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  1. Title: Experimental Platform for Novel Distributed Microgrids Control Solutions

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    Johnson, Eric E.

    Title: Experimental Platform for Novel Distributed Microgrids Control Solutions Principal Investigator: Wenxin Liu Sponsor: U.S. Department of Defense Office of Naval Research Summary: Microgrid can, and can operate autonomously without connecting to power grid. The microgrid concept is a big step toward

  2. Microgrid: A Conceptual Solution

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    Robert H. Lasseter; Paolo Piagi

    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Abstract — Application of individual distributed generators can cause as many problems as it may solve. A better way to realize the emerging potential of distributed generation is to take a system approach which views generation and associated loads as a subsystem or a “microgrid”. During

  3. Webinar Presentation: Energy Storage Solutions for Microgrids...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Presentation: Energy Storage Solutions for Microgrids (November 2012) Webinar Presentation: Energy Storage Solutions for Microgrids (November 2012) On November 7, 2012, Clean...

  4. 1 Smart Distribution: Coupled Microgrids

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    R. H. Lasseter

    Abstract-- The distribution system provides major opportunities for smart grid concepts. One way to approach distribution system problems is to rethinking our distribution system to include the integration of high levels of distributed energy resources, using microgrid concepts. Basic objectives

  5. Microgrids: distributed on-site generation

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    Watson, Andrew

    : · Diversity of the load profile as a function of microgrid size; · Feasibility of accurate control of bothMicrogrids: distributed on-site generation Suleiman Abu-Sharkh, Rachel Li, Tom Markvart, Neil Ross for Climate Change Research Technical Report 22 #12;1 Microgrids: distributed on-site generation Tyndall

  6. Distributed Generation Investment by a Microgrid Under Uncertainty

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    Siddiqui, Afzal; Marnay, Chris

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    option on natural gas generation, which increases in valueL ABORATORY Distributed Generation Investment by a MicrogridORMMES’06 Distributed Generation Investment by a Microgrid

  7. A Distributed Generation Control Architecture for Islanded AC Microgrids

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    Dominguez-Garcia, Alejandro

    1 A Distributed Generation Control Architecture for Islanded AC Microgrids Stanton T. Cady, Student architecture for generation control in islanded microgrids, and illustrate the performance Member, IEEE Abstract In this paper, we propose a distributed architecture for generation control

  8. Microgrids

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    Robert H. Lasseter

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Abstract--Application of individual distributed generators can cause as many problems as it may solve. A better way to realize the emerging potential of distributed generation is to take a system approach which views generation and associated loads as a subsystem or a “microgrid”. The sources can

  9. Breaking the Hierarchy: Distributed Control & Economic Optimality in Microgrids

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    Bullo, Francesco

    genera- tion and energy storage systems, the concept of a microgrid has recently gained popularity [2 generation, storage, load, and managed au- tonomously from the larger transmission network. Microgrids independently. Distributed energy sources in a microgrid generate either DC or variable frequency AC power

  10. Distributed Generation Investment by a Microgrid Under Uncertainty

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    Siddiqui, Afzal; Marnay, Chris

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    utility. Using the real options approach, we find naturalDistributed Generation; Real Options; Optimal Investment. 1.based microgrid via the real options approach to determine

  11. DECENTRALIZED CONTROL ARCHITECTURE FOR COUPLING MICROGRIDS INTO DISTRIBUTION NETWORKS 1 Task 1: Coupling Low-Voltage Microgrids into

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    Lemmon, Michael

    DECENTRALIZED CONTROL ARCHITECTURE FOR COUPLING MICROGRIDS INTO DISTRIBUTION NETWORKS 1 Task 1: Coupling Low-Voltage Microgrids into Mid-Voltage Distribution Systems Zhao Wang, Student Member, IEEE-voltage (LV) microgrids. At the same time, reactive power is dispatched coordinatively so that voltage

  12. Facility Microgrids

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    Ye, Z.; Walling, R.; Miller, N.; Du, P.; Nelson, K.

    2005-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Microgrids are receiving a considerable interest from the power industry, partly because their business and technical structure shows promise as a means of taking full advantage of distributed generation. This report investigates three issues associated with facility microgrids: (1) Multiple-distributed generation facility microgrids' unintentional islanding protection, (2) Facility microgrids' response to bulk grid disturbances, and (3) Facility microgrids' intentional islanding.

  13. Integration of Distributed Energy The CERTS MicroGrid Concept

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    Resources The MicroGrid Concept Appendices Prepared for Transmission Reliability Program Office of PowerIntegration of Distributed Energy Resources The CERTS MicroGrid Concept CALIFORNIA ENERGY;Preface The U.S. Electricity Grid Today The U.S. electric power system is in the midst of a fundamental

  14. Microgrids

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels DataDepartment of Energy Your Density Isn't YourTransport(FactDepartment3311, 3312),Microgrid Workshop Report August 2011 Microgrid

  15. Distributed Generation Investment by a Microgrid under Uncertainty

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    Marnay, Chris; Siddiqui, Afzal; Marnay, Chris

    2008-08-11T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper examines a California-based microgrid?s decision to invest in a distributed generation (DG) unit fuelled by natural gas. While the long-term natural gas generation cost is stochastic, we initially assume that the microgrid may purchase electricity at a fixed retail rate from its utility. Using the real options approach, we find a natural gas generation cost threshold that triggers DG investment. Furthermore, the consideration of operational flexibility by the microgrid increases DG investment, while the option to disconnect from the utility is not attractive. By allowing the electricity price to be stochastic, we next determine an investment threshold boundary and find that high electricity price volatility relative to that of natural gas generation cost delays investment while simultaneously increasing the value of the investment. We conclude by using this result to find the implicit option value of the DG unit when two sources of uncertainty exist.

  16. Diploma Thesis Distributed Secondary Control in Microgrids

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    Bullo, Francesco

    and Droop Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 2.2 Notation and Geometric Definitions in AC networks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 2.5 Droop-Controlled Microgrid of loads and droop-controlled inverters. While the decentralized and proportional primary droop

  17. Electric Grid State Estimators for Distribution Systems with Microgrids

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    Gupta, Vijay

    46556 Emails: {jhuang6,vgupta2,huang}@nd.edu Abstract--In the development of smart grid, state] into the distribution systems of the power grid. Such integration complicates the operation of distribution systemsElectric Grid State Estimators for Distribution Systems with Microgrids Jing Huang, Vijay Gupta

  18. Self-triggered Communication Enabled Control of Distributed Generation in Microgrids

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    Mazumder, Sudip K.

    1 Self-triggered Communication Enabled Control of Distributed Generation in Microgrids Muhammad. I. INTRODUCTION Effective integration of multiple distributed generation (DG) units in microgrids. Conventionally the secondary control in a microgrid is based on a centralized control structure using periodic

  19. Distributed Generation Investment by a Microgrid UnderUncertainty

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    Siddiqui, Afzal; Marnay, Chris

    2006-06-16T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper examines a California-based microgrid s decision to invest in a distributed generation (DG) unit that operates on natural gas. While the long-term natural gas generation cost is stochastic, we initially assume that the microgrid may purchase electricity at a fixed retail rate from its utility. Using the real options approach, we find natural gas generating cost thresholds that trigger DG investment. Furthermore, the consideration of operational flexibility by the microgrid accelerates DG investment, while the option to disconnect entirely from the utility is not attractive. By allowing the electricity price to be stochastic, we next determine an investment threshold boundary and find that high electricity price volatility relative to that of natural gas generating cost delays investment while simultaneously increasing the value of the investment. We conclude by using this result to find the implicit option value of the DG unit.

  20. Distributed control for optimal reactive power compensation in smart microgrids

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    Bolognani, Saverio

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We consider the problem of optimal reactive power compensation for the minimization of power distribution losses in a smart microgrid. We first propose an approximate model for the power distribution network, which allows us to cast the problem into the class of convex quadratic, linearly constrained, optimization problems. We also show how this model provides the tools for a distributed approach, in which agents have a partial knowledge of the problem parameters and state, and can only perform local measurements. Then, we design a randomized, gossip-like optimization algorithm, providing conditions for convergence together with an analytic characterization of the convergence speed. The analysis shows that the best performance can be achieved when we command cooperation among agents that are neighbors in the smart microgrid topology. Numerical simulations are included to validate the proposed model and to confirm the analytic results about the performance of the proposed algorithm.

  1. Robust Networked Control Scheme for Distributed Secondary Control of Islanded MicroGrids

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    Vasquez, Juan Carlos

    1 Robust Networked Control Scheme for Distributed Secondary Control of Islanded MicroGrids Qobad scenarios that have an increased number of distributed generators (DGs) within the MG. Due (RES) and distributed generators (DGs), microgrids (MGs) have recently attracted a significant interest

  2. Consensus + Innovations Approach for Distributed Multi-Agent Coordination in a Microgrid

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    Kar, Soummya

    in which distributed resources and loads form microgrids within the bulk power system in which load1 Consensus + Innovations Approach for Distributed Multi-Agent Coordination in a Microgrid Gabriela- agement are expected to become more prevalent in the future electric power system. Coordinating

  3. Power Flow Analysis Algorithm for Islanded LV Microgrids Including Distributed Generator Units with

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    Chaudhary, Sanjay

    Power Flow Analysis Algorithm for Islanded LV Microgrids Including Distributed Generator Units With larger portion of growing electricity demand which is being fed through distributed generation (DG power system. Being able to operate in both grid-connected and islanded mode, a microgrid manages

  4. A Distributed Control Strategy for Coordination of an Autonomous LVDC Microgrid Based on

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    Vasquez, Juan Carlos

    A Distributed Control Strategy for Coordination of an Autonomous LVDC Microgrid Based on Power for autonomous LVDC MGs. Index Terms--Microgrid (MG), voltage-droop (VD) control, battery chargers, power storage systems (ESS). Specifically, the recharging process of secondary battery, the most prominent ESS

  5. Development of a High-Speed Static Switch for Distributed Energy and Microgrid Applications

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    Kroposki, B.; Pink, C.; Lynch, J.; John, V.; Meor Daniel, S.; Benedict, E.; Vihinen, I.

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Distributed energy resources can provide power to local loads in the electric distribution system and benefits such as improved reliability. Microgrids are intentional islands formed at a facility or in an electrical distribution system that contains at least one distributed resource and associated loads. Microgrids that operate both electrical generation and loads in a coordinated manner can offer additional benefits to the customer and local utility. The loads and energy sources can be disconnected from and reconnected to the area or local utility with minimal disruption to the local loads, thereby improving reliability. This paper details the development and testing of a highspeed static switch for distributed energy and microgrid applications.

  6. Abstract Microgrids are a new concept for future energy dis-tribution systems that enable renewable energy integration and

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    Collins, Emmanuel

    1 Abstract ­ Microgrids are a new concept for future energy dis- tribution systems that enable renewable energy integration and improved energy management capability. Microgrids consist of multiple power quality and power distribution reliability, microgrids need to operate in both grid

  7. Abstract -This paper presents the coordinated control of distributed energy storage systems (DESSs) in DC micro-grids.

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    Vasquez, Juan Carlos

    ) in DC micro-grids. In order to balance the state-of-charge (SoC) of each energy storage unit (ESU--Droop control; distributed energy storage system (DESS); DC micro-grids; state-of-charge (SoC) I. INTRODUCTION and more popularity [1]. Nowadays DC micro-grids are becoming more attractive with the raise of DC power

  8. Micro-grid operation of inverter based distributed generation with voltage and frequency dependent loads

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    Zeineldin, H. H.

    Distribution systems are experiencing increasing penetration of distributed generation (DG). One attractive option is to use the available DG capacity during utility outages by forming planned micro-grids. Load sharing ...

  9. Integration of distributed energy resources. The CERTS Microgrid Concept

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    Lasseter, Robert; Akhil, Abbas; Marnay, Chris; Stephens, John; Dagle, Jeff; Guttromsom, Ross; Meliopoulous, A. Sakis; Yinger, Robert; Eto, Joe

    2002-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Evolutionary changes in the regulatory and operational climate of traditional electric utilities and the emergence of smaller generating systems such as microturbines have opened new opportunities for on-site power generation by electricity users. In this context, distributed energy resources (DER)--small power generators typically located at users' sites where the energy (both electric and thermal) they generate is used--have emerged as a promising option to meet growing customer needs for electric power with an emphasis on reliability and power quality. The portfolio of DER includes generators, energy storage, load control, and, for certain classes of systems, advanced power electronic interfaces between the generators and the bulk power provider. This white paper proposes that the significant potential of smaller DER to meet customers' and utilities' needs can be best captured by organizing these resources into MicroGrids.

  10. Distributed Generation Investment by a Microgrid under Uncertainty++++ Afzal Siddiqui

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    Guillas, Serge

    , CA 94720-8163, USA, c_marnay@lbl.gov ABSTRACT. This paper examines a California-based microgrid-term natural gas generation cost is stochastic, we initially assume that the microgrid may purchase electricity is not attractive. By allowing the electricity price to be stochastic, we next determine an investment threshold

  11. Multi-Agent Based Techniques for Coordinating the Distribution of Electricity in a Micro-Grid Environment

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    Southampton, University of

    and agent managed microgrids. Fred Schweppe, a recognised world leader in the field of electric powerMulti-Agent Based Techniques for Coordinating the Distribution of Electricity in a Micro-Grid will be required which incor- porates intermittent renewable resources, micro-generators, micro-storage devices

  12. Making Microgrids Work

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    Kroposki, B.; Lasseter, R.; Ise, T.; Morozumi, S.; Papathanassiou, S.; Hatziargyriou, N.

    2008-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Distributed energy resources including distributed generation and distributed storage are sources of energy located near local loads and can provide a variety of benefits including improved reliability if they are properly operated in the electrical distribution system. Microgrids are systems that have at least one distributed energy resource and associated loads and can form intentional islands in the electrical distribution systems. This paper gives an overview of the microgrid operation. Microgrid testing experiences from different counties was also provided.

  13. Microgrids, virtual power plants and our distributed energy future

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    Asmus, Peter

    2010-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Opportunities for VPPs and microgrids will only increase dramatically with time, as the traditional system of building larger and larger centralized and polluting power plants by utilities charging a regulated rate of return fades. The key questions are: how soon will these new business models thrive - and who will be in the driver's seat? (author)

  14. Control Strategies for Distributed Energy Resources to Maximize the Use of Wind Power in Rural Microgrids

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    Lu, Shuai; Elizondo, Marcelo A.; Samaan, Nader A.; Kalsi, Karanjit; Mayhorn, Ebony T.; Diao, Ruisheng; Jin, Chunlian; Zhang, Yu

    2011-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

    The focus of this paper is to design control strategies for distributed energy resources (DERs) to maximize the use of wind power in a rural microgrid. In such a system, it may be economical to harness wind power to reduce the consumption of fossil fuels for electricity production. In this work, we develop control strategies for DERs, including diesel generators, energy storage and demand response, to achieve high penetration of wind energy in a rural microgrid. Combinations of centralized (direct control) and decentralized (autonomous response) control strategies are investigated. Detailed dynamic models for a rural microgrid are built to conduct simulations. The system response to large disturbances and frequency regulation are tested. It is shown that optimal control coordination of DERs can be achieved to maintain system frequency while maximizing wind power usage and reducing the wear and tear on fossil fueled generators.

  15. Stability, Power Sharing, & Distributed Secondary Control in Droop-Controlled Microgrids

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    Bullo, Francesco

    , heterogeneously composed of distributed generation, storage, load, and managed autonomously from the larger generation within a microgrid can be highly heterogeneous, including photovoltaic, wind, geother- mal, micro with a synchronous AC grid via power electronic DC/AC inverters. In islanded operation, it is through these inverters

  16. Shape of the microgrid

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    Marnay, Chris; Rubio, F. Javier; Siddiqui, Afzal S.

    2000-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Restrictions on expansion of traditional centralized generating and delivery systems may be becoming so tight in the industrialized countries that they cannot reasonably be expected meet future electricity demand growth at acceptable cost. Meanwhile, technological advances, notably improved power electronics that permit grid interconnection of asynchronous generation sources, is tilting the economics of power generation back towards smaller scales, thereby reversing a century long trend towards the central control paradigm. Special power quality requirements or opportunities for combined heat and power applications make on-site generation an even more attractive option for customers. The existence of a significant amount of electricity sources dispersed throughout the low voltage distribution system could create a power system quite different to the one we are familiar with and creating it offers significant research and engineering challenges. Moreover, the electrical and economic relationships between customers and the distribution utility and among customers may take forms quite distinct from those we know today. For example, rather than devices being individually interconnected in parallel with the grid, they may be grouped with loads in a semi-autonomous neighborhood that could be termed a microgrid. A microgrid is a cluster of small (by the standards of current power systems, e.g. < 500 kW) sources, storage systems, and loads which presents itself to the grid as a legitimate single entity. The heart of the microgrid concept is the notion of a flexible, yet controllable electronic interface between the microgrid and the familiar wider power system, or macrogrid. This interface essentially isolates the two sides electrically; and yet connects them economically by allowing delivery and receipt of electrical energy and ancillary services (EE&AS) at the interface. From the customer side of the interface, the microgrid should appear as an autonomous power system meeting the power quality and reliability requirements of the customer. Such issues as local voltage, reliability, losses and quality of power should be those that support the customers' objectives. From the macrogrid side, however, the microgrid should appear as a legitimate entity akin to current interconnected generators or loads. A key distinction between microgrids and our familiar arrangements is the expanded role of electricity endusers in determining the pattern of development of the overall power system, which must not only accommodate purchases and sales of EE&AS to and from established markets but also contractual agreements between microgrids. Fundamentally, the characteristics and capabilities of the microgrid will be determined by its internal requirements together with the technical, economic, and regulatory opportunities and constraints it faces, and not by established objectives for capacity expansion and reliability of the macrogrid. The goal of Consortium for Electric Reliability Technology Solutions (CERTS) work underway at the Berkeley Lab is to anticipate possible patterns of microgrid development that can help focus research efforts on the key technical problems that must be solved to enable microgrid deployment.

  17. Microgrid Testing

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    Shirazi, M.; Kroposki, B.

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    With the publication of IEEE 1574.4 Guide for Design, Operation, and Integration of Distributed Resource Island Systems with Electric Power Systems, there is an increasing amount of attention on not only the design and operations of microgrids, but also on the proper operation and testing of these systems. This standard provides alternative approaches and good practices for the design, operation, and integration of microgrids. This includes the ability to separate from and reconnect to part of the utility grid while providing power to the islanded power system. This presentation addresses the industry need to develop standardized testing and evaluation procedures for microgrids in order to assure quality operation in the grid connected and islanded modes of operation.

  18. Validation of the CERTS Microgrid Concept The CEC/CERTS Microgrid Testbed

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    Nichols, David K.; Stevens, John; Lasseter, Robert H.; Eto, Joseph H.

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Distributed Generation, Distributed Resource, Islanding, Microgrid, Microturbine ISTRIBUTED ENERGY RESOURCES (DER) hold promise for solving many issues facing electric utilities.

  19. Microgrid Dispatch for Macrogrid Peak-Demand Mitigation

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    DeForest, Nicholas

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    distributed generation and storage technologies provide SRJ with microgrid functionality, allowing it to operate in island

  20. Multi-Building Microgrids for a Distributed Energy Future in Portugal

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    Mendes, Goncalo

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    field for entrance of ESCO businesses in the microgridfield for entrance of ESCO businesses in the microgrid

  1. Impact of load type on microgrid stability

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    Monnin, Jared P

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Microgrids show great promise as a means of integrating distributed generation sources into the public grid distribution system. In order to provide uninterrupted,high quality power to local loads, microgrids must have the ...

  2. Integration of distributed energy resources. The CERTS Microgrid Concept

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    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of Distributed Energy Resources - The C E R T S M i c r o Gof Distributed Energy Resources - The C E R T S M i c r o Gof Distributed Energy Resources - The C E R T S M i c r o G

  3. Distributed Generation Investment by a Microgrid under Uncertainty

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    Siddiqui, Afzal

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    L, editor. 11 th Annual Real Options Conference, Berkeley,from its utility. Using the real options approach, we find aDistributed Generation; Real Options; Optimal Investment;

  4. A Framework for the Evaluation of the Cost and Benefits of Microgrids

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    Morris, Greg Young

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Distributed Generation (DG) used in the Microgrid, the end-use Microgrid Customers (MGCs), the Distribution Network Operator (DNO), and possibly the generation utilities

  5. Decoding the `Nature Encoded' Messages for Distributed Energy Generation Control in Microgrid

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    Gong, Shuping; Lai, Lifeng; Qiu, Robert C

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The communication for the control of distributed energy generation (DEG) in microgrid is discussed. Due to the requirement of realtime transmission, weak or no explicit channel coding is used for the message of system state. To protect the reliability of the uncoded or weakly encoded messages, the system dynamics are considered as a `nature encoding' similar to convolution code, due to its redundancy in time. For systems with or without explicit channel coding, two decoding procedures based on Kalman filtering and Pearl's Belief Propagation, in a similar manner to Turbo processing in traditional data communication systems, are proposed. Numerical simulations have demonstrated the validity of the schemes, using a linear model of electric generator dynamic system.

  6. Validation of the CERTS Microgrid Concept The CEC/CERTS MicrogridTestbed

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    Nichols, David K.; Stevens, John; Lasseter, Robert H.; Eto,Joseph H.

    2006-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The development of test plans to validate the CERTSMicrogrid concept is discussed, including the status of a testbed.Increased application of Distributed Energy Resources on the Distributionsystem has the potential to improve performance, lower operational costsand create value. Microgrids have the potential to deliver these highvalue benefits. This presentation will focus on operationalcharacteristics of the CERTS microgrid, the partners in the project andthe status of the CEC/CERTS microgrid testbed. Index Terms DistributedGeneration, Distributed Resource, Islanding, Microgrid,Microturbine

  7. A load shedding scheme for inverter based microgrids

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    Ojeda, Alejandro P

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Over the last decade, penetration of microgrids containing distributed generation (DG) sources has increased in grid distribution systems. This requires the stable operation of microgrids when connected to the distribution ...

  8. Control and Protection of Power Electronics Interfaced Distri-buted Generation Systems in a Customer-Driven Microgrid

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    Tolbert, Leon M.

    in a Customer-Driven Microgrid Fang Z. Peng, Yun Wei Li and Leon M. Tolbert Abstract ­ This paper discusses-driven microgrid (CDM). Particularly, the following topics will be addressed: microgrid system configurations); renewable energy source (RES); micro-source; microgrid; customer-driven micro- grid (CDM), power electronics

  9. New modeling and control solutions for integrated microgrid system with respect to thermodynamics properties of generation and demand

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    Liu, Fang-Yu, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis investigates microgrid control stability with respect to thermodynamics behaviors of generation and demand. First, a new integrated microgrid model is introduced. This model consists of a combined cycle power ...

  10. This document is a preprint of the final paper: Shafiee, Qobad; Vasquez, Juan C.; Guerrero, Josep M.; , "Distributed secondary control for islanded MicroGrids -A networked control systems approach," IECON 2012 -38th Annual Conference on IEEE Industrial El

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    Vasquez, Juan Carlos

    approach is not only able to restore frequency and voltage of the MicroGrid but also ensures reactive power such as power electronics converters, distributed generations (DGs), energy storage systems.; , "Distributed secondary control for islanded MicroGrids - A networked control systems approach," IECON 2012 - 38

  11. 1 A Centralized Optimal Energy Management System for Microgrids

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    Daniel E. Olivares; Claudio A. Cañizares; Mehrdad Kazerani; Senior Member

    Abstract — The issue of controlled and reliable integration of distributed energy resources into microgrids and large power grids has recently gained considerable attention. The microgrid concept, which basically corresponds to the coordinated operation of a cluster of loads, distributed generators

  12. Panel on Microgrids Systems International Conference on System of Systems Engineering, April 16-18, 2007 San Antonio Abstract--Application of individual distributed generators can

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    are included. Keywords: CHP, UPS, distributed generation, intentional islanding, inverters, microgrid, power vs-18, 2007 San Antonio Abstract--Application of individual distributed generators can cause as many problems as it may solve. A better way to realize the emerging potential of distributed generation is to take

  13. Arnold Schwarzenegger CERTS MICROGRID

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    Arnold Schwarzenegger Governor CERTS MICROGRID LABORATORY TEST BED Microgrid Fault Protection Based;#12;Microgrid Fault Protection Based on Symmetrical and Differential Current Components Prepared for Public............................................................................................................................. 12 2. AEP CERTS MICROGRID

  14. Department of Mechanical Engineering Presents: "Towards Optimal Investment, Planning and Control of Microgrids"

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    Keaveny, Tony

    on the optimal investment, planning, and control of distributed micro-grids. A micro-grid is characterized by its generation sources (renewables and non-renewables), storage capacity, internal demand and sell back to grid of microgrids quite challenging problems. From the power grid point of view, microgrids are resource nodes

  15. Selective compensation of voltage harmonics in grid-connected microgrids

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    Vasquez, Juan Carlos

    1 Selective compensation of voltage harmonics in grid-connected microgrids Mehdi Savaghebia , Juan is proposed for selective compensation of main voltage harmonics in a grid- connected microgrid. The aim level. Keywords Distributed Generator (DG); microgrid; grid-connected; voltage harmonics compensation. 1

  16. Modular Power Architectures for Microgrid Clusters Invited Paper

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    Vasquez, Juan Carlos

    Modular Power Architectures for Microgrid Clusters ­ Invited Paper ­ Hengwei Lin1 , Chengxi Liu1 distributed generation (DG) units, loads and energy storage systems [1]. However, although nowadays microgrid between microgrid and the conventional main power grid is also not clearly standardized. In fact

  17. Modeling Microgrid Islanding Problems as DCOPs Saurabh Gupta, William Yeoh, Enrico Pontelli

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    Yeoh, William

    , we formulate the microgrid islanding problem as distributed constraint optimization problem (DCOP. Index Terms--Microgrid, Islanding, Distributed Constraint Optimization. I. INTRODUCTION Every year residential and commercial facilities with controllable loads and distributed generation sources; loads

  18. Arnold Schwarzenegger CERTS MICROGRID

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    Arnold Schwarzenegger Governor CERTS MICROGRID LABORATORY TEST BED Technical Advisory Committee Microgrid Test Bed Project 30 April 2008 Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Building 90 Room 4133 1

  19. This document downloaded from www.microgrids.et.aau.dk is a preprint version from the paper: L. Meng, T. Dragicevic, J.M. Guerrero, J.C. Vasquez, M. Savaghebi, F. Tang, "Agent-based distributed unbalance compensation for optimal power quality in

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    Vasquez, Juan Carlos

    -based Distributed Unbalance Compensation for Optimal Power Quality in Islanded Microgrids Lexuan Meng, Tomislav, the distributed generators (DG) can be used as distributed compensators so as to compensate the voltage unbalances as to compensate the unbalances at the critical bus. In case of microgrids, distributed generators (DGs) can

  20. Arnold Schwarzenegger CERTS MICROGRID

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    Arnold Schwarzenegger Governor CERTS MICROGRID LABORATORY TEST BED Summary of CERTS Microgrid Static Switch Power Quality Tests at AEP Dolan, CERTS Microgrid Static Switch Testing Prepared For of the information in this report. #12;#12;AEP DTC Proposed Test Plan ­ CERTS Micro-grid Static Switch Project

  1. ADAPTIVE NETWORK PROTECTION IN MICROGRIDS

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    Re Oudalova; Antonio Fidigattib

    directional interlock Microgrids comprise low voltage distribution systems with distributed energy re-sources (DER) and controllable loads which can operate connected to the medium voltage grid or islanded in a controlled coordinated way. This concept aims to move from “connect and forget

  2. Secondary Voltage Unbalance Compensation for Three-Phase Four-Wire Islanded Microgrids

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    Vasquez, Juan Carlos

    as a cluster of distributed resources (DRs), i.e. distributed generation (DG), distributed storage (DSSecondary Voltage Unbalance Compensation for Three-Phase Four-Wire Islanded Microgrids Fen Tang four-wire islanded microgrid systems. It is implemented in the secondary control level of the microgrid

  3. Reliability of islanded microgrids with stochastic generation and prioritized load

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    Marden, Mirjana Milosevic

    The potential to improve distribution system reliability is a primary motivation behind the development and deployment of microgrids. Previous studies have illustrated substantial reliability benefits of dispatchable ...

  4. Sandia Energy - Microgrid

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

    ridashoter2015-04-07T21:09:21+00:00 A microgrid is a small-scale version of a centralized electric grid-implemented at a local level. A microgrid can be tied to the larger grid,...

  5. Sandia National Laboratories: Microgrid

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    Security, Microgrid, News, News & Events, Partnership, Research & Capabilities, SMART Grid The Smart Power Infrastructure Demonstration for Energy Reliability and Security...

  6. Sandia Energy - Microgrid

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

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645U.S. DOE Office of ScienceandMesa del Sol Home Distribution Grid Integration Permalink Gallery Mesa del SolMicrogrid Home

  7. Microgrids for Rural Electrification

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    Microgrids for Rural Electrification: A critical review of best practices based on seven case Electrification Microgrids for Rural Electrification: A critical review of best practices based on seven case Mellon University University of California, Berkeley #12;Microgrids for Rural Electrification i Dan

  8. Arnold Schwarzenegger CERTS MICROGRID

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    Arnold Schwarzenegger Governor CERTS MICROGRID LABORATORY TEST BED Test Plan Section 7.0 Validate upon the accuracy or adequacy of the information in this report. #12;#12;CERTS MICROGRID TEST REPORT.0 MICROGRID TESTBED SETUP......................................................... 2 4.0 PROPOSED TEST PLAN

  9. Arnold Schwarzenegger CERTS MICROGRID

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    Arnold Schwarzenegger Governor CERTS MICROGRID LABORATORY TEST BED Test Log Prepared For in this report. #12;#12;DTC Registered Procedure - CERTS Microgrid Test Plan Appendix C: TEST LOG Dolan: Assigned Approved by: K. P. Loving Procedure Review Date: 23 Feb. 2008 Appendix C - "CERTS Microgrid Test

  10. Arnold Schwarzenegger CERTS MICROGRID

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    Arnold Schwarzenegger Governor CERTS MICROGRID LABORATORY TEST BED Test Plan Section 8.0 Reduced in this report. #12;#12;CERTS MICROGRID TEST REPORT SECTION 8.0 "Reduced System Tests" #12;I Table of Contents 1.0 MICROGRID TESTBED SETUP......................................................... 2 4.0 PROPOSED TEST PLAN

  11. Arnold Schwarzenegger CERTS MICROGRID

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    Arnold Schwarzenegger Governor CERTS MICROGRID LABORATORY TEST BED Tecogen CHP Modules to the CERTS research program for the AEP Microgrid Test Bed. Tecogen subcontracted with Youtility Inc. (Hudson was bench-tested at Youtility both individually, and in pairs as a simulated microgrid. Rather than

  12. Energy manager design for microgrids

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    Firestone, Ryan; Marnay, Chris

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    On-site energy production, known as distributed energy resources (DER), offers consumers many benefits, such as bill savings and predictability, improved system efficiency, improved reliability, control over power quality, and in many cases, greener electricity. Additionally, DER systems can benefit electric utilities by reducing congestion on the grid, reducing the need for new generation and transmission capacity, and offering ancillary services such as voltage support and emergency demand response. Local aggregations of distributed energy resources (DER) that may include active control of on-site end-use energy devices can be called microgrids. Microgrids require control to ensure safe operation and to make dispatch decisions that achieve system objectives such as cost minimization, reliability, efficiency and emissions requirements, while abiding by system constraints and regulatory rules. This control is performed by an energy manager (EM). Preferably, an EM will achieve operation reasonably close to the attainable optimum, it will do this by means robust to deviations from expected conditions, and it will not itself incur insupportable capital or operation and maintenance costs. Also, microgrids can include supervision over end-uses, such as curtailing or rescheduling certain loads. By viewing a unified microgrid as a system of supply and demand, rather than simply a system of on-site generation devices, the benefits of integrated supply and demand control can be exploited, such as economic savings and improved system energy efficiency.

  13. CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY Electric Power Micro-grids: Opportunities and Challenges

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    CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY Electric Power Micro-grids: Opportunities and Challenges for an Emerging;Electric Power Micro-grids: Barriers and opportunities for an emerging distributed energy architecture ii, such as engines and micro-turbines. #12;Electric Power Micro-grids: Barriers and opportunities for an emerging

  14. Model Order Reductions for Stability Analysis of Islanded Microgrids with Droop Control

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    Vasquez, Juan Carlos

    the validity of the proposed models. Index Terms--Droop control, microgrids, power systems stability, power systems modeling. I. INTRODUCTION Microgrids consist of interconnected distributed storages and energy1 Model Order Reductions for Stability Analysis of Islanded Microgrids with Droop Control V

  15. Advanced concepts for controlling energy surety microgrids.

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    Menicucci, David F.; Ortiz-Moyet, Juan

    2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Today, researchers, engineers, and policy makers are seeking ways to meet the world's growing demand for energy while addressing critical issues such as energy security, reliability, and sustainability. Many believe that distributed generators operating within a microgrid have the potential to address most of these issues. Sandia National Laboratories has developed a concept called energy surety in which five of these 'surety elements' are simultaneously considered: energy security, reliability, sustainability, safety, and cost-effectiveness. The surety methodology leads to a new microgrid design that we call an energy surety microgrid (ESM). This paper discusses the unique control requirement needed to produce a microgrid system that has high levels of surety, describes the control system from the most fundamental level through a real-world example, and discusses our ideas and concepts for a complete system.

  16. CERTS Microgrid Laboratory Test Bed

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    Lasseter, R. H.; Eto, J. H.; Schenkman, B.; Stevens, J.; Volkmmer, H.; Klapp, D.; Linton, E.; Hurtado, H.; Roy, J.

    2010-06-08T23:59:59.000Z

    CERTS Microgrid concept captures the emerging potential of distributed generation using a system approach. CERTS views generation and associated loads as a subsystem or a 'microgrid'. The sources can operate in parallel to the grid or can operate in island, providing UPS services. The system can disconnect from the utility during large events (i.e. faults, voltage collapses), but may also intentionally disconnect when the quality of power from the grid falls below certain standards. CERTS Microgrid concepts were demonstrated at a full-scale test bed built near Columbus, Ohio and operated by American Electric Power. The testing fully confirmed earlier research that had been conducted initially through analytical simulations, then through laboratory emulations, and finally through factory acceptance testing of individual microgrid components. The islanding and resynchronization method met all Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Standard 1547 and power quality requirements. The electrical protection system was able to distinguish between normal and faulted operation. The controls were found to be robust under all conditions, including difficult motor starts and high impedance faults.

  17. Secondary Control for Voltage Unbalance Compensation in an Islanded Microgrid

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    Vasquez, Juan Carlos

    coupling (PCC). Unbalance compensation is achieved by proper control of distributed generators (DGs unbalance. Keywords-distributed generation; microgrid; secondary control; voltage unbalance compensation I. INTRODUCTION Distributed Generators (DGs) may be connected individually to the utility grid or be integrated

  18. Hardware simulation of diesel generator and microgrid stability

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    Zieve, Michael M

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Over the last few years, people have begun to depend less on large power plants with extensive distribution systems, and more on local distributed generation sources. A microgrid, a local collection of distributed generators, ...

  19. Further Results on Distributed Secondary Control in Microgrids Hedi Bouattour, John W. Simpson-Porco, Florian Dorfler, and Francesco Bullo

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    Bullo, Francesco

    , and extend them to the case where only a fraction of inverters cooperates in regulating the network frequency. We show that both these secondary-control schemes achieve frequency regulation in the presence]. Energy generation within a microgrid can be highly heterogeneous, including pho- tovoltaics, wind

  20. Power Quality Improvement in Microgrid Using Advanced Active Power Conditioner

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    unknown authors

    Abstract:- Wind energy conversion systems are now occupying important space in the research of renewable energy sources with microgrid. The main challenge in wind power generation is power quality problem and their connection with the distribution network in microgrid. The main factor behind poor

  1. Arnold Schwarzenegger CERTS MICROGRID

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    equipment operation ... 4.0 Procedures ­ CERTS Microgrid Test Bed Lockout/Tagout 5.0 Procedures ­ General 5

  2. Plug-and-Play Control and Optimization in Microgrids Florian Dorfler, John W. Simpson-Porco, and Francesco Bullo

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    Bullo, Francesco

    distributed renewable genera- tion and energy storage systems, the concept of a microgrid has recently gained, storage, load, and managed autonomously from the larger transmission network. Microgrids are able. The sources in a microgrid generate either DC or variable frequency AC power, and are interfaced with an AC

  3. 1 Validation of the CERTS Microgrid Concept

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    Microgrid Testbed; David K. Nichols; John Stevens; Robert H. Lasseter; Joseph H. Eto; Harry T. Vollkommer; Islanding Microgrid Microturbine

    Abstract—The development of test plans to validate the CERTS Microgrid concept is discussed, including the status of a testbed. Increased application of Distributed Energy Resources on the Distribution system has the potential to improve performance, lower operational costs and create value

  4. Arnold Schwarzenegger CERTS MICROGRID

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    Figure 3 - Simplified diagram of Test Bed showing Meter and Relay locations .... 5 Figure 4 - DiagramArnold Schwarzenegger Governor CERTS MICROGRID LABORATORY TEST BED Test Plan Section 6.0 Microgrid Test Bed System Checkout (Static Switch) Prepared For: California Energy Commission Public Interest

  5. Arnold Schwarzenegger CERTS MICROGRID

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    Figure 3 - Simplified diagram of Test Bed showing Meter and Relay locations .... 4 Figure 4 - DiagramArnold Schwarzenegger Governor CERTS MICROGRID LABORATORY TEST BED Test Plan Section 10.0 Difficult in this report. #12;#12;CERTS MICROGRID TEST REPORT SECTION 10.0 "Difficult Load Tests" #12;I Table of Contents 1

  6. Distributed energy resources customer adoption modeling with combined heat and power applications

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    Siddiqui, Afzal S.; Firestone, Ryan M.; Ghosh, Srijay; Stadler, Michael; Edwards, Jennifer L.; Marnay, Chris

    2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Alex Farrell of the Energy and Resources Group, UniversityMicrogrid Distributed Energy Resource Potential Using DER-of Distributed Energy Resources: The CERTS MicroGrid

  7. CERTS Microgrid Laboratory Test Bed

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    ETO, J.; LASSETER, R.; SCHENKMAN, B.; STEVENS, J.; KLAPP, D.; VOLKOMMER, H.; LINTON, E.; HURTADO, H.; ROY, J.

    2010-06-08T23:59:59.000Z

    The objective of the CERTS Microgrid Test Bed project was to enhance the ease of integrating energy sources into a microgrid. The project accomplished this objective by developing and demonstrating three advanced techniques, collectively referred to as the CERTS Microgrid concept, that significantly reduce the level of custom field engineering needed to operate microgrids consisting of generating sources less than 100kW. The techniques comprising the CERTS Microgrid concept are: 1 a method for effecting automatic and seamless transitions between grid-connected and islanded modes of operation, islanding the microgrid's load from a disturbance, thereby maintaining a higher level of service, without impacting the integrity of the utility's electrical power grid; 2 an approach to electrical protection within a limited source microgrid that does not depend on high fault currents; and 3 a method for microgrid control that achieves voltage and frequency stability under islanded conditions without requiring high-speed communications between sources.

  8. CERTS Microgrid Laboratory Test Bed

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    Lasseter, R. H.

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Roy, Nancy Jo Lewis, “CERTS Microgrid Laboratory Test Bed Report:Appendix K,” http://certs.lbl.gov/CERTS_P_

  9. Assessment of the Economic Potential of Microgrids for Reactive Power Supply

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    Appen, Jan von; Marnay, Chris; Stadler, Michael; Momber, Ilan; Klapp, David; Scheven, Alexander von

    2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    As power generation from variable distributed energy resources (DER) grows, energy flows in the network are changing, increasing the requirements for ancillary services, including voltage support. With the appropriate power converter, DER can provide ancillary services such as frequency control and voltage support. This paper outlines the economic potential of DERs coordinated in a microgrid to provide reactive power and voltage support at its point of common coupling. The DER Customer Adoption Model assesses the costs of providing reactive power, given local utility rules. Depending on the installed DER, the cost minimizing solution for supplying reactive power locally is chosen. Costs include the variable cost of the additional losses and the investment cost of appropriately over-sizing converters or purchasing capacitors. A case study of a large health care building in San Francisco is used to evaluate different revenue possibilities of creating an incentive for microgrids to provide reactive power.

  10. Added Value of Reliability to a Microgrid: Simulations of Three California Buildings

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    Marnay, Chris; Lai, Judy; Stadler, Michael; Siddiqui, Afzal

    2009-05-07T23:59:59.000Z

    The Distributed Energy Resources Customer Adoption Model is used to estimate the value an Oakland nursing home, a Riverside high school, and a Sunnyvale data center would need to put on higher electricity service reliability for them to adopt a Consortium for Electric Reliability Technology Solutions Microgrid (CM) based on economics alone. A fraction of each building's load is deemed critical based on its mission, and the added cost of CM capability to meet it added to on-site generation options. The three sites are analyzed with various resources available as microgrid components. Results show that the value placed on higher reliability often does not have to be significant for CM to appear attractive, about 25 $/kWcdota and up, but the carbon footprint consequences are mixed because storage is often used to shift cheaper off-peak electricity to use during afternoon hours in competition with the solar sources.

  11. Novel Approach for Calculation and Analysis of Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors in Microgrids: Preprint

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    Li, Y.; Gao, W.; Muljadi, E.; Jiang, J.

    2014-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper proposes a novel approach based on matrix perturbation theory to calculate and analyze eigenvalues and eigenvectors in a microgrid system. Rigorous theoretical analysis to solve eigenvalues and the corresponding eigenvectors for a system under various perturbations caused by fluctuations of irradiance, wind speed, or loads is presented. A computational flowchart is proposed for the unified solution of eigenvalues and eigenvectors in microgrids, and the effectiveness of the matrix perturbation-based approach in microgrids is verified by numerical examples on a typical low-voltage microgrid network.

  12. 944 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON SUSTAINABLE ENERGY, VOL. 4, NO. 4, OCTOBER 2013 Robust Energy Management for Microgrids With

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    Giannakis, Georgios

    in microgrids, which feature distributed generation (DG) and distributed storage (DS). Distributed economic of distributed storage (DS) units, and their index. Number of power production facilities with renewable energy for Microgrids With High-Penetration Renewables Yu Zhang, Student Member, IEEE, Nikolaos Gatsis, Member, IEEE

  13. Value and Technology Assessment to Enhance the Business Case for the CERTS Microgrid

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    Lasseter, Robert; Eto, Joe

    2010-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The CERTS Microgrid concept is an advanced approach for enabling integration of, in principle, an unlimited quantity of distributed energy resources into the electricity grid. A key feature of a microgrid, is its ability, during a utility grid disturbance, to separate and isolate itself from the utility seamlessly with no disruption to the loads within the microgrid (including no reduction in power quality). Then, when the utility grid returns to normal, the microgrid automatically resynchronizes and reconnects itself to the grid, in an equally seamless fashion. What is unique about the CERTS Microgrid is that it can provide this technically challenging functionality without extensive (i.e., expensive) custom engineering. In addition, the design of the CERTS Microgrid also provides high system reliability and great flexibility in the placement of distributed generation within the microgrid. The CERTS Microgrid offers these functionalities at much lower costs than traditional approaches by incorporating peer-to-peer and plug-and-play concepts for each component within the Microgrid. The predecessor to the current project involved the construction of and completion of initial testing using the world's first, full-scale, inverter-based, distributed generation test bed. The project demonstrated three advanced techniques, collectively referred to as the CERTS Microgrid concept, which collectively significantly reduce the level of custom field engineering needed to operate microgrids consisting of small generating sources. The techniques are: (1) a method for effecting automatic and seamless transitions between grid-connected and islanded modes of operation; (2) an approach to electrical protection within the microgrid that does not depend on high fault currents; and (3) a method for microgrid control that achieves voltage and frequency stability under both grid and islanded conditions without requiring high-speed communications. The work conducted in this phase of RD&D on the CERTS Microgrid Concept builds upon this base of technical accomplishments to prioritize, develop, and then demonstrate technology enhancements to further enhance the business case for microgrids. That is, having demonstrated the technical feasibility of microgrid functions, RD&D optimization efforts are now needed to accelerate commercial deployment. The current phase is a contribution to these efforts. This project involved seven distinct analysis, bench-, and full-scale testing tasks. The first five tasks were described in the original proposal submitted and awarded through DOE's solicitation. Two additional tasks were added to address issues that had been identified in the earlier, first phase of testing.

  14. Online Energy Generation Scheduling for Microgrids with

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    Zhang, Junshan

    Online Energy Generation Scheduling for Microgrids with Intermittent Energy Sources and Co entitled: Online Energy Generation Scheduling for Microgrids with Intermittent Energy Sources and Co schedul- ing. However, accurate prediction cannot be guaranteed due to the small scale of microgrids

  15. Control of Parallel-Connected Bidirectional AC-DC Converters in Stationary Frame for Microgrid

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    Teodorescu, Remus

    Sistemes Automàtica i Informàtica Industrial Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya Abstract. In this paper, parallel-connected bidirectional converters for AC and DC hybrid microgrid application energy sources [3-6]. A hybrid microgrid can be made up of distributed renewable source, AC and DC common

  16. A Survey of Techniques Used to Control Microgrid Generation and Storage during Island Operation

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    Michael Angelo Pedrasa

    A microgrid is a cluster of interconnected distributed generators, loads and intermediate storage units that cooperate with each other to be collectively treated by the grid as a controllable load or generator. Power quality events and pre-set conditions will make the microgrid disconnect from the

  17. Supervisory Control of an Adaptive-Droop Regulated DC Microgrid with Battery Management

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    Vasquez, Juan Carlos

    such as photovoltaic (PV) systems and secondary batteries. In this paper, several distributed generators (DGs) have1 Supervisory Control of an Adaptive-Droop Regulated DC Microgrid with Battery Management been merged together with a pair of batteries and loads to form an autonomous dc Microgrid (MG

  18. Effect of Heat and Electricity Storage and Reliability on Microgrid Viability: A Study of Commercial Buildings in California and New York States

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    Stadler, Michael; Marnay, Chris; Siddiqui, Afzal; Lai, Judy; Coffey, Brian; Aki, Hirohisa

    2009-03-10T23:59:59.000Z

    Berkeley Lab has for several years been developing methods for selection of optimal microgrid systems, especially for commercial building applications, and applying these methods in the Distributed Energy Resources Customer Adoption Model (DER-CAM). This project began with 3 major goals: (1) to conduct detailed analysis to find the optimal equipment combination for microgrids at a few promising commercial building hosts in the two favorable markets of California and New York, (2) to extend the analysis capability of DER-CAM to include both heat and electricity storage, and (3) to make an initial effort towards adding consideration of power quality and reliability (PQR) to the capabilities of DER-CAM. All of these objectives have been pursued via analysis of the attractiveness of a Consortium for Electric Reliability Technology Solutions (CERTS) Microgrid consisting of multiple nameplate 100 kW Tecogen Premium Power Modules (CM-100). This unit consists of an asynchronous inverter-based variable speed internal combustion engine genset with combined heat and power (CHP) and power surge capability. The essence of CERTS Microgrid technology is that smarts added to the on-board power electronics of any microgrid device enables stable and safe islanded operation without the need for complex fast supervisory controls. This approach allows plug and play development of a microgrid that can potentially provide high PQR with a minimum of specialized site-specific engineering. A notable feature of the CM-100 is its time-limited surge rating of 125 kW, and DER-CAM capability to model this feature was also a necessary model enhancement.

  19. Arnold Schwarzenegger CERTS MICROGRID

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    Arnold Schwarzenegger Governor CERTS MICROGRID LABORATORY TEST BED Test Bed Design Schematics Park Waitsfield, VT 05673 802-496-2955 www.northernpower.com CERTS Test Bed Schematic - PRELIMINARY (including Relay 1) T11 500kVA L11A,B,C CB12 CB13 Feeder C 75 yds cable Load Bank Zone 6 (Sheet 16, 17) A12 B

  20. Arnold Schwarzenegger CERTS MICROGRID

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    Figure 3 - Simplified diagram of Test Bed showing Meter and Relay locations .... 4 Figure 4 - DiagramArnold Schwarzenegger Governor CERTS MICROGRID LABORATORY TEST BED Test Plan Section 9.0 Power Flow Control Tests Prepared For: California Energy Commission Public Interest Energy Research Program Prepared

  1. 2012 Microgrid Workshop Summary Released

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Department of Energy has released the summary report from the July 30-31, 2012 Microgrid Workshop presented by the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago. The workshop was held in response to discussions at the preceding DOE Microgrid Workshop, held in August 2011, which called for sharing lessons learned and best practices for system integration from existing projects in the U.S. (including military microgrids) and internationally.

  2. Energy Distribution of Black Plane Solutions

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    Paul Halpern

    2006-03-27T23:59:59.000Z

    We use the Einstein energy-momentum complex to calculate the energy distribution of static plane-symmetric solutions of the Einstein-Maxwell equations in 3+1 dimensions with asymptotic anti-de Sitter behavior. This solution is expressed in terms of three parameters: the mass, electric charge and cosmological constant. We compare the energy distribution to that of the Reissner-Nordstrom-anti-de Sitter solution, pointing to qualitative differences between the models. Finally, we examine these results within the context of the Cooperstock hypothesis.

  3. CERTS Microgrid Laboratory Test Bed

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    Eto, Joe; Lasseter, Robert; Schenkman, Ben; Stevens, John; Klapp, Dave; Volkommer, Harry; Linton, Ed; Hurtado, Hector; Roy, Jean

    2009-06-18T23:59:59.000Z

    The objective of the CERTS Microgrid Test Bed project was to enhance the ease of integrating energy sources into a microgrid. The project accomplished this objective by developing and demonstrating three advanced techniques, collectively referred to as the CERTS Microgrid concept, that significantly reduce the level of custom field engineering needed to operate microgrids consisting of generating sources less than 100kW. The techniques comprising the CERTS Microgrid concept are: 1) a method for effecting automatic and seamless transitions between grid-connected and islanded modes of operation, islanding the microgrid's load from a disturbance, thereby maintaining a higher level of service, without impacting the integrity of the utility's electrical power grid; 2) an approach to electrical protection within a limited source microgrid that does not depend on high fault currents; and 3) a method for microgrid control that achieves voltage and frequency stability under islanded conditions without requiring high-speed communications between sources. These techniques were demonstrated at a full-scale test bed built near Columbus, Ohio and operated by American Electric Power. The testing fully confirmed earlier research that had been conducted initially through analytical simulations, then through laboratory emulations,and finally through factory acceptance testing of individual microgrid components. The islanding and resychronization method met all Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Standard 1547 and power quality requirements. The electrical protection system was able to distinguish between normal and faulted operation. The controls were found to be robust under all conditions, including difficult motor starts and high impedance faults. The results from these tests are expected to lead to additional testing of enhancements to the basic techniques at the test bed to improve the business case for microgrid technologies, as well to field demonstrations involving microgrids that involve one or more of the CERTS Microgrid concepts. Future planned microgrid work involves unattended continuous operation of the microgrid for 30 to 60 days to determine how utility faults impact the operation of the microgrid and to gage the power quality and reliability improvements offered by microgrids.

  4. CERTS Microgrid Laboratory Test Bed

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    Lasseter, R. H.

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    inverters, microgrid, CERTS, power vs. frequency droop,voltage droop. The objective of the CERTS Microgridusing a power vs. frequency droop controller. If there is

  5. Project Title: Microgrid Design Toolset

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

    Microgrid Design Toolset Organization: Sandia National Laboratories (with support from LBNL and PNNL) Presenters: Jason Stamp and Kevin Schneider FY 2014 Funding (K): 900k...

  6. System and method for controlling microgrid

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    Bose, Sumit (Niskayuna, NY); Achilles, Alfredo Sebastian (Bavaria, DE); Liu, Yan (Ballston Lake, NY); Ahmed, Emad Ezzat (Munich, DE); Garces, Luis Jose (Niskayuna, NY)

    2011-07-19T23:59:59.000Z

    A system for controlling a microgrid includes microgrid assets and a tieline for coupling the microgrid to a bulk grid; and a tieline controller coupled to the tieline. At least one of the microgrid assets comprises a different type of asset than another one of the microgrid assets. The tieline controller is configured for providing tieline control signals to adjust active and reactive power in respective microgrid assets in response to commands from the bulk grid operating entity, microgrid system conditions, bulk grid conditions, or combinations thereof.

  7. This document is a preprint of the final paper: Savaghebi, M.; Vasquez, J.C.; Jalilian, A.; Guerrero, J.M.; Tzung-Lin Lee; , "Selective harmonic virtual impedance for voltage source inverters with LCL filter in microgrids," Energy Conversion

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    Vasquez, Juan Carlos

    ECENTLY, microgrids have been taken more attention in the power electronics research community due, a microgrid is defined as a group of distributed generators and energy storage systems which could operate, if the grid power quality is not good, the Microgrid Central Controller can decide to disconnect

  8. Arnold Schwarzenegger CERTS MICROGRID

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    as a microgrid. Test I_a_i (0KW-30KW step load) Unit #1 Transient Response Unit #2 Transient Response Figure 1 individual inverters in an islanded condition. The data provided in this section depicts step loads Individual Inverter Transient Response 0 ­ 30 kW A (Island) B (Island) Load Bank #1(S.P/Actual) KW 0.0/0.0 KW

  9. Effect of Heat and Electricity Storage and Reliability on Microgrid Viability: A Study of Commercial Buildings in California and New York States

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    Stadler, Michael

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    vs. Short-Term Energy Storage Technologies Analysis, A Life-Storage Technologies”, ACEEE 2008 Summer Study on EnergyStorage Technologies on Microgrid Viability The Distributed Energy

  10. Abstract--The issue of controlled and reliable integration of distributed energy resources into microgrids and large power

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    Cañizares, Claudio A.

    resources (DER), many of them based on renewable energies, have experimented an unprecedented growth of the renewable energy sources, and its integration into power systems. One of the main technical issues1 Abstract-- The issue of controlled and reliable integration of distributed energy resources

  11. New Power Electronics Converter Interfacing a Hybrid Dc/Ac Microgrid M. Alibeik, E. C. dos Santos Jr.

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    Zhou, Yaoqi

    New Power Electronics Converter Interfacing a Hybrid Dc/Ac Microgrid M. Alibeik, E. C. dos Santos microgrid is that it has higher efficiency and lesser power conversion. In this work is proposed a new integrated power electronics converter able to connect a Distributed Generation (DG) unit with a hybrid dc

  12. Understanding the Role of Buildings in a Smart Microgrid

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    Yuvraj Agarwal; Thomas Weng; Rajesh K. Gupta

    Abstract—A ‘smart microgrid ’ refers to a distribution network for electrical energy, starting from electricity generation to its transmission and storage with the ability to respond to dynamic changes in energy supply through co-generation and demand adjustments. At the scale of a small town, a

  13. A Micro-Grid Simulator Tool (SGridSim) using Effective Node-to-Node Complex Impedance (EN2NCI) Models

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    Udhay Ravishankar; Milos manic

    2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper presents a micro-grid simulator tool useful for implementing and testing multi-agent controllers (SGridSim). As a common engineering practice it is important to have a tool that simplifies the modeling of the salient features of a desired system. In electric micro-grids, these salient features are the voltage and power distributions within the micro-grid. Current simplified electric power grid simulator tools such as PowerWorld, PowerSim, Gridlab, etc, model only the power distribution features of a desired micro-grid. Other power grid simulators such as Simulink, Modelica, etc, use detailed modeling to accommodate the voltage distribution features. This paper presents a SGridSim micro-grid simulator tool that simplifies the modeling of both the voltage and power distribution features in a desired micro-grid. The SGridSim tool accomplishes this simplified modeling by using Effective Node-to-Node Complex Impedance (EN2NCI) models of components that typically make-up a micro-grid. The term EN2NCI models means that the impedance based components of a micro-grid are modeled as single impedances tied between their respective voltage nodes on the micro-grid. Hence the benefit of the presented SGridSim tool are 1) simulation of a micro-grid is performed strictly in the complex-domain; 2) faster simulation of a micro-grid by avoiding the simulation of detailed transients. An example micro-grid model was built using the SGridSim tool and tested to simulate both the voltage and power distribution features with a total absolute relative error of less than 6%.

  14. Abstract--The concept of microgrid hierarchical control is presented recently. In this paper, a hierarchical scheme is

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    Vasquez, Juan Carlos

    and reliability ·Integrating distributed power generation and storage ·Utilizing renewable energy resources1 1 Abstract-- The concept of microgrid hierarchical control is presented recently. In this paper comprises distributed generators (DGs) local controllers. The local controllers mainly consist of power

  15. Dynamics and challenges of microgrids implementation

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    Sabhlok, Vikalp Pal

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Microgrids have the capability of operating on an island mode as well as an integrated mode with the smart grid, depending on the requirement and objectives. Recently, microgrids projects have gained popularity both in ...

  16. Energy Security: Microgrid Planning and Design (Presentation)

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    Giraldez, J.

    2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Energy Security: Microgrid Planning and Design presentation to be given at the 2012 WREF in Denver, CO.

  17. Microgrid cyber security reference architecture.

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    Veitch, Cynthia K.; Henry, Jordan M.; Richardson, Bryan T.; Hart, Derek H.

    2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This document describes a microgrid cyber security reference architecture. First, we present a high-level concept of operations for a microgrid, including operational modes, necessary power actors, and the communication protocols typically employed. We then describe our motivation for designing a secure microgrid; in particular, we provide general network and industrial control system (ICS)-speci c vulnerabilities, a threat model, information assurance compliance concerns, and design criteria for a microgrid control system network. Our design approach addresses these concerns by segmenting the microgrid control system network into enclaves, grouping enclaves into functional domains, and describing actor communication using data exchange attributes. We describe cyber actors that can help mitigate potential vulnerabilities, in addition to performance bene ts and vulnerability mitigation that may be realized using this reference architecture. To illustrate our design approach, we present a notional a microgrid control system network implementation, including types of communica- tion occurring on that network, example data exchange attributes for actors in the network, an example of how the network can be segmented to create enclaves and functional domains, and how cyber actors can be used to enforce network segmentation and provide the neces- sary level of security. Finally, we describe areas of focus for the further development of the reference architecture.

  18. This document is a preprint of the final paper: Savaghebi, M.; Jalilian, A.; Vasquez, J. C.; Guerrero, J. M.; , "Secondary Control for Voltage Quality Enhancement in Microgrids," Smart Grid, IEEE Transactions on , vol.3, no.4, pp.1893-1902, Dec. 2012. doi

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    Vasquez, Juan Carlos

    .; Guerrero, J. M.; , "Secondary Control for Voltage Quality Enhancement in Microgrids," Smart Grid, IEEE for enhancement of Sensitive Load Bus (SLB) voltage quality in microgrids. The control structure consists control scheme. Index Terms--Distributed Generator (DG), microgrid, voltage harmonics, voltage unbalance

  19. Microgrid Fault Protection Based on Symmetrical and Differential Current Components

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    Microgrid Fault Protection Based on Symmetrical and Differential Current Components Prepared.........................................................................................8 2. AEP CERTS MICROGRID .........................................................................9 ........................................................................67 #12;3 Index of Figures Figure 1: Schematic representation of the AEP CERTS microgrid

  20. 1464 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON SMART GRID, VOL. 4, NO. 3, SEPTEMBER 2013 Distributed Optimal Power Flow

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    Giannakis, Georgios

    --Distributed optimization, distribution feeders, microgrids, optimal power flow, semidefinite relaxation. I. INTRODUCTION MICROGRIDS are portions of a power distribution net- work located downstream of the distribution substation) and energy storage devices [1]. A microgrid can operate in either grid-connected, islanded, or hybrid modes

  1. Text of article published in IEEE Smart Grid, March 2012. http://smartgrid.ieee.org/march-2012/527-microgrids-an-emerging-technology-to-enhance-power-system-

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    /527-microgrids-an-emerging-technology-to-enhance-power-system- reliability Title: Microgrids: An emerging solution to combat reduced power reliability Authors: Siddharth Suryanarayanan, Elias Kyriakides on the society. Such recent international events include: the major power outage in the San Diego area

  2. DC Microgrids Scoping Study: Estimate of Technical and Economic...

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    ability of microgrids to provide higher reliability and higher power quality than utility power systems and improved energy utilization. The vast majority of these microgrids are...

  3. Bulk Power System Dynamics and Control -VII, August 19-24, 2007, Charleston, South Carolina, USA Dynamics of a Microgrid Supplied by Solid Oxide Fuel Cells1

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    Hiskens, Ian A.

    Dynamics of a Microgrid Supplied by Solid Oxide Fuel Cells1 Eric M. Fleming Ian A. Hiskens Department-- The paper presents a model for a solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) stack operating at relatively low pressures. Keywords: Solid oxide fuel cells, microgrid dynamics, inverter control. I. INTRODUCTION Distributed

  4. Why Two Grids Can Be Better Than One: How the CERTS Microgrid...

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    and improvement of key microgrid components, visit the Microgrids page. Why Two Grids Can Be Better Than One: How the CERTS Microgrid Evolved from Concept to Practice...

  5. Sandia National Laboratories: Distribution Grid Integration

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    Distribution Grid Integration Recent Sandia Secure, Scalable Microgrid Advanced Controls Research Accomplishments On March 3, 2015, in Capabilities, Distribution Grid Integration,...

  6. A Framework for the Evaluation of the Cost and Benefits of Microgrids

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    Morris, Greg Young; Abbey, Chad; Joos, Geza; Marnay, Chris

    2011-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

    A Microgrid is recognized as an innovative technology to help integrate renewables into distribution systems and to provide additional benefits to a variety of stakeholders, such as offsetting infrastructure investments and improving the reliability of the local system. However, these systems require additional investments for control infrastructure, and as such, additional costs and the anticipated benefits need to be quantified in order to determine whether the investment is economically feasible. This paper proposes a methodology for systematizing and representing benefits and their interrelationships based on the UML Use Case paradigm, which allows complex systems to be represented in a concise, elegant format. This methodology is demonstrated by determining the economic feasibility of a Microgrid and Distributed Generation installed on a typical Canadian rural distribution system model as a case study. The study attempts to minimize the cost of energy served to the community, considering the fixed costs associated with Microgrids and Distributed Generation, and suggests benefits to a variety of stakeholders.

  7. Microsoft Word - microgrid_for_resilience .docx

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    When grid-connected, microgrids can provide various services, e.g. frequency control support, voltage support, congestion management, reduction of grid losses, and...

  8. Sandia Energy - Energy Surety Microgrid(tm)

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    surety microgrid is a smaller version of the larger electric grid. It can generate and control electrical power output in a self contained, localized area; thus ensuring that...

  9. International Microgrid Assessment: Governance, INcentives, and Experience (IMAGINE)

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    Marnay, Chris

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    microgrid simulator with multiple power generation units including solar PV, diesel, energy storage,

  10. Microgrid Design, Development and Demonstration - Final Report for Phase I and Phase II

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    Bose, Sumit; Krok, Michael

    2011-02-08T23:59:59.000Z

    This document constitutes GE’s final report for the Microgrid Design, Development and Demonstration program for DOE’s Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, Award DE-FC02-05CH11349. It contains the final report for Phase I in Appendix I, and the results the work performed in Phase II. The program goal was to develop and demonstrate a Microgrid Energy Management (MEM) framework for a broad set of Microgrid applications that provides unified controls, protection, and energy management. This project contributed to the achievement of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Renewable and Distributed Systems Integration Program goals by developing a fully automated power delivery microgrid network that: - Reduces carbon emissions and emissions of other air pollutants through increased use of optimally dispatched renewable energy, - Increases asset use through integration of distributed systems, - Enhances reliability, security, and resiliency from microgrid applications in critical infrastructure protection, constrained areas of the electric grid, etc. - Improves system efficiency with on-site, distributed generation and improved economic efficiency through demand-side management.

  11. Microgrids in the Evolving Electricity Generation and DeliveryInfrastructure

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    Marnay, Chris; Venkataramanan, Giri

    2006-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The legacy paradigm for electricity service in most of the electrified world today is based on the centralized generation-transmission-distribution infrastructure that evolved under a regulated environment. More recently, a quest for effective economic investments, responsive markets, and sensitivity to the availability of resources, has led to various degrees of deregulation and unbundling of services. In this context, a new paradigm is emerging wherein electricity generation is intimately embedded with the load in microgrids. Development and decay of the familiar macrogrid is discussed. Three salient features of microgrids are examined to suggest that cohabitation of micro and macro grids is desirable, and that overall energy efficiency can be increased, while power is delivered to loads at appropriate levels of quality.

  12. Synchronization and Power Sharing for Droop-Controlled Inverters in Islanded Microgrids

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    Bullo, Francesco

    - geneously composed of distributed generation, storage, load, and managed autonomously from the larger priSynchronization and Power Sharing for Droop-Controlled Inverters in Islanded Microgrids John W can be serviced without violating given actuation constraints. Moreover, we propose a distributed

  13. Multiagent coordination in microgrids via wireless networks

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    Hao Liang; Atef Abdrabou

    The future smart grid is expected to be an integration of intelligent microgrids featured by localized electricity generation, storage, and consumption. Wireless communication is a promising means to facilitate pervasive microgrid monitoring and control at a high flexibility and low deployment cost

  14. Defining control strategies for microgrids islanded operation

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    J. A. Peças Lopes; Senior Member; C. L. Moreira; A. G. Madureira

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Abstract—This paper describes and evaluates the feasibility of control strategies to be adopted for the operation of a microgrid when it becomes isolated. Normally, the microgrid operates in interconnected mode with the medium voltage network; however, scheduled or forced isolation can take place

  15. 1 Pricing Games among Interconnected Microgrids

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    Gaurav S. Kasbekar; Saswati Sarkar

    Abstract—We consider a scenario with multiple independent microgrids close to each other in a region that are connected to each other and to the central grid (macrogrid). In each time slot, a given microgrid may produce more than, less than or as much power as it needs, and there is uncertainty on

  16. A closedform solution for mapping general distributions to minimal PH distributions

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    A closed­form solution for mapping general distributions to minimal PH distributions Takayuki Pittsburgh Digital Greenhouse Grant 01­1. #12; Abstract Approximating general distributions by phase­type (PH) distributions is a popular technique in queueing analysis, since the Markovian property of PH distributions

  17. A closed-form solution for mapping general distributions to minimal PH distributions

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    A closed-form solution for mapping general distributions to minimal PH distributions Takayuki Pittsburgh Digital Greenhouse Grant 01-1. #12;Abstract Approximating general distributions by phase-type (PH) distributions is a popular technique in queueing analysis, since the Markovian property of PH distributions

  18. Design and Performance of Solar Decathlon 2011 High-Penetration Microgrid: Preprint

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    Stafford, B.; Coddington, M.; Butt, R.; Solomon, S.; Wiegand, G.; Wagner, C.; Gonzalez, B.

    2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon challenges collegiate teams to design, build, and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient, and attractive. The Solar Decathlon 2011 was held in Washington, D.C., from September 23 to October 2, 2011 . A high-penetration microgrid was designed, installed, and operated for the Solar Decathlon 2011 to grid-connect 19 highly energy-efficient, solar-powered competition houses to a single utility connection point. The capacity penetration of this microgrid (defined as maximum PV generation divided by maximum system load over a two-week period) was 74% based on 1-minute averaged data. Temporary, ground-laid conductors and electrical distribution equipment were installed to grid-connect the Solar Decathlon village, which included the houses as well as other electrical loads used by the event organizers. While 16 of the houses were connected to the 60 Hz microgrid, three houses from Belgium, China, and New Zealand were supplied with 50 Hz power. The design of the microgrid, including the connection of the houses powered by 50 Hz and a standby diesel generator, is discussed in this paper. In addition to the utility-supplied net energy meters at each house, a microgrid monitoring system was installed to measure and record energy consumption and PV energy production at 1-second intervals at each house. Bidirectional electronic voltage regulators were installed for groups of competition houses, which held the service voltage at each house to acceptable levels. The design and successful performance of this high-penetration microgrid is presented from the house, microgrid operator, and utility perspectives.

  19. This document is a preprint of the final paper: L. Meng, T. Dragicevic, J. M. Guerrero, "Dynamic consensus algorithm based distributed global efficiency optimization of a droop controlled

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    Vasquez, Juan Carlos

    consensus algorithm based distributed global efficiency optimization of a droop controlled dc microgrid Distributed Global Efficiency Optimization of a Droop Controlled DC Microgrid Lexuan Meng, Tomislav Dragicevic for transferring power from external grid to a DC microgrid. Droop control is used for the distributed load sharing

  20. A Green Prison: The Santa Rita Jail Campus Microgrid

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    Marnay, Chris; DeForest, Nicholas; Lai, Judy

    2012-01-22T23:59:59.000Z

    A large microgrid project is nearing completion at Alameda County’s twenty-two-year-old 45 ha 4,000-inmate Santa Rita Jail, about 70 km east of San Francisco. Often described as a green prison, it has a considerable installed base of distributed energy resources (DER) including an eight-year old 1.2 MW PV array, a five-year old 1 MW fuel cell with heat recovery, and considerable efficiency investments. A current US$14 M expansion adds a 2 MW-4 MWh Li-ion battery, a static disconnect switch, and various controls upgrades. During grid blackouts, or when conditions favor it, the Jail can now disconnect from the grid and operate as an island, using the on-site resources described together with its back-up diesel generators. In other words, the Santa Rita Jail is a true microgrid, or ?grid, because it fills both requirements, i.e. it is a locally controlled system, and it can operate both grid connected and islanded. The battery’s electronics includes Consortium for Electric Reliability Technology (CERTS) Microgrid technology. This enables the battery to maintain energy balance using droops without need for a fast control system.

  1. A Closed-Form Solution for Mapping General Distributions to Minimal PH Distributions

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    Harchol-Balter, Mor

    A Closed-Form Solution for Mapping General Distributions to Minimal PH Distributions Takayuki distributions by phase-type (PH) dis- tributions is a popular technique in queueing analysis, since the Marko- vian property of PH distributions often allows analytical tractability. This paper proposes

  2. A Holonic Control Architecture for a Heterogeneous Multi-Objective Smart Micro-Grid

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    Diaconescu, Ada

    A Holonic Control Architecture for a Heterogeneous Multi-Objective Smart Micro-Grid Sylvain Frey proposes a holonic control architecture to help meet these requirements. We show how this architecture can that the proposed architecture can facilitate the development of control solutions addressing the aforementioned

  3. Voltage Stability and Frequency Synchronization of Weak Power Distribution Networks with Inverter-Based

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    Lemmon, Michael

    a part of microgrids, are incorporated to improve power quality and reliability when disruptions happen of microgrids [13], together with oth- er generation, storage and load units. These microgrid- s are installedVoltage Stability and Frequency Synchronization of Weak Power Distribution Networks with Inverter

  4. Hardware Development of a Laboratory-Scale Microgrid Phase 2: Operation and Control of a Two-Inverter Microgrid

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    Illindala, M. S.; Piagi, P.; Zhang, H.; Venkataramanan, G.; Lasseter, R. H.

    2004-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report summarizes the activities of the second year of a three-year project to develop control software for microsource distributed generation systems. In this phase, a laboratory-scale microgrid was expanded to include: (1) Two emulated distributed resources; (2) Static switchgear to allow rapid disconnection and reconnection; (3) Electronic synchronizing circuitry to enable transient-free grid interconnection; (4) Control software for dynamically varying the frequency and voltage controller structures; and (5) Power measurement instrumentation for capturing transient waveforms at the interconnect during switching events.

  5. Sandia National Laboratories: Microgrid

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    Energy Supply Transformation Needed On February 20, 2013, in DETL, Distribution Grid Integration, Energy, Energy Assurance, Energy Surety, Grid Integration, Infrastructure...

  6. A Virtual Laboratory for Micro-Grid Information and Communication Infrastructures

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    Johansson, Karl Henrik

    for communication between distributed energy resources, building, substations, etc. To evaluate various ICT and substations; monitoring electricity consumption; adjusting the power consumption of household applications. Within the smart-grid design hierarchy, micro-grids represent localized power grids containing both

  7. Community-Based Electric Micro-Grids Can Contribute to Rural Development: Evidence from Kenya

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    Kammen, Daniel M.

    an ability to charge and enforce cost-reflective tariffs and when electricity consumption is closely linked and distribute electricity in rural areas (Government of Kenya, 2006). As an incentive measure, systems below 3Community-Based Electric Micro-Grids Can Contribute to Rural Development: Evidence from Kenya

  8. Optimal power flow in microgrids using event-triggered optimization Pu Wan and Michael D. Lemmon

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    Lemmon, Michael

    be accomplished through small micro- turbines and gas/diesel generators. Storage devices such as battery banks Abstract-- Microgrids are power generation and distribution systems in which users and generators are in close proximity. They usually have limited power generation capacity, and are networked together to meet

  9. Sandia Energy - Building a Microgrid

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645U.S. DOE Office of Scienceand RequirementsCoatings Initiated at PNNL's Sequim Bay CoatingsBuilding a Microgrid

  10. Introduction to the model-free control of microgrids

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    Michel, Loïc

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This letter presents the application of the model-free control approach to the microgrid control. We show in simulation that the method allows to control, with a simple controller, voltage, current and power of inverter-based microgrids.

  11. DOD/NREL Model Integrates Vehicles, Renewables & Microgrid (Fact Sheet)

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    2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Fact sheet on microgrid model created by the Electric Vehicle Grid Integration program at the Fort Carson Army facility.

  12. International Microgrid Assessment: Governance, INcentives, and Experience (IMAGINE)

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    Marnay, Chris

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Storage • Hydrogen Fuel Cell • Energy Management • VSE SCADA Test at Idaho National Lab • Entire Installation Smart Micro-Grid

  13. Understanding the Role of Buildings in a Smart Microgrid

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    Gupta, Rajesh

    Understanding the Role of Buildings in a Smart Microgrid Yuvraj Agarwal Computer Science of a smart microgrid. In this paper, we examine the significant role that buildings play in energy use buildings can be enhanced and interfaced with the smart microgrid, and demonstrate the benefits

  14. Droop Control for Islanded Microgrids Hemanshu R Pota

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    Pota, Himanshu Roy

    ]. In this paper a linear model of a two- source microgrid is used to tune controllers for reactive power sharing for power sharing amongst renewable resources in microgrid. II. POWER SHARING WITHOUT CONTROL Analysis. For a microgrid modelled as a collection of ideal voltage sources only the controller and sensor dynamics interact

  15. Aalborg Universitet Hierarchical Control for Multiple DC Microgrids Clusters

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    Vasquez, Juan Carlos

    Aalborg Universitet Hierarchical Control for Multiple DC Microgrids Clusters Shafiee, Qobad Control for Multiple DC Microgrids Clusters. I E E E Transactions on Energy Conversion. General rights, J. C. Vasquez, and J. M. Guerrero, "Hierarchical Control for Multiple DC-Microgrids Clusters," IEEE

  16. TOWARDS REAL-TIME GENERATION SCHEDULING IN MICROGRIDS WITH

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    Zhang, Junshan

    TOWARDS REAL-TIME GENERATION SCHEDULING IN MICROGRIDS WITH PERFORMANCE GUARANTEE LIAN LU, JINLONG TU, CHI-KIN CHAU, MINGHUA CHEN, ZHAO XU AND XIAOJUN LIN INTRODUCTION Microgrid is an emerging- generation improves generation efficiency by 2-3x. A key problem in microgrid operations is how to schedule

  17. Hierarchical Control Scheme for Voltage Unbalance Compensation in Islanded Microgrids

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    Vasquez, Juan Carlos

    Hierarchical Control Scheme for Voltage Unbalance Compensation in Islanded Microgrids Mehdi@et.aau.dk Abstract-- The concept of microgrid hierarchical control is presented, recently. In this paper, a hierarchical scheme which includes primary and secondary control levels is proposed for islanded microgrids

  18. Phase Locked Loop Control of Inverters in a Microgrid

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    Hiskens, Ian A.

    an inverter to interface with the microgrid [4], [5], [6]. Such sources include photovoltaic panels, fuel reliability through their ability to island. Islanding means that the microgrid continues to operate autonomously when disconnected from the grid. Islanding provides microgrid customers with greater reliability

  19. Developing and Implementing the Foundation for a Renewable Energy-Based "Distribution Generation Micro-grid": A California Energy Commission Public Interest Energy Research Co-Funded Program 

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    Lilly, P.; Sebold, F. D.; Carpenter, M.; Kitto, W.

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The California Energy Commission has been implementing its Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) and Renewable Energy Programs since early 1998. In the last two years, the demand for renewable distributed generation systems has increased rapidly...

  20. Abstract--Increasing concerns about energy security and reliability are intensifying the interest in microgrid and vehicle-

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    Hiskens, Ian A.

    , frequency, and voltage control algorithms for the inverters that connect microsources to the microgrid of PEVs on the microgrid at different penetration levels and for different control parameters on microgrid performance. Index Terms--Electric vehicles; frequency control; microgrid; vehicle

  1. Sandia Energy - Microgrid

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645U.S. DOE Office of ScienceandMesa del Sol Home Distribution Grid Integration Permalink Gallery Mesa del Sol

  2. Copyright 2013 IEEE. Reprinted, with permission from: CERTS Microgrid Demonstration with Large-Scale Energy Storage and

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    -Scale Energy Storage and Renewable Generation Eduardo Alegria, Member, IEEE; Tim Brown, Member, IEEE; Erin Minear, Member, IEEE; Robert H. Lasseter, Fellow, IEEE Submitted to "Energy Storage Applications--Distributed Generation, Distributed Resource, Islanding, Microgrid, Smart Grid, Renewable Energy, Advanced Energy Storage

  3. Effects of a carbon tax on microgrid combined heat and power adoption

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    Siddiqui, Afzal S.; Marnay, Chris; Edwards, Jennifer L.; Firestone, Ryan M.; Ghosh, Srijay; Stadler, Michael

    2004-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper describes the economically optimal adoption and operation of distributed energy resources (DER) by a hypothetical California microgrid consisting of a group of commercial buildings over an historic test year, 1999. The optimization is conducted using a customer adoption model (DER-CAM) developed at Berkeley Lab and implemented in the General Algebraic Modeling System (GAMS). A microgrid is a semiautonomous grouping of electricity and heat loads interconnected to the existing utility grid (macrogrid) but able to island from it. The microgrid minimizes the cost of meeting its energy requirements (consisting of both electricity and heat loads) by optimizing the installation and operation of DER technologies while purchasing residual energy from the local combined natural gas and electricity utility. The available DER technologies are small-scale generators (< 500 kW), such as reciprocating engines, microturbines, and fuel cells, with or without combined heat and power (CHP) equipment, such as water and space heating and/or absorption cooling. By introducing a tax on carbon emissions, it is shown that if the microgrid is allowed to install CHP-enabled DER technologies, its carbon emissions are mitigated more than without CHP, demonstrating the potential benefits of small-scale CHP technology for climate change mitigation. Reciprocating engines with heat recovery and/or absorption cooling tend to be attractive technologies for the mild southern California climate, but the carbon mitigation tends to be modest compared to purchasing utility electricity because of the predominance of relatively clean central station generation in California.

  4. Vehicle to Micro-Grid: Leveraging Existing Assets for Reliable Energy Management (Poster)

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    Simpson, M.; Markel, T.; O'Keefe, M.

    2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Fort Carson, a United States Army installation located south of Colorado Springs, Colorado, is seeking to be a net-zero energy facility. As part of this initiative, the base will be constructing a micro-grid that ties to various forms of renewable energy. To reduce petroleum consumption, Fort Carson is considering grid-connected vehicles (GCVs) such as pure electric trucks to replace some of its on-base truck fleet. As the availability and affordability of distributed renewable energy generation options increase, so will the GCV options (currently, three all-electric trucks are available on the GSA schedule). The presence of GCVs on-base opens up the possibility to utilize these vehicles to provide stability to the base micro-grid. This poster summarizes work to estimate the potential impacts of three electric vehicle grid interactions between the electric truck fleet and the Fort Carson micro-grid: 1) full-power charging without management, 2) full-power charging capability controlled by the local grid authority, and 3) full-power charge and discharge capability controlled by the local grid authority. We found that even at relatively small adoption rates, the control of electric vehicle charging at Fort Carson will aid in regulation of variable renewable generation loads and help stabilize the micro-grid.

  5. This document is a preprint of the final paper: C. Li, T. Dragicevic, N. L. Diaz, J. C. Vasquez, and J. M. Guerrero, "Voltage Scheduling Droop Control for State-of-Charge Balance of Distributed

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    Vasquez, Juan Carlos

    Storage in DC Microgrids," in Proc. IEEE International Energy Conference (EnergyCon'14), 2014. Voltage Scheduling Droop Control for State-of- Charge Balance of Distributed Energy Storage in DC Microgrids Chendan, there has been an increasing awareness on DC microgrid. Previous emphasis has been on equal power sharing

  6. Integration& Operation of a Microgrid at Santa Rita Jail

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    Chevron Energy Solutions; Alameda County; DeForest, Nicholas; Lai, Judy; Stadler, Michael; Mendes, Goncalo; Marnay, Chris; Donadee, Jon

    2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Santa Rita Jail is a 4,500 inmate facility located in Dublin CA, approximately 40 miles (65 km) east of San Francisco. Over the past decade, a series of Distributed Energy Resources (DER) installations and efficiency measures have been undertaken to transform the 3MW facility into a"Green Jail". These include a 1.2MW rated rooftop PV system installed in 2002, a 1MW molten carbonate fuel cell with CHP, and retrofits to lighting and HVAC systems to reduce peak loads. With the upcoming installation of a large-scale battery and fast static disconnect switch, Santa Rita Jail will become a true microgrid, with full CERTS Microgrid functionality. Consequently, the jail will be able to seamlessly disconnect from the grid and operate as an island in the event of a disturbance, reconnecting again once the disturbance has dissipated. The extent to which that jail is capable of islanding is principally dependant on the energy capacity of the battery-one focus of this investigation. Also presented here are overviews of the DER currently installed at the jail, as well as the value it provides by offsetting the purchase of electricity under the current Pacific Gas& Electric (PG&E) tariff.

  7. Topology Detection in Microgrids with Micro-Synchrophasors

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    Arghandeh, Reza; von Meier, Alexandra; Cavraro, Guido; Ruh, Monika; Andersson, Göran

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Network topology in distribution networks is often unknown, because most switches are not equipped with measurement devices and communication links. However, knowledge about the actual topology is critical for safe and reliable grid operation. This paper proposes a voting-based topology detection method based on micro-synchrophasor measurements. The minimal difference between measured and calculated voltage angle or voltage magnitude, respectively, indicates the actual topology. Micro-synchrophasors or micro-Phasor Measurement Units ({\\mu}PMU) are high-precision devices that can measure voltage angle differences on the order of ten millidegrees. This accuracy is important for distribution networks due to the smaller angle differences as compared to transmission networks. For this paper, a microgrid test bed is implemented in MATLAB with simulated measurements from {\\mu}PMUs as well as SCADA measurement devices. The results show that topologies can be detected with high accuracy. Additionally, topology detecti...

  8. The Advanced Microgrid: Integration and Integration and Interoperabili...

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    standards activities. It complements workshop reports and information provided by OE's Smart Grid R&D Program and other microgrid conference proceedings. With their...

  9. GE Partners on Microgrid Project | GE Global Research

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    and Academia Partner on Microgrid Project GE Awarded a 1.2M Department of Energy Grant to Design Technology to Keep Electricity Flowing after Catastrophic Weather Events...

  10. Energy Department Launches Microgrid Competition to Support Resiliency...

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    system." The Microgrid 2014 MVP Challenge builds on efforts by the Sandy Rebuilding Task Force to harness innovation in energy infrastructure and help communities become more...

  11. Microgrid V2G Charging Station Interconnection Testing (Presentation)

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    Simpson, M.

    2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This presentation by Mike Simpson of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) describes NREL's microgrid vehicle-to-grid charging station interconnection testing.

  12. International Microgrid Assessment: Governance, INcentives, and Experience (IMAGINE)

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    Marnay, Chris

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    economic feasibility of potential renewable energy, energyrenewable energy, identifies the barriers to microgrid development and suggests potentialpotential to increase reliability, energy efficiency, and use of renewable

  13. Mitigation of Voltage and Current Harmonics in Grid-Connected Microgrids

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    Vasquez, Juan Carlos

    Mitigation of Voltage and Current Harmonics in Grid-Connected Microgrids Mehdi Savaghebi1 , Josep M-connected microgrids. Two modes of compensation are considered, i.e. voltage and current compensation modes-electronic interface converter to the utility grid or microgrid. Microgrid is a local grid consisting of DGs, energy

  14. CERTS Microgrid Laboratory Test Bed - PIER Final Project Report

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    Eto, Joseph H.; Eto, Joseph H.; Lasseter, Robert; Schenkman, Ben; Klapp, Dave; Linton, Ed; Hurtado, Hector; Roy, Jean; Lewis, Nancy Jo; Stevens, John; Volkommer, Harry

    2008-07-25T23:59:59.000Z

    The objective of the CERTS Microgrid Laboratory Test Bed project was to enhance the ease of integrating small energy sources into a microgrid. The project accomplished this objective by developing and demonstrating three advanced techniques, collectively referred to as the CERTS Microgrid concept, that significantly reduce the level of custom field engineering needed to operate microgrids consisting of small generating sources. The techniques comprising the CERTS Microgrid concept are: 1) a method for effecting automatic and seamless transitions between grid-connected and islanded modes of operation; 2) an approach to electrical protection within the microgrid that does not depend on high fault currents; and 3) a method for microgrid control that achieves voltage and frequency stability under islanded conditions without requiring high-speed communications. The techniques were demonstrated at a full-scale test bed built near Columbus, Ohio and operated by American Electric Power. The testing fully confirmed earlier research that had been conducted initially through analytical simulations, then through laboratory emulations, and finally through factory acceptance testing of individual microgrid components. The islanding and resychronization method met all Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers 1547 and power quality requirements. The electrical protections system was able to distinguish between normal and faulted operation. The controls were found to be robust and under all conditions, including difficult motor starts. The results from these test are expected to lead to additional testing of enhancements to the basic techniques at the test bed to improve the business case for microgrid technologies, as well to field demonstrations involving microgrids that involve one or mroe of the CERTS Microgrid concepts.

  15. Status of Overseas Microgrid Programs:Microgrid Research Activities in the U.S.

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    Marnay, Chris; Marnay, Chris; Zhou, Nan

    2008-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Research on microgrids in the U.S. has taken a somewhat different path than parallel efforts in Japan and Europe, and this distinction is often noted in international research forums. In general, reliability and power quality in North America is poor compared to other developed countries. For example, in the U.S., the average annual expected outage duration is a few hours, whereas in Japan, it is only a few minutes. Power quality problems in the U.S. are both large scale, such as the August 2003 blackout, and local, such as damaging voltage sags. Meeting the increasingly demanding requirements of a modern digital economy would then seem to offer a more daunting challenge for the U.S. than elsewhere, and certainly, concern that the existing power delivery system will prove inadequate for future gourmet requirements has been a motivating driver of U.S. research. This objective tends to translate into a desire for microgrids to seamlessly island when grid power is interrupted or its quality is inadequate, and to (also seamlessly) reconnect when normal service has been restored. In a sense, the microgrid is perceived as acting as an uninterruptible power supply (UPS), and sometimes even as a competitor to existing UPS options. Nonetheless, this difference is often over-stated, and the other threads that motivate microgrid research also exist in the U.S., e.g. the desire to expand renewable generation and the need to increase the efficiency of fossil-fired generation by the useful local application of waste heat in combined heat and power (CHP) systems, Further, over time, the differences are blurring as concerns about climate change increasingly dominate objectives worldwide. This article describes the CERTS Microgrid, which is almost certainly the best known U.S. example, and also briefly mentions some other U.S. microgrid research.

  16. Renewable Energy Microgrid Testbed at NASA Ames Research

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    Lee, Herbie

    Renewable Energy Microgrid Testbed at NASA Ames Research Center Joel Kubby, Dan O'Leary, Zachary #12;Goals · Set-up a unique microgrid test-bed for renewable energy generation, monitoring and storage · Use the facility for testing systems integration, optimization and control of new renewable energy

  17. Continuously Optimized Reliable Energy (CORE) Microgrid: Models & Tools (Fact Sheet)

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    Not Available

    2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This brochure describes Continuously Optimized Reliable Energy (CORE), a trademarked process NREL employs to produce conceptual microgrid designs. This systems-based process enables designs to be optimized for economic value, energy surety, and sustainability. Capabilities NREL offers in support of microgrid design are explained.

  18. Power flow analysis for DC voltage droop controlled DC microgrids

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    Chaudhary, Sanjay

    loss, such as photovoltaic panels, batteries, fuel cells, LEDs, and electronic loads, DC microgrids sharing and secondary voltage regulation can now be analytically studied, and specialized optimization of the DC microgrid, in term of systematic analysis, protection coordination design, network optimization

  19. SMART FUEL CELL OPERATED RESIDENTIAL MICRO-GRID COMMUNITY

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    Dr. Mohammad S. Alam (PI/PD)

    2005-04-13T23:59:59.000Z

    To build on the work of year one by expanding the smart control algorithm developed to a micro-grid of ten houses; to perform a cost analysis; to evaluate alternate energy sources; to study system reliability; to develop the energy management algorithm, and to perform micro-grid software and hardware simulations.

  20. Technical Report for "Hybrid Renewable Energy Investment in Microgrid"

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    Huang, Jianwei

    side management, and decen- tralized operations of power grid in the form of microgrids [1]. It and demand in the microgrid to minimize the social operational cost. We design a decentralized algorithm observatory, we numerically demonstrate that the demand response saves 18% of the capital investment

  1. Microgrids and Heterogeneous Power Quality and Reliability

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    LaCommare, Kristina; Marnay, Chris

    2007-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper describes two stylized alternative visions of how the power system might evolve to meet future requirements for the high quality electricity service that modern digital economies demand, a supergrids paradigm and a dispersed paradigm. Some of the economics of the dispersed vision are explored, and perspectives are presented on both the choice of homogeneous universal power quality upstream in the electricity supply chain and on the extremely heterogeneous requirements of end-use loads. It is argued that meeting the demanding requirements of sensitive loads by local provision of high quality power may be more cost effective than increasing the quality of universal homogeneous supply upstream in the legacy grid. Finally, the potential role of microgrids in delivering heterogeneous power quality is demonstrated by reference to two ongoing microgrid tests in the U.S. and Japan.

  2. Micro-Grids for Colonias (TX)

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    Dean Schneider; Michael Martin; Renee Berry; Charles Moyer

    2012-07-31T23:59:59.000Z

    This report describes the results of the final implementation and testing of a hybrid micro-grid system designed for off-grid applications in underserved Colonias along the Texas/Mexico border. The project is a federally funded follow-on to a project funded by the Texas State Energy Conservation Office in 2007 that developed and demonstrated initial prototype hybrid generation systems consisting of a proprietary energy storage technology, high efficiency charging and inverting systems, photovoltaic cells, a wind turbine, and bio-diesel generators. This combination of technologies provided continuous power to dwellings that are not grid connected, with a significant savings in fuel by allowing power generation at highly efficient operating conditions. The objective of this project was to complete development of the prototype systems and to finalize and engineering design; to install and operate the systems in the intended environment, and to evaluate the technical and economic effectiveness of the systems. The objectives of this project were met. This report documents the final design that was achieved and includes the engineering design documents for the system. The system operated as designed, with the system availability limited by maintenance requirements of the diesel gensets. Overall, the system achieved a 96% availability over the operation of the three deployed systems. Capital costs of the systems were dependent upon both the size of the generation system and the scope of the distribution grid, but, in this instance, the systems averaged $0.72/kWh delivered. This cost would decrease significantly as utilization of the system increased. The system with the highest utilization achieved a capitol cost amortized value of $0.34/kWh produced. The average amortized fuel and maintenance cost was $0.48/kWh which was dependent upon the amount of maintenance required by the diesel generator. Economically, the system is difficult to justify as an alternative to grid power. However, the operational costs are reasonable if grid power is unavailable, e.g. in a remote area or in a disaster recovery situation. In fact, avoided fuel costs for the smaller of the systems in use during this project would have a payback of the capital costs of that system in 2.3 years, far short of the effective system life.

  3. Application of conservative residual distribution schemes to the solution of the shallow water equations on

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    Abgrall, Rémi

    Application of conservative residual distribution schemes to the solution of the shallow water. Keywords: Conservative schemes; Residual distribution; Shallow water equations; Lake at rest solution solution of the shallow water equations on unstructured grids. We focus on flows over wet areas

  4. Effect of Heat and Electricity Storage and Reliability on Microgrid Viability:A Study of Commercial Buildings in California and New York States

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    Stadler, Michael; Marnay, Chris; Siddiqui, Afzal; Lai, Judy; Coffey, Brian; Aki, Hirohisa

    2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In past work, Berkeley Lab has developed the Distributed Energy Resources Customer Adoption Model (DER-CAM). Given end-use energy details for a facility, a description of its economic environment and a menu of available equipment, DER-CAM finds the optimal investment portfolio and its operating schedule which together minimize the cost of meeting site service, e.g., cooling, heating, requirements. Past studies have considered combined heat and power (CHP) technologies. Methods and software have been developed to solve this problem, finding optimal solutions which take simultaneity into account. This project aims to extend on those prior capabilities in two key dimensions. In this research storage technologies have been added as well as power quality and reliability (PQR) features that provide the ability to value the additional indirect reliability benefit derived from Consortium for Electricity Reliability Technology Solutions (CERTS) Microgrid capability. This project is intended to determine how attractive on-site generation becomes to a medium-sized commercial site if economical storage (both electrical and thermal), CHP opportunities, and PQR benefits are provided in addition to avoiding electricity purchases. On-site electrical storage, generators, and the ability to seamlessly connect and disconnect from utility service would provide the facility with ride-through capability for minor grid disturbances. Three building types in both California and New York are assumed to have a share of their sensitive electrical load separable. Providing enhanced service to this load fraction has an unknown value to the facility, which is estimated analytically. In summary, this project began with 3 major goals: (1) to conduct detailed analysis to find the optimal equipment combination for microgrids at a few promising commercial building hosts in the two favorable markets of California and New York; (2) to extend the analysis capability of DER-CAM to include both heat and electricity storage; and (3) to make an initial effort towards adding consideration of PQR into the capabilities of DER-CAM.

  5. Energy manager design for microgrids

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    Firestone, Ryan; Marnay, Chris

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    signals to a building energy management system already inStadler. 2003 “Distributed Energy Resources in Practice: Aof µGrid Distributed Energy Resource Potential Using DER-CAM

  6. On Reactive Power Flow and Voltage Stability in Microgrids Basilio Gentile, John W. Simpson-Porco, Florian Dorfler, Sandro Zampieri, and Francesco Bullo

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    Bullo, Francesco

    ], where an approximate solution to the reactive power flow equations was developed for electrical networksOn Reactive Power Flow and Voltage Stability in Microgrids Basilio Gentile, John W. Simpson-Porco, Florian D¨orfler, Sandro Zampieri, and Francesco Bullo Abstract-- This paper focuses on reactive power

  7. This document is a pre-print of the final paper: D. Wu, F. Tang, J. M. Guerrero, J. C. Vasquez, G. Chen, L. Sun, "Autonomous active and reactive power distribution strategy in

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    Vasquez, Juan Carlos

    . Chen, L. Sun, "Autonomous active and reactive power distribution strategy in islanded microgrids," IEEE Power Distribution Strategy in Islanded Microgrids Dan Wu1 , Fen Tang2 , Josep M. Guerrero1 , Juan C distribution is adaptively controlled according to the active power distribution among energy storage systems

  8. Adaptive load control of microgrids with non-dispatchable generation

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    Brokish, Kevin Martin

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Intelligent appliances have a great potential to provide energy storage and load shedding for power grids. Microgrids are simulated with high levels of wind energy penetration. Frequency-adaptive intelligent appliances are ...

  9. Design and implementation of a microgrid-capable solar inverter

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    Darcey, Gavin M

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The notion of a practical microgrid -- a small, interconnected system of generators and loads that operates both synchronously with a larger, centralized grid and isolated from the grid, autonomously -- has grown popular ...

  10. On-chip COMA Cache-coherence protocol for Microgrids of Microthreaded Cores

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    Jesshope, Chris

    On-chip COMA Cache-coherence protocol for Microgrids of Microthreaded Cores Li Zhang Chris Jesshope and the development of a co-simulator to the Microgrid CMP emulator. 1 Introduction It is now widely accepted

  11. Voltage and frequency control of islanded microgrids: a plug-and-play approach

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    Ferrari-Trecate, Giancarlo

    by microgrids that normally operate in grid-connected mode and that can be switched off- grid for guaranteeing

  12. PROBABILITY DISTRIBUTION OF SOLUTION TIME IN GRASP: AN ...

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    approximately achieve linear speed-up by implementing GRASP in parallel. 1. ... This observation can be explained if the random variable solution time to target ...... 200 runs of each combination, the random number generator is initialized with a ...... European Journal of Operations Research, 55:115–119, 1991. [4] J. M.

  13. Energy Storage and Distributed Energy Generation Project, Final Project Report

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    Schwank, Johannes; Mader, Jerry; Chen, Xiaoyin; Mi, Chris; Linic, Suljo; Sastry, Ann Marie; Stefanopoulou, Anna; Thompson, Levi; Varde, Keshav

    2008-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

    This report serves as a Final Report under the “Energy Storage and Distribution Energy Generation Project” carried out by the Transportation Energy Center (TEC) at the University of Michigan (UM). An interdisciplinary research team has been working on fundamental and applied research on: -distributed power generation and microgrids, -power electronics, and -advanced energy storage. The long-term objective of the project was to provide a framework for identifying fundamental research solutions to technology challenges of transmission and distribution, with special emphasis on distributed power generation, energy storage, control methodologies, and power electronics for microgrids, and to develop enabling technologies for novel energy storage and harvesting concepts that can be simulated, tested, and scaled up to provide relief for both underserved and overstressed portions of the Nation’s grid. TEC’s research is closely associated with Sections 5.0 and 6.0 of the DOE "Five-year Program Plan for FY2008 to FY2012 for Electric Transmission and Distribution Programs, August 2006.”

  14. Analysis of electric vehicle interconnection with commercial building microgrids

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    Stadler, Michael; Mendes, Goncalo; Marnay, Chris; M& #233; gel, Olivier; Lai, Judy

    2011-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The outline of this presentation is: (1) global concept of microgrid and electric vehicle (EV) modeling; (2) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory's Distributed Energy Resources Customer Adoption Model (DER-CAM); (3) presentation summary - how does the number of EVs connected to the building change with different optimization goals (cost versus CO{sub 2}); (3) ongoing EV modeling for California: the California commercial end-use survey (CEUS) database, objective: 138 different typical building - EV connections and benefits; (4) detailed analysis for healthcare facility: optimal EV connection at a healthcare facility in southern California; and (5) conclusions. Conclusions are: (1) EV Charging/discharging pattern mainly depends on the objective of the building (cost versus CO{sub 2}); (2) performed optimization runs show that stationary batteries are more attractive than mobile storage when putting more focus on CO{sub 2} emissions. Why? Stationary storage is available 24 hours a day for energy management - more effective; (3) stationary storage will be charged by PV, mobile only marginally; (4) results will depend on the considered region and tariff - final work will show the results for 138 different buildings in nine different climate zones and three major utility service territories.

  15. Advanced Communication and Control Solutions of Distributed Energy Resources (DER)

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    Asgeirsson, Haukur; Seguin, Richard; Sherding, Cameron; de Bruet, Andre, G.; Broadwater, Robert; Dilek, Murat

    2007-01-10T23:59:59.000Z

    This report covers work performed in Phase II of a two phase project whose objective was to demonstrate the aggregation of multiple Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) and to offer them into the energy market. The Phase I work (DE-FC36-03CH11161) created an integrated, but distributed, system and procedures to monitor and control multiple DERs from numerous manufacturers connected to the electric distribution system. Procedures were created which protect the distribution network and personnel that may be working on the network. Using the web as the communication medium for control and monitoring of the DERs, the integration of information and security was accomplished through the use of industry standard protocols such as secure SSL,VPN and ICCP. The primary objective of Phase II was to develop the procedures for marketing the power of the Phase I aggregated DERs in the energy market, increase the number of DER units, and implement the marketing procedures (interface with ISOs) for the DER generated power. The team partnered with the Midwest Independent System Operator (MISO), the local ISO, to address the energy market and demonstrate the economic dispatch of DERs in response to market signals. The selection of standards-based communication technologies offers the ability of the system to be deployed and integrated with other utilities’ resources. With the use of a data historian technology to facilitate the aggregation, the developed algorithms and procedures can be verified, audited, and modified. The team has demonstrated monitoring and control of multiple DERs as outlined in phase I report including procedures to perform these operations in a secure and safe manner. In Phase II, additional DER units were added. We also expanded on our phase I work to enhance communication security and to develop the market model of having DERs, both customer and utility owned, participate in the energy market. We are proposing a two-part DER energy market model--a utility need business model and an independent energy aggregator-business model. The approach of developing two group models of DER energy participation in the market is unique. The Detroit Edison (DECo, Utility)-led team includes: DTE Energy Technologies (Dtech, DER provider), Electrical Distribution Design (EDD, Virginia Tech company supporting EPRI’s Distribution Engineering Workstation, DEW), Systems Integration Specialists Company (SISCO, economic scheduling and real-time protocol integrator), and OSIsoft (PI software system for managing real-time information). This team is focused on developing the application engineering, including software systems necessary for DER’s integration, control and sale into the market place. Phase II Highlights Installed and tested an ICCP link with SSL (security) between DECo, the utility, and DTE Energy Technologies (DTECH), the aggregator, making DER data available to the utility for both monitoring and control. Installed and tested PI process book with circuit & DER operational models for DECo SOC/ROC operator’s use for monitoring of both utility circuit and customer DER parameters. The PI Process Book models also included DER control for the DECo SOC/ROC operators, which was tested and demonstrated control. The DER Tagging and Operating Procedures were developed, which allowed that control to be done in a safe manner, were modified for required MOC/MISO notification procedures. The Distribution Engineering Workstation (DEW) was modified to include temperature normalized load research statistics, using a 30 hour day-ahead weather feed. This allowed day-ahead forecasting of the customer load profile and the entire circuit to determine overload and low voltage problems. This forecast at the point of common coupling was passed to DTech DR SOC for use in their economic dispatch algorithm. Standard Work Instructions were developed for DER notification, sale, and operation into the MISO market. A software mechanism consisting of a suite of new and revised functionality was developed that integrated with the local ISO such that offe

  16. Inventory and software distribution solutions for midsize businesses Buyer's guide: purchasing criteria

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    Inventory and software distribution solutions for midsize businesses Buyer's guide: purchasing criteria Select inventory and software distribution tools that simplify PC and server management. March 2006 #12;2 Creating an accurate inventory of the hardware and software used throughout your

  17. Sandia Energy - Recent Sandia Secure, Scalable Microgrid Advanced...

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    to advance solutions to this challenge, including Hamiltonian Surface Shaping and Power Flow Control(tm)-based nonlinear distributed control theory, informaticsagent-based...

  18. Microgrids and Heterogeneous Security, Quality, Reliability, andAvailability

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    Marnay, Chris

    2007-01-31T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper describes two stylized alternative visions inpopular currencyof how the power system might evolve to meet futurerequirements for the high quality electricity service that modern digitaleconomies demand, a supergrids paradigm and a dispersed paradigm. Some ofthe economics of the dispersed vision are explored. Economic perspectivesare presented on both the choice of homogeneous universal power qualityupstream in the electricity supply, and also on the extremelyheterogeneous require-ments of end-use loads. Finally, the potential roleof microgrids in delivering heterogeneous power quality is demonstratedby reference to two ongoing microgrid tests in the U.S. andJapan.

  19. Microgrid Workshop Report August 2011 | Department of Energy

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels DataDepartment of Energy Your Density Isn't YourTransport(FactDepartment3311, 3312),Microgrid Workshop Report August 2011 Microgrid Workshop

  20. SOLUTIONS

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    MA 162 - Quiz 5 (20 minutes). SOLUTIONS. The solutions I present are not necessarily the only solutions. As long as you give a correct method of solving a ...

  1. MICROGRIDS -The Exploitation of Massive On-chip Concurrency

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    Jesshope, Chris

    MICROGRIDS - The Exploitation of Massive On-chip Concurrency C. R. Jesshope Department of Computer not yield concurrency unless existing code is recompiled using the concurrency controls introduced be explicitly programmed and is at a relatively coarse grain. An ideal architecture would provide this same

  2. Randomized Auction Design for Electricity Markets between Grids and Microgrids

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    Li, Zongpeng

    Randomized Auction Design for Electricity Markets between Grids and Microgrids Linquan Zhang Dept@cs.hku.hk ABSTRACT This work studies electricity markets between power grids and mi- crogrids, an emerging paradigm Problem; Mechanism Design; Approximation Algorithms 1. INTRODUCTION An electrical power grid

  3. Sharing Renewable Energy in Smart Microgrids , Zhichuan Huang

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    Shenoy, Prashant

    Sharing Renewable Energy in Smart Microgrids Ting Zhu , Zhichuan Huang , Ankur Sharma , Jikui Su § Department of Computer Science, University of Massachusetts Amherst ABSTRACT Renewable energy harvested from the environment is an at- tractive option for providing green energy to homes. Unfor- tunately, the intermittent

  4. Hybrid Renewable Energy Investment in Microgrid Hao Wang, Jianwei Huang

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    Huang, Jianwei

    between the utility company and consumers for a better demand side management, and decen- tralized. In the second period, the operator coordinates the power supply and demand in the microgrid to minimize that the demand response saves 18% of the capital investment, and hybrid renewable energy investment reduces

  5. Distributed energy resources customer adoption modeling with combined heat and power applications

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    Siddiqui, Afzal S.; Firestone, Ryan M.; Ghosh, Srijay; Stadler, Michael; Edwards, Jennifer L.; Marnay, Chris

    2003-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In this report, an economic model of customer adoption of distributed energy resources (DER) is developed. It covers progress on the DER project for the California Energy Commission (CEC) at Berkeley Lab during the period July 2001 through Dec 2002 in the Consortium for Electric Reliability Technology Solutions (CERTS) Distributed Energy Resources Integration (DERI) project. CERTS has developed a specific paradigm of distributed energy deployment, the CERTS Microgrid (as described in Lasseter et al. 2002). The primary goal of CERTS distributed generation research is to solve the technical problems required to make the CERTS Microgrid a viable technology, and Berkeley Lab's contribution is to direct the technical research proceeding at CERTS partner sites towards the most productive engineering problems. The work reported herein is somewhat more widely applicable, so it will be described within the context of a generic microgrid (mGrid). Current work focuses on the implementation of combined heat and power (CHP) capability. A mGrid as generically defined for this work is a semiautonomous grouping of generating sources and end-use electrical loads and heat sinks that share heat and power. Equipment is clustered and operated for the benefit of its owners. Although it can function independently of the traditional power system, or macrogrid, the mGrid is usually interconnected and exchanges energy and possibly ancillary services with the macrogrid. In contrast to the traditional centralized paradigm, the design, implementation, operation, and expansion of the mGrid is meant to optimize the overall energy system requirements of participating customers rather than the objectives and requirements of the macrogrid.

  6. Secure Distributed Solution for Optimal Energy Consumption Scheduling in Smart Grid

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    Shehab, Mohamed

    Secure Distributed Solution for Optimal Energy Consumption Scheduling in Smart Grid Mohammad Emails: {mrahman4, lbai2, mshehab, ealshaer}@uncc.edu Abstract--The demand-side energy management is crucial to optimize the energy usage with its production cost, so that the price paid by the users

  7. Webinar Presentation: Energy Storage Solutions for Microgrids (November 2012)

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645 3,625 1,006 492 742EnergyOn AprilA group currentBradley Nickell DirectorThe& Federal Energy Storage Technology

  8. Webinar Presentation: Energy Storage Solutions for Microgrids (November

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  9. Webinar Presentation: Energy Storage Solutions for Microgrids (November

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

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels DataDepartment of Energy Your DensityEnergy U.S.-China Electric Vehicle and03/02ReportWaste-to-Energy|andWebinar Presentation:

  10. Wireless Communication for Controlling Microgrids: Co-simulation and Performance Evaluation

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    Mao, Rukun [ORNL] [ORNL; Xu, Yan [ORNL] [ORNL; Li, Huijuan [ORNL] [ORNL; Li, Husheng [ORNL] [ORNL

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A microgrid with wireless communication links for microgrid control has been designed and developed. The complete simulation model has been developed in MatLab SimuLink with seamless integration of the power subsystem and the communication subsystem. Unlike the conventional co-simulators that usually glue two existing simulators together by creating an interface, which has a steep learning curve, the proposed simulator is a compact single-unit model. Detailed modeling of the power subsystem and communication system is presented as well as the microgrid control architecture and strategies. The impact of different communication system performances on microgrid control has been studied and evaluated in the proposed simulator.

  11. Value and Technology Assessment to Enhance the Business Case for the CERTS Microgrid

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    Lasseter, Robert

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Genset Reliability The genset equipment is consideredAssessments of reliability for the generating equipment asreliability considerations, into its optimization of microgrid equipment

  12. A distribution of the temperature in a ring of the incompressible, viscous liquid with two free boundaries. Exact solutions

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    N. F. Belmetsev; V. O. Bytev

    2009-11-13T23:59:59.000Z

    It has been found the exact solutions for nonstationary distribution of the temperature in the liquid ring with two viscosities and two free boundaries of the ring.

  13. Panel: Microgrid Research and Field Testing IEEE PES General Meeting, 24-28 June 2007, Tampa, FL 1 In general, a microgrid can operate in both the grid-connected

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    Panel: Microgrid Research and Field Testing IEEE PES General Meeting, 24-28 June 2007, Tampa, FL 1 Abstract In general, a microgrid can operate in both the grid-connected mode and the islanded mode where the microgrid is interfaced to the main power system by a fast semiconductor switch called static switch, (SS

  14. The added economic and environmental value of plug-in electric vehicles connected to commercial building microgrids

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    Stadler, Michael

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    microgrid, which may include photovoltaic (PV), solar thermal, stationary batteries, thermal storage, and combined heat and power (

  15. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON SMART GRID, VOL. 5, NO. 4, JULY 2014 1621 Realizing Unified Microgrid Voltage Profile and

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    Qu, Zhihua

    IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON SMART GRID, VOL. 5, NO. 4, JULY 2014 1621 Realizing Unified Microgrid Voltage the information received locally from the neighboring nodes in the microgrid, and the critical nodes without DG the microgrid to have a unified voltage profile, and incorporating the subgradient method facilitates its

  16. Energy Distribution of a Regular Class of Exact Black Hole Solutions

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    I-Ching Yang; Chi-Long Lin; I. Radinschi

    2009-11-10T23:59:59.000Z

    In this paper we present the expressions for the energy of a regular class of exact black hole solutions of Einstein's equations coupled with a nonlinear electrodynamics source. We calculate the energy distribution using the Einstein, Weinberg and M{\\o}ller prescriptions. We make a discussion of the results in function of two specific parameters, a sort of dipole and quadrupole moments of the nonlinear source $\\alpha$ and $\\beta$, and in addition a study of some particular cases is performed.

  17. Fine-Grained Remote Monitoring, Control and Pre-Paid Electrical Service in Rural Microgrids

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    Goldstein, Seth Copen

    Fine-Grained Remote Monitoring, Control and Pre-Paid Electrical Service in Rural Microgrids Maxim microgrid deployment in rural Les Anglais, Haiti. The system consists of a three-tiered architecture,arthur}@earthsparkinternational.org Abstract--In this paper, we present the architecture, design and experiences from a wirelessly managed

  18. Complementary Effect of Wind and Solar Energy Sources in a Microgrid

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    Pota, Himanshu Roy

    Complementary Effect of Wind and Solar Energy Sources in a Microgrid M. A. Barik, Student Member. Index Terms--Microgrid, renewable energy sources, reactive power mismatch, solar integration, voltage-mass energy, etc. Of them wind and solar energy is broadly used for their characteristics. This paper presents

  19. A Secure Energy Routing Mechanism for Sharing Renewable Energy in Smart Microgrid

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    Massachusetts at Amherst, University of

    A Secure Energy Routing Mechanism for Sharing Renewable Energy in Smart Microgrid Ting Zhu Sheng, Binghamton, NY, USA Abstract--Due to volatile and rising energy prices, smart microgrids appear and wind turbines on every house sharing renewable energy among houses. How to efficiently and optimally

  20. Validating and scaling the microgrid: A scientific instrument for grid dynamics

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    Xin Liu; Huaxia Xia; Andrew A. Chien

    depends on coordinated and accurate modeling of all four of these elements simultaneously. We have designed and implemented a tool called the MicroGrid which enables accurate and comprehensive study of the dynamic interaction of applications, middleware, resource, and networks. The MicroGrid creates a

  1. Improving Energy Use Forecast for Campus Micro-grids using Indirect Indicators Department of Computer Science

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    Prasanna, Viktor K.

    and institutional campuses can significantly contribute to energy conservation. The rollout of smart grids of occupants, and is a micro-grid test-bed for the DoE sponsored Los Angeles Smart Grid Demonstration ProjectImproving Energy Use Forecast for Campus Micro-grids using Indirect Indicators Saima Aman

  2. Demand Side Management for Wind Power Integration in Microgrid Using Dynamic Potential Game Theory

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    Huang, Jianwei

    Demand Side Management for Wind Power Integration in Microgrid Using Dynamic Potential Game Theory, Wind Power Integration, Markov Chain, Dynamic Potential Game Theory, Nash Equilibrium. I. INTRODUCTION the intermittency in wind power generation. Our focus is on an isolated microgrid with one wind turbine, one fast

  3. The added economic and environmental value of plug-in electric vehicles connected to commercial building microgrids

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    Stadler, Michael; Momber, Ilan; Megel, Olivier; Gomez, Tomás; Marnay, Chris; Beer, Sebastian; Lai, Judy; Battaglia, Vincent

    2010-08-25T23:59:59.000Z

    Connection of electric storage technologies to smartgrids or microgrids will have substantial implications for building energy systems. In addition to potentially supplying ancillary services directly to the traditional centralized grid (or macrogrid), local storage will enable demand response. As an economically attractive option, mobile storage devices such as plug-in electric vehicles (EVs) are in direct competition with conventional stationary sources and storage at the building. In general, it is assumed that they can improve the financial as well as environmental attractiveness of renewable and fossil based on-site generation (e.g. PV, fuel cells, or microturbines operating with or without combined heat and power). Also, mobile storage can directly contribute to tariff driven demand response in commercial buildings. In order to examine the impact of mobile storage on building energy costs and carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, a microgrid/distributed-energy-resources (DER) adoption problem is formulated as a mixed-integer linear program with minimization of annual building energy costs applying CO2 taxes/CO2 pricing schemes. The problem is solved for a representative office building in the San Francisco Bay Area in 2020. By using employees' EVs for energy management, the office building can arbitrage its costs. But since the car battery lifetime is reduced, a business model that also reimburses car owners for the degradation will be required. In general, the link between a microgrid and an electric vehicle can create a win-win situation, wherein the microgrid can reduce utility costs by load shifting while the electric vehicle owner receives revenue that partially offsets his/her expensive mobile storage investment. For the California office building with EVs connected under a business model that distributes benefits, it is found that the economic impact is very limited relative to the costs of mobile storage for the site analyzed, i.e. cost reductions from electric vehicle connections are modest. Nonetheless, this example shows that some economic benefit is created because of avoided demand charges and on-peak energy. The strategy adopted by the office building is to avoid these high on-peak costs by using energy from the mobile storage in the business hours. CO2 emission reduction strategy results indicate that EVs' contribution at the selected office building are minor.

  4. Microgrid Reliability Modeling and Battery Scheduling Using Stochastic Linear Programming

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    Cardoso, Goncalo; Stadler, Michael; Siddiqui, Afzal; Marnay, Chris; DeForest, Nicholas; Barbosa-Povoa, Ana; Ferrao, Paulo

    2013-05-23T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper describes the introduction of stochastic linear programming into Operations DER-CAM, a tool used to obtain optimal operating schedules for a given microgrid under local economic and environmental conditions. This application follows previous work on optimal scheduling of a lithium-iron-phosphate battery given the output uncertainty of a 1 MW molten carbonate fuel cell. Both are in the Santa Rita Jail microgrid, located in Dublin, California. This fuel cell has proven unreliable, partially justifying the consideration of storage options. Several stochastic DER-CAM runs are executed to compare different scenarios to values obtained by a deterministic approach. Results indicate that using a stochastic approach provides a conservative yet more lucrative battery schedule. Lower expected energy bills result, given fuel cell outages, in potential savings exceeding 6percent.

  5. Statistical analysis of solar irradiation in a distributed microgrid

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    Harper, James Patrick

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    To allow residential solar power to continue its growth andalone (2). To allow solar power to continue its growth and

  6. Integration of Distributed Energy The CERTS MicroGrid Concept

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    the California Energy Commission passed upon the accuracy or adequacy of the information in this report. #12 Foundation's Power Systems Engineering Research Center, and Sandia National Laboratories. #12;LBNL-50829 Systems Integration Program Public Interest Energy Research California Energy Commission Prepared

  7. Distributed Generation Investment by a Microgrid Under Uncertainty

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    Siddiqui, Afzal; Marnay, Chris

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of deregulated electricity sectors is to improve economicwas that the electricity sector exhibits characteristics ofderegulated their electricity sectors over the past twenty

  8. Distributed Generation Investment by a Microgrid Under Uncertainty

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    Siddiqui, Afzal; Marnay, Chris

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    the amortised investment cost per kWh of the DG unit is lessis equal to the fixed cost per kWh of switching states. Forcurves reflects the investment cost per kWh. As indicated in

  9. Distributed Generation Investment by a Microgrid under Uncertainty

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    Siddiqui, Afzal

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    amortised investment cost per kWh e of the DG unit is lessis equal to the fixed cost per kWh e of switching states.reflects the investment cost per kWh e . As indicated in

  10. Distributed Generation Investment by a Microgrid under Uncertainty

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    Siddiqui, Afzal

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Cost of Natural Gas Generation, p Figure 6. Normalised NetCost of Natural Gas Generation, p Figure 7. Wait InvestCost of Natural Gas Generation (US$/kWh e ), C Figure 8.

  11. Distributed Generation Investment by a Microgrid Under Uncertainty

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    Siddiqui, Afzal; Marnay, Chris

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    electricity markets , PhD thesis, University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA,USA, 1994. Joskow PL, Productivity growth and technical change in the generation of electricity,

  12. Distributed Generation Investment by a Microgrid under Uncertainty

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    Siddiqui, Afzal

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    not only the tangible investment costs such as the turnkeyDG unit minus the investment cost. As for Eq. (9), it is aplus the amortised investment cost per kWh e of the DG unit

  13. Distributed Generation Investment by a Microgrid Under Uncertainty

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    Siddiqui, Afzal; Marnay, Chris

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    only the tangible investment costs, but also the opportunityDG unit minus the investment cost. As for Equation (9), itplus the amortised investment cost per kWh of the DG unit is

  14. Statistical analysis of solar irradiation in a distributed microgrid

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    Harper, James Patrick

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    to be related to solar PV power output. This paper willanalysis of the solar photovoltaic (PV) power output of foursolar intermittency investigate ramp rates of power output (

  15. Statistical analysis of solar irradiation in a distributed microgrid

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    Harper, James Patrick

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    desert areas, termed solar farms. For example, if a cloud oftightly packed array or solar farm, a much higher percentage

  16. Approximate Solutions and Performance Bounds for the Sensor Placement Problem

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    Kavcic, Aleksandar

    energy applications where we are often confronted with limited resources. Some examples include where to place environmental sensors for an area where there are large amounts of distributed solar PV and where to place grid monitors on an electrical distribution microgrid. I. Introduction In applications ranging

  17. Energy distribution of a regular black hole solution in Einstein-nonlinear electrodynamics

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    I. Radinschi; F. Rahaman; Th. Grammenos; A. Spanou; Sayeedul Islam

    2014-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

    In this work a study about the energy-momentum of a new four-dimensional spherically symmetric, static and charged, regular black hole solution developed in the context of general relativity coupled to nonlinear electrodynamics is presented. Asymptotically, this new black hole solution behaves as the Reissner-Nordstr\\"om solution only for the particular value {\\mu}=4, where {\\mu} is a positive integer parameter appearing in the mass function of the solution. The calculations are performed by use of the Einstein, Landau-Lifshitz, Weinberg and M{\\o}ller energy-momentum complexes. In all the aforesaid prescriptions, the expressions for the energy of the gravitating system considered depend on the mass M of the black hole, its charge q, a positive integer {\\alpha} and the radial coordinate r. In all these pseudotensorial prescriptions the momenta are found to vanish, while the Landau-Lifshitz and Weinberg prescriptions give the same result for the energy distribution. In addition, the limiting behavior of the energy for the cases r tends toward infinity, r=0 and q=0 is studied. The special case {\\mu}=4 and {\\alpha}=3 is also examined. We conclude that the Einstein and M{\\o}ller energy-momentum complexes can be considered as the most reliable tools for the study of the energy-momentum localization of a gravitating system.

  18. Modeling the reactive inorganic solute distributions in the groundwater flow systems of the Hanford Site using inverse analytical modeling techniques

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    Adamski, Mark Robert

    1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Inverse analytical techniques were used to model solute distributions and determine transport parameters for two flow systems in the Yakima Basalt subgroup at the Hanford Site in Washington state. Previous studies of these flow systems used...

  19. Optimal capacitor placement, replacement and control in large-scale unbalanced distribution systems: System solution algorithm and numerical studies

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    Chiang, H.D.; Wang, J.C.; Tong, J. [Cornell Univ., Ithaca, NY (United States). School of Electrical Engineering; Darling, G. [NYSEG Corp., Binghamton, NY (United States). Distribution System Dept.

    1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper develops an effective and, yet, practical solution methodology for optimal capacitor placement, replacement and control in large-scale unbalanced, general radial or loop distribution systems. The solution methodology can optimally determine (1) the locations to install (or replace, or remove) capacitors, (2) the types and sizes of capacitors to be installed (or replaced) and, during each load level, (3) the control schemes for each capacitor in the nodes of a general three-phase unbalanced distribution system such that a desired objective function is minimized while the load constraints, network constraints and operational constraints at different load levels are satisfied. The solution methodology is based on a combination of the simulated annealing technique and the greedy search technique in order to achieve computational speed and high-quality of solutions. Both the numerical and implementational aspects of the solution methodology are detailed. Analysis of the computational complexity of the solution algorithm indicated that the algorithm is also effective for large-scale distribution systems in terms of occupational efforts. Test results on a realistic, unbalanced distribution network, a 291-bus with 77 laterals, 305 distribution lines and 6 transformers, with varying loading conditions, are presented with promising results. The robustness of the solution methodology under varying loading conditions is also investigated.

  20. Optimal capacitor placement, replacement and control in large-scale unbalanced distribution systems: System solution algorithms and numerical studies

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    Chiang, H.D.; Wang, J.C.; Tong, J. [Cornell Univ., Ithaca, NY (United States). School of Electrical Engineering; Darling, G. [NYSEG Corp., Binghamton, NY (United States). Distribution System Dept.

    1995-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper develops an effective and, yet, practical solution methodology for optimal capacitor placement, replacement and control in large-scale unbalanced, general radial or loop distribution systems. The solution methodology can optimally determine (i) the locations to install (or replace, or remove) capacitors, (ii) the types and sizes of capacitors to be installed (or replaced) and, during each load level, (iii) the control schemes for each capacitor in the nodes of a general three-phase unbalanced distribution system such that a desired objective function is minimized while the load constraints, network constraints and operational constraints at different load levels are satisfied. The solution methodology is based on a combination of the simulated annealing technique and the greedy search technique in order to achieve computational speed and high-quality of solutions. Both the numerical and implementational aspects of the solution methodology are detailed. Analysis of the computational complexity of the solution algorithm indicates that the algorithm is also effective for large-scale distribution systems in terms of computational efforts. Test results on a realistic, unbalanced distribution network, a 291-bus with 77 laterals, 305 distribution lines and 6 transformers, with varying loading conditions, are presented with promising results. The robustness of the solution methodology under varying loading conditions is also investigated.

  1. Multiagent Coordination in Microgrids via Wireless Networks

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    Shen, Xuemin "Sherman"

    is indispensable to incorporate more distributed energy resource (DER) units, such as the distributed generation load (or generator) or islanded as a self-sustained power system, which significantly simplifies by localized elec- tricity generation, storage, and consumption. Wireless communication is a promising means

  2. Solution

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    2011-09-09T23:59:59.000Z

    Solution: We're looking for the presale cost of the shirt, so let x be the price of ... The sale price is $10 and we've called the presale price x, so we need to solve.

  3. PSCAD/EMTDC-Based Modeling and Analysis of a Microgrid with Renewable Energy Sources

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    Chu, Zhengguo

    2010-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

    . The proposed microgrid system includes fundamental power system component models, two renewable energy source models (wind and solar) and one energy storage source model. Different case studies were conducted. The results from the simulation case studies...

  4. Value and Technology Assessment to Enhance the Business Case for the CERTS Microgrid

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    Lasseter, Robert

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    microgrid increase their output power to match the desired decrease in output from the energy storagemicrogrid’s power demand. This investigation utilized batteries as the energy storagemicrogrid’s power demand. This investigation utilized batteries as the energy storage

  5. PSCAD/EMTDC-Based Modeling and Analysis of a Microgrid with Renewable Energy Sources 

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    Chu, Zhengguo

    2010-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

    . The proposed microgrid system includes fundamental power system component models, two renewable energy source models (wind and solar) and one energy storage source model. Different case studies were conducted. The results from the simulation case studies...

  6. Pricing Games among Interconnected Microgrids Gaurav S. Kasbekar and Saswati Sarkar

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    Sarkar, Saswati

    1 Pricing Games among Interconnected Microgrids Gaurav S. Kasbekar and Saswati Sarkar Abstract than, less than or as much aggregate power as it requires. G. Kasbekar and S. Sarkar

  7. The Added Economic and Environmental Value of Solar Thermal Systems in Microgrids with Combined Heat and Power

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    Marnay, Chris

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Environmental Value of Solar Thermal Systems in MicrogridsEnvironmental Value of Solar Thermal Systems in Microgridsa) ABSTRACT The addition of solar thermal and heat storage

  8. Optimal investment and scheduling of distributed energy resources with uncertainty in electric vehicles driving schedules

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    Center for Energy and Innovative Technologies; NEC Laboratories America Inc.; Cardoso, Goncalo; Stadler, Michael; Bozchalui, Mohammed C.; Sharma, Ratnesh; Marnay, Chris; Barbosa-Povoa, Ana; Ferrao, Paulo

    2013-10-27T23:59:59.000Z

    The large scale penetration of electric vehicles (EVs) will introduce technical challenges to the distribution grid, but also carries the potential for vehicle-to-grid services. Namely, if available in large enough numbers, EVs can be used as a distributed energy resource (DER) and their presence can influence optimal DER investment and scheduling decisions in microgrids. In this work, a novel EV fleet aggregator model is introduced in a stochastic formulation of DER-CAM [1], an optimization tool used to address DER investment and scheduling problems. This is used to assess the impact of EV interconnections on optimal DER solutions considering uncertainty in EV driving schedules. Optimization results indicate that EVs can have a significant impact on DER investments, particularly if considering short payback periods. Furthermore, results suggest that uncertainty in driving schedules carries little significance to total energy costs, which is corroborated by results obtained using the stochastic formulation of the problem.

  9. The CERTS microgrid and the future of the macrogrid

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    Marnay, Chris; Bailey, Owen C.

    2004-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The blackouts of summer 2003 underscored the dependence of western economies on reliable supply of electricity with tight tolerances of quality. While demand for electricity continues to grow, expansion of the traditional electricity supply system is constrained and is unlikely to keep pace with the growing thirst western economies have for electricity. Furthermore, no compelling case has been made that perpetual improvement in the overall power quality and reliability (PQR) delivered is possible or desirable. An alternative path to providing for sensitive loads is to provide for generation close to them. This would alleviate the pressure for endless improvement in grid PQR and might allow the establishment of a sounder economically based level of universal grid service. Providing for loads by means of local power generation is becoming increasingly competitive with central station generation for a number of reasons, four key ones being non-technical constraints on expansion of the grid, improvements in small scale technologies, opportunities for CHP application, and the ubiquitous nature of sensitive loads in advanced economies. Along with these new technologies, concepts for operating them partially under local control in microgrids are emerging, the CERTS Microgrid being one example. It has been demonstrated in simulation, and a laboratory test of a three microturbine system is planned for early 2005, to be followed by a field demonstration. A systemic energy analysis of a southern California naval base building demonstrates a current economic on-site power opportunity.

  10. Distributed Power Allocation in Prosumer Thiagarajan Ramachandran,

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    Egerstedt, Magnus

    . In the near future, any agent on the power grid will be able to have generation capacity, storage capacity blackout. Each type of power system, such electric utilities, microgrids and buildings need to addressDistributed Power Allocation in Prosumer Networks Thiagarajan Ramachandran, Zak Costello, Peter

  11. A Review of Power Electronics Based Microgrids 181 JPE 12-1-23 http://dx.doi.org/10.6113/JPE.2012.12.1.181

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    Chen, Zhe

    is followed by the descriptions of system controls and power management strategies for AC microgrids. Finally, but enables also microgrids to control and manage the power and energy flows efficiently [6]­[9]. FurthermorA Review of Power Electronics Based Microgrids 181 JPE 12-1-23 http://dx.doi.org/10.6113/JPE.2012

  12. Investment and Upgrade in Distributed Generation under Uncertainty

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    Guillas, Serge

    decision as the opportunity cost of exercising the investment option increases as well. In this paper, weInvestment and Upgrade in Distributed Generation under Uncertainty Afzal Siddiqui Karl Maribu 13 for microgrids to use small-scale distributed generation (DG) and combined heat and power (CHP) applications via

  13. Investment and Upgrade in Distributed Generation under Uncertainty

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    Siddiqui, Afzal; Maribu, Karl

    2008-08-18T23:59:59.000Z

    The ongoing deregulation of electricity industries worldwide is providing incentives for microgrids to use small-scale distributed generation (DG) and combined heat and power (CHP) applications via heat exchangers (HXs) to meet local energy loads. Although the electric-only efficiency of DG is lower than that of central-station production, relatively high tariff rates and the potential for CHP applications increase the attraction of on-site generation. Nevertheless, a microgrid contemplatingthe installation of gas-fired DG has to be aware of the uncertainty in the natural gas price. Treatment of uncertainty via real options increases the value of the investment opportunity, which then delays the adoption decision as the opportunity cost of exercising the investment option increases as well. In this paper, we take the perspective of a microgrid that can proceed in a sequential manner with DG capacity and HX investment in order to reduce its exposure to risk from natural gas price volatility. In particular, with the availability of the HX, the microgrid faces a tradeoff between reducing its exposure to the natural gas price and maximising its cost savings. By varying the volatility parameter, we find that the microgrid prefers a direct investment strategy for low levels of volatility and a sequential one for higher levels of volatility.

  14. Smart Energy Management and Control for Fuel Cell Based Micro-Grid Connected Neighborhoods

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    Dr. Mohammad S. Alam

    2006-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Fuel cell power generation promises to be an efficient, pollution-free, reliable power source in both large scale and small scale, remote applications. DOE formed the Solid State Energy Conversion Alliance with the intention of breaking one of the last barriers remaining for cost effective fuel cell power generation. The Alliance’s goal is to produce a core solid-state fuel cell module at a cost of no more than $400 per kilowatt and ready for commercial application by 2010. With their inherently high, 60-70% conversion efficiencies, significantly reduced carbon dioxide emissions, and negligible emissions of other pollutants, fuel cells will be the obvious choice for a broad variety of commercial and residential applications when their cost effectiveness is improved. In a research program funded by the Department of Energy, the research team has been investigating smart fuel cell-operated residential micro-grid communities. This research has focused on using smart control systems in conjunction with fuel cell power plants, with the goal to reduce energy consumption, reduce demand peaks and still meet the energy requirements of any household in a micro-grid community environment. In Phases I and II, a SEMaC was developed and extended to a micro-grid community. In addition, an optimal configuration was determined for a single fuel cell power plant supplying power to a ten-home micro-grid community. In Phase III, the plan is to expand this work to fuel cell based micro-grid connected neighborhoods (mini-grid). The economic implications of hydrogen cogeneration will be investigated. These efforts are consistent with DOE’s mission to decentralize domestic electric power generation and to accelerate the onset of the hydrogen economy. A major challenge facing the routine implementation and use of a fuel cell based mini-grid is the varying electrical demand of the individual micro-grids, and, therefore, analyzing these issues is vital. Efforts are needed to determine the most appropriate means of implementing micro-grids and the costs and processes involved with their extended operation. With the development and availability of fuel cell based stand-alone power plants, an electrical mini-grid, encompassing several connected residential neighborhoods, has become a viable concept. A primary objective of this project is to define the parameters of an economically efficient fuel cell based mini-grid. Since pure hydrogen is not economically available in sufficient quantities at the present time, the use of reforming technology to produce and store excess hydrogen will also be investigated. From a broader perspective, the factors that bear upon the feasibility of fuel cell based micro-grid connected neighborhoods are similar to those pertaining to the electrification of a small town with a localized power generating station containing several conventional generating units. In the conventional case, the town or locality would also be connected to the larger grid system of the utility company. Therefore, in the case of the fuel cell based micro-grid connected neighborhoods, this option should also be available. The objectives of this research project are: To demonstrate that smart energy management of a fuel cell based micro-grid connected neighborhood can be efficient and cost-effective;To define the most economical micro-grid configuration; and, To determine how residential micro-grid connected fuel cell(s) can contribute to America's hydrogen energy future.

  15. Distributed & conceptual CAD (DC-CAD) : a new software solution for product design

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    Egan, Mark D. (Mark Douglas), 1985-

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Many computer aided design (CAD) software packages focus on detailed design and not on early stage, conceptual design. The ability to conceptualize and sketch early versions of a product solution is currently limited to ...

  16. Measurements of the Distribution of Solutes between Liquid Water and Steam

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    Palmer, D.A.; Simonson, J.M.; Ho, P.C.

    1997-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Direct measurements of the concentration of solutes in both liquid and steam phases in equilibrium with each other have been made in a static mode utilizing a platinum-lined autoclave to a maximum of 350 deg C. Partitioning constants were derived from these measurements based on existing experimental or estimated values of the stoichiometric mean activity coefficients for the solutes in the liquid phase. Independent measurements of the conductance of some of the solutes in dilute aqueous solutions to 600 deg C and 300MPa were also made. The combined results are discussed in terms of a speciated model and the implications of these results to industrial and natural hydrothermal processes are presented. PARTITIONING CONSTANT, ION-ASSOCIATION, CONDUCTIVITY, SPECIATION, CORROSION.

  17. Effects of a carbon tax on combined heat and power adoption by a microgrid

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    Marnay, Chris; Edwards, Jennifer L.; Firestone, Ryan M.; Ghosh, Srijay; Siddidqui, Afzal S.; Stadler, Michael

    2002-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper describes the economically optimal adoption and operation of distributed energy resources (DER) by a hypothetical California microgrid ((mu)Grid) consisting of a group of commercial buildings over an historic test year, 1999. The optimization is conducted using a customer adoption model (DER-CAM) developed at Berkeley Lab and implemented in the General Algebraic Modeling System (GAMS). A (mu)Grid is a semiautonomous grouping of electricity and heat loads interconnected to the existing utility grid (macrogrid) but able to island from it. The (mu)Grid minimizes the cost of meeting its energy requirements (consisting of both electricity and heat loads) by optimizing the installation and operation of DER technologies while purchasing residual energy from the local combined natural gas and electricity utility. The available DER technologies are small-scale generators (< 500 kW), such as reciprocating engines, microturbines, and fuel cells, with or without CHP equipment, such as water- and space-heating and/or absorption cooling. By introducing a tax on carbon emissions, it is shown that if the (mu)Grid is allowed to install CHP-enabled DER technologies, its carbon emissions are mitigated more than without CHP, demonstrating the potential benefits of small-scale CHP technology for climate change mitigation. Reciprocating engines with heat recovery and/or absorption cooling tend to be attractive technologies for the mild southern California climate, but the carbon mitigation tends to be modest compared to purchasing utility electricity because of the predominance of relatively clean generation in California.

  18. Microgrid Implementa1on Ge3ng (rela1vely) down and dirty

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    Jesshope, Chris

    5/12/10 1 Microgrid Implementa1on Ge3ng (rela1vely) down and dirty The Big & Caches ­ Small caches; because of latency-tolerant architecture · Pipeline · Threads Cache Line · Control Bits read by Fetch Stage ­Switch, End · Register Info

  19. An Automatic Load Sharing Approach for a DFIG Based Wind Generator in a Microgrid

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    Pota, Himanshu Roy

    An Automatic Load Sharing Approach for a DFIG Based Wind Generator in a Microgrid M. A. Barik and H generator. An automatic load sharing approach for a doubly-fed induction generator (DFIG) based wind wind velocity. The load demand for the wind generator is determined based on the variation of its

  20. Magnetic anisotropy in a permalloy microgrid fabricated by near-field optical lithography

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    Li, S. P.; Lebib, A.; Peyrade, D.; Natali, M.; Chen, Y.; Lew, W. S.; Bland, J. A. C.

    2001-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We report the fabrication and magnetic properties of permalloy microgrids prepared by near-field optical lithography and characterized using high-sensitivity magneto-optical Kerr effect techniques. A fourfold magnetic anisotropy induced by the grid architecture is identified. {copyright} 2001 American Institute of Physics.

  1. Smart Microgrid Demonstrator Dr. Wei-Jen Lee (wlee@uta.edu) (Funded by DOE)

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    Texas at Arlington, University of

    and efficiency, lower cost of electric power #12;Advanced Metering Infrastructure Dr. Wei-Jen Lee (wlee reliability and efficiency, lower cost of electric power #12;Smart Microgrid Demonstrator Dr. Wei-Jen Lee (wlee@uta.edu) (Funded by DOE) ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING www.uta.edu/ee info@engineering.uta.edu COLLEGE

  2. Demo Abstract: Toward Data-driven Demand-Response Optimization in a Campus Microgrid

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    Prasanna, Viktor K.

    -driven demand response optimization (DR) in the USC campus microgrid, as part of the Los An- geles Smart Grid to interact with the consumers (or their software/hardware proxies). The Los Angeles Smart Grid Demonstration can later be scaled to a city power grid. Here, we describe our prototype software architecture

  3. Critical experiments on an enriched uranium solution system containing periodically distributed strong thermal neutron absorbers

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    Rothe, R.E.

    1996-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

    A series of 62 critical and critical approach experiments were performed to evaluate a possible novel means of storing large volumes of fissile solution in a critically safe configuration. This study is intended to increase safety and economy through use of such a system in commercial plants which handle fissionable materials in liquid form. The fissile solution`s concentration may equal or slightly exceed the minimum-critical-volume concentration; and experiments were performed for high-enriched uranium solution. Results should be generally applicable in a wide variety of plant situations. The method is called the `Poisoned Tube Tank` because strong neutron absorbers (neutron poisons) are placed inside periodically spaced stainless steel tubes which separate absorber material from solution, keeping the former free of contamination. Eight absorbers are investigated. Both square and triangular pitched lattice patterns are studied. Ancillary topics which closely model typical plant situations are also reported. They include the effect of removing small bundles of absorbers as might occur during inspections in a production plant. Not taking the tank out of service for these inspections would be an economic advantage. Another ancillary topic studies the effect of the presence of a significant volume of unpoisoned solution close to the Poisoned Tube Tank on the critical height. A summary of the experimental findings is that boron compounds were excellent absorbers, as expected. This was true for granular materials such as Gerstley Borate and Borax; but it was also true for the flexible solid composed of boron carbide and rubber, even though only thin sheets were used. Experiments with small bundles of absorbers intentionally removed reveal that quite reasonable tanks could be constructed that would allow a few tubes at a time to be removed from the tank for inspection without removing the tank from production service.

  4. Optimal Technology Selection and Operation of Microgrids in Commercial Buildings

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    Marnay, Chris; Venkataramanan, Giri; Stadler, Michael; Siddiqui, Afzal; Firestone, Ryan; Chandran, Bala

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    and Energy Reliability, Distribution System Integrationand Energy Reliability, Distribution System Integration

  5. Microgrids and Heterogeneous Security, Quality, Reliability, and Availability

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    Marnay, Chris

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    and Energy Reliability, Distribution System Integrationand Energy Reliability, Distribution System Integration

  6. A Green Prison: The Santa Rita Jail Campus Microgrid

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    Marnay, Chris

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    and Energy Reliability, Distribution System Integrationand Energy Reliability, Distribution System Integration

  7. Fast and Accurate Fourier Series Solutions to Gravitational Lensing by A General Family of Two Power-Law Mass Distributions

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    Kyu-Hyun Chae

    2001-12-10T23:59:59.000Z

    Fourier series solutions to the deflection and magnification by a family of three-dimensional cusped two power-law ellipsoidal mass distributions are presented. The cusped two power-law ellipsoidal mass distributions are characterized by inner and outer power-law radial indices and a break (or, transition) radius. The model family includes mass models mimicking Jaffe, Hernquist, and $\\eta$ models and dark matter halo profiles from numerical simulations. The Fourier series solutions for the cusped two power-law mass distributions are relatively simple, and allow a very fast calculation even for a chosen small fractional calculational error (e.g. $10^{-5}$). These results will be particularly useful for studying lensed systems which provide a number of accurate lensing constraints and for systematic analyses of large numbers of lenses. Subroutines employing these results for the two power-law model and the results by Chae, Khersonsky, & Turnshek for the generalized single power-law mass model are made publicly available.

  8. CHARACTERIZING THE SPACE OF INTERATOMIC DISTANCE DISTRIBUTION FUNCTIONS CONSISTENT WITH SOLUTION SCATTERING DATA

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    Bailey-Kellogg, Chris

    SCATTERING DATA Paritosh A. Kavathekar Department of Computer Science, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH 03755 of Computer Science, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH 0375 Email: devin@cs.dartmouth.edu Abstract: Scattering of neutrons and x-rays from molecules in solution offers alternative approaches to the studying of a wide

  9. Abstract--Recently, there is an increasing interest in using distributed generators (DGs) not only to inject power into the

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    Vasquez, Juan Carlos

    1 1 Abstract--Recently, there is an increasing interest in using distributed generators (DGs, it is well-known that the Distributed Generators (DGs) often consist of a prime mover connected through-frame control method for voltage unbalance compensation in an islanded microgrid is proposed. This method

  10. The potential for dynamic distribution systems to create a new energy marketplace

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    Van Veen, Barry D.

    photovoltaic (PV) systems has fallen, on average, six to seven percent every year since 1998 (Feldman & Barbose microgrid technology developed through the Consortium for Electric Reliability Technology Solutions (CERTS reliability. The challenge is to further develop the dynamic disitribution system technology, including its

  11. Transient Water Age Distributions in Environmental Flow Systems: The Time-Marching Laplace Transform Solution Technique

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    Cornaton, F J

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Environmental fluid circulations are very often characterized by analyzing the fate and behavior of natural and anthropogenic tracers. Among these tracers, age is taken as an ideal tracer which can yield interesting diagnoses, as for example the characterization of the mixing and renewal of water masses, of the fate and mixing of contaminants, or the calibration of hydro-dispersive parameters used by numerical models. Such diagnoses are of great interest in atmospheric and ocean circulation sciences, as well in surface and subsurface hydrology. The temporal evolution of groundwater age and its frequency distributions can display important changes as flow regimes vary due to natural change in climate and hydrologic conditions and/or human induced pressures on the resource to satisfy the water demand. Steady-state age frequency distributions can be modelled using standard numerical techniques, since the general balance equation describing age transport under steady-state flow conditions is exactly equivalent to...

  12. Numerical solutions for determining wave-induced pressure distributions around buried pipelines

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    Lai, Ngok-Wai

    1974-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Committee: Dr. Richard. F. Dominguez Numerical models using both the finite difference and i'inite element technique are developed to simulate the interaction of a two-dimensional pipe-soil-wave system. The wave-induced pressure distribution in the soil... in the soil media in the immediate vicinity of the pipelines. Numerical models using both the finite difference and. finite element technique are developed to simulate the pipe-soil-wave system. The dynamic damping of wave pressure through soil sediment...

  13. The Added Economic and Environmental Value of Solar Thermal Systems in Microgrids with CombinedHeat and Power

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    Marnay, Chris; Stadler, Michael; Cardoso, Goncalo; Megel, Olivier; Lai, Judy; Siddiqui, Afzal

    2009-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The addition of solar thermal and heat storage systems can improve the economic, as well as environmental attraction of micro-generation systems, e.g. fuel cells with or without combined heat and power (CHP) and contribute to enhanced CO2 reduction. However, the interactions between solar thermal collection and storage systems and CHP systems can be complex, depending on the tariff structure, load profile, etc. In order to examine the impact of solar thermal and heat storage on CO2 emissions and annual energy costs, a microgrid's distributed energy resources (DER) adoption problem is formulated as a mixed-integer linear program. The objective is minimization of annual energy costs. This paper focuses on analysis of the optimal interaction of solar thermal systems, which can be used for domestic hot water, space heating and/or cooling, and micro-CHP systems in the California service territory of San Diego Gas and Electric (SDG&E). Contrary to typical expectations, our results indicate that despite the high solar radiation in southern California, fossil based CHP units are dominant, even with forecast 2020 technology and costs. A CO2 pricing scheme would be needed to incent installation of combined solar thermal absorption chiller systems, and no heat storage systems are adopted. This research also shows that photovoltaic (PV) arrays are favored by CO2 pricing more than solar thermal adoption.

  14. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON SMART GRID 1 Optimal, Nonlinear, and Distributed Designs of

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    Qu, Zhihua

    and utilizing alternative energy sources. Of special interest are renewable energy sources such as solar- neering for Accelerated Renewable Energy Deployment program), and by US Department of Energy's Solar of optimal voltage and power regulation is formulated for distributed generators (DGs) in DC microgrids

  15. An Electricity Trade Model for Multiple Power Distribution Networks in Smart Energy Systems

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    Pedram, Massoud

    . A microgrid is a small scale power network, which contains one or multiple types of renewable power generators complicated with the adoption of energy storage [5]. For a power network, the amount of energy generationAn Electricity Trade Model for Multiple Power Distribution Networks in Smart Energy Systems

  16. Accelerating the Customer-Driven Microgrid Through Real-Time Digital Simulation

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    I. Leonard; T. Baldwin; M. Sloderbeck

    2009-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Comprehensive design and testing of realistic customer-driven microgrids requires a high performance simulation platform capable of incorporating power system and control models with external hardware systems. Traditional non real-time simulation is unable to fully capture the level of detail necessary to expose real-world implementation issues. With a real-time digital simulator as its foundation, a high-fidelity simulation environment that includes a robust electrical power system model, advanced control architecture, and a highly adaptable communication network is introduced. Hardware-in-the-loop implementation approaches for the hardware-based control and communication systems are included. An overview of the existing power system model and its suitability for investigation of autonomous island formation within the microgrid is additionally presented. Further test plans are also documented.

  17. CERTS Microgrid Laboratory Test Bed - PIER Final Project Report

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    Eto, Joseph H.

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    the heat distribution systems and system reliability, and b)the heat distribution systems and system reliability, and b)of reliability than that provided by the distribution system

  18. International Microgrid Assessment: Governance,INcentives, and Experience (IMAGINE)

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    Romankiewicz, John

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    NM. Integration of Renewable and Distributed Energythe world - A review. Renewable and Sustainable Energy2. Bossart, S. (2009). Renewable and Distributed Systems

  19. Control and Power Management of Converter Fed Microgrids

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    Lehn, Peter W.

    ]. Many new distributed power sources, such as wind turbine generators, microturbines and fuel cells, do

  20. International Microgrid Assessment: Governance, INcentives, and Experience (IMAGINE)

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    Marnay, Chris

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Cyber-security of electric grid (virtual secure enclave) Smart grid technologies & applications (advanced metering infrastructure, substation and distribution

  1. Recommendations for Technologies for Microgrids on the Big Island

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    Inverters Serving PV 6 5.2 Distributed Generation and Storage for Critical Loads and Infrastructure 7 5

  2. CERTS Microgrid Laboratory Test Bed - PIER Final Project Report

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    Eto, Joseph H.

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Company Mark McGranaghan, EPRI Solutions Narain Hingorani,CERTS CHP DC DER DOE EMS EPRI Energy Commission IEEE LBNLPower Research Institute (EPRI) with expertise in power

  3. Optimal Technology Selection and Operation of Microgrids in Commercial Buildings

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    Marnay, Chris; Venkataramanan, Giri; Stadler, Michael; Siddiqui, Afzal; Firestone, Ryan; Chandran, Bala

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    L ABORATORY Optimal Technology Selection and Operation ofEnvironmental Energy Technologies Division 15 January 2007for Electric Reliability Technology Solutions with funding

  4. CERTS Microgrid Laboratory Test Bed - PIER Final Project Report

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    Eto, Joseph H.

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    distributed generation (DG), energy storage, etc. ) into the electric utilitydistributed generation (DG), energy storage, etc. ) into the electric utilitydistributed generation (DG), energy storage, etc. ) into the electric utility

  5. GridMat: Matlab Toolbox for GridLAB-D to Analyse Grid Impact and Validate Residential Microgrid Level

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    Al Faruque, Mohammad Abdullah

    GridMat: Matlab Toolbox for GridLAB-D to Analyse Grid Impact and Validate Residential Microgrid, in this paper, we present a new Matlab toolbox (GridMat) to integrate the capabilities of domain-specific modeling & simulation tools from power system (GridLAB-D) and control (Matlab). The GridMat tool supports

  6. RESEARCH ARTICLE OPEN ACCESS Cost and Stability Analysis of Microgrids in Presence Of Evs Based On Dynamic Modeling

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    Farzad Vazinram; Majid G; Mehdi Bayat Mokhtari

    Development of Electrical Vehicles (EVs) has been created many challenges and also advantages for grids. One of the most important subjects is capability of which as energy storage device. In this paper, role of EVs has been studied as useful element in microgrids as energy storage device to reduce

  7. Carbyne contamination in carbon-coated TEM microgrids made from vacuum-resistive heating deposition from a graphite rod

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    Li Hanying; Sun Jingzhi; Wang Youwen; Chen Hongzheng; Cao Jian; Wang Mang

    2004-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Carbyne contamination was found to exist on the as-prepared carbon-coated transmission electron microscope (TEM) microgrids made by the method of vacuum-resistive heating deposition from a graphite rod. It is a source to bring mistaken and confusing information to the samples being studied by TEM.

  8. IEEE JOURNAL ON SELECTED AREAS IN COMMUNICATIONS, VOL. 30, NO. 6, JULY 2012 1061 Decentralized Economic Dispatch in Microgrids via

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    Shen, Xuemin "Sherman"

    Economic Dispatch in Microgrids via Heterogeneous Wireless Networks Hao Liang, Student Member, IEEE, Bong at the minimum cost based on the economic dispatch. In this paper, we introduce a decentralized economic dispatch wireless communication devices are used to establish an ad hoc network as a basic information exchange

  9. Vehicle to MicroGrid: Leveraging Existing Assets for Reliable Energy Management Mike Simpson, Tony Markel, and Michael O'Keefe

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    . Communities Vehicles POWER ELECTRONICS EFFICIENCY POWER ELECTRONICS EFFICIENCY INFRASTRUCTURE CODES Electricity GCV MicroGrid The Smith Electric Newton allelectric truckFort Carson Photovoltaic Installation Managed Charging 3 Managed Bidirectional Charging ANALYSIS Courtesy of Smith Electric Vehicles

  10. An Electricity Trade Model for Microgrid Communities in Smart Grid

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    Pedram, Massoud

    is the major trend of future smart grid, which contains various kinds of renewable power generation centers]. This distributed power generation center has made it easier to make use of all kinds of renewable energy sources as a "prosumer" (producer and consumer) [3]. It contains one or multiple kinds of renewable power generation

  11. DECENTRALIZED VOLTAGE CONTROL TO MINIMIZE DISTRIBUTION LOSSES IN AN ISLANDED MICROGRID

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    Peng, Huei

    to deploy renewable energy sources such as solar and wind to reduce reliance on fossil fuels. In addition by inverters, there may not exist any inertia at all. In such cases, regulating the grid frequency becomes power sources and energy storage systems such as batteries requires new power and voltage control

  12. Microgrid modeling using the stochastic Distributed Energy Resources Customer Adoption Model DER-CAM

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    Stadler, Michael

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    output introduce time-of-use tariffs for home electricityinfo – electricity/NG tariffs (time of use, demand charges),

  13. Multi-Building Microgrids for a Distributed Energy Future in Portugal

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    Mendes, Goncalo

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    power, photovoltaics and solar thermal, small dispatchableThermal storage, ST - Solar thermal, PV – Photovoltaics,of the continuous solar thermal technology (depicted in

  14. Multi-Building Microgrids for a Distributed Energy Future in Portugal

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    Mendes, Goncalo

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    tariffs. Electrical battery storage has also considerablerenewable energies and battery storage, in EUR, C elec iscase of electricity, battery storage has also considerable

  15. Letter Report on Testing of Distributed Energy Resource, Microgrid, and End-Use

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    the same support to the grid. Figure 1 indicates that 1 MW of storage (provided by a battery or ramping as an Enabling Technology. Subtask 8.2: Use of Hydrogen for Energy Storage Under this subtask, HNEI evaluated the use of hydrogen as part of an integrated storage system with emphasis on the use of hydrogen

  16. Lift-and-Project Relaxations of AC Microgrid Distribution System Planning

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    Taylor, Joshua A.

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We apply relaxation procedures to polynomial optimization problems that originate in transmission system planning, and obtain new convex formulations for the AC case. The approach is novel because the optimization is ...

  17. Multi-Building Microgrids for a Distributed Energy Future in Portugal

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    Mendes, Goncalo

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    from services buildings energy audits. The data was obtainedtool typically used in energy audit engineering or research

  18. Multi-Building Microgrids for a Distributed Energy Future in Portugal

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    Mendes, Goncalo

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    during the night. Lead-acid batteries discharge is limitedfact that lifetime of lead-acid batteries is assumed at its

  19. Multi-Building Microgrids for a Distributed Energy Future in Portugal

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    Mendes, Goncalo

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    PV power are adopted that will satisfy not only the daily electrical loads (usually the whole sum) but also battery

  20. Multi-Building Microgrids for a Distributed Energy Future in Portugal

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    Mendes, Goncalo

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    electricity tariff “MT – Médias utilizações em ciclo semanal normal” for the Education,electricity tariff considered in the DER-CAM runs for the Education,

  1. Multi-Building Microgrids for a Distributed Energy Future in Portugal

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    Mendes, Goncalo

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    equipment can provide the system with greater reliability.Reliability of power supply Reduction of investments in plants and equipment

  2. Multi-Building Microgrids for a Distributed Energy Future in Portugal

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    Mendes, Goncalo

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    GE) backed up by energy storage technologies. ICES are grid-Technology costs are rounded for presentation. Table 4 – Energy storage

  3. Distributed Generation: Challenges and Opportunities, 7. edition

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    NONE

    2007-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The report is a comprehensive study of the Distributed Generation (DG) industry. The report takes a wide-ranging look at the current and future state of DG and both individually and collectively addresses the technologies of Microturbines, Reciprocating Engines, Stirling Engines, Fuel Cells, Photovoltaics, Concentrating Solar, Wind, and Microgrids. Topics covered include: the key technologies being used or planned for DG; the uses of DG from utility, energy service provider, and customer viewpoints; the economics of DG; the benefits of DG from multiple perspectives; the barriers that exist to implementing DG; the government programs supporting the DG industry; and, an analysis of DG interconnection and net metering rules.

  4. Development of a Smart MicroGrid Testbed

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    Lee, Wei-Jen; Wetz, David

    2013-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

    Demand for electricity is rapidly increasing thereby applying pressure to expand generation and distribution capacity worldwide. The expansion of traditional services not only imposes burdens on financial resources but also encounters many challenges from community residents who oppose the construction of new power generation plants or transmission facilities in their backyard. From the integrated resource planning point of view, a feasible and economical remedy is, therefore, to utilize existing dispersed generation capacity known as distributed generation (DG) and/or renewable energy resources that may exist in the vicinity of the load centers. The main criteria for selecting the type of fuel source for a DG is its local availability, conversion system technological advancement, impact on the environment, and operating cost. DG’s have existed in the market for many years. Large diesel or gas powered generation sets are used in stand-by mode to power up vital services such as hospitals, financial and commercial compounds, telecommunication centers and industrial premises. Wind turbines, photovoltaic energy sources, and fuel cells are new comers that are now competing in size and efficiency with many standard generating sets. With this in mind, they are being used in many places not only as stand-by units but as the prime source of power particularly when the $/kWhr rate is high[1-5].

  5. This document downloaded from www.microgrids.et.aau.dk is the preprint version of the paper: D. Wu, F. Tang, T. Dragicevic, J. C. Vasquez, J. M. Guerrero, "A control architecture to coordinate renewable energy sources and energy

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    Vasquez, Juan Carlos

    renewable energy sources and energy storage systems in islanded microgrids," IEEE Trans. Smart Grid, Early into account both the available power in renewable energy sources (RES) and storage capacity of energy storage and flexibly controlled compared to the large centralized power systems. Microgrid is emerging as a potential

  6. Solution of the master equation for Wigner's quasiprobability distribution in phase space for the Brownian motion of a particle in a double well potential

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    Coffey, William T.; Kalmykov, Yuri P.; Titov, Serguey V. [Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Trinity College, Dublin 2 (Ireland); Laboratoire de Mathematiques et Physique des Systemes, Universite de Perpignan, 52, Avenue de Paul Alduy, 66860 Perpignan Cedex (France); Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Trinity College, Dublin 2 (Ireland) and Institute of Radio Engineering and Electronics of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Vvedenskii Square 1, Fryazino 141190 (Russian Federation)

    2007-08-21T23:59:59.000Z

    Quantum effects in the Brownian motion of a particle in the symmetric double well potential V(x)=ax{sup 2}/2+bx{sup 4}/4 are treated using the semiclassical master equation for the time evolution of the Wigner distribution function W(x,p,t) in phase space (x,p). The equilibrium position autocorrelation function, dynamic susceptibility, and escape rate are evaluated via matrix continued fractions in the manner customarily used for the classical Fokker-Planck equation. The escape rate so yielded has a quantum correction depending strongly on the barrier height and is compared with that given analytically by the quantum mechanical reaction rate solution of the Kramers turnover problem. The matrix continued fraction solution substantially agrees with the analytic solution. Moreover, the low-frequency part of the spectrum associated with noise assisted Kramers transitions across the potential barrier may be accurately described by a single Lorentzian with characteristic frequency given by the quantum mechanical reaction rate.

  7. Distribution Workshop | Department of Energy

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    vehicle charging and electrolyzers Energy storage Building and industrial loads and demand response Smart grid sensing, automation, and microgrids Informed efforts in...

  8. DISTRIBUTION OF LANTHANIDE AND ACTINIDE ELEMENTS BETWEEN BIS-(2-ETHYLHEXYL)PHOSPHORIC ACID AND BUFFERED LACTATE SOLUTIONS CONTAINING SELECTED COMPLEXANTS

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    Rudisill, Tracy S.; Diprete, David P.; Thompson, Major C.

    2013-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

    With the renewed interest in the closure of the nuclear fuel cycle, the TALSPEAK process is being considered for the separation of Am and Cm from the lanthanide fission products in a next generation reprocessing plant. However, an efficient separation requires tight control of the pH which likely will be difficult to achieve on a large scale. To address this issue, we measured the distribution of lanthanide and actinide elements between aqueous and organic phases in the presence of complexants which were potentially less sensitive to pH control than the diethylenetriaminepentaacetic (DTPA) used in the process. To perform the extractions, a rapid and accurate method was developed for measuring distribution coefficients based on the preparation of lanthanide tracers in the Savannah River National Laboratory neutron activation analysis facility. The complexants tested included aceto-, benzo-, and salicylhydroxamic acids, N,N,N',N'-tetrakis(2-pyridylmethyl)ethylenediamine (TPEN), and ammonium thiocyanate (NH{sub 4}SCN). The hydroxamic acids were the least effective of the complexants tested. The separation factors for TPEN and NH{sub 4}SCN were higher, especially for the heaviest lanthanides in the series; however, no conditions were identified which resulted in separations factors which consistently approached those measured for the use of DTPA.

  9. Optimal Control of Distributed Energy Resources and Demand Response under Uncertainty

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    Siddiqui, Afzal; Stadler, Michael; Marnay, Chris; Lai, Judy

    2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We take the perspective of a microgrid that has installed distribution energy resources (DER) in the form of distributed generation with combined heat and power applications. Given uncertain electricity and fuel prices, the microgrid minimizes its expected annual energy bill for various capacity sizes. In almost all cases, there is an economic and environmental advantage to using DER in conjunction with demand response (DR): the expected annualized energy bill is reduced by 9percent while CO2 emissions decline by 25percent. Furthermore, the microgrid's risk is diminished as DER may be deployed depending on prevailing market conditions and local demand. In order to test a policy measure that would place a weight on CO2 emissions, we use a multi-criteria objective function that minimizes a weighted average of expected costs and emissions. We find that greater emphasis on CO2 emissions has a beneficial environmental impact only if DR is available and enough reserve generation capacity exists. Finally, greater uncertainty results in higher expected costs and risk exposure, the effects of which may be mitigated by selecting a larger capacity.

  10. Facility Microgrids

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    Office Of Energy Efficiency; Renewable Energy; Z. Ye; R. Walling; N. Miller; P. Du; K. Nelson; Z. Ye; R. Walling; N. Miller; P. Du; K. Nelson

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States government. Neither the United States government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or 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 rights. Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the United States government or any agency thereof. The views and opinions of authors expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of the United States government or any agency thereof. Available electronically at

  11. Distributed energy resources at naval base ventura county building 1512

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    Bailey, Owen C.; Marnay, Chris

    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of a broader microgrid. A microturbine is being installed topool will soon have a microturbine providing electricity and

  12. 54 IEEE power & energy magazine may/june 20081540-7977/08/$25.00©2008 IEEE T THE ENVIRONMENTAL AND ECONOMICAL BENEFITS OF THE MICROGRID, AND

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    unknown authors

    and power quality constraints, and market participation strategies, the required control and operational strategies of a microgrid can be significantly, and even conceptually, dif-ferent than those of the conventional power systems. The main reasons are as follows: ? steady-state and dynamic

  13. IEEE JOURNAL ON SELECTED AREAS IN COMMUNICATIONS, VOL. XX, NO. XX, MONTH 20XX 1 Decentralized Economic Dispatch in Microgrids via

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    Zhuang, Weihua

    Economic Dispatch in Microgrids via Heterogeneous Wireless Networks Hao Liang, Student Member, IEEE, Bong at the minimum cost based on the economic dispatch. In this paper, we propose a decentralized economic dispatch wireless communication devices are used to establish an ad hoc network as a basic information exchange

  14. Modeling of customer adoption of distributed energy resources

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    Marnay, Chris; Chard, Joseph S.; Hamachi, Kristina S.; Lipman, Timothy; Moezzi, Mithra M.; Ouaglal, Boubekeur; Siddiqui, Afzal S.

    2001-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report describes work completed for the California Energy Commission (CEC) on the continued development and application of the Distributed Energy Resources Customer Adoption Model (DER-CAM). This work was performed at Ernest Orlando Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) between July 2000 and June 2001 under the Consortium for Electric Reliability Technology Solutions (CERTS) Distributed Energy Resources Integration (DERI) project. Our research on distributed energy resources (DER) builds on the concept of the microgrid ({mu}Grid), a semiautonomous grouping of electricity-generating sources and end-use sinks that are placed and operated for the benefit of its members. Although a {mu}Grid can operate independent of the macrogrid (the utility power network), the {mu}Grid is usually interconnected, purchasing energy and ancillary services from the macrogrid. Groups of customers can be aggregated into {mu}Grids by pooling their electrical and other loads, and the most cost-effective combination of generation resources for a particular {mu}Grid can be found. In this study, DER-CAM, an economic model of customer DER adoption implemented in the General Algebraic Modeling System (GAMS) optimization software is used, to find the cost-minimizing combination of on-site generation customers (individual businesses and a {mu}Grid) in a specified test year. DER-CAM's objective is to minimize the cost of supplying electricity to a specific customer by optimizing the installation of distributed generation and the self-generation of part or all of its electricity. Currently, the model only considers electrical loads, but combined heat and power (CHP) analysis capability is being developed under the second year of CEC funding. The key accomplishments of this year's work were the acquisition of increasingly accurate data on DER technologies, including the development of methods for forecasting cost reductions for these technologies, and the creation of a credible example California {mu}Grid for use in this study and in future work. The work performed during this year demonstrates the viability of DER-CAM and of our approach to analyzing adoption of DER.

  15. Microgrids: An emerging paradigm for meeting building electricityand heat requirements efficiently and with appropriate energyquality

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    Marnay, Chris; Firestone, Ryan

    2007-04-10T23:59:59.000Z

    The first major paradigm shift in electricity generation,delivery, and control is emerging in the developed world, notably Europe,North America, and Japan. This shift will move electricity supply awayfrom the highly centralised universal service quality model with which weare familiar today towards a more dispersed system with heterogeneousqualities of service. One element of dispersed control is the clusteringof sources and sinks into semi-autonomous mu grids (microgrids).Research, development, demonstration, and deployment (RD3) of mu gridsare advancing rapidly on at least three continents, and significantdemonstrations are currently in progress. This paradigm shift will resultin more electricity generation close to end-uses, often involvingcombined heat and power application for building heating and cooling,increased local integration of renewables, and the possible provision ofheterogeneous qualities of electrical service to match the requirementsof various end-uses. In Europe, mu grid RD3 is entering its third majorround under the 7th European Commission Framework Programme; in the U.S.,one specific mu grid concept is undergoing rigorous laboratory testing,and in Japan, where the most activity exists, four major publiclysponsored and two privately sponsored demonstrations are in progress.This evolution poses new challenges to the way buildings are designed,built, and operated. Traditional building energy supply systems willbecome much more complex in at least three ways: 1. one cannot simplyassume gas arrives at the gas meter, electricity at its meter, and thetwo systems are virtually independent of one another; rather, energyconversion, heat recovery and use, and renewable energy harvesting mayall be taking place simultaneously within the building energy system; 2.the structure of energy flows in the building must accommodate multipleenergy processes in a manner that permits high overall efficiency; and 3.multiple qualities of electricity may be supplied to various buildingfunctions.

  16. Sandia National Laboratories: distributed energy resources

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    Microgrid, Modeling & Analysis, News, News & Events, Partnership, Renewable Energy, SMART Grid, Systems Analysis, Systems Engineering Mayor Says New System Will 'Keep Everyone...

  17. Microgrid Selection and Operation for Commercial Buildings in California and New York States

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    Marnay, Chris; Environmental Energy Technologies Division

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    utility electricity and natural gas purchases, amortized capital, and maintenance costs for distributed generation (

  18. Abstract --With the increasing acceptance, micro-grid, combined with distributed generation (DG), may be operated in

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    Chen, Zhe

    ), may be operated in two modes: grid-connected mode and island mode. In grid connected mode, energy operation point; the coordinate control of voltage and frequency with a feed forward control of the voltage the operation modes. The new droop control method has been validated through simulations by PSCAD software

  19. Design and Quasi-Equilibrium Analysis of a Distributed Frequency-Restoration Controller for Inverter-Based Microgrids

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    Ainsworth, Nathan G [ORNL] [ORNL; Grijalva, Prof. Santiago [Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta] [Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper discusses a proposed frequency restoration controller which operates as an outer loop to frequency droop for voltage-source inverters. By quasi-equilibrium analysis, we show that the proposed controller is able to provide arbitrarily small steady-state frequency error while maintaing power sharing between inverters without need for communication or centralized control. We derive rate of convergence, discuss design considerations (including a fundamental trade-off that must be made in design), present a design procedure to meet a maximum frequency error requirement, and show simulation results verifying our analysis and design method. The proposed controller will allow flexible plug-and-play inverter-based networks to meet a specified maximum frequency error requirement.

  20. GE Energy Coupled Microgirid Project -University of Notre Dame -April 7, 2011 Distributive Reactive Control in Coupled Microgrids

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    Lemmon, Michael

    Controller Power Inverter DG local controller Peer-to-Peer Dispatch integrates into Inverter Controls

  1. Value and Technology Assessment to Enhance the Business Case for the CERTS Microgrid

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    Lasseter, Robert

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Utility Supply, and R DG (t) = Reliability of the Distributed Generation.distributed generation only a small amount of kW load was being placed on the utility.utility electricity and natural gas purchases plus amortized capital and annual maintenance costs for distributed generation (

  2. The Role of Microgrids in Helping to Advance the Nation's Energy...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    and distributed energy resources such as combined heat and power, energy storage, and demand response. In addition, the use of local sources of energy to serve local loads...

  3. Assessment of the Economic Potential of Microgrids for Reactive Power Supply

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    Appen, Jan von

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Reactive Power from Distributed Energy”, The Electricityvoltage. Electricity consumers’ demand for reactive power ison electricity supply security, the costs of local reactive

  4. Performance of Networked Control Systems under Sporadic Feedback

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    Lemmon, Michael

    Regenerative Braking power inverter storage Micro-Grid Renewable Generation PHEV Smart Grid - Distributed

  5. MICROGRIDS – Large Scale Integration of Micro-Generation to Low Voltage Grids

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    Nikos Hatziargyriou

    Key economic potential of the installation of Distributed Generation (DG) at customer premises lies in the opportunity to utilise locally the waste heat from conversion of primary fuel to electricity. Therefore there has been a significant

  6. Microgrids: An emerging paradigm for meeting building electricity and heat requirements efficiently and with appropriate energy quality

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    Marnay, Chris; Firestone, Ryan

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    and Energy Reliability, Distribution System Integrationand Energy Reliability, Distribution System Integration

  7. Design and Verification of Smart and Scalable DC Microgrids for Emerging Regions

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    Sanders, Seth

    , and service reliability is weak for rural customers [3]. However, the falling cost of solar panels solution that is geared at maximizing efficiency and reducing system installation cost is described is not viable because of the high connection costs faced by households and disincentives for grid operators

  8. Water distributions in PS-b-P(S-g-PEO) block grafted copolymer system in aqueous solutions revealed by contrast variation SANS study

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    Chen, Wei-Ren [ORNL; Hong, Kunlun [ORNL; Li, Xin [ORNL; Liu, Emily [Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI); Liu, Yun [National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST); Shew, Chwen-Yang [City University of New York (CUNY); Smith, Gregory Scott [ORNL

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In this report, we present a contrast variation small angle neutron scattering (SANS) study of PS-b-P(S-g-PEO) block graft copolymers in aqueous media at a concentration of 10 mg/ml. Through varying the solvent D2O/H2O ratio, the scattering contributions from the water molecules and the micellar constituent components can be determined. Based on the commonly used core-shell model, a theoretical coherent scattering cross section incorporating the effect of water penetration is developed and used to analyze the SANS I(Q), we have successfully quantified the micellar structure and the number of - water molecules associated with the core and corona. We have found that the overall micellar hydration level increase with the increase in the molecular weight of hydrophilic PEO side chains. This study provides key information in understanding solvent distributions within self-assembled amphiphilic block grafted copolymers.

  9. RAMP: Impact of Rule Based Aggregator Business Model for Residential Microgrid of Prosumers

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    Al Faruque, Mohammad Abdullah

    the load through storage), participation in the electricity market through DR program, and other innovative Including Distributed Energy Resources Mohammad Abdullah Al Faruque Department of Electrical Engineering programs) in the electricity market and therefore will be able to bring economic advantages to all

  10. Plug-and-play voltage and frequency control of islanded microgrids with meshed topology

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    Ferrari-Trecate, Giancarlo

    generation since, differently from common diesel generators, power is produced and delivered to the main grid Generation Units (DGUs). Local controllers regulate voltage and frequency at the Point of Common Coupling Distributed Generation Units (DGUs) designed to operate safely and reliably in absence of a connection

  11. Anatomy of bubbling solutions

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    Kostas Skenderis; Marika Taylor

    2008-05-23T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a comprehensive analysis of holography for the bubbling solutions of Lin-Lunin-Maldacena. These solutions are uniquely determined by a coloring of a 2-plane, which was argued to correspond to the phase space of free fermions. We show that in general this phase space distribution does not determine fully the 1/2 BPS state of N=4 SYM that the gravitational solution is dual to, but it does determine it enough so that vevs of all single trace 1/2 BPS operators in that state are uniquely determined to leading order in the large N limit. These are precisely the vevs encoded in the asymptotics of the LLM solutions. We extract these vevs for operators up to dimension 4 using holographic renormalization and KK holography and show exact agreement with the field theory expressions.

  12. The Energy for 2+1 Dimensional Black Hole Solutions

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    I-Ching Yang; Irina Radinschi

    2006-11-05T23:59:59.000Z

    The energy distributions of four 2+1 dimensional black hole solutions were obtained by using the Einstein and M{\\o}ller energy-momentum complexes. while $r \\to \\infty$, the energy distributions of these four solutions become divergence.

  13. Optimal Technology Selection and Operation of Microgrids inCommercial Buildings

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    Marnay, Chris; Venkataramanan, Giri; Stadler, Michael; Siddiqui,Afzal; Firestone, Ryan; Chandran, Bala

    2007-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The deployment of small (<1-2 MW) clusters of generators,heat and electrical storage, efficiency investments, and combined heatand power (CHP) applications (particularly involving heat activatedcooling) in commercial buildings promises significant benefits but posesmany technical and financial challenges, both in system choice and itsoperation; if successful, such systems may be precursors to widespreadmicrogrid deployment. The presented optimization approach to choosingsuch systems and their operating schedules uses Berkeley Lab'sDistributed Energy Resources Customer Adoption Model [DER-CAM], extendedto incorporate electrical storage options. DER-CAM chooses annual energybill minimizing systems in a fully technology-neutral manner. Anillustrative example for a San Francisco hotel is reported. The chosensystem includes two engines and an absorption chiller, providing anestimated 11 percent cost savings and 10 percent carbon emissionreductions, under idealized circumstances.

  14. Distributed Energy Resources at Naval Base Ventura County Building 1512: A Sensitivity Analysis

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    Bailey, Owen C.; Marnay, Chris

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    at DOE/CETC Workshop on Microturbine Applications. Januaryof a broader microgrid. A microturbine is being installed toat DOE/CETC Workshop on Microturbine Applications. January

  15. Assessment of Distributed Generation Potential in JapaneseBuildings

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

    2005-05-25T23:59:59.000Z

    To meet growing energy demands, energy efficiency, renewable energy, and on-site generation coupled with effective utilization of exhaust heat will all be required. Additional benefit can be achieved by integrating these distributed technologies into distributed energy resource (DER) systems (or microgrids). This research investigates a method of choosing economically optimal DER, expanding on prior studies at the Berkeley Lab using the DER design optimization program, the Distributed Energy Resources Customer Adoption Model (DER-CAM). DER-CAM finds the optimal combination of installed equipment from available DER technologies, given prevailing utility tariffs, site electrical and thermal loads, and a menu of available equipment. It provides a global optimization, albeit idealized, that shows how the site energy loads can be served at minimum cost by selection and operation of on-site generation, heat recovery, and cooling. Five prototype Japanese commercial buildings are examined and DER-CAM applied to select the economically optimal DER system for each. The five building types are office, hospital, hotel, retail, and sports facility. Based on the optimization results, energy and emission reductions are evaluated. Furthermore, a Japan-U.S. comparison study of policy, technology, and utility tariffs relevant to DER installation is presented. Significant decreases in fuel consumption, carbon emissions, and energy costs were seen in the DER-CAM results. Savings were most noticeable in the sports facility (a very favourable CHP site), followed by the hospital, hotel, and office building.

  16. Sandia National Laboratories: Microgrid

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    to solve many of the nation's most complex challenges in satisfying its electric energy needs. Initial focus has been on enabling resilient and reliable performance when...

  17. Shape of the microgrid

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    Marnay, Chris; Rubio, F. Javier; Siddiqui, Afzal S.

    2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    is established for a microturbine at the grocery store onResults for the Office Microturbine C:\\WINNT\\Profiles\\jose\\

  18. Building Scale DC Microgrids

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    Marnay, Chris

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Folsom CA, Integration of Renewable Resources: OperationalOffice of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Buildingwas only the world’s renewable generation almost triples,

  19. Building Scale DC Microgrids

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    Marnay, Chris

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Folsom CA, Integration of Renewable Resources: OperationalOffice of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, BuildingOffice of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Building

  20. Building Scale DC Microgrids

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    Marnay, Chris

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    resources, a 10 kW vertical axis wind turbine, and Fig. 4AC-grid Fig. 3. Vertical axis wind turbine in the AIT DC µ

  1. Building Scale DC Microgrids

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    Marnay, Chris

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    resources, a 10 kW vertical axis wind turbine, and Fig. 4the µgrid Fig. 3. Vertical axis wind turbine in the AIT DC µ

  2. Arnold Schwarzenegger CERTS MICROGRID

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    ) .............................................................................. 5 8. TECOGEN Engine Control equipment. b. Nuisance trips can be expected at ~10 times the continuous current rating due to the magnetic

  3. Arnold Schwarzenegger CERTS MICROGRID

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    Program Area Lead Energy Systems Integration Mike Gravely Office Manager Energy Systems Research Martha Commission nor has the California Energy Commission passed upon the accuracy or adequacy of the information, U.S. Department of Energy Richard DeBlasio and Benjamin Kroposki, National Renewable Energy

  4. Arnold Schwarzenegger CERTS MICROGRID

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    -up. The unit generates power in a stand-alone mode (no grid-tie) and is connected to a load bank. The output of the transformer is wired to the load bank in a 4-wire configuration with a 25-yard loop. The inverter is also equipped with a Surge Module wired directly to the DC Bus. The Surge Module is a battery powered energy

  5. Sandia National Laboratories: microgrid

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    SPIDERS On April 26, 2011, in singlepic id591 w320 h240 floatright SPIDERS (Smart Power Infrastructure Demonstration for Energy Reliability and Security) is based on a Joint...

  6. 2012 Microgrid Workshop Report

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645 3,625 1,006 492 742Energy China 2015ofDepartment ofCBFO-13-3322(EE) | Department1TheDepartmentFY12 DOEDepartment2

  7. Sandia Energy - Microgrid

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level:Energy: Grid Integration Redefining What's PossibleRadiationImplementing Nonlinear757Kelley Ruehl Home KelleyMary CrawfordMesa del

  8. Sandia Energy » Microgrid

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level:Energy: Grid Integration Redefining What's PossibleRadiationImplementingnpitche Home About npitche This authorEnergyTeachesSandia'sMesa

  9. Recycling of wasted energy : thermal to electrical energy conversion

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    Lim, Hyuck

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Microgrid: A Conceptual Solution”, 35th Annul IEEE Power Elecrronics Specialisrs Conference (2004) [60] R.J. Krane, Energy Storage

  10. Robotic Efficiency Solutions for Ductwork

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    Forrest, F.

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    New Technologies That Work Robotic Efficiency Solutions for ductwork Frank Forrest Electrical Energy Consumption in Office Buildings Building Energy Upgrades ? Lighting upgrade ? Supplemental load reduction ? Air distribution system... based or ? Solvent based and ? Brushed or ? Sprayed ? Rolled Sealant Sprayable ? Lower viscosity than other methods ? Substantially better elasticity ? Sprays at a continuous pressure Robotic Spray Application Process ? Duct interior...

  11. Understanding Fault Characteristics of Inverter-Based Distributed Energy Resources

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    Keller, J.; Kroposki, B.

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report discusses issues and provides solutions for dealing with fault current contributions from inverter-based distributed energy resources.

  12. Developing and Implementing the Foundation for a Renewable Energy-Based "Distribution Generation Micro-grid": A California Energy Commission Public Interest Energy Research Co-Funded Program

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    Lilly, P.; Sebold, F. D.; Carpenter, M.; Kitto, W.

    in response to a variety of factors, including: media attention to occasional lack of power supply, highly fluctuating West Coast electric wholesale prices, unprecedented public- and investor-owned utility retail rate increases, occasional rolling blackouts...

  13. Voltage Stabilization in Microgrids via Quadratic Droop Control John W. Simpson-Porco, Florian Dorfler, and Francesco Bullo

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    Bullo, Francesco

    -voltage electrical networks equipped with DC/AC inverters ("micro- grids"). It is generally believed that high¨orfler, and Francesco Bullo Abstract-- Motivated by the growing interest in energy tech- nology and smart grid distribution networks, heterogeneously composed of distributed generation, storage, load, and managed

  14. Distributed control of coded networks

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    Zhao, Fang, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The introduction of network coding has the potential to revolutionize the way people operate networks. For the benefits of network coding to be realized, distributed solutions are needed for various network problems. In ...

  15. GE Lighting Solutions: Proposed Penalty (2013-SE-4901)

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    DOE alleged in a Notice of Proposed Civil Penalty that General Electric Lighting Solutions manufactured and distributed noncompliant traffic signal modules in the U.S.

  16. GE Lighting Solutions: Order (2013-SE-4901)

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    DOE ordered General Electric Lighting Solutions, LLC to pay a $5,360 civil penalty after finding GE Lighting Solutions had manufactured and distributed in commerce in the U.S. 30 units of basic model DR4-RTFB-23B and 177 units (of which 85 units remain in inventory) of basic model DR4-RTFB-77A-002, noncompliant traffic signal modules.

  17. The Added Economic and Environmental Value of Solar Thermal Systems in Microgrids with Combined Heat and Power

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    Marnay, Chris

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Sicily, Italy REFERENCES EPRI-DOE Handbook of Energy StorageDistribution Applications, EPRI, Palo Alto, CA, and the U.S.Sources: Firestone 2004, EPRI-DOE Handbook 2003, Mechanical

  18. Modeling of Customer Adoption of Distributed Energy Resources

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    Modeling of Customer Adoption of Distributed Energy Resources CALIFORNIA ENERGY COMMISSION Reliability Technology Solutions Modeling of Customer Adoption of Distributed Energy Resources Prepared the consequences. #12;#12;Modeling of Customer Adoption of Distributed Energy Resources iii Table of Contents

  19. DISTRIBUTED SHORTESTPATH PROTOCOLS TIMEDEPENDENT NETWORKS

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    Orda, Ariel

    DISTRIBUTED SHORTEST­PATH PROTOCOLS for TIME­DEPENDENT NETWORKS Ariel Orda Raphael Rom+ Department and the dynamic behavior of networks, since a distributed solution enables constant tracking of changes 32000 October 1992 Revised May 1994, October 1995 ABSTRACT This paper addresses algorithms for networks

  20. Uniform Distribution

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    randomly and equally likely a point in that interval), the uniform distribution ... Roughly speaking, this means that from any distribution we can create the uniform.

  1. Intentional Islanded Operation of Converter Fed Microgrids Charles K. Sao, Student Member, IEEE, and Peter W. Lehn, Member, IEEE

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    Lehn, Peter W.

    . INTRODUCTION Many new distributed power sources, such as wind turbine generators and fuel cells, do is determined by the reactive power balance. Such steady state relations have been identified in the literature, and Peter W. Lehn, Member, IEEE Abstract-- This paper develops a dynamic model of a converter fed is- landed

  2. Optimal Control of Distributed Energy Resources using Model Predictive Control

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    Mayhorn, Ebony T.; Kalsi, Karanjit; Elizondo, Marcelo A.; Zhang, Wei; Lu, Shuai; Samaan, Nader A.; Butler-Purry, Karen

    2012-07-22T23:59:59.000Z

    In an isolated power system (rural microgrid), Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) such as renewable energy resources (wind, solar), energy storage and demand response can be used to complement fossil fueled generators. The uncertainty and variability due to high penetration of wind makes reliable system operations and controls challenging. In this paper, an optimal control strategy is proposed to coordinate energy storage and diesel generators to maximize wind penetration while maintaining system economics and normal operation. The problem is formulated as a multi-objective optimization problem with the goals of minimizing fuel costs and changes in power output of diesel generators, minimizing costs associated with low battery life of energy storage and maintaining system frequency at the nominal operating value. Two control modes are considered for controlling the energy storage to compensate either net load variability or wind variability. Model predictive control (MPC) is used to solve the aforementioned problem and the performance is compared to an open-loop look-ahead dispatch problem. Simulation studies using high and low wind profiles, as well as, different MPC prediction horizons demonstrate the efficacy of the closed-loop MPC in compensating for uncertainties in wind and demand.

  3. Effects of soluble organic complexants and their degradation products on the removal of selected radionuclides from high-level waste. Part II: Distributions of Sr, Cs, Tc, and Am onto 32 absorbers from four variations of Hanford tank 101-SY simulant solution

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    Marsh, S.F. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States); Svitra, Z.V.; Bowen, S.M. [Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States)

    1995-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Many of the radioactive waste storage tanks at U.S. Department of Energy facilities contain organic compounds that have been degraded by radiolysis and chemical reactions during decades of storage. In this second part of our three-part investigation of the effects of soluble organic complexants and their degradation products, we measured the sorption of strontium, cesium, technetium, and americium onto 32 absorbers that offer high sorption of these elements in the absence of organic complexants. The four solutions tested were (1) a simulant for a 3:1 dilution of Hanford Tank 101-SY contents that initially contained ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA), (2) this simulant after gamma-irradiation to 34 Mrads, (3) the unirradiated simulant after treatment with a hydrothermal organic-destruction process, and (4) the irradiated simulant after hydrothermal processing. For each of 512 element/absorber/solution combinations, we measured distribution coefficients (Kds) twice for each period for dynamic contact periods of 30 min, 2 h, and 6 h to obtain information about sorption kinetics. On the basis of our 3,072 measured Kd values, the sorption of strontium and americium is significantly decreased by the organic components of the simulant solutions, whereas the sorption of cesium and technetium appears unaffected by the organic components of the simulant solutions.

  4. Visualizing highdimensional posterior distributions in Bayesian modeling

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    Kaski, Samuel

    Visualizing high­dimensional posterior distributions in Bayesian modeling Jarkko Venna and Samuel on the posterior distribution of the model parameters. The closed­form solution is seldom known and samples distributions; the current method is based on Self­Organizing Maps and Fisher metrics. Sample applications have

  5. Distributed energy resources in practice: A case study analysis and validation of LBNL's customer adoption model

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    Bailey, Owen; Creighton, Charles; Firestone, Ryan; Marnay, Chris; Stadler, Michael

    2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Lawrence Berkeley National Lab:LBNL-50023. March. Edwards,Lawrence Berkeley National Lab: LBNL-50132. January. Marnay,Adoption by a Microgrid, LBNL-51771. Presented at the Second

  6. Exact Solutions of Einstein's Field Equations

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    P. S. Negi

    2004-01-08T23:59:59.000Z

    We examine various well known exact solutions available in the literature to investigate the recent criterion obtained in ref. [20] which should be fulfilled by any static and spherically symmetric solution in the state of hydrostatic equilibrium. It is seen that this criterion is fulfilled only by (i) the regular solutions having a vanishing surface density together with the pressure, and (ii) the singular solutions corresponding to a non-vanishing density at the surface of the configuration . On the other hand, the regular solutions corresponding to a non-vanishing surface density do not fulfill this criterion. Based upon this investigation, we point out that the exterior Schwarzschild solution itself provides necessary conditions for the types of the density distributions to be considered inside the mass, in order to obtain exact solutions or equations of state compatible with the structure of general relativity. The regular solutions with finite centre and non-zero surface densities which do not fulfill the criterion [20], in fact, can not meet the requirement of the `actual mass' set up by exterior Schwarzschild solution. The only regular solution which could be possible in this regard is represented by uniform (homogeneous) density distribution. The criterion [20] provides a necessary and sufficient condition for any static and spherical configuration (including core-envelope models) to be compatible with the structure of general relativity. Thus, it may find application to construct the appropriate core-envelope models of stellar objects like neutron stars and may be used to test various equations of state for dense nuclear matter and the models of relativistic stellar structures like star clusters.

  7. ITP Industrial Distributed Energy: Distributed Energy Program...

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

    ITP Industrial Distributed Energy: Distributed Energy Program Project Profile: Verizon Central Office Building ITP Industrial Distributed Energy: Distributed Energy Program Project...

  8. The potential for distributed generation in Japanese prototype buildings: A DER-CAM analysis of policy, tariff design, building energy use, and technology development (English Version)

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

    2004-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The August 2003 blackout of the northeastern U.S. and CANADA caused great economic losses and inconvenience to New York City and other affected areas. The blackout was a warning to the rest of the world that the ability of conventional power systems to meet growing electricity demand is questionable. Failure of large power systems can lead to serious emergencies. Introduction of on-site generation, renewable energy such as solar and wind power and the effective utilization of exhaust heat is needed, to meet the growing energy demands of the residential and commercial sectors. Additional benefit can be achieved by integrating these distributed technologies into distributed energy resource (DER) systems. This work demonstrates a method for choosing and designing economically optimal DER systems. An additional purpose of this research is to establish a database of energy tariffs, DER technology cost and performance characteristics, and building energy consumption for Japan. This research builds on prior DER studies at the Ernest Orlando Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) and with their associates in the Consortium for Electric Reliability Technology Solutions (CERTS) and operation, including the development of the microgrid concept, and the DER selection optimization program, the Distributed Energy Resources Customer Adoption Model (DER-CAM). DER-CAM is a tool designed to find the optimal combination of installed equipment and an idealized operating schedule to minimize a site's energy bills, given performance and cost data on available DER technologies, utility tariffs, and site electrical and thermal loads over a test period, usually an historic year. Since hourly electric and thermal energy data are rarely available, they are typically developed by building simulation for each of six end use loads used to model the building: electric-only loads, space heating, space cooling, refrigeration, water heating, and natural-gas-only loads. DER-CAM provides a global optimization, albeit idealized, that shows how the necessary useful energy loads can be provided for at minimum cost by selection and operation of on-site generation, heat recovery, cooling, and efficiency improvements. This study examines five prototype commercial buildings and uses DER-CAM to select the economically optimal DER system for each. The five building types are office, hospital, hotel, retail, and sports facility. Each building type was considered for both 5,000 and 10,000 square meter floor sizes. The energy consumption of these building types is based on building energy simulation and published literature. Based on the optimization results, energy conservation and the emissions reduction were also evaluated. Furthermore, a comparison study between Japan and the U.S. has been conducted covering the policy, technology and the utility tariffs effects on DER systems installations. This study begins with an examination of existing DER research. Building energy loads were then generated through simulation (DOE-2) and scaled to match available load data in the literature. Energy tariffs in Japan and the U.S. were then compared: electricity prices did not differ significantly, while commercial gas prices in Japan are much higher than in the U.S. For smaller DER systems, the installation costs in Japan are more than twice those in the U.S., but this difference becomes smaller with larger systems. In Japan, DER systems are eligible for a 1/3 rebate of installation costs, while subsidies in the U.S. vary significantly by region and application. For 10,000 m{sup 2} buildings, significant decreases in fuel consumption, carbon emissions, and energy costs were seen in the economically optimal results. This was most noticeable in the sports facility, followed the hospital and hotel. This research demonstrates that office buildings can benefit from CHP, in contrast to popular opinion. For hospitals and sports facilities, the use of waste heat is particularly effective for water and space heating. For the other building types, waste heat is most effectively use

  9. Distributed DBMS Introduction

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    Chen, Yangjun

    Distributed DBMS Outline Introduction What is a distributed DBMS Problems Current state-of-affairs Background Distributed DBMS Architecture Distributed Database Design Semantic Data Control Distributed Query Processing Distributed Transaction Management Parallel Database Systems Distributed Object DBMS

  10. Normal Distribution

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    User

    NORMAL DlSTRlBUTION TABLE. Entries represent the area under the standardized normal distribution from -w to z, Pr(Z

  11. Effect of Heat and Electricity Storage and Reliability on Microgrid Viability: A Study of Commercial Buildings in California and New York States

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    Stadler, Michael

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    utility electricity and natural gas purchases, amortized capital and annual maintenance costs for distributed generation (utility electricity and natural gas purchases plus amortized capital and annual maintenance costs for distributed generation (

  12. Solution deposition assembly

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Roussillon, Yann; Scholz, Jeremy H; Shelton, Addison; Green, Geoff T; Utthachoo, Piyaphant

    2014-01-21T23:59:59.000Z

    Methods and devices are provided for improved deposition systems. In one embodiment of the present invention, a deposition system is provided for use with a solution and a substrate. The system comprises of a solution deposition apparatus; at least one heating chamber, at least one assembly for holding a solution over the substrate; and a substrate curling apparatus for curling at least one edge of the substrate to define a zone capable of containing a volume of the solution over the substrate. In another embodiment of the present invention, a deposition system for use with a substrate, the system comprising a solution deposition apparatus; at heating chamber; and at least assembly for holding solution over the substrate to allow for a depth of at least about 0.5 microns to 10 mm.

  13. Solution to Quiz 5

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    jeffb_000

    2013-12-02T23:59:59.000Z

    Nov 19, 2013 ... Calculate the total transaction costs incurred by Patrick and Eric combined. Solution: Ask Price = 30. Bid Ask Spread = 0.50 = Ask Price - Bid ...

  14. Mixed oxide solid solutions

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    Magno, Scott (Dublin, CA); Wang, Ruiping (Fremont, CA); Derouane, Eric (Liverpool, GB)

    2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The present invention is a mixed oxide solid solution containing a tetravalent and a pentavalent cation that can be used as a support for a metal combustion catalyst. The invention is furthermore a combustion catalyst containing the mixed oxide solid solution and a method of making the mixed oxide solid solution. The tetravalent cation is zirconium(+4), hafnium(+4) or thorium(+4). In one embodiment, the pentavalent cation is tantalum(+5), niobium(+5) or bismuth(+5). Mixed oxide solid solutions of the present invention exhibit enhanced thermal stability, maintaining relatively high surface areas at high temperatures in the presence of water vapor.

  15. NETL F 451.1/1-1, Categorical Exclusion Designation Form

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

    augment an existing distribution grid simulator and substation, distribution & data automation platforms to produce the required operational functions of a microgrid control...

  16. Bitcoin a Peer-to-Peer payment solution [Security Considerations

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    Dumas, Jean-Guillaume

    Bitcoin a Peer-to-Peer payment solution [Security Considerations] Jean-Guillaume Dumas University of distribution in the network 2. A PEER-TO-PEER PAYMENT SYSTEM: BITCOIN 2.1 Traditional Banking Electronic solutions like BitCoin (based on a peer- to-peer1 network). Here is a summary of the specifications of five

  17. Dispersant solutions for dispersing hydrocarbons

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    Tyndall, Richard L. (Clinton, TN)

    1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A dispersant solution includes a hydrocarbon dispersing solution derived from a bacterium from ATCC 75527, ATCC 75529, or ATCC 55638.

  18. Dispersant solutions for dispersing hydrocarbons

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Tyndall, R.L.

    1997-03-11T23:59:59.000Z

    A dispersant solution includes a hydrocarbon dispersing solution derived from a bacterium from ATCC 75527, ATCC 75529, or ATCC 55638.

  19. Energy manager design for microgrids

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    Firestone, Ryan; Marnay, Chris

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Predictive Algorithms for Microturbine Performance for BCHPnatural gas engine, and a microturbine is xv Energy Managera reciprocating engine, a microturbine, photovoltaics, or a

  20. Microgrid Activities | Department of Energy

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    strength derives from the flexibility to optimize over a wide range of parameters, from net-zero energy requirements to financial incentives and subsidies for specific...

  1. CERTS Microgrid Laboratory Test Bed

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    Lasseter, R. H.

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    at Northern Power Systems on electrical engineering andhe joined Northern Power Systems as an electrical engineer,power quality requirements. The electrical protection system

  2. CERTS Microgrid Laboratory Test Bed

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    Lasseter, R. H.

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    could experience voltage and/or reactive power oscillations.could experience voltage and/or reactive power oscillations.

  3. BORREGO SPRINGS MICROGRID DEMONSTRATION PROJECT

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    None, None

    2013-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

    SDG&E has been developing and implementing the foundation for its Smart Grid platform for three decades – beginning with its innovations in automation and control technologies in the 1980s and 1990s, through its most recent Smart Meter deployment and re-engineering of operational processes enabled by new software applications in its OpEx 20/20 (Operational Excellence with a 20/20 Vision) program. SDG&E’s Smart Grid deployment efforts have been consistently acknowledged by industry observers. SDG&E’s commitment and progress has been recognized by IDC Energy Insights and Intelligent Utility Magazine as the nation’s “Most Intelligent Utility” for three consecutive years, winning this award each year since its inception. SDG&E also received the “Top Ten Utility” award for excellence in Smart Grid development from GreenTech Media.

  4. CERTS Microgrid Laboratory Test Bed

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    Lasseter, R. H.

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    utility, allowing for demand-side management arrangements.resource planning, demand-side management, and building

  5. Microgrid Activities | Department of Energy

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

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels DataDepartment of Energy Your Density Isn't YourTransport(FactDepartment3311, 3312), OctoberMayEnergyInstituteMicro3EnergyServices

  6. NREL: Technology Deployment - Microgrid Design

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

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level:Energy: Grid Integration Redefining What's Possible for Renewable Energy: Grid Integration NRELCostBuilding

  7. Microgrid Activities | Department of Energy

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

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645U.S. DOEThe Bonneville PowerCherries 82981-1cnHighand Retrievals fromprocess usedGE Researchers Study Microgravity

  8. DISTRIBUTED DATABASES INTRODUCTION

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    Liu, Chengfei

    D DISTRIBUTED DATABASES INTRODUCTION The development of network and data communication tech- nology distributed database management. Naturally, the decen- tralized approach reflects the distributed aspects in the definition of a distributed database exist. First, a distributed database is distributed

  9. Solvent wash solution

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Neace, J.C.

    1984-03-13T23:59:59.000Z

    A process is claimed for removing diluent degradation products from a solvent extraction solution, which has been used to recover uranium and plutonium from spent nuclear fuel. A wash solution and the solvent extraction solution are combined. The wash solution contains (a) water and (b) up to about, and including, 50 vol % of at least one-polar water-miscible organic solvent based on the total volume of the water and the highly-polar organic solvent. The wash solution also preferably contains at least one inorganic salt. The diluent degradation products dissolve in the highly-polar organic solvent and the organic solvent extraction solvent do not dissolve in the highly-polar organic solvent. The highly-polar organic solvent and the extraction solvent are separated.

  10. Solvent wash solution

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Neace, James C. (Blackville, SC)

    1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Process for removing diluent degradation products from a solvent extraction solution, which has been used to recover uranium and plutonium from spent nuclear fuel. A wash solution and the solvent extraction solution are combined. The wash solution contains (a) water and (b) up to about, and including, 50 volume percent of at least one-polar water-miscible organic solvent based on the total volume of the water and the highly-polar organic solvent. The wash solution also preferably contains at least one inorganic salt. The diluent degradation products dissolve in the highly-polar organic solvent and the organic solvent extraction solvent do not dissolve in the highly-polar organic solvent. The highly-polar organic solvent and the extraction solvent are separated.

  11. Distributed Energy Resources: Issues and Challenges Badrul H. Chowdhury

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    Tseng, Chung-Li

    ; · Storage aspects of DER; · Microgrids; · Economic and operational aspects of DER; · Impact on power quality capacity, than centralized power units. DERs are power genera- tion or storage units that are connected of energy storage. If barriers can be removed, DERs can be valuable resources to the power generation

  12. Distributed Energy Resources On-Site Optimization for Commercial Buildings with Electric and Thermal Storage Technologies

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    Lacommare, Kristina S H; Stadler, Michael; Aki, Hirohisa; Firestone, Ryan; Lai, Judy; Marnay, Chris; Siddiqui, Afzal

    2008-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The addition of storage technologies such as flow batteries, conventional batteries, and heat storage can improve the economic as well as environmental attractiveness of on-site generation (e.g., PV, fuel cells, reciprocating engines or microturbines operating with or without CHP) and contribute to enhanced demand response. In order to examine the impact of storage technologies on demand response and carbon emissions, a microgrid's distributed energy resources (DER) adoption problem is formulated as a mixed-integer linear program that has the minimization of annual energy costs as its objective function. By implementing this approach in the General Algebraic Modeling System (GAMS), the problem is solved for a given test year at representative customer sites, such as schools and nursing homes, to obtain not only the level of technology investment, but also the optimal hourly operating schedules. This paper focuses on analysis of storage technologies in DER optimization on a building level, with example applications for commercial buildings. Preliminary analysis indicates that storage technologies respond effectively to time-varying electricity prices, i.e., by charging batteries during periods of low electricity prices and discharging them during peak hours. The results also indicate that storage technologies significantly alter the residual load profile, which can contribute to lower carbon emissions depending on the test site, its load profile, and its adopted DER technologies.

  13. This document is a preprint version of the final paper: M. Soshinskaya, W. H. J. Graus, J. M. Guerrero, and J. C. Vasquez, "Microgrids: experiences, barriers and success factors," Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 2014 Elsevier.

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Vasquez, Juan Carlos

    ; Renewable Energy; Islanding; Distributed Generation; Energy Storage; Barriers Acronyms greenhouse gas (GHG); distributed generation (DG); distributed energy resources (DER); distributed storage (DS); Distribution System production. This has led to increased implementation of distributed generation (DG) technologies, which

  14. Solution synthesis of germanium nanocrystals

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Gerung, Henry (Albuquerque, NM); Boyle, Timothy J. (Kensington, MD); Bunge, Scott D. (Cuyahoga Falls, OH)

    2009-09-22T23:59:59.000Z

    A method for providing a route for the synthesis of a Ge(0) nanometer-sized material from. A Ge(II) precursor is dissolved in a ligand heated to a temperature, generally between approximately 100.degree. C. and 400.degree. C., sufficient to thermally reduce the Ge(II) to Ge(0), where the ligand is a compound that can bond to the surface of the germanium nanomaterials to subsequently prevent agglomeration of the nanomaterials. The ligand encapsulates the surface of the Ge(0) material to prevent agglomeration. The resulting solution is cooled for handling, with the cooling characteristics useful in controlling the size and size distribution of the Ge(0) materials. The characteristics of the Ge(II) precursor determine whether the Ge(0) materials that result will be nanocrystals or nanowires.

  15. Solutions to Test 1

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    jeffb_000

    2014-03-04T23:59:59.000Z

    STAT 479. Spring 2014. Test 1. February 18, 2014. 1. You are given the following empirical distribution of losses: 300 500 700 800 1000 1400. An insurance ...

  16. Framework for Advance Sustainable Building Design. Smart Micro-Grid Enabled Buildings and Utility-Side of the Meter Energy Markets

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    Goldberg, Bennett

    and Requirements System Information · Temperature, wind, sun, pollution ·Built Environment Impact on Infrastructure/Transmission and Retail/Distribution Cost and Congestion Modeling," First IEEE Conf. on Smart Grid Communic., Gaithersburg-Time Power Markets for Energy and Reserves Incorporating Local Distribution Network Costs and Congestion," 48

  17. Key distributionKey distribution Key distribution, symmetric encryption

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    Fisher, Michael

    COMP 522 Key distributionKey distribution COMP 522 Key distribution, symmetric encryption From in a secure way and must keep the key secure" · Important issue: how to distribute secret keys? COMP 522 Key distribution, manual delivery For two parties A and B: · A key could be created by A and delivered physically

  18. Quiz 5 Solutions

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    Apr 25, 2015 ... Math 373. Spring 2015. Quiz 5. April 16, 2015. 1. In a short sale of a stock, there is credit risk. Define credit risk. Solution: Credit risk is the risk ...

  19. Strategic Biomass Solutions (Mississippi)

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Strategic Biomass Solutions (SBS) was formed by the Mississippi Technology Alliance in June 2009. The purpose of the SBS is to provide assistance to existing and potential companies, investors...

  20. Solution to Quiz 1

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    jeffb_000

    2014-01-14T23:59:59.000Z

    Sep 5, 2013 ... over the next four years: Cash Flow at End of Year Amount of Cash Flow. 1. 1 Million. 2 ... project is 8%. Calculate X . Solution: By definition, the ...

  1. Solutions of Penrose's Equation

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    E. N. Glass; Jonathan Kress

    1998-09-27T23:59:59.000Z

    The computational use of Killing potentials which satisfy Penrose's equation is discussed. Penrose's equation is presented as a conformal Killing-Yano equation and the class of possible solutions is analyzed. It is shown that solutions exist in spacetimes of Petrov type O, D or N. In the particular case of the Kerr background, it is shown that there can be no Killing potential for the axial Killing vector.

  2. Introduction to Dynamic Distributed

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    Roma "La Sapienza", Università di

    Introduction to Dynamic Distributed SystemsSystems #12;Outline Introduction Churn Building Applications in Dynamic Distributed Systems RegistersRegisters Eventual Leader election Connectivity in Dynamic Distributed Systems #12;Dynamic Distributed Systems: Context & Motivations Advent of Complex Distributed

  3. Distributed Generation

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645U.S. DOEThe Bonneville Power AdministrationField Campaign:INEA : Papers SubfoldersU.S. RefiningDistributed EnergyUntapped

  4. Effect of Heat and Electricity Storage and Reliability on Microgrid Viability: A Study of Commercial Buildings in California and New York States

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    Stadler, Michael

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    see also Schoenung et al. 2003 and EPRI-DOE Storage Handbookcomparisons_capitalcost.htm). EPRI-DOE Handbook of EnergyDistribution Applications, EPRI, Palo Alto, CA, and the U.S.

  5. INTERACTION BETWEEN PRESSURE SOLUTION AND CLAYS IN STYLOLITE DEVELOPMENT: INSIGHTS FROM MODELING

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    Einat, Aharonov

    INTERACTION BETWEEN PRESSURE SOLUTION AND CLAYS IN STYLOLITE DEVELOPMENT: INSIGHTS FROM MODELING are strongly correlated both with the surrounding stress and with the distribution of clays within the host-solution with and without the presence of clays, where clays play a role of enhancing pressure solution. We use our model

  6. Mesoscale modeling of colloidal suspensions with adsorbing solutes

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    Rei Tatsumi; Osamu Koike; Yukio Yamaguchi

    2015-01-14T23:59:59.000Z

    We construct a mesoscale model of colloidal suspensions that contain solutes reversibly adsorbing onto the colloidal particle surfaces. The present model describes the coupled dynamics of the colloidal particles, the host fluid, and the solutes through the Newton-Euler equations of motion, the hydrodynamic equations, and the advection-diffusion equation, respectively. The solute adsorption is modeled through a square-well potential, which represents a short-range attractive interaction between a particle and a solute molecule. The present model is formulated to be solved through direct numerical simulations. Some numerical results are presented to validate the simulations. The present model enables investigations of solute adsorption effects in the presence of a fluid flow and an inhomogeneous solute concentration distribution.

  7. Fissile solution measurement apparatus

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Crane, T.W.; Collinsworth, P.R.

    1984-06-11T23:59:59.000Z

    An apparatus for determining the content of a fissile material within a solution by detecting delayed fission neutrons emitted by the fissile material after it is temporarily irradiated by a neutron source. The apparatus comprises a container holding the solution and having a portion defining a neutron source cavity centrally disposed within the container. The neutron source cavity temporarily receives the neutron source. The container has portions defining a plurality of neutron detector ports that form an annular pattern and surround the neutron source cavity. A plurality of neutron detectors count delayed fission neutrons emitted by the fissile material. Each neutron detector is located in a separate one of the neutron detector ports.

  8. Offshore Renewable Energy Solutions

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    and sustainable energy supply. The UK is uniquely placed to harness its natural resources ­ wind, wave and tidal power ­ to meet its target of achieving 15% of energy consumption from renewable sources by 2020. CefasOffshore Renewable Energy Solutions #12;Cefas: meeting complex requirements The Centre

  9. 1.2 Solutions

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    In other words, the graph of the ... coef?cient p0 — (k/r) of the exponential term in Eq. (19). 1f p0 > Mr ..... be other solutions, then perhaps we should continue to search for them. .... Then the tensile force in the rod does not enter the equation.

  10. Better Buildings Residential Program Solution Center Demonstration...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Better Buildings Residential Program Solution Center Demonstration Better Buildings Residential Program Solution Center Demonstration Better Buildings Residential Program Solution...

  11. Emergence of skew distributions in controlled growth processes

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    Segun Goh; H. W. Kwon; M. Y. Choi; Jean-Yves Fortin

    2011-04-03T23:59:59.000Z

    Starting from a master equation, we derive the evolution equation for the size distribution of elements in an evolving system, where each element can grow, divide into two, and produce new elements. We then probe general solutions of the evolution quation, to obtain such skew distributions as power-law, log-normal, and Weibull distributions, depending on the growth or division and production. Specifically, repeated production of elements of uniform size leads to power-law distributions, whereas production of elements with the size distributed according to the current distribution as well as no production of new elements results in log-normal distributions. Finally, division into two, or binary fission, bears Weibull distributions. Numerical simulations are also carried out, confirming the validity of the obtained solutions.

  12. Workplace Charging Challenge Partner: UCLA Smart Grid Energy...

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

    as part of its ongoing research on the topics of Electric Vehicle Integration Automated Demand Response Microgrids, and Distributed and Renewable Integration, and Energy Storage...

  13. July 7, 2014

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    sustainability have led to increased uptake of distributed generation (DG), primarily solar photovoltaics (PV). These trends are expected to drive the microgrid market as...

  14. DOE Selects Projects for up to $50 Million of Federal Funding...

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

    Clean Distributed and Renewable Generation 2010 Smart Grid Peer Review Day One Morning Presentations Electricity Advisory Committee Meeting Presentations October 2011 - Microgrids...

  15. Demand Response as a System Reliability Resource

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    Joseph, Eto

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    storage, combined heat and power (including both natural gas and biomass), AMI, DR capabilities, distribution, automation, electric vehicle accommodation, and microgrid

  16. Distributed DBMS I Introduction

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    Chen, Yangjun

    Distributed DBMS Outline I Introduction I Background I Distributed DBMS Architecture I Distributed Data server approach Parallel architectures Parallel DBMS techniques Parallel execution models Parallel Database Systems Distributed Object DBMS Database Interoperability Concluding Remarks #12

  17. Asymptotic Growth of Solutions of Neutral Type Systems

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    Sklyar, G. M., E-mail: sklar@univ.szczecin.pl; Polak, P., E-mail: piotr.polak@wmf.univ.szczecin.pl [University of Szczecin, Institute of Mathematics (Poland)

    2013-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

    We consider a differential system of neutral type with distributed delay. We obtain a precise norm estimation of semigroup generated by the operator corresponding to the system in question. Our result is based on a spectral analysis of the operator and some uniform estimation of norms of the exponentials of matrices. We also discuss the stability properties of corresponding solutions and the existence of the fastest growing solution.

  18. Distributed Theorem Proving for Distributed Hybrid Systems

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    Platzer, André

    system with a varying number of arbitrarily many cars. 1 Introduction Hybrid systems with joint discrete a multi-agent system, e.g., distributed car control systems. Such systems form distributed hybrid systemsDistributed Theorem Proving for Distributed Hybrid Systems David W. Renshaw, Sarah M. Loos

  19. Solution to Exam 1

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    2012-02-07T23:59:59.000Z

    Page 1 .... Solution Letting what is under the square root be u, i.e., u = x3 + 2x2 + 1, we get du. 3x2 + 4x. = dx. Also remeber to ... about the city named Lafayette in Contra Costa County in California after t seconds from now (t = 0) .... (b) (6 points) Find the consumers' surplus at equilibrium (DON'T approximate the an- swer!).

  20. Review: Greenhouse Solutions with Sustainable Energy

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    Hamilton-Smith, Elery

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Solutions with Sustainable Energy By Mark DiesendorfSolutions with Sustainable Energy. Sydney, NSW: University

  1. Multiobjective fuzzy stochastic linear programming problems with inexact probability distribution

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    Hamadameen, Abdulqader Othman [Optimization, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Faculty of Science, UTM (Malaysia); Zainuddin, Zaitul Marlizawati [Department of Mathematical Sciences, Faculty of Science, UTM (Malaysia)

    2014-06-19T23:59:59.000Z

    This study deals with multiobjective fuzzy stochastic linear programming problems with uncertainty probability distribution which are defined as fuzzy assertions by ambiguous experts. The problem formulation has been presented and the two solutions strategies are; the fuzzy transformation via ranking function and the stochastic transformation when ?{sup –}. cut technique and linguistic hedges are used in the uncertainty probability distribution. The development of Sen’s method is employed to find a compromise solution, supported by illustrative numerical example.

  2. Bearwall Energy Efficient Solutions

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    Sovero,M.

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    CATEE Conference November 20, 2014 ENERGY EFFICIENT SOLUTIONS ESL-KT-14-11-06 CATEE 2014: Clean Air Through Efficiency Conference, Dallas, Texas Nov. 18-20 Brief History of Bearwall… Who We Are: ? Manuel Sovero ? Luis Osorio Energy Conservation... Experience: ESL-KT-14-11-06 CATEE 2014: Clean Air Through Efficiency Conference, Dallas, Texas Nov. 18-20 Energy Programs… ESL-KT-14-11-06 CATEE 2014: Clean Air Through Efficiency Conference, Dallas, Texas Nov. 18-20 Bearwall Methodology… Introduction...

  3. Building America Solution Center

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels DataDepartment of Energy Your Density Isn't Your Destiny: Theof Energy Future ofHydronic Heating inOctober 2011 | DepartmentSolution

  4. Brachistochrone of a Spherical Uniform Mass Distribution

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    David R. Mitchell

    2008-08-23T23:59:59.000Z

    We solve the brachistochrone problem for a particle travelling through a spherical mass distribution of uniform density. We examine the connection between this problem and the popular "gravity elevator" result. The solution is compared to the well known brachistochrone problem of a particle in a uniform gravitational field.

  5. Greenhouse Gas Abatement with Distributed Generation in California's Commercial Buildings

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    Stadler, Michael; Marnay, Chris; Cardoso, Goncalo; Megel, Olivier; Siddiqui, Afzal; Lai, Judy

    2009-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBL) is working with the California Energy Commission (CEC) to determine the role of distributed generation (DG) in greenhouse gas reductions. The impact of DG on large industrial sites is well known, and mostly, the potentials are already harvested. In contrast, little is known about the impact of DG on commercial buildings with peak electric loads ranging from 100 kW to 5 MW. We examine how DG with combined heat and power (CHP) may be implemented within the context of a cost minimizing microgrid that is able to adopt and operate various smart energy technologies, such as thermal and photovoltaic (PV) on-site generation, heat exchangers, solar thermal collectors, absorption chillers, and storage systems. We use a mixed-integer linear program (MILP) that has the minimization of a site's annual energy costs as objective. Using 138 representative commercial sites in California (CA) with existing tariff rates and technology data, we find the greenhouse gas reduction potential for California's commercial sector. This paper shows results from the ongoing research project and finished work from a two year U.S. Department of Energy research project. To show the impact of the different technologies on CO2 emissions, several sensitivity runs for different climate zones within CA with different technology performance expectations for 2020 were performed. The considered sites can contribute between 1 Mt/a and 1.8 Mt/a to the California Air Resources Board (CARB) goal of 6.7Mt/a CO2 abatement potential in 2020. Also, with lower PV and storage costs as well as consideration of a CO2 pricing scheme, our results indicate that PV and electric storage adoption can compete rather than supplement each other when the tariff structure and costs of electricity supply have been taken into consideration. To satisfy the site's objective of minimizing energy costs, the batteries will be charged also by CHP systems during off-peak and mid-peak hours and not only by PV during sunny on-peak hours.

  6. Sandia Energy - SCADA Engineering Solutions

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    Engineering Solutions Home Stationary Power Safety, Security & Resilience of Energy Infrastructure Grid Modernization Cyber Security for Electric Infrastructure National...

  7. Hardware Development of a Laboratory-Scale Microgrid Phase 1--Single Inverter in Island Mode Operation: Base Year Report, December 2000 -- November 2001

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    Venkataramanan, G.; Illindala, M. S.; Houle, C.; Lasseter, R. H.

    2002-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report summarizes the activities of the first year of a three-year project to develop control software for micro-source distributed generation systems. The focus of this phase was on internal energy storage requirements, the modification of an off-the-shelf motor drive system inverter to supply utility-grade ac power, and a single inverter system operating in island mode. The report provides a methodology for determining battery energy storage requirements, a method for converting a motor drive inverter into a utility-grade inverter, and typical characteristics and test results of using such an inverter in a complex load environment.

  8. 12. Energy balance of particles 12.1 General solutions

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    Pohl, Martin Karl Wilhelm

    12. Energy balance of particles 12.1 General solutions In this chapter we want to study only to consider the heating/cooling balance of the temperature as a parameter of a known energy distribution by the balance of effects that depend on the particle energy. We can write down a continuity equation

  9. Pretzelosity distribution function

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    H. Avakian; A. V. Efremov; P. Schweitzer; F. Yuan

    2008-08-28T23:59:59.000Z

    The 'pretzelosity' distribution is discussed. Theoretical properties, model results, and perspectives to access experimental information on this leading twist, transverse momentum dependent parton distribution function are reviewed. Its relation to helicity and transversity distributions is highlighted.

  10. Learning poisson binomial distributions

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    Daskalakis, Constantinos

    We consider a basic problem in unsupervised learning: learning an unknown Poisson Binomial Distribution. A Poisson Binomial Distribution (PBD) over {0,1,...,n} is the distribution of a sum of n independent Bernoulli random ...

  11. 2010 Water & Aqueous Solutions

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    Dor Ben-Amotz

    2010-08-13T23:59:59.000Z

    Water covers more than two thirds of the surface of the Earth and about the same fraction of water forms the total mass of a human body. Since the early days of our civilization water has also been in the focus of technological developments, starting from converting it to wine to more modern achievements. The meeting will focus on recent advances in experimental, theoretical, and computational understanding of the behavior of the most important and fascinating liquid in a variety of situations and applications. The emphasis will be less on water properties per se than on water as a medium in which fundamental dynamic and reactive processes take place. In the following sessions, speakers will discuss the latest breakthroughs in unraveling these processes at the molecular level: Water in Solutions; Water in Motion I and II; Water in Biology I and II; Water in the Environment I and II; Water in Confined Geometries and Water in Discussion (keynote lecture and poster winners presentations).

  12. Efficient DHT attack mitigation through peers' ID distribution

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Efficient DHT attack mitigation through peers' ID distribution Thibault Cholez, Isabelle Chrisment.festor}@loria.fr Abstract--We present a new solution to protect the widely deployed KAD DHT against localized attacks which DHT attacks by comparing real peers' ID distributions to the theoretical one thanks to the Kullback

  13. About Industrial Distributed Energy

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Advanced Manufacturing Office's (AMO's) Industrial Distributed Energy activities build on the success of predecessor DOE programs on distributed energy and combined heat and power (CHP) while...

  14. Distributed Connectivity of Wireless Networks

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    Halldorsson, Magnus M

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We consider the problem of constructing a communication infrastructure from scratch, for a collection of identical wireless nodes. Combinatorially, this means a) finding a set of links that form a strongly connected spanning graph on a set of $n$ points in the plane, and b) scheduling it efficiently in the SINR model of interference. The nodes must converge on a solution in a distributed manner, having no means of communication beyond the sole wireless channel. We give distributed connectivity algorithms that run in time $O(poly(\\log \\Delta, \\log n))$, where $\\Delta$ is the ratio between the longest and shortest distances among nodes. Given that algorithm without prior knowledge of the instance are essentially limited to using uniform power, this is close to best possible. Our primary aim, however, is to find efficient structures, measured in the number of slots used in the final schedule of the links. Our main result is algorithms that match the efficiency of centralized solutions. Specifically, the networks...

  15. Introduction to Distributed Systems

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    Pous, Damien

    1 Introduction to Distributed Systems Fabienne Boyer, LIG, fabienne.boyer@inria.fr Sources: Cours d'Olivier Gruber, Sacha Krakowiak, Sara Bouchenak, UJF Fabienne Boyer, Distributed Programming 2 Objectives Study conceptual and practical aspects of distributed systems l Client-server model l Distributed protocols l

  16. Distributed Paging Yair Bartal

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    Bartal, Yair

    . We survey distributed data management problems including distributed paging, file allocation fantastically on an annual basis. This survey deals with distributed data management problems. Such prob­ lems in distributed data management is the de­ sign of a dynamic allocation of file copies in a network in order

  17. Is Nuclear Energy the Solution?

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    Saier, Milton H.; Trevors, Jack T.

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    009-0270-y Is Nuclear Energy the Solution? Milton H. Saier &in the last 50 years, nuclear energy subsidies have totaledadministration, the Global Nuclear Energy Partnership (GNEP)

  18. Enhanced safeguards via solution monitoring

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    Burr, T.; Wangen, L.

    1996-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Solution monitoring is defined as the essentially continuous monitoring of solution level, density, and temperature in all tanks in the process that contain, or could contain, safeguards-significant quantities of nuclear material. This report describes some of the enhancements that solution monitoring could make to international safeguards. The focus is on the quantifiable benefits of solution monitoring, but qualitatively, solution monitoring can be viewed as a form of surveillance. Quantitatively, solution monitoring can in some cases improve diversion detection probability. For example, the authors show that under certain assumptions, solution monitoring can be used to reduce the standard deviation of the annual material balance, {sigma}{sub MB}, from approximately 17 kg to approximately 4 kg. Such reduction in {sigma}{sub MB} will not always be possible, as they discuss. However, in all cases, solution monitoring would provide assurance that the measurement error models are adequate so that one has confidence in his estimate of {sigma}{sub MB}. Some of the results in this report were generated using data that were simulated with prototype solution monitoring software that they are developing. An accompanying document describes that software.

  19. SOLUTION-PROCESSED INORGANIC ELECTRONICS

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    Bakhishev, Teymur

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Solution-Processed Graphene Electronics,” Nano Letters, vol.applications,” Organic Electronics, vol. 12, no. 2, pp. 249-design in organic electronics by dual-gate technology,” in

  20. High conductivity electrolyte solutions and rechargeable cells incorporating such solutions

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Angell, C.A.; Zhang, S.S.; Xu, K.

    1998-10-20T23:59:59.000Z

    This invention relates generally to electrolyte solvents for use in liquid or rubbery polymer electrolyte solutions as are used, for example, in electrochemical devices. More specifically, this invention relates to sulfonyl/phospho-compound electrolyte solvents and sulfonyl/phospho-compound electrolyte solutions incorporating such solvents. 9 figs.

  1. General Solution of a Fractional Diffusion-Advection Equation for Solar Cosmic-Ray Transport

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    M. C. Rocca; A. R. Plastino; A. Plastino; A. L. De Paoli

    2014-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

    In this effort we exactly solve the fractional diffusion-advection equation for solar cosmic-ray transport proposed in \\cite{LE2014} and give its {\\it general solution} in terms of hypergeometric distributions. Also, we regain all the results and approximations given in \\cite{LE2014} as {\\it particular cases} of our general solution.

  2. Wavelet-based integral representation for solutions of the wave equation

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    M. V. Perel; M. S. Sidorenko

    2008-09-12T23:59:59.000Z

    An integral representation of solutions of the wave equation as a superposition of other solutions of this equation is built. The solutions from a wide class can be used as building blocks for the representation. Considerations are based on mathematical techniques of continuous wavelet analysis. The formulas obtained are justified from the point of view of distribution theory. A comparison of the results with those by G. Kaiser is carried out. Methods of obtaining physical wavelets are discussed.

  3. Energy Systems Optimization, Modeling, Simulation,

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    Qu, Zhihua

    be propagated within the group using cooperative control. As such, a smartgrid may treat microgrids Smartgrid · Microgrid · Distributed generator · Cooperative control · Game theory 1 Introduction The global to the outburst of the distributed generators (DGs) and smartgrid concepts. DGs have many different forms

  4. Presentation: Better Buildings Residential Program Solution Center...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Presentation: Better Buildings Residential Program Solution Center Presentation: Better Buildings Residential Program Solution Center Presentation: Better Buildings Residential...

  5. Conference Agenda: Residential Energy Efficiency Solutions 2012...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Conference Agenda: Residential Energy Efficiency Solutions 2012 Conference Agenda: Residential Energy Efficiency Solutions 2012 Presents conference agenda including a general...

  6. Novel Nanostructured Interface Solution for Automotive Thermoelectric...

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

    Nanostructured Interface Solution for Automotive Thermoelectric Modules Application Novel Nanostructured Interface Solution for Automotive Thermoelectric Modules Application...

  7. A Multi-core High Performance Computing Framework for Probabilistic Solutions of

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    Franchetti, Franz

    1 A Multi-core High Performance Computing Framework for Probabilistic Solutions of Distribution. In this paper we developed a generally applicable high performance computing framework for Monte Carlo--Distribution systems, high performance comput- ing, Monte Carlo simulation, probabilistic load flow, renewable energy

  8. Distributed Basis Pursuit

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    2012-03-14T23:59:59.000Z

    Index Terms—Basis pursuit, distributed optimization, sensor networks, augmented ... and image denoising and restoration [1], [2], compression, fitting and ...

  9. Transversity Parton Distribution

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    Alexei Prokudin

    2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Transversity distribution is one of the three fundamental parton distributions that completely describe polarized spin 1/2 nucleon. Its chiral odd nature prevented for many years its experimental exploration, however presently we have obtained great deal of information about this distribution. This includes experimental data from Semi Inclusive Deep Inelastic Scattering, knowledge of scale dependence and phenomenological extractions. I will discuss main features of this distribution and indicate the future improvements of our knowledge.

  10. Microrheological Studies of Regenerated Silk Fibroin Solution by Video Microscopy

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    Raghu A; Somashekar R; Sharath Ananthamurthy

    2007-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We have carried out studies on the rheological properties of regenerated silk fibroin (RSF) solution using video microscopy. The degummed silk from the Bombyx mori silkworm was used to prepare RSF solution by dissolving it in calcium nitrate tetrahydrate-methanol solvent. Measurements were carried out by tracking the position of an embedded micron-sized polystyrene bead within the RSF solution through video imaging. The time dependent mean squared displacement (MSD) of the bead in solution and hence, the complex shear modulus of this solution was calculated from the bead's position information. An optical tweezer was used to transport and locate the bead at any desired site within the micro-volume of the sample, to facilitate the subsequent free-bead video analysis. We present here the results of rheological measurements of the silk polymer network in solution over a frequency range, whose upper limit is the frame capture rate of our camera, at full resolution. By examining the distribution of MSD of beads at different locations within the sample volume, we demonstrate that this probe technique enables us to detect local inhomogeneties at micrometer length scales, not detectable either by a rheometer or from diffusing wave spectroscopy.

  11. Is Nuclear Energy the Solution?

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    Saier, Milton H.; Trevors, Jack T.

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    10.1007/s11270-009-0270-y Is Nuclear Energy the Solution?MHS) attended a lecture on “Nuclear Responsibility” on theof the Alliance for Nuclear Responsibility. The information

  12. FRIB cryogenic distribution system

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Ganni, V.; Dixon, K.; Laverdure, N.; Knudsen, P.; Arenius, D. [Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (JLab), Newport News, VA 23606 (United States); Barrios, M.; Jones, S.; Johnson, M.; Casagrande, F. [Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB), Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824 (United States)

    2014-01-29T23:59:59.000Z

    The Michigan State University Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (MSU-FRIB) helium distribution system has been revised to include bayonet/warm valve type disconnects between each cryomodule and the transfer line distribution system, similar to the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (JLab) and the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) cryogenic distribution systems. The heat loads at various temperature levels and some of the features in the design of the distribution system are outlined. The present status, the plans for fabrication, and the procurement approach for the helium distribution system are also included.

  13. FRIB cryogenic distribution system

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Ganni, Venkatarao [JLAB; Dixon, Kelly D. [JLAB; Laverdure, Nathaniel A. [JLAB; Knudsen, Peter N. [JLAB; Arenius, Dana M. [JLAB; Barrios, Matthew N. [Michigan State; Jones, S. [Michigan State; Johnson, M. [Michigan State; Casagrande, Fabio [Michigan State

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Michigan State University Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (MSU-FRIB) helium distribution system has been revised to include bayonet/warm valve type disconnects between each cryomodule and the transfer line distribution system, similar to the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (JLab) and the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) cryogenic distribution systems. The heat loads at various temperature levels and some of the features in the design of the distribution system are outlined. The present status, the plans for fabrication, and the procurement approach for the helium distribution system are also included.

  14. SciTech Connect: A Solution for Solution-Produced [beta]-FeSe...

    Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

    A Solution for Solution-Produced beta-FeSe: Elucidating and Overcoming Factors that Prevent Superconductivity Citation Details In-Document Search Title: A Solution for...

  15. book review: Species distribution models for species distribution modellers

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    Dormann, Carsten F

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Mapping  species  distributions:  spa? tial inference and news and update  book review  Species distribution models for species distribution modellers  Ecological niches and 

  16. Innovation flow through social networks: Productivity distribution

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    T. Di Matteo; T. Aste; M. Gallegati

    2004-06-19T23:59:59.000Z

    A detailed empirical analysis of the productivity of non financial firms across several countries and years shows that productivity follows a non-Gaussian distribution with power law tails. We demonstrate that these empirical findings can be interpreted as consequence of a mechanism of exchanges in a social network where firms improve their productivity by direct innovation or/and by imitation of other firm's technological and organizational solutions. The type of network-connectivity determines how fast and how efficiently information can diffuse and how quickly innovation will permeate or behaviors will be imitated. From a model for innovation flow through a complex network we obtain that the expectation values of the productivity level are proportional to the connectivity of the network of links between firms. The comparison with the empirical distributions reveals that such a network must be of a scale-free type with a power-law degree distribution in the large connectivity range.

  17. Microsoft PowerPoint - Tsinghua Slideshow final for distribution (2) |

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

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels DataDepartment of Energy Your Density Isn't YourTransport(FactDepartment3311, 3312),Microgrid Set-Top BoxSS-2 SANS SCADALLC Tribal

  18. Blueprint for Sustainability - Sustainable Solutions for Every...

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

    Blueprint for Sustainability - Sustainable Solutions for Every Consumer Blueprint for Sustainability - Sustainable Solutions for Every Consumer Highlights of Ford's near, mid, and...

  19. Independent Activity Report, Washington River Protection Solutions...

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

    Washington River Protection Solutions, LLC - October 2011 October 2011 Industrial Hygiene Surveillance of the Washington River Protection Solutions, LLC Industrial Hygiene...

  20. ITP Aluminum: Aluminum Industry Vision: Sustainable Solutions...

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    Aluminum Industry Vision: Sustainable Solutions for a Dynamic World ITP Aluminum: Aluminum Industry Vision: Sustainable Solutions for a Dynamic World alumvision.pdf More Documents...

  1. Better Buildings Residential Program Solution Center Demonstration...

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

    Demonstration webinar slides for Better Buildings Residential Program Solution Center, November 19, 2014. Solution Center Demonstration Webinar Slides More Documents & Publications...

  2. Analysis of Voltage Rise Effect on Distribution Network with Distributed

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    Pota, Himanshu Roy

    Analysis of Voltage Rise Effect on Distribution Network with Distributed Generation M. A. Mahmud.hossain@adfa.edu.au, and H.Pota@adfa.edu.au). Abstract: Connections of distributed generation (DG) in distribution networks are increasing. These connections of distributed generation cause voltage rise in the distribution network

  3. Project Management Plan Solution Stabilization

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    SATO, P.K.

    1999-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

    This plan presents the overall objectives, description, justification and planning for the Plutonium Finishing Plant (PFP) Solutions Stabilization subproject. The intent of this plan is to describe how this project will be managed and integrated with other facility stabilization and deactivation activities. This plan supplements the overall integrated plan presented in the Integrated Project Management Plan (IPMP) for the Plutonium Finishing Plant Stabilization and Deactivation Project, HNF-3617. This project plan is the top-level definitive project management document for the PFP Solution Stabilization subproject. It specifies the technical, schedule, requirements and the cost baselines to manage the execution of the Solution Stabilization subproject. Any deviations to the document must be authorized through the appropriate change control process.

  4. DIGITAL VISION & PHOTODISC Distributed

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    Simeone, Osvaldo

    of scalability and energy efficiency and offers new opportunities through the interplay with specific distributed, to the advances in telegraphy and, later, wireless transmission. Railroad transportation, geodesy (measurement

  5. MEMORANDUM FOR DISTRIBUTION

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    * Department of Energy Washington, DC 20585 December 20, 2007 MEMORANDUM FOR DISTRIBUTION FROM: MICHAEL W. OWEN

  6. Distribution of Correspondence

    Broader source: Directives, Delegations, and Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]

    1996-08-30T23:59:59.000Z

    Defines correct procedures for distribution of correspondence to the Naval Reactors laboratories. Does not cancel another directive. Expired 8-30-97.

  7. Cooling water distribution system

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Orr, Richard (Pittsburgh, PA)

    1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A passive containment cooling system for a nuclear reactor containment vessel. Disclosed is a cooling water distribution system for introducing cooling water by gravity uniformly over the outer surface of a steel containment vessel using an interconnected series of radial guide elements, a plurality of circumferential collector elements and collector boxes to collect and feed the cooling water into distribution channels extending along the curved surface of the steel containment vessel. The cooling water is uniformly distributed over the curved surface by a plurality of weirs in the distribution channels.

  8. Distributionally Robust Convex Optimization

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    2013-09-22T23:59:59.000Z

    2College of Management and Technology, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, ... They also allow us to characterize distributional families in terms of.

  9. Lessons Learned from Microgrid Demonstrations Worldwide

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    Marnay, Chris

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    and test systems”, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews,around the world-a review”, Renewable and Sustainable Energy29 Hachinohe Project (an all-renewable

  10. SPIDERS JCTD Smart Cyber-Secure Microgrids

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Smart Power Infrastructure Demonstration for Energy Reliability and Security (SPIDERS) Joint Capability Technology Demonstration (JCTD) is a groundbreaking program to bolster the cyber security and energy efficiency of U.S. military installations and transfer the knowhow to non-military critical infrastructure.

  11. Lessons Learned from Microgrid Demonstrations Worldwide

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    Marnay, Chris

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    CCHP .energy functions: CHP and CCHP Demands for electricity,and power, technologies (CCHP), deployed successfully by the

  12. Lessons Learned from Microgrid Demonstrations Worldwide

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    Marnay, Chris

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    to the supply of a site’s energy demand is a combination ofhave a diverse set of energy demands in terms of heating,directly. Figure 13: Energy demand and supply display at MVV

  13. Advanced LVDC Electrical Power Architectures and Microgrids

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    Vasquez, Juan Carlos

    , respectively. The outcome of this industrial war was strongly influenced by work of Nikola Tesla who invented

  14. How Microgrids Work | Department of Energy

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov You are being directed off Energy.gov. Are you sure you want toworldPowerHome| DepartmentPumpHome Office

  15. Sandia Energy - Energy Surety Microgrid(tm)

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645U.S. DOE Office of Scienceand RequirementsCoatingsUltra-High-Voltage SiliconEnergy CouncilEnergy Surety HomeEnergy

  16. How Microgrids Work | Department of Energy

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onYouTube YouTube Note: Since the.pdfBreaking of Blythe Solar PowerCommercialEnergy Star| DepartmentHow Gas

  17. Microgrid Equipment Selection and Control in Buildings

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels DataDepartment of Energy Your Density Isn't YourTransport(FactDepartment3311, 3312),

  18. Ozone decomposition in water solutions 

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    Hewes, Cecil Grayson

    1969-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    OF LITERATUR 1V Vi ~ V111 III ~ EXPERIMENTAL SYSTEM AND ITS OPERATION 14 IV. DISCUSS10N OF RESULTS AND COiJCLUSION. . . 24 i~JOMENCLATUHE. BIBLIOGRAPIFY APPENDIX I. WASTE WATER REGENERATION BY OZONATION. II. AMINE REMOVAL BY OZONATION...ATER SOLUTIONS OF pH 8. XIII. REACTION RATE CONSTANTS FOR THE D'COMPOSITION OF OZONE IN INTER SOLUTIONS OF pH 8. XIV COD REMOVAL BY OZONE XV. OZONIZATION OF MATER CONTAINIiNG RESIDUAL AMINE. 57 60 LIST OF FIGURES FIGURE 1. FIOW DIAGRAM OF THZ...

  19. Gravitational duality and rotating solutions

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    Argurio, Riccardo; Dehouck, Francois [Physique Theorique et Mathematique and International Solvay Institutes, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, C.P. 231, 1050 Bruxelles (Belgium)

    2010-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

    We study how gravitational duality acts on rotating solutions, using the Kerr-NUT black hole as an example. After properly reconsidering how to take into account both electric (i.e. masslike) and magnetic (i.e. NUT-like) sources in the equations of general relativity, we propose a set of definitions for the dual Lorentz charges. We then show that the Kerr-NUT solution has nontrivial such charges. Further, we clarify in which respect Kerr's source can be seen as a mass M with a dipole of NUT charges.

  20. Electrodialysis operation with buffer solution

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Hryn, John N. (Naperville, IL); Daniels, Edward J. (Orland Park, IL); Krumdick, Greg K. (Crete, IL)

    2009-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

    A new method for improving the efficiency of electrodialysis (ED) cells and stacks, in particular those used in chemical synthesis. The process entails adding a buffer solution to the stack for subsequent depletion in the stack during electrolysis. The buffer solution is regenerated continuously after depletion. This buffer process serves to control the hydrogen ion or hydroxide ion concentration so as to protect the active sites of electrodialysis membranes. The process enables electrodialysis processing options for products that are sensitive to pH changes.

  1. Solutions

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    2015-03-30T23:59:59.000Z

    Mar 30, 2015 ... The base of an aquarium with given volume V is made of slate and the sides are made of glass. If slate costs. 5 times as much (per unit area) as ...

  2. Solutions

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    2010-11-29T23:59:59.000Z

    (d) Show that Hölder's inequality is also true for the “improper” integrals described ... substitution ˜u = up > 0 and ˜v = vq > 0 the inequality that we want to show is ...

  3. Solutions

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    Feb 16, 2012 ... Calculate the accumulated value of this annuity at the end of 5 years .... The Net Present Value of this project at 10% interest is 280,026.06 .

  4. Aerosols generated by spills of viscous solutions and slurries

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    Ballinger, M Y; Hodgson, W H

    1986-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Safety assessments and environmental impact statements for nuclear fuel cycle facilities require an estimate of potential airborne releases caused by accidents. Aerosols generated by accidents are being investigated by Pacific Northwest Laboratory to develop methods for estimating source terms from these accidents. Experiments were run by spilling viscous solutions and slurries to determine the mass and particle-size distribution of the material made airborne. In all cases, 1 L of solution was spilled from a height of 3 m. Aqueous solutions of sucrose (0 to 56%) gave a range of viscosities from 1.3 to 46 cp. The percent of spill mass made airborne from the spills of these solutions ranged from 0.001 to 0.0001. The mass of particles made airborne decreased as solution viscosity increased. Slurry loading ranged from 25 to 51% total solids. The maximum source airborne (0.0046 wt %) occurred with the slurry that had the lightest loading of soluble solids. The viscosity of the carrying solution also had an impact on the source term from spilling slurries. The effect of surface tension on the source term was examined in two experiments. Surface tension was halved in these spills by adding a surfactant. The maximum weight percent airborne from these spills was 0.0045, compared to 0.003 for spills with twice the surface tension. The aerodynamic mass medium diameters for the aerosols produced by spills of the viscous solutions, slurries, and low surface tension liquids ranged from 0.6 to 8.4 ..mu..m, and the geometric standard deviation ranged from 3.8 to 28.0.

  5. Capacitor placement and real time control in large-scale unbalanced distribution systems: Numerical studies

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    Wang, J.C.; Chiang, H.D.; Miu, K.N. [Cornell Univ., Ithaca, NY (United States). School of Electrical Engineering; Darling, G. [NYSEG Corp., Binghamton, NY (United States). Distribution System Dept.

    1997-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A novel solution algorithm for capacitor placement and real-time control in real large-scale unbalanced distribution systems is evaluated and implemented to determine the number, locations, sizes, types and control schemes of capacitors to be placed on large-scale unbalanced distribution systems. A detailed numerical study regarding the solution algorithm in large scale unbalanced distribution systems is undertaken. Promising numerical results on both 292 bus and 394 bus real unbalanced distribution systems containing unbalanced loads and phasing and various types of transformers are presented. The computational performance for the capacitor control problem under load variations is encouraging.

  6. Software distribution using xnetlib

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    Dongarra, J.J. [Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (US). Dept. of Computer Science]|[Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (US); Rowan, T.H. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (US); Wade, R.C. [Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (US). Dept. of Computer Science

    1993-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Xnetlib is a new tool for software distribution. Whereas its predecessor netlib uses e-mail as the user interface to its large collection of public-domain mathematical software, xnetlib uses an X Window interface and socket-based communication. Xnetlib makes it easy to search through a large distributed collection of software and to retrieve requested software in seconds.

  7. DISTRIBUTION John R. Jones

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    DISTRIBUTION John R. Jones Qualung aspen is the most widely distributed native North American tree aspen (Populus tremula), has a wider range (Weigle and Frothingham 1911). In the humid East, aspen plateaus. Aspen is one of the most common trees in the interior West, where its range (fig.1)coincides

  8. Kampung Capacity Local Solutions for

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    Kammen, Daniel M.

    utility customers. Using a hybrid energy resource optimization framework, we explore optimal configurationKampung Capacity Local Solutions for Sustainable Rural Energy in the Baram River Basin, Sarawak Energy Laboratory (RAEL) & Energy and Resources Group and Goldman School of Public Policy Release Date

  9. Energy solutions?Director Eric Isaacs

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    Eric ISaacs

    2013-06-05T23:59:59.000Z

    Argonne's Director Eric Isaacs talks about the laboratory's efforts for creating new, clean energy solutions.

  10. ENHANCED BRILLOUIN DISTRIBUTED STRAIN AND TEMPERATURE SENSING FOR STRUCTURAL HEALTH MONITORING IN INDUSTRIAL

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    ENHANCED BRILLOUIN DISTRIBUTED STRAIN AND TEMPERATURE SENSING FOR STRUCTURAL HEALTH MONITORING frontiers. Similarly, structural health monitoring is also demanding advanced monitoring solutions, subsea umbilical, riser and flowline monitoring (SURF) and structural health monitoring. In addition

  11. Analysis of oil-pipeline distribution of multiple products subject to delivery time-windows 

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    Jittamai, Phongchai

    2006-04-12T23:59:59.000Z

    This dissertation defines the operational problems of, and develops solution methodologies for, a distribution of multiple products into oil pipeline subject to delivery time-windows constraints. A multiple-product oil pipeline is a pipeline system...

  12. Analysis of oil-pipeline distribution of multiple products subject to delivery time-windows

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    Jittamai, Phongchai

    2006-04-12T23:59:59.000Z

    This dissertation defines the operational problems of, and develops solution methodologies for, a distribution of multiple products into oil pipeline subject to delivery time-windows constraints. A multiple-product oil pipeline is a pipeline system...

  13. MICHIGAN TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

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    , and control of transmission and distribution systems, ii) distributed systems, microgrids, and energy storage will be joining a progressive and wellestablished program in power systems and power electronics in the ECE

  14. The Wigner Distribution

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    R. F. O'Connell

    2010-09-22T23:59:59.000Z

    In contrast to classical physics, the language of quantum mechanics involves operators and wave functions (or, more generally, density operators). However, in 1932, Wigner formulated quantum mechanics in terms of a distribution function $W(q,p)$, the marginals of which yield the correct quantum probabilities for $q$ and $p$ separately \\cite{wigner}. Its usefulness stems from the fact that it provides a re-expression of quantum mechanics in terms of classical concepts so that quantum mechanical expectation values are now expressed as averages over phase-space distribution functions. In other words, statistical information is transferred from the density operator to a quasi-classical (distribution) function.

  15. Interleaved Backtracking in Distributed Constraint Networks Youssef Hamadi

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    Hamadi, Yousseff

    parallel and distributed search. By this way we add the potential speed-up of a parallel exploration show that 1) insoluble problems do not greatly degrade performance over DIBT and 2) super- linear speed to search for solution in a con- straint network is depth-first backtrack search (DFS) [3], which performs

  16. On Optimal Distributed Output-Feedback Control over Acyclic Graphs

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    Gattami, Ather

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In this paper, we consider the problem of distributed optimal control of linear dynamical systems with a quadratic cost criterion. We study the case of output feedback control for two interconnected dynamical systems, and show that the linear optimal solution can be obtained from a combination of two uncoupled Riccati equations and two coupled Riccati equations.

  17. Particlelike distributions of the Higgs field nonminimally coupled to gravity

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    Andre Fuzfa; Massimiliano Rinaldi; Sandrine Schlogel

    2013-09-10T23:59:59.000Z

    When the Higgs field is nonminimally coupled to gravity, there exists a family of spherically symmetric particlelike solutions to the field equations. These monopoles are the only globally regular and asymptotically flat distributions with finite energy of the Higgs field around compact objects. Moreover, spontaneous scalarization is strongly amplified for specific values of their mass and compactness.

  18. Automated Energy Distribution and Reliability System (AEDR): Final Report

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    Buche, D. L.

    2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report describes Northern Indiana Public Service Co. project efforts to develop an automated energy distribution and reliability system. The purpose of this project was to implement a database-driven GIS solution that would manage all of the company's gas, electric, and landbase objects.

  19. Fissile solution dynamics: Student research

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    Hetrick, D.L.

    1994-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    There are two research projects in criticality safety at the University of Arizona: one in dynamic simulation of hypothetical criticality accidents in fissile solutions, and one in criticality benchmarks using transport theory. We have used the data from nuclear excursions in KEWB, CRAC, and SILENE to help in building models for solution excursions. An equation of state for liquids containing gas bubbles has been developed and coupled to point-reactor dynamics in an attempt to predict fission rate, yield, pressure, and kinetic energy. It appears that radiolytic gas is unimportant until after the first peak, but that it does strongly affect the shape of the subsequent power decrease and also the dynamic pressure.

  20. Iterative solutions of simultaneous equations 

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    Laycock, Guyron Brantley

    1962-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ITERATIVE SOLUTIONS OP SIKJLTANEOUS EQUATIONS G~cn Hrantlep I aycock Approved. as to style snd, content by& (Chairman of Committee) E. c. (Head. of Department August 1/62 ACKNOWLEDGEMENT The author wishes to thank Dr. Hi A. Luther for his time sn4.... . . . ~ ~ . . ~ III. JACOBI AND 6AUSS-SEIDEL METHODS I V ~ C ONCLUS I GN ~ ~ ~ a ~ ~ ~ t ~ ~ ~ ~ a ~ 1 ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ 9 ~ . ~ 18 V BIBLIOGRAPHY ~ ~ ~ o ~ ~ t ~ ~ ~ ~ 1 ~ ~ ~ VI ~ APPENDIX ~ ~ o ~ ~ e ~ o ~ ~ o o ~ ~ ~ . 22 Px'ogl am Lisliiixlgs...