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Efficiency of Steam and Hot Water Heat Distribution Systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Efficiency of Steam and Hot Water Heat Distribution Systems Gary Phetteplace September 1995- tion medium (steam or hot water) and temperature for heat distribution systems. The report discusses the efficiency of both steam and hot water heat distribution systems in more detail. The results of several field

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Energy Efficiency of Distributed Environmental Control Systems  

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In this report, we present an analytical evaluation of the potential of occupant-regulated distributed environmental control systems (DECS) to enhance individual occupant thermal comfort in an office building with no increase, and possibly even a decrease in annual energy consumption. To this end we developed and applied several analytical models that allowed us to optimize comfort and energy consumption in partitioned office buildings equipped with either conventional central HVAC systems or occupant-regulated DECS. Our approach involved the following interrelated components: 1. Development of a simplified lumped-parameter thermal circuit model to compute the annual energy consumption. This was necessitated by the need to perform tens of thousands of optimization calculations involving different US climatic regions, and different occupant thermal preferences of a population of ~50 office occupants. Yearly transient simulations using TRNSYS, a time-dependent building energy modeling program, were run to determine the robustness of the simplified approach against time-dependent simulations. The simplified model predicts yearly energy consumption within approximately 0.6% of an equivalent transient simulation. Simulations of building energy usage were run for a wide variety of climatic regions and control scenarios, including traditional “one-size-fits-all” (OSFA) control; providing a uniform temperature to the entire building, and occupant-selected “have-it-your-way” (HIYW) control with a thermostat at each workstation. The thermal model shows that, un-optimized, DECS would lead to an increase in building energy consumption between 3-16% compared to the conventional approach depending on the climate regional and personal preferences of building occupants. Variations in building shape had little impact in the relative energy usage. 2. Development of a gradient-based optimization method to minimize energy consumption of DECS while keeping each occupant’s thermal dissatisfaction below a given threshold. The DECS energy usage was calculated using the simplified thermal model. OSFA control; providing a uniform temperature to the entire building, and occupant-selected HIYW control with a thermostat at each workstation were implemented for 3 cities representing 3 different climatic regions and control scenarios. It is shown that optimization allows DECS to deliver a higher level of individual and population thermal comfort while achieving annual energy savings between 14 and 26% compared to OSFA. The optimization model also allowed us to study the influence of the partitions’ thermal resistance and the variability of internal loads at each office. These influences didn’t make significant changes in the optimized energy consumption relative to OSFA. The results show that it is possible to provide thermal comfort for each occupant while saving energy compared to OSFA Furthermore, to simplify the implementation of this approach, a fuzzy logic system has been developed to generalize the overall optimization strategy. Its performance was almost as good as the gradient system. The fuzzy system provided thermal comfort to each occupant and saved energy compared to OSFA. The energy savings of the fuzzy system were not as high as for the gradient-optimized system, but the fuzzy system avoided complete connectivity, and the optimization did not have to be repeated for each population. 3. We employed a detailed CFD model of adjacent occupied cubicles to extend the thermal-circuit model in three significant ways: (a) relax the “office wall” requirement by allowing energy to flow between zones via advection as well as conduction, (b) improve the comfort model to account both for radiation as well as convection heat transfer, and (c) support ventilation systems in which the temperature is stratified, such as in underfloor air distribution systems. Initially, three-dimensional CFD simulations of several cubicle configurations, with an adjoining corridor, were performed both to understand the advection between cubicles and the

Khalifa, H. Ezzat; Isik, Can; Dannenhoffer, John F. III

2011-02-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Results of a field test of heating system efficiency and thermal distribution system efficiency in a manufactured home  

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A two-day test using electric coheating was performed on a manufactured home in Watertown, New York. The main objective of the test was to evaluate planned procedures for measuring thermal distribution system efficiency. (Thermal distribution systems are the ductwork or piping used to transport heat or cooling effect from the equipment that produces it to the building spaces in which it is used.) These procedures are under consideration for a standard method of test now being prepared by a special committee of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers. The ability of a coheating test to give a credible and repeatable value for the overall heating system efficiency was supported by the test data. Distribution efficiency is derived from system efficiency by correcting for energy losses from the equipment. Alternative means for achieving this were tested and assessed. The best value for system efficiency in the Watertown house was 0.53, while the best value for distribution efficiency was 0.72.

Andrews, J.W.; Krajewski, R.F.; Strasser, J.J. [Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (United States); Kinney, L.; Lewis, G. [Synertech Systems Corp., Syracuse, NY (United States)

1995-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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IMPACTS OF REFRIGERANTLINE LENGTH ON SYSTEM EFFICIENCY IN RESIDENTIAL HEATING AND COOLING SYSTEMS USING REFRIGERANT DISTRIBUTION.  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The effects on system efficiency of excess refrigerant line length are calculated for an idealized residential heating and cooling system. By excess line length is meant refrigerant tubing in excess of the 25 R provided for in standard equipment efficiency test methods. The purpose of the calculation is to provide input for a proposed method for evaluating refrigerant distribution system efficiency. A refrigerant distribution system uses refrigerant (instead of ducts or pipes) to carry heat and/or cooling effect from the equipment to the spaces in the building in which it is used. Such systems would include so-called mini-splits as well as more conventional split systems that for one reason or another have the indoor and outdoor coils separated by more than 25 ft. This report performs first-order calculations of the effects on system efficiency, in both the heating and cooling modes, of pressure drops within the refrigerant lines and of heat transfer between the refrigerant lines and the space surrounding them.

ANDREWS, J.W.

2001-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improving the efficiency of residential air-distribution systems in California, Phase 1  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report describes the results of the first phase of a multiyear research project. The project`s goal is to investigate ways to improve the efficiency of air-distribution systems in detached, single-family residences in California. First-year efforts included: A survey of heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) contractors in California. A 31-house field study of distribution-system performance based on diagnostic measurements. Development of an integrated air-flow and thermal-simulation tool for investigating residential air-distribution system performance. Highlights of the field results include the following: Building envelopes for houses built after 1979 appear to be approximately 30% tighter. Duct-system tightness showed no apparent improvement in post-1979 houses. Distribution-fan operation added an average of 0.45 air changes per hour (ACH) to the average measured rate of 0.24 ACH. The simulation tool developed is based on DOE-2 for the thermal simulations and on MOVECOMP, an air-flow network simulation model, for the duct/house leakage and flow interactions. The first complete set of simulations performed (for a ranch house in Sacramento) indicated that the overall heating-season efficiency of the duct systems was approximately 65% to 70% and that the overall cooling-season efficiency was between 60% and 75%. The wide range in cooling-season efficiency reflects the difference between systems with attic return ducts and those with crawl-space return ducts, the former being less efficient. The simulations also indicated that the building envelope`s UA-value, a measurement of thermoconductivity, did not have a significant impact on the overall efficiency of the air-distribution system.

Modera, M.; Dickerhoff, D.; Jansky, R.; Smith, B.

1992-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sensitivity of forced air distribution system efficiency to climate, duct location, air leakage and insulation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This study was performed in order to find suitable efficiency and leakage specifications for Energy Star duct systems and provide recommendations on duct insulation specifications. This analysis looks at a typical house, with a selection of duct locations, climates, duct insulation (R-value), and duct leakage. A set of calculations were performed with reduced capacity and airflow to look at the effect of variable capacity systems. This was done to address concerns regarding the increased efficiency of multi-capacity equipment due to good part load performance and how these efficiency gains may be offset by increased duct losses. The duct system efficiencies were calculated using the procedures in proposed ASHRAE Standard 152P ''Method of Test for Determining the Design and Seasonal Efficiencies of Residential Thermal Distribution Systems'' (ASHRAE 1999). This proposed ASHRAE Standard can be used to calculate duct efficiency for both design and seasonal weather conditions. In this report, the seasonal efficiencies are used for most of the analysis because they are the most appropriate for estimating energy consumption in buildings. The effects at peak conditions are examined for changing duct insulation in order to provide preliminary estimates of the potential responses to time of use pricing. The study was performed in two parts. The first part focused on duct leakage and the second part on duct insulation. The HVAC systems in the two parts share many attributes, however, they differ in detail and so are treated separately here. All the calculation results are summarized in tables in the Appendix, and specific results are given in the text.

Walker, Iain

2001-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON PARALLEL AND DISTRIBUTED SYSTEMS 1 EPPA: An Efficient and Privacy-Preserving  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

to smart grid operation center, data aggregation is performed directly on ciphertext at local gateways be matched by the power supply and transmission capacity in the electric power grid. While swift advances electricity distribution. Modernizing the aging power system is currently a strategic plan in many countries

Shen, Xuemin "Sherman"

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Efficient thermal energy distribution in commercial buildings...  

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Efficient thermal energy distribution in commercial buildings -- Final Report Title Efficient thermal energy distribution in commercial buildings -- Final Report Publication Type...

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Field Measurements of Efficiency and Duct Effectiveness in Residential Forced Air Distributions Systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

sealing and insulating the duct system. ABSTRACT Forced airair conditioning, gas furnaces, electric furnaces and heat pumps. The retrofits consisted of sealing

Jump, D.A.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Water Heaters and Hot Water Distribution Systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Water Distribution System Recommendations for the 2008 Title- 24 Residential Building Energy Efficiency Standards .. 4 Multi-FamilyWater Distribution System Recommendations for the 2008 Title- 24 Residential Building Energy Efficiency Standards 11 Multi-FamilyWater Distribution System Recommendations for the 2008 Title- 24 Residential Building Energy Efficiency Standards 48 Multi-Family

Lutz, Jim

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Distribution Efficiency: Modeling, Volt-Var Control, and Economics  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

As utilities strive to better utilize their distribution system assets and improve energy efficiency, improved distribution modeling and better economic models can help quantify economic gains. In order to improve efficiency modeling and economic planning, research efforts in this report have concentrated on the following tasks: distribution modeling for efficiency studies, volt-var control, and development of a framework to evaluate the economic benefit of reductions in average and peak energy reduction...

2010-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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High Efficiency Integrated Space Conditioning, Water Heating and Air Distribution System for HUD-Code Manufactured Housing  

SciTech Connect

Recognizing the need for new space conditioning and water heating systems for manufactured housing, DeLima Associates assembled a team to develop a space conditioning system that would enhance comfort conditions while also reducing energy usage at the systems level. The product, Comboflair® was defined as a result of a needs analysis of project sponsors and industry stakeholders. An integrated system would be developed that would combine a packaged airconditioning system with a small-duct, high-velocity air distribution system. In its basic configuration, the source for space heating would be a gas water heater. The complete system would be installed at the manufactured home factory and would require no site installation work at the homesite as is now required with conventional split-system air conditioners. Several prototypes were fabricated and tested before a field test unit was completed in October 2005. The Comboflair® system, complete with ductwork, was installed in a 1,984 square feet, double-wide manufactured home built by Palm Harbor Homes in Austin, TX. After the home was transported and installed at a Palm Harbor dealer lot in Austin, TX, a data acquisition system was installed for remote data collection. Over 60 parameters were continuously monitored and measurements were transmitted to a remote site every 15 minutes for performance analysis. The Comboflair® system was field tested from February 2006 until April 2007. The cooling system performed in accordance with the design specifications. The heating system initially could not provide the needed capacity at peak heating conditions until the water heater was replaced with a higher capacity standard water heater. All system comfort goals were then met. As a result of field testing, we have identified improvements to be made to specific components for incorporation into production models. The Comboflair® system will be manufactured by Unico, Inc. at their new production facility in St. Louis, MO. The product will be initially launched in the hot-humid climates of the southern U.S.

Henry DeLima; Joe Akin; Joseph Pietsch

2008-09-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Potential for Reducing Consumption Through Distribution Efficiency  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In 2007, EPRI released a Prism analysis, providing a technically and economically feasible roadmap for the electricity sector to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions. This approach has been extended to evaluate the utility distribution sector and opportunities to improve efficiency and reduce consumption. Possible improvements in efficiency are estimated by improvement category, including use of more efficient transformers and better reactive power management. Voltage optimization is a significant option ...

2010-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Green Circuits: Distribution Efficiency Case Studies  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) Green Circuits project was a collaborative effort of 22 utilities. The main goal of the project was to evaluate ways to improve distribution efficiency. Modeling, economic evaluations, and field trials formed the core of the research effort. To evaluate efficiency improvements, 66 circuit case studies were modeled and fine-tuned, based on field data. Field trials of voltage optimization were implemented on nine circuits. Detailed advanced metering infrastructu...

2011-10-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Efficient Communication Interfaces for Distributed Energy Resources  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The IEC 61850 standard originally was developed for the substation automation. During the past years it was adapted for the integration of distributed energy resources into communication networks, however, with specific requirements. Many small and midsize ... Keywords: Client-Server, Data Modeling, Distributed Systems, Information and Communication Technologies, Networks

Heinz Frank; Sidonia Mesentean

2010-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Cooling water distribution system  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

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.

Orr, Richard (Pittsburgh, PA)

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Managing Distributed Temperature Measurements in an Embedded System of a 3-Phase 10 kVA Energy Efficient Switchable Distribution Transformer Employing a Modular Approach  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Temperature measurements are one of the most significant factors in condition monitoring and protecting transformers as well as estimating their life expectancy. With switchable transformers, it is also significant to carry out temperature monitoring ... Keywords: Switchable Transformer, Distributed Temperature Measurement, Controller Area Network, Modular Approach

H. A. Dharmawan; S. A. M. Ali

2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Distribution System Research Priorities  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Mark McGranaghan Mark McGranaghan EPRI ELECTRICITY DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM WORKSHOP Crystal City, VA September 24, 2012 Distribution System Research Priorities 2 © 2012 Electric Power Research Institute, Inc. All rights reserved. The Power System Roadmaps start with a Vision Future Power System will require new technologies, infrastructure, and control systems 3 © 2012 Electric Power Research Institute, Inc. All rights reserved. R&D Roadmaps - Coordination is Critical Roadmaps are living documents 4 © 2012 Electric Power Research Institute, Inc. All rights reserved. Developing the next generation grid * Industry needs new technologies, communication protocols, and information management methods - More variable generation sources and controllable loads - Aging infrastructure

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Electricity Distribution System Workshop  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Grid Tech Team Grid Tech Team Discussion Summary Electricity Distribution System Workshop 2 Table of Contents INTRODUCTION ............................................................................................................................................. 3 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY .................................................................................................................................. 4 Process ...................................................................................................................................................... 4 Common Themes ...................................................................................................................................... 5 Discussion Topic Tables ............................................................................................................................. 8

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Efficiency of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Relative to Manned Aircraft for Surveying Bowhead Whale Distribution and Density in the Arctic  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

, interest in the use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) as an aerial survey platform for studying BCB manned aircraft surveys as part of the Bowhead Whale Aerial Survey Project (BWASP) (Monnett and Treacy through funding from MMS (Fig. 1). BWASP and COMIDA aerial surveys followed a linetransect protocol

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Distribution System Losses Evaluation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Currently, there is not an industry standard on how utilities calculate and account for electrical losses and reductions in electric system losses. Computer models used to analyze power flows typically only include the primary components of the distribution system infrastructure. More detailed electric system models can benefit utilities by providing more accurate loss calculations as well as benefits for system planning and engineering. The utility industry could benefit from having a consistent and uni...

2008-12-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Efficient decoy-state quantum key distribution with quantified security  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We analyse the finite-size security of the efficient Bennett-Brassard 1984 protocol implemented with decoy states and apply the results to a gigahertz-clocked quantum key distribution system. Despite the enhanced security level, the obtained secure key rates are the highest reported so far at all fibre distances.

M. Lucamarini; K. A. Patel; J. F. Dynes; B. Fröhlich; A. W. Sharpe; A. R. Dixon; Z. L. Yuan; R. V. Penty; A. J. Shields

2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Distributed Energy-Efficient Hierarchical Clustering for Wireless Sensor Networks  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Distributed Energy-Efficient Hierarchical Clustering for Wireless Sensor Networks Ping Ding, Jo important. In this paper, we propose a distributed weight-based energy-efficient hierarchical clustering of the network topology. Younis and Fahmy [4] propose a Hybrid Energy-Efficient Distributed clustering (HEED

Holliday, JoAnne

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Energy-efficient distributed spectrum sensing with convex optimization  

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Energy-efficient distributed spectrum sensing with convex optimization Sina Maleki, Ashish paid to schemes that are energy-efficient. It is known that although distributed detection schemes with the number of cognitive radios. An energy-efficient distributed sensing scheme was pro- posed in [7], based

Leus, Geert

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Optimization of distribution transformer efficiency characteristics. Final report, March 1979  

SciTech Connect

A method for distribution transformer loss evaluation was derived. The total levalized annual cost method was used and was extended to account properly for conditions of energy cost inflation, peak load growth, and transformer changeout during the evaluation period. The loss costs included were the no-load and load power losses, no-load and load reactive losses, and the energy cost of regulation. The demand and energy components of loss costs were treated separately to account correctly for the diversity of load losses and energy cost inflation. The complete distribution transformer loss evaluation equation is shown, with the nomenclature and definitions for the parameters provided. Tasks described are entitled: Establish Loss Evaluation Techniques; Compile System Cost Parameters; Compile Load Parameters and Loading Policies; Develop Transformer Cost/Performance Relationship; Define Characteristics of Multiple Efficiency Transformer Package; Minimize Life Cycle Cost Based on Single Efficiency Characteristic Transformer Design; Minimize Life Cycle Cost Based on Multiple Efficiency Characteristic Transformer Design; and Interpretation.

1980-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Distributed Optimization System  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A search system and method for controlling multiple agents to optimize an objective using distributed sensing and cooperative control. The search agent can be one or more physical agents, such as a robot, and can be software agents for searching cyberspace. The objective can be: chemical sources, temperature sources, radiation sources, light sources, evaders, trespassers, explosive sources, time dependent sources, time independent sources, function surfaces, maximization points, minimization points, and optimal control of a system such as a communication system, an economy, a crane, and a multi-processor computer.

Hurtado, John E. (Albuquerque, NM); Dohrmann, Clark R. (Albuquerque, NM); Robinett, III, Rush D. (Tijeras, NM)

2004-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Heat Distribution Systems | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Distribution Systems Distribution Systems Heat Distribution Systems May 16, 2013 - 5:26pm Addthis Radiators are used in steam and hot water heating. | Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto/Jot Radiators are used in steam and hot water heating. | Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto/Jot Heat is distributed through your home in a variety of ways. Forced-air systems use ducts that can also be used for central air conditioning and heat pump systems. Radiant heating systems also have unique heat distribution systems. That leaves two heat distribution systems -- steam radiators and hot water radiators. Steam Radiators Steam heating is one of the oldest heating technologies, but the process of boiling and condensing water is inherently less efficient than more modern systems, plus it typically suffers from significant lag times between the

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Distributed Systems for Energy Management  

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buildings-to-grid, responsive loads, on-line monitoring of efficiency programs, microgrids, and other forms of distributed resource management. A key challenge will be the...

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Definition: Distribution Management System | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Management System Management System Jump to: navigation, search Dictionary.png Distribution Management System A Distribution Management System (DMS) is a utility IT system capable of collecting, organizing, displaying and analyzing real-time or near real-time electric distribution system information. A DMS can also allow operators to plan and execute complex distribution system operations in order to increase system efficiency, optimize power flows, and prevent overloads. A DMS can interface with other operations applications such as geographic information systems (GIS), outage management systems (OMS), and customer information systems (CIS) to create an integrated view of distribution operations.[1] View on Wikipedia Wikipedia Definition In the recent years, utilization of electrical energy increased

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Model Energy Conversion Efficiency of Biological Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

MML Researchers Model Energy Conversion Efficiency of Biological Systems. Novel, highly efficient energy conversion ...

2013-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Pump Systems Optimization: Energy Efficiency  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Pump Systems Pump Systems Optimization: Energy Efficiency and Bottom-Line Savings Host this one-day course to help participants learn how to identify and reduce hidden operation and energy costs. Participants will: * Identify energy savings * Increase profitability * Increase reliability * Earn seven PDH credits Attendees of the "Pump Systems Optimization" one-day course will gain valuable new skills to help them improve centrifugal pump system efficiency to reduce energy and operating costs while earning seven professional development hour (PDH) credits from the Hydraulic Institute. Topics covered include:* * Why Efficient Pump Systems Are Important

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DOE Electricity Distribution System Workshop  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM WORKSHOP DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM WORKSHOP Mapping Challenges and Opportunities to Help Guide DOE R&D Investments over the Next Five Years Sheraton Crystal City, 1800 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Arlington, Virginia September 24-26, 2012 AGENDA Monday, September 24, 2012 1:00-1:30 Welcome and Introduction to the Grid Tech Team (GTT), Vision, and Framework The GTT synchronizes all grid-related activities across the DOE Dr. Anjan Bose, Grid Tech Team Lead 1:30-1:50 OE Vision, Activities, and Issues Patricia A. Hoffman, Assistant Secretary for the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE) 1:50-2:10 EERE Vision, Activities, and Issues Dr. David Danielson, Assistant Secretary for the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) 2:10-2:40 Open Q&A Rich Scheer,

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Pupillary efficient lighting system  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A lighting system having at least two independent lighting subsystems each with a different ratio of scotopic illumination to photopic illumination. The radiant energy in the visible region of the spectrum of the lighting subsystems can be adjusted relative to each other so that the total scotopic illumination of the combined system and the total photopic illumination of the combined system can be varied independently. The dilation or contraction of the pupil of an eye is controlled by the level of scotopic illumination and because the scotopic and photopic illumination can be separately controlled, the system allows the pupil size to be varied independently of the level of photopic illumination. Hence, the vision process can be improved for a given level of photopic illumination. 5 figs.

Berman, S.M.; Jewett, D.L.

1989-04-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Pupillary efficient lighting system  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A lighting system having at least two independent lighting subsystems each with a different ratio of scotopic illumination to photopic illumination. The radiant energy in the visible region of the spectrum of the lighting subsystems can be adjusted relative to each other so that the total scotopic illumination of the combined system and the total photopic illumination of the combined system can be varied independently. The dilation or contraction of the pupil of an eye is controlled by the level of scotopic illumination and because the scotopic and photopic illumination can be separately controlled, the system allows the pupil size to be varied independently of the level of photopic illumination. Hence, the vision process can be improved for a given level of photopic illumination.

Berman, Samuel M. (San Francisco, CA); Jewett, Don L. (Mill Valley, CA)

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Quality monitored distributed voting system  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A quality monitoring system can detect certain system faults and fraud attempts in a distributed voting system. The system uses decoy voters to cast predetermined check ballots. Absent check ballots can indicate system faults. Altered check ballots can indicate attempts at counterfeiting votes. The system can also cast check ballots at predetermined times to provide another check on the distributed voting system. 6 figs.

Skogmo, D.

1997-03-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Ductless Hydronic Distribution Systems  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

8, 2011 8, 2011 Ductless Hydronic Distribution Systems Welcome to the Webinar! We will start at 1:00 PM Eastern Time Be sure that you are also dialed into the telephone conference call: Dial-in number: 800-779-8694; Pass code: 2506667 Download the presentation at: www.buildingamerica.gov/meetings.html Building Technologies Program eere.energy.gov * Reduce energy use in new and existing residential buildings * Promote building science and systems engineering / integration approach * "Do no harm": Ensure safety, health and durability are maintained or improved * Accelerate adoption of high performance technologies www.buildingamerica.gov Introduction to Building America Building Technologies Program eere.energy.gov Building America Industry Consortia

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Measuring advances in HVAC distribution system designs  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Substantial commercial building energy savings have been achieved by improving the performance of the HVAC distribution system. The energy savings result from distribution system design improvements, advanced control capabilities, and use of variable-speed motors. Yet, much of the commercial building stock remains equipped with inefficient systems. Contributing to this is the absence of a definition for distribution system efficiency as well as the analysis methods for quantifying performance. This research investigates the application of performance indices to assess design advancements in commercial building thermal distribution systems. The index definitions are based on a first and second law of thermodynamics analysis of the system. The second law or availability analysis enables the determination of the true efficiency of the system. Availability analysis is a convenient way to make system efficiency comparisons since performance is evaluated relative to an ideal process. A TRNSYS simulation model is developed to analyze the performance of two distribution system types, a constant air volume system and a variable air volume system, that serve one floor of a large office building. Performance indices are calculated using the simulation results to compare the performance of the two systems types in several locations. Changes in index values are compared to changes in plant energy, costs, and carbon emissions to explore the ability of the indices to estimate these quantities.

Franconi, Ellen

1998-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Measuring Advances in HVAC Distribution System Design  

SciTech Connect

Substantial commercial building energy savings have been achieved by improving the performance of the HV AC distribution system. The energy savings result from distribution system design improvements, advanced control capabilities, and use of variable-speed motors. Yet, much of the commercial building stock remains equipped with inefficient systems. Contributing to this is the absence of a definition for distribution system efficiency as well as the analysis methods for quantifying performance. This research investigates the application of performance indices to assess design advancements in commercial building thermal distribution systems. The index definitions are based on a first and second law of thermodynamics analysis of the system. The second law or availability analysis enables the determination of the true efficiency of the system. Availability analysis is a convenient way to make system efficiency comparisons since performance is evaluated relative to an ideal process. A TRNSYS simulation model is developed to analyze the performance of two distribution system types, a constant air volume system and a variable air volume system, that serve one floor of a large office building. Performance indices are calculated using the simulation results to compare the performance of the two systems types in several locations. Changes in index values are compared to changes in plant energy, costs, and carbon emissions to explore the ability of the indices to estimate these quantities.

Franconi, E.

1998-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Efficiency/Demand Response/Smart Grid/Distribution ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

U.S. Energy Information Administration Independent Statistics & Analysis www.eia.gov Energy Efficiency/Demand Response/Smart Grid/Distribution ...

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Thermal distribution systems in commercial buildings  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

Thermal distribution systems in commercial buildings Thermal distribution systems in commercial buildings Title Thermal distribution systems in commercial buildings Publication Type Journal Article LBNL Report Number LBNL-51860 Year of Publication 2003 Authors Diamond, Richard C., Craig P. Wray, Darryl J. Dickerhoff, Nance Matson, and Duo Wang Start Page Chapter Abstract Previous research suggests that HVAC thermal distribution systems in commercial buildings suffer from thermal losses, such as those caused by duct air leakage and poor duct location. Due to a lack of metrics and data showing the potentially large energy savings from reducing these losses, the California building industry has mostly overlooked energy efficiency improvements in this area. The purpose of this project is to obtain the technical knowledge needed to properly measure and understand the energy efficiency of these systems. This project has three specific objectives: to develop metrics and diagnostics for determining system efficiencies, to develop design and retrofit information that the building industry can use to improve these systems, and to determine the energy impacts associated with duct leakage airflows in an existing large commercial building. The primary outcome of this project is the confirmation that duct leakage airflows can significantly impact energy use in large commercial buildings: our measurements indicate that adding 15% duct leakage at operating conditions leads to an increase in fan power of about 25 to 35%. This finding is consistent with impacts of increased duct leakage airflows on fan power that have been predicted by previous simulations. Other project outcomes include the definition of a new metric for distribution system efficiency, the demonstration of a reliable test for determining duct leakage airflows, and the development of new techniques for duct sealing. We expect that the project outcomes will lead to new requirements for commercial thermal distribution system efficiency in future revisions of California's Title 24.

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41

Strategy Guideline: Compact Air Distribution Systems  

SciTech Connect

This Strategy Guideline discusses the benefits and challenges of using a compact air distribution system to handle the reduced loads and reduced air volume needed to condition the space within an energy efficient home. Traditional systems sized by 'rule of thumb' (i.e., 1 ton of cooling per 400 ft2 of floor space) that 'wash' the exterior walls with conditioned air from floor registers cannot provide appropriate air mixing and moisture removal in low-load homes. A compact air distribution system locates the HVAC equipment centrally with shorter ducts run to interior walls, and ceiling supply outlets throw the air toward the exterior walls along the ceiling plane; alternatively, high sidewall supply outlets throw the air toward the exterior walls. Potential drawbacks include resistance from installing contractors or code officials who are unfamiliar with compact air distribution systems, as well as a lack of availability of low-cost high sidewall or ceiling supply outlets to meet the low air volumes with good throw characteristics. The decision criteria for a compact air distribution system must be determined early in the whole-house design process, considering both supply and return air design. However, careful installation of a compact air distribution system can result in lower material costs from smaller equipment, shorter duct runs, and fewer outlets; increased installation efficiencies, including ease of fitting the system into conditioned space; lower loads on a better balanced HVAC system, and overall improved energy efficiency of the home.

Burdick, A.

2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

42

Efficient Construction of (Distributed) Verifiable Random Functions  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We give the first simple and efficient construction of verifiable random functions (VRFs). VRFs, introduced by Micali et al. [13], combine the properties of regular pseudorandom functions (PRFs) (i.e., indistinguishability from a random function) and ...

Yevgeniy Dodis

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

43

Energy Efficiency in Cryogenic Fractionation Through Distributive Distillation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The Advanced Recovery System (ARS) is a patented process that uses the principle of distributed distillation to achieve energy efficiency in the olefins process. This paper describes the concept of ARS and how, by integrating the chill-down and cryogenic fractionation steps, the technology can significantly reduce refrigeration power requirements. ARS technology can be applied to revamps of existing plants as well as new plant designs. Additional applications are now being considered in the integration of refinery off-gas streams with other olefins process.

Carradine, C. R.; McCue, R. H.

1992-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

44

Distributional and Efficiency Impacts of Clean and Renewable Energy Standards  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Distributional and Efficiency Impacts of Clean and Renewable Energy Standards for Electricity on recycled paper #12;Distributional and Efficiency Impacts of Clean and Renewable Energy Standards Change Science (CGCS) and the Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research (CEEPR). These two

45

Energy Efficiency Standards for Distribution Transformers: The...  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

for Distribution Transformers: The Importance of the Load Factor Assessment from an Energy Saving Point of View. Speaker(s): Norma Anglani Date: April 10, 2001 - 12:00pm...

46

Alternative Fuels Data Center: Transportation System Efficiency  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (EERE)

Transportation System Transportation System Efficiency to someone by E-mail Share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Transportation System Efficiency on Facebook Tweet about Alternative Fuels Data Center: Transportation System Efficiency on Twitter Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Transportation System Efficiency on Google Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Transportation System Efficiency on Delicious Rank Alternative Fuels Data Center: Transportation System Efficiency on Digg Find More places to share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Transportation System Efficiency on AddThis.com... More in this section... Idle Reduction Parts & Equipment Maintenance Driving Behavior Fleet Rightsizing System Efficiency Ridesharing Mass Transit Active Transit Multi-Modal Transportation Telework

47

Gossiping in distributed systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Exchange of information between various nodes in a distributed network can be useful to utilize the available resources effectively. Gossiping algorithms can be used for this purpose. We begin with a survey of various gossiping schemes for different types of network topologies. Two types of gossiping techniques have traditionally been studied and used: (i) schemes in which there is an initiator to start the algorithm and (ii) sch emes without an initiator. These are again sub-divided into two classes: (i) each node knowing the entire graph of the network and (ii) each node knowing only its neighbors. In the schemes with an initiator, the leader initiates the algorithm and subsequently other nodes in the system participate in the algorithm when they are told to do so by a node which already participates in the algorithm. Assuming that each node knows only its neighbors, we propose and implement a gossiping scheme which can compromise message complexity with the time taken to reach consensus. This scheme assumes that one of the nodes is the initiator. We also propose a method for gossiping in an arbitrary graph without an initiator where nodes communicate asynchronously using timeouts.

Penubothu, Muralidhar V

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

48

The Application and Verification of ASHRAE 152-2004 (Method of Test for Determining the Design and Seasonal Efficiencies of Residential Thermal Distribution Systems) to DOE-2-1e Simulation Program  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This report describes the application and verification of duct model on DOE 2.1e version 119 using ASHRAE 152-2004 (Method of Test for Determining the Design and Seasonal Efficiencies of Residential Thermal Distribution Systems). It begins with a concept of duct model which is developed by ASHRAE and shows the application and the verification of the duct model to DOE 2.1e version 119 simulation program.

Kim, S.; Haberl, J. S.

2008-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

49

Distributed hash sketches: Scalable, efficient, and accurate cardinality estimation for distributed multisets  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Counting items in a distributed system, and estimating the cardinality of multisets in particular, is important for a large variety of applications and a fundamental building block for emerging Internet-scale information systems. Examples of such applications ... Keywords: Distributed estimation, distributed cardinality estimation, distributed data summary structures, distributed information systems, hash sketches, peer-to-peer networks and systems

N. Ntarmos; P. Triantafillou; G. Weikum

2009-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

50

Engineering Guide for Integration of Distributed Generation and Storage into Power Distribution Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Distributed resources (DR) hold great promise for improving the efficiency and reliability of electric power systems. The work described in this report focuses on distributed generation and storage, a subset of the larger family of DR technologies.

2000-12-11T23:59:59.000Z

51

Efficient hardware generation of random variates with arbitrary distributions  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This paper presents a technique for efficiently generating random numbers from a given probability distribution. This is achieved by using a generic hardware architecture, which transforms uniform random numbers according to a distribution mapping stored in RAM, and a software approximation generator that creates distribution mappings for any given target distribution. This technique has many features not found in current non-uniform random number generators, such as the ability to adjust the target distribution while the generator is running, per-cycle switching between distributions, and the ability to generate distributions with discontinuities in the Probability Density Function. 1.

David B. Thomas; Wayne Luk

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

52

ANN - based distribution system reconfiguration  

SciTech Connect

This paper describes an Artificial Neural Network (ANN) - based distribution system reconfiguration scheme to reduce system loss. The ANN is trained for different load levels and different network topologies. The proposed scheme has been tested using a 38 - bus distribution system. The results are very promising.

Momoh, J.A.; Wang, Yanchun [Howard Univ., Washington, DC (United States). Electrical Engineering Dept.; Rizy, D.T. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)

1997-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

53

Efficient code distribution in wireless sensor networks  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The need to reprogramme a wireless sensor network may arise from changing application requirements, bug fixes, or during the application development cycle. Once deployed, it will be impractical at best to reach each individual node. Thus, a scheme is ... Keywords: code distribution, compression, reprogramming, sensor networks, string distance, wireless

Niels Reijers; Koen Langendoen

2003-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

54

Distribution Management Systems Planning Guide  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

No portion of the electric power grid has been impacted more significantly by the Smart Grid concept than the electric distribution system. In the past, the distribution portion of the system received little attention compared to transmission and generation systems unless the lights went out. Since the dawn of the smart grid era, many electric distribution utilities have transitioned from (or are in the process of transitioning from) a mostly manual, paper-driven business process to electronic ...

2013-03-22T23:59:59.000Z

55

Economic analysis of efficient distribution transformer trends  

SciTech Connect

This report outlines an approach that will account for uncertainty in the development of evaluation factors used to identify transformer designs with the lowest total owning cost (TOC). The TOC methodology is described and the most highly variable parameters are discussed. The model is developed to account for uncertainties as well as statistical distributions for the important parameters. Sample calculations are presented. The TOC methodology is applied to data provided by two utilities in order to test its validity.

Downing, D.J.; McConnell, B.W.; Barnes, P.R.; Hadley, S.W.; Van Dyke, J.W.

1998-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy-efficient control of a smart grid with sustainable homes based on distributing risk  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The goal of this thesis is to develop a distributed control system for a smart grid with sustainable homes. A central challenge is how to enhance energy efficiency in the presence of uncertainty. A major source of uncertainty ...

Ono, Masahiro, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

57

Electricity Distribution System Workshop  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Discussion Summary Discussion Summary Electricity Transmission System Workshop 1 Grid Tech Team Discussion Summary Electricity Transmission System Workshop 2 Table of Contents INTRODUCTION ............................................................................................................................................. 3 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY .................................................................................................................................. 4 Process ...................................................................................................................................................... 4 Synthesized Challenges ............................................................................................................................. 5

58

Distributed energy-efficient hierarchical clustering for wireless sensor networks  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Since nodes in a sensor network have limited energy, prolonging the network lifetime and improving scalability become important. In this paper, we propose a distributed weight-based energy-efficient hierarchical clustering protocol (DWEHC). Each node ...

Ping Ding; JoAnne Holliday; Aslihan Celik

2005-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

59

Development of an Integrated Distribution Management System  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This final report details the components, functionality, costs, schedule and benefits of developing an Integrated Distribution Management System (IDMS) for power distribution system operation. The Distribution Automation (DA) and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems used by electric power companies to manage the distribution of electric power to retail energy consumers are vital components of the Nation’s critical infrastructure. Providing electricity is an essential public service and a disruption in that service, if not quickly restored, could threaten the public safety and the Nation’s economic security. Our Nation’s economic prosperity and quality of life have long depended on the essential services that utilities provide; therefore, it is necessary to ensure that electric utilities are able to conduct their operations safely and efficiently. A fully integrated technology of applications is needed to link various remote sensing, communications and control devices with other information tools that help guide Power Distribution Operations personnel. A fully implemented IDMS will provide this, a seamlessly integrated set of applications to raise electric system operating intelligence. IDMS will enhance DA and SCADA through integration of applications such as Geographic Information Systems, Outage Management Systems, Switching Management and Analysis, Operator Training Simulator, and other Advanced Applications, including unbalanced load flow and fault isolation/service restoration. These apps are capable of utilizing and obtaining information from appropriately installed DER, and by integrating disparate systems, the Distribution Operators will benefit from advanced capabilities when analyzing, controlling and operating the electric system.

Schatz, Joe E.

2010-10-20T23:59:59.000Z

60

Aruna Ravinagarajan System Energy Efficiency Lab  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Aruna Ravinagarajan System Energy Efficiency Lab Aruna Ravinagarajan Advisor : Prof. Tajana Simunic of monitoring a structure over time and identifying damage System Energy Efficiency Lab damage A wireless sensor Efficiency Lab #12;SHM ­ How is it done?SHM ­ How is it done? System Energy Efficiency Lab Stuart G Taylor

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Energy Efficiency Standards for Distribution Transformers: The Importance  

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Energy Efficiency Standards for Distribution Transformers: The Importance Energy Efficiency Standards for Distribution Transformers: The Importance of the Load Factor Assessment from an Energy Saving Point of View. Speaker(s): Norma Anglani Date: April 10, 2001 - 12:00pm Location: Bldg. 90 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Kristina LaCommare The energy saving assessment for each chosen transformer is a very important issue in the rule-making process, not only because of the obvious environmental consequences but also considering the economic impact of the standards. The life cycle cost equation, which is a keystone feature, is also affected by the correct definition of the savings achieved by improving the efficiency of each class of transformers. Setting up efficiency standards by looking at what is offered in the current distribution transformers market doesn't necessarily entail an improvement

62

Best Practices for Energy Efficient Cleanrooms Efficient HVAC Systems: Variable-Speed-Drive Chillers  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

resource/24/ ASHRAE handbook – HVAC systems and equipments.Efficient Cleanrooms Efficient HVAC Systems: Variable-Speed-Efficient Cleanrooms Efficient HVAC Water Systems: Variable-

Xu, Tengfang

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

63

Hybrid distributed generation for power distribution systems planning  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents planning models for hybrid distributed generation systems, as well as the results corresponding to a distribution systems planning problem obtained using a new computational tool based on a Geographic Information System, GIS. This ... Keywords: distributed generation (DG), geographical information systems (GIS), hybrid power systems, optimal planning

I. J. Ramírez-Rosado; P. J. Zorzano-Santamaría; L. A. Fernández-Jiménez; E. García-Garrido; P. Lara-Santillán; E. Zorzano-Alba; M. Mendoza-Villena

2006-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

64

Advanced Energy Efficient Roof System  

SciTech Connect

Energy consumption in buildings represents 40 percent of primary U.S. energy consumption, split almost equally between residential (22%) and commercial (18%) buildings.1 Space heating (31%) and cooling (12%) account for approximately 9 quadrillion Btu. Improvements in the building envelope can have a significant impact on reducing energy consumption. Thermal losses (or gains) from the roof make up 14 percent of the building component energy load. Infiltration through the building envelope, including the roof, accounts for an additional 28 percent of the heating loads and 16 percent of the cooling loads. These figures provide a strong incentive to develop and implement more energy efficient roof systems. The roof is perhaps the most challenging component of the building envelope to change for many reasons. The engineered roof truss, which has been around since 1956, is relatively low cost and is the industry standard. The roof has multiple functions. A typical wood frame home lasts a long time. Building codes vary across the country. Customer and trade acceptance of new building products and materials may impede market penetration. The energy savings of a new roof system must be balanced with other requirements such as first and life-cycle costs, durability, appearance, and ease of construction. Conventional residential roof construction utilizes closely spaced roof trusses supporting a layer of sheathing and roofing materials. Gypsum board is typically attached to the lower chord of the trusses forming the finished ceiling for the occupied space. Often in warmer climates, the HVAC system and ducts are placed in the unconditioned and otherwise unusable attic. High temperature differentials and leaky ducts result in thermal losses. Penetrations through the ceilings are notoriously difficult to seal and lead to moisture and air infiltration. These issues all contribute to greater energy use and have led builders to consider construction of a conditioned attic. The options considered to date are not ideal. One approach is to insulate between the trusses at the roof plane. The construction process is time consuming and costs more than conventional attic construction. Moreover, the problems of air infiltration and thermal bridges across the insulation remain. Another approach is to use structurally insulated panels (SIPs), but conventional SIPs are unlikely to be the ultimate solution because an additional underlying support structure is required except for short spans. In addition, wood spline and metal locking joints can result in thermal bridges and gaps in the foam. This study undertook a more innovative approach to roof construction. The goal was to design and evaluate a modular energy efficient panelized roof system with the following attributes: (1) a conditioned and clear attic space for HVAC equipment and additional finished area in the attic; (2) manufactured panels that provide structure, insulation, and accommodate a variety of roofing materials; (3) panels that require support only at the ends; (4) optimal energy performance by minimizing thermal bridging and air infiltration; (5) minimal risk of moisture problems; (6) minimum 50-year life; (7) applicable to a range of house styles, climates and conditions; (8) easy erection in the field; (9) the option to incorporate factory-installed solar systems into the panel; and (10) lowest possible cost. A nationwide market study shows there is a defined market opportunity for such a panelized roof system with production and semi-custom builders in the United States. Senior personnel at top builders expressed interest in the performance attributes and indicate long-term opportunity exists if the system can deliver a clear value proposition. Specifically, builders are interested in (1) reducing construction cycle time (cost) and (2) offering increased energy efficiency to the homebuyer. Additional living space under the roof panels is another low-cost asset identified as part of the study. The market potential is enhanced through construction activity levels in target marke

Jane Davidson

2008-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Distribution System Planning with Distributed Generation: Optimal versus Heuristic Approach.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??Distribution system design and planning is facing a major change in paradigm because of deregulation of the power industry and with rapid penetration of distributed… (more)

Bin Humayd, Abdullah

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

66

Distribution System Design for Strategic Use of Distributed Generation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This project was undertaken to identify distribution system design characteristics that limit widespread distributed generation (DG) penetration in utility distribution systems and to suggest new system design paths that increase strategic use of DG by distribution system operators. This work in 2005 was the first phase (requirements definition) of a multi-year project in the EPRI Advanced Distribution Automation (ADA) program plan. The multi-year project calls for design, implementation, and testing of ...

2005-12-19T23:59:59.000Z

67

AC versus DC distribution systems- Did we get it right?  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

We presently enjoy a predominantly ac electrical distribution system, the engineering basis for which was designed over 100 years ago. While ac distribution systems have served us well, we should periodically pause to assess what opportunities we have accepted or been denied by the overwhelming predominance of ac electrical power distribution systems. What opportunities could be obtained by engineering dc distribution into at least portions of our present system? What advantages of the present ac distribution system should be recognized and protected? This paper will focus on distribution within premise and low-voltage distribution systems. Specifically, we will address the conversion efficiency costs of adopting various premise ac and dc distribution system topologies. According to a simple predictive model formulated in this paper, premise residential dc distribution will incur unfavorable total conversion efficiency compared with existing ac premise distribution. However, if a residence is supplied by a fuel cell or another dc generator, the total conversion efficiency within a residential dc distribution system could be similar to, or even better than, that for ac distribution.

Hammerstrom, Donald J.

2007-06-28T23:59:59.000Z

68

Cooperatives of distributed energy resources for efficient virtual power plants  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The creation of Virtual Power Plants (VPPs) has been suggested in recent years as the means for achieving the cost-efficient integration of the many distributed energy resources (DERs) that are starting to emerge in the electricity network. In this work, ... Keywords: coalition formation, energy and emissions, incentives for cooperation, simulation

Georgios Chalkiadakis; Valentin Robu; Ramachandra Kota; Alex Rogers; Nicholas R. Jennings

2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

69

Efficient Communication Strategies For Distributed Signal Field Estimation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

consists of a certain number of low cost sensor nodes equipped with small batteries that are deployed networking applications is the estimation of spatially varying processes or fields. This could correspondEfficient Communication Strategies For Distributed Signal Field Estimation Waheed Bajwa Department

Bajwa, Waheed U.

70

Measuring Advances in HVAC Distribution System Design  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Gabel and Andresen, HVAC Secondary Toolkil. Atlanta: ASHRAE,P_02 Measuring Advances in HVAC Distribution System Designdesign and operation of the HVAC thermal distribution system

Franconi, E.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

71

Motor Systems Efficiency Supply Curves  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

expert opinion and available data from the United States, Canada, the European Union, Thailand, Vietnam, and Brazil, bottom-up energy efficiency supply curve models were...

72

Properly Understanding the Impacts of Distributed Resources on Distribution Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The subject paper discusses important impacts of distributed resources on distribution networks and feeders. These include capacity, line losses, voltage regulation, and central system support (such as volt/var via central generators and substation) as the number, placement and penetration levels of distributed resources are varied. Typically, the impacts of distributed resources on the distribution system are studied by using steady-state rather than dynamic analysis tools. However, the response time and transient impacts of both system equipment (such as substation/feeder capacitors) and distributed resources needs to be taken into account and only dynamic analysis will provide the full impact results. ORNL is wrapping up a study of distributed resources interconnected to a large distribution system considering the above variables. A report of the study and its results will be condensed into a paper for this panel session. The impact of distributed resources will vary as the penetration level reaches the capacity of the distribution feeder/system. The question is how high of a penetration of distributed resource can be accommodated on the distribution feeder/system without any major changes to system operation, design and protection. The impacts most surely will vary depending upon load composition, distribution and level. Also, it is expected that various placement of distributed resources will impact the distribution system differently.

Rizy, D Tom [ORNL; Li, Fangxing [ORNL; Li, Huijuan [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK); Adhikari, Sarina [ORNL; Kueck, John D [ORNL

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

73

Integrating Smart Distributed Energy Resources with Distribution Management Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

No portion of the electric power grid has been impacted more by grid modernization (that is, the “smart grid”) than the electric distribution system. A central part of this transformation is the distribution management system (DMS), which integrates numerous remote monitoring and central control facilities with enterprise-level systems to optimize distribution system performance and accomplish a variety of business goals. At the same time, distributed energy resources are often connected ...

2012-09-21T23:59:59.000Z

74

Enhanced distributed energy resource system  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A power transmission system including a direct current power source electrically connected to a conversion device for converting direct current into alternating current, a conversion device connected to a power distribution system through a junction, an energy storage device capable of producing direct current connected to a converter, where the converter, such as an insulated gate bipolar transistor, converts direct current from an energy storage device into alternating current and supplies the current to the junction and subsequently to the power distribution system. A microprocessor controller, connected to a sampling and feedback module and the converter, determines when the current load is higher than a set threshold value, requiring triggering of the converter to supply supplemental current to the power transmission system.

Atcitty, Stanley (Albuquerque, NM); Clark, Nancy H. (Corrales, NM); Boyes, John D. (Albuquerque, NM); Ranade, Satishkumar J. (Las Cruces, NM)

2007-07-03T23:59:59.000Z

75

Distributed Power Electronics for PV Systems (Presentation)  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

An overview of the benefits and applications of microinverters and DC power optimizers in residential systems. Some conclusions from this report are: (1) The impact of shade is greater than just the area of shade; (2) Additional mismatch losses include panel orientation, panel distribution, inverter voltage window, soiling; (3) Per-module devices can help increase performance, 4-12% or more depending on the system; (4) Value-added benefits (safety, monitoring, reduced design constraints) are helping their adoption; and (5) The residential market is growing rapidly. Efficiency increases, cost reductions are improving market acceptance. Panel integration will further reduce price and installation cost. Reliability remains an unknown.

Deline, C.

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

76

Metadata Efficiency in Versioning File Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Versioning file systems retain earlier versions of modified files, allowing recovery from user mistakes or system corruption. Unfortunately, conventional versioning systems do not efficiently record large numbers of versions. In particular, versioned ...

Craig A. N. Soules; Garth R. Goodson; John D. Strunk; Gregory R. Ganger

2003-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

77

Metadata efficiency in versioning file systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Versioning file systems retain earlier versions of modified files, allowing recovery from user mistakes or system corruption. Unfortunately, conventional versioning systems do not efficiently record large numbers of versions. In particular, versioned ...

Craig A. N. Soules; Garth R. Goodson; John D. Strunk; Gregory R. Ganger

2003-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

78

Protection system design for power distribution systems in the presence of distributed generation.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??The increasing presence of distributed generation and the steady modernization of power distribution system equipment have presented new opportunities in power distribution system studies. This… (more)

Mao, Yiming

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

79

Ada in distributed systems: an overview  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper reviews the available literature on the use of Ada in distributed systems. The following issues are discussed in more detail: units of distribution, program partitioning, building configurations, interprogram communication, type checking, ... Keywords: Ada, distributed systems, program partitioning

Marcin Paprzycki; Janusz Zalewski

1997-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

80

Distributional and Efficiency Impacts of Clean and Renewable Energy Standards for Electricity  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We examine the efficiency and distributional impacts of greenhouse gas policies directed toward the electricity

Rausch, Sebastian

2012-07-17T23:59:59.000Z

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81

CEBAF Distributed Data Acquisition System  

SciTech Connect

There are thousands of signals distributed throughout Jefferson Lab's Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility (CEBAF) that are useful for troubleshooting and identifying instabilities. Many of these signals are only available locally or monitored by systems with small bandwidths that cannot identify fast transients. The Distributed Data Acquisition (Dist DAQ) system will sample and record these signals simultaneously at rates up to 40 Msps. Its primary function will be to provide waveform records from signals throughout CEBAF to the Experimental Physics and Industrial Control System (EPICS). The waveforms will be collected after the occurrence of an event trigger. These triggers will be derived from signals such as periodic timers or accelerator faults. The waveform data can then be processed to quickly identify beam transport issues, thus reducing down time and increasing CEBAF performance. The Dist DAQ system will be comprised of multiple standalone chassis distributed throughout CEBAF. They will be interconnected via a fiber optic network to facilitate the global triggering of events. All of the chassis will also be connected directly to the CEBAF Ethernet and run EPICS locally. This allows for more flexibility than the typical configuration of a single board computer and other custom printed circuit boards (PCB) installed in a card cage.

Trent Allison; Thomas Powers

2005-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

82

Water Heaters and Hot Water Distribution Systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

distribution system, ground-source heat pump and ground heatdistribution systems, ground-source heat pumps and ground

Lutz, Jim

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

83

ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY DISTRIBUTED ENERGY STORAGE BATTERY  

SciTech Connect

Electro Energy, Inc. conducted a research project to develop an energy efficient and environmentally friendly bipolar Ni-MH battery for distributed energy storage applications. Rechargeable batteries with long life and low cost potentially play a significant role by reducing electricity cost and pollution. A rechargeable battery functions as a reservoir for storage for electrical energy, carries energy for portable applications, or can provide peaking energy when a demand for electrical power exceeds primary generating capabilities.

LANDI, J.T.; PLIVELICH, R.F.

2006-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

84

Optimization of distribution transformer efficiency characteristics. Final report  

SciTech Connect

A method for distribution transformer loss evaluation was derived. The total levelized annual cost method was used and was extended to account properly for conditions of energy cost inflation, peak load growth, and transformer changeout during the evaluation period. The loss costs included were the no-load and load power losses, no-load and load reactive losses, and the energy cost of regulation. The demand and energy components of loss costs were treated separately to account correctly for the diversity of load losses and energy cost inflation. An analysis was performed to find what level of transformer loss yields the minimum total levelized annual cost for a given kVA rating and a given set of load and cost parameters. Initial transformer costs as a function of no-load loss, load loss, and kVA were generated and used in the evaluation. Both single and multiple efficiency designs were considered. The total levelized annual costs of the two designs were compared. In each case the multiple efficiency design was less costly. A sensitivity analysis was performed to find the change in total levelized annual cost due to changes in the input parameters. Also, an analysis was conducted to determine the amount of energy required to produce the materials for distribution transformers. It was determined that the energy content of the extra materials used to produce a higher efficiency transformer was less than the amount of energy saved in operating costs. Therefore, from a total energy standpoint, it is worth using the extra energy to manufacture a more efficient transformer. Recommendations for distribution transformer efficiency characteristics and recommendations for further investigation are included. (LCL)

Braunstein, H.

1979-12-04T23:59:59.000Z

85

Sensors for Underground Distribution Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A variety of different sensors are needed for underground distribution applications. These include sensors for temperature monitoring to track possible overload issues and other issues that can cause heating in underground systems (for example, arcing), sensors for fault detection and characterization, and sensors for voltage and current monitoring to support a wide range of applications (for example, SCADA, volt/var control, and load flow management). In 2008, EPRI evaluated the present state of medium-...

2010-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

86

The ATLAS Distributed Analysis System  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In the LHC operations era, analysis of the multi-petabyte ATLAS data sample by globally distributed physicists is a challenging task. To attain the required scale the ATLAS Computing Model was designed around the concept of grid computing, realized in the Worldwide LHC Computing Grid (WLCG), the largest distributed computational resource existing in the sciences. The ATLAS experiment currently stores over 140 PB of data and runs about 140,000 concurrent jobs continuously at WLCG sites. During the first run of the LHC, the ATLAS Distributed Analysis (DA) service has operated stably and scaled as planned. More than 1600 users submitted jobs in 2012, with 2 million or more analysis jobs per week, peaking at about a million jobs per day. The system dynamically distributes popular data to expedite processing and maximally utilize resources. The reliability of the DA service is high but steadily improving; grid sites are continually validated against a set of standard tests, and a dedicated team of expert shifters ...

Legger, F; The ATLAS collaboration; Pacheco Pages, A; Stradling, A

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

87

Renewable and Efficient Electric Power Systems  

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.8.1 Ideal Transformers 37 1.8.2 Magnetization Losses 40 Problems 44 2 Fundamentals of Electric Power 51 2Renewable and Efficient Electric Power Systems Gilbert M. Masters Stanford University A JOHN WILEY & SONS, INC., PUBLICATION #12;#12;Renewable and Efficient Electric Power Systems #12;#12;Renewable

Kammen, Daniel M.

88

NREL: Electric Infrastructure Systems Research - Distributed...  

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the distributed power industry in the development and testing of distributed power systems. Researchers use state-of-the-art laboratories and outdoor test beds to characterize...

89

An analysis of DC distribution systems .  

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??The Master's Thesis research focuses on analyzing the possibilities of using Direct Current distribution systems to distribute power to end users. Considering the shift in… (more)

Ajitkumar, Rohit

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

90

Distributed Energy Storage Systems: Deployments and Learnings  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Distributed Energy Storage Systems (DESS) or so-called “edge-of-grid” systems are small scale energy storage systems that are positioned at the edge of the distribution grid, downstream of the distribution transformer, on the utility side of the meter. These systems have the potential to significantly improve power quality for the consumer, while also having the capability to provide distribution system support. Several field trials of these systems are presently underway or are being ...

2012-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

91

Air distribution effectiveness with stratified air distribution systems  

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, Ph.D Qingyan Chen, Ph.D. Student Member ASHRAE Fellow ASHRAE ABSTRACT Stratified air distribution distribution systems has been taken into consideration by the ASHRAE standards through the air distribution effectiveness. For example, Table 6-1 of ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 62.1-2004 (ASHRAE 2004) defines the minimum

Chen, Qingyan "Yan"

92

Improving Industrial Refrigeration System Efficiency - Actual Applications  

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This paper discusses actual design and modifications for increased system efficiency and includes reduced chilled liquid flow during part load operation, reduced condensing and increased evaporator temperatures for reduced system head, thermosiphon cycle cooling during winter operation, compressor intercooling, direct refrigeration vs. brine cooling, insulation of cold piping to reduce heat gain, multiple screw compressors for improved part load operation, evaporative condensers for reduced system head and pumping energy, and using high efficiency motors.

White, T. L.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

93

Compatpm: Enabling energy efficient multimedia workloads for distributed mobile platforms  

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The computation and communication abilities of modern platforms are enabling increasingly capable cooperative distributed mobile systems. An example is distributed multimedia processing of sensor data in robots deployed for search and rescue, where a system manager can exploit the application’s cooperative nature to optimize the distribution of roles and tasks in order to successfully accomplish the mission. Because of limited battery capacities, a critical task a manager must perform is online energy management. While support for power management has become common for the components that populate mobile platforms, what is lacking is integration and explicit coordination across the different management actions performed in a variety of system layers. This papers develops an integration approach for distributed multimedia applications, where a global manager specifies both a power operating point and a workload for a node to execute. Surprisingly, when jointly considering power and QoS, experimental evaluations show that using a simple deadline-driven approach to assigning frequencies can be non-optimal. These trends are further affected by certain characteristics of underlying power management mechanisms, which in our research, are identified as groupings that classify component power management as “compatible ” (VFC) or “incompatible ” (VFI) with voltage and frequency scaling. We build on these findings to develop CompatPM, a vertically integrated control strategy for power management in distributed mobile systems. Experimental evaluations of CompatPM indicate average energy improvements of 8 % when platform resources are managed jointly rather than independently, demonstrating that previous attempts to maximize battery life by simply minimizing frequency are inappropriate from a platform-level perspective.

Ripal Nathuji; Keith J. O’hara; Karsten Schwan; Tucker Balch

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

94

Advanced Sensor Technology Applications for Smart Distribution Systems  

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The desire to operate distribution systems efficiently and reliably is causing utilities to consider methods for increasing the number of monitoring points on their distribution feeders. Traditionally, installing metering-class current transformers (CTs) and potential transformers (PTs) on the distribution lines to monitor selected points on feeders was standard practice. Vendors have now developed high-accuracy current and voltage sensorsand some sensors that combine both measurementswhich accurately mo...

2010-12-09T23:59:59.000Z

95

Intrusion ripple analysis in distributed information systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Security is a very important aspect of distributed computing systems, especially in distributed information environments involving wide-area networks, such as internets. This paper addresses how a security breach, such as intrusion, propagates through ... Keywords: computer crime, distributed information systems, internets, intrusion ripple analysis, networked information system, ripple effect analysis, security breach propagation, software maintenance, wide-area networks

S. S. Yau; Jun Zhu

1997-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

96

Distributed fiber optic moisture intrusion sensing system  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Method and system for monitoring and identifying moisture intrusion in soil such as is contained in landfills housing radioactive and/or hazardous waste. The invention utilizes the principle that moist or wet soil has a higher thermal conductance than dry soil. The invention employs optical time delay reflectometry in connection with a distributed temperature sensing system together with heating means in order to identify discrete areas within a volume of soil wherein temperature is lower. According to the invention an optical element and, optionally, a heating element may be included in a cable or other similar structure and arranged in a serpentine fashion within a volume of soil to achieve efficient temperature detection across a large area or three dimensional volume of soil. Remediation, moisture countermeasures, or other responsive action may then be coordinated based on the assumption that cooler regions within a soil volume may signal moisture intrusion where those regions are located.

Weiss, Jonathan D. (Albuquerque, NM)

2003-06-24T23:59:59.000Z

97

Distributed Energy Systems Integration Group (Fact Sheet)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Factsheet developed to describe the activites of the Distributed Energy Systems Integration Group within NREL's Electricity, Resources, and Buildings Systems Integration center.

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2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

98

Distributed Sensor Coordination for Advanced Energy Systems  

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Distributed Sensor Coordination for Advanced Energy Systems Background As advanced energy systems grow in size, they require an increasing number of pressure, temperature, and...

99

AC/DC Smart Control and Power Sharing of DC Distribution Systems.  

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?? The purpose of this research is to develop a grid connected DC distribution system to ensure efficient integration of different alternate sources to the… (more)

Elshaer, Mohamed A

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

100

Critical Needs for Distribution System Operations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The electric power distribution system (voltages up to 35 kV) is the most extensive network. While the operation of this system is of great importance from the reliability and safety point of view, managing this network varies among utilities from cases where modern distribution management systems are utilized to cases of minimal central operational capability. Distribution Management Systems (DMS) provide real time information to DSOs for the continuous moment by moment (24 hours a day, 7 days a week) o...

2005-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy efficiency improvements in Chinese compressed air systems  

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Air Systems, Paper #071 Energy efficiency improvements into increase industrial energy efficiency. As a result, morein use. Over time, energy efficiency decreases and the cost

McKane, Aimee; Li, Li; Li, Yuqi; Taranto, T.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

102

Low jitter RF distribution system  

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A timing signal distribution system includes an optical frequency stabilized laser signal amplitude modulated at an rf frequency. A transmitter box transmits a first portion of the laser signal and receive a modified optical signal, and outputs a second portion of the laser signal and a portion of the modified optical signal. A first optical fiber carries the first laser signal portion and the modified optical signal, and a second optical fiber carries the second portion of the laser signal and the returned modified optical signal. A receiver box receives the first laser signal portion, shifts the frequency of the first laser signal portion outputs the modified optical signal, and outputs an electrical signal on the basis of the laser signal. A detector at the end of the second optical fiber outputs a signal based on the modified optical signal. An optical delay sensing circuit outputs a data signal based on the detected modified optical signal. An rf phase detect and correct signal circuit outputs a signal corresponding to a phase stabilized rf signal based on the data signal and the frequency received from the receiver box.

Wilcox, Russell; Doolittle, Lawrence; Huang, Gang

2012-09-18T23:59:59.000Z

103

Architecture of the Entropia Distributed Computing System  

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Distributed Computing, the exploitation of idle cycles on pervasive desktop PC systems offers the opportunity to increase the available computing power by orders of magnitude (10x - 1000x). However, for desktop PC distributed computing ...

Andrew A. Chien

2002-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

104

Advanced applications for distribution system optimization  

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The primary objective for distribution system operation has always been to provide acceptable voltage for all customers under all loading conditions while maintaining safe conditions for the field workforce and the general public and protecting distribution ...

R. W. Uluski

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

105

Residential hot water distribution systems: Roundtable session  

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include: combustion and standby losses from water heaters,System Efficiency Losses Standby Loss Combustion LossBecause of their very low standby losses they can achieve

Lutz, James D.; Klein, Gary; Springer, David; Howard, Bion D.

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

106

Efficient implementation of a multidimensional fast fourier transform on a distributed-memory parallel multi-node computer  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The present in invention is directed to a method, system and program storage device for efficiently implementing a multidimensional Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) of a multidimensional array comprising a plurality of elements initially distributed in a multi-node computer system comprising a plurality of nodes in communication over a network, comprising: distributing the plurality of elements of the array in a first dimension across the plurality of nodes of the computer system over the network to facilitate a first one-dimensional FFT; performing the first one-dimensional FFT on the elements of the array distributed at each node in the first dimension; re-distributing the one-dimensional FFT-transformed elements at each node in a second dimension via "all-to-all" distribution in random order across other nodes of the computer system over the network; and performing a second one-dimensional FFT on elements of the array re-distributed at each node in the second dimension, wherein the random order facilitates efficient utilization of the network thereby efficiently implementing the multidimensional FFT. The "all-to-all" re-distribution of array elements is further efficiently implemented in applications other than the multidimensional FFT on the distributed-memory parallel supercomputer.

Bhanot, Gyan V. (Princeton, NJ); Chen, Dong (Croton-On-Hudson, NY); Gara, Alan G. (Mount Kisco, NY); Giampapa, Mark E. (Irvington, NY); Heidelberger, Philip (Cortlandt Manor, NY); Steinmacher-Burow, Burkhard D. (Mount Kisco, NY); Vranas, Pavlos M. (Bedford Hills, NY)

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

107

Industrial Compressed Air System Energy Efficiency Guidebook.  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Energy efficient design, operation and maintenance of compressed air systems in industrial plants can provide substantial reductions in electric power and other operational costs. This guidebook will help identify cost effective, energy efficiency opportunities in compressed air system design, re-design, operation and maintenance. The guidebook provides: (1) a broad overview of industrial compressed air systems, (2) methods for estimating compressed air consumption and projected air savings, (3) a description of applicable, generic energy conservation measures, and, (4) a review of some compressed air system demonstration projects that have taken place over the last two years. The primary audience for this guidebook includes plant maintenance supervisors, plant engineers, plant managers and others interested in energy management of industrial compressed air systems.

United States. Bonneville Power Administration.

1993-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

108

SOFC combined cycle systems for distributed generation  

SciTech Connect

The final phase of the tubular SOFC development program will focus on the development and demonstration of pressurized solid oxide fuel cell (PSOFC)/gas turbine (GT) combined cycle power systems for distributed power applications. The commercial PSOFC/GT product line will cover the power range 200 kWe to 50 MWe, and the electrical efficiency for these systems will range from 60 to 75% (net AC/LHV CH4), the highest of any known fossil fueled power generation technology. The first demonstration of a pressurized solid oxide fuel cell/gas turbine combined cycle will be a proof-of-concept 250 kWe PSOFC/MTG power system consisting of a single 200 kWe PSOFC module and a 50 kWe microturbine generator (MTG). The second demonstration of this combined cycle will be 1.3 MWe fully packaged, commercial prototype PSOFC/GT power system consisting of two 500 kWe PSOFC modules and a 300 kWe gas turbine.

Brown, R.A.

1997-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

109

Managing trust in distributed agent systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Software agent technology has attracted much attention for developing various distributed systems, composed of autonomous agents interacting with one another using particular mechanisms and protocols. Such systems provide high-level reconfigurability, ... Keywords: distributed agent systems, security, situation-awareness, trust, trust management

Stephen S. Yau

2006-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

110

Optimal Network Reconfiguration for Electric Distribution Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Utility distribution systems are at the center of the smart grid revolution and, at the same time, are challenged by an aging infrastructure, legacy systems that must be integrated with new technologies, changing load characteristics (such as electric vehicles), and the requirement for integration of widespread distributed resources. Given these challenges, electricity distribution companies are under pressure to improve reliability and system performance, build the necessary infrastructure for integrati...

2012-01-31T23:59:59.000Z

111

Variability of PV on Distribution Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In 2010, the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) along with several utilities began collecting high-resolution monitoring data on distributed solar photovoltaic (PV) systems throughout the United States. Included in these monitoring data are single-module PV systems distributed along selected feeders as well as several larger PV systems (up to 1.4 MW). Utilizing data from these sites, this report focuses specifically on examining the measured variability of solar PV distributed throughout a ...

2012-12-13T23:59:59.000Z

112

A reliability assessment methodology for distribution systems with distributed generation  

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Reliability assessment is of primary importance in designing and planning distribution systems that operate in an economic manner with minimal interruption of customer loads. With the advances in renewable energy sources, Distributed Generation (DG), is forecasted to increase in distribution networks. The study of reliability evaluation of such networks is a relatively new area. This research presents a new methodology that can be used to analyze the reliability of such distribution systems and can be applied in preliminary planning studies for such systems. The method uses a sequential Monte Carlo simulation of the distribution systemÂ?s stochastic model to generate the operating behavior and combines that with a path augmenting Max flow algorithm to evaluate the load status for each state change of operation in the system. Overall system and load point reliability indices such as hourly loss of load, frequency of loss of load and expected energy unserved can be computed using this technique. On addition of DG in standby mode of operation at specific locations in the network, the reliability indices can be compared for different scenarios and strategies for placement of DG and their capacities can be determined using this methodology.

Duttagupta, Suchismita Sujaya

2003-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

113

Laser Spark Distribution and Ignition System  

Laser Spark Distribution and Ignition System Opportunity The Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) is seeking licensing partners ...

114

Measuring Advances in HVAC Distribution System Design  

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of this "thermal mixing", the heating and cooling loadsyear) Cooling Plant Heating Plant Fans Total Thermal Tobllthermal distribution system includes the components that carry the heating and cooling

Franconi, E.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

115

Distributed Information System Development: Review of Some ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

2 Management Issues in Distributed Information System ... creation and testing, to software's installation and maintenance-and even extends to the improvement ...

116

Utility Grid-Connected Distributed Power Systems  

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Grid-Connected Distributed Power Systems National Solar Energy Conference ASES Solar 96 Asheville, NC April 1996 Donald E. OsbornDavid E. Collier Sacramento Municipal Utility...

117

Distributionally robust control of constrained stochastic systems  

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May 1, 2013 ... Distributionally robust control of constrained stochastic systems. Bart P.G. Van Parys (bartvan ***at*** control.ee.ethz.ch) Daniel Kuhn (d.kuhn ...

118

Building a Smarter Distribution System in Pennsylvania  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

PPL Electric Utilities Corporation Smart Grid Investment Grant 1 Building a Smarter Distribution System in Pennsylvania PPL Electric Utilities Corporation (PPL) provides...

119

Developing object-based distributed system  

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The OO-action systems formalism is a recent extension of action systems towards object-orientation. An OO-action system models an object-oriented system with active objects. In this paper we make the notion of a distributed object clear within this framework. Moreover, we show how object-based distributed systems are designed stepwise within a formal framework, the re nement calculus.

Marcello M. Bonsangue; Joost N. Kok; Kaisa Sere; Turku Centre; Computer Science

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

120

Demand-Responsive and Efficient Building Systems as a Resource...  

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Demand-Responsive and Efficient Building Systems as a Resource for Electricity Reliability Title Demand-Responsive and Efficient Building Systems as a Resource for Electricity...

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Building Technologies Office: Highly Energy Efficient Wall Systems...  

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Highly Energy Efficient Wall Systems Research Project to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Highly Energy Efficient Wall Systems Research Project on Facebook...

122

Motor System Energy Efficiency Supply Curves: A Methodology for...  

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Motor System Energy Efficiency Supply Curves: A Methodology for Assessing the Energy Efficiency Potential of Industrial Motor Systems Speaker(s): Ali Hasanbeigi Date: February 8,...

123

Exploring Efficient Data Movement Strategies for Exascale Systems...  

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Exploring Efficient Data Movement Strategies for Exascale Systems with Deep Memory Hierarchies Exploring Efficient Data Movement Strategies for Exascale Systems with Deep Memory...

124

Solar ADEPT: Efficient Solar Energy Systems  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Solar ADEPT Project: The 7 projects that make up ARPA-E's Solar ADEPT program, short for 'Solar Agile Delivery of Electrical Power Technology,' aim to improve the performance of photovoltaic (PV) solar energy systems, which convert the sun's rays into electricity. Solar ADEPT projects are integrating advanced electrical components into PV systems to make the process of converting solar energy to electricity more efficient.

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2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

125

Distributed Generation Market Study: Advanced Turbine System Program  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The ultra high efficiency, environmental superiority, and cost competitiveness of advanced turbine systems (ATSs) makes them attractive candidates for use in the near future in distributed generation applications. This study found that ATS engines with the cost and performance characteristics provided by Allison Engine Company (Allison) could have a significant regional market in the 2000-2005 time period.

1999-03-10T23:59:59.000Z

126

The architecture and implementation of a distributed hypermedia storage system  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Keywords: computer-supported cooperative work (CSCW), distributed data, distributed file systems, hypertext, performance, scalability

Douglas E. Shackelford; John B. Smith; F. Donelson Smith

1993-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

127

Estimating Reliability of Critical Distribution System Components  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

EPRI has been developing methods for distribution planning since 1992. At that time, research directed at the concept of distributed resources begun by EPRI, Pacific Gas & Electric, and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory led to further consideration of distribution planning in general. More recently this analysis has raised the issue of aging of the distribution infrastructure and how to optimize maintenance and replacement of aging systems. This report discusses: 1) research into the prediction of...

2003-01-30T23:59:59.000Z

128

Checkpointing Using Mobile Agents in Distributed Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Traditional message passing based checkpointing and rollback recovery algorithms perform well for tightly coupled systems. In wide area distributed systems these algorithms may suffer from large overhead due to message passing delay and network traffic. ...

Partha Sarathi Mandal; Krishnendu Mukhopadhyaya

2007-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

129

Lighting system with heat distribution face plate  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Lighting systems having a light source and a thermal management system are provided. The thermal management system includes synthetic jet devices, a heat sink and a heat distribution face plate. The synthetic jet devices are arranged in parallel to one and other and are configured to actively cool the lighting system. The heat distribution face plate is configured to radially transfer heat from the light source into the ambient air.

Arik, Mehmet; Weaver, Stanton Earl; Stecher, Thomas Elliot; Kuenzler, Glenn Howard; Wolfe, Jr., Charles Franklin; Li, Ri

2013-09-10T23:59:59.000Z

130

Uses for Distributed Photovoltaic and Storage Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A range of factors are driving increases in the quantity of distributed photovoltaics connected to utility distribution systems. Going forward, it is anticipated that this growth will continue and that battery storage systems may also become common. These systems are expected to be both customer and utility owned. In either case, there is interest in understanding the full range of ways in which these systems might be used to maximize their value, to enable their integration in large numbers, and to opti...

2010-12-23T23:59:59.000Z

131

Scalable data management in distributed information systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In the era of cloud computing and huge information systems, distributed applications should manage dynamic workloads; i.e., the amount of client requests per time unit may vary frequently and servers should rapidly adapt their computing efforts to those ... Keywords: NoSQL, cloud computing, data management, distributed system, high availability, scalability

M. Remedios Pallardó-Lozoya; Javier Esparza-Peidro; José-Ramón García-Escrivá; Hendrik Decker; Francesc D. Muñoz-Escoí

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

132

Hybrid solar lighting distribution systems and components  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A hybrid solar lighting distribution system and components having at least one hybrid solar concentrator, at least one fiber receiver, at least one hybrid luminaire, and a light distribution system operably connected to each hybrid solar concentrator and each hybrid luminaire. A controller operates all components.

Muhs, Jeffrey D. (Lenoir City, TN); Earl, Dennis D. (Knoxville, TN); Beshears, David L. (Knoxville, TN); Maxey, Lonnie C. (Powell, TN); Jordan, John K. (Oak Ridge, TN); Lind, Randall F. (Lenoir City, TN)

2011-07-05T23:59:59.000Z

133

Energy Efficient Operation of Ammonia Refrigeration Systems  

SciTech Connect

Ammonia refrigeration systems typically offer many energy efficiency opportunities because of their size and complexity. This paper develops a model for simulating single-stage ammonia refrigeration systems, describes common energy saving opportunities, and uses the model to quantify those opportunities. The simulation model uses data that are typically available during site visits to ammonia refrigeration plants and can be calibrated to actual consumption and performance data if available. Annual electricity consumption for a base-case ammonia refrigeration system is simulated. The model is then used to quantify energy savings for six specific energy efficiency opportunities; reduce refrigeration load, increase suction pressure, employ dual suction, decrease minimum head pressure set-point, increase evaporative condenser capacity, and reclaim heat. Methods and considerations for achieving each saving opportunity are discussed. The model captures synergistic effects that result when more than one component or parameter is changed. This methodology represents an effective method to model and quantify common energy saving opportunities in ammonia refrigeration systems. The results indicate the range of savings that might be expected from common energy efficiency opportunities.

Mohammed, Abdul Qayyum [University of Dayton, Ohio; Wenning, Thomas J [ORNL; Sever, Franc [University of Dayton, Ohio; Kissock, Professor Kelly [University of Dayton, Ohio

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

134

Best Practices for Energy Efficient Cleanrooms Efficient HVAC Systems: Variable-Speed-Drive Chillers  

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LBNL-58636 Best Practices for Energy Efficient Cleanrooms Efficient HVAC Systems: Variable Efficient Cleanrooms Efficient HVAC Water Systems: Variable-Speed-Drive Chillers Tengfang Xu Contents HVAC.................................................................................................................................... 6 #12;HVAC Water Systems Variable-Speed-Drive Chillers Summary Cleanroom energy benchmarking data

135

Distribution System Cyber Security Architecture  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has developed the NISTIR 7628: Guidelines for Smart Grid Cyber Security, while ASAP-SG has developed both the Security Profile for AMI (v2.0) and the Security Profile for Distribution Management. These documents are necessarily high level and generic, covering a broad range of smart grid assets, and focus exclusively on determining the security requirements. However, utilities and their vendors often cannot get a clear picture of what existing tec...

2010-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

136

Picking up the PACE : a new tool for financing energy efficiency and distributed renewable energy  

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This thesis describes the potential of new legislation in Louisiana to provide municipal financing for energy efficient building retrofits and distributed renewable energy. First, the thesis identifies how energy efficiency ...

Dadakis, Jacquelyn (Jacquelyn MacKenzie)

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

137

Lighting Group: Light Distribution Systems  

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Retrofit Alternatives to Incandescent Downlights Hotel and Institutional Bathroom Lighting Portable Office Lighting Systems Low Glare Outdoor Retrofit Luminaire LED Luminaires...

138

Transmission System Efficiency Technology and Methodology Assessment  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Reducing the carbon footprint of the electric power industry and increasing the role of renewable energy are crucial parts of a strategy for the greening of electric energy supply. This work describes the technological options available to reduce losses in transmission systems. It presents a comprehensive framework that can be applied consistently and uniformly to all energy efficiency demonstration projects to identify and quantify the various types of benefits in a standardized manner. The framework id...

2010-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

139

Laser Spark Distribution and Ignition System  

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Spark Distribution and Ignition System Spark Distribution and Ignition System Opportunity The Department of Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) is seeking licensing partners interested in implement- ing United States Patent Number 7,421,166 entitled "Laser Spark Distribution and Ignition System." Disclosed in this patent is NETL's laser spark distribution and ignition system, which reduces the high-power optical requirements normally needed for such a system by using optical fibers to deliver low-peak-energy pumping pulses to a laser amplifier or laser oscillator. Laser spark generators then produce a high-peak-power laser spark from a single low power pulse. The system has ap- plications in natural gas fueled reciprocating engines, turbine combustors, explosives, and laser induced breakdown spectroscopy diagnostic sensors.

140

Efficient Bulk Data Replication for the Earth System Grid  

SciTech Connect

The Earth System Grid (ESG) community faces the difficult challenge of managing the distribution of massive data sets to thousands of scientists around the world. To move data replicas efficiently, the ESG has developed a data transfer management tool called the Bulk Data Mover (BDM). We describe the performance results of the current system and plans towards extending the techniques developed so far for the up- coming project, in which the ESG will employ advanced networks to move multi-TB datasets with the ulti- mate goal of helping researchers understand climate change and its potential impacts on world ecology and society.

Sim, Alex; Gunter, Dan; Natarajan, Vijaya; Shoshani, Arie; Williams, Dean; Long, Jeff; Hick, Jason; Lee, Jason; Dart, Eli

2010-03-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Avoiding Distribution System Upgrade Costs Using Distributed Generation  

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PNNL, in cooperation with three utilities, developed a database and methodology to analyze and characterize the avoided costs of Distributed Generation (DG) deployment as an alternative to traditional distribution system investment. After applying a number of screening criteria to the initial set of 307 cases, eighteen were selected for detailed analysis. Alternative DG investment scenarios were developed for these cases to permit capital, operation, maintenance, and fuel costs to be identified and incorporated into the analysis. The “customer-owned” backup power generator option was also investigated. The results of the analysis of the 18 cases show that none yielded cost savings under the alternative DG scenarios. However, the DG alternative systems were configured using very restrictive assumptions concerning reliability, peak rating, engine types and acceptable fuel. In particular it was assumed that the DG alternative in each case must meet the reliability required of conventional distribution systems (99.91% reliability). The analysis was further constrained by a requirement that each substation meet the demands placed upon it by a one in three weather occurrence. To determine if, by relaxing these requirements, the DG alternative might be more viable, one project was re-examined. The 99.91% reliability factor was still assumed for normal operating conditions but redundancy required to maintain reliability was relaxed for the relatively few hours every three years where extreme weather caused load to exceed present substation capacity. This resulted in the deferment of capital investment until later years and reduced the number of engines required for the project. The cost of both the conventional and DG alternative also dropped because the centralized power generation, variable O&M, and DG fuels costs were calculated based on present load requirements in combination with long-term forecasts of load growth, as opposed to load requirements plus a buffer based on predictions of extraordinary weather conditions. Application of the relaxed set of assumptions reduced the total cost of the DG alternative by roughly 57 percent from $7.0 million to $3.0 million. The reduction, however, did not change the overall result of the analysis, as the cost of the conventional distribution system upgrade alternative remained lower at $1.7 million. This paper also explores the feasibility of using a system of backup generators to defer investment in distribution system infrastructure. Rather than expanding substation capacity at substations experiencing slow load growth rates, PNNL considered a scenario where diesel generators were installed on location at customers participating in a program designed to offer additional power security and reliability to the customer and connection to the grid. The backup generators, in turn, could be used to meet peak demand for a limited number of hours each year, thus deferring distribution system investment. Data from an existing program at one of the three participating utilities was used to quantify the costs associated with the backup generator scenario. The results of the “customer owned” backup power generator analysis showed that in all cases the nominal cost of the DG scenario is more than the nominal cost of the base-case conventional distribution system upgrade scenario. However, in two of the cases the total present value costs of the alternative backup generator scenarios were between 15 and 22% less than those for the conventional scenarios. Overall, the results of the study offer considerable encouragement that the use of DG systems can defer conventional distribution system upgrades under the right conditions and when the DG configurations are intelligently designed. Using existing customer-owned DG to defer distribution system upgrades appears to be an immediate commercially-viable opportunity.

Schienbein, Lawrence A.; Balducci, Patrick J.; Nguyen, Tony B.; Brown, Daryl R.; DeSteese, John G.; Speer, Gregory A.

2004-01-20T23:59:59.000Z

142

Distributed Resource Cost Impacts on Transmission and Distribution Systems  

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This report examines distributed resource (DR) cost impacts on transmission and distribution (T&D) systems. It reviews and documents the cost structure of traditional T&D infrastructure and of DR technologies. It also shows economic analyses using the above costs for cases where DR is applied to solve T&D infrastructure problems and discusses the potential for DR to strand existing T&D investment. Finally, the report provides informative and interesting studies of cases in which utilities have used DR to...

2001-11-28T23:59:59.000Z

143

Decision support system for water distribution systems based on neural networks and graphs theory for leakage detection  

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This paper presents an efficient and effective decision support system (DSS) for operational monitoring and control of water distribution systems based on a three layer General Fuzzy Min-Max Neural Network (GFMMNN) and graph theory. The operational monitoring ... Keywords: Decision support system, Graph theory, Loop corrective flows equations, Modeling and simulation, Neural network, Operational control of water distribution systems

Corneliu T. C. Arsene; Bogdan Gabrys; David Al-Dabass

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

144

D-ADMM: A Communication-Efficient Distributed Algorithm For ...  

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Feb 13, 2012 ... It is well known that communicating in distributed environments is the most energy/time-demanding operation. Thus, algorithms using less ...

145

Efficient Distributed Sensing Using Adaptive Censoring-Based Inference  

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In many distributed sensing applications it is likely that only a few agents will have valuable information at any given time. Since

Mu, Beipeng

2013-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

146

Distribution load study aids system planning  

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The Walnut Metering Project is an experimental substation and distribution system metering installation designed to provide quantitative data for distribution system planning. The design and operation of the metering equipment are discussed. After 3 years of operation it was concluded that the primary economic benefits anticipated from the determination of substation area diversity characteristics did not materialize because the peaking characteristics of the substations in the area were typically coincident with each other. However, the data obtained had a significant positive impact, both economically and operationally, in the field of equipment loadability, and is beneficial to activities related to load projections and distribution system planning. (LCL)

Scofield J.M.

1976-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

147

Optimal Design of Overhead Distribution Systems  

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It is not uncommon for overhead distribution conductors to make contact with trees. These incidental contacts can be either intermittent or relatively persistent, are typically not detectable by overcurrent protection systems, and typically do not result in interruptions on distributions circuits. This project focuses on assessing voltage gradients and fault currents created when trees come into contact with distribution conductors, allowing current to flow through the tree from point of contact to earth...

2007-12-19T23:59:59.000Z

148

NREL: Electric Infrastructure Systems Research - Distributed Energy  

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Distributed Energy Resources Test Facility Distributed Energy Resources Test Facility NREL's Distributed Energy Resources Test Facility (DERTF) is a working laboratory for interconnection and systems integration testing. This state-of-the-art facility includes generation, storage, and interconnection technologies as well as electric power system equipment capable of simulating a real-world electric system. Photo of the Distributed Energy Resources Test Facility and an adjacent solar photovoltaic array. The Distributed Energy Resources Test Facility is located at the National Wind Technology Center near Boulder, Colorado. Take a virtual tour of the DERTF. Researchers at the facility can vary equipment configurations and introduce common electrical disturbances such as sags, swells, and harmonic issues on

149

Electric co-heating in the ASHRAE standard method of test for thermal distribution efficiency: Test results on two New York State homes  

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Electric co-heating tests on two single-family homes with forced-air heating systems were carried out in March 1995. The goal of these tests was to evaluate procedures being considered for incorporation in a Standard Method of Test for thermal distribution system efficiency now being developed by ASHRAE. Thermal distribution systems are the ductwork, piping, or other means used to transport heat or cooling effect from the building equipment that produces this thermal energy to the spaces in which it is used. Furthering the project goal, the first objective of the tests was to evaluate electric co-heating as a means of measuring system efficiency. The second objective was to investigate procedures for obtaining the distribution efficiency, using system efficiency as a base. Distribution efficiencies of 0.63 and 0.70 were obtained for the two houses.

Andrews, J.W.; Krajewski, R.F.; Strasser, J.J.

1995-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

150

Distributed Energy System Validation, Commissioning and  

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Distributed Energy System Validation, Commissioning and Qualification Test Report Prepared Agreement No. DE-FC26-06NT42847 Hawai`i Distributed Energy Resource Technologies for Energy Security Subtask for the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability Under Cooperative

151

Massively distributed systems: design issues and challenges  

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The forty year trend in the computing industry is away from centralized, high unit cost, low unit volume products toward distributed, low unit cost, high unit volume products. The next step in this process is the emergence of massively distributed systems. ...

Dan Nessett

1999-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

152

Advanced Systems of Efficient Use of Electrical Energy SURE ...  

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of Efficient Use of Electrical Energy SURE (Smart Grid Project) Jump to: navigation, search Project Name Advanced Systems of Efficient Use of Electrical Energy SURE Country...

153

Slack bus modeling for distributed generation and its impacts on distribution system analysis, operation and planning.  

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??Distribution system operating environments are changing rapidly. Proper distributed generation placement and operating will bring benefits for supporting voltage, reducing system loss, enhancing system reliability,… (more)

Tong, Shiqiong

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

154

Distributed redundancy and robustness in complex systems  

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The uptake and increasing prevalence of Web 2.0 applications, promoting new large-scale and complex systems such as Cloud computing and the emerging Internet of Services/Things, requires tools and techniques to analyse and model methods to ensure the ... Keywords: Algebraic connectivity, Distributed redundancy, Observer system, System robustness

Martin Randles; David Lamb; E. Odat; A. Taleb-Bendiab

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

155

Integration of Distributed Resources in Electric Utility Distribution Systems: Distribution System Behavior Analysis for Urban and R ural Feeders  

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Accelerating commercialization of distributed resources (DR) has created the need for improved practices for integrating them with electric utility distribution systems. Analytical models of DR were developed for use in existing utility system simulation tools, and case studies on a rural and an urban distribution feeder were performed to assess the impacts of DR in various scenarios for those feeders.

1999-11-11T23:59:59.000Z

156

Integration of Distributed Resources in the Electric Utility Distribution Systems: Distribution System Behavior Analysis for Suburba n Feeder  

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Accelerating commercialization of distributed resources (DR) has created the need to improve practices for integrating them with electric utility distribution systems. Analytical models of DR were developed for use in existing utility system simulation tools, and initial case studies on a suburban distribution feeder were performed to assess the impacts of DR in various scenarios for that feeder.

1998-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

157

AC distribution system for TFTR pulsed loads  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This paper outlines the AC distribution system associated with the Tokamak Fusion Test Reactor and discusses the significant areas related to design, protection, and equipment selection, particularly where there is a departure from normal utility and industrial applications.

Carroll, R.F.; Ramakrishnan, S.; Lemmon, G.N.; Moo, W.I.

1977-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

158

Efficient Construction of (Distributed) Verifiable Random Functions Yevgeniy Dodis  

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provide an unforgeable proof that the VRF value is correctly computed). The efficiency of our VRF]. In contrast to ours, the previous VRF constructions [MRV99, Lys02] all involved an expensive generic

Dodis, Yevgeniy

159

An Efficient Spectral Dynamical Core for Distributed Memory Computers  

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The practical question of whether the classical spectral transform method, widely used in atmospheric modeling, can be efficiently implemented on inexpensive commodity clusters is addressed. Typically, such clusters have limited cache and memory ...

L. Rivier; R. Loft; L. M. Polvani

2002-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

160

Efficient security mechanisms for overlay multicast-based content distribution  

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This paper studies the security issues that arise in an overlay multicast architecture where service providers distribute content such as web pages, static and streaming multimedia data, realtime stock quotes, or security updates to a large number of ...

Sencun Zhu; Chao Yao; Donggang Liu; Sanjeev Setia; Sushil Jajodia

2005-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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161

System Support for Distributed Energy Management in Modular Operating Systems.  

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??This thesis proposes a novel approach for managing energy in modular operating systems. Our approach enables energy awareness if the resource-management subsystem is distributed among… (more)

Stöß, Jan

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

162

Energy efficiency of a dynamic glazing system  

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The reduction of air-conditioning energy consumptions is one of the main indicators to act on when improving the energy efficiency in buildings. In the case of advanced technological buildings, a meaningful contribution to the thermal loads and the energy consumptions reduction could depend on the correct configuration and management of the envelope systems. In recent years, the architectural trend toward highly transparent all-glass buildings presents a unique challenge and opportunity to advance the market for emerging, smart, dynamic window and dimmable daylighting control technologies (). A prototype dynamic glazing system was developed and tested at ITC-CNR; it is aimed at actively responding to the external environmental loads. Both an experimental campaign and analyses by theoretical models were carried out, aimed at evaluating the possible configurations depending on different weather conditions in several possible places. Therefore, the analytical models of the building-plant system were defined by using a dynamic energy simulation software (EnergyPlus). The variables that determine the system performance, also influenced by the boundary conditions, were analysed, such as U- and g-value; they concern both the morphology of the envelope system, such as dimensions, shading and glazing type, gap airflow thickness, in-gap airflow rate, and management, in terms of control algorithm parameters tuning fan and shading systems, as a function of the weather conditions. The configuration able to provide the best performances was finally identified by also assessing such performances, integrating the dynamic system in several building types and under different weather conditions. The dynamic envelope system prototype has become a commercial product with some applications in facade systems, curtain walls and windows. The paper describes the methodological approach to prototype development and the main results obtained, including simulations of possible applications on real buildings. (author)

Lollini, R. [Institute for Renewable Energy, EURAC Research, Viale Druso 1, I-39100 Bolzano (Italy); Danza, L.; Meroni, I. [ITC-CNR, Construction Technologies Institute - Italian National Research Council, Via Lombardia, 49 - 20098 San Giuliano Milanese (MI) (Italy)

2010-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

163

An enhanced load transfer scheme for power distribution systems connected with distributed generation sources  

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This paper presents an enhanced load transfer scheme for power distribution systems connected with distributed generation sources. Load transfer is an important approach to improve the reliability of power distribution systems. The proposed load transfer ... Keywords: distributed generation source, distribution feeder, distribution system, interconnection, load transfer

Wen-Chih Yang; Wei-Tzer Huang

2011-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

164

Efficient Construction of (Distributed) Verifiable Random Functions Yevgeniy Dodis  

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.e., one can provide an unforgeable proof that the VRF value is correctly computed). The efficiency of our VRF construction is only slightly worse than that of a regular PRF construction of Naor and Reingold [NR97]. In contrast to ours, the previous VRF constructions [MRV99, Lys02] all involved an expensive

Dodis, Yevgeniy

165

Laser Spark Distribution and Ignition System  

Disclosed in this patent is NETL’s laser spark distribution and ignition system, which reduces the high-power optical requirements normally needed for such a system by using optical fibers to deliver low-peak-energy pumping pulses to a laser amplifier ...

166

Load Forecasting for Modern Distribution Systems  

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Load forecasting is a fundamental activity for numerous organizations and activities within a utility, including planning, operations, and control. Transmission and Distribution (T&D) planning and design engineers use the load forecast to determine whether any changes and additions are needed to the electric system to satisfy the anticipated load. Other load forecast users include system operations, financial ...

2013-03-08T23:59:59.000Z

167

Residential Power Systems for Distributed Generation Markets  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report is an update to "Technology Assessment of Residential Power Systems for Distributed Generation Markets" (EPRIsolutions report 1000772). That previous report dealt with fuel cells, stirling engine generators, and reciprocating engine generators; this current report focuses on polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells (PEMFCs) and solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) power systems fueled with natural gas or propane and sized for residential loads.

2002-03-29T23:59:59.000Z

168

Building a Smarter Distribution System in Pennsylvania  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Study - PPL Electric Utilities Corporation Smart Grid Investment Grant Study - PPL Electric Utilities Corporation Smart Grid Investment Grant 1 Building a Smarter Distribution System in Pennsylvania PPL Electric Utilities Corporation (PPL) provides electricity to 1.4 million customers across central and eastern Pennsylvania. Having installed smart meters and other advanced technologies over the last several years, PPL has experience with operating smart grid systems and achieving operational improvements. To further improve quality of service for its customers, PPL is implementing a $38 million Smart Grid Investment Grant, which includes $19 million in Recovery Act funds from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). PPL is installing a distribution management system (DMS), distribution automation (DA) devices, and supporting communication systems in a pilot program in the Harrisburg

169

Efficient data race detection for distributed memory parallel programs  

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In this paper we present a precise data race detection technique for distributed memory parallel programs. Our technique, which we call Active Testing, builds on our previous work on race detection for shared memory Java and C programs and it handles ...

Chang-Seo Park; Koushik Sen; Paul Hargrove; Costin Iancu

2011-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

170

Electricity Distribution Systems: How Information Will Lead the Transformation  

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IBM IBM Electricity Distribution Systems How information will lead the transformation Allan Schurr VP Energy and Utilities 24 September 2012 Corporation Challenges facing the energy grid New entrants and disruptive technologies environmental concerns Increased pressure on Climate change and Aging asset performance operational efficiency with increased expectations and workforce on reliability productivity Increasing desire by consumers for a role in energy management and Growth in renewable generation and distributed resources conservation © 2012 IBM Corporation 2 Other transformed industries have lessons for the power grid Common Themes * Technology innovation * Disruptive new entrants * New business models Benefits for the consumer © 2012 IBM Corporation

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ENERGY STAR Building Upgrade Manual Chapter 8: Air Distribution Systems |  

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8: Air Distribution 8: Air Distribution Systems Secondary menu About us Press room Contact Us Portfolio Manager Login Facility owners and managers Existing buildings Commercial new construction Industrial energy management Small business Service providers Service and product providers Verify applications for ENERGY STAR certification Design commercial buildings Energy efficiency program administrators Commercial and industrial program sponsors Associations State and local governments Federal agencies Tools and resources Training In This Section Campaigns Commercial building design Communications resources Energy management guidance Financial resources Portfolio Manager Products and purchasing Recognition Research and reports Service and product provider (SPP) resources Success stories Target Finder

172

Application of upspray type water distribution systems in cooling towers  

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The efficient and uniform distribution of the warm circulating water on to the filling of cooling towers has been the continuing goal of the tower designer. The final element in the water distribution system, the sprayer, plays an important role in achieving this objective. This paper discusses the performance and operational characteristics of a sprayer utilized in counterflow towers that directs the water leaving the sprayer nozzle in an upward direction and briefly compares its performance with that of downward sprayers. The discussion also covers relative tower economics and application data of the sprayer.

Fay, H.P.; Hesse, G.

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

173

Information distribution in a quantum system  

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If the information is encoded into the state of the subsystem $S$ of a quantum system initially (at $t=0$), then it becomes distributed over the whole quantum system at $t>0$ due to the quantum interactions. Consequently, this information, in general, can be extracted, either completely or partially, from any subsystem of a quantum system. A polarization measurement based method of information extraction from the receiver $R$ is represented.

Zenchuk, A I

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

174

Distributed Generation Systems Inc | Open Energy Information  

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Distributed Generation Systems Inc Distributed Generation Systems Inc Name Distributed Generation Systems Inc Address 200 Union Blvd Place Lakewood, Colorado Zip 80228 Sector Wind energy Product Developer of electricity generation wind power facilities Website http://www.disgenonline.com/ Coordinates 39.718048°, -105.1324055° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":39.718048,"lon":-105.1324055,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

175

Standard Data Exchanges for Distribution System Management  

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Databases and software tools for electric power distribution systems have not been integrated, and this leads to extra costs and restrictions imposed on utilities and other stakeholders. For example, distributed resource integration studies and modern grid technology assessments are more difficult and costly. New vendors face high market entry barriers, because it’s necessary to interface with large and customized data systems at each potential utility customer. This project promotes data and software tool integration, through a set of data translators based on a common object model. The data translators are delivered as open-source software, using appropriate Web software technologies. The parties who benefit include electric utilities (and their ratepayers), researchers at government laboratories and universities, small software companies wishing to enter the electric utility market, and parties wishing to interconnect distributed generation to a utility system.

Thomas E. McDermott

2007-10-05T23:59:59.000Z

176

Comparison of energy efficiency between variable refrigerant flow systems and ground source heat pump systems  

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Comparison of energy efficiency between variable refrigeranttheir superior energy efficiency. The variable refrigerantfew studies reporting the energy efficiency of VRF systems

Hong, Tainzhen

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

177

Balancing Peer and Server Energy Consumption in Large Peer-to-Peer File Distribution Systems  

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Balancing Peer and Server Energy Consumption in Large Peer-to-Peer File Distribution Systems. This paper investigates the most energy efficient way to distribute a file to a large number of recipients] has been paid to its energy consumption. This paper considers large scale file distribution

Andrew, Lachlan

178

Efficient thermal management for multiprocessor systems  

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2.2.4 Thermal Modeling . . . . . . . .63 Table 4.3: Thermal Hot Spots . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Performance-Efficient Thermal Management . . . . . . . . . .

Co?kun, Ay?e K?v?lc?m

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

179

Unbalanced Load Flow for Weakly Meshed Distribution Systems with Distributed Generation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Distributed Generation (DG) can bring support to distribution system, meanwhile, it bring unbalancedness in power source, load and line. Traditional load flow algorithms are not applicable to the weakly meshed distribution system with DGs. First, this ... Keywords: weakly meshed distribution system, distributed generation, unbalanced load flow, sensitivity compensation

Shao-Qiang Hu; Sen-Mao Li

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

180

Control and regulation of modern distribution system, ForskEL...  

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and regulation of modern distribution system, ForskEL (Smart Grid Project) Jump to: navigation, search Project Name Control and regulation of modern distribution system, ForskEL...

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181

Automated Fault Location In Smart Distribution Systems  

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Fault location in distribution systems is a critical component of outage management and service restoration, which directly impacts feeder reliability and quality of the electricity supply. Improving fault location methods supports the Department of Energy (DOE) “Grid 2030” initiatives for grid modernization by improving reliability indices of the network. Improving customer average interruption duration index (CAIDI) and system average interruption duration index (SAIDI) are direct advantages of utilizing a suitable fault location method. As distribution systems are gradually evolving into smart distribution systems, application of more accurate fault location methods based on gathered data from various Intelligent Electronic Devices (IEDs) installed along the feeders is quite feasible. How this may be done and what is the needed methodology to come to such solution is raised and then systematically answered. To reach this goal, the following tasks are carried out: 1) Existing fault location methods in distribution systems are surveyed and their strength and caveats are studied. 2) Characteristics of IEDs in distribution systems are studied and their impacts on fault location method selection and implementation are detailed. 3) A systematic approach for selecting optimal fault location method is proposed and implemented to pinpoint the most promising algorithms for a given set of application requirements. 4) An enhanced fault location method based on voltage sag data gathered from IEDs along the feeder is developed. The method solves the problem of multiple fault location estimations and produces more robust results. 5) An optimal IED placement approach for the enhanced fault location method is developed and practical considerations for its implementation are detailed.

Lotfifard, Saeed

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

182

Detailed Field Evaluation of a Cold Air Distribution System: Volumes 1 and 2  

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When following report recommendations, the system investigated in this study would provide significant energy consumption savings over conventional 55 degrees F supply air systems. Reduced duct size requirements, moreover, promise greater system design flexibility without sacrificing space comfort conditions or indoor air quality. Demonstrating the viability of cold air distribution systems, the report includes suggestions for improving system performance and overall efficiency.

1990-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

183

Improvement of efficiency in generating random $U(1)$ variables with Boltzmann distribution  

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A method for generating random $U(1)$ variables with Boltzmann distribution is presented. It is based on the rejection method with transformation of variables. High efficiency is achieved for all range of temparatures or coupling parameters, which makes the present method especially suitable for parallel and pipeline vector processing machines. Results of computer runs are presented to illustrate the efficiency. An idea to find such algorithms is also presented, which may be applicable to other distributions of interest in Monte Carlo simulations.

Tetsuya Hattori; Hideo Nakajima

1992-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

184

Cooperative Pipelined Regeneration in Distributed Storage Systems  

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The Apprentice Challenge J. STROTHER MOORE and GEORGE PORTER University of Texas at Austin We and distributed compu- tation, mutual exclusion, operational semantics, theorem proving 1. THE APPRENTICE SYSTEM in the Apprentice class builds an instance of a Container object and then begins creating and starting new threads

Li, Baochun

185

Harmonic analysis of electrical distribution systems  

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This report presents data pertaining to research on harmonics of electric power distribution systems. Harmonic data is presented on RMS and average measurements for determination of harmonics in buildings; fluorescent ballast; variable frequency drive; georator geosine harmonic data; uninterruptible power supply; delta-wye transformer; westinghouse suresine; liebert datawave; and active injection mode filter data.

1996-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

186

Commercial thermal distribution systems, Final report for CIEE/CEC  

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According to the California Energy Commission (CEC 1998a), California commercial buildings account for 35% of statewide electricity consumption, and 16% of statewide gas consumption. Space conditioning accounts for roughly 16,000 GWh of electricity and 800 million therms of natural gas annually, and the vast majority of this space conditioning energy passes through thermal distribution systems in these buildings. In addition, 8600 GWh per year is consumed by fans and pumps in commercial buildings, most of which is used to move the thermal energy through these systems. Research work at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) has been ongoing over the past five years to investigate the energy efficiency of these thermal distribution systems, and to explore possibilities for improving that energy efficiency. Based upon that work, annual savings estimates of 1 kWh/ft{sup 2} for light commercial buildings, and 1-2 kWh/ft{sup 2} in large commercial buildings have been developed for the particular aspects of thermal distribution system performance being addressed by this project. Those savings estimates, combined with a distribution of the building stock based upon an extensive stock characterization study (Modera et al. 1999a), and technical penetration estimates, translate into statewide saving potentials of 2000 GWh/year and 75 million thermal/year, as well as an electricity peak reduction potential of 0.7 GW. The overall goal of this research program is to provide new technology and application knowledge that will allow the design, construction, and energy services industries to reduce the energy waste associated with thermal distribution systems in California commercial buildings. The specific goals of the LBNL efforts over the past year were: (1) to advance the state of knowledge about system performance and energy losses in commercial-building thermal distribution systems; (2) to evaluate the potential of reducing thermal losses through duct sealing, duct insulation, and improved equipment sizing; and (3) to develop and evaluate innovative techniques applicable to large buildings for sealing ducts and encapsulating internal duct insulation. In the UCB fan project, the goals were: (1) to develop a protocol for testing, analyzing and diagnosing problems in large commercial building built-up air handling systems, and (2) to develop low-cost measurement techniques to improve short term monitoring practices. To meet our stated goals and objectives, this project: (1) continued to investigate and characterize the performance of thermal distribution systems in commercial buildings; (2) performed energy analyses and evaluation for duct-performance improvements for both small and large commercial buildings; (3) developed aerosol injection technologies for both duct sealing and liner encapsulation in commercial buildings; and (4) designed energy-related diagnostic protocols based on short term measurement and used a benchmarking database to compare subject systems with other measured systems for certain performance metrics. This year's efforts consisted of the following distinct tasks: performing characterization measurements for five light commercial building systems and five large-commercial-building systems; analyzing the potential for including duct performance in California's Energy Efficiency Standards for Residential and Non-Residential Buildings (Title 24), including performing energy and equipment sizing analyses of air distribution systems using DOE 2.1E for non-residential buildings; conducting laboratory experiments, field experiments, and modeling of new aerosol injection technologies concepts for sealing and coating, including field testing aerosol-based sealing in two large commercial buildings; improving low-cost fan monitoring techniques measurements, and disseminating fan tools by working with energy practitioners directly where possible and publishing the results of this research and the tools developed on a web-site. The final report consists of five sections listed below. Each section includes its related

Xu, Tengfang; Bechu, Olivier; Carrie, Remi; Dickerhoff, Darryl; Fisk, William; Franconi, Ellen; Kristiansen, Oyvind; Levinson, Ronnen; McWilliams, Jennifer; Wang, Duo; Modera, Mark; Webster, Tom; Ring, Erik; Zhang, Qiang; Huizenga, Charlie; Bauman, Fred; Arens, Ed

1999-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

187

Commercial thermal distribution systems, Final report for CIEE/CEC  

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According to the California Energy Commission (CEC 1998a), California commercial buildings account for 35% of statewide electricity consumption, and 16% of statewide gas consumption. Space conditioning accounts for roughly 16,000 GWh of electricity and 800 million therms of natural gas annually, and the vast majority of this space conditioning energy passes through thermal distribution systems in these buildings. In addition, 8600 GWh per year is consumed by fans and pumps in commercial buildings, most of which is used to move the thermal energy through these systems. Research work at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) has been ongoing over the past five years to investigate the energy efficiency of these thermal distribution systems, and to explore possibilities for improving that energy efficiency. Based upon that work, annual savings estimates of 1 kWh/ft{sup 2} for light commercial buildings, and 1-2 kWh/ft{sup 2} in large commercial buildings have been developed for the particular aspects of thermal distribution system performance being addressed by this project. Those savings estimates, combined with a distribution of the building stock based upon an extensive stock characterization study (Modera et al. 1999a), and technical penetration estimates, translate into statewide saving potentials of 2000 GWh/year and 75 million thermal/year, as well as an electricity peak reduction potential of 0.7 GW. The overall goal of this research program is to provide new technology and application knowledge that will allow the design, construction, and energy services industries to reduce the energy waste associated with thermal distribution systems in California commercial buildings. The specific goals of the LBNL efforts over the past year were: (1) to advance the state of knowledge about system performance and energy losses in commercial-building thermal distribution systems; (2) to evaluate the potential of reducing thermal losses through duct sealing, duct insulation, and improved equipment sizing; and (3) to develop and evaluate innovative techniques applicable to large buildings for sealing ducts and encapsulating internal duct insulation. In the UCB fan project, the goals were: (1) to develop a protocol for testing, analyzing and diagnosing problems in large commercial building built-up air handling systems, and (2) to develop low-cost measurement techniques to improve short term monitoring practices. To meet our stated goals and objectives, this project: (1) continued to investigate and characterize the performance of thermal distribution systems in commercial buildings; (2) performed energy analyses and evaluation for duct-performance improvements for both small and large commercial buildings; (3) developed aerosol injection technologies for both duct sealing and liner encapsulation in commercial buildings; and (4) designed energy-related diagnostic protocols based on short term measurement and used a benchmarking database to compare subject systems with other measured systems for certain performance metrics. This year's efforts consisted of the following distinct tasks: performing characterization measurements for five light commercial building systems and five large-commercial-building systems; analyzing the potential for including duct performance in California's Energy Efficiency Standards for Residential and Non-Residential Buildings (Title 24), including performing energy and equipment sizing analyses of air distribution systems using DOE 2.1E for non-residential buildings; conducting laboratory experiments, field experiments, and modeling of new aerosol injection technologies concepts for sealing and coating, including field testing aerosol-based sealing in two large commercial buildings; improving low-cost fan monitoring techniques measurements, and disseminating fan tools by working with energy practitioners directly where possible and publishing the results of this research and the tools developed on a web-site. The final report consists of five sections listed below. Each section includes its related

Xu, Tengfang; Bechu, Olivier; Carrie, Remi; Dickerhoff, Darryl; Fisk, William; Franconi, Ellen; Kristiansen, Oyvind; Levinson, Ronnen; McWilliams, Jennifer; Wang, Duo; Modera, Mark; Webster, Tom; Ring, Erik; Zhang, Qiang; Huizenga, Charlie; Bauman, Fred; Arens, Ed

1999-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

188

Distributed parallel messaging for multiprocessor systems  

SciTech Connect

A method and apparatus for distributed parallel messaging in a parallel computing system. The apparatus includes, at each node of a multiprocessor network, multiple injection messaging engine units and reception messaging engine units, each implementing a DMA engine and each supporting both multiple packet injection into and multiple reception from a network, in parallel. The reception side of the messaging unit (MU) includes a switch interface enabling writing of data of a packet received from the network to the memory system. The transmission side of the messaging unit, includes switch interface for reading from the memory system when injecting packets into the network.

Chen, Dong; Heidelberger, Philip; Salapura, Valentina; Senger, Robert M; Steinmacher-Burrow, Burhard; Sugawara, Yutaka

2013-06-04T23:59:59.000Z

189

DOE Action Plan Addressing the Electricity Distribution System  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

ACTION PLAN ACTION PLAN ADDRESSING THE ELECTRICITY DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM ~DRAFT~ DOE Action Plan Addressing the Electricity Distribution System 1 Table of Contents INTRODUCTION ................................................................................................................... 2 The Grid Tech Team ................................................................................................ 2 Focus on Distribution .............................................................................................. 3 Roadmap Goals ....................................................................................................... 3 PROCESS OVERVIEW ........................................................................................................... 4

190

Investigating the electric power distribution system (EPDS) bus voltage in the presence of distributed generation (DG)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper investigates the Electric Power Distribution System (EPDS) bus voltage in the presence of Distributed Generation (DG). Distribution Company's (Discos) planner endeavor to develop new planning strategies for their network in order to serve ... Keywords: PSCAD, distributed generation, electric power distribution system, islanding, power quality, voltage stability

Hasham Khan; Mohammad Ahmad Choudhry; Tahir Mahmood; Aamir Hanif

2006-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

191

Innovative Distributed Multi-Pollutant Pot Gas Treatment System  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Arranging the gas treatment in decentralized installations as Distributed Decentralised ... Development of NEUI500kA Family High Energy Efficiency Aluminum ...

192

Sharing of Nuclear Safety Information through Distributed Database Systems  

SciTech Connect

This presentation discusses the sharing of nuclear safety information through distributed database systems.

Ley, H.

2004-10-03T23:59:59.000Z

193

A large distributed control system using Ada in fusion research  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Keywords: CORBA, application frameworks, distributed control system, levels of abstraction, object-oriented development

John P. Woodruff; Paul J. Van Arsdall

1998-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

194

Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Hybrid System for Distributed Power Generation  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report summarizes the work performed by Hybrid Power Generation Systems, LLC during the October 2002 to December 2002 reporting period under Cooperative Agreement DE-FC26-01NT40779 for the U. S. Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory (DOE/NETL) entitled ''Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Hybrid System for Distributed Power Generation''. The main objective of this project is to develop and demonstrate the feasibility of a highly efficient hybrid system integrating a planar Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) and a turbogenerator. The following activities have been carried out during this reporting period: {lg_bullet} Conceptual system design trade studies were performed {lg_bullet} Part-load performance analysis was conducted {lg_bullet} Primary system concept was down-selected {lg_bullet} Dynamic control model has been developed {lg_bullet} Preliminary heat exchanger designs were prepared {lg_bullet} Pressurized SOFC endurance testing was performed

Nguyen Minh; Faress Rahman

2002-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

195

SOLID OXIDE FUEL CELL HYBRID SYSTEM FOR DISTRIBUTED POWER GENERATION  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report summarizes the work performed by Honeywell during the October 2001 to December 2001 reporting period under Cooperative Agreement DE-FC26-01NT40779 for the U. S. Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory (DOE/NETL) entitled ''Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Hybrid System for Distributed Power Generation''. The main objective of this project is to develop and demonstrate the feasibility of a highly efficient hybrid system integrating a planar Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) and a turbogenerator. The conceptual and demonstration system designs were proposed and analyzed, and these systems have been modeled in Aspen Plus. Work has also started on the assembly of dynamic component models and the development of the top-level controls requirements for the system. SOFC stacks have been fabricated and performance mapping initiated.

Kurt Montgomery; Nguyen Minh

2003-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

196

Distributed Energy Systems Corp | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Systems Corp Systems Corp Jump to: navigation, search Name Distributed Energy Systems Corp Place Wallingford, Connecticut Zip CT 06492 Product The former holding company of Proton Energy Systems and Northern Power Systems that ceased to operate upon the sale of both subsidiaries. Coordinates 43.473755°, -72.976925° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":43.473755,"lon":-72.976925,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

197

Pulp and Paper Mills: Profiting for Efficient Motor System Use...  

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Motor System Use This profile discusses how energy efficienct motor systems can help pulp and paper mills save money. Pulp and Paper Mills: Profiting for Efficient Motor System Use...

198

Towards Designing Distributed Systems with ConDIL  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Designing and maintaining a distributed system requires consideration of dependencies and invariants in the system's model. This paper suggests expressing distribution decisions in the system model based on the system's context. Hence, UML is enriched ... Keywords: design, designing distributed systems, rationale, resource management, system evolution

Felix Bübl

2000-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

199

Enhancing reliability in passive anti-islanding protection schemes for distribution systems with distributed generation.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??This thesis introduces a new approach to enhance the reliability of conventional passive anti-islanding protection scheme in distribution systems embedding distributed generation. This approach uses… (more)

Sheikholeslamzadeh, Mohsen

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

200

Some Aspects of Distribution System Planning in the Context of Investment in Distributed Generation.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??A paradigm shift in distribution system design and planning is being led by the deregulation of the power industry and the increasing adoption of distributed… (more)

Wong, Steven M.

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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201

Proceedings: Distributed Digital Systems, Plant Process  

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A workshop on Distributed Digital Systems, Plant Process Computers, and Networks was held in Charlotte, North Carolina on August 16-18, 1994. The purpose of the workshop was to provide a forum for technology transfer, technical information exchange, and education. The workshop was attended by more than 100 representatives of electric utilities, equipment manufacturers, engineering service organizations, and government agencies. The workshop consisted of three days of presentations, exhibitions, a panel d...

1995-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

202

Distributed Control System Log-Keeping Specification  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Information generated within the distributed control system (DCS) at most fossil generating stations could be more fully used by converting relevant information into searchable operator logs. This can be done through automated techniques combined with operator oversight and review. As a result, operator log-keeping effectiveness can be greatly improved while reducing the burden on the operator.ObjectivesThis project was undertaken to create specifications for ...

2012-12-12T23:59:59.000Z

203

A high-efficiency indirect lighting system utilizing the solar 1000 sulfur lamp  

SciTech Connect

High-lumen light sources represent unique challenges and opportunities for the design of practical and efficient interior lighting systems. High-output sources require a means of large-scale distribution and avoidance of high-luminance glare while providing efficient delivery. An indirect lighting system has been developed for use with a 1,000 Watt sulfur lamp that efficiently utilizes the high-output source to provide quality interior lighting. This paper briefly describes the design and initial testing of this new system.

Siminovitch, M.; Gould, C.; Page, E.

1997-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

204

Energy efficiency strategies in refrigeration systems of large supermarkets  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Energy efficiency and its relationship with sustainable development are one of the most important objectives in modern engineering systems. In Industrial Installations that use refrigeration systems that are associated with the food industry, this optimization ... Keywords: energy efficiency, optimizing parameters, refrigeration systems, supermarkets

J. M. Garcia; L. M. R. Coelho

2010-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

205

World Class Boilers and Steam Distribution System  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

“World class” is a term used to describe steam systems that rank in the top 20% of their industry based on quantitative system performance data and energy management for the facility. The rating is determined through a proceduralized assessment process that includes technical features such as boiler efficiency and the percentage of failed steam traps. Management features such as the internal metrices and adequate staffing and training area also included in the assessment. These results are compared with benchmarks for the subject industry. Chemical plants are compared with other chemical plants instead of aggregated data from refining, food processing, health care, etc. This approach provides relevant comparisons and realistic performance targets. The assessment process and industry benchmarks have been developed through sources that include those in the public domain and proprietary industry data. Periodic review and updates are used to ensure that the data accurately represents the relevant industrial profile. Some companies may question why they should upgrade their system. The most obvious answer will be found in the benefits that derive from more efficient operations. Costs are reduced, reliability is improved, and adverse environmental impacts are mitigated. Successful upgrading and maintenance of the energy system requires management support. This may necessitate changes in current practices, technical upgrades to equipment, additional personnel, or other resources. Managers must communicate the message that they want energy management at their plant to be world class.

Portell, V. P.

2002-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

206

Increase energy efficiency in systems and buildings and improve...  

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Increase energy efficiency in systems and buildings and improve indoor environment: How to validate comfort and energy reduction Speaker(s): Wouter Borsboom Date: December 8, 2009...

207

Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Hybrid System for Distributed Power Generation  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report summarizes the work performed by Hybrid Power Generation Systems, LLC (HPGS) during the January to June 2004 reporting period under Cooperative Agreement DE-FC26-01NT40779 for the U. S. Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory (DOE/NETL) entitled ''Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Hybrid System for Distributed Power Generation''. The main objective of this project is to develop and demonstrate the feasibility of a highly efficient hybrid system integrating a planar Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) and a micro-turbine. In addition, an activity included in this program focuses on the development of an integrated coal gasification fuel cell system concept based on planar SOFC technology. Also, another activity included in this program focuses on the development of SOFC scale up strategies.

Nguyen Minh

2004-07-04T23:59:59.000Z

208

Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Hybrid System for Distributed Power Generation  

SciTech Connect

This report summarizes the work performed by Hybrid Power Generation Systems, LLC (HPGS) during the July 2003 to December 2003 reporting period under Cooperative Agreement DE-FC26-01NT40779 for the U. S. Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory (DOE/NETL) entitled ''Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Hybrid System for Distributed Power Generation''. The main objective of this project is to develop and demonstrate the feasibility of a highly efficient hybrid system integrating a planar Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) and a micro-turbine. In addition, an activity included in this program focuses on the development of an integrated coal gasification fuel cell system concept based on planar SOFC technology. Also, another activity included in this program focuses on the development of SOFC scale up strategies.

Faress Rahman; Nguyen Minh

2004-01-04T23:59:59.000Z

209

Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Hybrid System for Distributed Power Generation  

SciTech Connect

This report summarizes the work performed by Hybrid Power Generation Systems, LLC (HPGS) during the January to June 2004 reporting period under Cooperative Agreement DE-FC26-01NT40779 for the U. S. Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory (DOE/NETL) entitled ''Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Hybrid System for Distributed Power Generation''. The main objective of this project is to develop and demonstrate the feasibility of a highly efficient hybrid system integrating a planar Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) and a micro-turbine. In addition, an activity included in this program focuses on the development of an integrated coal gasification fuel cell system concept based on planar SOFC technology. Also, another activity included in this program focuses on the development of SOFC scale up strategies.

Nguyen Minh

2004-07-04T23:59:59.000Z

210

Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Hybrid System for Distributed Power Generation  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report summarizes the work performed by Honeywell during the January 2002 to March 2002 reporting period under Cooperative Agreement DE-FC26-01NT40779 for the U. S. Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory (DOE/NETL) entitled ''Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Hybrid System for Distributed Power Generation''. The main objective of this project is to develop and demonstrate the feasibility of a highly efficient hybrid system integrating a planar Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) and a turbogenerator. For this reporting period the following activities have been carried out: {lg_bullet} Conceptual system design trade studies were performed {lg_bullet} System-level performance model was created {lg_bullet} Dynamic control models are being developed {lg_bullet} Mechanical properties of candidate heat exchanger materials were investigated {lg_bullet} SOFC performance mapping as a function of flow rate and pressure was completed

Nguyen Minh

2002-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

211

Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Hybrid System for Distributed Power Generation  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report summarizes the work performed by Hybrid Power Generation Systems, LLC (HPGS) during the July 2003 to December 2003 reporting period under Cooperative Agreement DE-FC26-01NT40779 for the U. S. Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory (DOE/NETL) entitled ''Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Hybrid System for Distributed Power Generation''. The main objective of this project is to develop and demonstrate the feasibility of a highly efficient hybrid system integrating a planar Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) and a micro-turbine. In addition, an activity included in this program focuses on the development of an integrated coal gasification fuel cell system concept based on planar SOFC technology. Also, another activity included in this program focuses on the development of SOFC scale up strategies.

Faress Rahman; Nguyen Minh

2004-01-04T23:59:59.000Z

212

IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON POWER SYSTEMS, VOL. 25, NO. 4, NOVEMBER 2010 1865 Impact of Energy Efficiency Incentives  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON POWER SYSTEMS, VOL. 25, NO. 4, NOVEMBER 2010 1865 Impact of Energy Efficiency the implementation of energy efficiency poli- cies on the power distribution sector. To assess the outcome different energy efficiency levels required by the regulator. The results reveal that the introduction

Rudnick, Hugh

213

2012 Grid Strategy: Distribution Management System (DMS) Advanced Applications for Distributed Energy Resources  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report provides an overview of the management systems and the advanced applications that utilities in the Electric Power Research Institute’s (EPRI’s) multi-year Smart Grid Demonstration Initiative are using or plan to use to manage the distribution system and to monitor and control distributed energy resources (DER). The management systems covered in this report are the distribution management system (DMS), the distributed energy resource management system (DERMS), and the demand ...

2012-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

214

Energy Efficiency Labeling System & its Development in China  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Labeling Labeling System & Its Development in China Cheng Jianhong Berkeley, U.S. 6 May, 2011 The Second U.S.-China Energy Efficiency Forum  Initiated in 2005 The issue of Measures for the Administration of Energy Efficiency Labels ([2004] Decree No. 17) by NDRC and AQSIQ marked that energy efficiency labeling system was formally established in China. I. Concept of Energy Efficiency Labels in China Positive externalities of energy conservation management Dissymmetry of energy efficiency information Disclosure of energy efficiency information Supervision over information authenticity Essence of energy efficiency labeling system 10 One of the Tools for Market Transformation Energy Conservation Law Product Quality Law Regulations of the People's Republic of China on Certification

215

Technical and System Requirements for Advanced Distribution Automation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Traditional distribution systems were designed to perform one function: distribute electrical energy to end-users. Advanced Distribution Automation (ADA) is a concept for a fully controllable and flexible distribution system that will facilitate the exchange of both electrical energy and information between participants and system components. This report presents background information on distribution automation technologies and develops a roadmap to achieve the ADA systems required for future power deli...

2004-06-09T23:59:59.000Z

216

Energy-efficient lighting system for television  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A light control system for a television camera comprises an artificial light control system which is cooperative with an iris control system. This artificial light control system adjusts the power to lamps illuminating the camera viewing area to provide only sufficient artificial illumination necessary to provide a sufficient video signal when the camera iris is substantially open.

Cawthorne, Duane C. (Amarillo, TX)

1987-07-21T23:59:59.000Z

217

Renewable and Distributed Systems Integration Peer Review  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

4 4 Denver Marriott West Golden, Colorado AGENDA Tuesday, November 2, 2010 8:00 am Registration and Continental Breakfast 9:00 am-9:10 am Welcome Dr. Robert Hawsey, Associate Laboratory Director for Renewable Electricity and End Use Systems, US DOE-National Renewable Energy Laboratory 9:10 am-9:25 am Overview of Smart Grid Program Eric Lightner, U.S. Department of Energy 9:25 am-9:40 am Overview of Smart Grid Research and Development Activities Dan Ton, U.S. Department of Energy Moderator - Merrill Smith, U.S. Department of Energy 9:40 am-10:10 am University of Hawaii Renewable and Distributed Systems Jay Griffin, University of Hawaii 10:10 am-10:40 am Demonstration of a Coordinated and Integrated System Dennis Sumner, City of Fort Collins

218

Distributed Sensor Coordination for Advanced Energy Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The ability to collect key system level information is critical to the safe, efficient and reli- able operation of advanced energy systems. With recent advances in sensor development, it is now possible to push some level of decision making directly to computationally sophisticated sensors, rather than wait for data to arrive to a massive centralized location before a decision is made. This type of approach relies on networked sensors (called “agents” from here on) to actively collect and process data, and provide key control deci- sions to significantly improve both the quality/relevance of the collected data and the as- sociating decision making. The technological bottlenecks for such sensor networks stem from a lack of mathematics and algorithms to manage the systems, rather than difficulties associated with building and deploying them. Indeed, traditional sensor coordination strategies do not provide adequate solutions for this problem. Passive data collection methods (e.g., large sensor webs) can scale to large systems, but are generally not suited to highly dynamic environments, such as ad- vanced energy systems, where crucial decisions may need to be reached quickly and lo- cally. Approaches based on local decisions on the other hand cannot guarantee that each agent performing its task (maximize an agent objective) will lead to good network wide solution (maximize a network objective) without invoking cumbersome coordination rou- tines. There is currently a lack of algorithms that will enable self-organization and blend the efficiency of local decision making with the system level guarantees of global decision making, particularly when the systems operate in dynamic and stochastic environments. In this work we addressed this critical gap and provided a comprehensive solution to the problem of sensor coordination to ensure the safe, reliable, and robust operation of advanced energy systems. The differentiating aspect of the proposed work is in shift- ing the focus towards “what to observe” rather than “how to observe” in large sensor networks, allowing the agents to actively determine both the structure of the network and the relevance of the information they are seeking to collect. In addition to providing an implicit coordination mechanism, this approach allows the system to be reconfigured in response to changing needs (e.g., sudden external events requiring new responses) or changing sensor network characteristics (e.g., sudden changes to plant condition). Outcome Summary: All milestones associated with this project have been completed. In particular, private sensor objective functions were developed which are aligned with the global objective function, sensor effectiveness has been improved by using “sensor teams,” system efficiency has been improved by 30% using difference evaluation func- tions, we have demonstrated system reconfigurability for 20% changes in system con- ditions, we have demonstrated extreme scalability of our proposed algorithm, we have demonstrated that sensor networks can overcome disruptions of up to 20% in network conditions, and have demonstrated system reconfigurability to 20% changes in system conditions in hardware-based simulations. This final report summarizes how each of these milestones was achieved, and gives insight into future research possibilities past the work which has been completed. The following publications support these milestones [6, 8, 9, 10, 16, 18, 19].

Tumer, Kagan

2013-07-31T23:59:59.000Z

219

Optimal selection and sizing of distributed energy resources for distributed power systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Optimal selection and sizing of distributed energy resources is an important research problem in the development of distributed power systems. This paper presents a methodology for optimal selection and sizing of distributed energy resources in integrated microgrids using the evolutionary strategy. Integrated microgrid is an innovative architecture in distributed power systems

Thillainathan Logenthiran; Dipti Srinivasan

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

220

Solid oxide fuel cell systems with hot zones having improved reactant distribution  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) system having a hot zone with a center cathode air feed tube for improved reactant distribution, a CPOX reactor attached at the anode feed end of the hot zone with a tail gas combustor at the opposing end for more uniform heat distribution, and a counter-flow heat exchanger for efficient heat retention.

Poshusta, Joseph C.; Booten, Charles W.; Martin, Jerry L.

2012-11-06T23:59:59.000Z

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221

Solid oxide fuel cell systems with hot zones having improved reactant distribution  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) system having a hot zone with a center cathode air feed tube for improved reactant distribution, a CPOX reactor attached at the anode feed end of the hot zone with a tail gas combustor at the opposing end for more uniform heat distribution, and a counter-flow heat exchanger for efficient heat retention.

Poshusta, Joseph C; Booten, Charles W; Martin, Jerry L

2013-12-24T23:59:59.000Z

222

Highly Energy Efficient Wall Systems Research Project | Department of  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Highly Energy Efficient Wall Systems Highly Energy Efficient Wall Systems Research Project Highly Energy Efficient Wall Systems Research Project The Department of Energy is currently conducting research into highly energy efficient wall systems. Walls with high R-values are better insulators, and their development can help buildings come closer to having zero net energy consumption. Project Description This project seeks to develop a commercially viable wall system up to R-40 through integration of vacuum technology with the exterior insulated façade system (EIFS). Dow Corning will develop a wall system configuration of expanded polystyrene vacuum isolation panels that can be specified for R-values of 20, 30, and 40. This project also aims to develop a unitized protection system of vacuum isolation panels and to validate current code

223

Klystron "efficiency loop" for the ALS storage ring RF system  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

EFFICIENCY LOOP” FOR THE ALS STORAGE RING RF SYSTEM* S.at the Advanced Light Source (ALS) in order to decrease thethe cavities. 1 INTRODUCTION ALS Storage Ring RF system is

Kwiatkowski, Slawomir; Julian, Jim; Baptiste, Kenneth

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

224

Graphic analysis and planning of electrical distribution systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Techniques for computer modeling of electrical distribution systems have been available to utility engineers for years. The formation of a distribution data base can be a huge task because of the enormous number of components in a utility's distribution ...

Gwendolyn L. Fuehring

1980-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

225

Hot Water Distribution System Model Enhancements  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This project involves enhancement of the HWSIM distribution system model to more accurately model pipe heat transfer. Recent laboratory testing efforts have indicated that the modeling of radiant heat transfer effects is needed to accurately characterize piping heat loss. An analytical methodology for integrating radiant heat transfer was implemented with HWSIM. Laboratory test data collected in another project was then used to validate the model for a variety of uninsulated and insulated pipe cases (copper, PEX, and CPVC). Results appear favorable, with typical deviations from lab results less than 8%.

Hoeschele, M.; Weitzel, E.

2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

226

Power-efficient time-sensitive mapping in heterogeneous systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Heterogeneous systems that contain multiple types of resources, such as CPUs and GPUs, are becoming increasingly popular thanks to the potential of achieving high performance and energy efficiency. In such systems, the problem of data mapping and communication ... Keywords: heterogeneous cpu/gpu multiprocessors, multi-core architectures, power-efficient scheduling

Cong Liu; Jian Li; Wei Huang; Juan Rubio; Evan Speight; Xiaozhu Lin

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

227

Analysis and control of distributed cooperative systems.  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

As part of DARPA Information Processing Technology Office (IPTO) Software for Distributed Robotics (SDR) Program, Sandia National Laboratories has developed analysis and control software for coordinating tens to thousands of autonomous cooperative robotic agents (primarily unmanned ground vehicles) performing military operations such as reconnaissance, surveillance and target acquisition; countermine and explosive ordnance disposal; force protection and physical security; and logistics support. Due to the nature of these applications, the control techniques must be distributed, and they must not rely on high bandwidth communication between agents. At the same time, a single soldier must easily direct these large-scale systems. Finally, the control techniques must be provably convergent so as not to cause undo harm to civilians. In this project, provably convergent, moderate communication bandwidth, distributed control algorithms have been developed that can be regulated by a single soldier. We have simulated in great detail the control of low numbers of vehicles (up to 20) navigating throughout a building, and we have simulated in lesser detail the control of larger numbers of vehicles (up to 1000) trying to locate several targets in a large outdoor facility. Finally, we have experimentally validated the resulting control algorithms on smaller numbers of autonomous vehicles.

Feddema, John Todd; Parker, Eric Paul; Wagner, John S.; Schoenwald, David Alan

2004-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

228

Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Hybrid System for Distributed Power Generation  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report summarizes the work performed by Hybrid Power Generation Systems, LLC (HPGS) under Cooperative Agreement DE-FC2601NT40779 for the US Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory (DoE/NETL) entitled ''Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Hybrid System for Distributed Power Generation''. The main objective of this project is to develop and demonstrate the feasibility of a highly efficient hybrid system integrating a planar Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) and a gas turbine. A conceptual hybrid system design was selected for analysis and evaluation. The selected system is estimated to have over 65% system efficiency, a first cost of approximately $650/kW, and a cost of electricity of 8.4 cents/kW-hr. A control strategy and conceptual control design have been developed for the system. A number of SOFC module tests have been completed to evaluate the pressure impact to performance stability. The results show that the operating pressure accelerates the performance degradation. Several experiments were conducted to explore the effects of pressure on carbon formation. Experimental observations on a functioning cell have verified that carbon deposition does not occur in the cell at steam-to-carbon ratios lower than the steady-state design point for hybrid systems. Heat exchanger design, fabrication and performance testing as well as oxidation testing to support heat exchanger life analysis were also conducted. Performance tests of the prototype heat exchanger yielded heat transfer and pressure drop characteristics consistent with the heat exchanger specification. Multicell stacks have been tested and performance maps were obtained under hybrid operating conditions. Successful and repeatable fabrication of large (>12-inch diameter) planar SOFC cells was demonstrated using the tape calendering process. A number of large area cells and stacks were successfully performance tested at ambient and pressurized conditions. A 25 MW plant configuration was selected with projected system efficiency of over 65% and a factory cost of under $400/kW. The plant design is modular and can be scaled to both higher and lower plant power ratings. Integrated gasification fuel cell systems or IGFCs were developed and analyzed for plant sizes in excess of 200 MW. Two alternative integration configurations were selected with projected system efficiency of over 53% on a HHV basis, or about 10 percentage points higher than that of the state-of-the-art Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) systems.

Nguyen Minh

2005-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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SOLID OXIDE FUEL CELL HYBRID SYSTEM FOR DISTRIBUTED POWER GENERATION  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report summarizes the work performed by Honeywell during the July 2001 to September 2001 reporting period under Cooperative Agreement DE-FC26-01NT40779 for the U. S. Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory (DOE/NETL) entitled ''Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Hybrid System for Distributed Power Generation''. The main objective of this project is to develop and demonstrate the feasibility of a highly efficient hybrid system integrating a planar Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) and a turbogenerator. An internal program kickoff was held at Honeywell in Torrance, CA. The program structure was outlined and the overall technical approach for the program was presented to the team members. Detail program schedules were developed and detailed objectives were defined. Initial work has begun on the system design and pressurized SOFC operation.

Unknown

2002-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

230

Reliability of Electric Utility Distribution Systems: EPRI White Paper  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report discusses what is known about electric power distribution system reliability and investigates whether there are generally available methods for performing reliability analysis for distribution systems. The theory of the reliability of general systems is well understood. A fundamental issue is whether an appropriate implementation of the theory exists in a form readily usable by distribution system planners and designers.

2000-10-17T23:59:59.000Z

231

Distribution System Analysis Tools for Studying High Penetration of PV  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Distribution System Analysis Tools for Studying High Penetration of PV with Grid Support Features Electric Energy System #12;#12;Distribution System Analysis Tools for Studying High Penetration of PV project titled "Distribution System Analysis Tools for Studying High Penetration of PV with Grid Support

232

Reliability Improvement Programs in Steam Distribution and Power Generation Systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This paper will present alternatives to costly corrective maintenance of the steam trap and condensate return system, and the paybacks associated with instituting a program of planned maintenance management of that system. Energy costs can be reduced by 10% and maintenance costs by 20%, while achieving other tangible improvements in the reliability and efficiency of the system. Recent studies have shown that more than 40% of all installed steam traps and 20% of certain types of valves need some form of corrective action. The majority of all high backpressure problems in condensate return systems are due to poor design criteria. in expandlng or retrofitting existing return systems. By instituting a maintenance management program, a 95% reliability can be gained within two to four annual maintenance cycles. The associated operational problems can be greatly reduced. The maintenance management concept involves: 1) centralized project management; 2) diagnostic and inspection expertise; 3) system troubleshooting; 4) data analysis, reporting and recommendations; 5) maintenance repairs and follow-up; and 6) software and data base management. Several case studies, in which the concept has been successfully applied, will be presented. Energy costs, which have been on the rise for the past ten years, have now leveled off due to global supply and demand issues. But that is not true of the costs to maintain capital equipment such as steam distribution and power generation systems. Those costs continue to rise. If the basic principles of maintenance management are applied, when upgrading poorly maintained steam systems, those upgraded systems can be a fast payback of savings in energy, manpower and inventory. Three major areas where the savings can be gained are the steam traps, valve and condensate return systems. Such systems can be found in power generation, steam distribution, and in all types of durable and non-durable industrial productions.

Petto, S.

1987-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

233

Distributed Robust Power System State Estimation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Deregulation of energy markets, penetration of renewables, advanced metering capabilities, and the urge for situational awareness, all call for system-wide power system state estimation (PSSE). Implementing a centralized estimator though is practically infeasible due to the complexity scale of an interconnection, the communication bottleneck in real-time monitoring, regional disclosure policies, and reliability issues. In this context, distributed PSSE methods are treated here under a unified and systematic framework. A novel algorithm is developed based on the alternating direction method of multipliers. It leverages existing PSSE solvers, respects privacy policies, exhibits low communication load, and its convergence to the centralized estimates is guaranteed even in the absence of local observability. Beyond the conventional least-squares based PSSE, the decentralized framework accommodates a robust state estimator. By exploiting interesting links to the compressive sampling advances, the latter jointly es...

Kekatos, Vassilis

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

234

Remote procedure execution software for distributed systems  

SciTech Connect

Remote Procedure Execution facilitates the construction of distributed software systems, spanning computers of various types. Programmers who use the RPX package specify subroutine calls which are to be executed on a remote computer. RPX is used to generate code for dummy routines which transmit input parameters and receive output parameters, as well as a main program which receives procedure call requests, calls the requested procedure, and returns the result. The package automatically performs datatype conversions and uses an appropriate connection oriented protocol. Supported operating systems/processors are VMS(VAX), UNIX(MIPS R2000, R3000) and Software Components Group's pSOS (680x0). Connection oriented protocols are supported over Ethernet (TCP/IP) and RS232 (a package of our own design). 2 refs., 2 figs.

Petravick, D.L.; Berman, E.F.; Sergey, G.P.

1989-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

235

Genetic algorithm for optimal capacitor allocation in radial distribution systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Optimum location and size of capacitors for a radial distribution system is presented. In the present study capacitor sizes are assumed as discrete known variables, which are to be placed on the buses such that it reduces the losses of the distribution ... Keywords: capacitor placement, distribution automation (DA), genetic algorithm (GA), loss minimisation, optimisation, power distribution system

K. S. Swarup

2005-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

236

AN ENERGY EFFICIENT WINDOW SYSTEM FINAL REPORT.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

greenhouses, passive solar heating and other non-viewingpassive and active solar heating systems. the fact remainsthe expense of winter solar heating), Life Cycle Costing We

Authors, Various

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

237

Scalable and Energy Efficient Computer Systems - Energy ...  

Technology Marketing Summary Computer engineers have developed a new design to support construction of large computer systems that perform closer to ...

238

Highly Efficient Electric Motor Systems - National Renewable ...  

Electric Motor Systems ... savings. Conical hubs Matching axial field poles. Issued Patents on Motor Geometry. 7 NREL Energy Forum November 2009 www.novatorque.com.

239

Residential hot water distribution systems: Roundtablesession  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Residential building practice currently ignores the lossesof energy and water caused by the poor design of hot water systems. Theselosses include: combustion and standby losses from water heaters, thewaste of water (and energy) while waiting for hot water to get to thepoint of use; the wasted heat as water cools down in the distributionsystem after a draw; heat losses from recirculation systems and thediscarded warmth of waste water as it runs down the drain. Severaltechnologies are available that save energy (and water) by reducing theselosses or by passively recovering heat from wastewater streams and othersources. Energy savings from some individual technologies are reported tobe as much as 30 percent. Savings calculations of prototype systemsincluding bundles of technologies have been reported above 50 percent.This roundtable session will describe the current practices, summarizethe results of past and ongoing studies, discuss ways to think about hotwater system efficiency, and point to areas of future study. We will alsorecommend further steps to reduce unnecessary losses from hot waterdistribution systems.

Lutz, James D.; Klein, Gary; Springer, David; Howard, Bion D.

2002-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

240

Efficient transformations from geodetic to UTM coordinate systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The problem of efficiently performing transformations from geocentric to geodetic coordinates has been addressed at previous DIS (Distributed Interactive Simulation) workshops. This paper extends the work presented at the 14th DIS Workshop. As a consequence of the new algorithm for geocentric to geodetic coordinate conversion, a subsequent conversion to Universal Transverse Mercator coordinates is made considerably more efficient. No additional trigonometric or square root evaluations are required and accuracy is not degraded.

Toms, R.M.

1996-08-07T23:59:59.000Z

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241

Improving Energy Efficiency of Compressed Air System Based on System Audit  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

plan, formulate energy efficiency goals and adopt energyGO-102004-1926 [3] Energy Efficiency and Market Potential ofImproving Energy Efficiency of Compressed Air System Based

Shanghai, Hongbo Qin; McKane, Aimee

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

242

Distributed Battery Control to Improve Peak Power Shaving Efficiency in Data Centers  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Distributed Battery Control to Improve Peak Power Shaving Efficiency in Data Centers Baris Aksanli, Eddie Pettis and Tajana S. Rosing UCSD, Google Stored energy in batteries can be used to cap peak power.8% 99% 91.5% 84% Battery Configuration StudyBattery Configuration Study Goal: Improve the overall

Simunic, Tajana

243

Interconnecting PV on New York City's Secondary Network Distribution System  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This study describes technical assistance provided by NREL to help New York City and Con Edison improve the interconnection of distributed PV systems on a secondary network distribution system.

Anderson, K.; Coddington, M.; Burman, K.; Hayter, S.; Kroposki, B.; Watson, A.

2009-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

244

Picking up the PACE : a new tool for financing energy efficiency and distributed renewable energy; Picking up the Property Assessed Clean Energy; New tool for financing energy efficiency and distributed renewable energy.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??This thesis describes the potential of new legislation in Louisiana to provide municipal financing for energy efficient building retrofits and distributed renewable energy. First, the… (more)

Dadakis, Jacquelyn (Jacquelyn MacKenzie)

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

245

Communication architecture based power management for battery efficient system design  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Communication-based power management (CBPM) is a new battery-driven system-level power management methodology in which the system-level communication architecture regulates the execution of various system components, with the aim of improving battery ... Keywords: battery efficiency, communication architectures, embedded systems, low power design, power management

Kanishka Lahiri; Sujit Dey; Anand Raghunathan

2002-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

246

SOLID OXIDE FUEL CELL HYBRID SYSTEM FOR DISTRIBUTED POWER GENERATION  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report summarizes the work performed by Hybrid Power Generation Systems, LLC during the January 2003 to June 2003 reporting period under Cooperative Agreement DE-FC26-01NT40779 for the U. S. Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory (DOE/NETL) entitled ''Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Hybrid System for Distributed Power Generation''. The main objective of this project is to develop and demonstrate the feasibility of a highly efficient hybrid system integrating a planar Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) and a micro-turbine. In addition, an activity included in this program focuses on the development of an integrated coal gasification fuel cell system concept based on planar SOFC technology. This report summarizes the results obtained to date on: System performance analysis and model optimization; Reliability and cost model development; System control including dynamic model development; Heat exchanger material tests and life analysis; Pressurized SOFC evaluation; and Pre-baseline system definition for coal gasification fuel cell system concept.

Faress Rahman; Nguyen Minh

2003-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

247

Energy-efficient lighting system for television  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A light control system for a television camera which adjusts the power to lamps illuminating the camera viewing area to provide only sufficient artificial illumination necessary to keep the camera iris substantially open is described.

Cawthorne, D.C.

1986-01-29T23:59:59.000Z

248

Efficient design methods for embedded communication systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Nowadays, design of embedded systems is confronted with complex signal processing algorithms and a multitude of computational intensive multimedia applications, while time to product launch has been extremely reduced. Especially in the wireless domain, ...

M. Holzer; B. Knerr; P. Belanovi?; M. Rupp

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

249

Toward green systems for cleanrooms: Energy efficient fan-filter units  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

filter unit (FFU), energy efficiency, green system, electricToward Green Systems for Cleanrooms: Energy Efficient Fan-energy efficient models; Market transformation toward “green”

Jeng, Ming-Shan; Xu, Tengfang; Lan, Chao-Ho

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

250

Best Management Practice: Distribution System Audits, Leak Detection, and  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Best Management Practice: Distribution System Audits, Leak Best Management Practice: Distribution System Audits, Leak Detection, and Repair Best Management Practice: Distribution System Audits, Leak Detection, and Repair October 7, 2013 - 3:06pm Addthis A distribution system audit, leak detection, and repair programs help Federal facilities reduce water losses and make better use of limited water resources. Overview Federal facilities with large campus settings and expansive distribution systems can lose a significant amount of total water production and purchases to system leaks. Leaks in distribution systems are caused by a number of factors, including pipe corrosion, high system pressure, construction disturbances, frost damage, damaged joints, and ground shifting and settling. Regular distribution system leak detection surveys

251

Clock distribution system for digital computers  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Apparatus for eliminating, in each clock distribution amplifier of a clock distribution system, sequential pulse catch-up error due to one pulse "overtaking" a prior clock pulse. The apparatus includes timing means to produce a periodic electromagnetic signal with a fundamental frequency having a fundamental frequency component V'.sub.01 (t); an array of N signal characteristic detector means, with detector means No. 1 receiving the timing means signal and producing a change-of-state signal V.sub.1 (t) in response to receipt of a signal above a predetermined threshold; N substantially identical filter means, one filter means being operatively associated with each detector means, for receiving the change-of-state signal V.sub.n (t) and producing a modified change-of-state signal V'.sub.n (t) (n=1, . . . , N) having a fundamental frequency component that is substantially proportional to V'.sub.01 (t-.theta..sub.n (t) with a cumulative phase shift .theta..sub.n (t) having a time derivative that may be made uniformly and arbitrarily small; and with the detector means n+1 (1.ltoreq.n

Wyman, Robert H. (Brentwood, CA); Loomis, Jr., Herschel H. (Davis, CA)

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

252

Energy Efficiency in Compressed Air Systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Energy use in compressed air systems accounts for typically 10% of the total industrial electricity consumption. It also accounts for close to 99% of the CO2 footprint of an air compressor and approximately 80% of the life cycle costs of a compressor, over its lifetime. Considering these facts, it is sometimes surprising to see the lack of attention to compressed air systems in industry. This paper attempts to create awareness as to how a great deal of energy can be saved through a conscious process of selection and use of compressed air systems, bringing substantial benefits in economics and the environment. It also attempts to highlight the relative importance of energy savings over the costs of investments made in energy saving features and processes.

Hingorani, A.; Pavlov, A.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

253

Secure and Efficient Routable Control Systems  

SciTech Connect

This document provides the methods to secure routable control system communication in the electric sector. The approach of this document yields a long-term vision for a future of secure communication, while also providing near term steps and a roadmap. The requirements for the future secure control system environment were spelled out to provide a final target. Additionally a survey and evaluation of current protocols was used to determine if any existing technology could achieve this goal. In the end a four-step path was described that brought about increasing requirement completion and culminates in the realization of the long term vision.

Edgar, Thomas W.; Hadley, Mark D.; Manz, David O.; Winn, Jennifer D.

2010-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

254

Implementation and Rejection of Industrial Steam System Energy Efficiency  

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Implementation and Rejection of Industrial Steam System Energy Efficiency Implementation and Rejection of Industrial Steam System Energy Efficiency Measures Title Implementation and Rejection of Industrial Steam System Energy Efficiency Measures Publication Type Journal Article Refereed Designation Unknown LBNL Report Number LBNL-6288E Year of Publication 2013 Authors Therkelsen, Peter L., and Aimee T. McKane Journal Energy Policy Volume 57 Start Page 318 Date Published 06/2013 Publisher Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Keywords industrial energy efficiency, industrial energy efficiency barriers, steam system efficiency Abstract Steam systems consume approximately one third of energy applied at U.S. industrial facilities. To reduce energy consumption, steam system energy assessments have been conducted on a wide range of industry types over the course of five years through the Energy Savings Assessment (ESA) program administered by the U.S. Department of Energy (U.S. DOE). ESA energy assessments result in energy efficiency measure recommendations that are given potential energy and energy cost savings and potential implementation cost values. Saving and cost metrics that measure the impact recommended measures will have at facilities, described as percentages of facility baseline energy and energy cost, are developed from ESA data and used in analyses. Developed savings and cost metrics are examined along with implementation and rejection rates of recommended steam system energy efficiency measures. Based on analyses, implementation of steam system energy efficiency measures is driven primarily by cost metrics: payback period and measure implementation cost as a percentage of facility baseline energy cost (implementation cost percentage). Stated reasons for rejecting recommended measures are primarily based upon economic concerns. Additionally, implementation rates of measures are not only functions of savings and cost metrics, but time as well.

255

ENERGY EFFICIENT SYSTEM DESIGN AND UTILIZATION  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

. This model as- sumes that the decision to transition to low power state can be made in only one state model assumes that a decision to transition into a lower-power state can be made upon each event, the whole system, or some of its components can be transitioned into low-power states using dynamic power

Simunic, Tajana

256

Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Hybrid System for Distributed Power Generation  

SciTech Connect

This report summarizes the work performed by Hybrid Power Generation Systems, LLC (HPGS) during the April to October 2004 reporting period in Task 2.3 (SOFC Scaleup for Hybrid and Fuel Cell Systems) under Cooperative Agreement DE-FC26-01NT40779 for the U. S. Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory (DOE/NETL), entitled ''Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Hybrid System for Distributed Power Generation''. This study analyzes the performance and economics of power generation systems for central power generation application based on Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) technology and fueled by natural gas. The main objective of this task is to develop credible scale up strategies for large solid oxide fuel cell-gas turbine systems. System concepts that integrate a SOFC with a gas turbine were developed and analyzed for plant sizes in excess of 20 MW. A 25 MW plant configuration was selected with projected system efficiency of over 65% and a factory cost of under $400/kW. The plant design is modular and can be scaled to both higher and lower plant power ratings. Technology gaps and required engineering development efforts were identified and evaluated.

David Deangelis; Rich Depuy; Debashis Dey; Georgia Karvountzi; Nguyen Minh; Max Peter; Faress Rahman; Pavel Sokolov; Deliang Yang

2004-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

257

Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Hybrid System for Distributed Power Generation  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report summarizes the work performed by Hybrid Power Generation Systems, LLC (HPGS) during the April to October 2004 reporting period in Task 2.3 (SOFC Scaleup for Hybrid and Fuel Cell Systems) under Cooperative Agreement DE-FC26-01NT40779 for the U. S. Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory (DOE/NETL), entitled ''Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Hybrid System for Distributed Power Generation''. This study analyzes the performance and economics of power generation systems for central power generation application based on Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) technology and fueled by natural gas. The main objective of this task is to develop credible scale up strategies for large solid oxide fuel cell-gas turbine systems. System concepts that integrate a SOFC with a gas turbine were developed and analyzed for plant sizes in excess of 20 MW. A 25 MW plant configuration was selected with projected system efficiency of over 65% and a factory cost of under $400/kW. The plant design is modular and can be scaled to both higher and lower plant power ratings. Technology gaps and required engineering development efforts were identified and evaluated.

David Deangelis; Rich Depuy; Debashis Dey; Georgia Karvountzi; Nguyen Minh; Max Peter; Faress Rahman; Pavel Sokolov; Deliang Yang

2004-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

258

HVAC & Building Management Control System Energy Efficiency Replacements  

SciTech Connect

The project objective was the replacement of an aging, un-repairable HVAC system which has grown inefficient and a huge energy consumer with low energy and efficient HVAC units, and installation of energy efficient building control technologies at City's YMCA Community Center.

Hernandez, Adriana

2012-09-21T23:59:59.000Z

259

Energy-efficient deadline scheduling for heterogeneous systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Energy efficiency is a major concern in modern high performance computing (HPC) systems and a power-aware scheduling approach is a promising way to achieve that. While there are a number of studies in power-aware scheduling by means of dynamic power ... Keywords: Deadline scheduling, Energy efficiency, High performance computing, Pricing scheme

Yan Ma; Bin Gong; Ryo Sugihara; Rajesh Gupta

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

260

INTEGRATED ENERGY EFFICIENT WINDOW-WALL SYSTEMS  

SciTech Connect

The building industry faces the challenge of reducing energy use while simultaneously improving construction methods and marketability. This paper describes the first phase of a project to address these concerns by designing an Integrated Window Wall System (IWWS) that can be commercialized. This work builds on previous research conducted during the 1990's by Lawrence Berkeley national Laboratories (LBNL). During this phase, the objective was to identify appropriate technologies, problems and issues and develop a number of design concepts. Four design concepts were developed into prototypes and preliminary energy analyses were conducted Three of these concepts (the foam wall, steel wall, and stiffened plate designs) showed particular potential for meeting the project objectives and will be continued into a second phase where one or two of the systems will be brought closer to commercialization.

Michael Arney, Ph.D.

2002-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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261

High efficiency stoichiometric internal combustion engine system  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A power system including a stoichiometric compression ignition engine in which a roots blower is positioned in the air intake for the engine to control air flow. Air flow is decreased during part power conditions to maintain the air-fuel ratio in the combustion chamber of the engine at stoichiometric, thus enabling the use of inexpensive three-way catalyst to reduce oxides of nitrogen. The roots blower is connected to a motor generator so that when air flow is reduced, electrical energy is stored which is made available either to the roots blower to temporarily increase air flow or to the system electrical load and thus recapture energy that would otherwise be lost in reducing air flow.

Winsor, Richard Edward (Waterloo, IA); Chase, Scott Allen (Cedar Falls, IA)

2009-06-02T23:59:59.000Z

262

Personal Comfort Systems: Cooling/Heating Local Body Parts Efficient Ways  

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Personal Comfort Systems: Cooling/Heating Local Body Parts Efficient Ways Personal Comfort Systems: Cooling/Heating Local Body Parts Efficient Ways to Provide Comfort Indoors Speaker(s): Hui Zhang Date: October 9, 2012 - 12:00pm Location: 90-3122 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Rongxin Yin This presentation describes energy efficient approaches to provide comfort in offices by creating non-uniform and transient thermal environments. The presentation will describe 1) distributions and characteristics of thermoreceptors of human body, 2) comfort responses of people exposed to complex thermal environments, 3) concept of "alliesthesia", 4) personal comfort systems developed by CBE, 5) their energy efficiency and demand response potential, and 6) the CBE advanced thermal comfort model. A recording of this seminar is available at: https://vimeo.com/51536661

263

Shared Data Spaces for Distributed Computing and Parallelism in Scientific Visualization Systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

this paper reviews the architecture principles of some visualization systems from the family of so-called application builders, focusing on their ability to be run in distributed environments. In a second part some points concerning the efficiency of distributed execution, and strategies for executing on parallel systems are discussed. Finally the main lines of a basic layer for handling data sharing and processes synchronisation, presently developed at ONERA, are presented. 1. Introduction

Michel Grave

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

264

Metering Air Compressor Systems for Efficiency: A Progress Report  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Air compressors have energy efficiency quantified as SCFM/BHP. However, this efficiency fluctuates over a broad range based on the loading of the compressor. When multiple compressors operate with varying loads, as in a central plant, the overall system efficiency is totally unknown. With funding from California Energy Commission under the PIER Program, we spent considerable effort over the past few years to develop system efficiency for air compressor central plants. The system efficiency was termed CASE Index, which varies from 0 to about 320, and has the units of SCF/KWH. The procedure we developed, involved metering of input (KWH) and output (SCFM), in and out of the central plant. After the initial beta testing of the procedure, as more and more compressor professionals started to use the procedure and as more metering equipments entered the picture, some metering complications were encountered. These problems were dealt with and the procedure developed under this project can produce reliable data. This paper also presents the system efficiencies we have recorded so far and the opportunities they indicate. The data shows a wide range, from a low 82 to about 250 on a 0 to 320 scale. This confirms our expectations of large energy efficiency improvement potential in compressed air systems.

Joseph, B.

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

265

Detection of contamination of municipal water distribution systems  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A system for the detection of contaminates of a fluid in a conduit. The conduit is part of a fluid distribution system. A chemical or biological sensor array is connected to the conduit. The sensor array produces an acoustic signal burst in the fluid upon detection of contaminates in the fluid. A supervisory control system connected to the fluid and operatively connected to the fluid distribution system signals the fluid distribution system upon detection of contaminates in the fluid.

Cooper, John F. (Oakland, CA)

2012-01-17T23:59:59.000Z

266

Precipitation Efficiency of Warm-Season Midwestern Mesoscale Convective Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The precipitation efficiencies for mesoscale convective systems (MCS) over the central United States are calculated. During July–September 2000 and June–September 2001, 24 MCS for which sufficient data were available occurred over or near ...

Patrick Market; Stacy Allen; Roderick Scofield; Robert Kuligowski; Arnold Gruber

2003-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

267

Motor System Energy Efficiency Supply Curves: A Methodology for Assessing  

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Motor System Energy Efficiency Supply Curves: A Methodology for Assessing Motor System Energy Efficiency Supply Curves: A Methodology for Assessing the Energy Efficiency Potential of Industrial Motor Systems Speaker(s): Ali Hasanbeigi Date: February 8, 2011 - 12:00pm Location: 90-3122 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Aimee McKane Motor-driven equipment accounts for approximately 60% of manufacturing final electricity use worldwide. A major barrier to effective policymaking, and to more global acceptance of the energy efficiency potential in industrial motor systems, is the lack of a transparent methodology for quantifying the magnitude and cost-effectiveness of these energy savings. This paper presents the results of groundbreaking analyses conducted for five countries and one region to begin to address this barrier. Using a combination of expert opinion and available data from the United States,

268

Design and global optimization of high-efficiency thermophotovoltaic systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Despite their great promise, small experimental thermophotovoltaic (TPV) systems at 1000 K generally exhibit extremely low power conversion efficiencies (approximately 1%), due to heat losses such as thermal emission of ...

Bermel, Peter A.

269

Towards a Mobile Code Management Environment for Complex,Real-Time, Distributed Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We present a novel mobile code management environment, currently under design and development. Our design employs an open architecture, suitable for ``plug-and-play'' with COTS and other groups' tools. While we have studied new algorithms, cost and ... Keywords: Java, compilation and interpretation, distributed systems, efficiency and safety tradeoffs, mobile agents, mobile code, real-time systems

Alexander D. Stoyen; Plamen V. Petrov

2001-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

270

Optimal Maneuvers for Distributed Aperture Imaging Systems  

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Interest in space-borne, distributed multi-aperture interferometric systems is driven by a need for continuously sustained imaging with high resolution. Amplitude interferometry systems measure the Fourier components of the image corresponding to the wave vectors (locations in the so-called u-v plane) that are proportional to the relative positions of the apertures. Imaging to specified resolution demands measurement of the Fourier components with adequate signal-to-noise ratio over the interior of a disk in the u-v plane (the resolution disk). In this paper we concentrate on the case in which interferometric measurements are made while the apertures are changing their relative positions. This work discusses heuristic maneuvers and strategies for a system of two space-borne telescopes to cover the frequency plane while optimizing a cost function that includes both a measure of image quality and propulsive effort. The current study is motivated by previous research in which the optimization problem was formulated and the first-order necessary conditions (FONC) derived. The earlier work obtained short time horizon solutions to the FONC for various simple situations, but the complexity of the integro-differential equations for optimal maneuvering have heretofore prevented solution for an optimal maneuver for the entirety of the imaging process. In place of a direct attack on the FONC, the present work investigates various heuristic approaches to minimizing the cost function in the discretized state and discretized time domains in a hexagonal coordinate system. Using three classes of coverage rules, experimentation with a variety of maneuver strategies involving two apertures has led to a number of time-optimal or fuel-optimal solutions based on the initial conditions of the spacecraft. This thesis shows that an optimal maneuver can be determined from the starting positions of the spacecraft and that a self-spiral class of motion seems to be the most beneficial for long term strategies. Future work may focus on strategies for interferometric systems with more than two apertures and with a finer mesh of the hexagonal coordinate system.

Fitch, Danielle

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

271

Property:Distributed Generation System Enclosure | Open Energy Information  

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System Enclosure System Enclosure Jump to: navigation, search This is a property of type String. The allowed values for this property are: Indoor Outdoor Dedicated Shelter Pages using the property "Distributed Generation System Enclosure" Showing 22 pages using this property. D Distributed Generation Study/10 West 66th Street Corp + Indoor + Distributed Generation Study/615 kW Waukesha Packaged System + Outdoor + Distributed Generation Study/Aisin Seiki G60 at Hooligans Bar and Grille + Outdoor + Distributed Generation Study/Arrow Linen + Outdoor + Distributed Generation Study/Dakota Station (Minnegasco) + Outdoor + Distributed Generation Study/Elgin Community College + Indoor + Distributed Generation Study/Emerling Farm + Dedicated Shelter + Distributed Generation Study/Floyd Bennett + Outdoor +

272

IntelliGrid Architecture Development for Distribution Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Distribution systems will ultimately implement thousands of devices in support of a variety of applications to support distribution automation as well as customer operations. However, standards necessary to enable integration of distribution equipment are not complete. This project identifies key applications and develops initial understanding of the data and behaviors of advanced distribution automation to enable full development of necessary communications standards.

2008-03-30T23:59:59.000Z

273

Energy efficiency in wireless communication systems  

SciTech Connect

Wireless communication systems and methods utilize one or more remote terminals, one or more base terminals, and a communication channel between the remote terminal(s) and base terminal(s). The remote terminal applies a direct sequence spreading code to a data signal at a spreading factor to provide a direct sequence spread spectrum (DSSS) signal. The DSSS signal is transmitted over the communication channel to the base terminal which can be configured to despread the received DSSS signal by a spreading factor matching the spreading factor utilized to spread the data signal. The remote terminal and base terminal can dynamically vary the matching spreading factors to adjust the data rate based on an estimation of operating quality over time between the remote terminal and base terminal such that the amount of data being transmitted is substantially maximized while providing a specified quality of service.

Caffrey, Michael Paul; Palmer, Joseph McRae

2012-12-11T23:59:59.000Z

274

Efficient Power Profiling for Battery-Driven Embedded System Design  

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The ability to efficiently and accurately estimate battery life under different design choices at the system level is an important aid in designing battery-efficient systems. Recently developed battery models help by estimating battery life under given profiles of the battery discharge current over time. However, existing techniques for energy (or average power) estimation do not provide sufficient information (such as time profiles of system power consumption) to drive battery-life estimation. Techniques that are capable of generating such profiles often lack the efficiency required to support exploration at the system level. In this paper, we describe techniques for efficient generation of system-level power profiles, for use in a battery-life estimation framework. Our power profiling technique allows a designer to experiment with: 1) the mapping of system tasks to a set of architectural components and 2) the mapping of system communications to a specified communication architecture, and efficiently generate system power profiles for each alternative. The resulting profiles can then be analyzed using existing battery models to estimate battery lifetime and capacity. Extensive experiments conducted on an IEEE 802.11 MAC processor design demonstrate that our power profiler offers orders of magnitude improvement in runtimes over state-of-the-art cosimulation-based power estimation techniques, while suffering minimal loss of accuracy (average profiling error was 3.8%).

Kanishka Lahiri; Anand Raghunathan; Senior Member; Sujit Dey

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

275

Comparison of energy efficiency between variable refrigerant flow systems and ground source heat pump systems  

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comparison of VAV and VRF air conditioning systems in anThe variable refrigerant flow (VRF) and ground source heatthe energy efficiency of VRF systems compared with GSHP

Hong, Tainzhen

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

276

Evaluation of Hydraulic Efficiency of Disinfection Systems Based on  

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time (TDT) and the rising limb of the residence time distribution (RTD) curve. This evaluation and scalar transport dynamics and subsequent RTD curve. The main objective of this study was to analyze, primarily a pipe loop system, pressurized tank system, and baffled tank system, from their respective RTD

277

Test and Evaluation of a High Efficiency Residential Fuel Cell System  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A confluence of industry drivers, including the availability of low-cost natural gas, is creating new market opportunities for natural gas-based distributed generation. Solid oxide fuel cell systems (SOFC) are a potentially attractive option because of their high electrical efficiency (50–60% lower heating value (LHV)). This report documents two years of testing and evaluation of a 1.5 kW SOFC residential system provided by Ceramics Fuel Cell Limited. Tests were conducted in collaboration with ...

2013-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

278

Investment and Efficiency under Incentive Regulation: The Case of the Norwegian Electricity Distribution Networks  

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of Norway (SusGrid - Sustainable Grid Development Project) are gratefully acknowledged. EPRG 1306 1 1 Introduction In recent years, achieving a sustainable energy sector, security of supply, and reliability of service have emerged as overarching energy... We use “total number of customers” (residential plus recreational homes) and “energy density” (energy distributed per Km length of network) as outputs. Numbers of customers are commonly used in efficiency analysis of electricity networks (e...

Poudineh, Rahmatallah; Jamasb, Tooraj

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

279

Electric motor systems in developing countries: Opportunities for efficiency improvement  

SciTech Connect

This report presents an overview of the current status and efficiency improvement potential of industrial motor systems in developing countries. Better management of electric motor systems is of particular relevance in developing countries, where improved efficiency can lead to increased productivity and slower growth in electricity demand. Motor systems currently consume some 65--80% of the industrial electricity in developing countries. Drawing on studies from Thailand, India, Brazil, China, Pakistan, and Costa Rica, we describe potential efficiency gains in various parts of the motor system, from the electricity delivery system through the motor to the point where useful work is performed. We report evidence of a significant electricity conservation potential. Most of the efficiency improvement methods we examine are very cost-effective from a societal viewpoint, but are generally not implemented due to various barriers that deter their adoption. Drawing on experiences in North America, we discuss a range of policies to overcome these barriers, including education, training, minimum efficiency standards, motor efficiency testing protocols, technical assistance programs, and financial incentives.

Meyers, S.; Monahan, P.; Lewis, P.; Greenberg, S. [Lawrence Berkeley Lab., CA (United States); Nadel, S. [American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, Washington, DC (United States)

1993-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

280

RELIABILITY PLANNING IN DISTRIBUTED ELECTRIC ENERGY SYSTEMS  

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the Systems Integration Office California Energy Resources£ Systems Integration Requi-rements for Decentralized Energy

Kahn, E.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Property:Distributed Generation System Application | Open Energy  

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System Application System Application Jump to: navigation, search This is a property of type Page. Pages using the property "Distributed Generation System Application" Showing 22 pages using this property. D Distributed Generation Study/10 West 66th Street Corp + Combined Heat and Power + Distributed Generation Study/615 kW Waukesha Packaged System + Combined Heat and Power + Distributed Generation Study/Aisin Seiki G60 at Hooligans Bar and Grille + Combined Heat and Power + Distributed Generation Study/Arrow Linen + Combined Heat and Power + Distributed Generation Study/Dakota Station (Minnegasco) + Combined Heat and Power + Distributed Generation Study/Elgin Community College + Combined Heat and Power + Distributed Generation Study/Emerling Farm + Combined Heat and Power +

282

RELIABILITY PLANNING IN DISTRIBUTED ELECTRIC ENERGY SYSTEMS  

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and deal only with solar cogeneration units that are assumedand Distributed. cogeneration). These provide just underparameters. as conventional cogeneration units. technologies

Kahn, E.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

283

GridLab Power Distribution System Simulation | Open Energy Information  

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GridLab Power Distribution System Simulation GridLab Power Distribution System Simulation Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: GridLab Power Distribution System Simulation Agency/Company /Organization: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Sector: Energy Focus Area: Grid Assessment and Integration Phase: Evaluate Options Topics: Pathways analysis User Interface: Desktop Application Website: www.gridlabd.org/ Cost: Free OpenEI Keyword(s): EERE tool Language: English References: GridLAB-D Simulation Software[1] Examine in detail the interplay of every part of a distribution system with every other part of the system. GridLAB-D(tm) is a new power distribution system simulation and analysis tool that provides valuable information to users who design and operate distribution systems, and to utilities that wish to take advantage of the

284

Numerical Analysis of a Cold Air Distribution System  

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Cold air distribution systems may reduce the operating energy consumption of air-conditioned air supply system and improve the outside air volume percentages and indoor air quality. However, indoor temperature patterns and velocity field are easily non-uniform so that residents usually feel uncomfortable. The distribution of indoor airflow by cold air distribution is researched in this paper. We study indoor air distribution under different low temperature air supply conditions by numerical simulation. The simulated results agree well with the experiments.

Zhu, L.; Li, R.; Yuan, D.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

285

Minimizing Energy Consumption in a Water Distribution System: A Systems Modeling Approach  

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In a water distribution system from groundwater supply, the bulk of energy consumption is expended at pump stations. These pumps pressurize the water and transport it from the aquifer to the distribution system and to elevated storage tanks. Each pump in the system has a range of possible operating conditions with varying flow rates, hydraulic head imparted, and hydraulic efficiencies. In this research, the water distribution system of a mid-sized city in a subtropical climate is modeled and optimized in order to minimize the energy usage of its fourteen pumps. A simplified model of the pipes, pumps, and storage tanks is designed using freely-available EPANET hydraulic modeling software. Physical and operational parameters of this model are calibrated against five weeks of observed data using a genetic algorithm to predict storage tank volume given a forecasted system demand. Uncertainty analysis on the calibrated parameters is performed to assess model sensitivity. Finally, the pumping schedule for the system's fourteen pumps is optimized using a genetic algorithm in order to minimize total energy use across a 24-hour period.

Johnston, John

2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

286

CIBO's Energy Efficiency Handbook for Steam Power Systems  

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The Council of Industrial Boiler Owners (CIBO) has developed a handbook to help boiler operators get the best performance from their industrial steam systems. This energy efficiency handbook takes a comprehensive look at the boiler and steam system and addresses opportunities to improve performance every step of the way, including boiler maintenance, optimization, benchmarking, water treatment, and energy efficiency services. The handbook will include a checklist of items that operators should look for to improve their steam system's performance. This IETC paper will introduce the new CIBO handbook and describe its contents. The paper will also explain how the handbook is intended to be used.

Bessette, R. D.

1997-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

287

Efficient simulation of hybrid systems: A hybrid bond graph approach  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Accurate and efficient simulations facilitate cost-effective design and analysis of large, complex, embedded systems, whose behaviors are typically hybrid, i.e. continuous behaviors interspersed with discrete mode changes. In this paper we present an ... Keywords: component-oriented modeling, dynamic causal assignment, hybrid bond graphs, modeling and simulation environments, simulation of hybrid systems

Indranil Roychoudhury; Matthew J Daigle; Gautam Biswas; Xenofon Koutsoukos

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

288

Optimal Reactive Power Planning of Radial Distribution Systems with Distributed Generation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The paper analyzes reactive power optimization problem in distribution system with wind power and PV generators. Reactive power optimization mathematical model including the active power loss, reactive power compensation capacity and static voltage margin ... Keywords: Distributed generation, Distributed Generation, Immune Algorithm, Cluster Evolutionary

Li Shengqi, Zeng Lilin, Li Yongan, He Zhengping

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

289

Reliability-aware scheduling strategy for heterogeneous distributed computing systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Heterogeneous computing systems are promising computing platforms, since single parallel architecture based systems may not be sufficient to exploit the available parallelism with the running applications. In some cases, heterogeneous distributed computing ... Keywords: Duplication, Heterogeneous distributed systems, Precedence constrained tasks, Reliability, Scheduling algorithm

Xiaoyong Tang; Kenli Li; Renfa Li; Bharadwaj Veeravalli

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

290

Application of Artificial Intelligence Technique in Distributed Generation System  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper gives a brief description of current situation of distributed generation system, and points out that microgrid can run in two kinds of operation modes. The key problems which need to be cautiously considered exist in each operation mode are ... Keywords: Artificial intelligence, Artificial neural network, Distributed generation system, Fuzzy logic, Genetic algorithm, Multi-agent system

Guoqing Weng; Youbing Zhang; Yi Hu

2009-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

291

Automatic generation of water distribution systems based on GIS data  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In the field of water distribution system (WDS) analysis, case study research is needed for testing or benchmarking optimisation strategies and newly developed software. However, data availability for the investigation of real cases is limited due to ... Keywords: Algorithmic network generation, GIS-data, Hydraulic simulation, Modular design system, Water distribution system

Robert Sitzenfrei, Michael MöDerl, Wolfgang Rauch

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

292

Virtual Data System on distributed virtual machines in computational grids  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents the work of building a Grid workflow system on distributed virtual machines. A Grid Virtualisation Engine (GVE) is implemented to manage virtual machines as computing resources for Grid applications. The Virtual Data System ... Keywords: compact muon solenoid, distributed virtual machines, grid computing, grid workflow, high energy physics applications, virtual data systems

Lizhe Wang; Gregor Von Laszewski; Jie Tao; Marcel Kunze

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

293

Energy Efficiency and Environmental Impact Analyses of Supermarket Refrigeration Systems  

SciTech Connect

This paper presents energy and life cycle climate performance (LCCP) analyses of a variety of supermarket refrigeration systems to identify designs that exhibit low environmental impact and high energy efficiency. EnergyPlus was used to model refrigeration systems in a variety of climate zones across the United States. The refrigeration systems that were modeled include the traditional multiplex DX system, cascade systems with secondary loops and the transcritical CO2 system. Furthermore, a variety of refrigerants were investigated, including R-32, R-134a, R-404A, R-1234yf, R-717, and R-744. LCCP analysis was used to determine the direct and indirect carbon dioxide emissions resulting from the operation of the various refrigeration systems over their lifetimes. Our analysis revealed that high-efficiency supermarket refrigeration systems may result in up to 44% less energy consumption and 78% reduced carbon dioxide emissions compared to the baseline multiplex DX system. This is an encouraging result for legislators, policy makers and supermarket owners to select low emission, high-efficiency commercial refrigeration system designs for future retrofit and new projects.

Fricke, Brian A [ORNL; Bansal, Pradeep [ORNL; Zha, Shitong [Hillphoenix

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

294

A High Efficiency PSOFC/ATS-Gas Turbine Power System  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A study is described in which the conceptual design of a hybrid power system integrating a pressurized Siemens Westinghouse solid oxide fuel cell generator and the Mercury{trademark} 50 gas turbine was developed. The Mercury{trademark} 50 was designed by Solar Turbines as part of the US. Department of Energy Advanced Turbine Systems program. The focus of the study was to develop the hybrid power system concept that principally would exhibit an attractively-low cost of electricity (COE). The inherently-high efficiency of the hybrid cycle contributes directly to achieving this objective, and by employing the efficient, power-intensive Mercury{trademark} 50, with its relatively-low installed cost, the higher-cost SOFC generator can be optimally sized such that the minimum-COE objective is achieved. The system cycle is described, major system components are specified, the system installed cost and COE are estimated, and the physical arrangement of the major system components is discussed. Estimates of system power output, efficiency, and emissions at the system design point are also presented. In addition, two bottoming cycle options are described, and estimates of their effects on overall-system performance, cost, and COE are provided.

W.L. Lundberg; G.A. Israelson; M.D. Moeckel; S.E. Veyo; R.A. Holmes; P.R. Zafred; J.E. King; R.E. Kothmann

2001-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

295

Distributed Energy Storage Systems Testing and Evaluation 2010 Interim Results  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Distributed Energy Storage Systems (DESS) are fully integrated AC storage devices which can be located within the distribution system, at substation locations, off distribution feeders, near end-of-line pad mounted transformers, or on customer side of the meter locations. Many new and emerging storage systems are being developed for grid support, outage mitigation, power quality and peak load energy management. However there is limited operational data on performance, grid comparability, durability, reli...

2010-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

296

Distributing Power Grid State Estimation on HPC Clusters A System Architecture Prototype  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The future power grid is expected to further expand with highly distributed energy sources and smart loads. The increased size and complexity lead to increased burden on existing computational resources in energy control centers. Thus the need to perform real-time assessment on such systems entails efficient means to distribute centralized functions such as state estimation in the power system. In this paper, we present our early prototype of a system architecture that connects distributed state estimators individually running parallel programs to solve non-linear estimation procedure. The prototype consists of a middleware and data processing toolkits that allows data exchange in the distributed state estimation. We build a test case based on the IEEE 118 bus system and partition the state estimation of the whole system model to available HPC clusters. The measurement from the testbed demonstrates the low overhead of our solution.

Liu, Yan; Jiang, Wei; Jin, Shuangshuang; Rice, Mark J.; Chen, Yousu

2012-08-20T23:59:59.000Z

297

Property:Distributed Generation System Power Application | Open Energy  

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Application Application Jump to: navigation, search This is a property of type Page. Pages using the property "Distributed Generation System Power Application" Showing 21 pages using this property. D Distributed Generation Study/10 West 66th Street Corp + Based Load + Distributed Generation Study/Aisin Seiki G60 at Hooligans Bar and Grille + Based Load + Distributed Generation Study/Arrow Linen + Based Load + Distributed Generation Study/Dakota Station (Minnegasco) + Based Load +, Backup + Distributed Generation Study/Elgin Community College + Based Load +, Backup + Distributed Generation Study/Emerling Farm + Based Load + Distributed Generation Study/Floyd Bennett + Based Load + Distributed Generation Study/Harbec Plastics + Based Load + Distributed Generation Study/Hudson Valley Community College + Based Load +

298

Distributed Generation Study/Patterson Farms CHP System Using...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Farms CHP System Using Renewable Biogas < Distributed Generation Study Jump to: navigation, search Study Location Auburn, New York Site Description Agricultural Study Type Field...

299

Buildings Energy Data Book: 5.5 Thermal Distribution Systems  

Buildings Energy Data Book (EERE)

Energy Consumption Characteristics of Commercial Building HVAC Systems, Volume II: Thermal Distribution, Auxiliary Equipment, and Ventilation, Oct. 1999, Table A2-12, p. B2-1....

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Buildings Energy Data Book: 5.5 Thermal Distribution Systems  

Buildings Energy Data Book (EERE)

Energy Consumption Characteristics of Commercial Building HVAC Systems, Volume II: Thermal Distribution, Auxiliary Equipment, and Ventilation, Oct. 1999, Table 4-1, p. 4-4; and...

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301

The Wind farm effect to the Distribution system.  

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??Main goal in this thesis that it gives view how wind production effect to distribution system. For this I have used material from Fortum and… (more)

Koistinen, Pasi

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

302

Statistical estimation of water distribution system pipe break risk.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??The deterioration of pipes in urban water distribution systems is of concern to water utilities throughout the world. This deterioration generally leads to pipe breaks… (more)

Yamijala, Shridhar

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

303

Guidelines for Planning Interoperable Distribution Automation Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Fully integrated distribution automation is a relatively new challenge for the utility industry, and the full range of new capabilities it enables are not well understood. In addition, developing an overall strategy to long-term automation integration and deployment through the use of open standards adds to the challenge. These guidelines were developed to describe the overall vision of distribution automation and to assist in application of emerging open standards to the procurement and integration of a...

2004-04-26T23:59:59.000Z

304

Identifying Efficiency Degrading Faults in Split Air Conditioning Systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Studies estimate that as much as 50% of packaged air conditioning systems operate in faulty conditions that degrade system efficiency. Common faults include: under- and over-charged systems (too much or too little refrigerant), faulty expansions valves (stuck valves, valve hunting, poorly tuned valve controllers), and fouled evaporators and condensers. Furthermore, air conditioning systems can often be adjusted to improve efficiency while continuing to meet cooling loads (adjusting system pressures, decreasing superheat setpoints). This study presents the design of a low cost device that can non-invasively measure system operating conditions, diagnose faults, estimate potential energy savings, and provide recommendations on how the system should be adjusted or repaired. Using eight external temperature measurements, the device potentially can detect and diagnose up to ten faults commonly found in HVAC systems. Steady state temperatures are compared to threshold values obtained from literature and HVAC manufacturers to detect and determine the severity of faults and subsequent reductions in coefficient of performance. Preliminary tests reveal the potential for the device to detect and diagnose common efficiency-degrading faults in HVAC systems.

Terrill, T. J.; Brown, M. L.; Cheyne, R. W. Jr.; Cousins, A. J.; Daniels, B. P.; Erb, K. L.; Garcia, P. A.; Leutermann, M. J.; Nel, A. J.; Robert, C. L.; Widger, S. B.; Williams, A. G.; Rasmussen, B. P.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

305

A Smart Energy System: Distributed Resource Management, Control and Optimization  

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A Smart Energy System: Distributed Resource Management, Control and Optimization Yong Ding, Student of distributed energy resource and consumption management, which proposes to design a networked and embedded and energy data can be acquired and processed in a distributed manner in real time. In order to improve

Beigl, Michael

306

Using Active Customer Participation in Managing Distribution Systems  

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#12;Smart Grid Distribution Advancement Introduction 3 #12;Smart Grid What would be new in smart grid1 Data Request Consumer Privacy Regulatory Requirements 15 #12;Distribution Operation Examples 16 #12Using Active Customer Participation in Managing Distribution Systems Visvakumar Aravinthan

Van Veen, Barry D.

307

Impact of Variable Generation and Distributed Resources on Transmission Efficiency and Utilization  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This work is part of the base research and development activities under the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) program P172, Efficient Transmission Systems for Low-Carbon Future. The investigation carried out since the inception of the program in 2008 has focused on the application of existing technologies to reduce power system carbon footprint. Two avenues to reduce transmission-related CO2 have been explored. The first measure captures technologies that will directly reduce transmission resistiv...

2011-12-23T23:59:59.000Z

308

Smart Distribution Applications for Distributed Energy Resources: Distribution Management System Use Cases  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Technology advancements in solar photovoltaic and battery storage have driven sharp increases in their deployment by utilities, consumers, and third parties. Distributed energy resources (DERs), such as solar photovoltaic and battery storage, are often connected to the grid with a smart inverter at the distribution level, and distribution operational require¬ments are being greatly impacted by their presence. Smart inverters have advanced message processing and fast power control ...

2013-12-22T23:59:59.000Z

309

Analysis of space heating and domestic hot water systems for energy-efficient residential buildings  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

An analysis of the best ways of meeting the space heating and domestic hot water (DHW) needs of new energy-efficient houses with very low requirements for space heat is provided. The DHW load is about equal to the space heating load in such houses in northern climates. The equipment options which should be considered are discussed, including new equipment recently introduced in the market. It is concluded that the first consideration in selecting systems for energy-efficient houses should be identification of the air moving needs of the house for heat distribution, heat storage, ventilation, and ventilative cooling. This is followed, in order, by selection of the most appropriate distribution system, the heating appliances and controls, and the preferred energy source, gas, oil, or electricity.

Dennehy, G

1983-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

310

Simple and efficient quantum key distribution with parametric down-conversion  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We propose an efficient quantum key distribution protocol based on the photon-pair generation from parametric down-conversion (PDC). It uses the same experimental setup as the conventional protocol, but a refined data analysis enables detection of photon-number splitting attacks by utilizing information from a built-in decoy state. Assuming the use of practical detectors, we analyze the unconditional security of the new scheme and show that it improves the secure key generation rate by several orders of magnitude at long distances, using a high intensity PDC source.

Yoritoshi Adachi; Takashi Yamamoto; Masato Koashi; Nobuyuki Imoto

2006-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

311

High Efficient Secret Key Distillation for Long Distance Continuous Variable Quantum Key Distribution  

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The continuous variable quantum key distribution is expected to provide high secret key rate without single photon source and detector, but the lack of the secure and effective key distillation method makes it unpractical. Here, we present a secure single-bit-reverse-reconciliation protocol combined with secret information concentration and post-selection, which can distill the secret key with high efficiency and low computational complexity. The simulation results show that this protocol can provide high secret key rate even when the transmission fiber is longer than 150km, which may make the continuous variable scheme to outvie the single photon one.

Yi-bo Zhao; Zheng-fu Han; Jin-jian Chen; You-zhen Gui; Guang-can Guo

2006-03-08T23:59:59.000Z

312

AN ADVANCED STRATEGY FOR ENERGY EFFICIENT LIGHTING INCORPORATING DISTRIBUTED SENSING AND TAILORED CONTROLS  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

as energy security and the stability and condition of the distribution infrastructure. The building sector impact on the aging electricity grid system. The daily peak window also coincides with maximum daylight and actuators within their zones and use the provided information to create a zone energy use utility curve

Stanford University

313

A Distributed Information System Architecture for Collaborative Design  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Improving and streamlining the communication and decision processes used in Collaborative Product Development (CPD) requires a robust Distributed Information System that can enable intelligent notification, coordination and negotiation processes. In ... Keywords: Agents, Collaboration, Information System, Product Development, Web Services

Andrew Feller; Teresa Wu; Dan Shunk

2006-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

314

Fault tolerance mechanism of agent-based distributed event system  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Event based system development is increasingly becoming popular for large-scale and heterogeneous distributed platforms because it helps diminishing software dependencies, and enhancing system integration and evolution. The architecture of an event based ...

Ozgur Koray Sahingoz; A. Coskun Sonmez

2006-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

315

Distributed Forcing of Forecast and Assimilation Error Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Temporally distributed deterministic and stochastic excitation of the tangent linear forecast system governing forecast error growth and the tangent linear observer system governing assimilation error growth is examined. The method used is to ...

Brian F. Farrell; Petros J. Ioannou

2005-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

316

Energy Efficiency Evaluation of Guangzhou West Tower Façade System  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Guangzhou West Tower is an extremely tall public building. The energy efficiency evaluation of its façade should be different than that of ordinary public buildings. Based on the national code GB50189-2005, “Design Standard for Energy efficiency of Public Buildings”, typical meteorological yearly data for Guangzhou were used and revised according to architectural character of Guangzhou West Tower. The energy efficiency design of a single skin façade and active airflow curtain wall was analyzed by a dynamic energy simulation tool and modified weather data. The payback period of initial investment in the façade system was evaluated based on simulation results. In addition, the results confirm the façade system scheme of Guangzhou West Tower.

Meng, Q.; Zhang, L.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

317

Boiler System Efficiency Improves with Effective Water Treatment  

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Water treatment is an important aspect of boiler operation which can affect efficiency or result in damage if neglected. Without effective water treatment, scale can form on boiler tubes, reducing heat transfer, and causing a loss of boiler efficiency and availability. Proper control of boiler blowdown is also important to assure clean boiler surfaces without wasting water, heat, and chemicals. Recovering hot condensate for reuse as boiler feedwater is another means of improving system efficiency. Condensate which is contaminated with corrosion products or process chemicals, however, is ill fit for reuse; and steam which leaks from piping, valves, traps and connections cannot be recovered. Effective chemical treatment, in conjunction with mechanical system improvements, can assure that condensate can be safely returned and valuable energy recovered.

Bloom, D.

1999-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

318

Object Assignment Strategy for Distributed Multimedia Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

As application of multimedia and network have become popular in recent years, many technique have been proposed to create fascinating works, but little of them has focused on assigning tasks effectively in a distributed manner. In this paper we propose ... Keywords: dynamic assignment strategy, Petri-net modeling, load measurement

Wen-Tsung Chang; Chien-Chiung Hsieh

1998-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

319

Energy supply network design optimization for distributed energy systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Based on the fluctuations in power and heat demand of the consumers in a region, this paper presents a bi-level programming model for the regional DES (distributed energy system) network planning. The model aims to minimize the total cost of the regional ... Keywords: Bi-level programming, Distributed energy system, Energy supply network, Hybrid algorithm

Ming Dong; Fenglan He; Hairui Wei

2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

320

Explicit control a batch-aware distributed file system  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We present the design, implementation, and evaluation of the Batch-Aware Distributed File System (BAD-FS), a system designed to orchestrate large, I/O-intensive batch workloads on remote computing clusters distributed across the wide area. BAD-FS consists ...

John Bent; Douglas Thain; Andrea C. Arpaci-Dusseau; Remzi H. Arpaci-Dusseau; Miron Livny

2004-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Tools, Methods, and Modeling for Advanced Distribution Systems  

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This report identifies new analytical requirements for the smart distribution system and explains how electric utilities can use new analytical tools to maximize the benefits of advanced control systems, mitigate the adverse consequences of distributed energy resources (especially renewables with variable output), and leverage new information that is becoming available to planning and design engineers.

2011-12-23T23:59:59.000Z

322

Analysis Model for Domestic Hot Water Distribution Systems: Preprint  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A thermal model was developed to estimate the energy losses from prototypical domestic hot water (DHW) distribution systems for homes. The developed model, using the TRNSYS simulation software, allows researchers and designers to better evaluate the performance of hot water distribution systems in homes. Modeling results were compared with past experimental study results and showed good agreement.

Maguire, J.; Krarti, M.; Fang, X.

2011-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

323

System and software architectures of distributed smart cameras  

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In this article, we describe a distributed, peer-to-peer gesture recognition system along with a software architecture modeling technique and authority control protocol for ubiquitous cameras. This system performs gesture recognition in real time by ... Keywords: Distributed cameras, smart camera, software architecture

Chang Hong Lin; Marilyn Wolf; Xenefon Koutsoukos; Sandeep Neema; Janos Sztipanovits

2010-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

324

Quantum key distribution system clocked at 2 GHz  

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Quantum key distribution system clocked at 2 GHz Karen J. Gordon, Veronica Fernandez, Gerald S, Ireland http://www.phy.hw.ac.uk/resrev/photoncounting/index.html Abstract: An improved quantum key-based quantum key distribution test system performance in terms of transmission distance and quantum bit error

Buller, Gerald S.

325

Toward green systems for cleanrooms: Energy efficient fan-filter units  

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Toward Green Systems for Cleanrooms: Energy Efficient Fan-FFU), energy efficiency, green system, electric power use,are challenges and benefits in green designs that integrate

Jeng, Ming-Shan; Xu, Tengfang; Lan, Chao-Ho

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

326

Maximizing efficiency of solar-powered systems by load matching  

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Solar power is an important source of renewable energy for many low-power systems. Matching the power consumption level with the supply level can make a great difference in the efficiency of power utilization. This paper proposes a source-tracking power ... Keywords: load matching, photovoltaics, power management, power model, solar energy, solar-aware

Dexin Li; Pai H. Chou

2004-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

327

Distribution System Protection with Communication Technologies  

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(Combined Heating and Power) and small scaled WTs (Wind Turbines), as a practical example to examine, and hydro power, etc. are rapidly evolved and involved in contemporary power systems. The power system

Chen, Zhe

328

An analysis of distributed solar fuel systems  

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While solar fuel systems offer tremendous potential to address global clean energy needs, most existing analyses have focused on the feasibility of large centralized systems and applications. Not much research exists on ...

Thomas, Alex, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

329

Design of highly distributed biofuel production systems .  

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??This thesis develops quantitative methods for evaluation and design of large-scale biofuel production systems with a particular focus on bioreactor-based fuel systems. In Chapter 2,… (more)

Luo, Dexin

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

330

System Effects of High Efficiency Filters in Homes  

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System Effects of High Efficiency Filters in Homes System Effects of High Efficiency Filters in Homes Title System Effects of High Efficiency Filters in Homes Publication Type Conference Paper LBNL Report Number LBNL-6144E Year of Publication 2013 Authors Walker, Iain S., Darryl J. Dickerhoff, David Faulkner, and William J. N. Turner Conference Name ASHRAE Annual Conference Date Published 03/2013 Abstract Occupant concern about indoor air quality (IAQ) issues has led to the increased use of more effective air filters in residential heating and cooling systems. A drawback of improved filtration is that better filters tend to have more flow resistance. This can lead to lower system airflows that reduce heat exchanger efficiency, increase duct pressure that leads to increased air leakage for ducts and, in some case s, increased blower power consumption. There is currently little knowledge on the magnitude of these effects. In this study, the performance of ten central forced air systems was monitored for a year. The systems used either a Permanent Split Capacitor (PSC) or a Brushless Permanent Magnet (BPM) blower. Each system was operated with a range of filter efficiencies ranging from MERV 6 (the lowest currently permitted in ASHRAE Standard 62.2) up to MERV 16. Measurements were recorded every ten seconds for blower power, filter pressure drop, supply and return plenum pressures together with plenum and indoor temperatures. These detailed continuous measurements allowed observation of filter loading effects as well as the initial change in system performance when filters were swapped. The results of the field measurements were used in simulations to examine more general system performance effects for a wider range of climates. The field tests showed that system static pressures were highly influenced by filter selection, filter loading rates varied more from house to house than by MERV rating and overall were quite low in many of the homes. PSC motors showed reduced power and airflow as the filters loaded, but BPM motors attempted to maintain a constant airflow and increased their power to do so. The combined field test and simulation results from this study indicate that for MERV 10-13 filters the effects on energy use are small (5%) and usability. In systems using low MERV filters that are already close to blower performance limits the addition of a MERV 16 filter pushed the blowers to their performance limits.

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Feasibility study and roadmap to improve residential hot water distribution systems  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Residential building practice currently ignores the losses of energy and water caused by the poor design of hot water systems. These losses include: the waste of water while waiting for hot water to get to the point of use; the wasted heat as water cools down in the distribution system after a draw; and the energy to reheat water that was already heated once before. A feasibility study and an action plan for a proposed research project involving residential hot water distribution systems is being developed. The feasibility study will use past work to estimate of hot water and energy loses caused by current hot water distribution systems in residences. Proposed research project, or roadmap, will develop recommendations for improvements to residential hot water distribution systems. The roadmap addresses the technical obstacles and gaps in our knowledge that prevent water and energy reductions and market adoption of water- and energy-efficient technologies. The initial results of the feasibility study are presented here along with a discussion of a roadmap to improve the efficiency of residential hot water distribution systems.

Lutz, James D.

2004-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

332

Numerical Investigation of Collision-Induced Breakup of Raindrops. Part II: Parameterizations of Coalescence Efficiencies and Fragment Size Distributions  

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Results of numerically investigated binary collisions of 32 drop pairs presented in Part I of this study are used to parameterize coalescence efficiencies and size distributions of breakup fragments of large raindrops.

Winfried Straub; Klaus Dieter Beheng; Axel Seifert; Jan Schlottke; Bernhard Weigand

2010-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

333

Safety of Gas Transmission and Distribution Systems (Maine) | Department of  

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Safety of Gas Transmission and Distribution Systems (Maine) Safety of Gas Transmission and Distribution Systems (Maine) Safety of Gas Transmission and Distribution Systems (Maine) < Back Eligibility Agricultural Commercial Construction Fed. Government Fuel Distributor General Public/Consumer Industrial Installer/Contractor Institutional Investor-Owned Utility Local Government Low-Income Residential Multi-Family Residential Municipal/Public Utility Nonprofit Residential Retail Supplier Rural Electric Cooperative Schools State/Provincial Govt Systems Integrator Transportation Tribal Government Utility Program Info State Maine Program Type Safety and Operational Guidelines Provider Public Utilities Commission These regulations describe requirements for the participation of natural gas utilities in the Underground Utility Damage Prevention Program,

334

High-efficiency multidetector system for tumor scanning  

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A high-efficiency detector system developed especially for medical imaging has three specially cut Ge(Li) coaxial detectors (total volume 249 cm$sup 3$). At 122 keV, the peak efficiency is 93 percent of that of a 7.6 x 7.6 cm NaI (Tl) detector. Degradation of the paralleled energy resolution is avoided and resolution is improved by 35 percent over that of conventional output-summing techniques by gating the detector outputs. In effect this multiplexes them to a single line output. (auth)

Kirby, J.A.; Phelps, P.L.; Armantrout, G.A.; Sawyer, D.; Beck, R.N.

1975-11-18T23:59:59.000Z

335

Steam Power Partnership: Improving Steam System Efficiency Through Marketplace Partnerships  

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The Alliance to Save Energy, a national nonprofit organization based in Washington DC, and the U.S. Department of Energy are working with energy efficiency suppliers to promote the comprehensive upgrade of industrial steam systems. Like EPA's Green Lights and DOE's Motor Challenge, the Steam Power Partnership program will encourage industrial energy consumers to retrofit their steam plants wherever profitable. The Alliance has organized a "Steam Team" of trade associations, consulting engineering firms, and energy efficiency companies to help develop this public- private initiative.

Jones, T.

1997-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

336

Motor Systems Efficiency Supply Curves | Open Energy Information  

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Motor Systems Efficiency Supply Curves Motor Systems Efficiency Supply Curves Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Motor Systems Efficiency Supply Curves Agency/Company /Organization: United Nations Industrial Development Organization Sector: Energy Focus Area: Energy Efficiency, Industry Topics: Technology characterizations Resource Type: Publications, Case studies/examples Website: www.unido.org/fileadmin/user_media/Services/Energy_and_Climate_Change/ Country: United States, Canada, Thailand, Vietnam, Brazil UN Region: South-Eastern Asia, "Latin America and Caribbean" is not in the list of possible values (Eastern Africa, Middle Africa, Northern Africa, Southern Africa, Western Africa, Caribbean, Central America, South America, Northern America, Central Asia, Eastern Asia, Southern Asia, South-Eastern Asia, Western Asia, Eastern Europe, Northern Europe, Southern Europe, Western Europe, Australia and New Zealand, Melanesia, Micronesia, Polynesia, Latin America and the Caribbean) for this property., Northern America, "Western & Eastern Europe" is not in the list of possible values (Eastern Africa, Middle Africa, Northern Africa, Southern Africa, Western Africa, Caribbean, Central America, South America, Northern America, Central Asia, Eastern Asia, Southern Asia, South-Eastern Asia, Western Asia, Eastern Europe, Northern Europe, Southern Europe, Western Europe, Australia and New Zealand, Melanesia, Micronesia, Polynesia, Latin America and the Caribbean) for this property.

337

Measuring Advances in HVAC Distribution System Design  

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provide building space conditioning. In an all-air system,process that provides space conditioning to the buildingIt indicates building space conditioning requirements. In

Franconi, E.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

338

RELIABILITY PLANNING IN DISTRIBUTED ELECTRIC ENERGY SYSTEMS  

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applied to the case of hydroelectric facilities with large3. For comparison, the hydroelectric system in California asas droughts which reduce hydroelectric energy availability,

Kahn, E.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

339

Simple Newsvendor Bounds for Inventory Distribution Systems .  

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??To date, closed form optimal solutions for stocking levels in arborescent multiechelon inventory systems have not been obtained. These problems exhibit the joint difficulties of… (more)

Lystad, Erik D.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

340

Increase energy efficiency in systems and buildings and improve indoor  

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Increase energy efficiency in systems and buildings and improve indoor Increase energy efficiency in systems and buildings and improve indoor environment: How to validate comfort and energy reduction Speaker(s): Wouter Borsboom Date: December 8, 2009 - 12:00pm Location: 90-3122 TNO is a research institute which is active in the energy saving and indoor environment. We like to present our research, our goals and discuss the challenges and the opportunities for cooperation. Therefore we like to give a presentation about the following topic and we are also interested in a presentation of LBL and UC Berkeley. An important topic in the building industry is near zero energy buildings. Most countries in Europe implemented programs to advance this goal in one way or another. In near-zero energy buildings, the interaction between building and systems

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Quantified Differential Dynamic Logic for Distributed Hybrid Systems  

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We address a fundamental mismatch between the combinations of dynamics that occur in complex physical systems and the limited kinds of dynamics supported in analysis. Modern applications combine communication, computation, and control. They may even form dynamic networks, where neither structure nor dimension stay the same while the system follows mixed discrete and continuous dynamics. We provide the logical foundations for closing this analytic gap. We develop a system model for distributed hybrid systems that combines quantified differential equations with quantified assignments and dynamic dimensionality-changes. We introduce a dynamic logic for verifying distributed hybrid systems and present a proof calculus for it. We prove that this calculus is a sound and complete axiomatization of the behavior of distributed hybrid systems relative to quantified differential equations. In our calculus we have proven collision freedom in distributed car control even when new cars may appear dynamically on the road.

André Platzer

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

342

A privilege management and enforcement system for distributed resource sharing  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Internet has been identified as one of the most dangerous aspects for an organization in today's information based world. Unauthorized access, misuse, and manipulation of data can create havoc. We have chosen a distributed environment with thousands ... Keywords: DCE based authentication, Distributed Informatics Computing and Collaborative Environments project, Internet, World Wide Web based interfaces, X Windows, access control, authorization, controlled access, data manipulation, delegated resource management, distributed environment, distributed resource sharing, end user access, enforcement system, information based world, operating system, privilege management, unauthorized access

K. J. Maly; A. Gupta; B. Kvande; I. B. Levinstein; R. Mukkamala; S. Nanjangud; M. Olson; R. Whitney; R. Chambers

1996-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

343

Function distribution in computer system architectures  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The levelwise structuring and complexity of a computer system is presented informally and as a general model based upon the notion of abstract machines (processors), processes and interpreters. The important domains of the computer architect are considered ... Keywords: Computer architecture, Computer history, Computer system complexity

Harold W. Lawson, Jr.

1976-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

344

An Efficient Vein Pattern-based Recognition System  

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This paper presents an efficient human recognition system based on vein pattern from the palma dorsa. A new absorption based technique has been proposed to collect good quality images with the help of a low cost camera and light source. The system automatically detects the region of interest from the image and does the necessary preprocessing to extract features. A Euclidean Distance based matching technique has been used for making the decision. It has been tested on a data set of 1750 image samples collected from 341 individuals. The accuracy of the verification system is found to be 99.26% with false rejection rate (FRR) of 0.03%.

Soni, Mohit; Rao, M S; Gupta, Phalguni

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

345

DISTRIBUTED ENERGY SYSTEMS IN CALIFORNIA'S FUTURE: A PRELIMINARY REPORT, VOLUME I  

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DOCU[viENTS SECTION DISTRIBUTED ENERGY SYSTEMS STUDY GROUPIMPLICATIONS OF UTILIZING DISTRIBUTED ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES .the development of distributed energy systems. technologies.

Authors, Various

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

346

Integrating Distributed Resources into Electric Utility Distribution Systems: EPRI White Paper  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This EPRI white paper is about understanding electric power engineering issues related to integrating distributed resources (DR) into utility distribution systems. It is an overview designed for all stakeholders rather than a rigorous technical engineering guide. A major goal of the paper is to move discussion of integration issues toward solutions.

2001-12-14T23:59:59.000Z

347

A Two-Stage Distributed Architecture for Voltage Control in Power Distribution Systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

-positive power injections. With respect to this, the University of Illinois solar decathlon house--the Gable Home by the US DOE Smart Grid initiative, and its European counterpart Electricity Networks of the Future, power1 A Two-Stage Distributed Architecture for Voltage Control in Power Distribution Systems Brett A

Hadjicostis, Christoforos

348

Distributed Energy Storage Systems for Padmounted or Pole Mount Transformers  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The goal of this project is to define the specifications for distributed energy storage systems in a neighborhood or a community setting also known as a distributed energy storage (DES) system, where they can be co-located with pad-mounted transformers. In 2009, the program collaborated with a utility stakeholder interest group to further enhance functional specifications developed by AEP for such energy storage systems. Initial technology mapping, screening and cost and value analysis have also been con...

2009-12-10T23:59:59.000Z

349

Energy-Efficient Building HVAC Control Using Hybrid System LBMPC  

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Improving the energy-efficiency of heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems has the potential to realize large economic and societal benefits. This paper concerns the system identification of a hybrid system model of a building-wide HVAC system and its subsequent control using a hybrid system formulation of learning-based model predictive control (LBMPC). Here, the learning refers to model updates to the hybrid system model that incorporate the heating effects due to occupancy, solar effects, outside air temperature (OAT), and equipment, in addition to integrator dynamics inherently present in low-level control. Though we make significant modeling simplifications, our corresponding controller that uses this model is able to experimentally achieve a large reduction in energy usage without any degradations in occupant comfort. It is in this way that we justify the modeling simplifications that we have made. We conclude by presenting results from experiments on our building HVAC testbed, which s...

Aswani, Anil; Taneja, Jay; Krioukov, Andrew; Culler, David; Tomlin, Claire

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

350

Electrical Equipment Replacement: Energy Efficiency versus System Compatibility  

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Electrical equipment components are replaced every day because of failure, obsolescence, or upgrade. Because of technological gains, replacement components are typically more energy efficient than older equipment. Life cycle cost analyses encourage end users to select the most energy efficient equipment when replacing motors, motor drives, transformers, lamps, ballasts, etc., given costs associated with energy consumption when compared with installation. The selection of replacement parts that are compatible with existing system components and loads is critical. The purpose of this paper is to discuss fundamental electrical design principles often overlooked when replacing existing equipment with energy efficient models. NOTE: The views expressed in this paper are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the United States of America, the U. S. Department of Justice, or the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

Massey, G. W.

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

351

Measure it, See it, Manage it: Using Real Time Data to Benchmark, Optimize, and Sustain System Energy Efficiency  

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Compressed Air System Energy Efficiency Study for Del Monteand Sustain System Energy Efficiency Thomas Taranto, Dataindustrial system energy efficiency - providing plant

Taranto, Thomas; McKane, Aimee; Amon, Ricardo; Maulhardt, Michael

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

352

Distributed decision evaluation model in public transportation systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Due to several external and internal disturbances affecting public transportation systems, some regulation measures have to be undertaken. In the regulation process, the regulator has to evaluate a number of possible decisions in order to determine best ... Keywords: Multi-agent systems, Multicriteria optimization, Pareto optimality, Plurality voting, Public transportation systems, Traffic regulation, a-efficiency

Imen Boudali; Inès Ben Jaafar; Khaled Ghedira

2008-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

353

Property:Distributed Generation System Heating-Cooling Application | Open  

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Heating-Cooling Application Heating-Cooling Application Jump to: navigation, search This is a property of type Page. Pages using the property "Distributed Generation System Heating-Cooling Application" Showing 21 pages using this property. D Distributed Generation Study/10 West 66th Street Corp + Domestic Hot Water +, Space Heat and/or Cooling + Distributed Generation Study/Aisin Seiki G60 at Hooligans Bar and Grille + Domestic Hot Water + Distributed Generation Study/Arrow Linen + Domestic Hot Water + Distributed Generation Study/Dakota Station (Minnegasco) + Space Heat and/or Cooling +, Other + Distributed Generation Study/Elgin Community College + Space Heat and/or Cooling +, Domestic Hot Water + Distributed Generation Study/Emerling Farm + Domestic Hot Water +, Process Heat and/or Cooling +

354

Distribution system design optimization for cold load pickup  

SciTech Connect

This paper presents a study on the optimal design of power distribution systems. Distribution substation transformer size and feeder sectionalizing switches are selected such that a cold load pickup situation can be handled while minimizing an annual cost function. The cases of a distribution substation with one or more transformer(s) are considered. In the latter case, the optimization problem is formulated based on the worst-case scenario of having one of the transformers out of service.

Wakileh, J.J.; Pahwa, A. [Kansas State Univ., Manhattan, KS (United States). Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering

1996-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

355

Modeling and Verification of Distributed Generation and Voltage Regulation Equipment for Unbalanced Distribution Power Systems; Annual Subcontract Report, June 2007  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report summarizes the development of models for distributed generation and distribution circuit voltage regulation equipment for unbalanced power systems and their verification through actual field measurements.

Davis, M. W.; Broadwater, R.; Hambrick, J.

2007-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

356

Quantum key distribution over 25 km with an all-fiber continuous-variable system  

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We report on the implementation of a reverse-reconciliated coherent-state continuous-variable quantum key distribution system, with which we generated secret keys at a rate of more than 2 kb/s over 25 km of optical fiber. Time multiplexing is used to transmit both the signal and phase reference in the same optical fiber. Our system includes all experimental aspects required for a field implementation of a quantum key distribution setup. Real-time reverse reconciliation is achieved by using fast and efficient LDPC error correcting codes.

Jerome Lodewyck; Matthieu Bloch; Raul Garcia-Patron; Simon Fossier; Evgueni Karpov; Eleni Diamanti; Thierry Debuisschert; Nicolas J. Cerf; Rosa Tualle-Brouri; Steven W. McLaughlin; Philippe Grangier

2007-06-28T23:59:59.000Z

357

Summary Results of Electricity Distribution System Challenges and Opportunities  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

6, 2012 6, 2012 Summary Results of Electricity Distribution System Challenges & Opportunities From Breakout Group Sessions Red Team Results Top Challenges * Communication * System Awareness & Modeling * Standards and Interoperability * Need a national scale Grid Operating System (Grid OS) including microgrids - a uniform framework towards operating all of the nation's distribution grids using a collaborative approach - DOE needs to develop an advanced SCADA system definition given to system operators * Bring information together from various sources - differing protocols, lack of a data service bus, automated processes * Lack of a standard communication protocols, data formats/interfaces

358

Identifying Transformer Incipient Events for Maintaining Distribution System Reliability  

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Identifying Transformer Incipient Events for Maintaining Distribution System Reliability Karen L events in single-phase distribution transformers. This analysis will aid in the development of an automatic detection method for internal incipient faults in the transformers. The detection method can

359

Bigtable: A Distributed Storage System for Structured Data  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Bigtable is a distributed storage system for managing structured data that is designed to scale to a very large size: petabytes of data across thousands of commodity servers. Many projects at Google store data in Bigtable, including web indexing, Google ... Keywords: Large-Scale Distributed Storage

Fay Chang; Jeffrey Dean; Sanjay Ghemawat; Wilson C. Hsieh; Deborah A. Wallach; Mike Burrows; Tushar Chandra; Andrew Fikes; Robert E. Gruber

2008-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

360

A survey of context data distribution for mobile ubiquitous systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The capacity to gather and timely deliver to the service level any relevant information that can characterize the service-provisioning environment, such as computing resources/capabilities, physical device location, user preferences, and time constraints, ... Keywords: QoC, Ubiquitous system, context, context access, context data distribution, context data distribution infrastructure, context-aware, context-awareness, quality of context, research challenge, survey

Paolo Bellavista; Antonio Corradi; Mario Fanelli; Luca Foschini

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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361

Distributed Timing and Triggering Control System  

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This document is a slide show type presentation regarding the need and realization of a new control system for work at the Nevada National Security Site. Commercial products that met the need are identified, both hardware and software. Particular emphasis is on the Integrated Signal Programmer.

Bowen, T., Huerta, J. A.

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

362

Financing; A Cost Effective Alternative When Upgrading Energy Efficient Systems  

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In the 1990's, many organizations are attempting to do more, faster, with less cost and improved quality. In many cases, this involves improving the efficiency of their systems. Increased competition is creating pressure to continuously improve in order to effectively compete in the marketplace. One obvious method of reducing costs and improving productivity is to upgrade old, antiquated equipment such as lighting to more modern energy efficient systems. Most projects provide a return on investment to the owner in several years, through energy and demand savings, Power Utility rebates, maintenance savings and increased productivity, however, the initial capital expense required is cost prohibitive. Budget constraints, a lengthy and complicated approval process and large up-front capital requirements are only a few "road blocks" to improvement. In order to make an equipment acquisition, every company must consider how they will pay for it! How do companies acquire the equipment they need to be more competitive? One cost effective solution -FINANCING! There are numerous benefits to both the end user customer (Lessee) and the installing contractor from utilizing financing to upgrade or retrofit to energy efficient systems. It is possible to provide design, material, installation, maintenance and soft costs as well as positive cash flow to the end user by structuring financing terms and payments around the energy savings. A wide array of programs and services are offered by many different financial organizations.

Ertle, J. M.

1994-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

363

Next-Generation Distributed Power Management for Photovoltaic Systems  

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Next-Generation Distributed Power Management for Photovoltaic Systems Next-Generation Distributed Power Management for Photovoltaic Systems Speaker(s): Jason Stauth Date: July 29, 2011 - 12:00pm Location: 90-3122 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Steven Lanzisera In recent years, the balance of systems (BOS) side of photovoltaic (PV) energy has become a major focus in the effort to drive solar energy towards grid parity. The power management architecture has expanded to include a range of distributed solutions, including microinverters and 'micro' DC-DC converters to solve problems with mismatch (shading), expand networking and control, and solve critical BOS issues such as fire safety. This talk will introduce traditional and distributed approaches for PV systems, and will propose a next-generation architecture based on a new

364

A self-healing distributed pervasive health system  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In the context of pervasive healthcare systems there is a growing need of services that are constantly available to the patients accessing them. To address this issue, in this paper we present a distributed pervasive infrastructure that is capable of ...

Stefano Bromuri; Michael I. Schumacher; Kostas Stathis

2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

365

Impact of SolarSmart Subdivisions on SMUD's Distribution System  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This study analyzes the distribution impacts of high penetrations of grid-integrated renewable energy systems, specifically photovoltaic (PV) equipped SolarSmart Homes found in the Anatolia III Residential Community.

McNutt, P.; Hambrick, J.; Keesee, M.; Brown, D.

2009-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

366

Power-Demand Routing in massive geo-distributed systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

There is an increasing trend toward massive, geographically distributed systems. The largest Internet companies operate hundreds of thousands of servers in multiple geographic locations, and are growing at a fast clip. A ...

Qureshi, Asfandyar

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

367

Electric Grid State Estimators for Distribution Systems with Microgrids  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Electric Grid State Estimators for Distribution Systems with Microgrids Jing Huang, Vijay Gupta to identify the correct topology. Simulation studies with microgrid induced changes are presented, forecasting- aided state estimation, unscented Kalman filter, recursive Bayesian estimation, microgrid 1

Gupta, Vijay

368

A Distributed Snow-Evolution Modeling System (SnowModel)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

SnowModel is a spatially distributed snow-evolution modeling system designed for application in landscapes, climates, and conditions where snow occurs. It is an aggregation of four submodels: MicroMet defines meteorological forcing conditions, ...

Glen E. Liston; Kelly Elder

2006-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

369

Longevity of Duct Tape in Residential Air Distribution Systems...  

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Longevity of Duct Tape in Residential Air Distribution Systems: 1-D, 2-D, and 3-D Joints Speaker(s): Bass Abushakra Date: July 30, 2002 - 12:00pm Location: Bldg. 90 Seminar Host...

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Pumping systems efficiency improvements flow straight to thebottom line  

SciTech Connect

Industrial electrical motors account for two-thirds of theUS industrial electricity usage. Pumping systems account for an estimated25 percent of this electrical motor consumption, while pumping systems inuse in US chemical facilities consume over 37,000 GWh/year, based on USDepartment of Energy (DOE) data. A study funded by DOE estimatespotential energy savings within the chemical industry alone ofapproximately 20 percent, representing an energy savings of over 7,500GWh/year, through industrial pumping systems optimization using existing,proven techniques and technologies. This energy savings potentialrepresents significant cost savings potential for industrial facilities.Additionally, it has been shown that energy efficiency improvements toindustrial systems usually provide improved reliability, improvedproductivity, and reduced environmental costs.

Tutterow, Vestal; Casada, Don; McKane, Aimee

2002-07-08T23:59:59.000Z

371

Fuel Cell/Turbine Ultra High Efficiency Power System  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

FuelCell Energy, INC. (FCE) is currently involved in the design of ultra high efficiency power plants under a cooperative agreement (DE-FC26-00NT40) managed by the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) as part of the DOE's Vision 21 program. Under this project, FCE is developing a fuel cell/turbine hybrid system that integrates the atmospheric pressure Direct FuelCell{reg_sign} (DFC{reg_sign}) with an unfired Brayton cycle utilizing indirect heat recovery from the power plant. Features of the DFC/T{trademark} system include: high efficiency, minimal emissions, simplicity in design, direct reforming internal to the fuel cell, no pressurization of the fuel cell, independent operating pressure of the fuel cell and turbine, and potential cost competitiveness with existing combined cycle power plants at much smaller sizes. Objectives of the Vision 21 Program include developing power plants that will generate electricity with net efficiencies approaching 75 percent (with natural gas), while producing sulfur and nitrogen oxide emissions of less than 0.01 lb/million BTU. These goals are significant improvements over conventional power plants, which are 35-60 percent efficient and produce emissions of 0.07 to 0.3 lb/million BTU of sulfur and nitrogen oxides. The nitrogen oxide and sulfur emissions from the DFC/T system are anticipated to be better than the Vision 21 goals due to the non-combustion features of the DFC/T power plant. The expected high efficiency of the DFC/T will also result in a 40-50 percent reduction in carbon dioxide emissions compared to conventional power plants. To date, the R&D efforts have resulted in significant progress including proof-of-concept tests of a sub-scale power plant built around a state-of-the-art DFC stack integrated with a modified Capstone Model 330 Microturbine. The objectives of this effort are to investigate the integration aspects of the fuel cell and turbine and to obtain design information and operational data that will be utilized in the design of a 40-MW high efficiency Vision 21 power plant. Additionally, these tests are providing the valuable insight for DFC/Turbine power plant potential for load following, increased reliability, and enhanced operability.

Hossein, Ghezel-Ayagh

2001-11-06T23:59:59.000Z

372

Lessons learned on closed cavity thermophotovoltaic system efficiency measurements  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Previous efficiency measurements have highlighted that to accurately measure and predict thermophotovoltaic (TPV) integrated cell or array efficiencies, a thorough understanding of the system is required. This includes knowledge of intrinsic diode and filter characteristics, radiative surface properties of all materials used within the cavity, and an intimate knowledge of the radiator/photon source. As a result of these and other lessons learned, the cavity test fixture used in earlier experiments was redesigned. To reduce radiator temperature gradients, the radiator was oversized and thickened, cavity walls were eliminated, the diode heat sink and shielding material were separated, and the cold side was redesigned to incorporate a steady state heat absorbed measurement technique. This redesigned test fixture provides an isothermal radiator and significantly enhances calorimetry capabilities. This newly designed cavity test fixture, in conjunction with the Monte Carlo Photon Transport code RACER-X, was used to improve and demonstrate the understanding of in-cavity TPV diode/module system efficiency testing. A single TPV diode was tested in this new fixture and yielded good agreement between measurements and predictions.

Gethers, C.K.; Ballinger, C.T.; DePoy, D.M. [Lockheed Martin Corp., Schenectady, NY (United States)

1998-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

373

Data transmission system with distributed microprocessors  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A data transmission system having a common request line and a special request line in addition to a transmission line. The special request line has priority over the common request line. A plurality of node stations are multi-drop connected to the transmission line. Among the node stations, a supervising station is connected to the special request line and takes precedence over other slave stations to become a master station. The master station collects data from the slave stations. The station connected to the common request line can assign a master control function to any station requesting to be assigned the master control function within a short period of time. Each station has an auto response control circuit. The master station automatically collects data by the auto response controlling circuit independently of the microprocessors of the slave stations.

Nambu, Shigeo (Fuchu, JP)

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

374

System and method to determine electric motor efficiency nonintrusively  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A system and method for nonintrusively determining electric motor efficiency includes a processor programed to, while the motor is in operation, determine a plurality of stator input currents, electrical input data, a rotor speed, a value of stator resistance, and an efficiency of the motor based on the determined rotor speed, the value of stator resistance, the plurality of stator input currents, and the electrical input data. The determination of the rotor speed is based on one of the input power and the plurality of stator input currents. The determination of the value of the stator resistance is based on at least one of a horsepower rating and a combination of the plurality of stator input currents and the electrical input data. The electrical input data includes at least one of an input power and a plurality of stator input voltages.

Lu, Bin (Kenosha, WI); Habetler, Thomas G. (Snellville, GA); Harley, Ronald G. (Lawrenceville, GA)

2011-08-30T23:59:59.000Z

375

Energy Efficient Steam Trapping of Trace Heating Systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Since as many as 40-60% of a plant's steam traps may be used on steam tracer lines, it is essential to select the correct, properly sized 'traps'; to optimize the efficient removal of condensate while providing maximum heat transfer to maintain desired product temperatures and greatly reduce steam losses. Factors related to achieving uniform product temperatures and maximum heat transfer rates and energy efficiency are: 1.Types and Methods used for Steam Tracing; 2. Systematic heat balance required to achieve economic tracer lengths; 3. Maximum allowable trapping distance for specific applications 4.Data important to determine condensate loads; 5. Trap selection, sizing, good installation practices, and proper maintenance. Using an engineered approach to steam trapping of trace heating systems have resulted in stable tracer line temperatures while reducing steam consumption 10-50% with minimum maintenance.

Krueger, R. G.; Wilt, G. W.

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

376

Buildings Energy Data Book: 5.5 Thermal Distribution Systems  

Buildings Energy Data Book (EERE)

5 5 Typical Commercial Building Thermal Energy Distribution Design Load Intensities (Watts per SF) Distribution System Fans Other Central System Supply Fans Cooling Tower Fan Central System Return Fans Air-Cooled Chiller Condenser Fan 0.6 Terminal Box Fans 0.5 Exhaust Fans (2) Fan-Coil Unit Fans (1) Condenser Fans 0.6 Packaged or Split System Indoor Blower 0.6 Pumps Chilled Water Pump Condenser Water Pump Heating Water Pump Note(s): Source(s): 0.1 - 0.2 0.1 - 0.2 1) Unducted units are lower than those with some ductwork. 2) Strong dependence on building type. BTS/A.D. Little, Energy Consumption Characteristics of Commercial Building HVAC Systems, Volume II:Thermal Distribution, Auxiliary Equipment, and Ventilation, Oct. 1999, Table 3-1, p. 3-6. 0.3 - 1.0 0.1 - 0.3 0.1 - 0.4

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Water Distribution and Wastewater Systems Operators (North Dakota) |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Water Distribution and Wastewater Systems Operators (North Dakota) Water Distribution and Wastewater Systems Operators (North Dakota) Water Distribution and Wastewater Systems Operators (North Dakota) < Back Eligibility Utility Fed. Government Commercial Agricultural Investor-Owned Utility State/Provincial Govt Industrial Construction Municipal/Public Utility Local Government Residential Installer/Contractor Rural Electric Cooperative Tribal Government Low-Income Residential Schools Retail Supplier Institutional Multi-Family Residential Systems Integrator Fuel Distributor Nonprofit General Public/Consumer Transportation Program Info State North Dakota Program Type Siting and Permitting All public water supply and wastewater disposal systems are subject to classification and regulation by the State of North Dakota, and must obtain certification from the State Department of Health

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Integration of High Efficiency Solar Cells on Carriers for Concentrating System Applications .  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??High efficiency multi-junction (MJ) solar cells were packaged onto receiver systems. The efficiency change of concentrator cells under continuous high intensity illumination was done. Also,… (more)

Chow, Simon Ka Ming

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

379

Photovoltaic Systems Interconnected onto Network Distribution Systems--Success Stories  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report examines six case studies of photovoltaic systems integrated into secondary network systems in four major U.S. Solar America cities.

Coddington, M.; Kroposki, B.; Basso, T.; Lynn, K.; Sammon, D.; Vaziri, M.; Yohn, T.

2009-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

380

Nanocoatings for High-Efficiency Industrial Hydraulic and Tooling Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Industrial manufacturing in the U.S. accounts for roughly one third of the 98 quadrillion Btu total energy consumption. Motor system losses amount to 1.3 quadrillion Btu, which represents the largest proportional loss of any end-use category, while pumps alone represent over 574 trillion BTU (TBTU) of energy loss each year. The efficiency of machines with moving components is a function of the amount of energy lost to heat because of friction between contacting surfaces. The friction between these interfaces also contributes to downtime and the loss of productivity through component wear and subsequent repair. The production of new replacement parts requires additional energy. Among efforts to reduce energy losses, wear-resistant, low-friction coatings on rotating and sliding components offer a promising approach that is fully compatible with existing equipment and processes. In addition to lubrication, one of the most desirable solutions is to apply a protective coating or surface treatment to rotating or sliding components to reduce their friction coefficients, thereby leading to reduced wear. Historically, a number of materials such as diamond-like carbon (DLC), titanium nitride (TiN), titanium aluminum nitride (TiAlN), and tungsten carbide (WC) have been examined as tribological coatings. The primary objective of this project was the development of a variety of thin film nanocoatings, derived from the AlMgB14 system, with a focus on reducing wear and friction in both industrial hydraulics and cutting tool applications. Proof-of-concept studies leading up to this project had shown that the constituent phases, AlMgB14 and TiB2, were capable of producing low-friction coatings by pulsed laser deposition. These coatings combine high hardness with a low friction coefficient, and were shown to substantially reduce wear in laboratory tribology tests. Selection of the two applications was based largely on the concept of improved mechanical interface efficiencies for energy conservation. In mobile hydraulic systems, efficiency gains through low friction would translate into improved fuel economy and fewer greenhouse gas emissions. Stationary hydraulic systems, accordingly, would consume less electrical power. Reduced tooling wear in machining operations would translate to greater operating yields, while lowering the energy consumed during processing. The AlMgB14 nanocoatings technology progressed beyond baseline laboratory tests into measurable energy savings and enhancements to product durability. Three key hydraulic markets were identified over the course of the project that will benefit from implementation: industrial vane pumps, orbiting valve-in-star hydraulic motors, and variable displacement piston pumps. In the vane pump application, the overall product efficiency was improved by as much as 11%. Similar results were observed with the hydraulic motors tested, where efficiency gains of over 10% were noted. For variable displacement piston pumps, overall efficiency was improved by 5%. For cutting tools, the most significant gains in productivity (and, accordingly, the efficiency of the machining process as a whole) were associated with the roughing and finishing of titanium components for aerospace systems. Use of the AlMgB14 nanocoating in customer field tests has shown that the coated tools were able to withstand machining rates as high as 500sfm (limited only by the substrate material), with relatively low flank wear when compared to other industrial offerings. AlMgB14 coated tools exhibited a 60% improvement over similarly applied TiAlN thin films. Furthermore, AlMgB14-based coatings in these particular tests lasted twice as long than their TiAlN counterparts at the 500sfm feed rates. Full implementation of the technology into the industrial hydraulic and cutting tool markets equates to a worldwide energy savings of 46 trillion BTU/year by 2030. U.S.-based GHG emissions associated with the markets identified would fall accordingly, dropping by as much as 50,000 tonnes annually.

Clifton B. Higdon III

2011-01-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Developing Energy Efficient Roof Systems DEERS | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Roof Systems DEERS Roof Systems DEERS Jump to: navigation, search Name Developing Energy Efficient Roof Systems (DEERS) Place Ripon, California Zip 95366 Sector Solar Product Developer of roof top solar PV projects. Coordinates 43.84582°, -88.837054° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":43.84582,"lon":-88.837054,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Efficient Low-Lift cooling with Radiant Distribution, Thermal Storage and Variable-Speed Chiller Controls  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Building Technologies Program goal is to develop cost-effective technologies and building practices that will enable the design and construction of net-zero energy buildings by 2025. To support this goal, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory evaluated an integrated technology that through utilization of synergies between emerging heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems can significantly reduce energy consumption in buildings. This set consists of thermal storage, dedicated outdoor air system, radiant heating/cooling with a variable speed low-lift-optimized vapor compression system. The results show that the low-lift cooling system provides significant energy savings in many building types and climates locations. This market represents well over half of the entire U.S. commercial building sector. This analysis shows that significant cooling system efficiency gains can be achieved by integrating low-lift cooling technologies. The cooling energy savings for a standard-performance building range from 37% to 84% and, for a high-performance building, from -9% to 70%.

Katipamula, Srinivas; Armstrong, Peter; Wang, Weimin; Fernandez, Nicholas

2010-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

383

MetaVM: A transparent distributed object system supported by runtime compiler  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Abstract MetaVM is a distributed object system for Java virtual machine. It allows programmers to deal with remote objects in the same way they do local objects. Therefore, it can provide a single machine image to programmers. We implemented a runtime compiler of Java bytecode to provide the facilities. The runtime compiler generates a native code which can handle remote objects beyond the network besides the local objects. The compiler uses semantic expansion, which is a technique that changes the original semantics of a Java bytecode. This paper presents the simple programming interface, the code generation method of MetaVM, and our experimental performance results. The results demonstrate efficiency of remote operations. Keywords: distributed object system, network transparency, Java Just-In-Time compiler 1 Introduction A distributed object system is an instrument to develop a network distributed system in object-oriented programming languages. One of important benefits of such systems is to release programmers from the burden of exchanging information via a network. Programmers can write a distributed system in an object-oriented manner without concern for communication protocols.

Kazuyuki Shudo; Yoichi Muraoka

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

384

HiPPIS: an online P2P system for efficient lookups on d-dimensional hierarchies  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper we describe HiPPIS, a system that enables efficient storage and on-line querying of multidimensional data organized into concept hierarchies and dispersed over a network. Our scheme utilizes an adaptive algorithm that automatically ... Keywords: concept hierarchies, data warehousing, distributed hash table

Katerina Doka; Dimitrios Tsoumakos; Nectarios Koziris

2008-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

385

Low-Cost Hydrogen Distributed Production System Development  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

H{sub 2}Gen, with the support of the Department of Energy, successfully designed, built and field-tested two steam methane reformers with 578 kg/day capacity, which has now become a standard commercial product serving customers in the specialty metals and PV manufacturing businesses. We demonstrated that this reformer/PSA system, when combined with compression, storage and dispensing (CSD) equipment could produce hydrogen that is already cost-competitive with gasoline per mile driven in a conventional (non-hybrid) vehicle. We further showed that mass producing this 578 kg/day system in quantities of just 100 units would reduce hydrogen cost per mile approximately 13% below the cost of untaxed gasoline per mile used in a hybrid electric vehicle. If mass produced in quantities of 500 units, hydrogen cost per mile in a FCEV would be 20% below the cost of untaxed gasoline in an HEV in the 2015-2020 time period using EIA fuel cost projections for natural gas and untaxed gasoline, and 45% below the cost of untaxed gasoline in a conventional car. This 20% to 45% reduction in fuel cost per mile would accrue even though hydrogen from this 578 kg/day system would cost approximately $4.14/kg, well above the DOE hydrogen cost targets of $2.50/kg by 2010 and $2.00/kg by 2015. We also estimated the cost of a larger, 1,500 kg/day SMR/PSA fueling system based on engineering cost scaling factors derived from the two H{sub 2}Gen products, a commercial 115 kg/day system and the 578 kg/day system developed under this DOE contract. This proposed system could support 200 to 250 cars per day, similar to a medium gasoline station. We estimate that the cost per mile from this larger 1,500 kg/day hydrogen fueling system would be 26% to 40% below the cost per mile of untaxed gasoline in an HEV and ICV respectively, even without any mass production cost reductions. In quantities of 500 units, we are projecting per mile cost reductions between 45% (vs. HEVs) and 62% (vs ICVs), with hydrogen costing approximately $2.87/kg, still above the DOE's 2010 $2.50/kg target. We also began laboratory testing of reforming ethanol, which we showed is currently the least expensive approach to making renewable hydrogen. Extended testing of neat ethanol in micro-reactors was successful, and we also were able to reform E-85 acquired from a local fueling station for 2,700 hours, although some modifications were required to handle the 15% gasoline present in E-85. We began initial tests of a catalyst-coated wall reformer tube that showed some promise in reducing the propensity to coke with E-85. These coated-wall tests ran for 350 hours. Additional resources would be required to commercialize an ethanol reformer operating on E-85, but there is no market for such a product at this time, so this ethanol reformer project was moth-balled pending future government or industry support. The two main objectives of this project were: (1) to design, build and test a steam methane reformer and pressure swing adsorption system that, if scaled up and mass produced, could potentially meet the DOE 2015 cost and efficiency targets for on-site distributed hydrogen generation, and (2) to demonstrate the efficacy of a low-cost renewable hydrogen generation system based on reforming ethanol to hydrogen at the fueling station.

C.E. (Sandy) Thomas, Ph.D., President; Principal Investigator, and

2011-03-10T23:59:59.000Z

386

Method and system for efficiently searching an encoded vector index  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Method and system aspects for efficiently searching an encoded vector index are provided. The aspects include the translation of a search query into a candidate bitmap, and the mapping of data from the candidate bitmap into a search result bitmap according to entry values in the encoded vector index. Further, the translation includes the setting of a bit in the candidate bitmap for each entry in a symbol table that corresponds to candidate of the search query. Also included in the mapping is the identification of a bit value in the candidate bitmap pointed to by an entry in an encoded vector.

Bui, Thuan Quang (Alameda, CA); Egan, Randy Lynn (Rochester, MN); Kathmann, Kevin James (Rochester, MN)

2001-09-04T23:59:59.000Z

387

Quality of Availability: Replica Placement for Widely Distributed Systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In this paper, we take an availability-centric view on Quality of Service (QoS) and focus on the issues of providing availability guarantees for widely distributed systems such as web servers and peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing systems.

Giwon On; Jens Schmitt; Ralf Steinmetz

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

388

Quantum key distribution system clocked at 2 GHz  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

An improved quantum key distribution test system operating at clock rates of up to 2GHz using a specially adapted commercially available silicon single photon avalanche diode is presented. The use of improved detectors has improved the fibre-based test system performance in terms of transmission distance and quantum bit error rate.

K. J. Gordon; V. Fernandez; G. S. Buller; I. Rech; S. D. Cova; P. D. Townsend

2006-05-08T23:59:59.000Z

389

Using Distributed Tri-generation Systems for Neighborhood Hydrogen Refueling  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Using Distributed Tri-generation Systems for Neighborhood Hydrogen Refueling Xuping Li and Joan: Xuping Li (Xupli@ucdavis.edu), Joan Ogden (jmogden@ucdavis.edu) INTRODUCTION TRI-GENERATION SYSTEM AND NEIGHBORHOOD REFUELING DESCRIPTION METHODS AND DATA CONCLUSIONS An engineering/economic model for H2 tri-generation

California at Davis, University of

390

Overhead reduction in a distributed path management system  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

CEAS (cross entropy ant system) is a distributed, robust and adaptive swarm intelligence system for path management in communication networks. This paper focuses on strategies for handling the overhead in terms of processing cycles, memory storage, and ... Keywords: Cross entropy, Path management, Swarm intelligence

Poul E. Heegaard; Otto J. Wittner

2010-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

391

DOE Hydrogen Analysis Repository: Distributed Hydrogen Fueling Systems  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

Distributed Hydrogen Fueling Systems Analysis Distributed Hydrogen Fueling Systems Analysis Project Summary Full Title: H2 Production Infrastructure Analysis - Task 1: Distributed Hydrogen Fueling Systems Analysis Project ID: 78 Principal Investigator: Brian James Keywords: Hydrogen infrastructure; costs; methanol; hydrogen fueling Purpose As the DOE considers both direct hydrogen and reformer-based fuel cell vehicles, it is vital to have a clear perspective of the relative infrastructure costs to supply each prospective fuel (gasoline, methanol, or hydrogen). Consequently, this analysis compares these infrastructure costs as well as the cost to remove sulfur from gasoline (as will most likely be required for use in fuel cell systems) and the cost implications for several hydrogen tank filling options. This analysis supports Analysis

392

Measured Performance of Energy-Efficient Computer Systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The intent of this study is to explore the potential performance of both Energy Star computers/printers and add-on control devices individually, and their expected savings if collectively applied in a typical office building in a hot and humid climate. Recent surveys have shown that the use of personal computer systems in commercial office buildings is expanding rapidly. The energy consumption of such a growing end-use also has a significant impact on the total building power demand. In warmer climates, office equipment energy use has important implications for building cooling loads as well as those directly associated with computing tasks. Recently, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has developed an Energy Star (ES) rating system intended to endorse more efficient equipment. To research the comparative performance of conventional and low-energy computer systems, four Energy Star computer systems and two computer systems equipped with energy saving devices were monitored for power demand. Comparative data on the test results are summarized. In addition, a brief analysis uses the DOE-2.1E computer simulation to examine the impact of the test results and HVAC interactions if generically applied to computer systems in a modern office building in Florida's climate.

Floyd, D. B.; Parker, D. S.

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

393

Optimum model-E-GAMS for Distributed Energy System by Using GAMS Method  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Marnay?LBNL ?????? ? ? Distributed Energy Resources Customermodel-E-GAMS for distributed energy system by using GAMS

Yang, Yongwen; Gao, Weijun; Ruan, Yingjun; Zhou, Nan; Xuan, Ji; Marnay, Chris

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

394

Distributed Generation System Characteristics and Costs in the Buildings  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

1.6 mb) 1.6 mb) Appendix A - Photovoltaic (PV) Cost and Performance Characteristics for Residential and Commercial Applications (1.0 mb) Appendix B - The Cost and Performance of Distributed Wind Turbines, 2010-35 (0.5 mb) Distributed Generation System Characteristics and Costs in the Buildings Sector Release date: August 7, 2013 Distributed generation in the residential and commercial buildings sectors refers to the on-site generation of energy, often electricity from renewable energy systems such as solar photovoltaics (PV) and small wind turbines. Many factors influence the market for distributed generation, including government policies at the local, state, and federal level, and project costs, which vary significantly depending on time, location, size, and application.

395

A Better Steam Engine: Designing a Distributed Concentrating Solar Combined Heat and Power System  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

solar-electric system (typical for thin-film panels currently) plus a 58% efficient solar-thermal system (flat-plate efficiency

Norwood, Zachary Mills

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

396

Parallel Computing Environments and Methods for Power Distribution System Simulation  

SciTech Connect

The development of cost-effective high-performance parallel computing on multi-processor super computers makes it attractive to port excessively time consuming simulation software from personal computers (PC) to super computes. The power distribution system simulator (PDSS) takes a bottom-up approach and simulates load at appliance level, where detailed thermal models for appliances are used. This approach works well for a small power distribution system consisting of a few thousand appliances. When the number of appliances increases, the simulation uses up the PC memory and its run time increases to a point where the approach is no longer feasible to model a practical large power distribution system. This paper presents an effort made to port a PC-based power distribution system simulator (PDSS) to a 128-processor shared-memory super computer. The paper offers an overview of the parallel computing environment and a description of the modification made to the PDSS model. The performances of the PDSS running on a standalone PC and on the super computer are compared. Future research direction of utilizing parallel computing in the power distribution system simulation is also addressed.

Lu, Ning; Taylor, Zachary T.; Chassin, David P.; Guttromson, Ross T.; Studham, Scott S.

2005-11-10T23:59:59.000Z

397

Evaluation of Potential Bulk System Reliability Impacts of Distributed Resources  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In recent years, distributed energy resources (DER) penetration has increased, but projections for penetration over the next 10 years show dramatic increases. Much of this is made up of distributed solar photovoltaic (PV) power, which is estimated to expand significantly in the United States in coming years. This project describes how methods to assess bulk system reliability might need to be altered to account for increasing levels of DER, particularly PV. It also aims to produce mitigating strategies t...

2011-12-21T23:59:59.000Z

398

Integrated system for control and monitoring in real time of efficient electrical and thermal energy production  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The integrated monitoring and driving system is made of main distributed components: - first level:_one or two computers placed in the control room which monitors the thermal and electrical processes based on the datas provided by the second level via ... Keywords: cogenerative gas power plant, control of distributed parameter systems, distribution management system, electric power systems, optimization, process control, real time systems, simulation

Ion Miciu; Florin Hartescu

2008-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

399

Surrogater: A Simple Yet Efficient Document Condensation System  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This paper describes Surrogater, a simple yet efficient document condensation system that is applicable for commercial use. The system consists of two components, a preprocessing component for automatic generation of key terms for a predefined topic, and a condensation component that produces the condensed versions of on-line documents. To evaluate its performance, we compared Surrogater with five other summarization technologies, including Searchable LEAD, a commercial product. Twenty topics across four domains were evaluated, totalling. 30 documents and 1800 summaries. A two-way ANOVA test suggested that Surrogater performed at least equally well, if not better, compared to other commercial or nearly commercial products. More significantly, the empirical comparison did not show any dramatic differences in performance between Surrogater and Searchable LEAD as reported in an earlier study (Brandow et al. 1995) 1.

Joe Zhou

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Efficiency in Heavy Vehicle Tires, Drivetrains, and Braking Systems  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This document was prepared to support the primary goals of the Department of Energy, Office of Heavy Vehicle Technologies. These were recently stated as follows: ''Develop by 2004 the enabling technologies for a class 7-8 truck with a fuel efficiency of 10 mpg (at 65 mph) which will meet prevailing emission standards. For Class 3-6 trucks operating on an urban driving cycle, develop by 2004 commercially viable vehicles that achieve at least double the fuel economy of comparable current vehicles (1999), and as a research goal, reduce criteria pollutants to 30% below EPA standards. Develop by 2004 the diesel engine enabling technologies to support large-scale industry dieselization of Class 1 and 2 trucks, achieving a 35 % fuel efficiency improvement over comparable gasoline-fueled trucks, while meeting applicable emissions standards.'' The enabling technologies for improving the fuel efficiency of trucks, include not only engine technologies but also technologies involved with lowering the rolling resistance of tires, reducing vehicle aerodynamic drag, improving thermal management, and reducing parasitic frictional losses in drive train components. Opportunities also exist for making better use of the energy that might ordinarily be dissipated during vehicle braking. Braking systems must be included in this evaluation since safety in truck operations is vital, and braking requirements are greater for vehicles having lowered resistance to rolling. The Office of Heavy Vehicle Technologies has initiated a program to improve the aerodynamics of heavy vehicles through wind tunnel testing, computational modeling, and on-road evaluations. That activity is described in a separate multi-year plan; therefore, emphasis in this document will be on tires, drive trains, and braking systems. Recent, dramatic fluctuations in diesel fuel prices have emphasized the importance of effecting savings in truck fuel economy by implementing new component designs and materials.

Peter J. Blau

2000-04-26T23:59:59.000Z

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The application of load models of electric appliances to distribution system analysis  

SciTech Connect

This paper proposes a methodology to apply the load models of key electric appliances in residential area for distribution system analysis. According to the load models, the transformer hourly loading is estimated during simulation iteration by the bus voltage and ambient temperature. A three phase load flow program is then executed to find the feeder daily profile of power consumption and system loss with the transformer hourly loading derived. Besides, the daily power consumption by each type of key appliances can also be solved. To demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed method, a distribution feeder of Taipower system is selected for computer simulation to find the potential of energy conservation by controlling the feeder service voltage at substation. Moreover, the load model of air conditioners, which are temperature sensitive appliances, is also considered in the program to find the impact of ambient temperature change to the power consumption of residential distribution feeders. It is concluded that the load models of key electric appliances can provide a useful tool for distribution engineers to enhance the accuracy of system analysis to estimate the operation efficiency of distribution system in a more effective manner.

Chen, C.S.; Wu, T.H.; Lee, C.C.; Tzeng, Y.M. [National Sun Yat-Sen Univ., Kaohsiung (Taiwan, Province of China). Dept. of Electrical Engineering

1995-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

402

Performance of thermal distribution systems in large commercial buildings  

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Performance of thermal distribution systems in large commercial buildings Performance of thermal distribution systems in large commercial buildings Title Performance of thermal distribution systems in large commercial buildings Publication Type Journal Article LBNL Report Number LBNL-44331 Year of Publication 2002 Authors Xu, Tengfang T., François Rémi Carrié, Darryl J. Dickerhoff, William J. Fisk, Jennifer A. McWilliams, Duo Wang, and Mark P. Modera Journal Energy and Buildings Volume 34 Start Page Chapter Pagination 215-226 Abstract This paper presents major findings of a field study on the performance of five thermal distribution systems in four large commercial buildings. The five systems studied are typical single-duct or dual-duct constant air volume (CAV) systems and variable air volume (VAV) systems, each of which serves an office building or a retail building with floor area over 2,000 m2. The air leakage from ducts are reported in terms of effective leakage area (ELA) at 25 Pa reference pressure, the ASHRAE-defined duct leakage class, and air leakage ratios. The specific ELAs ranged from 0.7 to 12.9 cm2 per m2 of duct surface area, and from 0.1 to 7.7 cm2 per square meter of floor area served. The leakage classes ranged from 34 to 757 for the five systems and systems sections tested. The air leakage ratios are estimated to be up to one-third of the fan- supplied airflow in the constant-air-volume systems. The specific ELAs and leakage classes indicate that air leakage in large commercial duct systems varies significantly from system to system, and from system section to system section even within the same thermal distribution system. The duct systems measured are much leakier than the ductwork specified as "unsealed ducts" by ASHRAE. Energy losses from supply ducts by conduction (including convection and radiation) are found to be significant, on the scale similar to the losses induced by air leakage in the duct systems. The energy losses induced by leakage and conduction suggest that there are significant energy-savings potentials from duct-sealing and insulation practice in large commercial buildings

403

Simulating the Daylight Performance of Complex Fenestration Systems Using Bidirectional Scattering Distribution Functions within Radiance  

SciTech Connect

We describe two methods which rely on bidirectional scattering distribution functions (BSDFs) to model the daylighting performance of complex fenestration systems (CFS), enabling greater flexibility and accuracy in evaluating arbitrary assemblies of glazing, shading, and other optically-complex coplanar window systems. Two tools within Radiance enable a) efficient annual performance evaluations of CFS, and b) accurate renderings of CFS despite the loss of spatial resolution associated with low-resolution BSDF datasets for inhomogeneous systems. Validation, accuracy, and limitations of the methods are discussed.

Ward, Gregory; Mistrick, Ph.D., Richard; Lee, Eleanor; McNeil, Andrew; Jonsson, Ph.D., Jacob

2011-01-21T23:59:59.000Z

404

Single-Point Vulnerabilities in a Transmission and Distribution System  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Probabilistic risk assessment (PRA) tools and modeling techniques can be used to evaluate a variety of complex systems and facilities. This report presents an application of PRA techniques to an electric transmission and distribution (TD) system. The work focuses on the reliability of a small utility system providing electric power to approximately 100,000 customers. It examines the probability of loss of systemwide service as well as loss of power to critical facilities (for example, hospitals). The eva...

2011-04-21T23:59:59.000Z

405

Distribution System Equipment Survey: Hydro-Quebec Smart Grid Demonstration  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Hydro-Quebec, as part of its Smart Grid Demonstration, surveyed manufacturers of distribution system equipment and documented the products in the market place in 2012. The equipment covered includes recloser controls, voltage regulation controls, capacitor protection and control systems, and advanced metering systems. Noteworthy control features in relation to various utility applications of these intelligent electronic devices (IEDs) are covered in this report and pertain ...

2012-12-21T23:59:59.000Z

406

NAS Battery Distributed Energy Storage System Best Practices  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Utility transmission and distribution (T&D) systems require extensive investment for upkeep. In addition, load growth over time increases the possibility of overload conditions, or loss of load, which may require upgrades to guard against these contingency events. In some situations, installation of sodium-sulfur (NAS) energy storage systems may solve a capacity shortfall and defer the need for an upgrade. Such installations can improve system reliability and customer service, while reducing the economic...

2008-12-04T23:59:59.000Z

407

Distributed Generation System Characteristics and Costs in the Buildings Sector  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

Distributed Generation System Distributed Generation System Characteristics and Costs in the Buildings Sector August 2013 Independent Statistics & Analysis www.eia.gov U.S. Department of Energy Washington, DC 20585 U.S. Energy Information Administration | Distributed Generation System Characteristics and Costs in the Buildings Sector i This report was prepared by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), the statistical and analytical agency within the U.S. Department of Energy. By law, EIA's data, analyses, and forecasts are independent of approval by any other officer or employee of the United States Government. The views in this report therefore should not be construed as representing those of the U.S. Department of Energy or other Federal agencies.

408

Pressure Regain Strategies for Existing Air Distribution Systems  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Pressure Regain Strategies for Pressure Regain Strategies for Existing Air Distribution Systems Arlan Burdick IBACOS, Inc. Pressure Regain Strategies for Existing Air Distribution Systems Problem Statement Thermal enclosure upgrades can reduce peak loads by 50%. If the furnace is right-sized for this new peak load and the ducts are not modified or replaced, the resulting airflows at the supply registers will be significantly reduced. -Will the outlets meet industry standards for performance? - Should they be replaced to achieve good room air mixing? - Should the end of the duct be modified to improve airflow characteristics? Pressure Regain Strategies for Existing Air Distribution Systems Expected Results We expect to find a cost-effective solution to gaining proper airflow to a room without completely replacing

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Category:Smart Grid Projects - Electric Distributions Systems | Open Energy  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Distributions Systems category. Distributions Systems category. Pages in category "Smart Grid Projects - Electric Distributions Systems" The following 13 pages are in this category, out of 13 total. A Atlantic City Electric Company Smart Grid Project Avista Utilities Smart Grid Project C Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc. Smart Grid Project E El Paso Electric Smart Grid Project H Hawaii Electric Co. Inc. Smart Grid Project M Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division Smart Grid Project Municipal Electric Authority of Georgia Smart Grid Project N Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative Smart Grid Project NSTAR Electric Company Smart Grid Project P Powder River Energy Corporation Smart Grid Project P cont. PPL Electric Utilities Corp. Smart Grid Project S Snohomish County Public Utilities District Smart Grid Project

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US Recovery Act Smart Grid Projects - Electric Distributions Systems | Open  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

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411

Network of Excellence in Distributed and Dependable Computing Systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This document presents a CaberNet vision of Research and Technology Development (RTD) in Distributed and Dependable systems. It takes as a basis the state-of-the-art (SOTA) Report prepared by John Bates in 1998: this document was commissioned by CaberNet as a first step towards the definition of a roadmap for European research in distributed and dependable systems. This report overviewed the developments in the main areas to which the CaberNet members made outstanding contributions, which were the most important at the time of its preparation, and analysed the most important trends in R&D in those areas

Alexander Romanovsky (ed); Edited Alexander Romanovsky

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

412

Offshore loading-system design is aimed at higher efficiency  

SciTech Connect

Mobil Shipping and Transporation Co. has completed the design of an offshore loading system aimed at overcoming the limitations of existing terminals. The loading/mooring/storage system (LMS) is a semisubmersible vessel with ship mooring and loading facilities atop a box-shaped crude storage structure, which is well below the water line away from the effect of waves and clear of loading tankers' bows. The storage volume equals or exceeds that of a VLCC. There are 15 dual-purpose cargo/ballast tanks in the lower section with a control tower over the center tank. The loading system is designed to load 800,000 bbl of crude in about 12 hr. Each tank contains a diagonally suspended synthetic rubber diaphragm that will isolate crude from water ballast. Computer simulations based on North Sea weather data indicate that the LMS will allow marine loading efficiencies of at least 95Vertical Bar3< with total storage of a week's production or more. Other advantages of the LMS include the ability to moor shuttle tankers up to 200,000 dwt; self-contained repair and maintenance capabilities; and mobility. Variations of anchoring and riser systems for the LMS are discussed.

1978-05-08T23:59:59.000Z

413

Thermal decay in underfloor air distribution (UFAD) systems: Fundamentals and influence on system performance  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Inc. , 2004. ASHRAE Fundamentals Handbook, Chapter 14,distribution (UFAD) systems: Fundamentals and influence onwas used to explain the fundamentals of thermal decay, to

Lee, Kwang Ho; Schiavon, Stefano; Bauman, Fred; Webster, Tom

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

414

Energy Efficiency Labeling System & its Development in China  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Information about the regulations, formats, objectives, and implementation of energy efficiency labeling in China.

415

Energy Efficiency of large Cryogenic Systems: the LHC Case and Beyond  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Research infrastructures for high-energy and nuclear physics, nuclear fusion and production of high magnetic fields are increasingly based on applied superconductivity and associated cryogenics in their quest for scientific breakthroughs at affordable capital and operation costs, a condition for their acceptance and sustained funding by society. The thermodynamic penalty for operating at low temperature makes energy efficiency a key requirement for their large cryogenic systems, from conceptual design to procurement, construction and operation. Meeting this requirement takes a combined approach on several fronts in parallel: management of heat loads and sizing of cooling duties, distribution of cooling power matching the needs of the superconducting devices, efficient production of refrigeration, optimal control resting on precise instrumentation and diagnostics, as well as a targeted industrial procurement policy. The case of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN is presented. Potential improvements for fu...

Claudet, S; Ferlin, G; Lebrun, P; Tavian, L; Wagner, U

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

416

Risk-based proactive availability management - attaining high performance and resilience with dynamic self-management in Enterprise Distributed Systems .  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??Complex distributed systems such as distributed information flows systems which continuously acquire manipulate and disseminate information across an enterprise's distributed sites and machines, and distributed… (more)

Cai, Zhongtang

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

417

HammerCloud: A Stress Testing System for Distributed Analysis  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Distributed analysis of LHC data is an I/O-intensive activity which places large demands on the internal network, storage, and local disks at remote computing facilities. Commissioning and maintaining a site to provide an efficient distributed analysis service is therefore a challenge which can be aided by tools to help evaluate a variety of infrastructure designs and configurations. HammerCloud (HC) is one such tool; it is a stress testing service which is used by central operations teams, regional coordinators, and local site admins to (a) submit arbitrary number of analysis jobs to a number of sites, (b) maintain at a steady-state a predefined number of jobs running at the sites under test, (c) produce web-based reports summarizing the efficiency and performance of the sites under test, and (d) present a web-interface for historical test results to both evaluate progress and compare sites. HC was built around the distributed analysis framework Ganga, exploiting its API for grid job management. HC has been ...

van der Ster, Daniel C; Ubeda Garcia, Mario; Paladin, Massimo

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

418

SunShot Initiative: High-Efficiency Thermal Energy Storage System for CSP  

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High-Efficiency Thermal Energy High-Efficiency Thermal Energy Storage System for CSP to someone by E-mail Share SunShot Initiative: High-Efficiency Thermal Energy Storage System for CSP on Facebook Tweet about SunShot Initiative: High-Efficiency Thermal Energy Storage System for CSP on Twitter Bookmark SunShot Initiative: High-Efficiency Thermal Energy Storage System for CSP on Google Bookmark SunShot Initiative: High-Efficiency Thermal Energy Storage System for CSP on Delicious Rank SunShot Initiative: High-Efficiency Thermal Energy Storage System for CSP on Digg Find More places to share SunShot Initiative: High-Efficiency Thermal Energy Storage System for CSP on AddThis.com... Concentrating Solar Power Systems Components Competitive Awards CSP Research & Development Thermal Storage CSP Recovery Act

419

SunShot Initiative: High-Efficiency Thermal Storage System for...  

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Efficiency Thermal Storage System for Solar Plants to someone by E-mail Share SunShot Initiative: High-Efficiency Thermal Storage System for Solar Plants on Facebook Tweet about...

420

Monitoring System Used to Optimize Compressed Air System Efficiency, Cut Costs  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In 1994, Thomson Consumer Electronics (RCA), an international manufacturer of electronics equipment purchased a UtillTRACK® Monitoring System for a plant in Indianapolis, Indiana. The system monitored gas and electric meters, substations, main feeders, and major equipment and systems including compressed air. For the compressed air system, monitored data included compressor amps, electrical demand and consumption, pressure and airflow. The resulting UtiliTRACK® reports and graphs showed a significant variation in system efficiency depending upon the demand for air (day of week, time of day, production schedule) and which compressor or compressors were operating. By working with the boiler plant operators and making minor modifications to the existing compressor controls, the operating sequence was modified to maintain high system efficiency under all operating conditions. Monitored data after the changes were made showed a 20% reduction in compressed air system operating costs.

Holmes, W. A.

1998-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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COOLING FAN AND SYSTEM PERFORMANCE AND EFFICIENCY IMPROVEMENTS  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Upcoming emissions regulations (Tiers 3, 4a and 4b) are imposing significantly higher heat loads on the cooling system than lesser regulated machines. This work was a suite of tasks aimed at reducing the parasitic losses of the cooling system, or improving the design process through six distinct tasks: 1. Develop an axial fan that will provide more airflow, with less input power and less noise. The initial plan was to use Genetic Algorithms to do an automated fan design, incorporating forward sweep for low noise. First and second generation concepts could not meet either performance or sound goals. An experienced turbomachinery designer, using a specialized CFD analysis program has taken over the design and has been able to demonstrate a 5% flow improvement (vs 10% goal) and 10% efficiency improvement (vs 10% goal) using blade twist only. 2. Fan shroud developments, using an 'aeroshroud' concept developed at Michigan State University. Performance testing at Michigan State University showed the design is capable of meeting the goal of a 10% increase in flow, but over a very narrow operating range of fan performance. The goal of 10% increase in fan efficiency was not met. Fan noise was reduced from 0 to 2dB, vs. a goal of 5dB at constant airflow. The narrow range of fan operating conditions affected by the aeroshroud makes this concept unattractive for further development at this time 3. Improved axial fan system modeling is needed to accommodate the numbers of cooling systems to be redesigned to meet lower emissions requirements. A CFD fan system modeling guide has been completed and transferred to design engineers. Current, uncontrolled modeling practices produce flow estimates in some cases within 5% of measured values, and in some cases within 25% of measured values. The techniques in the modeling guide reduced variability to the goal of + 5% for the case under study. 4. Demonstrate the performance and design versatility of a high performance fan. A 'swept blade mixed flow' fan was rapid prototyped from cast aluminum for a performance demonstration on a small construction machine. The fan was mounted directly in place of the conventional fan (relatively close to the engine). The goal was to provide equal airflow at constant fan speed, with 75% of the input power and 5 dB quieter than the conventional fan. The result was a significant loss in flow with the prototype due to its sensitivity to downstream blockage. This sensitivity to downstream blockage affects flow, efficiency, and noise all negatively, and further development was terminated. 5. Develop a high efficiency variable speed fan drive to replace existing slipping clutch style fan drives. The goal for this task was to provide a continuously variable speed fan drive with an efficiency of 95%+ at max speed, and losses no greater than at max speed as the fan speed would vary throughout its entire speed range. The process developed to quantify the fuel savings potential of a variable speed fan drive has produced a simple tool to predict the fuel savings of a variable speed drive, and has sparked significant interest in the use of variable speed fan drive for Tier 3 emissions compliant machines. The proposed dual ratio slipping clutch variable speed fan drive can provide a more efficient system than a conventional single ratio slipping clutch fan drive, but could not meet the established performance goals of this task, so this task was halted in a gate review prior to the start of detailed design. 6. Develop a cooling system air filtration device to allow the use of automotive style high performance heat exchangers currently in off road machines. The goal of this task was to provide a radiator air filtration system that could allow high fin density, louvered radiators to operate in a find dust application with the same resistance to fouling as a current production off-road radiator design. Initial sensitivity testing demonstrated that fan speed has a significant impact on the fouling of radiator cores due to fine dusts, so machines equipped with continuously variabl

Ronald Dupree

2005-07-31T23:59:59.000Z

422

EPRI Pre-Conference Workshop: Active Distribution System Management for Integration of Distributed Resources Research, Development a nd Demonstration Needs  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report documents the proceedings of the EPRI Pre-Conference Workshop: Active Distribution System Management for Integration of Distributed ResourcesResearch, Development and Demonstration Needs, held December 9, 2008. This workshop presented over 20 projects related to active distribution management for distributed energy resource (DER) integration.

2009-04-27T23:59:59.000Z

423

Solar window collection and distribution module system. Final performance report  

SciTech Connect

The construction and monitoring of a solar window collection and distribution system are presented. One complete window module was purchased and assembled, including: the glass, the window frames, sealants, grills, vents and a mechanical damper device. Monitoring of the system operation was limited to measuring inside air temperature, outside air temperature, and circulation temperatures through the window module systems, as well as the actual tinted glass surface temperature. The system has produced a reduction in glare, fading of furniture, and control of solar gains to a building structure.

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

424

Integrating Renewable Energy into the Transmission and Distribution System  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Integrating Renewable Energy into the Transmission and Distribution Integrating Renewable Energy into the Transmission and Distribution System of the U.S. Virgin Islands Integrating Renewable Energy into the Transmission and Distribution System of the U.S. Virgin Islands This report describes one area in which islands may lead: integrating a high percentage of renewable energy resources into an isolated grid. In addition, it explores the challenges, feasibility, and potential benefits of interconnecting the USVI grids with the much larger Puerto Rican grid. 51294.pdf More Documents & Publications USVI Energy Road Map: Charting the Course to a Clean Energy Future (Brochure), EDIN (Energy Development in Island Nations), U.S. Virgin Islands U.S. Virgin Islands Energy Road Map: Analysis Waste-to-Energy Evaluation: U.S. Virgin Islands

425

Computer-aided coordination and overcurrent protection for distribution systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Overcurrent protection and coordination studies for electrical distribution systems have become much easier to perform with the emergence of several commercially available software programs that run on a personal computer. These programs have built-in libraries of protective device time-current curves, damage curves for cable and transformers, and motor starting curves, thereby facilitating the design of a selectively coordinated protection system which is also well-protected. Additionally, design time when utilizing computers is far less than the previous method of tracing manufacturers` curves on transparent paper. Basic protection and coordination principles are presented in this paper along with several helpful suggestions for designing electrical protection systems. A step-by-step methodology is presented to illustrate the design concepts when using software for selecting and coordinating the protective devices in distribution systems.

Tolbert, L.M.

1995-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

426

CLASSIFICATION OF THE MGR SUBSURFACE ELECTRICAL DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM  

SciTech Connect

The purpose of this analysis is to document the Quality Assurance (QA) classification of the Monitored Geologic Repository (MGR) subsurface electrical distribution system structures, systems and components (SSCs) performed by the MGR Safety Assurance Department. This analysis also provides the basis for revision of YMP/90-55Q, Q-List (YMP 1998). The Q-List identifies those MGR SSCs subject to the requirements of DOE/RW-0333PY ''Quality Assurance Requirements and Description'' (QARD) (DOE 1998).

R.J. Garrett

1999-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

427

Electricity, Resources, & Building Systems Integration Distributed Energy Publications  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Consulting Services, LLC; Brett Oakleaf, Xcel Energy; Kenneth Wolf, Minnesota Public Utilities CommissionElectricity, Resources, & Building Systems Integration Center Distributed Energy Publications 2005 for a single phase high frequency AC microgrid, S. Chakraborty, M.D. Weiss and M.G. Simoes, IEEE Transaction

428

Analysis of technical loss in distribution line system  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This research was aimed to present Technical loss analysis in Hatyai of Provincial Electricity Authority (PEA). This Analysis used calculation and PSS/Adept program. For considering the technical loss in distribution system included: transmission line ... Keywords: PSS/Adept program, technical loss, three phase power flow

Narong Mungkung; Nittaya Gomurut; Tanes Tanitteerapan; Somchai Arunrungrusmi; Weerachai Chaokumnerd; Toshifumi Yuji

2009-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

429

Automated Energy Distribution and Reliability System (AEDR): Final Report  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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.

Buche, D. L.

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

430

Automated Energy Distribution and Reliability System Status Report  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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.

Buche, D. L.; Perry, S.

2007-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

431

Engineering complex adaptations in highly heterogeneous distributed systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Distributed systems now encounter extreme heterogeneity in the form of diverse devices, network types etc., and also need to dynamically adapt to changing environmental conditions. Self-adaptive middleware is ideally situated to address these challenges. ... Keywords: adaptation, heterogeneity, middleware, reflection

Paul Grace; Gordon S. Blair; Carlos Flores Cortes; Nelly Bencomo

2008-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

432

Optimal Dispatch of Photovoltaic Inverters in Residential Distribution Systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

- fined limit. The premise for these active power curtailment (APC) strategies is that the resistance method for determining the active- and reactive-power set points for PV inverters in resi- dential. Index Terms--Distribution networks, inverter control, photo- voltaic systems, optimal power flow

Giannakis, Georgios

433

Sacramento Municipal Utility District: Preparing its Distribution System for PEVs  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In 2010, when a large-scale reintroduction of PEVs seemed imminent, SMUD embarked on a landmark distribution system analysis. The analysis pinpointed and monetized the utility's potential upgrade needs and alternatives. It also informed and enabled the utility to configure several rate pilots with current PEV customers. These analyses and pilots are the focus of this case study.

2013-09-18T23:59:59.000Z

434

Best Practices for Energy Efficient Cleanrooms Efficient HVAC Systems: Variable-Speed-Drive Chillers  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

sizing ? Cooling tower and condenser optimization ? Controland cooling tower or condenser fans. Figure 1 and Figure 2those with evaporative condensers are more efficient than

Xu, Tengfang

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

435

Design and global optimization of high-efficiency solar thermal systems with tungsten cermets  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Solar thermal, thermoelectric, and thermophotovoltaic (TPV) systems have high maximum theoretical efficiencies; experimental systems fall short because of losses by selective solar absorbers and TPV selective emitters. To ...

Chester, David A.

436

Distributed sensor system for fault detection and isolation in multistage manufacturing systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

With rapid innovations in sensing technology and the rising complexity in manufacturing processes, increasingly less expensive and smart devices with multiple heterogeneous on-board sensors, networked through wired or wireless links and deployable ... Keywords: DSS, MMS, data management, decision making, distributed control, distributed sensor systems, fault detection, fault isolation, industrial automation, information processing, multistage manufacturing systems, optimal design, sensor networks

Du Shi-Chang; Xi Li-Feng; Shi Jian-Jun

2006-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

437

Utilization of Energy Efficiency and Demand Response as Resources for Transmission and Distribution Planning  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

EPRI began its Energy Efficiency Initiative in early 2007. Initiative research, which covers numerous topics associated with energy efficiency and demand management, is categorized into three areas: analytics, infrastructure, and devices. The project described in this report details the Initiative’s analytics element, which deals with methods and tools for analyzing aspects of the use of energy efficiency as supply resource, including measurement and verification, inclusion in generation planning, emissi...

2008-02-05T23:59:59.000Z

438

Econophysical Dynamics of Market-Based Electric Power Distribution Systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

As energy markets begin clearing at sub-hourly rates, their interaction with load control systems becomes a potentially important consideration. A simple model for the control of thermal systems using market-based power distribution strategies is proposed, with particular attention to the behavior and dynamics of electric building loads and distribution-level power markets. Observations of dynamic behavior of simple numerical model are compared to that of an aggregate continuous model. The analytic solution of the continuous model suggests important deficiencies in each. The continuous model provides very valuable insights into how one might design such load control system and design the power markets they interact with. We also highlight important shortcomings of the continuous model which we believe must be addressed using discrete models.

Nicolas Ho; David P. Chassin

2006-02-09T23:59:59.000Z

439

A Low-Cost, High-Efficiency Periodic Flow Gas Turbine for Distributed Energy Generation  

SciTech Connect

The proposed effort served as a feasibility study for an innovative, low-cost periodic flow gas turbine capable of realizing efficiencies in the 39-48% range.

Dr. Adam London

2008-06-20T23:59:59.000Z

440

Characteristics of Distributed-Parameter Systems: Handbook of Equations of Mathematical Physics and Distributed-Parameter Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

From the Publisher:This volume is intended to serve as a handbook which contains data dealing with the characteristics of systems with distributed and lumped parameters. Some two hundred problems are discussed and, for each problem, all the main characteristics ...

A. G. Butkovskiµi; Leonid Moiseevich. Pustylºnikov

1993-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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441

Distributed Generation Study/Patterson Farms CHP System Using Renewable  

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Farms CHP System Using Renewable Farms CHP System Using Renewable Biogas < Distributed Generation Study Jump to: navigation, search Study Location Auburn, New York Site Description Agricultural Study Type Field Test Technology Internal Combustion Engine Prime Mover Caterpillar G379 Heat Recovery Systems Built-in Fuel Biogas System Installer Martin Machinery System Enclosure Dedicated Shelter System Application Combined Heat and Power Number of Prime Movers 1 Stand-alone Capability None Power Rating 200 kW0.2 MW 200,000 W 200,000,000 mW 2.0e-4 GW 2.0e-7 TW Nominal Voltage (V) 480 Heat Recovery Rating (BTU/hr) 1366072 Cooling Capacity (Refrig/Tons) Origin of Controller 3rd Party Custom Made Component Integration Customer Assembled Start Date 2007/05/02 Monitoring Termination Date 2007/05/26

442

Air Distribution Effectiveness for Different MechanicalVentilation Systems  

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The purpose of ventilation is to dilute indoor contaminants that an occupant is exposed to. In a multi-zone environment such as a house, there will be different dilution rates and different source strengths in every zone. Most US homes have central HVAC systems, which tend to mix conditions between zones. Different types of ventilation systems will provide different amounts of dilution depending on the effectiveness of their air distribution systems and the location of sources and occupants. This paper will report on work being done to both model the impact of different systems and measurements using a new multi-tracer measurement system that has the capacity to measure not only the flow of outdoor air to each zone, but zone-to-zone transport. The ultimate objective of this project is to determine the effectiveness of different systems so that appropriate adjustments can be made in residential ventilation standards such as ASHRAE Standard 62.2.

Sherman, Max H.; Walker, Iain S.

2007-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

443

Application of an Energy Management System to a Distribution Center  

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Capital outlays for energy management must be economically attractive to warrant an expenditure. An energy management system has one of the most economic returns for an investment decision, if applied effectively. The Quaker Oats Company installed such a System in its Dallas Distribution Center. In one year the electric bills were reduced by a total of $17,668.91. Electric consumption (KWH) was reduced by thirty-one percent, electrical demand (KW) was reduced by thirty-six percent while plant operations expanded. This paper discusses the control strategies employed by the energy management system and provided the resultant savings that was obtained from the first year of operation.

Warnick, T.

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

444

Efficient Bayesian estimation of Markov model transition matrices with given stationary distribution  

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Direct simulation of biomolecular dynamics in thermal equilibrium is challenging due to the metastable nature of conformation dynamics and the computational cost of molecular dynamics. Biased or enhanced sampling methods may improve the convergence of expectation values of equilibrium probabilities and expectation values of stationary quantities significantly. Unfortunately the convergence of dynamic observables such as correlation functions or timescales of conformational transitions relies on direct equilibrium simulations. Markov state models are well suited to describe both, stationary properties and properties of slow dynamical processes of a molecular system, in terms of a transition matrix for a jump process on a suitable discretiza- tion of continuous conformation space. Here, we introduce statistical estimation methods that allow a priori knowledge of equilibrium probabilities to be incorporated into the estimation of dynamical observables. Both, maximum likelihood methods and an improved Monte Carlo sampling method for reversible transition ma- trices with fixed stationary distribution are given. The sampling approach is applied to a toy example as well as to simulations of the MR121-GSGS-W peptide, and is demonstrated to converge much more rapidly than a previous approach in [F. Noe, J. Chem. Phys. 128, 244103 (2008)

Benjamin Trendelkamp-Schroer; Frank Noe

2013-01-10T23:59:59.000Z

445

Optimal Model of Distributed Energy System by Using GAMS and Case Study  

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Optimal Model of Distributed Energy System by Using GAMS andEnergy Reliability, Distributed Energy Program of the U.S.Optimal Model of Distributed Energy System by Using GAMS and

Yang, Yongwen; Gao, Weijun; Ruan, Yingjun; Xuan, Ji; Zhou, Nan; Marnay, Chris

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

446

Distributed Energy Systems in California's Future: A Preliminary Report Volume 2  

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OF UTILIZING DISTRIBUTED ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES . . . . . . .DISTRIBUTED ENERGY SYSTEMS I~N CALIF RNIA/S FUTURE: UU-6831Ur'l1E:i\\i-fS SECTION DISTRIBUTED ENERGY SYSTEMS STUDY GROUP

Balderston, F.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

447

Optimal Combination of Distributed Energy System in an Eco-Campus of Japan  

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Optimal Combination of Distributed Energy System in an Eco-and Renewable Energy, Distributed Energy Program of the U.S.OPTIMAL COMBINATION OF DISTRIBUTED ENERGY SYSTEM IN AN ECO-

Yang, Yongwen; Gao, Weijun; Zhou, Nan; Marnay, Chris

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

448

Control of z-source inverter topologies for distributed generation systems.  

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??In meeting ever increasing energy demand, it is important to do continuous research in energy sources, their efficient use and distribution of energy. Due to… (more)

Chandana Jayampathi Gajanayake.

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

449

Interconnecting PV on New York City's Secondary Network Distribution System  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has teamed with cities across the country through the Solar America Cities (SAC) partnership program to help reduce barriers and accelerate implementation of solar energy. The New York City SAC team is a partnership between the City University of New York (CUNY), the New York City Mayor s Office of Long-term Planning and Sustainability, and the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC).The New York City SAC team is working with DOE s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Con Edison, the local utility, to develop a roadmap for photovoltaic (PV) installations in the five boroughs. The city set a goal to increase its installed PV capacity from1.1 MW in 2005 to 8.1 MW by 2015 (the maximum allowed in 2005). A key barrier to reaching this goal, however, is the complexity of the interconnection process with the local utility. Unique challenges are associated with connecting distributed PV systems to secondary network distribution systems (simplified to ���¢��������networks���¢������� in this report). Although most areas of the country use simpler radial distribution systems to distribute electricity, larger metropolitan areas like New York City typically use networks to increase reliability in large load centers. Unlike the radial distribution system, where each customer receives power through a single line, a network uses a grid of interconnected lines to deliver power to each customer through several parallel circuits and sources. This redundancy improves reliability, but it also requires more complicated coordination and protection schemes that can be disrupted by energy exported from distributed PV systems. Currently, Con Edison studies each potential PV system in New York City to evaluate the system s impact on the network, but this is time consuming for utility engineers and may delay the customer s project or add cost for larger installations. City leaders would like to streamline this process to facilitate faster, simpler, and less expensive distributed PV system interconnections. To assess ways to improve the interconnection process, NREL conducted a four-part study with support from DOE. The NREL team then compiled the final reports from each study into this report. In Section 1���¢��������PV Deployment Analysis for New York City���¢��������we analyze the technical potential for rooftop PV systems in the city. This analysis evaluates potential PV power production in ten Con Edison networks of various locations and building densities (ranging from high density apartments to lower density single family homes). Next, we compare the potential power production to network loads to determine where and when PV generation is most likely to exceed network load and disrupt network protection schemes. The results of this analysis may assist Con Edison in evaluating future PV interconnection applications and in planning future network protection system upgrades. This analysis may also assist other utilities interconnecting PV systems to networks by defining a method for assessing the technical potential of PV in the network and its impact on network loads. Section 2���¢��������A Briefing for Policy Makers on Connecting PV to a Network Grid���¢��������presents an overview intended for nontechnical stakeholders. This section describes the issues associated with interconnecting PV systems to networks, along with possible solutions. Section 3���¢��������Technical Review of Concerns and Solutions to PV Interconnection in New Y

K. Anderson; M. Coddington; K. Burman; S. Hayter; B. Kroposki; and A. Watson

2009-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Field demonstrations of communication systems for distribution automation. Final report  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report summarizes the results of a field demonstration of the use of UHF radio links in the 950-MHz portion of the spectrum as a communication medium for performing automated electric power distribution. Prototype radiohardware was combined with logic and control equipment developed by Westinghouse for power-line carrier automated distribution systems. Transceivers were used in the remote interactive terminals. 3dbm transceivers were used in the Central Base Station and the three Primary Radio Terminals, which functioned as system repeaters. Pre-installation field-strength measurements were made along selected radials and in spot locations to characterize the anticipated field-strength contours that would be encountered during the operational testing. A propagation model was developed that accurately predicted the conditions actually recorded. Post-installation measurements were used to further calibrate the computer model. The resulting propagation analysis proved exceedingly effective in characterizing a UHF radio system for digital communication. Data collected during a 10-month operational period supports the conclusion that 950-MHz radio is a viable communications medium for performing utility automated distribution functions. The system consists of 250 remote terminals, each interrogated from three sites. This provides 750 paths for communication performance evaluation.The reliability of the prototype radio units used in this project fell below that predicted through MTBF analysis, and did not meet utility reliability standards. The logic and control circuitry and central station required very little maintenance during the test.

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1981-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

451

Optimal Model of Distributed Energy System by Using GAMS and Case Study  

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heat efficiency, power generation efficiency has morefor regular large-scale power generation system, Distributedof GAMS 3) Total power generation only supply to Kitakyushu

Yang, Yongwen; Gao, Weijun; Ruan, Yingjun; Xuan, Ji; Zhou, Nan; Marnay, Chris

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

452

Energy Efficiency Improvement and Cost Saving Opportunities for the U.S. Iron and Steel Industry An ENERGY STAR(R) Guide for Energy and Plant Managers  

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46 10.4 Steam Distribution System Efficiencygas expansion turbine Steam Distribution System Energysection 10.3), and steam distribution energy efficiency

Worrell, Ernst

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

453

Energy Efficiency Improvement and Cost Saving Opportunities for the Fruit and Vegetable Processing Industry. An ENERGY STAR Guide for Energy and Plant Managers  

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50 Steam Distribution System Energy EfficiencyBoiler maintenance Steam Distribution Systems Improvedto a facility’s steam distribution network are discussed.

Masanet, Eric

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Application of partial mutual information variable selection to ANN forecasting of water quality in water distribution systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Recent trends in the management of water supply have increased the need for modelling techniques that can provide reliable, efficient, and accurate representation of the complex, non-linear dynamics of water quality within water distribution systems. ... Keywords: Artificial neural networks, Chlorine disinfection, Chlorine residual forecasting, Input variable selection, Partial mutual information, Water quality modelling

Robert J. May; Graeme C. Dandy; Holger R. Maier; John B. Nixon

2008-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

455

Measured Air Distribution Effectiveness for Residential Mechanical Ventilation Systems  

SciTech Connect

The purpose of ventilation is dilute or remove indoor contaminants that an occupant is exposed to. In a multi-zone environment such as a house, there will be different dilution rates and different source strengths in every zone. Most US homes have central HVAC systems, which tend to mix the air thus the indoor conditions between zones. Different types of ventilation systems will provide different amounts of exposure depending on the effectiveness of their air distribution systems and the location of sources and occupants. This paper will report on field measurements using a unique multi-tracer measurement system that has the capacity to measure not only the flow of outdoor air to each zone, but zone-to-zone transport. The paper will derive seven different metrics for the evaluation of air distribution. Measured data from two homes with different levels of natural infiltration will be used to evaluate these metrics for three different ASHRAE Standard 62.2 compliant ventilation systems. Such information can be used to determine the effectiveness of different systems so that appropriate adjustments can be made in residential ventilation standards such as ASHRAE Standard 62.2.

Sherman, Max; Sherman, Max H.; Walker, Iain S.

2008-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

456

OE's Smart Grid Activities in the Distribution System  

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1/2013 1 1/2013 1 National Academy of Engineering - BMED December 2008 www.oe.energy.gov U.S. Department of Energy - 1000 Independence Ave., SW Washington, DC 20585 OE's Smart Grid Activities in the Distribution system September 2012 Patricia Hoffman Assistant Secretary December 2008 Mission  Drive Grid Modernization and Resiliency in the Energy Infrastructure  The formation of the Grid Technology Team is a recognition by DOE that we need to bring more resources to bear on grid modernization, coordinating effort from the Science programs, ARPA-E, and the other applied programs 2 December 2008 Desired Outcomes from this Workshop  Better shared understanding of the technology needs of the Distribution system  Identification of gaps in current research

457

The 4x6 network; Distribution system applications  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An earlier paper described the 4x6 network switching scheme for power delivery systems with emphasis on substations. It was shown that the 4x6 scheme requires up to 40% fewer breakers than traditional switching schemes, and is inherently more reliable. The emphasis here is on distribution system applications. It is shown that transformer nameplate capacity can be reduced up to 33% using the 4x6 switching scheme, with equal or greater reliability. Through judicious use of open circuit breakers or other methods inherent to the 4x6 concept, short-circuit levels and ampacity requirements are reduced for further economy. Also 4x6 facilitates modular construction for distribution substations, permitting use of standardized factory assembled packages of transformers and switchgear for maximum economy.

Page, R.; Nishikawara, K.; Stromotich, F. (Substation Planning Associates, West Vancouver, BC (GB))

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Integrating Renewable Energy into the Transmission and Distribution System of the U.S. Virgin Islands  

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Renewable Energy Renewable Energy into the Transmission and Distribution System of the U.S. Virgin Islands Kari Burman, Dan Olis, Vahan Gevorgian, Adam Warren, and Robert Butt National Renewable Energy Laboratory Peter Lilienthal and John Glassmire HOMER Energy LLC Technical Report NREL/TP-7A20-51294 September 2011 NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC. Contract No. DE-AC36-08GO28308 National Renewable Energy Laboratory 1617 Cole Boulevard Golden, Colorado 80401 303-275-3000 * www.nrel.gov Technical Report NREL/TP-7A20-51294 September 2011 Integrating Renewable Energy into the Transmission and Distribution System of the

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Real-Time Middleware Concepts for Automating the Development of Distributed Embedded Control Systems  

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Developing distributed hard real-time applications is a complex endeavor. This paper presents two orthogonal and complementary approaches and their integration --- Giotto and the AOCS framework. Each of these approaches by itself leads to significant efficiency gains in the development of the software for embedded control systems. Giotto allows the high-level, platform independent specification of the timing behavior of possibly distributed embedded control applications with hard real-time requirements. It represents an innovative middleware concept for this category of applications which strictly separates platform-independent functionality and timing concerns from platform-dependent scheduling and communication issues. Giotto leaves open how the functionality of an application is implemented. Ideally, this should be done by reusing components 1 targeted at real-time control systems. In this spirit, the AOCS framework 2 project defines and implements a set of reusable object-orien...

T.B. Brown; T.A. Henzinger; C.M. Kirsch; A. Pasetti; W. Pree

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Efficient Pump Control for an Offshore Oil Processing System Yang, Zhenyu; Soleiman, Kian ; Lhndorf, Bo  

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Energy Efficient Pump Control for an Offshore Oil Processing System Yang, Zhenyu; Soleiman, Kian. (2012). Energy Efficient Pump Control for an Offshore Oil Processing System: IFAC Workshop - Automatic of a pump system for an offshore oil processing system is investigated. The seawater is lifted up by a pump

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Impacts of Extreme Weather Events on Transmission and Distribution Systems  

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Extreme weather encompasses weather phenomena that are especially severe, unseasonal, or at the extremes of historical distributions. Extreme weather events, such as Hurricane Katrina, for example, have resulted in widespread damage to the power infrastructure and caused severe outages, which affected millions of customers. This report discusses the impacts of extreme weather events on power systems and synthesizes utility experiences, lessons learned from different storms occurring around the globe, and...

2010-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

462

EPRI Underground Distribution Systems Reference Book (The Bronze Book)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) has developed the first edition of the EPRI Underground Distribution Systems Reference Book (Bronze Book). This reference, authored by leading industry expert authors, joins the EPRI series of Power Delivery technical references, commonly known by the color of their covers. The Bronze Book has been written to be a meaningful reference to utility engineers and personnel involved in the planning, design, manufacture, installation, operation, and maintenance of ...

2010-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Feasibility Study: Ductless Hydronic Distribution Systems with Fan Coil Delivery  

SciTech Connect

The primary objectives of this study are to estimate potential energy savings relative to conventional ducted air distribution, and to identify equipment requirements, costs, and barriers with a focus on ductless hydronic delivery systems that utilize water-to-air terminal units in each zone. Results indicate that annual heating and cooling energy use can be reduced by up to 27% assuming replacement of the conventional 13 SEER heat pump and coil with a similarly rated air-to-water heat pump.

Springer, D.; Dakin, B.; Backman, C.

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

464

High efficiency vapor-fed AMTEC system for direct conversion. Final report  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The Alkali Metal Thermal to Electric Converter (AMTEC) is a high temperature, high efficiency system for converting thermal to electrical energy, with no moving parts. It is based on the unique properties of {beta}{double_prime}-alumina solid electrolyte (BASE), which is an excellent conductor of sodium ions, but an extremely poor conductor of electrons. When the inside of the BASE is maintained at a higher temperature and pressure, a concentration gradient is created across the BASE. Electrons and sodium atoms cannot pass through the BASE. However, the sodium atoms are ionized, and the sodium ions move through the BASE to the lower potential (temperature) region. The electrons travel externally to the AMTEC cell, providing power. There are a number of potential advantages to a wick-pumped, vapor-fed AMTEC system when compared with other designs. A wick-pumped system uses capillary forces to passively return liquid to the evaporator, and to distribute the liquid in the evaporator. Since the fluid return is self-regulating, multiple BASE tubes can use a single remote condenser, potentially improving efficiency in advanced AMTEC designs. Since the system is vapor-fed, sodium vapor is supplied at a uniform temperature and flux to the BASE tube, even with non-uniform heat fluxes and temperatures at the evaporator. The primary objective of the Phase 2 program was to develop wick-pumped AMTEC cells. During the program, procedures to fabricate wicks with smaller pore sizes were developed, to allow operation of an AMTEC cell at 800 C. A revised design was made for a High-Temperature, Wick-Fed AMTEC cell. In addition to the smaller wick pore size, several other changes were made to increase the cell efficiency: (1) internal artery return of condensate; (2) high temperature electrical feedthrough; and (3) separate heat pipe for providing heat to the BASE.

Anderson, W.G.; Bland, J.J.

1997-05-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Multi-State Load Models for Distribution System Analysis  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Recent work in the field of distribution system analysis has shown that the traditional method of peak load analysis is not adequate for the analysis of emerging distribution system technologies. Voltage optimization, demand response, electric vehicle charging, and energy storage are examples of technologies with characteristics having daily, seasonal, and/or annual variations. In addition to the seasonal variations, emerging technologies such as demand response and plug in electric vehicle charging have the potential to send control signals to the end use loads which will affect how they consume energy. In order to support time-series analysis over different time frames and to incorporate potential control signal inputs it is necessary to develop detailed end use load models which accurately represent the load under various conditions, and not just during the peak load period. This paper will build on previous work on detail end use load modeling in order to outline the method of general multi-state load models for distribution system analysis.

Schneider, Kevin P.; Fuller, Jason C.; Chassin, David P.

2011-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

466

A hardware efficient random number generator for nonuniform distributions with arbitrary precision  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Nonuniform random numbers are key for many technical applications, and designing efficient hardware implementations of nonuniform random number generators is a very active research field. However, most state-of-the-art architectures are either tailored ...

Christian De Schryver; Daniel Schmidt; Norbert Wehn; Elke Korn; Henning Marxen; Anton Kostiuk; Ralf Korn

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

467

Integrated Computing, Communication, and Distributed Control of Deregulated Electric Power Systems  

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Restructuring of the electricity market has affected all aspects of the power industry from generation to transmission, distribution, and consumption. Transmission circuits, in particular, are stressed often exceeding their stability limits because of the difficulty in building new transmission lines due to environmental concerns and financial risk. Deregulation has resulted in the need for tighter control strategies to maintain reliability even in the event of considerable structural changes, such as loss of a large generating unit or a transmission line, and changes in loading conditions due to the continuously varying power consumption. Our research efforts under the DOE EPSCoR Grant focused on Integrated Computing, Communication and Distributed Control of Deregulated Electric Power Systems. This research is applicable to operating and controlling modern electric energy systems. The controls developed by APERC provide for a more efficient, economical, reliable, and secure operation of these systems. Under this program, we developed distributed control algorithms suitable for large-scale geographically dispersed power systems and also economic tools to evaluate their effectiveness and impact on power markets. Progress was made in the development of distributed intelligent control agents for reliable and automated operation of integrated electric power systems. The methodologies employed combine information technology, control and communication, agent technology, and power systems engineering in the development of intelligent control agents for reliable and automated operation of integrated electric power systems. In the event of scheduled load changes or unforeseen disturbances, the power system is expected to minimize the effects and costs of disturbances and to maintain critical infrastructure operational.

Bajura, Richard; Feliachi, Ali

2008-09-24T23:59:59.000Z

468

Demonstration of a Highly Efficient Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Power System Using Adiabatic Steam Reforming and Anode Gas Recirculation  

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Solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC) are currently being developed for a wide variety of applications because of their high efficiency at multiple power levels. Applications for SOFCs encompass a large range of power levels including 1-2 kW residential combined heat and power applications, 100-250 kW sized systems for distributed generation and grid extension, and MW-scale power plants utilizing coal. This paper reports on the development of a highly efficient, small-scale SOFC power system operating on methane. The system uses adiabatic steam reforming of methane and anode gas recirculation to achieve high net electrical efficiency. The anode exit gas is recirculated and all of the heat and water required for the endothermic reforming reaction are provided by the anode gas emerging from the SOFC stack. Although the single-pass fuel utilization is only about 55%, because of the anode gas recirculation the overall fuel utilization is up to 93%. The demonstrated system achieved gross power output of 1650 to 2150 watts with a maximum net LHV efficiency of 56.7% at 1720 watts. Overall system efficiency could be further improved to over 60% with use of properly sized blowers.

Powell, Michael R.; Meinhardt, Kerry D.; Sprenkle, Vincent L.; Chick, Lawrence A.; Mcvay, Gary L.

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Distributed generation capabilities of the national energy modeling system  

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N ATIONAL L ABORATORY Distributed Generation Capabilities ofemployer. LBNL-52432 Distributed Generation Capabilities of1.1 Definition of Distributed Generation and Interpretation

LaCommare, Kristina Hamachi; Edwards, Jennifer L.; Marnay, Chris

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Distributed generation capabilities of the national energy modeling system  

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and Renewable Energy, Distributed Energy and ElectricPrepared for the Distributed Energy and Electric Reliabilityand Renewable Energy, Distributed Energy and Electric

LaCommare, Kristina Hamachi; Edwards, Jennifer L.; Marnay, Chris

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

471

System and method to determine electric motor efficiency using an equivalent circuit  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A system and method for determining electric motor efficiency includes a monitoring system having a processor programmed to determine efficiency of an electric motor under load while the electric motor is online. The determination of motor efficiency is independent of a rotor speed measurement. Further, the efficiency is based on a determination of stator winding resistance, an input voltage, and an input current. The determination of the stator winding resistance occurs while the electric motor under load is online.

Lu, Bin (Kenosha, WI); Habetler, Thomas G. (Snellville, GA)

2011-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

472

Efficient Range and Join Query Processing in Massively Distributed Peer-to-Peer Networks.  

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??Peer-to-peer (P2P) has become a modern distributed computing architecture that supports massively large-scale data management and query processing. Complex query operators such as range operator… (more)

Wang, Qiang

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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