secondary menu About us Press room Contact Us Portfolio Manager Login Facility owners and managers Existing buildings Commercial new construction Industrial energy management Small business Service providers Service and product providers Verify applications for ENERGY STAR certification Design commercial buildings Energy efficiency program administrators Commercial and industrial program sponsors Associations State and local governments Federal agencies Tools and resources Training In this section Learn the benefits Get started Use Portfolio Manager The new ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager How Portfolio Manager helps you save The benchmarking starter kit Identify your property type Enter data into Portfolio Manager The data quality checker

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Monitoring Based Commissioning: Benchmarking Analysis of 24 UC/CSU/IOU  

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Monitoring Based Commissioning: Benchmarking Analysis of 24 UC/CSU/IOU Monitoring Based Commissioning: Benchmarking Analysis of 24 UC/CSU/IOU Projects Title Monitoring Based Commissioning: Benchmarking Analysis of 24 UC/CSU/IOU Projects Publication Type Report LBNL Report Number LBNL-1972E Year of Publication 2009 Authors Mills, Evan, and Paul A. Mathew Call Number LBNL-1972E Abstract HVAC systems that are designed without properly accounting for equipment load variation across laboratory spaces in a facility can significantly increase simultaneous heating and cooling, particularly for systems that use zone reheat for temperature control. This best practice guide describes the problem of simultaneous heating and cooling resulting from load variations, and presents several technological and design process strategies to minimize it.

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DICE: Database for the International Criticality Safety Benchmark Evaluation Program Handbook  

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The 2002 edition of the 'International Handbook of Evaluated Criticality Safety Benchmark Experiments' (ICSBEP Handbook) spans more than 26 000 pages and contains 330 evaluations with benchmark specifications for 2881 critical or near-critical configurations. With such a large content, it became evident that the users needed more than a broad and qualitative classification of experiments to make efficient use of the ICSBEP Handbook. This paper describes the features of Database for the International Handbook of Evaluated Criticality Safety Benchmark Experiments (DICE), which is a database for the ICSBEP Handbook. The DICE program contains a relational database loaded with selected information from each configuration and a users' interface that enables one to query the database and to extract specific parameters. Summary descriptions of each experimental configuration can also be obtained. In addition, plotting capabilities provide the means of comparing neutron spectra and sensitivity coefficients for a set of configurations.

Nouri, Ali [Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development Nuclear Energy Agency (France); Nagel, Pierre [Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development Nuclear Energy Agency (France); Briggs, J. Blair [Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (United States); Ivanova, Tatiana [Institute of Physics and Power Engineering (Russian Federation)

2003-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Nek5000 Ready to Use after Simulations of Important Pipe Flow Benchmark |  

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Nek5000 Ready to Use after Simulations of Important Pipe Flow Nek5000 Ready to Use after Simulations of Important Pipe Flow Benchmark Nek5000 Ready to Use after Simulations of Important Pipe Flow Benchmark January 29, 2013 - 1:42pm Addthis Velocity magnitude in MATiS-H spacer grid with swirl-type vanes. Velocity magnitude in MATiS-H spacer grid with swirl-type vanes. As part of the on-going Nek5000 validation efforts, a series of large eddy simulations (LES) have been performed for thermal stratification in a pipe. Results were in good agreement with the experiment and the simulation data has provided insight into the physics of the flow. An additional series of simulations of the OECD-NEA MATiS-H benchmark has also been completed using intermediate- fidelity modeling approaches, such as k-epsilon, k-omega shear stress transport, and ID detached eddy simulation, as well as one

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Benchmark testing and independent verification of the VS2DT computer code  

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The finite difference flow and transport simulator VS2DT was benchmark tested against several other codes which solve the same equations (Richards equation for flow and the Advection-Dispersion equation for transport). The benchmark problems investigated transient two-dimensional flow in a heterogeneous soil profile with a localized water source at the ground surface. The VS2DT code performed as well as or better than all other codes when considering mass balance characteristics and computational speed. It was also rated highly relative to the other codes with regard to ease-of-use. Following the benchmark study, the code was verified against two analytical solutions, one for two-dimensional flow and one for two-dimensional transport. These independent verifications show reasonable agreement with the analytical solutions, and complement the one-dimensional verification problems published in the code`s original documentation.

McCord, J.T. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States). Environmental Risk Assessment and Risk Management Dept.; Goodrich, M.T. [IT Corp., Albuquerque, NM (United States)

1994-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The New York City Local Law 84 Benchmarking Report | ENERGY STAR Buildings  

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DataTrends: Energy Use Benchmarking | ENERGY STAR Buildings & Plants  

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The New York City Local Law 84 Benchmarking Report, 2013 | ENERGY STAR  

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Reactor Physics and Criticality Benchmark Evaluations for Advanced Nuclear Fuel - Final Technical Report  

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The nuclear industry interest in advanced fuel and reactor design often drives towards fuel with uranium enrichments greater than 5 wt% 235U. Unfortunately, little data exists, in the form of reactor physics and criticality benchmarks, for uranium enrichments ranging between 5 and 10 wt% 235U. The primary purpose of this project is to provide benchmarks for fuel similar to what may be required for advanced light water reactors (LWRs). These experiments will ultimately provide additional information for application to the criticality-safety bases for commercial fuel facilities handling greater than 5 wt% 235U fuel.

William Anderson; James Tulenko; Bradley Rearden; Gary Harms

2008-09-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Quantum-error-correction benchmarks for continuous weak-parity measurements  

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We present an experimental procedure to determine the usefulness of a measurement scheme for quantum error correction (QEC). A QEC scheme typically requires the ability to prepare entangled states, carry out multiqubit measurements, and perform certain recovery operations conditioned on measurement outcomes. As a consequence, the experimental benchmark of a QEC scheme is a tall order because it requires the conjuncture of many elementary components. Our scheme opens the path to experimental benchmarks of individual components of QEC. Our numerical simulations show that certain parity measurements realized in circuit quantum electrodynamics are on the verge of being useful for QEC.

Gabrielle Denhez; Alexandre Blais; David Poulin

2012-09-14T23:59:59.000Z

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U. S. /JAERI calculational benchmarks for nuclear data and codes intercomparison  

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Four calculational benchmarks were selected by the U.S. and JAERI to compare numerical results based on various transport codes and data bases developed individually by both parties. The benchmarks chosen are fusion-oriented. Data intercomparison were performed with the ENDF/B-IV, ENDF/B-V, and JENDL-3 evaluations. Both deterministic and Monte Carlo methods were used in the codes intercomparison. Among the codes considered are ONEDANT, ANISN-DD, DOT, MORSE, MCNP, and VIM. Results from these intercomparisons are presented in this paper.

Youssef, M.; Jung, J.; Sawan, M.; Nakagawa, M.; Mori, T.; Kosako, K.

1986-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Piping benchmark problems for the General Electric Advanced Boiling Water Reactor  

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To satisfy the need for verification of the computer programs and modeling techniques that will be used to perform the final piping analyses for an advanced boiling water reactor standard design, three benchmark problems were developed. The problems are representative piping systems subjected to representative dynamic loads with solutions developed using the methods being proposed for analysis for the advanced reactor standard design. It will be required that the combined license holders demonstrate that their solutions to these problems are in agreement with the benchmark problem set.

Bezler, P.; DeGrassi, G.; Braverman, J.; Wang, Y.K. [Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (US)

1993-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Communication: A benchmark-quality, full-dimensional ab initio potential energy surface for Ar-HOCO  

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Communication: A benchmark-quality, full-dimensional ab initio potential energy surface for Ar, 151101 (2014) Communication: A benchmark-quality, full-dimensional ab initio potential energy surface ab initio potential energy surface (PES) for the Ar-HOCO system is pre- sented. The PES consists

Houston, Paul L.

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Benchmark studies of induced radioactivity produced in LHC materials, part II: remanent dose rates  

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......production of radioactive isotopes as well as their decay...carbon composites, boron nitride, aluminium...step (calculation of isotopes), the FLUKA implementation...benchmark(6,7). Isotope information was written...uncertainty for the determination of the effective centre......

M. Brugger; H. Khater; S. Mayer; A. Prinz; S. Roesler; L. Ulrici; H. Vincke

2005-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Development and Large Scale Benchmark Testing of the PROSPECTOR_3 Threading Algorithm  

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Development and Large Scale Benchmark Testing of the PROSPECTOR_3 Threading Algorithm Jeffrey threading algorithm, which combines various scoring functions designed to match structurally re- lated fragments with RMSD of 2.5 Ã? were predicted. Combining easy and medium sets, 63% (91%) of the targets had

Kihara, Daisuke

350

CBER-DETR Nevada Coincident and Leading Employment Benchmark Revisions Add Employment to Nevada  

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the seasonally adjusted data reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The Nevada Coincident Employment IndexCBER-DETR Nevada Coincident and Leading Employment Indexes1 Benchmark Revisions Add Employment to Nevada The Nevada Coincident Employment Index measures the ups and downs of the Nevada economy using

Ahmad, Sajjad

351

Depollution benchmarks for capacitors, batteries and printed wiring boards from waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE)  

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Highlights: • We’ve analysed data on the dismantling of electronic and electrical appliances. • Ten years of mass balance data of more than recycling companies have been considered. • Percentages of dismantled batteries, capacitors and PWB have been studied. • Threshold values and benchmarks for batteries and capacitors have been identified. • No benchmark for the dismantling of printed wiring boards should be set. - Abstract: The article compiles and analyses sample data for toxic components removed from waste electronic and electrical equipment (WEEE) from more than 30 recycling companies in Switzerland over the past ten years. According to European and Swiss legislation, toxic components like batteries, capacitors and printed wiring boards have to be removed from WEEE. The control bodies of the Swiss take back schemes have been monitoring the activities of WEEE recyclers in Switzerland for about 15 years. All recyclers have to provide annual mass balance data for every year of operation. From this data, percentage shares of removed batteries and capacitors are calculated in relation to the amount of each respective WEEE category treated. A rationale is developed, why such an indicator should not be calculated for printed wiring boards. The distributions of these de-pollution indicators are analysed and their suitability for defining lower threshold values and benchmarks for the depollution of WEEE is discussed. Recommendations for benchmarks and threshold values for the removal of capacitors and batteries are given.

Savi, Daniel, E-mail: d.savi@umweltchemie.ch [Dipl. Environmental Sci. ETH, büro für umweltchemie, Zurich (Switzerland); Kasser, Ueli [Lic. Phil. Nat. (Chemist), büro für umweltchemie, Zurich (Switzerland); Ott, Thomas [Dipl. Phys. ETH, Institute of Applied Simulation, Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Wädenswil (Switzerland)

2013-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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NETCARBENCH: A BENCHMARK FOR TECHNIQUES AND TOOLS USED IN THE DESIGN OF AUTOMOTIVE  

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NETCARBENCH: A BENCHMARK FOR TECHNIQUES AND TOOLS USED IN THE DESIGN OF AUTOMOTIVE COMMUNICATION and configuration of automotive communication systems. For instance, typical objectives are the minimization General Public License. 1. INTRODUCTION Context. With the extensive use of electronics, in- vehicle

Navet, Nicolas

353

Greenbench: A Benchmark for Observing Power Grid Vulnerability Under Data-Centric Threats  

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Greenbench: A Benchmark for Observing Power Grid Vulnerability Under Data-Centric Threats Mingkui- grates communication networks into traditional power grid. This integration, however, makes the power and applications. But in power grid, these data-centric attacks may result in instable power systems, and further

Wang, Wenye

354

PLANNING DOCUMENT: STUDENT AND ADVISOR Ph.D. Program Benchmark Worksheet  

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PLANNING DOCUMENT: STUDENT AND ADVISOR Ph.D. Program Benchmark Worksheet SCHOOL OF EDUCATION rev072314 Key SoE=School A=Advisor S=Student Target Date Activity Responsibility Welcome Week Receive assignment of advisor and orientation to program SoE Fall ­ Year 1 Meet with advisor Discuss proposed program

Rose, Michael R.

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Review of California and National Methods for Energy-Performance Benchmarking of Commercial  

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Review of California and National Methods for Energy-Performance Benchmarking of Commercial, process, or service by its trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not necessarily sponsored by the California Energy Commission. It does not necessarily represent the views of the Energy

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CAD-HOC: A CAD Like Tool For Generating Mobility Benchmarks In Ad-Hoc Networks  

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CAD-HOC: A CAD Like Tool For Generating Mobility Benchmarks In Ad-Hoc Networks Subodh Shah , Edwin of using unrealistic mobility scenarios for simulation of ad-hoc routing protocols. We present CAD-HOC, a cousin tool to Network Simulator (ns), which allows ad-hoc networking experimentation to be performed

Helal, Abdelsalam

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BENCHMARKING ROBOT PATH PLANNING ANDREW N. HAND, JAGRUTHI GODUGU, KAVEH ASHENAYI,  

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1 BENCHMARKING ROBOT PATH PLANNING ANDREW N. HAND, JAGRUTHI GODUGU, KAVEH ASHENAYI, THEODORE W Algorithms (GA's) to develop an algorithm for autonomous robot navigation. We have achieved significant in different categories as Easy, Moderate, Difficult and Very Difficult. INTRODUCTION An autonomous robot

Wainwright, Roger L.

358

Benchmark Evaluation of the HTR-PROTEUS Absorber Rod Worths (Core 4)  

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PROTEUS was a zero-power research reactor at the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) in Switzerland. The critical assembly was constructed from a large graphite annulus surrounding a central cylindrical cavity. Various experimental programs were investigated in PROTEUS; during the years 1992 through 1996, it was configured as a pebble-bed reactor and designated HTR-PROTEUS. Various critical configurations were assembled with each accompanied by an assortment of reactor physics experiments including differential and integral absorber rod measurements, kinetics, reaction rate distributions, water ingress effects, and small sample reactivity effects [1]. Four benchmark reports were previously prepared and included in the March 2013 edition of the International Handbook of Evaluated Reactor Physics Benchmark Experiments (IRPhEP Handbook) [2] evaluating eleven critical configurations. A summary of that effort was previously provided [3] and an analysis of absorber rod worth measurements for Cores 9 and 10 have been performed prior to this analysis and included in PROTEUS-GCR-EXP-004 [4]. In the current benchmark effort, absorber rod worths measured for Core Configuration 4, which was the only core with a randomly-packed pebble loading, have been evaluated for inclusion as a revision to the HTR-PROTEUS benchmark report PROTEUS-GCR-EXP-002.

John D. Bess; Leland M. Montierth

2014-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

359

Using Combinatorial Benchmark Construction to Improve the Assessment of Concurrency Bug Detection Tools  

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of performance measures. The inclusion of performance measures ensure that we can assess the fitnessUsing Combinatorial Benchmark Construction to Improve the Assessment of Concurrency Bug Detection, it is difficult to assess the fitness of a particular con- currency bug detection method and to compare

Bradbury, Jeremy S.

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ISPD 2014 benchmarks with sub-45nm technology rules for detailed-routing-driven placement  

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The public release of realistic industrial placement benchmarks by IBM and Intel Corporations from 1998--2013 has been crucial to the progress in physical-design algorithms during those years. Direct comparisons of academic tools on these test cases, ... Keywords: detailed routing, global routing, placement, placement evaluation, routability

Vladimir Yutsis; Ismail S. Bustany; David Chinnery; Joseph R. Shinnerl; Wen-Hao Liu

2014-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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How Does Your Data Center Measure Up? Energy Efficiency Metrics and Benchmarks for Data  

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by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and the Assistant Secretary Energy Commission, Pacific Gas and Electric Co., the U.S. Department of Energy and the New York StateHow Does Your Data Center Measure Up? Energy Efficiency Metrics and Benchmarks for Data Center

362

MC21 analysis of the nuclear energy agency Monte Carlo performance benchmark problem  

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Due to the steadily decreasing cost and wider availability of large scale computing platforms, there is growing interest in the prospects for the use of Monte Carlo for reactor design calculations that are currently performed using few-group diffusion theory or other low-order methods. To facilitate the monitoring of the progress being made toward the goal of practical full-core reactor design calculations using Monte Carlo, a performance benchmark has been developed and made available through the Nuclear Energy Agency. A first analysis of this benchmark using the MC21 Monte Carlo code was reported on in 2010, and several practical difficulties were highlighted. In this paper, a newer version of MC21 that addresses some of these difficulties has been applied to the benchmark. In particular, the confidence-interval-determination method has been improved to eliminate source correlation bias, and a fission-source-weighting method has been implemented to provide a more uniform distribution of statistical uncertainties. In addition, the Forward-Weighted, Consistent-Adjoint-Driven Importance Sampling methodology has been applied to the benchmark problem. Results of several analyses using these methods are presented, as well as results from a very large calculation with statistical uncertainties that approach what is needed for design applications. (authors)

Kelly, D. J.; Sutton, T. M. [Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory, Bechtel Marine Propulsion Corporation, P. O. Box 1072, Schenectady, NY 12301-1072 (United States); Wilson, S. C. [Bertis Atomic Power Laboratory, Bechtel Marine Propulsion Corporation, P. O. Box 79, West Mifflin, PA 15122-0079 (United States)

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Benchmark quality total atomization energies of small polyatomic Jan M. L. Martin  

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Benchmark quality total atomization energies of small polyatomic molecules Jan M. L. Martin Successive coupled-cluster CCSD T calculations in basis sets of spdf, spdfg, and spdfgh quality, combined with separate Schwartz-type extrapolations A B/(l 1/2) of the self-consistent field SCF and correlation energies

Martin, Jan M.L.

364

Terahertz Vibrations of Crystalline Acyclic and Cyclic Diglycine: Benchmarks for London Force Correction Models  

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Terahertz Vibrations of Crystalline Acyclic and Cyclic Diglycine: Benchmarks for London Force Correction Models ... Terahertz spectroscopy provides unique insights into the fundamental cohesive forces contained within condensed-phase materials. ... CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics, 93 ed.; CRC Press/Taylor and Francis: Boca Raton, FL. ...

Thomas R. Juliano, Jr.; Timothy M. Korter

2013-09-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Lessons Learned on Benchmarking from the International Human Reliability Analysis Empirical Study  

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The International Human Reliability Analysis (HRA) Empirical Study is a comparative benchmark of the prediction of HRA methods to the performance of nuclear power plant crews in a control room simulator. There are a number of unique aspects to the present study that distinguish it from previous HRA benchmarks, most notably the emphasis on a method-to-data comparison instead of a method-to-method comparison. This paper reviews seven lessons learned about HRA benchmarking from conducting the study: (1) the dual purposes of the study afforded by joining another HRA study; (2) the importance of comparing not only quantitative but also qualitative aspects of HRA; (3) consideration of both negative and positive drivers on crew performance; (4) a relatively large sample size of crews; (5) the use of multiple methods and scenarios to provide a well-rounded view of HRA performance; (6) the importance of clearly defined human failure events; and (7) the use of a common comparison language to “translate” the results of different HRA methods. These seven lessons learned highlight how the present study can serve as a useful template for future benchmarking studies.

Ronald L. Boring; John A. Forester; Andreas Bye; Vinh N. Dang; Erasmia Lois

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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BLACK-WHITE BENCHMARKS FOR ALLEGHENY COUNTY Ralph Bangs, Christine Anthou, Shannon Hughes, Chris Shorter  

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BLACK-WHITE BENCHMARKS FOR ALLEGHENY COUNTY Ralph Bangs, Christine Anthou, Shannon Hughes, Chris-Hispanic white (white alone) population was 1,074,037. The purpose of this report is to assess the socioeconomic status of blacks and whites in Allegheny County based on 2000 census data. Current conditions

Sibille, Etienne

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BLACK-WHITE BENCHMARKS FOR THE PITTSBURGH MSA Ralph Bangs, Christine Anthou, Shannon Hughes, Chris Shorter  

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BLACK-WHITE BENCHMARKS FOR THE PITTSBURGH MSA Ralph Bangs, Christine Anthou, Shannon Hughes, Chris was 188,471, and the non-Hispanic white (white alone) population was 2,101,036. The Pittsburgh MSA of this report is to assess the socioeconomic status of blacks and whites in the Pittsburgh MSA based on 2000

Sibille, Etienne

368

Power and Performance of Native and Java Benchmarks on 130nm to 32nm Process Technologies  

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Power and Performance of Native and Java Benchmarks on 130nm to 32nm Process Technologies Hadi with chip power reduc- tions. This paper examines how well process technology and mi- croarchitecture delivered on this assumption. This paper evalu- ates power and performance of native and Java workloads

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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TOWARDS BENCHMARK MEASUREMENTS FOR USED NUCLEAR FUEL ASSAY USING A LEAD SLOWING-DOWN SPECTROMETER  

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for spent fuel testing. The characterization of spent fuel is particularly important for nuclear safeguardsTOWARDS BENCHMARK MEASUREMENTS FOR USED NUCLEAR FUEL ASSAY USING A LEAD SLOWING-DOWN SPECTROMETER B) is considered as a possible option for non- destructive assay of fissile material in used nuclear fuel

Danon, Yaron

370

Protected areas as biodiversity benchmarks for human impact: agriculture and the Serengeti avifauna  

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...distinguish these causes we need an ecological benchmark that acts as a baseline...detected by reference to an ecological baseline, the Seren- geti...soil nutrients and other ecological features (White 1915; Percival...savannah and agriculture using vehicle transects on either side of...

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Guidebook for Using the Tool BEST Cement: Benchmarking and Energy Savings Tool for the Cement Industry  

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The Benchmarking and Energy Savings Tool (BEST) Cement is a process-based tool based on commercially available efficiency technologies used anywhere in the world applicable to the cement industry. This version has been designed for use in China. No actual cement facility with every single efficiency measure included in the benchmark will likely exist; however, the benchmark sets a reasonable standard by which to compare for plants striving to be the best. The energy consumption of the benchmark facility differs due to differences in processing at a given cement facility. The tool accounts for most of these variables and allows the user to adapt the model to operational variables specific for his/her cement facility. Figure 1 shows the boundaries included in a plant modeled by BEST Cement. In order to model the benchmark, i.e., the most energy efficient cement facility, so that it represents a facility similar to the user's cement facility, the user is first required to input production variables in the input sheet (see Section 6 for more information on how to input variables). These variables allow the tool to estimate a benchmark facility that is similar to the user's cement plant, giving a better picture of the potential for that particular facility, rather than benchmarking against a generic one. The input variables required include the following: (1) the amount of raw materials used in tonnes per year (limestone, gypsum, clay minerals, iron ore, blast furnace slag, fly ash, slag from other industries, natural pozzolans, limestone powder (used post-clinker stage), municipal wastes and others); the amount of raw materials that are preblended (prehomogenized and proportioned) and crushed (in tonnes per year); (2) the amount of additives that are dried and ground (in tonnes per year); (3) the production of clinker (in tonnes per year) from each kiln by kiln type; (4) the amount of raw materials, coal and clinker that is ground by mill type (in tonnes per year); (5) the amount of production of cement by type and grade (in tonnes per year); (6) the electricity generated onsite; and, (7) the energy used by fuel type; and, the amount (in RMB per year) spent on energy. The tool offers the user the opportunity to do a quick assessment or a more detailed assessment--this choice will determine the level of detail of the energy input. The detailed assessment will require energy data for each stage of production while the quick assessment will require only total energy used at the entire facility (see Section 6 for more details on quick versus detailed assessments). The benchmarking tool provides two benchmarks--one for Chinese best practices and one for international best practices. Section 2 describes the differences between these two and how each benchmark was calculated. The tool also asks for a target input by the user for the user to set goals for the facility.

Galitsky, Christina; Price, Lynn; Zhou, Nan; Fuqiu , Zhou; Huawen, Xiong; Xuemin, Zeng; Lan, Wang

2008-07-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Glassy Chimeras could be blind to quantum speedup: Designing better benchmarks for quantum annealing machines  

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Recently, a programmable quantum annealing machine has been built that minimizes the cost function of hard optimization problems by adiabatically quenching quantum fluctuations. Tests performed by different research teams have shown that, indeed, the machine seems to exploit quantum effects. However experiments on a class of random-bond instances have not yet demonstrated an advantage over classical optimization algorithms on traditional computer hardware. Here we present evidence as to why this might be the case. These engineered quantum annealing machines effectively operate coupled to a decohering thermal bath. Therefore, we study the finite-temperature critical behavior of the standard benchmark problem used to assess the computational capabilities of these complex machines. We simulate both random-bond Ising models and spin glasses with bimodal and Gaussian disorder on the D-Wave Chimera topology. Our results show that while the worst-case complexity of finding a ground state of an Ising spin glass on the Chimera graph is not polynomial, the finite-temperature phase space is likely rather simple: Spin glasses on Chimera have only a zero-temperature transition. This means that benchmarking optimization methods using spin glasses on the Chimera graph might not be the best benchmark problems to test quantum speedup. We propose alternative benchmarks by embedding potentially harder problems on the Chimera topology. Finally, we also study the (reentrant) disorder-temperature phase diagram of the random-bond Ising model on the Chimera graph and show that a finite-temperature ferromagnetic phase is stable up to 19.85(15)% antiferromagnetic bonds. Beyond this threshold the system only displays a zero-temperature spin-glass phase. Our results therefore show that a careful design of the hardware architecture and benchmark problems is key when building quantum annealing machines.

Helmut G. Katzgraber; Firas Hamze; Ruben S. Andrist

2014-04-11T23:59:59.000Z

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RESULTS FOR THE INTERMEDIATE-SPECTRUM ZEUS BENCHMARK OBTAINED WITH NEW 63,65Cu CROSS-SECTION EVALUATIONS  

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The four HEU, intermediate-spectrum, copper-reflected Zeus experiments have shown discrepant results between measurement and calculation for the last several major releases of the ENDF library. The four benchmarks show a trend in reported C/E values with increasing energy of average lethargy causing fission. Recently, ORNL has made improvements to the evaluations of three key isotopes involved in the benchmark cases in question. Namely, an updated evaluation for 235U and evaluations of 63,65Cu. This paper presents the benchmarking results of the four intermediate-spectrum Zeus cases using the three updated evaluations.

Sobes, Vladimir [ORNL] [ORNL; Leal, Luiz C [ORNL] [ORNL

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Parareal in time 3D numerical solver for the LWR Benchmark neutron diffusion transient model  

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We present a parareal in time algorithm for the simulation of neutron diffusion transient model. The method is made efficient by means of a coarse solver defined with large time steps and steady control rods model. Using finite element for the space discretization, our implementation provides a good scalability of the algorithm. Numerical results show the efficiency of the parareal method on large light water reactor transient model corresponding to the Langenbuch-Maurer-Werner (LMW) benchmark [1].

Baudron, Anne-Marie A -M; Maday, Yvon; Riahi, Mohamed Kamel; Salomon, Julien

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

375

OECD/NEA burnup credit calculational criticality benchmark Phase I-B results  

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In most countries, criticality analysis of LWR fuel stored in racks and casks has assumed that the fuel is fresh with the maximum allowable initial enrichment. This assumption has led to the design of widely spaced and/or highly poisoned storage and transport arrays. If credit is assumed for fuel burnup, initial enrichment limitations can be raised in existing systems, and more compact and economical arrays can be designed. Such reliance on the reduced reactivity of spent fuel for criticality control is referred to as burnup credit. The Burnup Credit Working Group, formed under the auspices of the Nuclear Energy Agency of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, has established a set of well-defined calculational benchmarks designed to study significant aspects of burnup credit computational methods. These benchmarks are intended to provide a means for the intercomparison of computer codes, methods, and data applied in spent fuel analysis. The benchmarks have been divided into multiple phases, each phase focusing on a particular feature of burnup credit analysis. This report summarizes the results and findings of the Phase I-B benchmark, which was proposed to provide a comparison of the ability of different code systems and data libraries to perform depletion analysis for the prediction of spent fuel isotopic concentrations. Results included here represent 21 different sets of calculations submitted by 16 different organizations worldwide and are based on a limited set of nuclides determined to have the most important effect on the neutron multiplication factor of light-water-reactor spent fuel. A comparison of all sets of results demonstrates that most methods agree to within 10% in the ability to estimate the spent fuel concentrations of most actinides. All methods agree within 11% about the average for all fission products studied. Most deviations are less than 10%, and many are less than 5%. The exceptions are Sm 149, Sm 151, and Gd 155.

DeHart, M.D.; Parks, C.V. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States); Brady, M.C. [Sandia National Labs., Las Vegas, NV (United States)

1996-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

376

International Benchmarking and Yardstick Regulation: An Application to European Electricity Utilities  

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. A., Stoft, S., Greene, N., Hill, L. J., 1995. Performance-based ratemaking for electric utilities: Review of plans and analysis of economic and resource planning issues, Volume I. Oak Ridge, Ten. Oak Ridge National Laboratory and University... utilities. Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Jamasb, T., Pollitt, M., 2000. Benchmarking and regulation: International electricity experience. Utilities Policy, Vol. 9, No. 3, 107-130. 35 Joskow, P. J., Schmalensee, R., 1986. Incentive regulation for electric...

Jamasb, Tooraj; Pollitt, Michael G.

2004-06-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Establishing Benchmarks for DOE Commercial Building R&D and Program Evaluation: Preprint  

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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Building Technologies Program and the DOE research laboratories conduct a great deal of research on building technologies. However, differences in models and simulation tools used by various research groups make it difficult to compare results among studies. The authors have developed a set of 22 hypothetical benchmark buildings and weighting factors for nine locations across the country, for a total of 198 buildings.

Deru, M.; Griffith, B.; Torcellini, P.

2006-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Benchmarking Various Green Fluorescent Protein Variants in Bacillus subtilis, Streptococcus pneumoniae, and Lactococcus lactis for Live Cell Imaging  

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...research-article Methods Benchmarking Various Green Fluorescent Protein Variants in Bacillus...contributed equally to this article. Green fluorescent protein (GFP) offers efficient...INTRODUCTION The use of Aequorea victoria green fluorescent protein (GFP) and its derivatives...

Wout Overkamp; Katrin Beilharz; Ruud Detert Oude Weme; Ana Solopova; Harma Karsens; Ákos T. Kovács; Jan Kok; Oscar P. Kuipers; Jan-Willem Veening

2013-08-16T23:59:59.000Z

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BEST Winery Guidebook: Benchmarking and Energy and Water SavingsTool for the Wine Industry  

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Not all industrial facilities have the staff or the opportunity to perform a detailed audit of their operations. The lack of knowledge of energy efficiency opportunities provides an important barrier to improving efficiency. Benchmarking has demonstrated to help energy users understand energy use and the potential for energy efficiency improvement, reducing the information barrier. In California, the wine making industry is not only one of the economic pillars of the economy; it is also a large energy consumer, with a considerable potential for energy-efficiency improvement. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Fetzer Vineyards developed an integrated benchmarking and self-assessment tool for the California wine industry called ''BEST''(Benchmarking and Energy and water Savings Tool) Winery. BEST Winery enables a winery to compare its energy efficiency to a best practice winery, accounting for differences in product mix and other characteristics of the winery. The tool enables the user to evaluate the impact of implementing energy and water efficiency measures. The tool facilitates strategic planning of efficiency measures, based on the estimated impact of the measures, their costs and savings. BEST Winery is available as a software tool in an Excel environment. This report serves as background material, documenting assumptions and information on the included energy and water efficiency measures. It also serves as a user guide for the software package.

Galitsky, Christina; Worrell, Ernst; Radspieler, Anthony; Healy,Patrick; Zechiel, Susanne

2005-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

380

Evaluation of HEU-Beryllium Benchmark Experiments to Improve Computational Analysis of Space Reactors  

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An assessment was previously performed to evaluate modeling capabilities and quantify preliminary biases and uncertainties associated with the modeling methods and data utilized in designing a nuclear reactor such as a beryllium-reflected, highly-enriched-uranium (HEU)-O2 fission surface power (FSP) system for space nuclear power. The conclusion of the previous study was that current capabilities could preclude the necessity of a cold critical test of the FSP; however, additional testing would reduce uncertainties in the beryllium and uranium cross-section data and the overall uncertainty in the computational models. A series of critical experiments using HEU metal were performed in the 1960s and 1970s in support of criticality safety operations at the Y-12 Plant. Of the hundreds of experiments, three were identified as fast-fission configurations reflected by beryllium metal. These experiments have been evaluated as benchmarks for inclusion in the International Handbook of Evaluated Criticality Safety Benchmark Experiments (IHECSBE). Further evaluation of the benchmark experiments was performed using the sensitivity and uncertainty analysis capabilities of SCALE 6. The data adjustment methods of SCALE 6 have been employed in the validation of an example FSP design model to reduce the uncertainty due to the beryllium cross section data.

John D. Bess; Keith C. Bledsoe; Bradley T. Rearden

2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of HEU-Beryllium Benchmark Experiments to Improve Computational Analysis of Space Reactors  

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An assessment was previously performed to evaluate modeling capabilities and quantify preliminary biases and uncertainties associated with the modeling methods and data utilized in designing a nuclear reactor such as a beryllium-reflected, highly-enriched-uranium (HEU)-O2 fission surface power (FSP) system for space nuclear power. The conclusion of the previous study was that current capabilities could preclude the necessity of a cold critical test of the FSP; however, additional testing would reduce uncertainties in the beryllium and uranium cross-section data and the overall uncertainty in the computational models. A series of critical experiments using HEU metal were performed in the 1960s and 1970s in support of criticality safety operations at the Y-12 Plant. Of the hundreds of experiments, three were identified as fast-fission configurations reflected by beryllium metal. These experiments have been evaluated as benchmarks for inclusion in the International Handbook of Evaluated Criticality Safety Benchmark Experiments (IHECSBE). Further evaluation of the benchmark experiments was performed using the sensitivity and uncertainty analysis capabilities of SCALE 6. The data adjustment methods of SCALE 6 have been employed in the validation of an example FSP design model to reduce the uncertainty due to the beryllium cross section data.

Bess, John [Idaho National Laboratory (INL); Bledsoe, Keith C [ORNL; Rearden, Bradley T [ORNL

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Benchmark Calculations for Standard and DUPIC CANDU Fuel Lattices Compared with the MCNP-4B Code  

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Cell-code benchmark calculations have been performed for the standard CANDU and DUPIC CANDU fuel lattices compared with the MCNP-4B code. To consider the full isotopic composition and the temperature effect, new MCNP libraries have been generated from ENDF/B-VI release 3 and validated for typical benchmark problems. The lattice codes WIMS-AECL and HELIOS were then benchmarked by the MCNP code for the major physics parameters such as burnup reactivity, coolant void reactivity, fuel temperature coefficient, etc. The calculations have shown that the physics parameters estimated by the lattice codes are consistent with those by MCNP. However, there is a tendency that the error increases slightly when the fuel burnup is high. This study has shown that the WIMS-AECL produces reliable results for CANDU fuel analysis. However, it is recommended that the cross-section library be updated to be used for the high-burnup fuels even though the current results are generally acceptable. This study has also shown that the HELIOS code has the potential to be used for CANDU fuel lattice analysis in the future.

Roh, Gyuhong; Choi, Hangbok [Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (Korea, Republic of)

2000-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Toxicological benchmarks for screening potential contaminants of concern for effects on soil and litter invertebrates and heterotrophic process  

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One of the initial stages in ecological risk assessments for hazardous waste sites is the screening of contaminants to determine which of them are worthy of further consideration as {open_quotes}contaminants of potential concern.{close_quotes} This process is termed {open_quotes}contaminant screening.{close_quotes} It is performed by comparing measured ambient concentrations of chemicals to benchmark concentrations. Currently, no standard benchmark concentrations exist for assessing contaminants in soil with respect to their toxicity to soil- and litter-dwelling invertebrates, including earthworms, other micro- and macroinvertebrates, or heterotrophic bacteria and fungi. This report presents a standard method for deriving benchmarks for this purpose, sets of data concerning effects of chemicals in soil on invertebrates and soil microbial processes, and benchmarks for chemicals potentially associated with United States Department of Energy sites. In addition, literature describing the experiments from which data were drawn for benchmark derivation. Chemicals that are found in soil at concentrations exceeding both the benchmarks and the background concentration for the soil type should be considered contaminants of potential concern.

Will, M.E.; Suter, G.W. II

1994-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Validation of the WIMSD4M cross-section generation code with benchmark results  

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The WIMSD4 code has been adopted for cross-section generation in support of the Reduced Enrichment Research and Test Reactor (RERTR) program at Argonne National Laboratory (ANL). Subsequently, the code has undergone several updates, and significant improvements have been achieved. The capability of generating group-collapsed micro- or macroscopic cross sections from the ENDF/B-V library and the more recent evaluation, ENDF/B-VI, in the ISOTXS format makes the modified version of the WIMSD4 code, WIMSD4M, very attractive, not only for the RERTR program, but also for the reactor physics community. The intent of the present paper is to validate the WIMSD4M cross-section libraries for reactor modeling of fresh water moderated cores. The results of calculations performed with multigroup cross-section data generated with the WIMSD4M code will be compared against experimental results. These results correspond to calculations carried out with thermal reactor benchmarks of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) unreflected HEU critical spheres, the TRX LEU critical experiments, and calculations of a modified Los Alamos HEU D{sub 2}O moderated benchmark critical system. The benchmark calculations were performed with the discrete-ordinates transport code, TWODANT, using WIMSD4M cross-section data. Transport calculations using the XSDRNPM module of the SCALE code system are also included. In addition to transport calculations, diffusion calculations with the DIF3D code were also carried out, since the DIF3D code is used in the RERTR program for reactor analysis and design. For completeness, Monte Carlo results of calculations performed with the VIM and MCNP codes are also presented.

Deen, J.R.; Woodruff, W.L. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States); Leal, L.E. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Validation of the WIMSD4M cross-section generation code with benchmark results  

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The WIMSD4 code has been adopted for cross-section generation in support of the Reduced Enrichment for Research and Test (RERTR) program at Argonne National Laboratory (ANL). Subsequently, the code has undergone several updates, and significant improvements have been achieved. The capability of generating group-collapsed micro- or macroscopic cross sections from the ENDF/B-V library and the more recent evaluation, ENDF/B-VI, in the ISOTXS format makes the modified version of the WIMSD4 code, WIMSD4M, very attractive, not only for the RERTR program, but also for the reactor physics community. The intent of the present paper is to validate the procedure to generate cross-section libraries for reactor analyses and calculations utilizing the WIMSD4M code. To do so, the results of calculations performed with group cross-section data generated with the WIMSD4M code will be compared against experimental results. These results correspond to calculations carried out with thermal reactor benchmarks of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory(ORNL) unreflected critical spheres, the TRX critical experiments, and calculations of a modified Los Alamos highly-enriched heavy-water moderated benchmark critical system. The benchmark calculations were performed with the discrete-ordinates transport code, TWODANT, using WIMSD4M cross-section data. Transport calculations using the XSDRNPM module of the SCALE code system are also included. In addition to transport calculations, diffusion calculations with the DIF3D code were also carried out, since the DIF3D code is used in the RERTR program for reactor analysis and design. For completeness, Monte Carlo results of calculations performed with the VIM and MCNP codes are also presented.

Leal, L.C. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States); Deen, J.R.; Woodruff, W.L. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States)

1995-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Benchmark calculations on the phase II problem of uncertainty analyses for criticality safety assessment  

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The phase II benchmark problem of expert group UACSA includes a configuration of a PWR fuel storage rack and focuses on the uncertainty of criticality from manufacturing tolerance of design parameters such as fuel enrichment, density, diameter, thickness of neutron absorber and structural material, and so on. It provides probability density functions for each design parameter. In this paper, upper limits of k{sub eff} of 95%/95% tolerance with two methods are calculated by sampling design parameters using given probability distributions and compared with the result from traditional approach. (authors)

Lee, G. S.; Lee, J.; Kim, G. Y.; Woo, S. W. [Korea Inst. of Nuclear Safety, 62 Gwahak-ro, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon, 305-338 (Korea, Republic of)

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Benchmark Analysis of Subcritical Noise Measurements on a Nickel-Reflected Plutonium Metal Sphere  

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Subcritical experiments using californium source-driven noise analysis (CSDNA) and Feynman variance-to-mean methods were performed with an alpha-phase plutonium sphere reflected by nickel shells, up to a maximum thickness of 7.62 cm. Both methods provide means of determining the subcritical multiplication of a system containing nuclear material. A benchmark analysis of the experiments was performed for inclusion in the 2010 edition of the International Handbook of Evaluated Criticality Safety Benchmark Experiments. Benchmark models have been developed that represent these subcritical experiments. An analysis of the computed eigenvalues and the uncertainty in the experiment and methods was performed. The eigenvalues computed using the CSDNA method were very close to those calculated using MCNP5; however, computed eigenvalues are used in the analysis of the CSDNA method. Independent calculations using KENO-VI provided similar eigenvalues to those determined using the CSDNA method and MCNP5. A slight trend with increasing nickel-reflector thickness was seen when comparing MCNP5 and KENO-VI results. For the 1.27-cm-thick configuration the MCNP eigenvalue was approximately 300 pcm greater. The calculated KENO eigenvalue was about 300 pcm greater for the 7.62-cm-thick configuration. The calculated results were approximately the same for a 5-cm-thick shell. The eigenvalues determined using the Feynman method are up to approximately 2.5% lower than those determined using either the CSDNA method or the Monte Carlo codes. The uncertainty in the results from either method was not large enough to account for the bias between the two experimental methods. An ongoing investigation is being performed to assess what potential uncertainties and/or biases exist that have yet to be properly accounted for. The dominant uncertainty in the CSDNA analysis was the uncertainty in selecting a neutron cross-section library for performing the analysis of the data. The uncertainty in the Feynman method was equally shared between the uncertainties in fitting the data to the Feynman equations and the neutron multiplicity of 239Pu. Material and geometry uncertainties in the benchmark experiment were generally much smaller than uncertainties in the analysis methods.

John D. Bess; Jesson Hutchinson

2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Benchmark physics tests in the metallic-fuelled assembly ZPPR-15  

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Results of the first benchmark physics tests of a metallic-fueled, demonstration-size, liquid metal reactor are reported. A simple, two-zone, cylindrical conventional assembly was built with three distinctly different compositions to represent the stages of the Integral Fast Reactor fuel cycle. Experiments included criticality, control, power distribution, reaction rate ratios, reactivity coefficients, shielding, kinetics and spectrum. Analysis was done with 3-D nodal diffusion calculations and ENDFIB-V.2 cross sections. Predictions of the ZPPR-15 reactor physics parameters agreed sufficiently well with the measured values to justify confidence in design analyses for metallic-fueled LMRs.

McFarlane, H.F.; Brumbach, S.B.; Carpenter, S.G.; Collins, P.J.

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Lambda AntiLambda Production as a Benchmark Channel for PANDA  

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The PANDA experiment which is part of the future FAIR facility at Darmstadt will investigate reactions of antiprotons with hydrogen and nuclear targets. One of the benchmark channel for the simulation and the design of the detector is the Lambda AntiLambda channel, which has been extensively investigated by the PS185 collaboration. This paper will report on first results on GEANT4 simulations including the PANDA detector geometry which have been performed to study the detector acceptance, resolution and background suppression as well as the reconstruction polarization observables.

Marco Destefanis; :; PANDA Collaboration

2005-08-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Results of the 2013 UT modeling benchmark obtained with models implemented in CIVA  

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The 2013 Ultrasonic Testing (UT) modeling benchmark concerns direct echoes from side drilled holes (SDH), flat bottom holes (FBH) and corner echoes from backwall breaking artificial notches inspected with a matrix phased array probe. This communication presents the results obtained with the models implemented in the CIVA software: the pencilmodel is used to compute the field radiated by the probe, the Kirchhoff approximation is applied to predict the response of FBH and notches and the SOV (Separation Of Variables) model is used for the SDH responses. The comparison between simulated and experimental results are presented and discussed.

Toullelan, Gwénaël; Raillon, Raphaële; Chatillon, Sylvain [CEA, LIST, 91191Gif-sur-Yvette (France); Lonne, Sébastien [EXTENDE, Le Bergson, 15 Avenue Emile Baudot, 91300 MASSY (France)

2014-02-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Asymmetric profiles observed in the recombination of Bi79+: A benchmark for relativistic theories involving interference  

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Asymmetric profiles have been observed in the recombination cross section of Be-like Bi obtained by measuring the electron energy dependence of the ion abundance ratio in an electron-beam ion trap. In contrast to the previous x-ray measurements, the present measurement gives the integrated recombination cross section with higher statistical quality, which provides a benchmark to test the relativistic theory involving the interference between the resonant and continuum states. The comparison with our theoretical study shows that the Breit interaction plays an important role in this case.

Nobuyuki Nakamura; Anthony P. Kavanagh; Hirofumi Watanabe; Hiroyuki A. Sakaue; Yueming Li; Daiji Kato; Fred J. Currell; Xiao-Min Tong; Tsutomu Watanabe; Shunsuke Ohtani

2009-07-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Testing and benchmarking of a three-dimensional groundwater flow and solute transport model  

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A three-dimensional finite-difference model was developed to simulate groundwater flow and solute transport. The model is intended for application to a variety of groundwater resource and solute migration evaluations, including several complex sites at the Savannah River Plant (SRP). Because the model, FTWORK, is relatively new, there is a need to provide confidence in the model results. Methodologies that test models include comparisons with analytical solutions, comparisons with empirical data, and checking that conservation properties hold. Another level of testing is the comparison of one code against another. This paper describes the testing and benchmarking procedure used to verify the validate FTWORK.

Sims, P.N.; Andersen, P.F.; Faust, C.R. [GeoTrans, Inc., Herndon, VA (United States); Stephenson, D.E. [E.I. DuPont de Nemours and Co., Aiken, SC (United States)

1988-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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EMTP modeling of CIGRE benchmark based HVDC transmission system operating with weak AC systems  

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An EMTP based study of a CIGRE benchmark based HVDC system operating with weak ac systems is carried out. The modeled system provides a starting point for (a) educators teaching HVDC transmission courses and (b) for utility planners to develop their own low-cost dedicated digital simulators for training purposes. In this paper, modeling details of the ac-dc system, dc converters and control are presented. To validate the control schemes presented, the HVDC system is tested under ac-dc fault conditions. Results obtained from an EMTP-based study under these fault conditions are also presented in this paper.

Sood, V.K. [Hydro-Quebec, Varennes, Quebec (Canada); Khatri, V.; Jin, H. [Concordia Univ., Montreal, Quebec (Canada). Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Department of Energy Commercial Building Benchmarks (New Construction): Summary of Changes from v1.0_3.0 to v1.1_3.1, May 5, 2009  

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This file contains the changes to the new construction building benchmark files from version 1.0_3.0 to version 1.1_3.1.

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Department of Energy Commercial Building Benchmarks (New Construction): Energy Use Intensities, May 5, 2009  

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Benchmarks Benchmarks New Construction Energy Use Intensities (EUIs) [kBtu/ft 2 /yr] May 5, 2009 Miami Houston Phoenix Atlanta Los Angeles Las Vegas San Francisco Baltimore Albuquerque Seattle Chicago Denver Minneapolis Helena Duluth Fairbanks 2003 CBECS Avg. Climate Zone 1A 2A 2B 3A 3B 3B 3C 4A 4B 4C 5A 5B 6A 6B 7 8 Large Office 39 42 40 39 32 40 34 43 39 37 43 38 47 44 49 62 99 Medium Office 38 44 42 44 35 41 40 51 43 46 53 47 59 54 62 82 94 Small Office 46 48 49 46 36 44 38 53 47 47 61 52 70 62 77 110 80 Warehouse 15 15 15 16 14 16 14 18 17 16 21 20 26 23 27 43 48 Stand-alone Retail 48 46 46 41 34 41 35 45 42 40 48 45 54 51 61 88 70 Strip Mall 46 44 44 44 35 43 38 48 45 42 51 47 60 55 66 99 110 Primary School 65 71 69 69 57 65 71 78 68 65 85 74 99 88 107 147 68 Secondary School 69 74 74 73 50 68 67 87 72 72 99 81 117 101 128 181 80 Supermarket 161 171 161 175 155 162 171 191 174 186 206 188 224 209 240

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Benchmarking of calculation schemes in APOLLO2 and COBAYA3 for WER lattices  

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This paper presents solutions of the NURISP WER lattice benchmark using APOLLO2, TRIPOLI4 and COBAYA3 pin-by-pin. The main objective is to validate MOC based calculation schemes for pin-by-pin cross-section generation with APOLLO2 against TRIPOLI4 reference results. A specific objective is to test the APOLLO2 generated cross-sections and interface discontinuity factors in COBAYA3 pin-by-pin calculations with unstructured mesh. The VVER-1000 core consists of large hexagonal assemblies with 2 mm inter-assembly water gaps which require the use of unstructured meshes in the pin-by-pin core simulators. The considered 2D benchmark problems include 19-pin clusters, fuel assemblies and 7-assembly clusters. APOLLO2 calculation schemes with the step characteristic method (MOC) and the higher-order Linear Surface MOC have been tested. The comparison of APOLLO2 vs. TRIPOLI4 results shows a very close agreement. The 3D lattice solver in COBAYA3 uses transport corrected multi-group diffusion approximation with interface discontinuity factors of Generalized Equivalence Theory (GET) or Black Box Homogenization (BBH) type. The COBAYA3 pin-by-pin results in 2, 4 and 8 energy groups are close to the reference solutions when using side-dependent interface discontinuity factors. (authors)

Zheleva, N.; Ivanov, P.; Todorova, G.; Kolev, N. [Institute for Nuclear Research and Nuclear Energy, 1784 Sofia (Bulgaria); Herrero, J. J. [Departamento de Ingenieria Nuclear, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Calle Jose Gutierrez Abascal, 2, 28006 Madrid (Spain)

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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VVER-440 and VVER-1000 reactor dosimetry benchmark - BUGLE-96 versus ALPAN VII.0  

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Document available in abstract form only, full text of document follows: Analytical results of the vodo-vodyanoi energetichesky reactor-(VVER-) 440 and VVER-1000 reactor dosimetry benchmarks developed from engineering mockups at the Nuclear Research Inst. Rez LR-0 reactor are discussed. These benchmarks provide accurate determination of radiation field parameters in the vicinity and over the thickness of the reactor pressure vessel. Measurements are compared to calculated results with two sets of tools: TORT discrete ordinates code and BUGLE-96 cross-section library versus the newly Westinghouse-developed RAPTOR-M3G and ALPAN VII.0. The parallel code RAPTOR-M3G enables detailed neutron distributions in energy and space in reduced computational time. ALPAN VII.0 cross-section library is based on ENDF/B-VII.0 and is designed for reactor dosimetry applications. It uses a unique broad group structure to enhance resolution in thermal-neutron-energy range compared to other analogous libraries. The comparison of fast neutron (E > 0.5 MeV) results shows good agreement (within 10%) between BUGLE-96 and ALPAN VII.O libraries. Furthermore, the results compare well with analogous results of participants of the REDOS program (2005). Finally, the analytical results for fast neutrons agree within 15% with the measurements, for most locations in all three mockups. In general, however, the analytical results underestimate the attenuation through the reactor pressure vessel thickness compared to the measurements. (authors)

Duo, J. I. [Radiation Engineering and Analysis, Westinghouse Electric Company LLC, 1000 Westinghouse Dr., Cranberry Township, PA 16066 (United States)

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Benchmarking the x-ray phase contrast imaging for ICF DT ice characterization using roughened surrogates  

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We use x-ray phase contrast imaging to characterize the inner surface roughness of DT ice layers in capsules planned for future ignition experiments. It is therefore important to quantify how well the x-ray data correlates with the actual ice roughness. We benchmarked the accuracy of our system using surrogates with fabricated roughness characterized with high precision standard techniques. Cylindrical artifacts with azimuthally uniform sinusoidal perturbations with 100 um period and 1 um amplitude demonstrated 0.02 um accuracy limited by the resolution of the imager and the source size of our phase contrast system. Spherical surrogates with random roughness close to that required for the DT ice for a successful ignition experiment were used to correlate the actual surface roughness to that obtained from the x-ray measurements. When comparing average power spectra of individual measurements, the accuracy mode number limits of the x-ray phase contrast system benchmarked against surface characterization performed by Atomic Force Microscopy are 60 and 90 for surrogates smoother and rougher than the required roughness for the ice. These agreement mode number limits are >100 when comparing matching individual measurements. We will discuss the implications for interpreting DT ice roughness data derived from phase-contrast x-ray imaging.

Dewald, E; Kozioziemski, B; Moody, J; Koch, J; Mapoles, E; Montesanti, R; Youngblood, K; Letts, S; Nikroo, A; Sater, J; Atherton, J

2008-06-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Benchmarking Heavy Ion Transport Codes FLUKA, HETC-HEDS MARS15, MCNPX, and PHITS  

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Powerful accelerators such as spallation neutron sources, muon-collider/neutrino facilities, and rare isotope beam facilities must be designed with the consideration that they handle the beam power reliably and safely, and they must be optimized to yield maximum performance relative to their design requirements. The simulation codes used for design purposes must produce reliable results. If not, component and facility designs can become costly, have limited lifetime and usefulness, and could even be unsafe. The objective of this proposal is to assess the performance of the currently available codes � PHITS, FLUKA, MARS15, MCNPX, and HETC-HEDS � that could be used for design simulations involving heavy ion transport. We plan to access their performance by performing simulations and comparing results against experimental data of benchmark quality. Quantitative knowledge of the biases and the uncertainties of the simulations is essential as this potentially impacts the safe, reliable and cost effective design of any future radioactive ion beam facility. Further benchmarking of heavy-ion transport codes was one of the actions recommended in the �Report of the 2003 RIA R&D Workshop".

Ronningen, Reginald Martin [Michigan State University; Remec, Igor [Oak Ridge National Laboratory; Heilbronn, Lawrence H. [University of Tennessee-Knoxville

2013-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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New Reactor Physics Benchmark Data in the March 2012 Edition of the IRPhEP Handbook  

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The International Reactor Physics Experiment Evaluation Project (IRPhEP) was established to preserve integral reactor physics experimental data, including separate or special effects data for nuclear energy and technology applications. Numerous experiments that have been performed worldwide, represent a large investment of infrastructure, expertise, and cost, and are valuable resources of data for present and future research. These valuable assets provide the basis for recording, development, and validation of methods. If the experimental data are lost, the high cost to repeat many of these measurements may be prohibitive. The purpose of the IRPhEP is to provide an extensively peer-reviewed set of reactor physics-related integral data that can be used by reactor designers and safety analysts to validate the analytical tools used to design next-generation reactors and establish the safety basis for operation of these reactors. Contributors from around the world collaborate in the evaluation and review of selected benchmark experiments for inclusion in the International Handbook of Evaluated Reactor Physics Benchmark Experiments (IRPhEP Handbook) [1]. Several new evaluations have been prepared for inclusion in the March 2012 edition of the IRPhEP Handbook.

John D. Bess; J. Blair Briggs; Jim Gulliford

2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Benchmarking the Remote-Handled Waste Facility at the West Valley Demonstration Project  

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ABSTRACT Facility decontamination activities at the West Valley Demonstration Project (WVDP), the site of a former commercial nuclear spent fuel reprocessing facility near Buffalo, New York, have resulted in the removal of radioactive waste. Due to high dose and/or high contamination levels of this waste, it needs to be handled remotely for processing and repackaging into transport/disposal-ready containers. An initial conceptual design for a Remote-Handled Waste Facility (RHWF), completed in June 1998, was estimated to cost $55 million and take 11 years to process the waste. Benchmarking the RHWF with other facilities around the world, completed in November 1998, identified unique facility design features and innovative waste pro-cessing methods. Incorporation of the benchmarking effort has led to a smaller yet fully functional, $31 million facility. To distinguish it from the June 1998 version, the revised design is called the Rescoped Remote-Handled Waste Facility (RRHWF) in this topical report. The conceptual design for the RRHWF was completed in June 1999. A design-build contract was approved by the Department of Energy in September 1999.

O. P. Mendiratta; D. K. Ploetz

2000-02-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Identification of Integral Benchmarks for Nuclear Data Testing Using DICE (Database for the International Handbook of Evaluated Criticality Safety Benchmark Experiments)  

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Typical users of the International Criticality Safety Evaluation Project (ICSBEP) Handbook have specific criteria to which they desire to find matching experiments. Depending on the application, those criteria may consist of any combination of physical or chemical characteristics and/or various neutronic parameters. The ICSBEP Handbook contains a structured format helping the user narrow the search for experiments of interest. However, with nearly 4300 different experimental configurations and the ever increasing addition of experimental data, the necessity to perform multiple criteria searches have rendered these features insufficient. As a result, a relational database was created with information extracted from the ICSBEP Handbook. A users’ interface was designed by OECD and DOE to allow the interrogation of this database. The database and the corresponding users’ interface are referred to as DICE. DICE currently offers the capability to perform multiple criteria searches that go beyond simple fuel, physical form and spectra and includes expanded general information, fuel form, moderator/coolant, neutron-absorbing material, cladding, reflector, separator, geometry, benchmark results, spectra, and neutron balance parameters. DICE also includes the capability to display graphical representations of neutron spectra, detailed neutron balance, sensitivity coefficients for capture, fission, elastic scattering, inelastic scattering, nu-bar and mu-bar, as well as several other features.

J. Blair Briggs; A. Nichole Ellis; Yolanda Rugama; Nicolas Soppera; Manuel Bossant

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Comparison of the ESP Benchmark with Observed System Utilization Adrian T. Wong, William T. C. Kramer, Leonid Oliker, and David H. Bailey  

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Comparison of the ESP Benchmark with Observed System Utilization Adrian T. Wong, William T. C. Kramer, Leonid Oliker, and David H. Bailey National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center Lawrence of configuration changes and software upgrades in existing systems, but are evolving this benchmark to provide

Bailey, David H.

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An international land-biosphere model benchmarking activity for the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report (AR5)  

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The need to capture important climate feedbacks in general circulation models (GCMs) has resulted in efforts to include atmospheric chemistry and land and ocean biogeochemistry into the next generation of production climate models, called Earth System Models (ESMs). While many terrestrial and ocean carbon models have been coupled to GCMs, recent work has shown that such models can yield a wide range of results (Friedlingstein et al., 2006). This work suggests that a more rigorous set of global offline and partially coupled experiments, along with detailed analyses of processes and comparisons with measurements, are needed. The Carbon-Land Model Intercomparison Project (C-LAMP) was designed to meet this need by providing a simulation protocol and model performance metrics based upon comparisons against best-available satellite- and ground-based measurements (Hoffman et al., 2007). Recently, a similar effort in Europe, called the International Land Model Benchmark (ILAMB) Project, was begun to assess the performance of European land surface models. These two projects will now serve as prototypes for a proposed international land-biosphere model benchmarking activity for those models participating in the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report (AR5). Initially used for model validation for terrestrial biogeochemistry models in the NCAR Community Land Model (CLM), C-LAMP incorporates a simulation protocol for both offline and partially coupled simulations using a prescribed historical trajectory of atmospheric CO2 concentrations. Models are confronted with data through comparisons against AmeriFlux site measurements, MODIS satellite observations, NOAA Globalview flask records, TRANSCOM inversions, and Free Air CO2 Enrichment (FACE) site measurements. Both sets of experiments have been performed using two different terrestrial biogeochemistry modules coupled to the CLM version 3 in the Community Climate System Model version 3 (CCSM3): the CASA model of Fung, et al., and the carbon-nitrogen (CN) model of Thornton. Comparisons of the CLM3 offline results against observational datasets have been performed and are described in Randerson et al. (2009). CLM version 4 has been evaluated using C-LAMP, showing improvement in many of the metrics. Efforts are now underway to initiate a Nitrogen-Land Model Intercomparison Project (N-LAMP) to better constrain the effects of the nitrogen cycle in biosphere models. Presented will be new results from C-LAMP for CLM4, initial N-LAMP developments, and the proposed land-biosphere model benchmarking activity.

Hoffman, Forrest M [ORNL; Randerson, James T [ORNL; Thornton, Peter E [ORNL; Bonan, Gordon [National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR); Erickson III, David J [ORNL; Fung, Inez [University of California, Berkeley

2009-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Microsoft Word - AREVA Benchmarking Site Visit and Interview Final 3-21-08.doc  

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QA: N/A QA: N/A Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management OFFICE OF LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT BENCHMARKING PROJECT Report from AREVA, NC Site Visit and Interview, Spring 2007 March 2008 U.S. Department of Energy Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management Report From AREVA NC Site Visit ii March 2008 INTENTIONALLY LEFT BLANK Report From AREVA NC Site Visit iii March 2008 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982, as amended, established the Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management (OCRWM) within the Department of Energy (DOE). As part of its responsibilities to license and operate a geologic repository for disposal of spent nuclear fuel (SNF) and high-level radioactive waste (HLW), OCRWM has the mission of transporting those

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Investment efficiency in the Italian water service industry: a benchmarking study using data envelopment analysis (DEA)  

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The paper presents a benchmarking study of the Italian water service industry using data envelopment analysis. Sample investigated in the study includes 38 optimal territorial areas (ATOs), where the ATO is a well circumscribed geographical area where the provision of integrated water services is considered efficient. Results of DEA implementation show that the average pure technical and scale efficiency are situated at 92.62% and 93.91%, respectively, while the average technical efficiencies score is 87.61%. Findings also support the idea that there might be an optimal size of ATOs which is associated to higher efficiency scores and that agglomeration economies are important in the provision of water integrated services. Large scale operations and ATO size are associated to lower efficiency rates.

Corrado Lo Storto

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Conceptual Soundness, Metric Development, Benchmarking, and Targeting for PATH Subprogram Evaluation  

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The objective of this study is to evaluate the conceptual soundness of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Partnership for Advancing Technology in Housing (PATH) program's revised goals and establish and apply a framework to identify and recommend metrics that are the most useful for measuring PATH's progress. This report provides an evaluative review of PATH's revised goals, outlines a structured method for identifying and selecting metrics, proposes metrics and benchmarks for a sampling of individual PATH programs, and discusses other metrics that potentially could be developed that may add value to the evaluation process. The framework and individual program metrics can be used for ongoing management improvement efforts and to inform broader program-level metrics for government reporting requirements.

Mosey. G.; Doris, E.; Coggeshall, C.; Antes, M.; Ruch, J.; Mortensen, J.

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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MC21 analysis of the MIT PWR benchmark: Hot zero power results  

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MC21 Monte Carlo results have been compared with hot zero power measurements from an operating pressurized water reactor (PWR), as specified in a new full core PWR performance benchmark from the MIT Computational Reactor Physics Group. Included in the comparisons are axially integrated full core detector measurements, axial detector profiles, control rod bank worths, and temperature coefficients. Power depressions from grid spacers are seen clearly in the MC21 results. Application of Coarse Mesh Finite Difference (CMFD) acceleration within MC21 has been accomplished, resulting in a significant reduction of inactive batches necessary to converge the fission source. CMFD acceleration has also been shown to work seamlessly with the Uniform Fission Site (UFS) variance reduction method. (authors)

Kelly Iii, D. J.; Aviles, B. N. [Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory, Bechtel Marine Propulsion Corporation, P.O. Box 1072, Schenectady, NY 12301-1072 (United States); Herman, B. R. [Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139-4307 (United States)

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Parallel performance of two applications in the Boeing high performance computing benchmark suite  

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We describe our work to evaluate the performance of the parallel versions of two floating-point-intensive engineering applications from Boeing's high performance computing benchmark suite (BHPCBS) on emerging RISC parallel systems and PC clusters. The first application is a computational fluid dynamics (CFD) code, OVERFLOW, developed by NASA and used by Boeing for analysis and design of advanced aircraft. The second application is a prototype of a computational electromagnetics (CEM) code, developed by Boeing and used for radar cross-section studies. The distributed memory parallel versions of both applications use the message passing interface (MPI) standard for message passing. The goal of our work was to determine whether RISC parallel systems and PC clusters, which offer high performance at low cost, may be able to meet Boeing's computing requirements in the future. We describe the test environments for the studies, discuss parallelization issues and strategies and present performance data for the two applications.

Joseph W. Manke; G. David Kerlick; David Levine; Subhankar Banerjee; Eric Dillon

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Quantum Monte Carlo for Noncovalent Interactions: Analysis of Protocols and Simplified Scheme Attaining Benchmark Accuracy  

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Reliable theoretical predictions of noncovalent interaction energies, which are important e.g. in drug-design and hydrogen-storage applications, belong to longstanding challenges of contemporary quantum chemistry. In this respect, the fixed-node diffusion Monte Carlo (FN-DMC) is a promising alternative to the commonly used ``gold standard'' coupled-cluster CCSD(T)/CBS method for its benchmark accuracy and favourable scaling, in contrast to other correlated wave function approaches. This work is focused on the analysis of protocols and possible tradeoffs for FN-DMC estimations of noncovalent interaction energies and proposes a significantly more efficient yet accurate computational protocol using simplified explicit correlation terms. Its performance is illustrated on a number of weakly bound complexes, including water dimer, benzene/hydrogen, T-shape benzene dimer and stacked adenine-thymine DNA base pair complex. The proposed protocol achieves excellent agreement ($\\sim$0.2 kcal/mol) with respect to the reli...

Dubecký, Matúš; Jure?ka, Petr; Mitas, Lubos; Hobza, Pavel; Otyepka, Michal

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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OC3—Benchmark Exercise of Aero-elastic Offshore Wind Turbine Codes  

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This paper introduces the work content and status of the first international investigation and verification of aero-elastic codes for offshore wind turbines as performed by the "Offshore Code Comparison Collaboration"(OC3) within the "IEA Wind Annex XXIII - Subtask 2". An overview is given on the state-of-the-art of the concerned offshore wind turbine simulation codes. Exemplary results of benchmark simulations from the first phase of the project are presented and discussed while subsequent phases are introduced. Furthermore, the paper discusses areas where differences between the codes have been identified and the sources of those differences, such as the differing theories implemented into the individual codes. Finally, further research and code development needs are presented based on the latest findings from the current state of the project.

P Passon; M Kühn; S Butterfield; J Jonkman; T Camp; T J Larsen

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Generation of synthetic benchmark electrical load profiles using publicly available load and weather data  

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Abstract Electrical load profiles of a particular region are usually required in order to study the performance of renewable energy technologies and the impact of different operational strategies on the power grid. Load profiles are generally constructed based on measurements and load research surveys which are capital and labour-intensive. In the absence of true load profiles, synthetically generated load profiles can be a viable alternative to be used as benchmarks for research or renewable energy investment planning. In this paper, the feasibility of using publicly available load and weather data to generate synthetic load profiles is investigated. An artificial neural network (ANN) based method is proposed to synthesize load profiles for a target region using its typical meteorological year 2 (TMY2) weather data as the input. To achieve this, the proposed ANN models are first trained using TMY2 weather data and load profile data of neighbouring regions as the input and targeted output. The limited number of data points in the load profile dataset and the consequent averaging of TMY2 weather data to match its period resulted in limited data availability for training. This challenge was tackled by incorporating generalization using Bayesian regularization into training. The other major challenge was facilitating ANN extrapolation and this was accomplished by the incorporation of domain knowledge into the input weather data for training. The performance of the proposed technique has been evaluated by simulation studies and tested on three real datasets. Results indicate that the generated synthetic load profiles closely resemble the real ones and therefore can be used as benchmarks.

Gobind G. Pillai; Ghanim A. Putrus; Nicola M. Pearsall

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Benchmarking and Equipment and Controls Assessment for a 'Big Box' Retail Chain  

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The paper describes work to enable improved energy performance of existing and new retail stores belonging to a national chain and thereby also identify measures and tools that would improve the performance of 'big box' stores generally. A detailed energy simulation model of a standard store design was developed and used to: (1) demonstrate the benefits of benchmarking the energy performance of retail stores of relatively standard design using baselines derived from simulation, (2) identify cost-effective improvements in the efficiency of components to be incorporated in the next design cycle, and (3) use simulation to identify potential control strategy improvements that could be adopted in all stores, improving operational efficiency. The core enabling task of the project was to develop an energy model of the current standard design using the EnergyPlus simulation program. For the purpose of verification of the model against actual utility bills, the model was reconfigured to represent twelve existing stores (seven relatively new stores and five older stores) in different US climates and simulations were performed using weather data obtained from the National Weather Service. The results of this exercise, which showed generally good agreement between predicted and measured total energy use, suggest that dynamic benchmarking based on energy simulation would be an effective tool for identifying operational problems that affect whole building energy use. The models of the seven newer stores were then configured with manufacturers performance data for the equipment specified in the current design and used to assess the energy and cost benefits of increasing the efficiency of selected HVAC, lighting and envelope components. The greatest potential for cost-effective energy savings appears to be a substantial increase in the efficiency of the blowers in the roof top units and improvements in the efficiency of the lighting. The energy benefits of economizers on the roof-top units were analyzed and found to be very sensitive to the operation of the exhaust fans used to control building pressurization.

Haves, Philip; Coffey, Brian; Williams, Scott

2008-06-11T23:59:59.000Z

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AN OPEN-SOURCE MULTI-FPGA MODULAR SYSTEM FOR FAIR BENCHMARKING OF TRUE RANDOM NUMBER GENERATORS  

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AN OPEN-SOURCE MULTI-FPGA MODULAR SYSTEM FOR FAIR BENCHMARKING OF TRUE RANDOM NUMBER GENERATORS: patrick.haddad@st.com ABSTRACT True Random Number Generators (TRNG) are cryptographic primitives upload their configuration bitstream to the remote FPGA and download random data generated in the same

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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DIAGNOSING, BENCHMARKING AND TRANSFORMING THE LEED CERTIFIED FIU SIPA BUILDING INTO A NET-ZERO-ENERGY BUILDING (NET-ZEB)  

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, the energy score is not benchmarked against the AIA and DOE 2030 Challenge to make buildings carbon-neutral INTO A NET-ZERO-ENERGY BUILDING (NET-ZEB) Thomas Spiegelhalter Florida International University-Department of Construction Management Miami, FL 33174 e-mail: yckang@fiu.edu Nezih Pala FIU- Department of Electrical

Pala, Nezih

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BLACK-WHITE BENCHMARKS FOR THE CITY OF PITTSBURGH Ralph Bangs, Christine Anthou, Shannon Hughes, Chris Shorter  

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BLACK-WHITE BENCHMARKS FOR THE CITY OF PITTSBURGH Ralph Bangs, Christine Anthou, Shannon Hughes,750, and the non-Hispanic white (white alone) population was 223,982. These numbers are fairly typical of large cities in the US. The purpose of this report is to assess the socioeconomic status of blacks and whites

Sibille, Etienne

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How Does Your Data Center Measure Up? Energy Efficiency Metrics and Benchmarks for Data Center Infrastructure Systems  

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Data centers are among the most energy intensive types of facilities, and they are growing dramatically in terms of size and intensity [EPA 2007]. As a result, in the last few years there has been increasing interest from stakeholders - ranging from data center managers to policy makers - to improve the energy efficiency of data centers, and there are several industry and government organizations that have developed tools, guidelines, and training programs. There are many opportunities to reduce energy use in data centers and benchmarking studies reveal a wide range of efficiency practices. Data center operators may not be aware of how efficient their facility may be relative to their peers, even for the same levels of service. Benchmarking is an effective way to compare one facility to another, and also to track the performance of a given facility over time. Toward that end, this article presents the key metrics that facility managers can use to assess, track, and manage the efficiency of the infrastructure systems in data centers, and thereby identify potential efficiency actions. Most of the benchmarking data presented in this article are drawn from the data center benchmarking database at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL). The database was developed from studies commissioned by the California Energy Commission, Pacific Gas and Electric Co., the U.S. Department of Energy and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority.

Mathew, Paul; Greenberg, Steve; Ganguly, Srirupa; Sartor, Dale; Tschudi, William

2009-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Neutronics Benchmarks for the Utilization of Mixed-Oxide Fuel: Joint US/Russian Progress Report for Fiscal 1997. Volume 3 - Calculations Performed in the Russian Federation  

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This volume of the progress report provides documentation of reactor physics and criticality safety studies conducted in the Russian Federation during fiscal year 1997 and sponsored by the Fissile Materials Disposition Program of the US Department of Energy. Descriptions of computational and experimental benchmarks for the verification and validation of computer programs for neutron physics analyses are included. All benchmarks include either plutonium, uranium, or mixed uranium and plutonium fuels. Calculated physics parameters are reported for all of the contaminated benchmarks that the United States and Russia mutually agreed in November 1996 were applicable to mixed-oxide fuel cycles for light-water reactors.

NONE

1998-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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HEATING, AIR-CONDITIONING AND REFRIGERATION DISTRIBUTORS INTERNATIONAL...  

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of the updated Energy Conservation Standards for Air Conditioners, Furnaces and Heat Pumps. DOE EX Parte Memo.pdf More Documents & Publications 3rd Semi-Annual Report to...

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HEATING, AIR-CONDITIONING AND REFRIGERATION DISTRIBUTORS INTERNATIONAL (HARDI)  

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OE Framework Document and Stakeholder Meeting regarding the Enforcement of the updated Energy Conservation Standards for Air Conditioners, Furnaces and Heat Pumps.

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Exoproteolytic cleavage of N-terminal His tags QIAGEN Distributors  

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His tags using DAPase Enzyme 25 Buffer preparation 25 Desalting 25 Protocol 1. DAPase digestion (small-scale, and pGAPase Enzymes 30 Buffer preparation 30 Desalting 30 Protocol 4. DAPase ­ Qcyclase digestion (small-scale with TAGZyme cleavage His tags suitable for exoproteolytic cleavage by the TAGZyme system 50 Small-scale

Lebendiker, Mario

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Evaluation of evolving residential electricity tariffs  

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Residential customers in California's Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) territory have seen several electricity rate structure changes in the past decade. A relatively simple two-tiered pricing system (charges by usage under/over baseline for the home's climate zone) was replaced in the summer of 2001 by a more complicated five-tiered system (usage below baseline and up to 30percent, 100percent, 200percent, and 300percent+ over baseline). In 2009, PG&E began the process of upgrading its residential customers to Smart Meters and laying the groundwork for time of use pricing, due to start in 2011. This paper examines the history of the tiered pricing system, discusses the problems the utility encountered with its Smart Meter roll out, and evaluates the proposed dynamic pricing incentive structures. Scenario analyses of example PG&E customer bills will also be presented. What would these residential customers pay if they were still operating under a tiered structure, and/or if they participated in peak hour reductions?

Lai, Judy; DeForest, Nicholas; Kiliccote, Sila; Stadler, Michael; Marnay, Chris; Donadee, Jon

2011-03-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of evolving residential electricity tariffs  

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Residential customers in California's Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) territory have seen several electricity rate structure changes in the past decade. This poster: examines the history of the residential pricing structure and key milestones; summarizes and analyzes the usage between 2006 and 2009 for different baseline/climate areas; discusses the residential electricity Smart Meter roll out; and compares sample bills for customers in two climates under the current pricing structure and also the future time of use (TOU) structure.

Lai, Judy; DeForest, Nicholas; Kiliccote, Sila; Stadler, Michael; Marnay, Chris; Donadee, Jon

2011-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Microworlds, Simulators, and Simulation: Framework for a Benchmark of Human Reliability Data Sources  

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In this paper, we propose a method to improve the data basis of human reliability analysis (HRA) by extending the data sources used to inform HRA methods. Currently, most HRA methods are based on limited empirical data, and efforts to enhance the empirical basis behind HRA methods have not yet yielded significant new data. Part of the reason behind this shortage of quality data is attributable to the data sources used. Data have been derived from unrelated industries, from infrequent risk-significant events, or from costly control room simulator studies. We propose a benchmark of four data sources: a simplified microworld simulator using unskilled student operators, a full-scope control room simulator using skilled student operators, a full-scope control room simulator using licensed commercial operators, and a human performance modeling and simulation system using virtual operators. The goal of this research is to compare findings across the data sources to determine to what extent data may be used and generalized from cost effective sources.

Ronald Boring; Dana Kelly; Carol Smidts; Ali Mosleh; Brian Dyre

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Comparing, optimizing, and benchmarking quantum-control algorithms in a unifying programming framework  

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For paving the way to novel applications in quantum simulation, computation, and technology, increasingly large quantum systems have to be steered with high precision. It is a typical task amenable to numerical optimal control to turn the time course of pulses, i.e., piecewise constant control amplitudes, iteratively into an optimized shape. Here, we present a comparative study of optimal-control algorithms for a wide range of finite-dimensional applications. We focus on the most commonly used algorithms: GRAPE methods which update all controls concurrently, and Krotov-type methods which do so sequentially. Guidelines for their use are given and open research questions are pointed out. Moreover, we introduce a unifying algorithmic framework, DYNAMO (dynamic optimization platform), designed to provide the quantum-technology community with a convenient matlab-based tool set for optimal control. In addition, it gives researchers in optimal-control techniques a framework for benchmarking and comparing newly proposed algorithms with the state of the art. It allows a mix-and-match approach with various types of gradients, update and step-size methods as well as subspace choices. Open-source code including examples is made available at http://qlib.info.

Machnes, S. [Quantum Group, Department of Physics, Tel-Aviv University, Tel Aviv 69978 (Israel); Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of Ulm, D-89069 Ulm (Germany); Sander, U.; Glaser, S. J.; Schulte-Herbrueggen, T. [Department of Chemistry, Technical University of Munich (TUM), D-85747 Garching (Germany); Fouquieres, P. de; Gruslys, A.; Schirmer, S. [Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge, CB3 0WA (United Kingdom)

2011-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Australia–Japan coking coal trade: A hedonic analysis under benchmark and fair treatment pricing  

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Given Japan's dominant position in the Asia–Pacific regional coal market and the continuing relatively low profitability of Australia's coal industry, the influence of the Japanese steel mills on coal pricing arrangements between Australia and Japan remains an issue in Australia. In Japanese fiscal year (JFY) 1996, the Japanese steel mills replaced benchmark pricing with the “fair treatment” pricing system whereby coal contract information is kept confidential. In this paper, Quandt's switching regime model is used to test for structural change in hedonic pricing relationships in the important Australia–Japan coking coal trade between JFY 1992 and 1997. There is statistical evidence of significant structural change in JFY 1996 for hard coking coal and in JFY 1995 for semisoft coking coal (when soft coking coal was merged with the semisoft category). The goodness of fit of the regressions is lower in each recent period. It is concluded that price discovery in the annual coal negotiations, particularly for hard coking coal, is relatively more difficult under fair treatment pricing.

Anthony Swan; Sally Thorpe; Lindsay Hogan

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Implementation and Optimization of miniGMG - a Compact Geometric Multigrid Benchmark  

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Multigrid methods are widely used to accelerate the convergence of iterative solvers for linear systems used in a number of different application areas. In this report, we describe miniGMG, our compact geometric multigrid benchmark designed to proxy the multigrid solves found in AMR applications. We explore optimization techniques for geometric multigrid on existing and emerging multicore systems including the Opteron-based Cray XE6, Intel Sandy Bridge and Nehalem-based Infiniband clusters, as well as manycore-based architectures including NVIDIA's Fermi and Kepler GPUs and Intel's Knights Corner (KNC) co-processor. This report examines a variety of novel techniques including communication-aggregation, threaded wavefront-based DRAM communication-avoiding, dynamic threading decisions, SIMDization, and fusion of operators. We quantify performance through each phase of the V-cycle for both single-node and distributed-memory experiments and provide detailed analysis for each class of optimization. Results show our optimizations yield significant speedups across a variety of subdomain sizes while simultaneously demonstrating the potential of multi- and manycore processors to dramatically accelerate single-node performance. However, our analysis also indicates that improvements in networks and communication will be essential to reap the potential of manycore processors in large-scale multigrid calculations.

Williams, Samuel; Kalamkar, Dhiraj; Singh, Amik; Deshpande, Anand M.; Straalen, Brian Van; Smelyanskiy, Mikhail; Almgren, Ann; Dubey, Pradeep; Shalf, John; Oliker, Leonid

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The 2004 Ultrasonic Benchmark Problem - SDH Response Under Oblique Incidence: Measurements and Patch Element Model Calculations  

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The 2004 ultrasonic benchmark problem requires models to predict, given a reference pulse waveform, the pulse echo response of cylindrical voids of various radii located in an elastic solid for various incidence angles of a transducer immersed in water. We present the results of calculations based on the patch element model, recently developed at CNDE, to determine the response of an SDH in aluminum for specific oblique incidence angles. Patch element model calculations for a scan across the SDH, involving a range of oblique incidence angles, are also presented. Measured pulse-echo scans involving the SDH response under oblique incidence conditions are reported. In addition, through transmission measurements involving a pinducer as a receiver and an immersion planar probe as a transmitter under oblique incidence conditions are also reported in a defect-free Aluminum block. These pinducer-based measurements on a defect-free block are utilised to characterize the fields at the chosen depth. Comparisons are made between predictions and measurements for the pulse-echo response of a SDH.

Krishnamurthy, C. V.; Shankar, M.; Vardhan, J. Vishnu [Centre for NonDestructive Evaluation, Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai, India 600 036 (India); Balasubramaniam, Krishnan [Department of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai, India 600 036 (India)

2006-03-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Benchmark validation comparisons of measured and calculated delayed neutron detector responses for a pulsed photonuclear assessment technique  

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An MCNPX-based calculational methodology has been developed to numerically simulate the complex electron–photon–neutron transport problem for the active interrogation system known as the pulsed photonuclear assessment (PPA) technique. The PPA technique uses a pulsed electron accelerator to generate bremsstrahlung photons in order to fission nuclear materials. Delayed neutron radiation is then detected with helium-3 neutron detectors as evidence of the nuclear material presence. Two experimental tests were designed, setup and run to generate experimental data for benchmarking purposes. The first test irradiated depleted uranium in air, and the second test, depleted uranium in a simulated cargo container (plywood pallet), using 10 MeV electron pulses. Time-integrated, post-flash, delayed neutron counts were measured and compared to calculated count predictions in order to benchmark the calculational methodology and computer models. Comparisons between the experimental measurements and numerical predictions of the delayed neutron detector responses resulted in reasonable experiment/calculated ratios of 1.42 and 1.06 for the two tests. High-enriched uranium (HEU) predictions were also made with the benchmarked models.

J. W. Sterbentz; J. L. Jones; W. Y. Yoon; D. R. Norman; K. J. Haskell

2007-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Quantum Monte Carlo benchmark of exchange-correlation functionals for bulk water  

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The accurate description of the thermodynamic and dynamical properties of liquid water from first-principles is a very important challenge to the theoretical community. This represents not only a critical test of the predictive capabilities of first-principles methods, but it will also shed light into the microscopic properties of such an important substance. Density Functional Theory, the main workhorse in the field of first-principles methods, has been so far unable to properly describe water and its unusual properties in the liquid state. With the recent introduction of exact exchange and an improved description of dispersion interaction, the possibility of an accurate description of the liquid is finally within reach. Unfortunately, there is still no way to systematically improve exchange-correlation functionals and the number of available functionals is very large. In this article we use highly accurate quantum Monte Carlo calculations to benchmark a selection of exchange-correlation functionals typically used in Density Functional Theory simulations of bulk water. This allows us to test the predictive capabilities of these functionals in water, giving us a way not only to choose optimal functionals for first-principles simulations, but also giving us a route for the optimization of the functionals for the system at hand. We compare and contrast the importance of different features of functionals, including the hybrid component, the vdW component, and their importance within different aspects of the PES. In addition, we test a recently introduce scheme that combines Density Functional Theory with Coupled Cluster Calculations through a Many-Body expansion of the energy, in order to correct the inaccuracies in the description of short range interactions in the liquid.

Morales, Miguel A [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL); Gergely, John [University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; McMinis, Jeremy [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL); McMahon, Jeffrey [University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; Kim, Jeongnim [ORNL; Ceperley, David M. [University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

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EVALUATION OF U10MO FUEL PLATE IRRADIATION BEHAVIOR VIA NUMERICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL BENCHMARKING  

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This article analyzes dimensional changes due to irradiation of monolithic plate-type nuclear fuel and compares results with finite element analysis of the plates during fabrication and irradiation. Monolithic fuel plates tested in the Advanced Test Reactor (ATR) at Idaho National Lab (INL) are being used to benchmark proposed fuel performance for several high power research reactors. Post-irradiation metallographic images of plates sectioned at the midpoint were analyzed to determine dimensional changes of the fuel and the cladding response. A constitutive model of the fabrication process and irradiation behavior of the tested plates was developed using the general purpose commercial finite element analysis package, Abaqus. Using calculated burn-up profiles of irradiated plates to model the power distribution and including irradiation behaviors such as swelling and irradiation enhanced creep, model simulations allow analysis of plate parameters that are either impossible or infeasible in an experimental setting. The development and progression of fabrication induced stress concentrations at the plate edges was of primary interest, as these locations have a unique stress profile during irradiation. Additionally, comparison between 2D and 3D models was performed to optimize analysis methodology. In particular, the ability of 2D and 3D models account for out of plane stresses which result in 3-dimensional creep behavior that is a product of these components. Results show that assumptions made in 2D models for the out-of-plane stresses and strains cannot capture the 3-dimensional physics accurately and thus 2D approximations are not computationally accurate. Stress-strain fields are dependent on plate geometry and irradiation conditions, thus, if stress based criteria is used to predict plate behavior (as opposed to material impurities, fine micro-structural defects, or sharp power gradients), unique 3D finite element formulation for each plate is required.

Samuel J. Miller; Hakan Ozaltun

2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nuclear Energy Readiness Indicator Index (NERI): A benchmarking tool for assessing nuclear capacity in developing countries  

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Declining natural resources, rising oil prices, looming climate change and the introduction of nuclear energy partnerships, such as GNEP, have reinvigorated global interest in nuclear energy. The convergence of such issues has prompted countries to move ahead quickly to deal with the challenges that lie ahead. However, developing countries, in particular, often lack the domestic infrastructure and public support needed to implement a nuclear energy program in a safe, secure, and nonproliferation-conscious environment. How might countries become ready for nuclear energy? What is needed is a framework for assessing a country's readiness for nuclear energy. This paper suggests that a Nuclear Energy Readiness Indicator (NERI) Index might serve as a meaningful basis for assessing a country's status in terms of progress toward nuclear energy utilization under appropriate conditions. The NERI Index is a benchmarking tool that measures a country's level of 'readiness' for nonproliferation-conscious nuclear energy development. NERI first identifies 8 key indicators that have been recognized by the International Atomic Energy Agency as key nonproliferation and security milestones to achieve prior to establishing a nuclear energy program. It then measures a country's progress in each of these areas on a 1-5 point scale. In doing so NERI illuminates gaps or underdeveloped areas in a country's nuclear infrastructure with a view to enable stakeholders to prioritize the allocation of resources toward programs and policies supporting international nonproliferation goals through responsible nuclear energy development. On a preliminary basis, the indicators selected include: (1) demonstrated need; (2) expressed political support; (3) participation in nonproliferation and nuclear security treaties, international terrorism conventions, and export and border control arrangements; (4) national nuclear-related legal and regulatory mechanisms; (5) nuclear infrastructure; (6) the utilization of IAEA technical assistance; (7) participation in regional arrangements; and (8) public support for nuclear power. In this paper, the Index aggregates the indicators and evaluates and compares the level of readiness in seven countries that have recently expressed various degrees of interest in establishing a nuclear energy program. The NERI Index could be a valuable tool to be utilized by: (1) country officials who are considering nuclear power; (2) the international community, desiring reassurance of a country's capacity for the peaceful, safe, and secure use of nuclear energy; (3) foreign governments/NGO's, seeking to prioritize and direct resources toward developing countries; and (4) private stakeholders interested in nuclear infrastructure investment opportunities.

Saum-Manning,L.

2008-07-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Overview of the 2014 Edition of the International Handbook of Evaluated Reactor Physics Benchmark Experiments (IRPhEP Handbook)  

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The International Reactor Physics Experiment Evaluation Project (IRPhEP) is a widely recognized world class program. The work of the IRPhEP is documented in the International Handbook of Evaluated Reactor Physics Benchmark Experiments (IRPhEP Handbook). Integral data from the IRPhEP Handbook is used by reactor safety and design, nuclear data, criticality safety, and analytical methods development specialists, worldwide, to perform necessary validations of their calculational techniques. The IRPhEP Handbook is among the most frequently quoted reference in the nuclear industry and is expected to be a valuable resource for future decades.

John D. Bess; J. Blair Briggs; Jim Gulliford; Ian Hill

2014-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ENDF/B-VII.1 Neutron Cross Section Data Testing with Critical Assembly Benchmarks and Reactor Experiments  

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The ENDF/B-VII.1 library is the latest revision to the United States' Evaluated Nuclear Data File (ENDF). The ENDF library is currently in its seventh generation, with ENDF/B-VII.0 being released in 2006. This revision expands upon that library, including the addition of new evaluated files (was 393 neutron files previously, now 418 including replacement of elemental vanadium and zinc evaluations with isotopic evaluations) and extension or updating of many existing neutron data files. Complete details are provided in the companion paper [1]. This paper focuses on how accurately application libraries may be expected to perform in criticality calculations with these data. Continuous energy cross section libraries, suitable for use with the MCNP Monte Carlo transport code, have been generated and applied to a suite of nearly one thousand critical benchmark assemblies defined in the International Criticality Safety Benchmark Evaluation Project's International Handbook of Evaluated Criticality Safety Benchmark Experiments. This suite covers uranium and plutonium fuel systems in a variety of forms such as metallic, oxide or solution, and under a variety of spectral conditions, including unmoderated (i.e., bare), metal reflected and water or other light element reflected. Assembly eigenvalues that were accurately predicted with ENDF/B-VII.0 cross sections such as unmoderated and uranium reflected 235U and 239Pu assemblies, HEU solution systems and LEU oxide lattice systems that mimic commercial PWR configurations continue to be accurately calculated with ENDF/B-VII.1 cross sections, and deficiencies in predicted eigenvalues for assemblies containing selected materials, including titanium, manganese, cadmium and tungsten are greatly reduced. Improvements are also confirmed for selected actinide reaction rates such as 236U capture. Other deficiencies, such as the overprediction of Pu solution system critical eigenvalues and a decreasing trend in calculated eigenvalue for 233U fueled systems as a function of Above-Thermal Fission Fraction remain. The comprehensive nature of this critical benchmark suite and the generally accurate calculated eigenvalues obtained with ENDF/B-VII.1 neutron cross sections support the conclusion that this is the most accurate general purpose ENDF/B cross section library yet released to the technical community.

G. Palmiotti

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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On the feasibility of using emergy analysis as a source of benchmarking criteria through data envelopment analysis: A case study for wind energy  

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Abstract The definition of criteria for the benchmarking of similar entities is often a critical issue in analytical studies because of the multiplicity of criteria susceptible to be taken into account. This issue can be aggravated by the need to handle multiple data for multiple facilities. This article presents a methodological framework, named the Em + DEA method, which combines emergy analysis with Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) for the ecocentric benchmarking of multiple resembling entities (i.e., multiple decision making units or DMUs). Provided that the life-cycle inventories of these \\{DMUs\\} are available, an emergy analysis is performed through the computation of seven different indicators, which refer to the use of fossil, metal, mineral, nuclear, renewable energy, water and land resources. These independent emergy values are then implemented as inputs for DEA computation, thus providing operational emergy-based efficiency scores and, for the inefficient DMUs, target emergy flows (i.e., feasible emergy benchmarks that would turn inefficient \\{DMUs\\} into efficient). The use of the Em + DEA method is exemplified through a case study of wind energy farms. The potential use of CED (cumulative energy demand) and \\{CExD\\} (cumulative exergy demand) indicators as alternative benchmarking criteria to emergy is discussed. The combined use of emergy analysis with DEA is proven to be a valid methodological approach to provide benchmarks oriented towards the optimisation of the life-cycle performance of a set of multiple similar facilities, not being limited to the operational traits of the assessed units.

Diego Iribarren; Ian Vázquez-Rowe; Benedetto Rugani; Enrico Benetto

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Monitoring Based Commissioning: Benchmarking Analysis of 24 UC/CSU/IOU Projects  

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Buildings rarely perform as intended, resulting in energy use that is higher than anticipated. Building commissioning has emerged as a strategy for remedying this problem in non-residential buildings. Complementing traditional hardware-based energy savings strategies, commissioning is a 'soft' process of verifying performance and design intent and correcting deficiencies. Through an evaluation of a series of field projects, this report explores the efficacy of an emerging refinement of this practice, known as monitoring-based commissioning (MBCx). MBCx can also be thought of as monitoring-enhanced building operation that incorporates three components: (1) Permanent energy information systems (EIS) and diagnostic tools at the whole-building and sub-system level; (2) Retro-commissioning based on the information from these tools and savings accounting emphasizing measurement as opposed to estimation or assumptions; and (3) On-going commissioning to ensure efficient building operations and measurement-based savings accounting. MBCx is thus a measurement-based paradigm which affords improved risk-management by identifying problems and opportunities that are missed with periodic commissioning. The analysis presented in this report is based on in-depth benchmarking of a portfolio of MBCx energy savings for 24 buildings located throughout the University of California and California State University systems. In the course of the analysis, we developed a quality-control/quality-assurance process for gathering and evaluating raw data from project sites and then selected a number of metrics to use for project benchmarking and evaluation, including appropriate normalizations for weather and climate, accounting for variations in central plant performance, and consideration of differences in building types. We performed a cost-benefit analysis of the resulting dataset, and provided comparisons to projects from a larger commissioning 'Meta-analysis' database. A total of 1120 deficiency-intervention combinations were identified in the course of commissioning the projects described in this report. The most common location of deficiencies was in HVAC equipment (65% of sites), followed by air-handling and distributions systems (59%), cooling plant (29%), heating plants (24%), and terminal units (24%). The most common interventions were adjusting setpoints, modifying sequences of operations, calibration, and various mechanical fixes (each done in about two-thirds of the sites). The normalized rate of occurrence of deficiencies and corresponding interventions ranged from about 0.1/100ksf to 10/100ksf, depending on the issue. From these interventions flowed significant and highly cost-effective energy savings For the MBCx cohort, source energy savings of 22 kBTU/sf-year (10%) were achieved, with a range of 2% to 25%. Median electricity savings were 1.9 kWh/sf-year (9%), with a range of 1% to 17%. Peak electrical demand savings were 0.2 W/sf-year (4%), with a range of 3% to 11%. The aggregate commissioning cost for the 24 projects was $2.9 million. We observed a range of normalized costs from $0.37 to 1.62/sf, with a median value of $1.00/sf for buildings that implemented MBCx projects. Per the program design, monitoring costs as a percentage of total costs are significantly higher in MBCx projects (median value 40%) than typical commissioning projects included in the Meta-analysis (median value of 2% in the commissioning database). Half of the projects were in buildings containing complex and energy-intensive laboratory space, with higher associated costs. Median energy cost savings were $0.25/sf-year, for a median simple payback time of 2.5 years. Significant and cost-effective energy savings were thus obtained. The greatest absolute energy savings and shortest payback times were achieved in laboratory-type facilities. While impacts varied from project to project, on a portfolio basis we find MBCx to be a highly cost-effective means of obtaining significant program-level energy savings across a variety of building types. Energy savings are ex

Mills, Evan; Mathew, Paul

2009-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Newly Available Reactor Physics Benchmark data in the March 2011 Edition of the IRPhEP Handbook  

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The International Reactor Physics Experiment Evaluation Project (IRPhEP) was established to preserve integral reactor physics experimental data, including separate or special effects data for nuclear energy and technology applications. Numerous experiments that have been performed worldwide, represent a large investment of infrastructure, expertise, and cost, and are valuable resources of data for present and future research. These valuable assets provide the basis for recording, development, and validation of methods. If the data are compromised, it is unlikely that any of these measurements would be repeated in the future. The purpose of the IRPhEP is to provide an extensively peer-reviewed set of reactor physics-related integral data that can be used by reactor designers and safety analysts to validate the analytical tools used to design next-generation reactors and establish the safety basis for operation of these reactors. Contributors from around the world collaborate in the evaluation and review of selected benchmark experiments for inclusion in the International Handbook of Evaluated Reactor Physics Benchmark Experiments (IRPhEP Handbook). Several new evaluations have been prepared for inclusion in the March 2011 edition of the IRPhEP Handbook.

John D. Bess; J. Blair Briggs; Jim Gulliford

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Radcalc for windows benchmark study: A comparison of software results with Rocky Flats hydrogen gas generation data  

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Radcalc for Windows Version 2.01 is a user-friendly software program developed by Waste Management Federal Services, Inc., Northwest Operations for the U.S. Department of Energy (McFadden et al. 1998). It is used for transportation and packaging applications in the shipment of radioactive waste materials. Among its applications are the classification of waste per the US. Department of Transportation regulations, the calculation of decay heat and daughter products, and the calculation of the radiolytic production of hydrogen gas. The Radcalc program has been extensively tested and validated (Green et al. 1995, McFadden et al. 1998) by comparison of each Radcalc algorithm to hand calculations. An opportunity to benchmark Radcalc hydrogen gas generation calculations to experimental data arose when the Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site (RFETS) Residue Stabilization Program collected hydrogen gas generation data to determine compliance with requirements for shipment of waste in the TRUPACT-II (Schierloh 1998). The residue/waste drums tested at RFETS contain contaminated, solid, inorganic materials in polyethylene bags. The contamination is predominantly due to plutonium and americium isotopes. The information provided by Schierloh (1 998) of RFETS includes decay heat, hydrogen gas generation rates, calculated G{sub eff} values, and waste material type, making the experimental data ideal for benchmarking Radcalc. The following sections discuss the RFETS data and the Radcalc cases modeled with the data. Results are tabulated and also provided graphically.

MCFADDEN, J.G.

1999-07-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Development and Benchmarking of a Hybrid PIC Code For Dense Plasmas and Fast Ignition  

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Radiation processes play an important role in the study of both fast ignition and other inertial confinement schemes, such as plasma jet driven magneto-inertial fusion, both in their effect on energy balance, and in generating diagnostic signals. In the latter case, warm and hot dense matter may be produced by the convergence of a plasma shell formed by the merging of an assembly of high Mach number plasma jets. This innovative approach has the potential advantage of creating matter of high energy densities in voluminous amount compared with high power lasers or particle beams. An important application of this technology is as a plasma liner for the flux compression of magnetized plasma to create ultra-high magnetic fields and burning plasmas. HyperV Technologies Corp. has been developing plasma jet accelerator technology in both coaxial and linear railgun geometries to produce plasma jets of sufficient mass, density, and velocity to create such imploding plasma liners. An enabling tool for the development of this technology is the ability to model the plasma dynamics, not only in the accelerators themselves, but also in the resulting magnetized target plasma and within the merging/interacting plasma jets during transport to the target. Welch pioneered numerical modeling of such plasmas (including for fast ignition) using the LSP simulation code. Lsp is an electromagnetic, parallelized, plasma simulation code under development since 1995. It has a number of innovative features making it uniquely suitable for modeling high energy density plasmas including a hybrid fluid model for electrons that allows electrons in dense plasmas to be modeled with a kinetic or fluid treatment as appropriate. In addition to in-house use at Voss Scientific, several groups carrying out research in Fast Ignition (LLNL, SNL, UCSD, AWE (UK), and Imperial College (UK)) also use LSP. A collaborative team consisting of HyperV Technologies Corp., Voss Scientific LLC, FAR-TECH, Inc., Prism Computational Sciences, Inc. and Advanced Energy Systems Inc. joined efforts to develop new physics and numerical models for LSP in several key areas to enhance the ability of LSP to model high energy density plasmas (HEDP). This final report details those efforts. Areas addressed in this research effort include: adding radiation transport to LSP, first in 2D and then fully 3D, extending the EMHD model to 3D, implementing more advanced radiation and electrode plasma boundary conditions, and installing more efficient implicit numerical algorithms to speed complex 2-D and 3-D computations. The new capabilities allow modeling of the dominant processes in high energy density plasmas, and further assist the development and optimization of plasma jet accelerators, with particular attention to MHD instabilities and plasma/wall interaction (based on physical models for ion drag friction and ablation/erosion of the electrodes). In the first funding cycle we implemented a solver for the radiation diffusion equation. To solve this equation in 2-D, we used finite-differencing and applied the parallelized sparse-matrix solvers in the PETSc library (Argonne National Laboratory) to the resulting system of equations. A database of the necessary coefficients for materials of interest was assembled using the PROPACEOS and ATBASE codes from Prism. The model was benchmarked against Prism's 1-D radiation hydrodynamics code HELIOS, and against experimental data obtained from HyperV's separately funded plasma jet accelerator development program. Work in the second funding cycle focused on extending the radiation diffusion model to full 3-D, continued development of the EMHD model, optimizing the direct-implicit model to speed up calculations, add in multiply ionized atoms, and improved the way boundary conditions are handled in LSP. These new LSP capabilities were then used, along with analytic calculations and Mach2 runs, to investigate plasma jet merging, plasma detachment and transport, restrike and advanced jet accelerator design. In addition, a strong linkage to diagnostic measureme

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The usefulness of an independent patient-specific treatment planning verification method using a benchmark plan in high-dose-rate intracavitary brachytherapy for carcinoma of the uterine cervix  

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......individual treatment plans, and 18-mm differences...dhfront and dhext. Review of these two cases...cases, a thorough review revealed no human-related...benchmark and individual plans. We found that these...loading patterns of standard loading, manual...using a benchmark plan in high-dose-rate......

Yutaka Takahashi; Masahiko Koizumi; Iori Sumida; Fumiaki Isohashi; Toshiyuki Ogata; Yuichi Akino; Yasuo Yoshioka; Shintaro Maruoka; Shinichi Inoue; Koji Konishi; Kazuhiko Ogawa

2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Introduction to Benchmarking: Starting a Benchmarking Plan  

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management plan * Identify billing errors * Verify pre- and post-project energy use, GHG emissions, and energy costs * Communicating results in meaningful terms * Assess...

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Growth and Expansion of the International Criticality Safety Benchmark Evaluation Project and the Newly Organized International Reactor Physics Experiment Evaluation Project  

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Since ICNC 2003, the International Criticality Safety Benchmark Evaluation Project (ICSBEP) has continued to expand its efforts and broaden its scope. Criticality-alarm / shielding type benchmarks and fundamental physics measurements that are relevant to criticality safety applications are not only included in the scope of the project, but benchmark data are also included in the latest version of the handbook. A considerable number of improvements have been made to the searchable database, DICE and the criticality-alarm / shielding benchmarks and fundamental physics measurements have been included in the database. There were 12 countries participating on the ICSBEP in 2003. That number has increased to 18 with recent contributions of data and/or resources from Brazil, Czech Republic, Poland, India, Canada, and China. South Africa, Germany, Argentina, and Australia have been invited to participate. Since ICNC 2003, the contents of the “International Handbook of Evaluated Criticality Safety Benchmark Experiments” have increased from 350 evaluations (28,000 pages) containing benchmark specifications for 3070 critical or subcritical configurations to 442 evaluations (over 38,000 pages) containing benchmark specifications for 3957 critical or subcritical configurations, 23 criticality-alarm-placement / shielding configurations with multiple dose points for each, and 20 configurations that have been categorized as fundamental physics measurements that are relevant to criticality safety applications in the 2006 Edition of the ICSBEP Handbook. Approximately 30 new evaluations and 250 additional configurations are expected to be added to the 2007 Edition of the Handbook. Since ICNC 2003, a reactor physics counterpart to the ICSBEP, The International Reactor Physics Experiment Evaluation Project (IRPhEP) was initiated. Beginning in 1999, the IRPhEP was conducted as a pilot activity by the by the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) Nuclear Science Committee (NSC). The project was endorsed as an official activity of the NSC in June of 2003. The IRPhEP is patterned after its predecessor, the ICSBEP, but focuses on other integral measurements such as buckling, spectral characteristics, reactivity effects, reactivity coefficients, kinetics measurements, reaction-rate and power distributions, nuclide compositions and other miscellaneous types of measurements in addition to the critical configuration. The two projects are closely coordinated to avoid duplication of effort and to leverage limited resources to achieve a common goal. The purpose of the IRPhEP is to provide an extensively peer reviewed set of reactor physics related integral benchmark data that can be used by reactor designers and safety analysts to validate the analytical tools used to design next generation reactors and establish the safety basis for operation of these reactors. While coordination and administration of the IRPhEP takes place at an international level, each participating country is responsible for the administration, technical direction, and priorities of the project within their respective countries. The work of the IRPhEP is documented in an OECD NEA Handbook entitled, “International Handbook of Evaluated Reactor Physics Benchmark Experiments.” The first edition of this Handbook, the 2006 Edition spans over 2000 pages and contains data from 16 different experimental series that were

J. Blair Briggs; Lori Scott; Yolanda Rugama; Enrico Satori

2007-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Measure it, See it, Manage it: Using Real Time Data to Benchmark,Optimize, and Sustain System Energy Efficiency  

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Even after years of training and awareness building at thestate and national level, industrial cross-cutting systems (motor-driven,steam, process heating) continue to offer significant opportunities forenergy savings. The US Department of Energy estimates these remainingsavings at more than 7 percent of all industrial energy use. This paperpresents a different approach to promoting industrial system energyefficiency -- providing plant personnel with ready access to data uponwhich to base energy management decisions.In 2005, a Del Monte Foodsfruit processing plant in Modesto, California worked with LawrenceBerkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)to specify and purchase permanentinstrumentation for monitoring their compressed air system. This work,completed as part of a demonstration project under a State TechnologiesAdvancement Collaborative (STAC) grant, was designed to demonstrate theeffectiveness of enterprise energy management (EEM), which is predicatedon the assumption that the energy efficiency of existing, cross-cuttingindustrial systems (motor-driven, steam) can be improved by providingmanagement and operating personnel with real-time data on energy use. Theinitial STAC grant provided for the installation and some initialanalyses, but did not address the larger issue of integrating these newdata into an ongoing energy management program for the compressed airsystem.The California Energy Commission (CEC) decided to support furtheranalysis to identify potential for air system optimization. Through theCEC's Energy in Agriculture Program, a compressed air system audit wasperformed by Tom Taranto to: Measure and document the system's baselineand CASE Index of present operation; Establish methods to sustain anongoing CASE Index measure of performance; Use AIRMaster+ to analyzesupply side performance as compared to the CASE Index; Identify demandside opportunities for efficiency and performance improvement; Assesssupply / demand balance and energy reduction opportunities; Evaluate thepresent air compressor control strategy and potential improvement, andCollect data to benchmark parameters for compressed air systems atsimilar facilities.This paper addresses the benefits and limitations ofboth continuous and targeted measurement in benchmarking, optimizing, andsustaining an efficient compressed air system. Included are methods usedin applying both of these measurements to a complex industrial system.Further, this paper will describe the results of these additionalanalyses and the plant response to them.

Taranto, Thomas; McKane, Aimee; Amon, Ricardo; Maulhardt, Michael

2007-07-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Department of Energy Commercial Building Benchmarks (New Construction): Summary of Changes from v1.1_3.1 to v1.2_4.0, October 30, 2009  

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Benchmarks Benchmarks New Construction Summary of Changes from v1.1_3.1 to v1.2_4.0 October 30, 2009 Applicable Model(s) Applicable Model Abbreviated Name(s) Change All models (all) Run with EnergyPlus v4.0 instead of 3.1. All models (all) Updated header text to reflect changes. All models (all) Exterior lighting changed from 5.0 W/ft to 0.2 W/ft 2 . All models (all) Added 30 W/ft of exterior lighting for primary entrance doors and 20W/ft for other doors. All Models (all) Infiltration input as flow per exterior wall area, except for attics which have 1.0 ACH infiltration. All Models (all) Many internal gains input as watts/area instead of just total watts, in order to identify

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Empirical verification of a mathematical model for measuring the required reduction in process variation to achieve Six-Sigma quality benchmarks  

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The measurement and reduction of process variation are recognised in both Total Quality Management and Six-Sigma Strategy as critical drivers of systematic process improvement. However, there exists no systematic computational procedure for measuring the reduction in variation that is required to move a process from a current sigma measure to the Six-Sigma metric. The current Six-Sigma practice simply applies the DMAIC process to compute process sigma metrics, define and launch projects that will simply reduce process variation and measure and compare the resultant sigma measures to the Six-Sigma benchmark, after-the-fact. This paper introduces and empirically evaluates a mathematical model for exactly computing in advance of the specification and launch of improvement projects, the Required Reduction in Process Variation (RRPV) that will drive a process to perform at the Six-Sigma benchmark.

Eisenhower C. Etienne

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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HIP 38939B: A NEW BENCHMARK T DWARF IN THE GALACTIC PLANE DISCOVERED WITH Pan-STARRS1  

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We report the discovery of a wide brown dwarf companion to the mildly metal-poor ([Fe/H] = -0.24), low Galactic latitude (b = 1.{sup 0}88) K4V star HIP 38939. The companion was discovered by its common proper motion with the primary and its red optical (Pan-STARRS1) and blue infrared (Two Micron All Sky Survey) colors. It has a projected separation of 1630 AU and a near-infrared spectral type of T4.5. As such it is one of only three known companions to a main-sequence star which have early/mid T spectral types of (the others being HN Peg B and {epsilon} Indi B). Using chromospheric activity we estimate an age for the primary of 900{+-}{sup 1900}{sub 600} Myr. This value is also in agreement with the age derived from the star's weak ROSAT detection. Comparison with evolutionary models for this age range indicates that HIP 38939B falls in the mass range 38 {+-} 20 M{sub Jup} with an effective temperature range of 1090 {+-} 60 K. Fitting our spectrum with atmospheric models gives a best-fitting temperature of 1100 K. We include our object in an analysis of the population of benchmark T dwarfs and find that while older atmospheric models appeared to overpredict the temperature of the coolest objects compared to evolutionary models, more recent atmospheric models provide better agreement.

Deacon, Niall R.; Liu, Michael C.; Magnier, Eugene A.; Bowler, Brendan P.; Burgett, W. S.; Chambers, K. C.; Flewelling, H.; Kaiser, N.; Morgan, J. S.; Sweeney, W. E.; Tonry, J. L.; Wainscoat, R. J.; Waters, C. [Institute for Astronomy, University of Hawaii, 2680 Woodlawn Drive, Honolulu, HI 96822 (United States); Redstone, Joshua [Facebook, 1601 S. California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304 (United States); Goldman, Bertrand [Max Planck Institute for Astronomy, Koenigstuhl 17, D-69117 Heidelberg (Germany); Price, P. A., E-mail: deacon@mpia.de [Princeton University Observatory, 4 Ivy Lane, Peyton Hall, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544 (United States)

2012-08-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Hadron Production Model Developments and Benchmarking in the 0.7 - 12 GeV Energy Region  

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Driven by the needs of the intensity frontier projects with their Megawatt beams, e.g., ESS, FAIR and Project X, and their experiments, the event generators of the MARS15 code have been recently improved. After thorough analysis and benchmarking against data, including the newest ones by the HARP collaboration, both the exclusive and inclusive particle production models were further developed in the crucial for the above projects - but difficult from a theoretical standpoint - projectile energy region of 0.7 to 12 GeV. At these energies, modelling of prompt particle production in nucleon-nucleon and pion-nucleon inelastic reactions is now based on a combination of phase-space and isobar models. Other reactions are still modeled in the framework of the Quark-Gluon String Model. Pion, kaon and strange particle production and propagation in nuclear media are improved. For the alternative inclusive mode, experimental data on large-angle (> 20 degrees) pion production in hadron-nucleus interactions are parameterized in a broad energy range using a two-source model. It is mixed-and-matched with the native MARS model that successfully describes low-angle pion production data. Predictions of both new models are - in most cases - in a good agreement with experimental data obtained at CERN, JINR, LANL, BNL and KEK.

N. V. Mokhov; K. K. Gudima; S. I. Striganov

2014-08-29T23:59:59.000Z

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THE TRENDS HIGH-CONTRAST IMAGING SURVEY. I. THREE BENCHMARK M DWARFS ORBITING SOLAR-TYPE STARS  

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We present initial results from a new high-contrast imaging program dedicated to stars that exhibit long-term Doppler radial velocity accelerations (or ''trends''). The goal of the TRENDS (TaRgetting bENchmark-objects with Doppler Spectroscopy) imaging survey is to directly detect and study the companions responsible for accelerating their host star. In this first paper of the series, we report the discovery of low-mass stellar companions orbiting HD 53665, HD 68017, and HD 71881 using NIRC2 adaptive optics (AO) observations at Keck. Follow-up imaging demonstrates association through common proper motion. These comoving companions have red colors with estimated spectral types of K7-M0, M5, and M3-M4, respectively. We determine a firm lower limit to their mass from Doppler and astrometric measurements. In the near future, it will be possible to construct three-dimensional orbits and calculate the dynamical mass of HD 68017 B and possibly HD 71881 B. We already detect astrometric orbital motion of HD 68017 B, which has a projected separation of 13.0 AU. Each companion is amenable to AO-assisted direct spectroscopy. Further, each companion orbits a solar-type star, making it possible to infer metallicity and age from the primary. Such benchmark objects are essential for testing theoretical models of cool dwarf atmospheres.

Crepp, Justin R.; Johnson, John Asher; Hillenbrand, Lynne A.; Yantek, Scott M.; Delaney, Colleen R.; Montet, Benjamin T. [Department of Astronomy, California Institute of Technology, 1200 East California Boulevard, Pasadena, CA 91125 (United States); Howard, Andrew W.; Marcy, Geoff W.; Isaacson, Howard T. [Department of Astronomy, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 (United States); Fischer, Debra A. [Department of Physics, Yale University, New Haven, CT 06511 (United States); Wright, Jason T., E-mail: jcrepp@nd.edu [Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802 (United States)

2012-12-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Using corporate social responsibility benchmarking framework to identify and assess corporate social responsibility trends of real estate companies owning and developing shopping centres  

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Shopping centres that include retail activities have come in for criticism as to their environmental, architectural and social impacts. However, the sector has been applying corporate social responsibility (CSR) practices. In an attempt to identify the best practices regarding CSR and trends therein we developed a CSR benchmarking of companies from the real estate sector owning and developing shopping centres. Based on information from websites, annual, environmental and sustainability reports, and customer services department’s information, in 2004 and 2010, a comparative CSR benchmarking was performed on 23 real estate companies with shopping centres based in Europe, China, Australia and the USA. The CRS benchmarking framework focused on reported CSR practices and included categories and sub-categories of evaluation in four domains: (1) external results, (2) internal results, (3) management processes and (4) learning and innovation. The framework was inspired by the sustainability balanced scorecard structure. The United Kingdom real estate sector’s companies studied did relatively well when evaluated by the framework used in this study. The highest ranked real estate companies applied sustainable or environmental buildings standards and did show a commitment to transparency and CSR disclosure. The positive evolution of CSR practices in the 23 companies studied in 2004 and 2010 may reflect efforts to improve competitiveness and the reputation of the companies with shopping centres through CSR initiatives.

Idalina Dias Sardinha; Lucas Reijnders; Paula Antunes

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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U.S. Residential Photovoltaic (PV) System Prices, Q4 2013 Benchmarks: Cash Purchase, Fair Market Value, and Prepaid Lease Transaction Prices  

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The price of photovoltaic (PV) systems in the United States (i.e., the cost to the system owner) has dropped precipitously in recent years, led by substantial reductions in global PV module prices. This report provides a Q4 2013 update for residential PV systems, based on an objective methodology that closely approximates the book value of a PV system. Several cases are benchmarked to represent common variation in business models, labor rates, and module choice. We estimate a weighted-average cash purchase price of $3.29/W for modeled standard-efficiency, polycrystalline-silicon residential PV systems installed in the United States. This is a 46% decline from the 2013-dollar-adjusted price reported in the Q4 2010 benchmark report. In addition, this report frames the cash purchase price in the context of key price metrics relevant to the continually evolving landscape of third-party-owned PV systems by benchmarking the minimum sustainable lease price and the fair market value of residential PV systems.

Davidson, C.; James, T. L.; Margolis, R.; Fu, R.; Feldman, D.

2014-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Comparison of Homogeneous and Heterogeneous CFD Fuel Models for Phase I of the IAEA CRP on HTR Uncertainties Benchmark  

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Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) evaluation of homogeneous and heterogeneous fuel models was performed as part of the Phase I calculations of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Coordinate Research Program (CRP) on High Temperature Reactor (HTR) Uncertainties in Modeling (UAM). This study was focused on the nominal localized stand-alone fuel thermal response, as defined in Ex. I-3 and I-4 of the HTR UAM. The aim of the stand-alone thermal unit-cell simulation is to isolate the effect of material and boundary input uncertainties on a very simplified problem, before propagation of these uncertainties are performed in subsequent coupled neutronics/thermal fluids phases on the benchmark. In many of the previous studies for high temperature gas cooled reactors, the volume-averaged homogeneous mixture model of a single fuel compact has been applied. In the homogeneous model, the Tristructural Isotropic (TRISO) fuel particles in the fuel compact were not modeled directly and an effective thermal conductivity was employed for the thermo-physical properties of the fuel compact. On the contrary, in the heterogeneous model, the uranium carbide (UCO), inner and outer pyrolytic carbon (IPyC/OPyC) and silicon carbide (SiC) layers of the TRISO fuel particles are explicitly modeled. The fuel compact is modeled as a heterogeneous mixture of TRISO fuel kernels embedded in H-451 matrix graphite. In this study, a steady-state and transient CFD simulations were performed with both homogeneous and heterogeneous models to compare the thermal characteristics. The nominal values of the input parameters are used for this CFD analysis. In a future study, the effects of input uncertainties in the material properties and boundary parameters will be investigated and reported.

Gerhard Strydom; Su-Jong Yoon

2014-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Benchmarking Biomass Gasification Technologies  

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Biomass Gasification Technologies for Biomass Gasification Technologies for Fuels, Chemicals and Hydrogen Production Prepared for U.S. Department of Energy National Energy Technology Laboratory Prepared by Jared P. Ciferno John J. Marano June 2002 i ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The authors would like to express their appreciation to all individuals who contributed to the successful completion of this project and the preparation of this report. This includes Dr. Phillip Goldberg of the U.S. DOE, Dr. Howard McIlvried of SAIC, and Ms. Pamela Spath of NREL who provided data used in the analysis and peer review. Financial support for this project was cost shared between the Gasification Program at the National Energy Technology Laboratory and the Biomass Power Program within the DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.

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GTC NERSC-8 Benchmark  

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GTC GTC GTC Description GTC is used for Gyrokinetic Particle Simulation of Turbulent Transport in Burning Plasmas. It is a fully self-consistent, 3D Particle-in-cell code (PIC) with a non-spectral Poisson solver and a grid that follows the magnetic field lines (twisting around the torus). It solves the gyro-averaged Vlasov equation in real space; the Vlasov equation describes the evolution of a system of particles under the effects of self-consistent electromagnetic fields. The unknown is the flux, f(t,x,v), which is a function of time t , position x, and velocity v, and represents the distribution function of particles (electrons, ions,...) in phase space. Download TrN8GTCMay30.tar (Updated May 31, 2013) How to Build 1. You need GNUmake to compile GTC. The Makefile contains some gmake

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Cleanroom energy benchmarking results  

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in energy efficiency. Identifying best practices bybest practices for the design of new systems. To evaluate energy efficiencybest practices and lead to new creative energy efficient designs. Energy efficiency

Tschudi, William; Xu, Tengfang

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Benchmarking of Competitive Technologies  

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2009 DOE Hydrogen Program and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting, May 18-22, 2009 -- Washington D.C.

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NERSC-8 / Trinity Benchmarks  

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MiniFE mimics the finite element generation, assembly and solution for an unstructured grid problem. MiniGhost a Finite Difference mini-application that implements a difference...

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Benchmarking survey for recycling.  

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This report describes the methodology, analysis and conclusions of a comparison survey of recycling programs at ten Department of Energy sites including Sandia National Laboratories/New Mexico (SNL/NM). The goal of the survey was to compare SNL/NM's recycling performance with that of other federal facilities, and to identify activities and programs that could be implemented at SNL/NM to improve recycling performance.

Marley, Margie Charlotte; Mizner, Jack Harry

2005-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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GTC NERSC-8 Benchmark  

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Simulation of Turbulent Transport in Burning Plasmas. It is a fully self-consistent, 3D Particle-in-cell code (PIC) with a non-spectral Poisson solver and a grid that follows...

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Benchmarking of Competitive Technologies  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

confidential, or otherwise restricted information 2011 U.S. DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation...

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Benchmarking of Competitive Technologies  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

confidential, or otherwise restricted information 2012 U.S. DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation...

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Benchmarking of Competitive Technologies  

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evaluations and assessments * Compare results with other HEV technologies * Identify new areas of interest * Evaluate advantages and disadvantages of design changes - Example:...

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The IAEA Coordinated Research Program on HTGR Reactor Physics, Thermal-hydraulics and Depletion Uncertainty Analysis: Description of the Benchmark Test Cases and Phases  

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The continued development of High Temperature Gas Cooled Reactors (HTGRs) requires verification of design and safety features with reliable high fidelity physics models and robust, efficient, and accurate codes. The uncertainties in the HTR analysis tools are today typically assessed with sensitivity analysis and then a few important input uncertainties (typically based on a PIRT process) are varied in the analysis to find a spread in the parameter of importance. However, one wish to apply a more fundamental approach to determine the predictive capability and accuracies of coupled neutronics/thermal-hydraulics and depletion simulations used for reactor design and safety assessment. Today there is a broader acceptance of the use of uncertainty analysis even in safety studies and it has been accepted by regulators in some cases to replace the traditional conservative analysis. Finally, there is also a renewed focus in supplying reliable covariance data (nuclear data uncertainties) that can then be used in uncertainty methods. Uncertainty and sensitivity studies are therefore becoming an essential component of any significant effort in data and simulation improvement. In order to address uncertainty in analysis and methods in the HTGR community the IAEA launched a Coordinated Research Project (CRP) on the HTGR Uncertainty Analysis in Modelling early in 2012. The project is built on the experience of the OECD/NEA Light Water Reactor (LWR) Uncertainty Analysis in Best-Estimate Modelling (UAM) benchmark activity, but focuses specifically on the peculiarities of HTGR designs and its simulation requirements. Two benchmark problems were defined with the prismatic type design represented by the MHTGR-350 design from General Atomics (GA) while a 250 MW modular pebble bed design, similar to the INET (China) and indirect-cycle PBMR (South Africa) designs are also included. In the paper more detail on the benchmark cases, the different specific phases and tasks and the latest status and plans are presented.

Frederik Reitsma; Gerhard Strydom; Bismark Tyobeka; Kostadin Ivanov

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Benchmark calculations of the complete configuration-interaction limit of Born–Oppenheimer diagonal corrections to the saddle points of isotopomers of the H + H2 reaction  

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We present a detailed ab initio study of the effect that the Born–Oppenheimer diagonal correction (BODC) has on the saddle point properties of the H3 system and its isotopomers. Benchmark values are presented that are estimated to be within 0.1 cm–1 of the complete configuration interaction limit. We consider the basis set and correlation treatment requirements for accurate BODC calculations, and both are observed to be more favorable than for the Born–Oppenheimer energies. The BODC raises the H + H2 barrier height by 0.1532 kcal/mol and slightly narrows the barrier—with the imaginary frequency increasing by ~2%.

Mielke, Steven L.; Schwenke, David; Peterson, Kirk A.

2005-06-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Comet whole-core solution to a stylized 3-dimensional pressurized water reactor benchmark problem with UO{sub 2}and MOX fuel  

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A stylized pressurized water reactor (PWR) benchmark problem with UO{sub 2} and MOX fuel was used to test the accuracy and efficiency of the coarse mesh radiation transport (COMET) code. The benchmark problem contains 125 fuel assemblies and 44,000 fuel pins. The COMET code was used to compute the core eigenvalue and assembly and pin power distributions for three core configurations. In these calculations, a set of tensor products of orthogonal polynomials were used to expand the neutron angular phase space distribution on the interfaces between coarse meshes. The COMET calculations were compared with the Monte Carlo code MCNP reference solutions using a recently published an 8-group material cross section library. The comparison showed both the core eigenvalues and assembly and pin power distributions predicated by COMET agree very well with the MCNP reference solution if the orders of the angular flux expansion in the two spatial variables and the polar and azimuth angles on the mesh boundaries are 4, 4, 2 and 2. The mean and maximum differences in the pin fission density distribution ranged from 0.28%-0.44% and 3.0%-5.5%, all within 3-sigma uncertainty of the MCNP solution. These comparisons indicate that COMET can achieve accuracy comparable to Monte Carlo. It was also found that COMET's computational speed is 450 times faster than MCNP. (authors)

Zhang, D.; Rahnema, F. [Georgia Inst. of Technology, 770 State Street, Atlanta, GA 30332-0745 (United States)

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Tariffs Can Be Structured to Encourage Photovoltaic Energy  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

value of PV at higher PV penetration rates is driven almosta result, at high PV penetration rates, the value of PV isFor a given rate schedule and PV penetration level, savings

Wiser, Ryan

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NREL: State and Local Governments - Feed-In Tariffs  

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all renewable technologies including: Wind Photovoltaics (PV) Solar thermal Geothermal Biogas Biomass Fuel cells Tidal and wave power. So long as the payment levels are...

467

The Value of Distributed Generation under Different Tariff Structures  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

same. For ConEd, annual electricity costs are greatest undercharges increase fixed electricity costs and reduce thedifferences in electricity costs. Electricity and natural

Firestone, Ryan; Magnus Maribu, Karl; Marnay, Chris

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Value of Distributed Generation under Different Tariff Structures  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

State. Prepared for the New York State Energy Research andIn 2002, the New York State Energy Research and DevelopmentLevy, and Chris Smith (New York State Energy Research and

Firestone, Ryan; Magnus Maribu, Karl; Marnay, Chris

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Distributed Generation Dispatch Optimization under Various Electricity Tariffs  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

are nearly identical to the load-follow results; i.e. , theare lower than under either load-follow or no-DG, suggestingcost (k$/month) no DG load follow optimal month Figure 7.

Firestone, Ryan; Marnay, Chris

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Tariff-based analysis of commercial building electricity prices  

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Coop Inc Beauregard Electric Coop Inc Entergy ArkansasInc Entergy Louisiana Inc Magic Valley Electric Coop Inc

Coughlin, Katie M.; Bolduc, Chris A.; Rosenquist, Greg J.; Van Buskirk, Robert D.; McMahon, James E.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NREL: State and Local Governments - Value-of-Solar Tariffs  

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at a separate VOS rate in dollars per kilowatt hour (kWh). The VOS rate accounts for solar PV's benefits to stakeholders net its costs. Factors that affect VOS rate may...

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The Value of Distributed Generation under Different Tariff Structures  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

economic analysis of combined heat and power technologies inT. Bourgeois. 2002. Combined Heat and Power Market Potential

Firestone, Ryan; Magnus Maribu, Karl; Marnay, Chris

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Tariff-based analysis of commercial building electricity prices  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

4 Calculation of Electricity Prices 4.1 Averageaverage seasonal and annual electricity prices by region inbased annual average electricity price vs. annual energy

Coughlin, Katie M.; Bolduc, Chris A.; Rosenquist, Greg J.; Van Buskirk, Robert D.; McMahon, James E.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Benchmarking of the 3-D CAD-based Discrete Ordinates code “ATTILA” for dose rate calculations against experiments and Monte Carlo calculations  

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Abstract Shutdown dose rate (SDDR) inside and around the diagnostics ports of ITER is performed at PPPL/UCLA using the 3-D, FEM, Discrete Ordinates code, ATTILA, along with its updated FORNAX transmutation/decay gamma library. Other ITER partners assess SDDR using codes based on the Monte Carlo (MC) approach (e.g. MCNP code) for transport calculation and the radioactivity inventory code FISPACT or other equivalent decay data libraries for dose rate assessment. To reveal the range of discrepancies in the results obtained by various analysts, an extensive experimental and calculation benchmarking effort has been undertaken to validate the capability of ATTILA for dose rate assessment. On the experimental validation front, the comparison was performed using the measured data from two SDDR experiments performed at the FNG facility, Italy. Comparison was made to the experimental data and to MC results obtained by other analysts. On the calculation validation front, the ATTILA's predictions were compared to other results at key locations inside a calculation benchmark whose configuration duplicates an upper diagnostics port plug (UPP) in ITER. Both serial and parallel version of ATTILA-7.1.0 are used in the PPPL/UCLA analysis performed with FENDL-2.1/FORNAX databases. In the FNG 1st experimental, it was shown that ATTILA's dose rates are largely over estimated (by ?30–60%) with the ANSI/ANS-6.1.1 flux-to-dose factors whereas the ICRP-74 factors give better agreement (10–20%) with the experimental data and with the MC results at all cooling times. In the 2nd experiment, there is an under estimation in SDDR calculated by both MCNP and ATTILA based on ANSI/ANS-6.1.1 for cooling times up to ?4 days after irradiation. Thereafter, an over estimation is observed (?5–10% with MCNP and ?10–15% with ATTILA). As for the calculation benchmark, the agreement is much better based on ICRP-74 1996 data. The divergence among all dose rate results at ?11 days cooling time is no more than 15% among all participants.

Mahmoud Youssef; Russell Feder; Paola Batistoni; Ulrich Fischer; Shrichand Jakhar; Chikara Konno; Michael Loughlin; Rosaria Villari; Yican Wu

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The National Energy Modeling System: An Overview 1998 - Natural Gas  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

NATURAL GAS TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION MODULE NATURAL GAS TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION MODULE blueball.gif (205 bytes) Annual Flow Submodule blueball.gif (205 bytes) Capacity Expansion Submodule blueball.gif (205 bytes) Pipeline Tariff Submodule blueball.gif (205 bytes) Distributor Tariff Submodule The natural gas transmission and distribution module (NGTDM) is the component of NEMS that represents the natural gas market. The NGTDM models the natural gas transmission and distribution network in the lower 48 States, which links suppliers (including importers) and consumers of natural gas. The module determines regional market-clearing prices for natural gas supplies (including border prices) and end-use consumption. The NGTDM has four primary submodules: the annual flow submodule, the capacity expansion submodule, the pipeline tariff submodule, and the

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Benchmarking Non-Hardware Balance of System (Soft) Costs for U.S. Photovoltaic Systems Using a Data-Driven Analysis from PV Installer Survey Results  

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Non-Hardware Non-Hardware Balance of System (Soft) Costs for U.S. Photovoltaic Systems Using a Data-Driven Analysis from PV Installer Survey Results November 2012 Benchmarking Non-Hardware Balance of System (Soft) Costs for U.S. Photovoltaic Systems Using a Data-Driven Analysis from PV Installer Survey Results NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC. Contract No. DE-AC36-08GO28308 LBNL's work was supported by the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot program under Contract No. DE-AC02-05CH11231 Technical Report DOE/GO-10212-3834 * November 2012 National Renewable Energy Laboratory 15013 Denver West Parkway

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Artificial Neural Networks Modelling of PID and Model Predictive Controlled Waste Water Treatment Plant Based on the Benchmark Simulation Model No.1  

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The paper presents techniques for the design and training of Artificial Neural Networks (ANN) models for the dynamic simulation of the controlled Benchmark Simulation Model no. 1 (BSM1) Waste Water Treatment Plant (WWTP). The developed ANN model of the WWTP and its associated control system is used for the assessment of the plant behaviour in integrated urban waste water system simulations. Both embedded PID (Proportional-Integral-Derivative) control and Model Predictive Control (MPC) structures for the WWTP are investigated. The control of the Dissolved Oxygen (DO) mass concentration in the aerated reactors and nitrate (NO) mass concentration in the anoxic compartments are presented. The ANN based simulators reveal good accuracy for predicting important process variables and an important reduction of the simulation time, compared to the first principle WWTP simulator.

Vasile-Mircea Cristea; Cristian Pop; Paul Serban Agachi

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z