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A reliability assessment methodology for distribution systems with distributed generation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

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

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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

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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

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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

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RELIABILITY PLANNING IN DISTRIBUTED ELECTRIC ENERGY SYSTEMS  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

the Systems Integration Office California Energy ResourcesŁ Systems Integration Requi-rements for Decentralized Energy

Kahn, E.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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RELIABILITY PLANNING IN DISTRIBUTED ELECTRIC ENERGY SYSTEMS  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

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

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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

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RELIABILITY PLANNING IN DISTRIBUTED ELECTRIC ENERGY SYSTEMS  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

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

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Identifying Transformer Incipient Events for Maintaining Distribution System Reliability  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Reliability Improvement Programs in Steam Distribution and Power Generation Systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This paper will present alternatives to costly corrective maintenance repairs of the steam trap and condensate return system, and the paybacks associated with instituting a program of planned and systematic 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 expanding or retrofitting existing return systems. By instituting a maintenance management program, a 95% reliability can be gained with 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.

Atlas, R. D.

1986-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Distribution System Reliability Practices: Noteworthy Practices at DTE Electric  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

 In 2010, EPRI initiated a multiyear effort to identify and illustrate noteworthy practices that utilities are using to meet the service reliability expectations of their customers. EPRI research focused on four host utilities: Ameren Corporation, Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation, Alabama Power Company, and We Energies. In 2011, EPRI completed research at American Electric Power Company (AEP) and initiated research with Memphis Light, Gas and Water (MLGW) and Duke Energy. In 2012, ...

2013-04-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Distribution System Reliability Practices: Noteworthy Practices at Nashville Electric Service  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In 2010, EPRI initiated a multiyear effort to identify and illustrate noteworthy practices that utilities are using to meet the service reliability expectations of their customers. EPRI research focused on four host utilities: Ameren Corporation, Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation, Alabama Power Company, and We Energies. In 2011, EPRI completed research at American Electric Power Company (AEP) and initiated research with Memphis Light, Gas and Water (MLGW) and Duke Energy. In 2012, EPRI ...

2013-10-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Distribution System Reliability Practices: Noteworthy Practices at Georgia Power  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In 2010, EPRI initiated a multi-year effort to identify and illustrate noteworthy practices that utilities are using to meet the service reliability expectations of their customers. EPRI research focused on four host utilities: Ameren Corporation, Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation, Alabama Power, and We Energies. In 2011, EPRI completed research at American Electric Power Company (AEP) and initiated research with Memphis Light, Gas and Water (MLGW) and Duke Energy. In 2012, EPRI ...

2013-11-25T23:59:59.000Z

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A Review of the Reliability of Electric Distribution System Components: EPRI White Paper  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report discusses available literature, data, and models related to the reliability of electric power distribution system components and discusses the influence of environmental factors and testing results on component reliability. It also critiques the value of this information for value of service studies.

2001-12-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Automated Energy Distribution and Reliability System: Validation Integration - Results of Future Architecture Implementation  

SciTech Connect

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. This report is second in a series of reports detailing this effort.

Buche, D. L.

2008-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Distribution Reliability Trends and Correlations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Distribution reliability statistics, which measure sustained interruptions, are the primary benchmark used by utilities and regulators to identify service quality and to measure performance.

2005-11-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Distribution reliability analysis.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??This thesis presents an example for optimization of distribution maintenance scheduling of a recloser. It applies a risk reduction technique associated with maintenance of the… (more)

Bhusal, Prabodh

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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RELIABILITY ANALYSIS OF THE ELECTRICAL POWER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM TO SELECTED PORTIONS OF THE NUCLEAR HVAC SYSTEM  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A design requirement probability of 0.01 or less in a 4-hour period ensures that the nuclear heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) system in the primary confinement areas of the Dry Transfer Facilities (DTFs) and Fuel Handling Facility (FHF) is working during a Category 1 drop event involving commercial spent nuclear fuel (CSNF) assemblies (BSC 2004a , Section 5.1.1.48). This corresponds to an hourly HVAC failure rate of 2.5E-3 per hour or less, which is contributed to by two dominant causes: equipment failure and loss of electrical power. Meeting this minimum threshold ensures that a Category 1 initiating event followed by the failure of HVAC is a Category 2 event sequence. The two causes for the loss of electrical power include the loss of offsite power and the loss of onsite power distribution. Thus, in order to meet the threshold requirement aforementioned, the failure rate of mechanical equipment, loss of offsite power, and loss of onsite power distribution must be less than or equal to 2.5E-3 per hour for the nuclear HVAC system in the primary confinement areas of the DTFs and FHF. The loss of offsite power occurs at a frequency of 1.1E-5 per hour (BSC 2004a, Section 5.1.1.48). The purpose of this analysis is to determine the probability of occurrence of the unavailability of the nuclear HVAC system in the primary confinement areas of the DTFs and FHF due to loss of electrical power. In addition, this analysis provides insights on the contribution to the unavailability of the HVAC system due to equipment failure. The scope of this analysis is limited to finding the frequency of loss of electrical power to the nuclear HVAC system in the primary confinement areas of the DTFs and FHF.

N. Ramirez

2004-12-16T23:59:59.000Z

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EPRI Distribution Reliability Practices Repository  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

 A key objective of the Electric Power Research Institute’s (EPRI’s) research into distribution reliability practices is to identify, document, and provide practice summary descriptions to research participants in a format that facilitates comparison and aids decision makers in identifying the practices in place at other utilities that can be applied to a decision maker’s utility to improve performance.This report presents distribution reliability practice results ...

2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Reliability enhancement using optimal distribution feeder reconfiguration  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Failure statistics show that distribution networks engage the most contribution to the customer unavailability services. Optimal reconfiguration of distribution systems has many advantages like total power losses reduction, voltage profile enhancement, ... Keywords: AENS, DFR, Distribution feeder reconfiguration (DFR), ISFLA, Improved shuffled frog leaping algorithm (ISFLA), MDFR, Multiobjective optimization, Reliability enhancement, SAIDI, SAIFI

Abdollah Kavousi-Fard; Mohammad-Reza Akbari-Zadeh

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A study of the reliability of Stirling engines for distributed receiver systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The objective of this study was to examine the reliability of existing and improved Stirling engine concepts for dispersed solar dish/electric applications in the 25--50 kW/sub e/ range. Five current kinematic Stirling engine designs have the capability to meet or exceed the 32% system efficiency goal of the DOE Solar Thermal Program. Experience with the Vanguard Solar-Dish/Stirling Engine module demonstrated that the 32% efficiency goal is realistic, but that improved Stirling engine reliability is necessary for successful implementation of dispersed solar power systems. A review of historical Stirling engine data illustrated that the three major reliability issues with kinematic Stirling engines are the piston-rod seals, engine hot parts and power control/drive systems. A specific kinematic engine concept that appears to have the potential for meeting the 50,000-hour operating lifetime requirement of solar power systems has a pressurized crankcase to reduce piston-rod seal problems, an indirectly heated hot-end section using heat pipes to smooth out temperature gradients in the heater tubes, and a variable-angle swashplate for power control. Further development efforts are required to establish reliability and validate performance goals of these engine concepts. 30 refs., 13 figs., 8 tabs.

Holtz, R.E.; Uherka, K.L.

1988-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimizing the replacement of overhead lines in rural distribution systems with respect to reliability and customer value  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In this paper we present a method for establishing the value of a network’s components from a reliability worth perspective. The method can be applied to a general distribution system i.e. both for radial and meshed network systems. Moreover, this paper shows results from an application study for a rural network system that is dominated by overhead lines. The purpose of the study was to establish the value of a secondary feeding point. Further, the method is used to establish the best replacement strategy for the concerned overhead lines.

Patrik Hilber; Bengt Hällgren; Lina Bertling

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hawaii electric system reliability.  

SciTech Connect

This report addresses Hawaii electric system reliability issues; greater emphasis is placed on short-term reliability but resource adequacy is reviewed in reference to electric consumers' views of reliability "worth" and the reserve capacity required to deliver that value. The report begins with a description of the Hawaii electric system to the extent permitted by publicly available data. Electrical engineering literature in the area of electric reliability is researched and briefly reviewed. North American Electric Reliability Corporation standards and measures for generation and transmission are reviewed and identified as to their appropriateness for various portions of the electric grid and for application in Hawaii. Analysis of frequency data supplied by the State of Hawaii Public Utilities Commission is presented together with comparison and contrast of performance of each of the systems for two years, 2010 and 2011. Literature tracing the development of reliability economics is reviewed and referenced. A method is explained for integrating system cost with outage cost to determine the optimal resource adequacy given customers' views of the value contributed by reliable electric supply. The report concludes with findings and recommendations for reliability in the State of Hawaii.

Silva Monroy, Cesar Augusto; Loose, Verne William

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Photovoltaic system reliability  

SciTech Connect

This paper discusses the reliability of several photovoltaic projects including SMUD`s PV Pioneer project, various projects monitored by Ascension Technology, and the Colorado Parks project. System times-to-failure range from 1 to 16 years, and maintenance costs range from 1 to 16 cents per kilowatt-hour. Factors contributing to the reliability of these systems are discussed, and practices are recommended that can be applied to future projects. This paper also discusses the methodology used to collect and analyze PV system reliability data.

Maish, A.B.; Atcitty, C. [Sandia National Labs., NM (United States); Greenberg, D. [Ascension Technology, Inc., Lincoln Center, MA (United States)] [and others

1997-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Advanced Distributed Energy Resource Compliant Distribution Circuits for High Reliability  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Electric power distribution systems and their designs have not advanced much over the past 50 years. Industry restructuring has caused many utilities to defer infrastructure investments, and implement business as usual and conservative distribution system expansion plans. Many drivers are now causing utilities to rethink how the infrastructure of the future should be built out and how best to incorporate new technology. Drivers include higher demand for reliability, the ability to better manage loads, in...

2005-12-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Distribution System Reliability Practices: Noteworthy Practices at Memphis Light, Gas and Water  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In 2010, EPRI initiated a multiyear effort to identify and illustrate noteworthy practices that utilities are using to meet the service reliability expectations of their customers. EPRI research focused on four host utilities: Ameren Corporation, Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation, Alabama Power Company, and We Energies. In 2011, EPRI completed research at American Electric Power Company (AEP) and initiated research with Memphis Light, Gas and Water (MLGW) and Duke Energy. In 2012, EPRI ...

2012-11-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Abstract--The reliability and quality of power distribution systems are usually affected by many different distribution faults.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

the characteristics of tree faults, one of the major fault causes, based on the historical outage data get some general conclusions from the historical outage data, but some factors don't lead to any cover large geographical areas with substantial operation costs, aim at providing reliable, economical

Chow, Mo-Yuen

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Review: A survey of models and algorithms for emergency response logistics in electric distribution systems. Part I: Reliability planning with fault considerations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Emergency response operations in electric distribution systems involve a host of decision-making problems at the reliability and contingency planning levels. Those operations include fault diagnosis, fault location, fault isolation, restoration, and ... Keywords: Depot location, District design, Electric power distribution, Emergency response, Operations research, System configuration

Nathalie Perrier; Bruno Agard; Pierre Baptiste; Jean-Marc Frayret; André Langevin; Robert Pellerin; Diane Riopel; Martin TréPanier

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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EPRI Distribution Reliability Practices Repository V2  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A key objective of EPRI's research into distribution reliability practices is to identify, document and provide practice summary descriptions to research participants in a format that facilitates comparison and aids decision-makers in identifying those practices in place at other utilities which can be applied to their utility to improve performance. This research report presents distribution reliability practice results from six different companies in a repository which places ...

2013-11-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Reliability Results of NERSC Systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

of various systems at NERSC. They graciously provided meReliability Results of NERSC Systems Akbar Mokhtarani,William Kramer, Jason Hick NERSC - LBNL Abstract In order to

Mokhtarani, Akbar; Petascale Data Storage Institute (PDSI)

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Distribution Reliability Indices Tracking Within the United States  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Distribution reliability statistics, based on sustained interruptions, are the primary benchmark used by utilities and regulators to identify service quality and to measure performance. More than 20 states now require some level of annual reporting on the quality of service in terms of frequency and duration of sustained interruptions. Included in such reporting is documentation of specific distribution reliability indices such as the System Average Interruption Frequency Index (SAIFI) and System Average...

2003-05-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Distributed Renewable Energy Generation Impacts on Microgrid Operation and Reliability  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Microgrids incorporating distributed generation, and particularly those incorporating renewable energy technologies, have the potential to improve electric power system efficiency and reliability while providing novel benefits to their owners, operators, and the system as a whole. This report focuses on the impact of renewable energy technologies on microgrids and on the larger question of the impact of distributed generation and microgrids on the electric power system.

2002-02-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Demand Response as a System Reliability Resource  

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Demand Response as a System Reliability Resource Title Demand Response as a System Reliability Resource Publication Type Report Year of Publication 2012 Authors Eto, Joseph H.,...

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Information Concerning Reliability Impacts under Various System...  

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

Information Concerning Reliability Impacts under Various System Configurations of the Mirant Potomac River Plant Information Concerning Reliability Impacts under Various System...

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Reliable, Low-Cost Distributed Generator/Utility System Interconnect: Final Subcontract Report, November 2001-March 2004  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report summarizes the detailed study and development of new GE anti-islanding controls for two classes of distributed generation. One is inverter-interfaced, while the other is synchronous machine interfaced.

Ye, Z.; Walling, R.; Miller, N.; Du, P.; Nelson, K.; Li, L.; Zhou, R.; Garces, L.; Dame, M.

2006-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Defining Requirements for Improved Photovoltaic System Reliability  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Reliable systems are an essential ingredient of any technology progressing toward commercial maturity and large-scale deployment. This paper defines reliability as meeting system fictional requirements, and then develops a framework to understand and quantify photovoltaic system reliability based on initial and ongoing costs and system value. The core elements necessary to achieve reliable PV systems are reviewed. These include appropriate system design, satisfactory component reliability, and proper installation and servicing. Reliability status, key issues, and present needs in system reliability are summarized for four application sectors.

Maish, A.B.

1998-12-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Reliability evaluation of smart distribution grids.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??The term "Smart Grid" generally refers to a power grid equipped with the advanced technologies dedicated for purposes such as reliability improvement, ease of control… (more)

Kazemi, Shahram

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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On Optimization of Reliability of Distributed Generation-Enhanced Feeders  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Placement of protection devices in a conventionalfeeder (without distributed generation) is often performedso as to minimize traditional reliability indices (SAIDI,SAIFI, MAIFIe...), assuming the sole source(s) of energyat substation(s). Distributed ...

A. Pregelj; M. Begovic; A. Rohatgi; D. Novosel

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Microgrids and Heterogeneous Security, Quality, Reliability, and Availability  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

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

Marnay, Chris

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Information Concerning Reliability Impacts under Various System...  

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

Impacts under Various System Configurations of the Mirant Potomac River Plant Information Concerning Reliability Impacts under Various System Configurations of the Mirant...

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Definition: Reliability Coordinator Information System | Open Energy  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Reliability Coordinator Information System Reliability Coordinator Information System Jump to: navigation, search Dictionary.png Reliability Coordinator Information System The system that Reliability Coordinators use to post messages and share operating information in real time.[1] Related Terms Reliability Coordinator References ↑ Glossary of Terms Used in Reliability Standards An LikeLike UnlikeLike You like this.Sign Up to see what your friends like. inline Glossary Definition Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Definition:Reliability_Coordinator_Information_System&oldid=480407" Categories: Definitions ISGAN Definitions What links here Related changes Special pages Printable version Permanent link Browse properties 429 Throttled (bot load) Error 429 Throttled (bot load) Throttled (bot load)

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Reliability Assessment of a Power Grid with Customer Operated CHP Systems Using Monte Carlo Simulation.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??This thesis presents a method for reliability assessment of a power grid with distributed generation providing support to the system. The distributed generation units considered… (more)

Manohar, Lokesh Prakash

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??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

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Substation reliability -- Practical application and system approach  

SciTech Connect

Practical application of reliability analysis was made for the comparison of alternate line and bus arrangements of a future transmission substation with potential savings of up to $3.6 M. The paper describes how both the substation and the power system were simulated by using computer programs STAREL and COMREL. It presents the method used to obtain the most accurate estimates for the outage data of the system components. Finally, it expresses the results with simple reliability indices which can be meaningful for management. The results of the study show the need to include the reliability of the transmission system in a substation reliability evaluation.

Save, P. [Southern California Edison Co., Rosemead, CA (United States)

1995-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Information Concerning Reliability Impacts under Various System  

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

Information Concerning Reliability Impacts under Various System Information Concerning Reliability Impacts under Various System Configurations of the Mirant Potomac River Plant Information Concerning Reliability Impacts under Various System Configurations of the Mirant Potomac River Plant Docket No. EO-05-01: PJM Interconnection, L.L.C. and PEPCO Holdings, Inc. is hereby providing you with additional information concerning reliability impacts under various system conditions associated with the unavailability of the Potomac River Generating Station to serve load in the D.C. area. Also enclosed as part of this submittal is material provided by PEPCO (balance of sentence redacted) In addition, there is a discussion concerning the impacts of demand side response in addressing this situation. Information Concerning Reliability Impacts under Various System

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Reliability and Functional Availability of HVAC Systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This paper presents a model to calculate the reliability and availability of heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems. The reliability is expressed in the terms of reliability, maintainability and decision capability. These terms are a function of the mean time between failure, mean time to repair and decision time. The availability is expressed as an operational and functional availability of the systems. These terms are a function of both the technical and human characteristics to maintain the systems in correct operational state. The result is based on a large amount data from operational organisations, the compulsory inspection of ventilation systems and momentary and continuous measurements made in HVAC-systems.

Myrefelt, S.

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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System Software Reliability, 1st edition  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Computer software reliability has never been so important. Computers are used in areas as diverse as air traffic control, nuclear reactors, real-time military, industrial process control, security system control, biometric scan-systems, automotive, mechanical ...

H. Pham

2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Reliability Assessment of SMART Reactor Protection System  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Component failure rates and integrated system reliability of the SMART reactor protection system were analyzed. The analysis tool of the study was the RELEX 7 computer program developed by Relex Software Corporation. The RELEX software is a PC based computer program which includes the part stress analysis models and the RBD analysis model to calculate component and system reliability. The component failure rate data for the study was selected from the MIL-HDBK-217F. (authors)

Won Young, Yun; Choong Heui, Jeong [Korea Institute of Nuclear Safety, P. O. Box 114, Yusong Post Office, Daejeon (Korea, Republic of); Seong Hun, Kim; Sang Yong, Lee [Sam Chang Enterprise Co. LTD, 974-1, Goyen-ri, Woongchon-myon, Ulju-gun, Ulsan (Korea, Republic of)

2006-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

E-Print Network (OSTI)

and Energy Reliability, Distribution System IntegrationEnergy Reliability, Renewable and Distributed Systems Integration

Marnay, Chris

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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RXSim: Exploring Reliability of Exascale Systems through Simulations  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Exascale computers are predicted to emerge by the end of this decade with millions of nodes and billions of concurrent cores/threads. One of the most critical challenges for exascale computing is how to effectively and efficiently maintain the system reliability. Checkpointing is the state-of-theart technique for high-end computing system reliability that has proved to work well for current petascale scales. This paper investigates the suitability of checkpointing mechanism for exascale computers, across both parallel filesystems and distributed filesystems. We built a model to emulate exascale systems, and developed a simulator, RXSim, to study its reliability and efficiency. Experiments show that the overall system efficiency and availability would go towards zero as system scales approach exascale with checkpointing mechanism on parallel filesystems. However, the simulations suggest that a distributed filesystem with local persistent storage would offer excellent scalability and aggregate bandwidth, enabling efficient checkpointing at exascale. 1.

Dongfang Zhao; Da Zhang; Ke Wang; Ioan Raicu

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Reliability Results of NERSC Systems  

SciTech Connect

In order to address the needs of future scientific applications for storing and accessing large amounts of data in an efficient way, one needs to understand the limitations of current technologies and how they may cause systeminstability or unavailability. A number of factors can impact system availability ranging from facility-wide power outage to a single point of failure such as network switches or global file systems. In addition, individual component failure in a system can degrade the performance of that system. This paper focuses on analyzing both of these factors and their impacts on the computational and storage systems at NERSC. Component failure data presented in this report primarily focuses on disk drive in on of the computational system and tape drive failure in HPSS. NERSC collected available component failure data and system-wide outages for its computational and storage systems over a six-year period and made them available to the HPC community through the Petascale Data Storage Institute.

Petascale Data Storage Institute (PDSI); Mokhtarani, Akbar; Mokhtarani, Akbar; Kramer, William; Hick, Jason

2008-05-27T23:59:59.000Z

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A hierarchical reliability-driven scheduling algorithm in grid systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In a Grid computing system, many distributed scientific and engineering applications often require multi-institutional collaboration, large-scale resource sharing, wide-area communication, etc. Applications executing in such systems inevitably encounter ... Keywords: Application, Grid computing, Hierarchical, Reliability, Scheduling algorithm

Xiaoyong Tang; Kenli Li; Meikang Qiu; Edwin H. -M. Sha

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Demand Response For Power System Reliability: FAQ  

SciTech Connect

Demand response is the most underutilized power system reliability resource in North America. Technological advances now make it possible to tap this resource to both reduce costs and improve. Misconceptions concerning response capabilities tend to force loads to provide responses that they are less able to provide and often prohibit them from providing the most valuable reliability services. Fortunately this is beginning to change with some ISOs making more extensive use of load response. This report is structured as a series of short questions and answers that address load response capabilities and power system reliability needs. Its objective is to further the use of responsive load as a bulk power system reliability resource in providing the fastest and most valuable ancillary services.

Kirby, Brendan J [ORNL

2006-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

58

Distributed Energy Resources for Carbon Emissions Mitigation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

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

Firestone, Ryan; Marnay, Chris

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

59

Reliability by design in distributed power transmission networks  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The system operator of a large power transmission network must ensure that power is delivered whenever there is demand in order to maintain highly reliable electric service. To fulfill this mandate, the system operator must procure reserve capacity to ... Keywords: Inventory theory, Networks, Optimization, Power transmission

Mike Chen; In-Koo Cho; Sean P. Meyn

2006-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

60

Reliable water supply system design under uncertainty  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Given the natural variability and uncertainties in long-term predictions, reliability is a critical design factor for water supply systems. However, the large scale of the problem and the correlated nature of the involved uncertainties result in models ... Keywords: Data uncertainty, Robust optimization, Spatially correlated data, Water supply system

G. Chung; K. Lansey; G. Bayraksan

2009-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Load Control for System Reliability and Measurement-Based Stability...  

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

Load Control for System Reliability and Measurement-Based Stability Assessment Load Control for System Reliability and Measurement-Based Stability Assessment Research and develop...

62

Cyber Effects Analysis Using VCSE Promoting Control System Reliability...  

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

Cyber Effects Analysis Using VCSE Promoting Control System Reliability Cyber Effects Analysis Using VCSE Promoting Control System Reliability This report describes the Virtual...

63

Mixture representations for the reliability of consecutive-k systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper, we obtain representations for the reliability of consecutive type systems as a mixture of the reliability of order statistics whenever the systems consist of exchangeable components. The representations enable us to compute the reliability ... Keywords: Consecutive k-out-of- n system, Consecutive k-within-m-out-of-n system, Maximal signature, Minimal signature, Order statistics, System reliability, System signature

Serkan Ery?Lmaz

2010-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

64

Reliability Improvements from the Application of Distribution Automation Technologies - Initial Results  

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

U.S. Department of Energy | December 2012 Table of Contents Executive Summary ................................................................................................................. ii 1. Introduction ..................................................................................................................... 1 1.1 Purpose and Scope ....................................................................................................... 1 1.2 Background on Electric Distribution Reliability ............................................................ 2 1.3 Organization of this Report .......................................................................................... 3 2. Overview of Systems, Devices, and Expected Benefits...................................................... 4

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Is "Spike" a Reliable Feature in Porb Distribution of AM HER Stars?  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Orbital periods in AM Her stars (polars) are synchronized with spin periods of white dwarf by its high magnetic field. Since the last study of Porb distribution of these systems, the number of known objects of such type has more than doubled. This challenged us to compile a new updated catalogue of cataclysmic variables with highly magnetic white dwarfs (polars) and to study their Porb distribution. In this paper we also discus if "spike" is reliable feature in the distribution. ("Spike" is a concentration of polars in the distribution of their orbital periods near Porb = 114 min and was previously discussed by Ritter & Kolb (1992) and Shahbaz & Wood (1996).)

Golovin, Alex; Pavlenko, Elena

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

66

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

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

67

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

68

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

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Energy Reliability, Renewable and Distributed Systems IntegrationEnergy Reliability’s Renewable and Distributed Systems Integration

Stadler, Michael

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

69

Multi-Area Power System Reliability and Production Costing  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Multi-area power system operation can reduce costs without jeopardizing service reliability, but the interconnection of systems requires new means for estimating costs and reliability. This report describes methods for evaluating production costs and power system reliability in multi-area power systems.

1990-08-28T23:59:59.000Z

70

Wind Farm Diversification and Its Impact on Power System Reliability  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

As wind exploitation gains prominence in the power industry, the extensive use of this intermittent source of power may heavily rely on our ability to select the best combination of wind farming sites that yields maximal reliability of power systems at minimal cost. This research proposes a general method to minimize the wind park global power output variance by optimally distributing a predetermined number of wind turbines over a preselected number of potential wind farming sites for which the wind patterns are statistically known. The objective is to demonstrate the benefits of diversification for the reliability of wind-sustained systems through the search for steadier overall power outputs. Three years of wind data from the recent NREL/3TIER study in the western US provides the statistics for evaluating each site for their mean power output, variance and correlation with each other so that the best allocations can be determined. Some traditional reliability indices such as the LOLP are computed by using sequential Monte Carlo simulations to emulate the behavior of a power system uniquely composed of wind turbines and a load modeled from the 1996 IEEE RTS. It is shown that configurations featuring minimal global power output variances generally prove the most reliable for moderate load cases, provided the sites are not significantly correlated with the modeled load. Under these conditions, the choice of uncorrelated/negatively correlated sites is favored. The correlations between the optimized global wind power outputs and the modeled load are studied as well.

Degeilh, Yannick

2009-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

71

Using expert systems components to enhance reliability analysis tools  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper we discuss the use of expert system components to enhance reliability analysis software tools. The discussion focuses on two expert systems built to enhance STAR and SUPER, reliability analysis tools developed at AT&T Bell Laboratories. ...

William B. Frakes; D. H. Myers

1988-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

72

Exploring reliability of exascale systems through simulations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Exascale computers are predicted to emerge by the end of this decade with millions of nodes and billions of concurrent cores/threads. One of the most critical challenges for exascale computing is how to effectively and efficiently maintain the system ... Keywords: checkpointing, distributed filesystems, exascale computing, fault tolerance, parallel filesystems

Dongfang Zhao, Da Zhang, Ke Wang, Ioan Raicu

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

73

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

74

Reliability analysis of containment isolation systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report summarizes the results of the Reliability Analysis of Containment Isolation System Project. Work was performed in five basic areas: design review, operating experience review, related research review, generic analysis and plant specific analysis. Licensee Event Reports (LERs) and Integrated Leak Rate Test (ILRT) reports provided the major sources of containment performance information used in this study. Data extracted from LERs were assembled into a computer data base. Qualitative and quantitative information developed for containment performance under normal operating conditions and design basis accidents indicate that there is room for improvement. A rough estimate of overall containment unavailability for relatively small leaks which violate plant technical specifications is 0.3. An estimate of containment unavailability due to large leakage events is in the range of 0.001 to 0.01. These estimates are dependent on several assumptions (particularly on event duration times) which are documented in the report.

Pelto, P.J.; Ames, K.R.; Gallucci, R.H.

1985-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

75

RELIABILITY PLANNING IN DISTRIBUTED ELECTRIC ENERGY SYSTEMS  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

what might be called a "baseload excess." peak demand. Thehuge amount of excess baseload capacity would be necessary.

Kahn, E.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

76

RELIABILITY PLANNING IN DISTRIBUTED ELECTRIC ENERGY SYSTEMS  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Cogeneration Geothermal Hydro Wind Energy (10 12 Btu) (l09Geothermal Hydro Central Station Energy (1012 Btu ) kWh)hydro is represented by its turbine capacity and energy An

Kahn, E.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

77

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

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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

79

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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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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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

82

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

83

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

84

Robustness and Reliability of Grid Systems Under Volatile ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... impact reliability and robustness in large-scale, standards-based grid computing systems. These methods measure the ability of grids to provide ...

85

Distributed Energy Resources, Power Quality and Reliability - Background  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Power quality [PQ] and power reliability [PR] gained importance in the industrialized world as the pace of installation of sensitive appliances and other electrical loads by utility customers accelerated, beginning in the mid 1980s. Utility-grid-connected customers rapidly discovered that this equipment was increasingly sensitive to various abnormalities in the electricity supply.

Schienbein, Lawrence A.; DeSteese, John G.

2002-01-31T23:59:59.000Z

86

Load Response Fundamentally Matches Power System Reliability Requirements  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Responsive load is the most underutilized reliability resource available to the power system. Loads are frequently barred from providing the highest value and most critical reliability services; regulation and spinning reserve. Advances in communications and control technology now make it possible for some loads to provide both of these services. The limited storage incorporated in some loads better matches their response capabilities to the fast reliability-service markets than to the hourly energy markets. Responsive loads are frequently significantly faster and more accurate than generators, increasing power system reliability. Incorporating fast load response into microgrids further extends the reliability response capabilities that can be offered to the interconnected power system. The paper discusses the desired reliability responses, why this matches some loads' capabilities, what the advantages are for the power system, implications for communications and monitoring requirements, and how this resource can be exploited.

Kirby, Brendan J [ORNL

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

87

Impact of Distributed Energy Resources on the Reliability of a Critical Telecommunications Facility  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Telecommunications has been identified by the Department of Homeland Security as a critical infrastructure to the United States. Failures in the power systems supporting major telecommunications service nodes are a main contributor to major telecommunications outages, as documented by analyses of Federal Communications Commission (FCC) outage reports by the National Reliability Steering Committee (under auspices of the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions). There are two major issues that are having increasing impact on the sensitivity of the power distribution to telecommunication facilities: deregulation of the power industry, and changing weather patterns. A logical approach to improve the robustness of telecommunication facilities would be to increase the depth and breadth of technologies available to restore power in the face of power outages. Distributed energy resources such as fuel cells and gas turbines could provide one more onsite electric power source to provide backup power, if batteries and diesel generators fail. But does the diversity in power sources actually increase the reliability of offered power to the office equipment, or does the complexity of installing and managing the extended power system induce more potential faults and higher failure rates? This report analyzes a system involving a telecommunications facility consisting of two switch-bays and a satellite reception system.

Robinson, D.; Atcitty, C.; Zuffranieri, J.; Arent, D.

2006-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

88

The ATLAS Distributed Analysis System  

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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

89

T&D System Design and Construction for Enhanced Reliability and Power Quality  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Transmission and Distribution (TD) design and construction standards and practices can impact the quality of power supplied to end users. Standards engineers lack clear guidelines on how to optimize the power quality performance of electrical systems. Traditional design and construction standards/practices are based on optimizing cost with system reliability. However, in some cases, improvement in service reliability could come at the expense of service quality. This project combines prior research from ...

2006-03-16T23:59:59.000Z

90

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

91

Avoiding Distribution System Upgrade Costs Using Distributed Generation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

92

Framework for Stochastic Reliability of Bulk Power System  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Value-based reliability assessment is a useful aid to effective decision making about short- and long-term transmission planning and operation. This report describes efforts to develop additional functionality in EPRI's Transmission Reliability Evaluation for Large Scale Systems (TRELSS) program.

1998-03-26T23:59:59.000Z

93

Estimation of the reliability of space nuclear power systems by probabilistic risk assessment techniques  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A successful space mission depends on the reliable operation of the spacecraft's electrical power system. For payloads requiring high power levels, various designs of space nuclear power systems (SNPS) are available. Designers have conducted limited spacecraft component reliability analysis and full-scale testing of SNPS is impractical. Therefore, a properly-designed reliability analysis, systematically applied, may provide an effective means for making judgments about the relative reliability of competing SNPSS. This work examines the applicability of probabilistic risk assessment (PRA) techniques for estimating SNPS reliability from design studies. The nuclear electric power industry has used PRA techniques to accurately analyze the reliability of complex systems. However, these PRA techniques for nuclear power plants require modifications for SNPS reliability assessment. This study validates these modified PRA techniques by examining the reliability of the SP-I 00 and the Small Ex-core Heat Pipe Thermionic Reactor (SEHPTR). The present analysis focuses on the SNPS failure to produce nominal electrical power. Typical events threatening the reliability of the SNPS will consist of hardware failures, external events, and command errors or software deficiencies. This work involves the following systematic steps for each SNPS: e System familiarization łPerformance of a "failure modes and effects analysis" to deten-nine how the failures of components might cause a system failure łConstruction of system and component fault trees łReliability data estimationłFault tree quantification (using CAFTA'O and UNCERT'O) 'Me reliability data estimation relies on occurrence probabilities for each component failure mode. Various methods for estimating failure rates from existing reliability databases or from engineering approximations were investigated. This work employs the Monte Carlo sampling technique to associate numerical uncertainty levels with the quantitative reliability estimates produced for each SNPS. The quantitative results estimate the reliability of the systems studied as 0.9494 for the SP-100 and 0.9453 for the SEHPTR. The associated error factor is approximately 2.0, corresponding to the system modeling and reliability data uncertainties. Importance measures and sensitivity analyses indicate that the fuel damage, sensor, electrical component, mechanical component, drive, and power conditioning, control, and distribution subsystem failures can be critical to the system's reliability.

Gutner, Sophie Isabelle

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

94

Computer system reliability and nuclear war  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Given the devastating consequences of nuclear war, it is appropriate to look at current and planned uses of computers in nuclear weapons command and control systems, and to examine whether these systems can fulfill their intended roles.

Alan Borning

1987-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

95

Reliable Thermodynamic Descriptions for Multicomponent Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Materials Genomics Past & Future: From CALPHAD to Flight · Microstructure Stability of Multi-Materials Systems with Adaptive Microstructures · Modeling of ...

96

Composite System based Multi-Area Reliability Evaluation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Currently, major power systems almost invariably operate under interconnected conditions to transfer power in a stable and reliable manner. Multi-area reliability evaluation has thus become an invaluable tool in the planning and operation of such systems. Multi - area reliability evaluation is typically done by considering equivalent tie lines between different areas in an integrated power system. It gives approximate results for the reliability indices of a power system as it models each of the areas as a single node to which are connected the entire area generation and loads. The intratransmission lines are only indirectly modeled during the calculation of equivalent tie lines' capacities. This method is very widely used in the power industry, but the influence of the various approximations and assumptions, which are incorporated in this method, on reliability calculations has not been explored. The objective of the research work presented in this thesis is the development of a new method called Composite system based multi - area reliability model, which does multi - area reliability evaluation considering the whole composite system. It models the transmission system in detail and also takes into account the loss sharing policy within an area and no - load loss sharing policy among the areas. The proposed method is applied to standard IEEE 24 bus Reliability Test System (RTS) and the traditional equivalent tie-line method is applied to the multi-area configuration of the same test system. The results obtained by both the methods are analyzed and compared. It is found that the traditional model, although having some advantages, may not give accurate results.

Nagarajan, Ramya

2009-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

97

The Effect of Distributed Generation on Distribution System Reliability.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??Electricity produced and delivered to customers constitutes one of the largest consumer markets in the world. As a nation we have become so dependent that… (more)

Sabir, Nura Nubee

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

98

Software reliability and safety in nuclear reactor protection systems  

SciTech Connect

Planning the development, use and regulation of computer systems in nuclear reactor protection systems in such a way as to enhance reliability and safety is a complex issue. This report is one of a series of reports from the Computer Safety and Reliability Group, Lawrence Livermore that investigates different aspects of computer software in reactor National Laboratory, that investigates different aspects of computer software in reactor protection systems. There are two central themes in the report, First, software considerations cannot be fully understood in isolation from computer hardware and application considerations. Second, the process of engineering reliability and safety into a computer system requires activities to be carried out throughout the software life cycle. The report discusses the many activities that can be carried out during the software life cycle to improve the safety and reliability of the resulting product. The viewpoint is primarily that of the assessor, or auditor.

Lawrence, J.D. [Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (United States)

1993-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

99

Reliability assessment of autonomous power systems incorporating HVDC interconnection links  

SciTech Connect

The objective of this paper is to present an improved computational method for the overall reliability assessment of autonomous power systems that may or may not contain HVdc interconnection links. This is a hybrid method based on a Monte-Carlo simulation sequential approach which incorporates an analytical approach for the reliability modeling of the HVdc transmission links. The developed models and techniques have been implemented into a computer program that can be used to simulate the operational practices and characteristics of the overall system under study efficiently and realistically. A set of reliability indices are calculated for each load-point of interest and the entire system while a set of additional indices is calculated for quantifying the reliability performance of the interconnection links under the specified operating requirements. The analysis of a practical system is also included for a number of studies representing its various operating and design characteristics.

Dialynas, E.N.; Koskolos, N.C. [National Technical Univ., Athens (Greece). Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering; Agoris, D. [Public Power Corp., Athens (Greece)

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Estimation of system reliability using a semiparametric model  

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An important problem in reliability engineering is to predict the failure rate, that is, the frequency with which an engineered system or component fails. This paper presents a new method of estimating failure rate using ...

Wu, Leon

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Impact of Distributed Energy Resources on the Reliability of Critical Telecommunications Facilities: Preprint  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This paper documents a probabilistic risk assessment of existing and alternative power supply systems at a large telecommunications office. The analysis characterizes the increase in the reliability of power supply through the use of two alternative power configurations. Failures in the power systems supporting major telecommunications service nodes are a main contributor to significant telecommunications outages. A logical approach to improving the robustness of telecommunication facilities is to increase the depth and breadth of technologies available to restore power during power outages. Distributed energy resources such as fuel cells and gas turbines could provide additional on-site electric power sources to provide backup power, if batteries and diesel generators fail. The analysis is based on a hierarchical Bayesian approach and focuses on the failure probability associated with each of three possible facility configurations, along with assessment of the uncertainty or confidence level in the probability of failure. A risk-based characterization of final best configuration is presented.

Robinson, D. G.; Arent, D. J.; Johnson, L.

2006-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

102

Keeping the lights on [power system reliability  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Of all the energy conversion processes in existence, the US electric power system is the largest and most complex. Unlike industries such as communications and transportation, where a demand in excess of supply produces a “busy signal” ...

J. D. Mountford; R. R. Austria

1999-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Transmission System Reliability Performance Metrics Requirements  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Transmission availability has become the significant indicator of overall transmission system operational health, due to increased utilization of the transmission system, growth of deregulated energy wholesale markets, and decreased investment in new transmission assets. Availability trends reflect the increasing dependence upon transmission assets from a technical and market perspective. Presently availability metrics lack comparability due to the non-standardization of underlying data collection method...

2003-12-12T23:59:59.000Z

104

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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Cyber Effects Analysis Using VCSE Promoting Control System Reliability |  

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

Cyber Effects Analysis Using VCSE Promoting Control System Cyber Effects Analysis Using VCSE Promoting Control System Reliability Cyber Effects Analysis Using VCSE Promoting Control System Reliability This report describes the Virtual Control System Environment (VCSE) technology- developed at Sandia National Laboratories-to investigate Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition (SCADA) vulnerabilities associated with energy systems; and it describes a set of experiments with findings from using that environment. The report explains how VCSE can be used to analyze and develop an understanding of cyber attacks. Specific analyses in this report focus on unencrypted, unsecured data channels on Internet protocol (IP)-routed computer networks within electric power systems. Cyber Effects Analysis Using VCSE Promoting Control System Reliability

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Joint DOE/industry photovoltaic system reliability program  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

To achieve the lowest life-cycle cost (LCC), photovoltaic (PV) systems must have the optimum mix of low first cost, low operation and maintenance (O&M) cost, and high availability. Additionally, the long-term health of the photovoltaic (PV) industry requires that PV systems work as expected. Although PV modules now enjoy high reliability due to a significant multi-year effort by both the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and industry, the same is not always true of PV systems. Even for systems that do operate reliably, customers, suppliers, and manufacturers can benefit from knowing what O&M expenses to expect. This knowledge will reduce technology risk to the customer and improve likelihood of commitment to PV projects. System integrators and utilities may benefit from O&M cost information to improve system designs, to properly price service agreements and warranties, and to optimize maintenance strategies. The DOE and component manufacturers may benefit from identifying cost drivers to optimally focus research and quality assurance resources to improve product reliability. This paper discusses the first of five tasks identified for this project, quantifying system reliability and life cycle cost by collecting, analyzing and reporting data on PV system reliability and cost. Industry participants collect the necessary O&M data on systems they are monitoring. Sandia provides support in the form of assistance identifying data that needs to be collected, helping develop forms or databases to collect the data, and analyzing the data.

Maish, A.B.; Atcitty, C. [Sandia National Labs., NM (United States); Hester, S. [Utility Photo Voltaic Group, Washington, DC (United States)] [and others

1997-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

107

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

108

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

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An Overview of the Reliability and Availability Data System (RADS)  

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The Reliability and Availability Data System (RADS) is a database and analysis code, developed by the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL) for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (USNRC). The code is designed to estimate industry and plant-specific reliability and availability parameters for selected components in risk-important systems and initiating events for use in risk-informed applications. The RADS tool contains data and information based on actual operating experience from U.S. commercial nuclear power plants. The data contained in RADS is kept up-to-date by loading the most current quarter's Equipment Performance and Information Exchange (EPIX) data and by yearly lods of initiating event data from licensee event reports (LERS). The reliability parameters estimated by RADS are (1) probability of failure on demand, (2) failure rate during operation (used to calculate failure to run probability) and (3) time trends in reliability parameters.

T. E. Wierman; K. J. Kvarfordt; S. A. Eide; D. M. Rasmuson

2005-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

110

Case Study on Assessment of Achieving Increased Reliability with Distributed Energy Resources: Consolidated Edison  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Consolidated Edison (Con Edison) and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) undertook an investigation of whether distributed energy resources, including distributed generation, storage and demand response load reductions, could help achieve greater reliability for a network served by a specific substation in New York City. The project was a first-level screening to determine the feasibility, costs, and benefits of using distributed energy resources as an alternative to conventional ...

2012-10-31T23:59:59.000Z

111

Reliability, Availability and Maintainability Considerations for Gas Turbine Cogeneration Systems  

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The success of a cogeneration system depends upon the system being available, i.e. operating and meeting its demands under expected environmental conditions. A high availability in turn, depends on both Reliability (indicating how often the system fails), and Maintainability (indicating how fast it can be returned to a satisfactory operating state). A low availability will adversely effect important economic criteria for the project such as Discounted Cash Flow and Payback. This paper provides a structure by which these important parameters can be addressed at the design evaluation stage. The paper discusses reliability methods and practical aspects such as installation and operation considerations, including air filtration, fuel conditioning and compressor washing.

Meher-Homji, C. B.; Focke, A. B.

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Integration of renewable energy sources: reliability-constrained power system planning and operations using computational intelligence  

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Renewable sources of energy such as wind turbine generators and solar panels have attracted much attention because they are environmentally friendly, do not consume fossil fuels, and can enhance a nation’s energy security. As a result, recently more significant amounts of renewable energy are being integrated into conventional power grids. The research reported in this dissertation primarily investigates the reliability-constrained planning and operations of electric power systems including renewable sources of energy by accounting for uncertainty. The major sources of uncertainty in these systems include equipment failures and stochastic variations in time-dependent power sources. Different energy sources have different characteristics in terms of cost, power dispatchability, and environmental impact. For instance, the intermittency of some renewable energy sources may compromise the system reliability when they are integrated into the traditional power grids. Thus, multiple issues should be considered in grid interconnection, including system cost, reliability, and pollutant emissions. Furthermore, due to the high complexity and high nonlinearity of such non-traditional power systems with multiple energy sources, computational intelligence based optimization methods are used to resolve several important and challenging problems in their operations and planning. Meanwhile, probabilistic methods are used for reliability evaluation in these reliability-constrained planning and design. The major problems studied in the dissertation include reliability evaluation of power systems with time-dependent energy sources, multi-objective design of hybrid generation systems, risk and cost tradeoff in economic dispatch with wind power penetration, optimal placement of distributed generators and protective devices in power distribution systems, and reliability-based estimation of wind power capacity credit. These case studies have demonstrated the viability and effectiveness of computational intelligence based methods in dealing with a set of important problems in this research arena.

Wang, Lingfeng

2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

113

Reliability in future electricity mixes: the question of distributed and renewables sources  

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systems, with the development of distributed energy sources and the emergence of the smartgrid, thus encouraging the development of microgrids and smartgrids. With the development of distributed

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

114

Fourteenth Service Water System Reliability Improvement Seminar Proceedings  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report contains information presented at the Fourteenth Service Water System Reliability Improvement (SWSRI) Seminar held June 24-25, 2002, in San Diego, California. The bi-annual seminar -- sponsored by EPRI -- provided an opportunity for participants to exchange technical information and experiences regarding the monitoring, repair, and replacement of service water system components.

2002-07-24T23:59:59.000Z

115

Reliability of Rechargeable Batteries in a Photovoltaic Power Supply System  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

We investigate the reliability If a rechargeable battery acting as the energy storage component in a photovoltaic power supply system. A model system was constructed for this that includes the solar resource, the photovoltaic power supp Iy system, the rechargeable battery and a load. The solar resource and the system load are modeled as SI ochastic processes. The photovoltaic system and the rechargeable battery are modeled deterministically, imd an artificial neural network is incorporated into the model of the rechargeable battery to simulate dartage that occurs during deep discharge cycles. The equations governing system behavior are solved simultaneously in the Monte Carlo framework and a fwst passage problem is solved to assess system reliability.

Barney, P.; Jungst, R.G., Ingersoll, D.; O'Gorman, C.; Paez, T.L.; Urbina, A.

1998-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

116

Reliability analysis for LEB ring magnet power system in SSC  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The LEB ring magnet power system contains six subsystems, supervisory control, power supplies, regulation, DC bus, resonant cells, and fault sensing network. The system availability of the total LEB RMPS is required to be 0.999. The work in this paper is to allocate the overall LEB RMPS reliability requirement into reliability requirements for each of the subsystems and lower-tier items. The Feasibility-of-Objective technique combining with engineering experience is the key for the allocation. MIL-HDBK-217F is used to derate SCR components. 7 refs., 5 figs.

Smedley, K.

1991-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

117

Gossiping in distributed systems  

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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

118

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

119

Assessing reliability of substation spare current transformer system  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper relates a case study involving Current Transformers (CTs) from the electrical system of the Companhia Hidro Elétrica do Săo Francisco (CHESF) in order to estimate the optimum number of spare. Two models have been considered in this ... Keywords: Monte Carlo simulation, current transformers, reliability assessment

Cristiano G. de Melo; Renata Maria Cardoso R. de Souza; Liliane R. B. Salgado

2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

120

Integrating reliability analysis and diagnostics for complex technical systems  

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ignored or repeated by engineers creating diagnostics. The current paper explains the basic concepts (with the consequence that a device would be powered when it should not be). 3. Failure. For a complexIntegrating reliability analysis and diagnostics for complex technical systems N A Snooke and C J

Snooke, Neal

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Security-Constrained Adequacy Evaluation of Bulk Power System Reliability  

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Security-Constrained Adequacy Evaluation of Bulk Power System Reliability Fang Yang, Student Member. Stefopoulos, Student Member, IEEE Abstract -- A framework of security-constrained adequacy evaluation (SCAE electric load while satisfying security constraints. It encompasses three main steps: (a) critical

122

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

123

Correlating Power Quality Indices with System Reliability Indices  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Energy companies can use better knowledge about existing power quality to target maintenance efforts, to establish a baseline for offering premium power services, and to use as a selling tool to sell sites with high power quality. Unfortunately, most energy companies do not have widespread, long-term records of power quality needed to provide this information. But energy companies often have good historical records of reliability indices for all circuits on their system (System Average Interruption Frequ...

2005-03-30T23:59:59.000Z

124

Impact of distributed energy resources on the reliability of a critical telecommunications facility.  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report documents a probabilistic risk assessment of an existing power supply system at a large telecommunications office. The focus is on characterizing the increase in the reliability of power supply through the use of two alternative power configurations. Telecommunications has been identified by the Department of Homeland Security as a critical infrastructure to the United States. Failures in the power systems supporting major telecommunications service nodes are a main contributor to major telecommunications outages. A logical approach to improve the robustness of telecommunication facilities would be to increase the depth and breadth of technologies available to restore power in the face of power outages. Distributed energy resources such as fuel cells and gas turbines could provide one more onsite electric power source to provide backup power, if batteries and diesel generators fail. The analysis is based on a hierarchical Bayesian approach and focuses on the failure probability associated with each of three possible facility configurations, along with assessment of the uncertainty or confidence level in the probability of failure. A risk-based characterization of final best configuration is presented.

Robinson, David; Zuffranieri, Jason V.; Atcitty, Christopher B.; Arent, Douglas (National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO)

2006-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

125

Automated Fault Location In Smart Distribution Systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

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

126

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

127

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

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Emergency reconfiguration and distribution system planning under the Single-Contingency Policy  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Emergency reconfiguration can improve distribution systems' reliability by enabling load transfer among substations. Previous studies, although present its operation strategies, seldom explore emergency reconfiguration's ...

Wang, J.

129

Reliability-based Design of Offshore Mooring Systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This study proposes new methods for the reliability-based design of structural systems, with emphasis on offshore mooring systems. After a brief introduction to the mooring systems, two main objectives are discussed in this dissertation. The first objective is the calculation of the probability of failure of a structural system, which is an important input for a reliability-based design or any quantitative risk assessment. Two different methods are proposed for calculation of the probability of failure: a method based on the Monte Carlo simulations and a method based on the basic rules of probability, which is called the Progressive Reliability Method (PRM). Both methods are flexible to the definition of system failure. For example, the probability of a serviceability or ultimate-strength failure can be assessed using any of the two methods. It is shown that the two methods produce similar results, but PRM is preferred because it is exact and usually faster to implement. The second main objective in this dissertation is to develop a method for the optimization of the design of a structural system, given a target probability of failure. In this method, using the structural analysis of a preliminary design, the ratio of the optimal to the preliminary mean capacity of each component, which is called the Optimality Factor, is determined. Two design strategies are considered. First, an optimal design is intended to achieve the maximum system integrity. System integrity is defined as the balanced contribution of system components to its reliability. To quantify the system integrity, the Integrity Index is defined, and its calculation for various systems is discussed. Second, a designated failure scenario is considered, where some components serve as a fuse to protect some other components. This design strategy is especially applicable to mooring systems with drag anchor foundations because normally, if a drag anchor is pulled out from the seabed, it can cause significant damages to nearby subsea facilities. Using the rules of probability, a method is then developed to calculate the optimality factor of each component.

Mousavi, Mir Emad

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

130

Thermal distribution systems in commercial buildings  

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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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Reliability calculations for complex systems; Tillförlitlighetsberäkningar för komplexa system.  

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?? Functionality for efficient computation of properties of system lifetimes was developed, based on the Mathematica framework. The model of these systems consists of a… (more)

Lenz, Malte

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

132

Unified system level reliability evaluation methodology for multiprocessor Systems-on-Chip  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Reliability is a growing fundamental challenge in the design of multiprocessor Systems-on-Chip (MPSoCs). This trend is accelerated by the increasingly adverse process variations and wearout mechanisms that result in an increased number of errors. Previously ... Keywords: lifetime,multiprocessor system-on-chip,network-on-chip,reliability

Alexandre Yasuo Yamamoto; Cristinel Ababei

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

133

Advanced Sensor Technology Applications for Smart Distribution Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

134

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

135

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

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??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

136

A reliability and availability sensitivity study of a large photovoltaic system.  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A reliability and availability model has been developed for a portion of the 4.6 megawatt (MWdc) photovoltaic system operated by Tucson Electric Power (TEP) at Springerville, Arizona using a commercially available software tool, GoldSim{trademark}. This reliability model has been populated with life distributions and repair distributions derived from data accumulated during five years of operation of this system. This reliability and availability model was incorporated into another model that simulated daily and seasonal solar irradiance and photovoltaic module performance. The resulting combined model allows prediction of kilowatt hour (kWh) energy output of the system based on availability of components of the system, solar irradiance, and module and inverter performance. This model was then used to study the sensitivity of energy output as a function of photovoltaic (PV) module degradation at different rates and the effect of location (solar irradiance). Plots of cumulative energy output versus time for a 30 year period are provided for each of these cases.

Stein, Joshua S.; Granata, Jennifer E.; Mundt, Michael Joseph; Miller, Steven P.; Quintana, Michael A.; Collins, Elmer W.; Sorensen, Neil Robert

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

137

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

138

High reliability virtual organizations: Co-adaptive technology and organizational structures in tsunami warning systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Highly reliable organizations (HROs) are those organizations, which by nature or design, cannot or must not fail; the consequences of failure in such systems are usually catastrophic. Systems that combine the characteristics of highly reliable operations ... Keywords: Organizational structures, communication, computer-human interaction, crisis management, disaster management, disaster response, high reliability organizations, technology, tsunami warning systems, virtual organizations

Martha Grabowski; Karlene Roberts

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

139

Generation reliability assessment in power pool market using MCS and intelligent systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Deregulation policy has caused some changes in the concepts of power systems reliability assessment and enhancement. In this paper, generation reliability is considered, and a method for its assessment using intelligent systems is proposed. Also, because ... Keywords: generation reliability, intelligent systems, monte carlo simulation, power pool market

H. Haroonabadi; M.-R. Haghifam

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

140

Improving grid reliability through integration of distributed PV and energy storage  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Several emerging technologies, namely, high penetration grid-connected distributed photovoltaics (PV), energy storage, and smart grid have seen tremendous growth in recent years. Because of their interconnected nature, the deployed systems are fairly ...

Guohui Yuan

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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141

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

142

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

143

Measuring Advances in HVAC Distribution System Design  

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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

144

The Impact of Protection System Failures on Power System Reliability Evaluation  

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The reliability of protection systems has emerged as an important topic because protection failures have critical influence on the reliability of power systems. The goal of this research is to develop novel approaches for modeling and analysis of the impact of protection system failures on power system reliability. It is shown that repairable and non-repairable assumptions make a remarkable difference in reliability modeling. A typical all-digital protection system architecture is modeled and numerically analyzed. If an all-digital protection system is indeed repairable but is modeled in a non-repairable manner for analysis, the calculated values of reliability indices could be grossly pessimistic. The smart grid is emerging with the penetration of information-age technologies and the development of the Special Protection System (SPS) will be greatly influenced. A conceptual all-digital SPS architecture is proposed for the future smart grid. Calculation of important reliability indices by the network reduction method and the Markov modeling method is illustrated in detail. Two different Markov models are proposed for reliability evaluation of the 2-out-of-3 voting gates structure in a generation rejection scheme. If the model with consideration of both detectable and undetectable logic gate failures is used as a benchmark, the simple model which only considers detectable failures will significantly overestimate the reliability of the 2-out-of-3 voting gates structure. The two types of protection failures, undesired-tripping mode and fail-to-operate mode are discussed. A complete Markov model for current-carrying components is established and its simplified form is then derived. The simplified model can appropriately describe the overall reliability situation of individual components under the circumstances of complex interactions between components due to protection failures. New concepts of the self-down state and the induced-down state are introduced and utilized to build up the composite unit model. Finally, a two-layer Markov model for power systems with protection failures is proposed. It can quantify the impact of protection failures on power system reliability. Using the developed methodology, we can see that the assumption of perfectly reliable protection can introduce errors in reliability evaluation of power systems.

Jiang, Kai

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

145

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

146

Distributed Robust Power System State Estimation  

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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

147

Transmission Reliability Evaluation of Large Scale System (TRELSS) Software, Version 6.0  

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TRELSS, Version 6.0 has been upgraded recently. The TRELSS code simulates power transmission systems and allows the reliability of the modeled system to be accurately estimated. TRELSS computes reliability indices using a contingency enumeration approach, which involves selection and evaluation of contingencies, classification of each contingency according to specified failure criteria, and accumulation of reliability indices. Two methods of reliability assessment are used: the System Problem Approach (w...

2003-03-18T23:59:59.000Z

148

INVESTIGATING THE RELIABILITY OF CORONAL EMISSION MEASURE DISTRIBUTION DIAGNOSTICS USING THREE-DIMENSIONAL RADIATIVE MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMIC SIMULATIONS  

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Determining the temperature distribution of coronal plasmas can provide stringent constraints on coronal heating. Current observations with the Extreme ultraviolet Imaging Spectrograph (EIS) on board Hinode and the Atmospheric Imaging Assembly (AIA) on board the Solar Dynamics Observatory provide diagnostics of the emission measure distribution (EMD) of the coronal plasma. Here we test the reliability of temperature diagnostics using three-dimensional radiative MHD simulations. We produce synthetic observables from the models and apply the Monte Carlo Markov chain EMD diagnostic. By comparing the derived EMDs with the 'true' distributions from the model, we assess the limitations of the diagnostics as a function of the plasma parameters and the signal-to-noise ratio of the data. We find that EMDs derived from EIS synthetic data reproduce some general characteristics of the true distributions, but usually show differences from the true EMDs that are much larger than the estimated uncertainties suggest, especially when structures with significantly different density overlap along the line of sight. When using AIA synthetic data the derived EMDs reproduce the true EMDs much less accurately, especially for broad EMDs. The differences between the two instruments are due to the: (1) smaller number of constraints provided by AIA data and (2) broad temperature response function of the AIA channels which provide looser constraints to the temperature distribution. Our results suggest that EMDs derived from current observatories may often show significant discrepancies from the true EMDs, rendering their interpretation fraught with uncertainty. These inherent limitations to the method should be carefully considered when using these distributions to constrain coronal heating.

Testa, Paola [Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, 60 Garden Street, MS 58, Cambridge, MA 02138 (United States); De Pontieu, Bart; Martinez-Sykora, Juan [Lockheed Martin Solar and Astrophysics Laboratory, Org. A021S, Building 252, 3251 Hanover Street, Palo Alto, CA 94304 (United States); Hansteen, Viggo; Carlsson, Mats, E-mail: ptesta@cfa.harvard.edu [Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics, University of Oslo, P.O. Box 1029, Blindern, NO-0315 Oslo (Norway)

2012-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

149

Reliable before-fabrication forecasting of expected surface slope distributions for x-ray optics  

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Reliable before-fabrication forecasting of expected surfacefor highly reliable forecasting of the expected surfaceaccuracy of this type of forecasting by comparing the power

Yashchuk, Yekaterina V.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

150

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

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??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

151

Reliability of islanded microgrids with stochastic generation and prioritized load  

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

Marden, Mirjana Milosevic

152

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

153

CEBAF Distributed Data Acquisition System  

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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

154

Water Heaters and Hot Water Distribution Systems  

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

Lutz, Jim

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

155

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

156

NAS Battery Distributed Energy Storage System Best Practices  

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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

157

Reliability analysis of solar photovoltaic system using hourly mean solar radiation data  

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This paper presents the hourly mean solar radiation and standard deviation as inputs to simulate the solar radiation over a year. Monte Carlo simulation (MCS) technique is applied and MATLAB program is developed for reliability analysis of small isolated power system using solar photovoltaic (SPV). This paper is distributed in two parts. Firstly various solar radiation prediction methods along with hourly mean solar radiation (HMSR) method are compared. The comparison is carried on the basis of predicted electrical power generation with actual power generated by SPV system. Estimation of solar photovoltaic power using HMSR method is close to the actual power generated by SPV system. The deviation in monsoon months is due to the cloud cover. In later part of the paper various reliability indices are obtained by HMSR method using MCS technique. Load model used is IEEE-RTS. Reliability indices, additional load hours (ALH) and additional power (AP) reduces exponentially with increase in load indicates that a SPV source will offset maximum fuel when all of its generated energy is utilized. Fuel saving calculation is also investigated. Case studies are presented for Sagardeep Island in West Bengal state of India. (author)

Moharil, Ravindra M. [Department of Electrical Engineering, Yeshwantrao Chavan College of Engineering, Nagpur, Maharashtra (India); Kulkarni, Prakash S. [Department of Electrical Engineering, Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, South Ambazari Road, Nagpur 440011, Maharashtra (India)

2010-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

158

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

159

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...

160

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

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161

Distribution System Reliability Practices: Noteworthy Practices at American Electric Power  

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The Electric Power Research Institute's (EPRI's) members represent more than 90% of the electricity generated and delivered in the United States, and international participation extends to 40 countries. Participation by such a large cross section of the utility industry provides EPRI with a unique ability to reach out to and learn from a wide variety of utility companies. This level of exposure is a distinct advantage for this type of research, in which EPRI is documenting and sharing noteworthy practice...

2011-11-09T23:59:59.000Z

162

Distributed Energy Storage Systems: Deployments and Learnings  

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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

163

Development and methods for investigating and assuring the reliability of heat supply systems  

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The state of research on the application and development of reliability-theoretic techniques in the field of heat supply systems (HSS) is analyzed. The basic questions involved in calculation of HSS reliability are briefly characterized, the problem of optimal synthesis of an HSS is formulated with allowance for reliability requirements, the principal steps of the solution algorithm are considered.

Merenkov, A.P.; Sennova, E.V.

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

164

System reliability prediction model based on evidential reasoning algorithm with nonlinear optimization  

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In this paper, a novel reliability prediction technique based on the evidential reasoning (ER) algorithm is developed and applied to forecast reliability in turbocharger engine systems. The focus of this study is to examine the feasibility and validity ... Keywords: Evidential reasoning, Forecasting, Nonlinear optimization, Reliability

Chang-Hua Hu; Xiao-Sheng Si; Jian-Bo Yang

2010-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

165

INTEGRATING THE DESIGN AND RELIABILITY ASSESSMENT OF A HYBRID PV-THERMAL MICROCONCENTRATOR SYSTEM  

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INTEGRATING THE DESIGN AND RELIABILITY ASSESSMENT OF A HYBRID PV-THERMAL MICROCONCENTRATOR SYSTEM M that the materials from the power electronics industry are also reliable when used in a concentrator PV module and reliability testing have been integrated as concurrent processes, enabling the early optimisation

166

Enhanced Reliability of Photovoltaic Systems with Energy Storage and Controls  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report summarizes efforts to reconfigure loads during outages to allow individual customers the opportunity to enhance the reliability of their electric service through the management of their loads, photovoltaics, and energy storage devices.

Manz, D.; Schelenz, O.; Chandra, R.; Bose, S.; de Rooij, M.; Bebic, J.

2008-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

167

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"

168

Viability, Development, and Reliability Assessment of Coupled Coastal Forecasting Systems  

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Real-time wave forecasts are critical to a variety of coastal and offshore opera- tions. NOAA’s global wave forecasts, at present, do not extend into many coastal regions of interest. Even after more than two decades of the historical Exxon Valdez disaster, Cook Inlet (CI) and Prince William Sound (PWS) are regions that suffer from a lack of accurate wave forecast information. This dissertation develops high- resolution integrated wave forecasting schemes for these regions in order to meet the critical requirements associated with shipping, commercial and sport fishing vessel safety, and oil spill response. This dissertation also performs a detailed qualitative and quantitative assessment of the impact of various forcing functions on wave pre- dictions, and develops maps showing extreme variations in significant wave heights (SWHs). For instance, it is found that the SWH could vary by as much as 1 m in the northern CI region in the presence of currents (hence justifying the need for integration of the wave model with a circulation model). Such maps can be useful for several engineering operations, and could also serve as guidance tool as to what can be expected in certain regions. Aside from the system development, the issue of forecast reliability is also addressed for PWS region in the context of the associated uncertainty which confronts the manager of engineering operations or other planners. For this purpose, high-resolution 36-h daily forecasts of SWHs are compared with measurements from buoys and satellites for about a year. The results show that 70% of the peak SWHs in the range 5-8 m were predicted with an accuracy of 15% or less for a forecast lead time of 9 h. On average, results indicate 70% or greater likelihood of the prediction falling within a tolerance of ±(1*RMSE) for all lead times. This analysis could not be performed for CI due to lack of data sources.

Singhal, Gaurav

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

169

Preliminary reliability allocation and estimation, Brayton Isotope Power System. Report 76-311851  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A summary of the Brayton Isotope Power System (BIPS) from the standpoint of its potential for long and reliable operation is presented in tabular form.

Miller, L.G.

1976-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

170

P.: Quick simulation methods for estimating the unreliability of regenerative models of large highly reliable systems  

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We investigate fast simulation techniques for estimating the unreliability in large Markovian models of highly reliable systems for which analytical0numerical techniques are difficult to apply+ We first show mathematically that for “small ” time horizons, the relative simulation error, when using the importance sampling techniques of failure biasing and forcing, remains bounded as component failure rates tend to zero+ This is in contrast to naive simulation where the relative error tends to infinity+ For “large ” time horizons where these techniques are not efficient, we use the approach of first bounding the unreliability in terms of regenerative-cycle-based measures and then estimating the regenerative-cycle-based measures using importance sampling; the latter can be done very efficiently+ We first use bounds developed in the literature for the asymptotic distribution of the time to hitting a rare set in regenerative systems+ However, these bounds are “close ” to the unreliability only for a certain range of time horizons+ We develop new bounds that make use of the special structure of the systems that we consider and are “close ” to the unreliability for a much wider range of time horizons+ These techniques extend to non-Markovian, highly reliable systems as long as the regenerative structure is preserved+ © 2004 Cambridge University Press 0269-9648004 $16+00 339340 M. K. Nakayama and P. Shahabuddin 1.

Marvin K. Nakayama; Perwez Shahabuddin

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

171

Reliability analysis of fault tolerant wind energy conversion system with doubly fed induction generator  

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This paper deals with the design of a reliable fault tolerant converter topology for grid connected Wind Energy Conversion System (WECS) with Double Fed Induction Generator (DFIG) based on functional redundancy. The main contribution of the developed ... Keywords: Markov chain model, fault tolerant system, reliability analysis, wind energy conversion system

Philippe Weber; Florent Becker; Antoine Mathias; Didier Theilliol; Youmin M. Zhang

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

172

Application of EPRI's Transmission Reliability Evaluation for Large-Scale Systems (TRELSS) Program to Bonneville Power Administration System  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Delivering power at the lowest cost while maintaining an acceptable level of reliability requires careful transmission planning. EPRI's Transmission Reliability Evaluation for Large-Scale Systems (TRELSS) can be used to analyze and quantify the reliability of bulk power systems to help determine the need for new transmission facilities. This report presents the results of reliability analyses for Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) using the TRELSS program.

1997-11-11T23:59:59.000Z

173

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

174

Water Heaters and Hot Water Distribution Systems  

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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

175

Reliability Based Vegetation Management Through Intelligent System Monitoring  

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number of recorded events which could be reliably tied to known outages. The project involved two years costly, and prolonged outages can have crippling effects. According #12;2 to some estimates, the U year to year. Vegetation-related outages not caused by hazard trees also remain relatively constant

176

Distributed Energy Systems Integration Group (Fact Sheet)  

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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

177

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...

178

Improving the reliability of wind power through spatially distributed wind generation.  

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??Wind power is a fast-growing, sustainable energy source. However, the problem of wind variability as it relates to wind power reliability is an obstacle to… (more)

Fisher, Samuel Martin

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

179

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

180

Reliability evaluation and optimal design in heterogeneous multi-state series-parallel systems  

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This paper addresses the heterogeneous redundancy allocation problem in multi-state series-parallel reliability structures with the objective to minimize the total cost of system design satisfying the given reliability constraint and the consumer load ... Keywords: Ant colony optimization, Heterogeneous redundancy optimization, Multi-state, Series-parallel system

Vikas K. Sharma; Manju Agarwal; Kanwar Sen

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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181

Markovian reliability analysis under uncertainty with an application on the shutdown system of the Clinch River Breeder Reactor  

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A methodology for the assessment of uncertainties about reliability of nuclear reactor systems described by markov models is developed, and the uncertainties about the failure probability of the shutdown system of the Clinch River Breeder Reactor (CRBR) are assessed. Failure and repair rates and all other inputs of reliability analysis are taken as random variables with known probability distribution functions (pdf's). The pdf of reliability is calculated by both a Monte Carlo simulation and a Taylor series expansion approximation. Three techniques are developed to reduce the computational effort: ordering of system states, merging of Markov processes, and judicious choice of time steps. A Markov model has been used for reliability analysis under uncertainty of the shutdown system of the CRBR. It accounts for common-cause failures, interdependences between unavailability of the system and occurrence of transients, and inspection and maintenance procedures that depend on the state of the system and that include possibility of human errors. Under these conditions, the failure probability of the shutdown system differs significantly from that computed without common-cause failures, human errors, and input uncertainties.

Papazoglou, I.A.; Gyftopoulos, E.P.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

182

Network and System Management for Reliability and Cyber Security  

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The evolving control of the electric power grid is increasingly dependent on information technology and telecommunication infrastructures, which, like the grid itself, must be managed in a holistic way to ensure reliability and security. The management of this information infrastructure requires connectivity and analytics to support both information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) assets in a unified manner.This project utilized a telecommunications modeled network ...

2012-11-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Heat Distribution Systems | Department of Energy  

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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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Definition: Distribution Management System | Open Energy Information  

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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

185

(Awarded Best Theory Paper!) A Probabilistic Approach to Estimating Computer System Reliability  

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Probabilistic Risk Assessment (PRA) is a method of estimating system reliability by combining logic models of the ways systems can fail with numerical failure rates. One postulates a failure state and systematically decomposes this state into a combination ...

Robert Apthorpe

2001-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

186

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

187

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...

188

Architecture of the Entropia Distributed Computing System  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

189

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

190

Autonomous, Decentralized Grid Architecture: Prosumer-Based Distributed Autonomous Cyber-Physical Architecture for Ultra-Reliable Green Electricity Networks  

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GENI Project: Georgia Tech is developing a decentralized, autonomous, internet-like control architecture and control software system for the electric power grid. Georgia Tech’s new architecture is based on the emerging concept of electricity prosumers—economically motivated actors that can produce, consume, or store electricity. Under Georgia Tech’s architecture, all of the actors in an energy system are empowered to offer associated energy services based on their capabilities. The actors achieve their sustainability, efficiency, reliability, and economic objectives, while contributing to system-wide reliability and efficiency goals. This is in marked contrast to the current one-way, centralized control paradigm.

None

2012-01-11T23:59:59.000Z

191

Optimum Model-E-GAMS for Distributed Energy System by using GAMS Method  

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LBNL-57983 Optimum Model-E-GAMS for Distributed Energy System by using GAMS Method Yongwen Yang by the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, Distributed Energy Program of the U.S. Department Model DER-CAM GAMS 2GAMS GAMS 2 (general) (algebraic) (modeling system) FORTRAN DOfor for

192

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

193

Layered and segmented system organization (LASSO) for highly reliable inventory monitoring systems (IMS)  

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The Trilateral Initiative is preparing for International Atomic Energy Agency (LUiA) verification of excess fissile material released itom the defense programs of the United States and the Russian Federation. Following acceptance of the material using an Attribute Verification System, the IAEA will depend on an Inventory Monitoring System to maintain Continuity of Knowledge of the large inventory of thousands of items. Recovery fiom a total loss of Continuity of Knowledge in such a large storage facility would involve an extremely costly inventory re-verification This paper presents the framework for a Layered and Segmented System Organization that is the basis for a highly reliable IMS with protection-in-depth.

Mangan, Dennis L.; Matter, John C.; Waddoups, I. (Ivan); Abhold, M. E. (Mark E.); Chiaro, P. (Peter)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

194

Independent transmission system operators and their role in maintaining reliability in a restructured electric power industry  

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This report summarizes the current status of proposals to form Independent System Operators (ISOs) to operate high-voltage transmission systems in the United States and reviews their potential role in maintaining bulk power system reliability. As background information, the likely new industry structure, nature of deregulated markets, and institutional framework for bulk power system reliability are reviewed. The report identifies issues related to the formation of ISOs and their roles in markets and in reliability, and describes potential policy directions for encouraging the formation of effective ISOs and ensuring bulk system reliability. Two appendices are provided, which address: (1) system operation arrangements in other countries, and (2) summaries of regional U.S. ISO proposals.

NONE

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

195

Reliable-linac design for accelerator-driven subcritical reactor systems.  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Accelerator reliability corresponding to a very low frequency of beam interrupts is an important new accelerator requirement for accelerator-driven subcritical reactor systems. In this paper we review typical accelerator-reliability requirements and discuss possible methods for meeting these goals with superconducting proton-linac technology.

Wangler, Thomas P.,

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

196

Monte Carlo simulation-based algorithms for estimating the reliability of mobile agent-based systems  

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In this paper, we propose two algorithms for estimating the task route reliability of mobile agent-based systems (MABS), which are based on the conditions of the underlying computer network. In addition, we propose a third algorithm for generating a ... Keywords: Algorithms, Mobile agents, Monte Carlo simulation, Random walk, Reliability

Mosaab Daoud; Qusay H. Mahmoud

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

197

North American Electricity Infrastructure: System Security, Quality, Reliability, Availability, and Efficiency  

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1 North American Electricity Infrastructure: System Security, Quality, Reliability, Availability for reliable and disturbance-free electricity. The massive power outages in the United States, Canada, UK and Italy in 2003 underscored electricity infrastructure's vulnerabilities [1-11]. This vital yet complex

Amin, S. Massoud

198

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

199

Energy Efficiency and Reliability in Wireless Biomedical Implant Systems  

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The use of wireless implant technology requires correct delivery of the vital physiological signs of the patient along with the energy management in power-constrained devices. Toward these goals, we present an augmentation protocol for the physical layer of the Medical Implant Communications Service (MICS) with focus on the energy efficiency of deployed devices over the MICS frequency band. The present protocol uses the rateless code with the Frequency Shift Keying (FSK) modulation scheme to overcome the reliability and power cost concerns in tiny implantable sensors due to the considerable attenuation of propagated signals across the human body. In addition, the protocol allows a fast start-up time for the transceiver circuitry. The main advantage of using rateless codes is to provide an inherent adaptive duty-cycling for power management, due to the flexibility of the rateless code rate. Analytical results demonstrate that an 80% energy saving is achievable with the proposed protocol when compared to the IE...

Abouei, Jamshid; Plataniotis, Konstantinos N; Pasupathy, Subbarayan

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

200

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

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201

MRS (monitored retrievable storage) Systems Study Task 1 report: Waste management system reliability analysis  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This is one of nine studies undertaken by contractors to the US Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management (OCRWM), to provide a technical basis for re-evaluating the role of a monitored retrievable storage (MRS) facility. The study evaluates the relative reliabilities of systems with and without an MRS facility using current facility design bases. The principal finding of this report is that the MRS system has several operational advantages that enhance system reliability. These are: (1) the MRS system is likely to encounter fewer technical issues, (2) the MRS would assure adequate system surface storage capacity to accommodate repository construction and startup delays of up to five years or longer if the Nuclear Waste Policy Amendments Act (NWPAA) were amended, (3) the system with an MRS has two federal acceptance facilities with parallel transportation routing and surface storage capacity, and (4) the MRS system would allow continued waste acceptance for up to a year after a major disruption of emplacement operations at the repository.

Clark, L.L.; Myers, R.S.

1989-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

202

Reliability of the emergency ac power system at nuclear power plants  

SciTech Connect

This paper contains an evaluation of the onsite ac power system reliability. The approach to determine the onsite system reliability is to gather from the operating nuclear plants detailed data that have not been available to the NRC, to select typical but detailed design features, and to combine the two to determine ac power system reliability for different designs. Fault trees were constructed from the specific designs, and the categorized data will be used to calculate a spectrum of the expected frequency of station blackout.

Battle, R.E.; Campbell, D.J.; Baranowsky, P.W.

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

203

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 ...

204

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

205

Distributed Information System Development: Review of Some ...  

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

206

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...

207

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 ...

208

Building a Smarter Distribution System in Pennsylvania  

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

209

Chukwa: a system for reliable large-scale log collection  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Large Internet services companies like Google, Yahoo, and Facebook use the MapReduce programming model to process log data. MapReduce is designed to work on data stored in a distributed filesystem like Hadoop's HDFS. As a result, a number of log collection ... Keywords: logging, research, scale

Ariel Rabkin; Randy Katz

2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

210

Report on the analysis of field data relating to the reliability of solar hot water systems.  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Utilities are overseeing the installations of thousand of solar hot water (SHW) systems. Utility planners have begun to ask for quantitative measures of the expected lifetimes of these systems so that they can properly forecast their loads. This report, which augments a 2009 reliability analysis effort by Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), addresses this need. Additional reliability data have been collected, added to the existing database, and analyzed. The results are presented. Additionally, formal reliability theory is described, including the bathtub curve, which is the most common model to characterize the lifetime reliability character of systems, and for predicting failures in the field. Reliability theory is used to assess the SNL reliability database. This assessment shows that the database is heavily weighted with data that describe the reliability of SHW systems early in their lives, during the warranty period. But it contains few measured data to describe the ends of SHW systems lives. End-of-life data are the most critical ones to define sufficiently the reliability of SHW systems in order to answer the questions that the utilities pose. Several ideas are presented for collecting the required data, including photometric analysis of aerial photographs of installed collectors, statistical and neural network analysis of energy bills from solar homes, and the development of simple algorithms to allow conventional SHW controllers to announce system failures and record the details of the event, similar to how aircraft black box recorders perform. Some information is also presented about public expectations for the longevity of a SHW system, information that is useful in developing reliability goals.

Menicucci, David F. (Building Specialists, Inc., Albuquerque, NM)

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

211

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

212

Reliability-aware dynamic energy management in dependable embedded real-time systems  

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Recent studies show that, voltage scaling, which is an efficient energy management technique, has a direct and negative effect on system reliability because of the increased rate of transient faults (e.g., those induced by cosmic particles). In this work, we propose energy management schemes that explicitly take system reliability into consideration. The proposed reliability-aware energy management schemes dynamically schedule recoveries for tasks to be scaled down to recuperate the reliability loss due to energy management. Based on the amount of available slack, the application size and the fault rate changes, we analyze when it is profitable to reclaim the slack for energy savings without sacrificing system reliability. Checkpoint technique is further explored to efficiently use the slack. Analytical and simulation results show that, the proposed schemes can achieve comparable energy savings as ordinary energy management schemes while preserving system reliability. The ordinary energy management schemes that ignore the effects of voltage scaling on fault rate changes could lead to drastically decreased system reliability.

Dakai Zhu

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

213

Reliability assessment of active residential solar energy systems, Phase I  

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Experiences with active solar energy systems in the last few years have, in many cases, been less than encouraging. A quantification of the problem areas discovered in a sampling of the active residential solar energy systems in the state of Colorado is presented. While many problems were found, the potential for easy solution of the problems by design or installation refinement is great. Reported is a summary of the findings of the mechanical inspections of twelve systems during the 1978-79 winter. Only one system operated at its expected mechanical, thermal and economic performance level. Four other systems performed well mechanically, but only one of these had thermal performance meeting design expectations. The remaining seven systems did not work well mechanically or thermally. One significantly raised the utility bill of the residence on which it was installed. Poor system design was found to be the major cause of low performance. Also, installation quality was low and installation errors were frequent. Qualified solar system service was virtually unavailable. Nearly all the problems found were solvable using present technology. The greatest immediate need is for training of designers, installers and service people and support of off-market development of total systems.

Sharp, K.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

214

Field demonstrations of communication systems for distribution automation. Final report  

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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

215

An approach to the design of highly reliable and fail-safe digital systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Recent progress in electronic technology has resulted in extensive use of electronic digital or logical systems in many complex control processes where weight or size as well as reliability and safety is important. Typical examples are, to name a few, ...

Henry Y. H. Chuang; Santanu Das

1974-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

216

Reliability analysis of component-based systems with multiple failure modes  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents a novel approach to the reliability modeling and analysis of a component-based system that allows dealing with multiple failure modes and studying the error propagation among components. The proposed model permits to specify the components ...

Antonio Filieri; Carlo Ghezzi; Vincenzo Grassi; Raffaela Mirandola

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

217

Utilizing Load Response for Wind and Solar Integration and Power System Reliability  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Responsive load is still the most underutilized reliability resource in North America. This paper examines the characteristics of concern to the power system, the renewables, and to the loads.

Milligan, M.; Kirby, B.

2010-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

218

Reliable Probabilistic Quantitative Precipitation Forecasts from a Short-Range Ensemble Forecasting System  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A simple binning technique is developed to produce reliable 3-h probabilistic quantitative precipitation forecasts (PQPFs) from the National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) multimodel short-range ensemble forecasting system obtained ...

David J. Stensrud; Nusrat Yussouf

2007-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

219

An integrated methodology for the performance and reliability evaluation of fault-tolerant systems  

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This thesis proposes a new methodology for the integrated performance and reliability evaluation of embedded fault-tolerant systems used in aircraft, space, tactical, and automotive applications. This methodology uses a ...

Domínguez-García, Alejandro D. (Alejandro Dan)

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

220

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

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221

The architecture and implementation of a distributed hypermedia storage system  

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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

222

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

223

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

224

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. Muńoz-Escoí

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

225

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

226

A new Fourier method for evaluating generation system reliability indices  

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A new, robust, and computationally efficient Fourier method for evaluating the loss of load probability and expected value of energy not served in a generation system is presented in this paper. An efficient algorithm is developed for computing the transformed probability density function of outages of all the generating units of the system. The fast Fourier transform algorithm is then used for transforming the load duration curve, and for inverse transformation of the product of the transformed outage function and the transformed load duration curve. As the method does not involve any approximation, it is expected to yield highly accurate results in all situations. Being a Fourier domain method, significant saving in computational effort results for systems with identical units. The application of the method is illustrated for a typical medium-sized system.

Mohan, P.; Balasubramanian, R.; Prakasa, K.S.

1986-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

227

Reliability review of the remote tool delivery system locomotor  

SciTech Connect

The locomotor being built by RedZone Robotics is designed to serve as a remote tool delivery (RID) system for waste retrieval, tank cleaning, viewing, and inspection inside the high-level waste tanks 8D-1 and 8D-2 at West Valley Nuclear Services (WVNS). The RTD systm is to be deployed through a tank riser. The locomotor portion of the RTD system is designed to be inserted into the tank and is to be capable of moving around the tank by supporting itself and moving on the tank internal structural columns. The locomotor will serve as a mounting platform for a dexterous manipulator arm. The complete RTD system consists of the locomotor, dexterous manipulator arm, cameras, lights, cables, hoses, cable/hose management system, power supply, and operator control station.

Chesser, J.B.

1999-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

228

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

229

Systems Analysis Programs for Hands-On Integrated Reliability Evaluations (SAPHIRE) Technical Reference Manual  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Systems Analysis Programs for Hands-on Integrated Reliability Evaluations (SAPHIRE) is a software application developed for performing a complete probabilistic risk assessment (PRA) using a personal computer (PC) running the Microsoft Windows? operating system. Herein information is provided on the principles used in the construction and operation of Version 6.0 and 7.0 of the SAPHIRE system. This report summarizes the fundamental mathematical concepts of sets and logic, fault trees, and probability. This volume then describes the algorithms used to construct a fault tree and to obtain the minimal cut sets. It gives the formulas used to obtain the probability of the top event from the minimal cut sets, and the formulas for probabilities that apply for various assumptions concerning reparability and mission time. It defines the measures of basic event importance that SAPHIRE can calculate. This volume gives an overview of uncertainty analysis using simple Monte Carlo sampling or Latin Hypercube sampling, and states the algorithms used by this program to generate random basic event probabilities from various distributions. Also covered are enhance capabilities such as seismic analysis, cut set "recovery," end state manipulation, and use of "compound events."

C. L. Smith; W. J. Galyean; S. T. Beck

2006-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

230

Systems Analysis Programs for Hands-On Integrated Reliability Evaluations (SAPHIRE) Technical Reference  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Systems Analysis Programs for Hands-on Integrated Reliability Evaluations (SAPHIRE) is a software application developed for performing a complete probabilistic risk assessment (PRA) using a personal computer (PC) running the Microsoft Windows? operating system. Herein information is provided on the principles used in the construction and operation of Version 6.0 and 7.0 of the SAPHIRE system. This report summarizes the fundamental mathematical concepts of sets and logic, fault trees, and probability. This volume then describes the algorithms used to construct a fault tree and to obtain the minimal cut sets. It gives the formulas used to obtain the probability of the top event from the minimal cut sets, and the formulas for probabilities that apply for various assumptions concerning reparability and mission time. It defines the measures of basic event importance that SAPHIRE can calculate. This volume gives an overview of uncertainty analysis using simple Monte Carlo sampling or Latin Hypercube sampling, and states the algorithms used by this program to generate random basic event probabilities from various distributions. Also covered are enhance capabilities such as seismic analysis, cut set "recovery," end state manipulation, and use of "compound events."

C. L. Smith; W. J. Galyean; S. T. Beck

2008-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

231

Wind energy Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) : data collection recommendations for reliability analysis.  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report addresses the general data requirements for reliability analysis of fielded wind turbines and other wind plant equipment. The report provides a rationale for why this data should be collected, a list of the data needed to support reliability and availability analysis, and specific data recommendations for a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) to support automated analysis. This data collection recommendations report was written by Sandia National Laboratories to address the general data requirements for reliability analysis of operating wind turbines. This report is intended to help develop a basic understanding of the data needed for reliability analysis from a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) and other data systems. The report provides a rationale for why this data should be collected, a list of the data needed to support reliability and availability analysis, and specific recommendations for a CMMS to support automated analysis. Though written for reliability analysis of wind turbines, much of the information is applicable to a wider variety of equipment and analysis and reporting needs. The 'Motivation' section of this report provides a rationale for collecting and analyzing field data for reliability analysis. The benefits of this type of effort can include increased energy delivered, decreased operating costs, enhanced preventive maintenance schedules, solutions to issues with the largest payback, and identification of early failure indicators.

Peters, Valerie A.; Ogilvie, Alistair B.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

232

Energy Management for Real-Time Embedded Systems with Reliability Requirements  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

With the continued scaling of CMOS technologies and reduced design margins, the reliability concerns induced by transient faults have become prominent. Moreover, the popular energy management technique dynamic voltage and frequency scaling (DVFS) has been shown to have direct and negative effects on reliability. In this work, for a set of real-time tasks, we focus on the slack allocation problem to minimize their energy consumption while preserving the overall system reliability. Building on our previous findings for a single real-time application where a recovery task was used to preserve reliability, we identify the problem of reliabilityaware energy management for multiple tasks as NP-hard and propose two polynomial-time heuristic schemes. We also investigate the effects of on-chip/off-chip workload decomposition on energy management, by considering a generalized power model. Simulation results show that ordinary energy management schemes could lead to drastically decreased system reliability, while the proposed reliability-aware heuristic schemes are able to preserve the system reliability and obtain significant energy savings at the same time.

Dakai Zhu; et al.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

233

A FRAMEWORK FOR ASSESSING THE RELIABILITY OF WIND ENERGY CONVERSION SYSTEMS  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

During the last decade, wind power generation has seen rapid development. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, achieving 20 % wind power penetration in the U.S. by 2030 will require: (i) enhancement of the transmission infrastructure, (ii) improvement of reliability and operability of wind systems and (iii) increased U.S. manufacturing capacity of wind generation equipment. This research will concentrate on improvement of reliability and operability of wind energy conversion systems (WECSs). The increased penetration of wind energy into the grid imposes new operating conditions on power systems. This change requires development of an adequate reliability framework. This thesis proposes a framework for assessing WECS reliability in the face of external disturbances, e.g., grid faults and internal component faults. The framework is illustrated using a detailed model of type C WECS- doubly fed induction generator with corresponding deterministic and random variables in a simplified grid model. Fault parameters and performance requirements essential to

Sebastian S?awomir Smater

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

234

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...

235

Tools, Methods, and Modeling for Dynamic Distribution Systems, Power Factor Guidelines: Power Control with Distributed Energy Resources  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

With the onset in the past few years of tax incentives, subsidies, and renewable portfolio standards for distributed energy resources (DER), utilities are experiencing increasing numbers of interconnection requests for both large, MW-class systems as well as small, residential-scale systems. As a result, utilities need methods for integrating DER without impacting system reliability or power quality for other customers, while also maintaining flexibility for future changes and minimizing ...

2013-12-19T23:59:59.000Z

236

Best Practices Guidebook for Integration of Distributed Energy Resources Into Utility System Planning  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

DTE Energy's real-world experience in applying Distributed Energy Resources (DER) has yielded a number of important lessons, explained in greater detail in this guidebook. The guidebook is designed to help distribution organizations 1) evaluate DER as a potential solution to distribution system capacity shortfalls and 2) implement cost-effective DER installations that enhance system reliability and improve customer service. Following are key points of the lessons learned: Real management support is essen...

2006-02-13T23:59:59.000Z

237

Reliability estimation for multiunit nuclear and fossil-fired industrial energy systems  

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The purpose of this paper is twofold: to report industrial experience with process energy system reliability, and to assess the reliability of multiunit nuclear and fossil-fired energy systems in an industrial setting. Reliability here refers to the percentage of clock time that sufficient amounts of steam energy were available to permit desired production quotas to be met at a particular plant. A nationwide survey was conducted to obtain data relative to energy system reliabilities during 1973--74, and these data for 29 plants from chemicals and allied products (S.I.C. 28), petroleum refining and related industries (S.I.C. 29) and primary metals industries (S.I.C. 33) are reported here. A simulation model in which various operating characteristics of the energy systems were taken into account was developed to obtain estimates of reliabilities of proposed multiunit nuclear and fossil-fired systems. Based on several example problems evaluated with the simulation model, study results indicated that multiple nuclear units or a combination of nuclear and fossil-fired units could provide adequate reliability to meet large-scale industrial requirements for continuity of service.

Sullivan, W.G.; Wilson, J.V.; Klepper, O.H.

1978-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

238

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.

239

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

240

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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241

Distributed Resource Cost Impacts on Transmission and Distribution Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

242

Distribution load study aids system planning  

SciTech Connect

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

243

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

244

Optimal Design of Overhead Distribution Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

245

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

246

Massively distributed systems: design issues and challenges  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

247

Distributed redundancy and robustness in complex systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

248

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

249

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

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

250

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

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

251

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

252

Reliability-economics analysis models for photovoltaic power systems. Volume 1  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report describes the development of modeling techniques to characterize the reliability, availability, and maintenance costs of photovoltaic power systems. The developed models can be used by designers of PV systems in making design decisions and trade-offs to minimize life-cycle energy costs.

Stember, L.H.; Huss, W.R.; Bridgman, M.S.

1982-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

253

Guide for Predicting Long-Term Reliability of Nuclear Power Plant Systems, Structures, and Components  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report provides guidelines for predicting long-term reliability of nuclear power plant systems, structures, and components. The methods described will allow life cycle management planners to make improved estimates of lost generation and revenues, which play an important role in the choice of the economically optimum long-term maintenance plan for systems and components.

2002-12-05T23:59:59.000Z

254

TVA Tracks Bulk Power Transfers with TagNet to Improve Transmission System Reliability  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The bubble diagram is especially useful. In the world of real-time operations, a picture is worth a thousand words. TagNet provides TVA with The ability to identify root causes for real-time system behavior Data for future reliability models for approximation of transfer biases A mechanism to monitor system conditions using a graphical toolset. 8212Armando Rodriguez, TVA.

2006-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

255

System Support for Distributed Energy Management in Modular Operating Systems.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??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

256

Assembly and comparison of available solar hot water system reliability databases and information.  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Solar hot water (SHW) systems have been installed commercially for over 30 years, yet few quantitative details are known about their reliability. This report describes a comprehensive analysis of all of the known major previous research and data regarding the reliability of SHW systems and components. Some important conclusions emerged. First, based on a detailed inspection of ten-year-old systems in Florida, about half of active systems can be expected to fail within a ten-year period. Second, valves were identified as the probable cause of a majority of active SHW failures. Third, passive integral and thermosiphon SHW systems have much lower failure rates than active ones, probably due to their simple design that employs few mechanical parts. Fourth, it is probable that the existing data about reliability do not reveal the full extent of fielded system failures because most of the data were based on trouble calls. Often an SHW system owner is not aware of a failure because the backup system silently continues to produce hot water. Thus, a repair event may not be generated in a timely manner, if at all. This final report for the project provides all of the pertinent details about this study, including the source of the data, the techniques to assure their quality before analysis, the organization of the data into perhaps the most comprehensive reliability database in existence, a detailed statistical analysis, and a list of recommendations for additional critical work. Important recommendations include the inclusion of an alarm on SHW systems to identify a failed system, the need for a scientifically designed study to collect high-quality reliability data that will lead to design improvements and lower costs, and accelerated testing of components that are identified as highly problematic.

Menicucci, David F. (Building Specialists, Inc., Albuquerque, NM)

2009-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

257

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 ...

258

Load Forecasting for Modern Distribution Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

259

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

260

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

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261

Integrated analysis of customer value of generation system reliability in India  

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An analytical framework that integrates generation resource outage characteristics and customer value of electricity supply is developed to represent and evaluate reliability of the power system in north India. The composite outage cost function is estimated to be of log-linear form based on the regression analysis of data obtained through extensive customer field surveys in the region. The research illustrates that potentially higher direct outage costs have been displaced by relatively lower adaptive response investments to counteract the impact of interruptions. The implicit reliability of the country`s generation capacity plan through 2000, used along with the outage cost estimates, gives an interrupted energy value, a customer-value-based reliability index, of 2.30 Rupees per kilowatt-hour not served in 1990 ($US 1990 = Rupees 17.50). The outage cost-based reliability planning criterion provides an optimal level of reliability equivalent of 9.1% loss of load probability (LOLP). A comparison reveals that the generation capacity program is unreliable in the beginning but becomes overly reliable toward the later years of the plan.

Sarkar, A. [Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI (United States). Inst. for Environmental Studies; Shrestha, R.M. [Asian Inst. of Tech., Bangkok (Thailand). School of Environment, Resources and Development

1996-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

262

General reliability and safety methodology and its application to wind energy conversion systems  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

In conventional system reliability calculations, each component may be in the Operable state or the Under Repair state. These calculations derive system unavailability, or the probability of the system's being down for repairs. By introducing a third component state between Operable and Under Repair - namely, Defective, But Defect Undetected - the methods developed in this report enable system safety projections to be made in addition to availability projections. Also provided is a mechanism for computing the effect of inspection schedules on both safety and availability. A Reliability and Safety Program (RASP) is detailed which performs these computations and also calculates costs for system inspections and repairs. RASP is applied to a simplified wind energy conversion system example.

Edesess, M.; McConnell, R. D.

1979-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

263

Electricity Reliability  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

and reliability of the energy infrastructure, and facilitating recovery from disruptions to energy supply. MajorElectricity Delivery and Energy Reliability High Temperature Superconductivity (HTS) Visualization on the nation's energy delivery system Superconductors are important to meeting the nation's energy needs

264

Reliability-economics analysis models for photovoltaic power systems. Volume 2. [SOLREL  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report describes the development of modeling techniques to characterize the reliability, availability, and maintenance costs of photovoltaic power systems. The developed models can be used by designers of PV systems in making design decisions and trade-offs to minimize life-cycle energy costs. Three actual intermediate PV system designs were modeled as examples. The input data estimates used and the results of the analyses are presented.

Stember, L.H.; Huss, W.R.; Bridgman, M.S.

1982-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

265

Information distribution in a quantum system  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

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

266

Distributed Generation Systems Inc | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

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":""}]}

267

Standard Data Exchanges for Distribution System Management  

SciTech Connect

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

268

Maximizing the Availability and Reliability of Videos in VoD System Using Markov Chain  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In a Video on Demand system, by forwarding the server video stream client by client, a chain based scheme is formed, which reduces the server load. The existing chaining schemes are not reliable because there are frequent breaks in the chain among the ... Keywords: VoD, chaining, streams, segments, peer-to-peer

R. Ashok Kumar; K. Hareesh; K. Ganesan; D. H. Manjaiah

2009-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

269

Coal- and Ash-Handling Systems Reliability Conference and Workshop Proceedings  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report presents papers, discussion summaries, and conclusions from an EPRI workshop on reliability problems with coal- and ash-handling systems in power plants. Held in October 1980 in St. Louis, the workshop covered yard and in-plant coal handling, frozen coal, fugitive dust, fly ash handling, bottom ash handling, and ash disposal.

1981-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

270

A design of cooperation management system to improve reliability in resource sharing computing environment  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Resource sharing computing is a project that realizes high performance computing by utilizing the resources of peers that are connected to the Internet. Resource sharing computing provides a dynamic internet environment where peers can freely participate, ... Keywords: cooperation system, reliability, resource sharing computing

Ji Su Park; Kwang Sik Chung; Jin Gon Shon

2007-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

271

Convergence Properties of an Interval Probabilistic Approach to System Reliability Estimation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

by the values of the corresponding parameters x = x(1), x(2), . . . , x(n) ; for example, for a nuclear reactor, interval analysis, reliability analysis, Dempster-Shafer evidence theory, random sets, random intervals of these parameters, the system exhibits certain characteristics y = y(1), y(2), . . . , y(m) ; e.g., for a nuclear

Kreinovich, Vladik

272

North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC): Reliability  

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

Corporation (NERC): Reliability Corporation (NERC): Reliability Considerations from the Integration of Smart Grid North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC): Reliability Considerations from the Integration of Smart Grid North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC): Reliability Considerations from the Integration of Smart Grid. NERC develops and enforces Reliability Standards; assesses adequacy annually via a ten-year forcast and winter and summer forecasts; monitors the bulk power systems; and educates, trains, and certifies industry personnel. North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC): Reliability Considerations from the Integration of Smart Grid More Documents & Publications Re: DOE Request for Information - Implementing the National Broadband Plan by Studying the Communications Requirements of Electric Utilities to

273

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

274

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

Open Energy Info (EERE)

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

275

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

276

Cooperative Pipelined Regeneration in Distributed Storage Systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

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

277

Harmonic analysis of electrical distribution systems  

SciTech Connect

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

278

A Queueing Based Scheduling Approach to Plug-In Electric Vehicle Dispatch in Distribution Systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Large-scale integration of plug-in electric vehicles (PEV) in power systems can cause severe issues to the existing distribution system, such as branch congestions and significant voltage drops. As a consequence, smart charging strategies are crucial for the secure and reliable operation of the power system. This paper tries to achieve high penetration level of PEVs with the existing distribution system infrastructure by proposing a smart charging algorithm that can optimally utilize the distribution system capacity. Specifically, the paper proposes a max-weight PEV dispatch algorithm to control the PEV charging rates, subject to power system physical limits. The proposed max-weight PEV dispatch algorithm is proved to be throughput optimal under very mild assumptions on the stochastic dynamics in the system. This suggests that the costly distribution system infrastructure upgrade can be avoided, or failing that, at least successfully deferred. The proposed PEV dispatch algorithm is particularly attractive in ...

Li, Qiao; Ilic, Marija D

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

279

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

280

Reliable algorithms for power system analysis in the presence of data uncertainties  

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A robust and reliable power flow analysis represents an essential requirement for many power systems applications as far as network optimization, voltage control, state estimation, and service restoration are concerned. The most common power flow approach, referred to here as a deterministic power flow (PLF), requires precise or 'crisp' values chosen by the analyst for each input variable. The solution provides precise network voltages and flows through each line. The specified values rest upon assumptions about the operating condition derived from historical measurements or predictions about future conditions and thus, cannot be considered accurate. Even in the case where the inputs are based on measurements, inaccuracies arise from time-skew problems, three-phase unbalance, static modeling approximations of dynamic components (e.g., transformer tap changers), variations in line parameters, and so on. The advent of deregulation and competitive power markets will only exacerbate this problem as well-known generation patterns change, loading becomes less predictable and the transmission paths grow more diverse. Conventional methodologies proposed in literature address tolerance analysis of power flow solution by means of detailed probabilistic methods, accounting for the variability and stochastic nature of the input data, and sampling based approaches. In particular uncertainty propagation using sampling based methods, such as the Monte Carlo, requires several model runs that sample various combinations of input values. Since the number of model runs can sometimes be very large, the required computer resources can sometimes be prohibitively expensive resulting in substantial computational demands. As far as probabilistic methods are concerned, they represent a useful tool, especially for planning studies, but, as evidenced by the many discussions reported in literature, they could reveal some shortcomings principally arising from: (1) the non-normal distribution and the statistical dependence of the input data; and (2) the difficulty arising in accurately identifying probability distributions for some input data, such as the power generated by wind or photovoltaic generators. All these could result in time consuming computations with several limitations in practical applications especially in power flow analysis of complex power networks. In order to try and overcome some of these limitations, obtaining thereby comprehensive power flow solution tolerance analysis at adequate computational costs, self validated computation could play a crucial role. Armed with such a vision, this chapter will analyze two advanced techniques for power flow analysis in the presence of data uncertainty namely the boundary power flow and the affine arithmetic power flow.

Dimitrovski, Aleksandar D [ORNL; Tomsovic, Kevin [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK); Vaccaro, Alfredo [University of Sannio

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Service and Utility Oriented Distributed Computing Systems: Challenges and Opportunities for Modeling and Simulation Communities  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

for Modeling and Simulation Communities Rajkumar Buyya and Anthony Sulistio Grid Computing and Distributed- oriented computing systems such as Data Centers and Grids. We present various case studies on the use by the electrical power grid's pervasiveness and reliability, began exploring the design and development of a new

Buyya, Rajkumar

282

Distributed parallel messaging for multiprocessor systems  

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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

283

Consortium for Electric Reliability Technology Solutions Grid of the Future White Paper on Review of Recent Reliability Issues and Systems Events  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report is one of six reports developed under the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) program in Power System Integration and Reliability (PSIR). The objective of this report is to review, analyze, and evaluate critical reliability issues demonstrated by recent disturbance events in the North America power system. Eleven major disturbances are examined, most occurring in this decade. The strategic challenge is that the pattern of technical need has persisted for a long period of time. For more than a decade, anticipation of market deregulation has been a major disincentive to new investments in system capacity. It has also inspired reduced maintenance of existing assets. A massive infusion of better technology is emerging as the final option to continue reliable electrical services. If an investment in better technology will not be made in a timely manner, then North America should plan its adjustments to a very different level of electrical service. It is apparent that technical operations staff among the utilities can be very effective at marshaling their forces in the immediate aftermath of a system emergency, and that serious disturbances often lead to improved mechanisms for coordinated operation. It is not at all apparent that such efforts can be sustained through voluntary reliability organizations in which utility personnel external to those organizations do most of the technical work. The eastern interconnection shows several situations in which much of the technical support has migrated from the utilities to the Independent System Operator (ISO), and the ISO staffs or shares staff with the regional reliability council. This process may be a natural and very positive consequence of utility restructuring. If so, the process should be expedited in regions where it is less advanced.

Hauer, John F.; Dagle, Jeffery E.

1999-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

284

A Markov Model for Assessing the Reliability of a Digital Feedwater Control System  

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A Markov approach has been selected to represent and quantify the reliability model of a digital feedwater control system (DFWCS). The system state, i.e., whether a system fails or not, is determined by the status of the components that can be characterized by component failure modes. Starting from the system state that has no component failure, possible transitions out of it are all failure modes of all components in the system. Each additional component failure mode will formulate a different system state that may or may not be a system failure state. The Markov transition diagram is developed by strictly following the sequences of component failures (i.e., failure sequences) because the different orders of the same set of failures may affect the system in completely different ways. The formulation and quantification of the Markov model, together with the proposed FMEA (Failure Modes and Effects Analysis) approach, and the development of the supporting automated FMEA tool are considered the three major elements of a generic conceptual framework under which the reliability of digital systems can be assessed.

Chu,T.L.; Yue, M.; Martinez-Guridi, G.; Lehner, J.

2009-02-11T23:59:59.000Z

285

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

286

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

287

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

288

Architecture for Interlock Systems Reliability Analysis with Regard to Safety and Availability  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In the design of interlock loops for the signal exchange in machine protection systems, the choice of the hardware architecture impacts on machine safety and availability. The reliable performance of a machine stop (leaving the machine in a safe state) in case of an emergency, is an inherent requirement. The constraints in terms of machine availability on the other hand may differ from one facility to another. Spurious machine stops, lowering machine availability, may to a certain extent be tolerated in facilities where they do not cause undue equipment wearout. In order to compare various interlock loop architectures in terms of safety and availability, the occurrence frequencies of related scenarios have been calculated in a reliability analysis, using a generic analytical model. This paper presents the results and illustrates the potential of the analysis method for supporting the choice of interlock system architectures.

Wagner, S; Schmidt, R; Zerlauth, M; Vergara-Fernandez, A

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

289

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":""}]}

290

Sequential Monte Carlo simulation for composite power system reliability analysis with time varying loads  

SciTech Connect

The paper illustrates the development and utilization of an annual chronological load curve for each load bus in a composite generation and transmission system and a sequential Monte Carlo simulation approach for composite system reliability assessment. Antithetic variates as a variance reduction technique has been applied to the simulation model to increase the efficiency of the simulation. An approximate method using a load duration curve of the system load and an enumeration process have been applied to the developed load model and the results are compared in this paper.

Sankarakrishnan, A.; Billinton, R. [Univ. of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (Canada). Power Systems Research Group

1995-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

291

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

292

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

293

A Performance Comparison of Tree and Ring Topologies in Distributed System  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A distributed system is a collection of computers that are connected via a communication network. Distributed systems have become commonplace due to the wide availability of low-cost, high performance computers and network devices. However, the management infrastructure often does not scale well when distributed systems get very large. Some of the considerations in building a distributed system are the choice of the network topology and the method used to construct the distributed system so as to optimize the scalability and reliability of the system, lower the cost of linking nodes together and minimize the message delay in transmission, and simplify system resource management. We have developed a new distributed management system that is able to handle the dynamic increase of system size, detect and recover the unexpected failure of system services, and manage system resources. The topologies used in the system are the tree-structured network and the ring-structured network. This thesis presents the research background, system components, design, implementation, experiment results and the conclusions of our work. The thesis is organized as follows: the research background is presented in chapter 1. Chapter 2 describes the system components, including the different node types and different connection types used in the system. In chapter 3, we describe the message types and message formats in the system. We discuss the system design and implementation in chapter 4. In chapter 5, we present the test environment and results, Finally, we conclude with a summary and describe our future work in chapter 6.

Min Huang

2005-12-19T23:59:59.000Z

294

Indices for Characterizing Quality and Reliability of the Power Supply System  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In recent years, as many electric utilities wrestle with deregulation issues, their customers are becoming even more concerned about the possible decline in power quality due to cost-cutting measures. Regulators throughout the world are trying to determine methods for assuring that the reliability and quality of the supply system do not deteriorate as deregulation of the industry takes place. Minimum standards for power quality have been established in Europe, EN 50160, but these do not include disturban...

2004-09-09T23:59:59.000Z

295

Proceedings: Distributed Digital Systems, Plant Process  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

296

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

297

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

298

RELY: A reliability modeling system for analysis of sodium-sulfur battery configurations  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

In support of the Office of Energy Storage and Distribution of the US Department of Energy (DOE), Pacific Northwest Laboratory has produced a microcomputer-based software package, called RELY, to assess the impact of sodium-sulfur cell reliability on constant current discharge battery performance. The Fortran-based software operates on IBM microcomputers and IBM-compatibles that have a minimum of 512K of internal memory. The software package has three models that provide the following: (1) a description of the failure distribution parameters used to model cell failure, (2) a Monte Carlo simulation of battery life, and (3) a detailed discharge model for a user-specified battery discharge cycle. 6 refs., 31 figs., 4 tabs.

Hostick, C.J.; Huber, H.D.; Doggett, W.H.; Dirks, J.A.; Dovey, J.F.; Grinde, R.B.; Littlefield, J.S.; Cuta, F.M.

1987-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

299

Log Summarization and Anomaly Detection for TroubleshootingDistributed Systems  

SciTech Connect

Today's system monitoring tools are capable of detectingsystem failures such as host failures, OS errors, and network partitionsin near-real time. Unfortunately, the same cannot yet be said of theend-to-end distributed softwarestack. Any given action, for example,reliably transferring a directory of files, can involve a wide range ofcomplex and interrelated actions across multiple pieces of software:checking user certificates and permissions, getting details for allfiles, performing third-party transfers, understanding re-try policydecisions, etc. We present an infrastructure for troubleshooting complexmiddleware, a general purpose technique for configurable logsummarization, and an anomaly detection technique that works in near-realtime on running Grid middleware. We present results gathered using thisinfrastructure from instrumented Grid middleware and applications runningon the Emulab testbed. From these results, we analyze the effectivenessof several algorithms at accurately detecting a variety of performanceanomalies.

Gunter, Dan; Tierney, Brian L.; Brown, Aaron; Swany, Martin; Bresnahan, John; Schopf, Jennifer M.

2007-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

300

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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Impact of dispersed solar and wind systems on electric distribution planning and operation  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Small-scale dispersed solar photovoltaic and wind generation (DSW) will affect the generation, transmission, and distribution systems of an electric utility. This study examines the technical and economic impacts of dispersing DSW devices within the distribution system. Dispersed intermittent generation is included. Effects of DSW devices on capital investments, reliability, operating and maintenance costs, protection requirements, and communication and control requirements are examined. A DSW operation model is developed to help determine the dependable capacity of fluctuating solar photovoltaic and wind generation as part of the distribution planning process. Specific case studies using distribution system data and renewable resource data for Southern California Edison Company and Consumers Power Company are analyzed to gain insights into the effects of interconnecting DSW devices. The DSW devices were found to offer some distribution investment savings, depending on their availability during peak loads. For a summer-peaking utility, for example, dispersing photovoltaic systems is more likely to defer distribution capital investments than dispersing wind systems. Dispersing storage devices to increase DSW's dependable capacity for distribution systems needs is not economically attractive. Substation placement of DSW and storage devices is found to be more cost effective than feeder or customer placement. Examination of the effects of DSW on distribution system operation showed that small customer-owned DSW devices are not likely to disrupt present time-current distribution protection coordination. Present maintenance work procedures, are adequate to ensure workmen's safety. Regulating voltages within appropriate limits will become more complex with intermittent generation along the distribution feeders.

Boardman, R.W.; Patton, R.; Curtice, D.H.

1981-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

302

A pulse-width modulated, high reliability charge controller for small photovoltaic systems  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report presents the results of a development effort to design, test and begin production of a new class of small photovoltaic (PV) charge controllers. Sandia National Laboratories provided technical support, test data and financial support through a Balance-of-System Development contract. One of the objectives of the development was to increase user confidence in small PV systems by improving the reliability and operating life of the system controllers. Another equally important objective was to improve the economics of small PV systems by extending the battery lifetimes. Using new technology and advanced manufacturing techniques, these objectives were accomplished. Because small stand-alone PV systems account for over one third of all PV modules shipped, the positive impact of improving the reliability and economics of PV systems in this market segment will be felt throughout the industry. The results of verification testing of the new product are also included in this report. The initial design goals and specifications were very aggressive, but the extensive testing demonstrates that all the goals were achieved. Production of the product started in May at a rate of 2,000 units per month. Over 40 Morningstar distributors (5 US and 35 overseas) have taken delivery in the first 2 months of shipments. Initial customer reactions to the new controller have been very favorable.

Gerken, K. [Morningstar Corp., Olney, MD (United States); Welsh, D. [Morningstar Corp., Encinitas, CA (United States)

1997-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

303

Systems Analysis Programs for Hands-on Integrated Reliability Evaluations (SAPHIRE) Quality Assurance Manual  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Systems Analysis Programs for Hands-on Integrated Reliability Evaluations (SAPHIRE) is a software application developed for performing a complete probabilistic risk assessment using a personal computer running the Microsoft Windows operating system. SAPHIRE is primarily funded by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). The role of the INL in this project is that of software developer and tester. This development takes place using formal software development procedures and is subject to quality assurance (QA) processes. The purpose of this document is to describe how the SAPHIRE software QA is performed for Version 6 and 7, what constitutes its parts, and limitations of those processes.

C. L. Smith; R. Nims; K. J. Kvarfordt; C. Wharton

2008-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

304

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

305

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

306

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

307

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

308

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

309

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

310

Multi-objective reliability optimization for dissimilar-unit cold-standby systems using a genetic algorithm  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A genetic algorithm approach is used to solve a multi-objective discrete reliability optimization problem in a k dissimilar-unit non-repairable cold-standby redundant system. Each unit is composed of a number of independent components with generalized ... Keywords: Genetic algorithm, Graph theory, Markov processes, Multiple objective programming, Reliability optimization

Amir Azaron; Cahit Perkgoz; Hideki Katagiri; Kosuke Kato; Masatoshi Sakawa

2009-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

311

The Reliability Investigation on ACSR Splice Connector Systems Used in Overhead Power transmission Lines  

SciTech Connect

Due to material discontinuity and inherited forming mechanism from a crimped-type splice connector, the associated conductor-connector system is highly sensitive to system components aging, especially during high-temperature operations. Furthermore, due to the increase in power demand and limited investment in new infrastructure, existing overhead power transmission lines often need to operate at temperatures higher than the original designed values. This has led to the accelerated aging and degradation of conductor-connector systems. The implications of connector aging are two-fold: (1) significant increase in resistivity of the splice connector and (2) significant reduction in the connector clamping strength. Therefore, splice connectors are one of the weakest links in the electric power transmission infrastructure. In this paper we will discuss the reliability of splice connector systems, including both single stage and two stage splice connectors, used in ACSR conductor of transmission lines under high temperature operations.

Wang, Jy-An John [ORNL; Jiang, Hao [ORNL; Ren, Fei [ORNL

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

312

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

SciTech Connect

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

313

Capacitor-Stabilized Soft-Transfer Interface System for Distributed Resources  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

It is possible for distributed resources (DR) to provide the higher quality and more reliable power required in many high-tech industries. However, irrespective of some manufacturer claims, this high-value capability is seldom available in off-the-shelf systems. Most small DR systems lack the dynamic response, fault isolation, and soft transition characteristics needed to protect sensitive and critical process equipment used in data centers and many other high-tech industries. This project aims to demons...

2001-12-19T23:59:59.000Z

314

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

315

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

316

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

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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

318

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

319

North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC): Ensuring...  

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

North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC): Ensuring a Reliable Bulk Electric System North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC): Ensuring a Reliable Bulk...

320

Reliability mathematics analysis on traction substation operation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In electrified railway traction power supply systems, the operational qualities and reliabilities of the main traction transformer loop is higher, but ones of bus output units is comparatively low. The traction transformer loop still works when output ... Keywords: Erlang distribution, Markov theory, life, reliability, traction substation, transformer

Hongsheng Su

2008-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Natural Circulation in Water Cooled Nuclear Power Plants Phenomena, models, and methodology for system reliability assessments  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In recent years it has been recognized that the application of passive safety systems (i.e., those whose operation takes advantage of natural forces such as convection and gravity), can contribute to simplification and potentially to improved economics of new nuclear power plant designs. In 1991 the IAEA Conference on ''The Safety of Nuclear Power: Strategy for the Future'' noted that for new plants the use of passive safety features is a desirable method of achieving simplification and increasing the reliability of the performance of essential safety functions, and should be used wherever appropriate''.

Jose Reyes

2005-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

322

Alternative methods for achieving given power system reliability levels. Final report  

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This work examines the relative cost-effectiveness of competing electrical generating alternatives in contributing to the overall reliability level of a utility system. Three principal issues raised by Section 209 of the 1978 Public Utility Regulatory Policy Act (PURPA) are considered. They are: When there is a need for additional generating capacity, is it cost-effective to: (1) use small unit sizes rather than fewer large units of similar total megawatt capacity, (2) use intermittent and unconventional generating units in place of some conventional units, (3) use generation in decentral rather than central applications.

Yamayee, Z.A.; Boardman, R.W.; Khan, S.U.; Ma, F.S.

1980-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

323

Genetic algorithm for optimal capacitor allocation in radial distribution systems  

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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

324

SOFC combined cycle systems for distributed generation  

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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

325

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

326

Reliable Probabilistic Quantitative Precipitation Forecasts from a Short-Range Ensemble Forecasting System during the 2005/06 Cool Season  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A simple binning technique developed to produce reliable probabilistic quantitative precipitation forecasts (PQPFs) from a multimodel short-range ensemble forecasting system is evaluated during the cool season of 2005/06. The technique uses ...

Nusrat Yussouf; David J. Stensrud

2008-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

327

General Aviation Aircraft Reliability Study  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This reliability study estimates Complex General Aviation (GA) Aircraft System reliability. As part of an effort to successfully improve the safety and reliability of the next generation of GA aircraft, a benchmarking of the current reliability of GA ...

Pettit Duane; Turnbull Andrew

2001-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

328

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

329

Energy Efficiency of Distributed Environmental Control Systems  

SciTech Connect

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

330

Efficiency of Steam and Hot Water Heat Distribution Systems  

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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

331

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

332

Automate feeders to improve reliability  

SciTech Connect

Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG and E) improved system reliability and saved money with an alarm and control system for substation distribution switches using remote control by standard telephone-communication links. The method is especially well suited for urban and suburban areas with independent telephone and power systems. The automated systems can also add capability to areas now limited by the emergency capability. The primary distribution alarm and control system has both a substation and a field switch element. Photographs accompanying the description help to explain how the controls work. 7 figures. (DCK)

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

333

[An improved, more reliable and more marketable version of the Automatic Metering System  

SciTech Connect

Texas Research Institute Austin, Inc. (TRI/Austin) was tasked by Letco International to evaluate its Automatic Metering System (AMS), a proportional controller for heat tracing cable. The original objectives were focused primarily on the reliability of the AMS controller. However, from the time of the original TRI/Austin proposal, the AMS device evolved beyond the prototype level into an established market product with sufficient operational experience and data that product reliability evaluation was not a significant test objective. The goals of this effort have been to determine the relative energy usage of the AMS proportional control compared to existing thermostatic control in a realistic freeze protection installation (low temperature test), to perform an accelerated life test for self limiting heat tracing cables to determine the service life impact of AMS control vs. thermostat control, and to perform a reliability analysis of the AMS device according to the 1986 edition of MIL-HDBK-217E [1] specifications. TRI/Austin designed and constructed a test set-up for conducting the low temperature test and the accelerated life test. A conceptual diagram of the test hardware is shown in Figure 1. The control computer was programmed to monitor and collect data from both tests in parallel, using the relay box and control circuitry fabricated at TRI/Austin. Test data and control commands were transmitted to and from the computer via standard parallel and serial interfaces. The AMS controller and relay box switched the power to the test cables, the commercial freezer, and the ALT chamber.

Patas, J.E.

1993-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

334

Reliability of the U.S. electric system -- Recent trends and current issues  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Reliability costs. November. FERC. 2000. Order No. 2000-A:Reliability Legislation and FERC's New RTO Orders. http://ECAR EMF ERCOT FACTS FCITC FERC FRCC G&T HV IEEE LOLE MAAC

Osborn, Julie; Kawann, Cornelia

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

335

Reliable on-chip systems in the nano-era: lessons learnt and future trends  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Reliability concerns due to technology scaling have been a major focus of researchers and designers for several technology nodes. Therefore, many new techniques for enhancing and optimizing reliability have emerged particularly within the last five to ...

Jörg Henkel, Lars Bauer, Nikil Dutt, Puneet Gupta, Sani Nassif, Muhammad Shafique, Mehdi Tahoori, Norbert Wehn

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

336

Optimal Maneuvers for Distributed Aperture Imaging Systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

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

337

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

338

Property:Distributed Generation System Enclosure | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

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 +

339

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

340

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

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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 +

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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

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Impact of dispersed solar and wind systems on electric distribution planning and operation  

SciTech Connect

Small-scale dispersed solar photovoltaic and wind generation (DSW) will affect the generation, transmission, and distribution systems of an electric utility. This study examines the technical and economic impacts of dispersing DSW devices within the distribution system. Dispersed intermittent generation is included. Effects of DSW devices on capital investments, reliability, operating and maintenance costs, protection requirements, and communication and control requirements are examined. A DSW operation model is developed to help determine the dependable capacity of fluctuating solar photovoltaic and wind generation as part of the distribution planning process. Specific case studies using distribution system data and renewable resource data for Southern California Edison Company and Consumers Power Company are analyzed to gain insights into the effects of interconnecting DSW devices. The DSW devices were found to offer some distribution investment savings, depending on their availability during peak loads. For a summer-peaking utility, for example, dispersing photovoltaic systems is more likely to defer distribution capital investments than dispersing wind systems. Dispersing storage devices to increase DSW's dependable capacity for distribution systems needs is not economically attractive. Substation placement of DSW and storage devices is found to be more cost effective than feeder or customer placement. Examination of the effects of DSW on distribution system operation showed that small customer-owned DSW devices are not likely to disrupt present time-current distribution protection coordination. Present maintenance work procedures, are adequate to ensure workmen's safety. Regulating voltages within appropriate limits will become more complex with intermittent generation along the distribution feeders.

Boardman, R.W.; Patton, R.; Curtice, D.H.

1981-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

344

Numerical Analysis of a Cold Air Distribution System  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

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

345

Architectural design for reliability  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Design-for-reliability concepts can be applied to the products of the construction industry, which includes buildings, bridges, transportation systems, dams, and other structures. The application of a systems approach to designing in reliability emphasizes the importance of incorporating uncertainty in the analyses, the benefits of optimization analyses, and the importance of integrating reliability, safety, and security. 4 refs., 3 figs.

Cranwell, R.M.; Hunter, R.L.

1997-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

346

The Emerging Smart Grid: Opportunities for Increased System Reliability and Potential Security Risks.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??The drive to make the aging electric grid more efficient, reliable, and clean has been at the heart of the “smart grid” mission. Additionally, provisions… (more)

Narayanan, Anu

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

347

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

348

Auto reliability project  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Reliability is defined as the probability that an item (system, subsystem, or component) performs according to specifications. When test data are sparse (such as with a new concept design), expert judgment can be used to estimate reliability. Using expert ...

Jane M. Booker; Thomas R. Bement

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

349

Reliability and maintainability study of select solar-energy-system components in the National Solar Data Network. Final subcontract report  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This study reports on the reliability and maintainability of select solar energy system components evaluated in 16 solar heating and cooling systems over a one-year period. The systems evaluated were instrumented sites from the National Solar Data Network (NSDN). A complete description and system schematic for each site is provided. The study period was generally between October 1981 to October 1982. The report provides quantitative R and M data (e.g., Failure Rate and Mean Time Between Failures) on pumps, motors and fans from the selected NSDN sites, along with conclusions and recommendations based on comparative data for other components. In summary, pumps, valves, and heat exchangers in solar heating and cooling (SHAC) systems appear to be very reliable and show failure rates comparable to other mechanical system applications. Control systems typically used in SHAC systems appear to be the least reliable but still fall within the range of failures exhibited by other mechanical systems. Evidence suggests that piping leaks in SHAC systems occur at three times the rate of other mechanical systems. Recommendations are provided on other areas of research necessary to determine the useful life of SHAC system components. Finally, an appendix to this report describes actual failures encountered in the 16 systems evaluated.

Kendall, P.W.; Logee, T.L.; Raymond, M.G.

1983-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

350

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

351

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

352

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

353

Distributed Energy Storage Systems Testing and Evaluation 2010 Interim Results  

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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

354

Guidelines for Planning Interoperable Distribution Automation Systems  

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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

355

Integration of the reliability of passive system in probabilistic safety assessment  

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Probability Safety Assessment (PSA) of nuclear power plants has demonstrated its efficiency in decision-making process. But the treatment in PSA of safety passive systems, specially those implementing moving working fluid, is a difficult task because in addition to the mechanical failures of components, the failure of the physical process (e.g. natural circulation) has to be considered. The difficulty in the evaluation of the failure risk of the physical phenomenon lies in the great number of parameters that must be taken into account, in their associated uncertainties and in the limitations of physical modelling. We can note that in the existing PSA of future reactors equipped with passive systems, this risk of the physical process failure due to the uncertainties, is not at all taken into account. In this paper, we present a methodology to evaluate this risk of failure and to include it in a PSA. This evaluation is obtained by uncertainty analyses on thermalhydraulic calculations. As an example, a simplified PSA was carried out on a fictive reactor with two types of safety passive systems both in the primary circuit: Residual Passive heat Removal system (RP2) and a safety injection system consisting in accumulators and discharge lines equipped with check valves. An accidental scenario has been analysed, starting with loss of electrical supply when the reactor is at full power. The failure analyses performed on this reactor have allowed the characterisation of the technical failures (on RP2 valves, tubes in RP2 exchanger and safety injection check valves) and the ranges of variation of uncertain parameters which influence the physical process. The resulting accidental scenario is presented in the form of a simplified event tree. The majority of the sequences of this event tree have been analysed by deterministic evaluations with envelope values of the uncertain parameters. For some sequences where the definition of envelope cases was impossible, basic events corresponding to the failure of the physical process have been added and uncertainty analyses have been performed to evaluate the corresponding probability of failure. For this purpose the thermal-hydraulic CATHARE code has been coupled to a Monte-Carlo simulation modulus. The failure probabilities obtained by these reliability analyses have been integrated in the corresponding sequences. This methodology allows the probabilistic evaluation of the influence of the passive system on an accidental scenario and could be used to test the interest to replace an active system by a passive system on specific situations. (authors)

Marques, M. [Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique (CEA), Building 212, Centre de Cadarache, 13108 Saint-Paul-Les-Durance Cedex (France); Pignatel, J.F.; Saignes, P.; Devictor, N.; La Lumia, V.; Mercier, S

2004-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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 +

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

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

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Buildings Energy Data Book: 5.5 Thermal Distribution Systems  

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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  

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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...

360

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

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Statistical estimation of water distribution system pipe break risk.  

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??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

362

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

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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

363

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

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

Collins, Emmanuel

364

The comparison of three photovoltaic system designs using the photovoltaic reliability and performance model (PV-RPM).  

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Most photovoltaic (PV) performance models currently available are designed to use irradiance and weather data and predict PV system output using a module or array performance model and an inverter model. While these models can give accurate results, they do so for an idealized system. That is, a system that does not experience component failures or outages. We have developed the Photovoltaic Reliability and Performance Model (PV-RPM) to more accurately model these PV systems by including a reliability component that simulates failures and repairs of the components of the system, as well as allow for the disruption of the system by external events such as lightning or grid disturbances. In addition, a financial component has also been included to help assess the profitability of a PV system.

Miller, Steven P.; Granata, Jennifer E.; Stein, Joshua S.

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

365

The Integration of Renewable Energy Sources into Electric Power Distribution Systems, Vol. II Utility Case Assessments  

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Electric utility distribution system impacts associated with the integration of renewable energy sources such as photovoltaics (PV) and wind turbines (WT) are considered in this project. The impacts are expected to vary from site to site according to the following characteristics: the local solar insolation and/or wind characteristics, renewable energy source penetration level, whether battery or other energy storage systems are applied, and local utility distribution design standards and planning practices. Small, distributed renewable energy sources are connected to the utility distribution system like other, similar kW- and MW-scale equipment and loads. Residential applications are expected to be connected to single-phase 120/240-V secondaries. Larger kW-scale applications may be connected to three+phase secondaries, and larger hundred-kW and y-scale applications, such as MW-scale windfarms, or PV plants, may be connected to electric utility primary systems via customer-owned primary and secondary collection systems. In any case, the installation of small, distributed renewable energy sources is expected to have a significant impact on local utility distribution primary and secondary system economics. Small, distributed renewable energy sources installed on utility distribution systems will also produce nonsite-specific utility generation system benefits such as energy and capacity displacement benefits, in addition to the local site-specific distribution system benefits. Although generation system benefits are not site-specific, they are utility-specific, and they vary significantly among utilities in different regions. In addition, transmission system benefits, environmental benefits and other benefits may apply. These benefits also vary significantly among utilities and regions. Seven utility case studies considering PV, WT, and battery storage were conducted to identify a range of potential renewable energy source distribution system applications. The following utility- and site-specific conditions that may affect the economic viability of distributed renewable energy sources were considered: distribution system characteristics, and design standards, and voltage levels; load density, reliability, and power quality; solar insolation and wind resource levels; utility generation characteristics and load profiles; and investor-owned and publicly owned utilities, size, and financial assumptions.

Zaininger, H.W.

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

366

Electricity Reliability  

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lines and bar graph Electricity Reliability The Consortium for Electric Reliability Technology Solutions (CERTS) conducts research, develops, and disseminates new methods, tools,...

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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

368

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.

369

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

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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

370

Probabilistic Approach to Quantifying the Contribution of Variable Generation and Transmission to System Reliability: Preprint  

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The increasing electrical load served by variable generation (VG), such as wind and solar energy, in the United States and many other countries has stimulated an interesting line of research to better quantify the capacity value of these resources. Methods applied traditionally to thermal units based on their average outage rates do not apply to VG because of their uncertain and non-dispatchable nature. The North American Electric Reliability Corporation's Integration of Variable Generation Task Force recently released a report that highlighted the need to develop and benchmark underlying loss-of-load expectation and related metrics that reasonably and fairly calculate the contribution to planning reserves, or capacity value, of solar and wind power. As the fraction of generation coming from VG becomes more significant, their estimated capacity value will have a larger impact on system planning. In this paper, we provide a method to include VG in traditional probabilistic-based adequacy methods. This method has been implemented in the Renewable Energy Probabilistic Resource Assessment tool developed at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Through an example based on the U.S. Western Interconnection, this method is applied to assess the effect that transmission can have on resource adequacy. We also analyze the interactions between available transmission and capacity value for VG.

Ibanez, E.; Milligan, M.

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

371

Probabilistic Approach to Quantifying the Contribution of Variable Generation and Transmission to System Reliability: Preprint  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The increasing electrical load served by variable generation (VG), such as wind and solar energy, in the United States and many other countries has stimulated an interesting line of research to better quantify the capacity value of these resources. Methods applied traditionally to thermal units based on their average outage rates do not apply to VG because of their uncertain and non-dispatchable nature. The North American Electric Reliability Corporation's Integration of Variable Generation Task Force recently released a report that highlighted the need to develop and benchmark underlying loss-of-load expectation and related metrics that reasonably and fairly calculate the contribution to planning reserves, or capacity value, of solar and wind power. As the fraction of generation coming from VG becomes more significant, their estimated capacity value will have a larger impact on system planning. In this paper, we provide a method to include VG in traditional probabilistic-based adequacy methods. This method has been implemented in the Renewable Energy Probabilistic Resource Assessment tool developed at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Through an example based on the U.S. Western Interconnection, this method is applied to assess the effect that transmission can have on resource adequacy. We also analyze the interactions between available transmission and capacity value for VG.

Ibanez, E.; Milligan, M.

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

372

Systems Analysis Programs for Hands-on Integrated Reliability Evaluations (SAPHIRE) Data Loading Manual  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Systems Analysis Programs for Hands-on Integrated Reliability Evaluations (SAPHIRE) is a software application developed for performing a complete probabilistic risk assessment (PRA) using a personal computer. SAPHIRE is primarily funded by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and developed by the Idaho National Laboratory. This report is intended to assist the user to enter PRA data into the SAPHIRE program using the built-in MAR-D ASCII-text file data transfer process. Towards this end, a small sample database is constructed and utilized for demonstration. Where applicable, the discussion includes how the data processes for loading the sample database relate to the actual processes used to load a larger PRA models. The procedures described herein were developed for use with SAPHIRE Version 6.0 and Version 7.0. In general, the data transfer procedures for version 6 and 7 are the same, but where deviations exist, the differences are noted. The guidance specified in this document will allow a user to have sufficient knowledge to both understand the data format used by SAPHIRE and to carry out the transfer of data between different PRA projects.

C. L. Smith; K. J. Kvarfordt; S. T. Wood

2008-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

373

Systems Analysis Programs for Hands-on Integrated Reliability Evaluations (SAPHIRE) Data Loading Manual  

SciTech Connect

The Systems Analysis Programs for Hands-on Integrated Reliability Evaluations (SAPHIRE) is a software application developed for performing a complete probabilistic risk assessment (PRA) using a personal computer. SAPHIRE is primarily funded by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and developed by the Idaho National Laboratory. This report is intended to assist the user to enter PRA data into the SAPHIRE program using the built-in MAR-D ASCII-text file data transfer process. Towards this end, a small sample database is constructed and utilized for demonstration. Where applicable, the discussion includes how the data processes for loading the sample database relate to the actual processes used to load a larger PRA models. The procedures described herein were developed for use with SAPHIRE Version 6.0 and Version 7.0. In general, the data transfer procedures for version 6 and 7 are the same, but where deviations exist, the differences are noted. The guidance specified in this document will allow a user to have sufficient knowledge to both understand the data format used by SAPHIRE and to carry out the transfer of data between different PRA projects.

C. L. Smith; K. J. Kvarfordt; S. T. Wood

2006-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

374

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

375

Laboratories for the 21st Century: Best Practices (Brochure): Onsite Distributed Generation Systems For Laboratories  

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L L a b o r a t o r i e s f o r t h e 2 1 s t C e n t u r y : B e s t P r a c t i c e s This combined heat and power system at the Bristol-Myers Squibb laboratory in Wallingford, Connecticut, could meet 100% of the lab's power requirement, if necessary. Bernard Blesinger / PIX 12552 ONSITE DISTRIBUTED GENERATION SYSTEMS FOR LABORATORIES Introduction Laboratories have unique requirements for lighting, ventilation, and scientific equipment with each requiring a considerable amount of energy. The reliability of that energy is very important. Laboratories must be able to conduct research without power interruptions, which can damage both equipment and experiments. Generating power and heat on site is one good way to enhance energy reliability, improve fuel utilization efficiency, reduce utility costs,

376

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

377

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

378

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

379

Distribution System Protection with Communication Technologies  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

(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

380

An analysis of distributed solar fuel systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

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

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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

382

Energy supply network design optimization for distributed energy systems  

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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

383

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

384

Tools, Methods, and Modeling for Advanced Distribution Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

385

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

386

System and software architectures of distributed smart cameras  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

387

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.

388

RELIABILITY CONSIDERATIONS OF ELECTRONICS COMPONENTS FOR THE DEEP UNDERWATER MUON AND NEUTRINO DETECTION SYSTEM  

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Standardization Handbook, HIL-HDBK-217B, ReliabilityMilitary Standardization Handbook MIL-HDBK-217B-Reliabilitycoefficients are given in MIL-HDBK-217B Handbook for various

Leskovar, B.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

389

Effects of mechanical properties on the reliability of Cu/low-k metallization systems  

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Cu and low-dielectric-constant (k) metallization schemes are critical for improved performance of integrated circuits. However, low elastic moduli, a characteristic of the low-k materials, lead to significant reliability ...

Wei, Frank L. (Frank Lili), 1977-

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

390

Multicomputer systems in real-time sensor data processing: a look at the problems of throughput and reliability  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The author investigates the problems encountered in designing multicomputer systems for processing real-time sensor data in the mid-1980 period. The basic microcomputer and minicomputer building block characteristics are identified; characteristics of ring, crossbar, and Banyan interconnection networks are quantified; and the form factors for the resulting multicomputer systems are estimated. Techniques for achieving ultra-reliable computing systems (triple-modular redundancy, dedicated switched-standby spares, pooled switched-standby spares, and hybrid redundancy) are reviewed and their resulting impact on system design is discussed. The hazard function and its impact on the reliability of systems that must remain dormant for considerable periods are discussed. A technique employing pooled standby with fault tolerance and reconfiguration is concluded to provide the most effective solution where size, weight, and power constraints are most severe. 11 references.

Mcdonald, W.C.

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

391

Waste Feed Delivery System Phase 1 Preliminary Reliability and Availability and Maintainability Analysis [SEC 1 and 2  

SciTech Connect

The document presents updated results of the preliminary reliability, availability, maintainability analysis performed for delivery of waste feed from tanks 241-AZ-101 and 241-AN-105 to British Nuclear Fuels Limited, inc. under the Tank Waste Remediation System Privatization Contract. The operational schedule delay risk is estimated and contributing factors are discussed.

CARLSON, A.B.

1999-11-11T23:59:59.000Z

392

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

393

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

394

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

395

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

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

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,

396

Systems Analysis Programs for Hands-on Integrated Reliability Evaluations (SAPHIRE) Code Reference Manual  

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The Systems Analysis Programs for Hands-on Integrated Reliability Evaluations (SAPHIRE) is a software application developed for performing a complete probabilistic risk assessment (PRA) using a personal computer. SAPHIRE is funded by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and developed by the Idaho National Laboratory (INL). The INL's primary role in this project is that of software developer. However, the INL also plays an important role in technology transfer by interfacing and supporting SAPHIRE users comprised of a wide range of PRA practitioners from the NRC, national laboratories, the private sector, and foreign countries. SAPHIRE can be used to model a complex system’s response to initiating events, quantify associated damage outcome frequencies, and identify important contributors to this damage (Level 1 PRA) and to analyze containment performance during a severe accident and quantify radioactive releases (Level 2 PRA). It can be used for a PRA evaluating a variety of operating conditions, for example, for a nuclear reactor at full power, low power, or at shutdown conditions. Furthermore, SAPHIRE can be used to analyze both internal and external initiating events and has special features for ansforming models built for internal event analysis to models for external event analysis. It can also be used in a limited manner to quantify risk in terms of release consequences to both the public and the environment (Level 3 PRA). SAPHIRE includes a separate module called the Graphical Evaluation Module (GEM). GEM provides a highly specialized user interface with SAPHIRE that automates SAPHIRE process steps for evaluating operational events at commercial nuclear power plants. Using GEM, an analyst can estimate the risk associated with operational events in a very efficient and expeditious manner. This reference guide will introduce the SAPHIRE Version 7.0 software. A brief discussion of the purpose and history of the software is included along with general information such as installation instructions, starting and stopping the program, and some pointers on how to get around inside the program. Next, database concepts and structure are discussed. Following that discussion are nine sections, one for each of the menu options on the SAPHIRE main menu, wherein the purpose and general capabilities for each option are furnished. Next, the capabilities and limitations of the software are provided.

C. L. Smith; K. J. Kvarfordt; S. T. Wood

2006-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

397

Systems Analysis Programs for Hands-on Integrated Reliability Evaluations (SAPHIRE) Code Reference Manual  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Systems Analysis Programs for Hands-on Integrated Reliability Evaluations (SAPHIRE) is a software application developed for performing a complete probabilistic risk assessment (PRA) using a personal computer. SAPHIRE is funded by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and developed by the Idaho National Laboratory (INL). The INL's primary role in this project is that of software developer. However, the INL also plays an important role in technology transfer by interfacing and supporting SAPHIRE users comprised of a wide range of PRA practitioners from the NRC, national laboratories, the private sector, and foreign countries. SAPHIRE can be used to model a complex system’s response to initiating events, quantify associated damage outcome frequencies, and identify important contributors to this damage (Level 1 PRA) and to analyze containment performance during a severe accident and quantify radioactive releases (Level 2 PRA). It can be used for a PRA evaluating a variety of operating conditions, for example, for a nuclear reactor at full power, low power, or at shutdown conditions. Furthermore, SAPHIRE can be used to analyze both internal and external initiating events and has special features for transforming models built for internal event analysis to models for external event analysis. It can also be used in a limited manner to quantify risk in terms of release consequences to both the public and the environment (Level 3 PRA). SAPHIRE includes a separate module called the Graphical Evaluation Module (GEM). GEM provides a highly specialized user interface with SAPHIRE that automates SAPHIRE process steps for evaluating operational events at commercial nuclear power plants. Using GEM, an analyst can estimate the risk associated with operational events in a very efficient and expeditious manner. This reference guide will introduce the SAPHIRE Version 7.0 software. A brief discussion of the purpose and history of the software is included along with general information such as installation instructions, starting and stopping the program, and some pointers on how to get around inside the program. Next, database concepts and structure are discussed. Following that discussion are nine sections, one for each of the menu options on the SAPHIRE main menu, wherein the purpose and general capabilities for each option are furnished. Next, the capabilities and limitations of the software are provided.

C. L. Smith; K. J. Kvarfordt; S. T. Wood

2008-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

398

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

399

Quantified Differential Dynamic Logic for Distributed Hybrid Systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

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

400

Reliability and maintainability program  

SciTech Connect

The program's goals are to accelerate the adoption of active solar energy systems in building applications by improving the reliability and maintainability of installed systems. The project is designed to accomplish this by providing the latest information; by assisting the industry in improving reliability and maintainability; by assisting in design, manufacture, installation and maintenance of reliable and durable systems; and by assisting in the development of codes and standards. Work and accomplishments in these areas are enumerated. (LEW)

Eden, A.

1981-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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401

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

402

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

403

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

404

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

405

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

406

An Examination of Temporal Trends in Electricity Reliability Based on Reports from U.S. Electric Utilities  

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Reliability of the U.S. Electric Power System: An Assessment2003 IEEE Guide for Electric Power Distribution ReliabilitySmart Self-Healing Electric Power Grid." Power and Energy

Eto, Joseph H.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

407

Power electronics reliability analysis.  

SciTech Connect

This report provides the DOE and industry with a general process for analyzing power electronics reliability. The analysis can help with understanding the main causes of failures, downtime, and cost and how to reduce them. One approach is to collect field maintenance data and use it directly to calculate reliability metrics related to each cause. Another approach is to model the functional structure of the equipment using a fault tree to derive system reliability from component reliability. Analysis of a fictitious device demonstrates the latter process. Optimization can use the resulting baseline model to decide how to improve reliability and/or lower costs. It is recommended that both electric utilities and equipment manufacturers make provisions to collect and share data in order to lay the groundwork for improving reliability into the future. Reliability analysis helps guide reliability improvements in hardware and software technology including condition monitoring and prognostics and health management.

Smith, Mark A.; Atcitty, Stanley

2009-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

408

Distribution System Reliability Practices: Noteworthy Practices at Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Electric Power Research Institute's (EPRI's) members represent more than 90% of the electricity generated and delivered in the United States, and international participation extends to 40 countries. Participation by such a large cross section of the utility industry provides EPRI with a unique ability to reach out to and learn from a wide variety of utility companies. This level of exposure is a distinct advantage for this type of research, in which EPRI is documenting and sharing noteworthy practice...

2011-11-14T23:59:59.000Z

409

Property:Distributed Generation System Heating-Cooling Application | Open  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

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 +

410

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

411

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

412

Distributed Timing and Triggering Control System  

SciTech Connect

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

413

Systems Analysis Programs for Hands-on Intergrated Reliability Evaluations (SAPHIRE) Summary Manual  

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The Systems Analysis Programs for Hands-on Integrated Reliability Evaluations (SAPHIRE) is a software application developed for performing a complete probabilistic risk assessment (PRA) using a personal computer (PC) running the Microsoft Windows operating system. SAPHIRE is primarily funded by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and developed by the Idaho National Laboratory (INL). INL's primary role in this project is that of software developer and tester. However, INL also plays an important role in technology transfer by interfacing and supporting SAPHIRE users, who constitute a wide range of PRA practitioners from the NRC, national laboratories, the private sector, and foreign countries. SAPHIRE can be used to model a complex system’s response to initiating events and quantify associated consequential outcome frequencies. Specifically, for nuclear power plant applications, SAPHIRE can identify important contributors to core damage (Level 1 PRA) and containment failure during a severe accident which lead to releases (Level 2 PRA). It can be used for a PRA where the reactor is at full power, low power, or at shutdown conditions. Furthermore, it can be used to analyze both internal and external initiating events and has special features for transforming an internal events model to a model for external events, such as flooding and fire analysis. It can also be used in a limited manner to quantify risk in terms of release consequences to the public and environment (Level 3 PRA). SAPHIRE also includes a separate module called the Graphical Evaluation Module (GEM). GEM is a special user interface linked to SAPHIRE that automates the SAPHIRE process steps for evaluating operational events at commercial nuclear power plants. Using GEM, an analyst can estimate the risk associated with operational events (for example, to calculate a conditional core damage probability) very efficiently and expeditiously. This report provides an overview of the functions available in SAPHIRE and presents general instructions for using the software. Section 1 presents SAPHIRE’s historical evolution and summarizes its capabilities. Section 2 presents instructions for installing and using the code. Section 3 explains the database structure used in SAPHIRE and discusses database concepts. Section 4 explains how PRA data (event frequencies, human error probabilities, etc.) can be generated and manipulated using “change sets.” Section 5 deals with fault tree operations, including constructing, editing, solving, and displaying results. Section 6 presents operations associated with event trees, including rule application for event tree linking, partitioning, and editing sequences. Section 7 presents how accident sequences are generated, solved, quantified, and analyzed. Section 8 discusses the functions available for performing end state analysis. Section 9 explains how to modify data stored in a SAPHIRE database. Section 10 illustrates how to generate and customize reports. Section 11 covers SAPHIRE utility options to perform routine functions such as defining constant values, recovering databases, and loading data from external sources. Section 12 provides an overview of GEM’s features and capabilities. Finally, Section 13 summarizes SAPHIRE’s quality assurance process.

C. L. Smith

2008-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

414

Systems Analysis Programs for Hands-on Intergrated Reliability Evaluations (SAPHIRE) Summary Manual  

SciTech Connect

The Systems Analysis Programs for Hands-on Integrated Reliability Evaluations (SAPHIRE) is a software application developed for performing a complete probabilistic risk assessment (PRA) using a personal computer (PC) running the Microsoft Windows operating system. SAPHIRE is primarily funded by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and developed by the Idaho National Laboratory (INL). INL's primary role in this project is that of software developer and tester. However, INL also plays an important role in technology transfer by interfacing and supporting SAPHIRE users, who constitute a wide range of PRA practitioners from the NRC, national laboratories, the private sector, and foreign countries. SAPHIRE can be used to model a complex system’s response to initiating events and quantify associated consequential outcome frequencies. Specifically, for nuclear power plant applications, SAPHIRE can identify important contributors to core damage (Level 1 PRA) and containment failure during a severe accident which lead to releases (Level 2 PRA). It can be used for a PRA where the reactor is at full power, low power, or at shutdown conditions. Furthermore, it can be used to analyze both internal and external initiating events and has special features for transforming an internal events model to a model for external events, such as flooding and fire analysis. It can also be used in a limited manner to quantify risk in terms of release consequences to the public and environment (Level 3 PRA). SAPHIRE also includes a separate module called the Graphical Evaluation Module (GEM). GEM is a special user interface linked to SAPHIRE that automates the SAPHIRE process steps for evaluating operational events at commercial nuclear power plants. Using GEM, an analyst can estimate the risk associated with operational events (for example, to calculate a conditional core damage probability) very efficiently and expeditiously. This report provides an overview of the functions available in SAPHIRE and presents general instructions for using the software. Section 1 presents SAPHIRE’s historical evolution and summarizes its capabilities. Section 2 presents instructions for installing and using the code. Section 3 explains the database structure used in SAPHIRE and discusses database concepts. Section 4 explains how PRA data (event frequencies, human error probabilities, etc.) can be generated and manipulated using “change sets.” Section 5 deals with fault tree operations, including constructing, editing, solving, and displaying results. Section 6 presents operations associated with event trees, including rule application for event tree linking, partitioning, and editing sequences. Section 7 presents how accident sequences are generated, solved, quantified, and analyzed. Section 8 discusses the functions available for performing end state analysis. Section 9 explains how to modify data stored in a SAPHIRE database. Section 10 illustrates how to generate and customize reports. Section 11 covers SAPHIRE utility options to perform routine functions such as defining constant values, recovering databases, and loading data from external sources. Section 12 provides an overview of GEM’s features and capabilities. Finally, Section 13 summarizes SAPHIRE’s quality assurance process.

C. L. Smith

2008-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

415

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

416

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

417

IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON POWER SYSTEMS,VOL. 5, NO. 3, AUGUST 1990 VALUE OF SERVICE RELIABILITY  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

to various service options or investments in reliability to infer customer outage costs; historical data planning framework, and taking advantage of the recent advances in the quantificationof outage costs of dwindling reserves. Information on customer outage costs associatedwith such actions is incorporatedusing

Gross, George

418

Competitive Electricity Markets and System Reliability: The Case for New England's Proposed Locational Capacity Market  

SciTech Connect

Clear evidence exists that the existing wholesale markets in New England are failing to provide sufficient incentives to invest. The ISO-NE LICAP proposal is designed to ensure that New England markets attract sufficient generation resources to protect reliability while being mindful of the added cost burden that it will produce.

Farr, John G.; Felder, Frank A.

2005-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

419

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

420

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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A design approach to a risk review for fuel cell-based distributed cogeneration systems  

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A risk review of a fuel cell-based distributed co-generation (FC-Based DCG) system was conducted to identify and quantify the major technological system risks in a worst-case scenario. A risk review entails both a risk assessment and a risk analysis of a designed system, and it is part of risk engineering. Thorough literature reviews and expert interviews were conducted in the field of fuel cells. A thorough literature review of the risk engineering field was also conducted. A procedure for a risk review of the FC-Based DCG System was developed. The representative system design was identified by the current DCG design technology. The risk assessment was carried out, identifying the system components and potential failure modes and consequences. Then, using probabilities of failure for the various system components, the risk associated with a particular system design was determined. A Monte Carlo simulation on the total system reliability was used to evaluate the potential for system failure at a time of 1 hour, 5 hours, 10 hours, 50 hours, 100 hours and 500 hours of continuous operation. The original system was found to be acceptable at the initial times, but after 100 hours was predicted to fail. The components which consistently contribute significantly to the overall system risk are the membrane electrode assembly (MEA) and the nickel-metal foam flow fields. A revised system was analyzed with the reliability of the MEA and the Ni-foam set to 100%. After the revision, the components which contributed significantly to the system risk were the pumps. Simulations were run for several alternative systems to provide feedback on risk management suggestions. The risk engineering process developed with the design approach for this research is applicable to any system and it accommodates the use of many different risk engineering tools.

Luthringer, Kristin Lyn

2005-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

422

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

423

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

424

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

425

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

426

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

427

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

428

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...

429

An R and D Agenda to enhance electricity system reliability by increasing customer participation in emerging competitive markets  

SciTech Connect

Recent electricity price spikes are painful reminders of the value that meaningful demand-side responses could bring to the restructuring US electricity system. Review of the aggregate offers made by suppliers confirms that even a modest increase demand elasticity could dramatically reduce these extremes in price volatility. We submit that dramatically increased customer participation in these markets to enhance system reliability and reduce price volatility is sorely needed. Indeed, allowing customers to manage their loads in response to system conditions might be thought of as the ultimate reliability resource. Most would agree that meaningful demand-side responses to price are the hallmark of a well-functioning competitive market (Kirby and Kueck 1999). Yet, in today's markets for electricity, little or no such response is evident. In effect, today's markets are incomplete; they represent only half of what a truly competitive market requires. The reason is simple: customers currently do not experience directly the time-varying costs of their consumption decisions. Consequently, they have no incentive to modify these decisions in ways that might enhance system reliability or improve the efficiency of the markets in which electricity is traded. We submit that increased customer participation is a necessary step in the evolution toward more efficient markets for electricity and ancillary services. Toward this end, this paper outlines an agenda for public-interest R&D in support of this objective.

Eto, J.; Marnay, C.; Goldman, C.; Kueck, J.; Kirby, B.; Dagle, J.; Alvarado, F.; Mount, T.; Oren, S.; Martinez, C.

2000-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

430

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

431

A Methodology to Assess the Reliability of Hydrogen-based Transportation Energy Systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

40 Figure 11. OPEC share of global crude oil41 Figure 12. Persian Gulf share of global crude oil44 Figure 15. Distribution of global crude oil

McCarthy, Ryan

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

432

A Methodology to Assess the Reliability of Hydrogen-based Transportation Energy Systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

oil reserves ..the estimated distribution of oil reserves as of January 1,Middle East. World Crude Oil Reserves Wo rld OP EC P ia ers

McCarthy, Ryan

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

433

Restoring Faith in the bulk-power system: an early assessment of mandatory reliability standards  

SciTech Connect

The driving force underlying creation of mandatory reliability standards was the prevention of widespread outages, such as those that occurred in 1965, 1977 and 2003. So far, no similar outage has occurred when an entity is in full compliance with the standards, and NERC and FERC have demonstrated that they will actively enforce compliance while aggressively pursuing entities alleged to be non-compliant. (author)

McAllister, Levi; Dawson, Kelly L.

2010-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

434

Framework for Stochastic Reliability of Bulk Power System with Stability Constraints  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The power industry is saddled with the dual responsibilities of generating power at affordable cost and supplying it to the consumers at an affordable and acceptable price. The availability of the supply and the security thereof are equally of paramount importance to utilities. The research is aimed at seeking elegant methods for conducting the concurrent stability/ reliability assessment, selection of remedial actions (RA), optimization and cost benefit analysis with benefit allocation in multi-area sys...

2004-02-27T23:59:59.000Z

435

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

436

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

437

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

438

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

439

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

440

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

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441

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

442

DOE Hydrogen Analysis Repository: Distributed Hydrogen Fueling Systems  

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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

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A method for critical software event execution reliability in high assurance systems  

SciTech Connect

This paper presents a method for Critical Software Event Execution Reliability (Critical SEER). The Critical SEER method is intended for high assurance software that operates in an environment where transient upsets could occur, causing a disturbance of the critical software event execution order, which could cause safety or security hazards. The method has a finite automata based module that watches (hence SEER) and tracks the critical events and ensures they occur in the proper order or else a fail safe state is forced. This method is applied during the analysis, design and implementation phases of software engineering.

Kidd, M.E.C.

1997-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Reliability Assessment of the Water Supply Systems under Uncertain Future Extreme Climate Conditions  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Increase in global mean temperature and changes in rainfall amount, pattern and distribution over the world are all indicative of climate change events. These changes alter the hydro-climatic condition of regions as well as the availability of ...

Mohammad Karamouz; Erfan Goharian; Sara Nazif

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Reliability Assessment of the Water Supply Systems under Uncertain Future Extreme Climate Conditions  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Increase in global mean temperature and changes in rainfall amount, pattern, and distribution over the world are all indicative of climate change events. These changes alter the hydroclimatic condition of regions as well as the availability of ...

Mohammad Karamouz; Erfan Goharian; Sara Nazif

2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

446

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.

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Measurement Practices for Reliability and Power Quality  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report provides a distribution reliability measurement ''toolkit'' that is intended to be an asset to regulators, utilities and power users. The metrics and standards discussed range from simple reliability, to power quality, to the new blend of reliability and power quality analysis that is now developing. This report was sponsored by the Office of Electric Transmission and Distribution, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Inconsistencies presently exist in commonly agreed-upon practices for measuring the reliability of the distribution systems. However, efforts are being made by a number of organizations to develop solutions. In addition, there is growing interest in methods or standards for measuring power quality, and in defining power quality levels that are acceptable to various industries or user groups. The problems and solutions vary widely among geographic areas and among large investor-owned utilities, rural cooperatives, and municipal utilities; but there is still a great degree of commonality. Industry organizations such as the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA), the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), the American Public Power Association (APPA), and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) have made tremendous strides in preparing self-assessment templates, optimization guides, diagnostic techniques, and better definitions of reliability and power quality measures. In addition, public utility commissions have developed codes and methods for assessing performance that consider local needs. There is considerable overlap among these various organizations, and we see real opportunity and value in sharing these methods, guides, and standards in this report. This report provides a ''toolkit'' containing synopses of noteworthy reliability measurement practices. The toolkit has been developed to address the interests of three groups: electric power users, utilities, and regulators. The report will also serve to support activities to develop and share information among industry and regulatory participants about critical resources and practices. The toolkit has been developed by investigating the status of indices and definitions, surveying utility organizations on information sharing, and preparing summaries of reliability standards and monitoring requirements--the issues, needs, work under way, existing standards, practices and guidelines--for the following three classifications: (1) terms and definitions of reliability; (2) power quality standards, guidelines, and measurements; and (3) activities and organizations developing and sharing information on distribution reliability. As these synopses of reliability measurement practices are provided, it must be noted that an economic penalty may be associated with requiring too high a reliability level from the distribution system for all customers. It may be appropriate for the distribution system to supply only some base, generally accepted level of reliability. This base level would be adequate for the majority of customers. Users who need a higher level may find it economical to supply using distributed energy resources (DER) and other local solutions to reliability and power quality needs. Local solutions implemented by the customer may be the most cost-effective method for addressing the more stringent needs of a digital economy. These local solutions include energy storage, small distributed generators, and microgrids. This report also considers the market's role in addressing reliability issues and requirements. The customer's needs are discussed in view of issues such as power quality requirements of digital electronic equipment, the cost of outages, the cost of storage and new infrastructure, and natural gas prices. The market role in addressing these issues and requirements is explored. The economic considerations associated with the reliability issues are discussed, as well as the levels at which these economic decisions could be made. Finally, a discussion is provided of the role DER could play in addressing

Kueck, JD

2005-05-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Measurement Practices for Reliability and Power Quality  

SciTech Connect

This report provides a distribution reliability measurement ''toolkit'' that is intended to be an asset to regulators, utilities and power users. The metrics and standards discussed range from simple reliability, to power quality, to the new blend of reliability and power quality analysis that is now developing. This report was sponsored by the Office of Electric Transmission and Distribution, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Inconsistencies presently exist in commonly agreed-upon practices for measuring the reliability of the distribution systems. However, efforts are being made by a number of organizations to develop solutions. In addition, there is growing interest in methods or standards for measuring power quality, and in defining power quality levels that are acceptable to various industries or user groups. The problems and solutions vary widely among geographic areas and among large investor-owned utilities, rural cooperatives, and municipal utilities; but there is still a great degree of commonality. Industry organizations such as the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA), the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), the American Public Power Association (APPA), and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) have made tremendous strides in preparing self-assessment templates, optimization guides, diagnostic techniques, and better definitions of reliability and power quality measures. In addition, public utility commissions have developed codes and methods for assessing performance that consider local needs. There is considerable overlap among these various organizations, and we see real opportunity and value in sharing these methods, guides, and standards in this report. This report provides a ''toolkit'' containing synopses of noteworthy reliability measurement practices. The toolkit has been developed to address the interests of three groups: electric power users, utilities, and regulators. The report will also serve to support activities to develop and share information among industry and regulatory participants about critical resources and practices. The toolkit has been developed by investigating the status of indices and definitions, surveying utility organizations on information sharing, and preparing summaries of reliability standards and monitoring requirements--the issues, needs, work under way, existing standards, practices and guidelines--for the following three classifications: (1) terms and definitions of reliability; (2) power quality standards, guidelines, and measurements; and (3) activities and organizations developing and sharing information on distribution reliability. As these synopses of reliability measurement practices are provided, it must be noted that an economic penalty may be associated with requiring too high a reliability level from the distribution system for all customers. It may be appropriate for the distribution system to supply only some base, generally accepted level of reliability. This base level would be adequate for the majority of customers. Users who need a higher level may find it economical to supply using distributed energy resources (DER) and other local solutions to reliability and power quality needs. Local solutions implemented by the customer may be the most cost-effective method for addressing the more stringent needs of a digital economy. These local solutions include energy storage, small distributed generators, and microgrids. This report also considers the market's role in addressing reliability issues and requirements. The customer's needs are discussed in view of issues such as power quality requirements of digital electronic equipment, the cost of outages, the cost of storage and new infrastructure, and natural gas prices. The market role in addressing these issues and requirements is explored. The economic considerations associated with the reliability issues are discussed, as well as the levels at which these economic decisions could be made. Finally, a discussion is

Kueck, JD

2005-05-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Parallel Computing Environments and Methods for Power Distribution System Simulation  

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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

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

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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

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A new approach for dynamic reliability and power management of Integrated Systems, such as Systems on Chips (SoCs) and Networks  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

and the appropriate failure rate (e.g. idle state failure rate in Figure 3 is fi, while the power consumption is Pi is finite, we also model transition states. Each of the power states presented in the figure has a different failure rate, as each state represents different level of power consumption. Since system reliability

De Micheli, Giovanni

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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

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Scoping Study for Identifying the Need for New Tools for the Planning of Transmission and Distribution Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This scoping study was performed for the Intelligrid program and presents a qualitative analysis of the industry with respect to transmission and distribution planning. The aim of the Intelligrid program is to create the technical foundation for a smart power grid that links electricity with communications and computer control to achieve tremendous gains in reliability, capacity, and customer services. This study assesses the capabilities of tools currently used towards this system enhancement, identifie...

2007-06-28T23:59:59.000Z

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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

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Analyzing the effects of component reliability on naval Integrated Power System quality of service  

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The Integrated Power System (IPS) is a key enabling technology for future naval vessels and their advanced weapon systems. While conventional warship designs utilize separate power systems for propulsion and shipboard ...

Hawbaker, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Forrest)

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC): Reliability...  

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

American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC): Reliability Considerations from the Integration of Smart Grid. NERC develops and enforces Reliability Standards; assesses...

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State Research, Outreach, and Technical Assistance to Imrove the Nation's Transmission & Distribution System  

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The broad purpose of this project was to work cooperatively with the DOE to explore technology nad policy issues associated with more efficient, reliable, and affordable electric transmission and distribution use.

J. Fox; M. Keogh; A. Spahn

2009-05-20T23:59:59.000Z

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State Research, Outreach, and Technical Assistance to Imrove the Nation's Transmission & Distribution System  

SciTech Connect

The broad purpose of this project was to work cooperatively with the DOE to explore technology nad policy issues associated with more efficient, reliable, and affordable electric transmission and distribution use.

J. Fox; M. Keogh; A. Spahn

2009-05-20T23:59:59.000Z

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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.

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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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Enertech 2-kW high-reliability wind system. Phase II. Fabrication and testing  

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A high-reliability wind machine rated for 2 kW in a 9 m/s wind has been developed. Activities are summarized that are centered on the fabrication and testing of prototypes of the wind machine. The test results verified that the wind machine met the power output specification and that the variable-pitch rotor effectively controlled the rotor speed for wind speeds up to 50 mph. Three prototypes of the wind machine were shipped to the Rocky Flats test center in September through November of 1979. Work was also performed to reduce the start-up wind speed. The start-up wind speed to the Enertech facility has been reduced to 4.5 m/s.

Cordes, J.A.; Johnson, B.A.

1981-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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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