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  1. SMUD- Residential Solar Loan Program

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    The Sacramento Municipal Utility District's (SMUD) Residential Loan Program provides 100% financing to customers who install solar water heating systems. All solar water heating systems must meet...

  2. SMUD- PV Residential Retrofit Buy-Down

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    SMUD offers an incentive of $0.20 per watt (W) AC to residential customers who install grid-connected photovoltaic (PV) systems. Customers do not have to contract directly with SMUD-approved...

  3. SMUD- Commercial Energy Efficiency Rebate Program

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    '''The prescriptive lighting program is currently out of funds for new projects. Contact SMUD for further information.'''

  4. Challenges with SMUD’s Community Renewable Energy Project Deployment

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    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Community Renewable Energy Success Stories Webinar series presentation by Elaine Sison-Lebrilla, Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) on technical challenges confronting local solar energy programs in California.

  5. SMUD- Solar Water Heater Rebate Program

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    The Sacramento Municipal Utility District's (SMUD) Solar Domestic Hot Water Program provides rebates and/or loan financing to customers who install solar water heating systems. The amount of the...

  6. SMUD Kokhala Power Tower Study

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    Price, Henry W. [National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO (United States); Whitney, Daniel D.; Beebe, H.I. [Sacramento Municipal Utility District, CA (United States)


    Kokhala is the name of a new hybridized power tower design which integrates a nitrate-salt solar power tower with a gas turbine combined-cycle power plant. This integration achieves high value energy, low costs, and lower investor risk than a conventional solar only power tower plant. One of the primary advantages of this system is that it makes small power tower plants much more economically competitive with conventional power generation technologies. This paper is an overview of a study that performed a conceptual evaluation of a small (30 MWe) commercial plant suitable for the Sacramento Municipal Utility District`s (SMUD) Rancho Seco power plant site near Sacramento, California. This paper discusses the motivation for using a small hybrid solar plant and provides an overview of the analysis methodology used in the study. The results indicate that a power tower integrated with an advanced gas turbine, combined with Sacramento`s summer solar resource, could produce a low- risk, economically viable power generation project in the near future.

  7. SMUD's HVAC Programs Ravi Patel-Program Planning

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    California at Davis, University of

    1 SMUD's HVAC Programs 5-7-13 Ravi Patel- Program Planning Bruce Baccei- R&D #12;SMUD's Residential contractors trained and BPI certified ­ Majority were pushing only HVAC; now driving the HPP · Program encourages more HVAC replacements to occur through HPP ­ Move away from stand alone programs ­ Start

  8. Evaluation of Persistence of Savings from SMUD Retrocommissioning Program

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    Bourassa, Norman J.; Piette, Mary A.; Motegi, Naoya


    Commercial building retrocommissioning activity has increased in recent years. Retrocommissioning is a process of identifying and implementing system improvements in existing buildings, with an emphasis on using low cost operation & maintenance tuneups and diagnostic testing instead of capital intensive retrofits. This report discusses a recent study of retrocommissioning persistence, conducted by LBNL for the Sacramento Municipal utility District (SMUD). The objective of this study was to examine a selection of the 17 buildings (prior to 2003) that participated in SMUD's program and estimate the persistence of energy savings and measure implementation. The SMUD retrocommissioning program's two primary goals are to reduce overall building energy consumption and guide the customer toward more far reaching improvements and energy efficiency awareness. The complete report contains the following documents: Executive Summary & Final Report; Appendix A: Data Analysis Methodology Details; Appendix B: Site-by-Site Energy Analysis Results; Appendix C: Interview Notes--Raw Data; and Appendix D: Data Analysis Spreadsheet. The Report is organized in five sections. The Introduction describes retrocommissioning background, persistence of savings issues and previous related work. The Methodology section provides an overview of the data analysis procedures. The Results and Discussion sections highlight and interpret key findings. The Summary section provides conclusions and recommendations.

  9. Monitoring peak power and cooling energy savings of shade trees and white surfaces in the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) service area: Project design and preliminary results

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    Akbari, H.; Bretz, S.; Hanford, J.; Rosenfeld, A.; Sailor, D.; Taha, H. [Lawrence Berkeley Lab., CA (United States); Bos, W. [Sacramento Municipal Utility District, CA (United States)


    Urban areas in warm climates create summer heat islands of daily average intensity of 3--5{degrees}C, adding to discomfort and increasing air-conditioning loads. Two important factors contributing to urban heat islands are reductions in albedo (lower overall city reflectance) and loss of vegetation (less evapotranspiration). Reducing summer heat islands by planting vegetation (shade trees) and increasing surface albedos, saves cooling energy, allows down-sizing of air conditioners, lowers air-conditioning peak demand, and reduces the emission of CO{sub 2} and other pollutants from electric power plants. The focus of this multi-year project, jointly sponsored by SMUD and the California Institute for Energy Efficiency (CIEE), was to measure the direct cooling effects of trees and white surfaces (mainly roofs) in a few buildings in Sacramento. The first-year project was to design the experiment and obtain base case data. We also obtained limited post retrofit data for some sites. This report provides an overview of the project activities during the first year at six sites. The measurement period for some of the sites was limited to September and October, which are transitional cooling months in Sacramento and hence the interpretation of results only apply to this period. In one house, recoating the dark roof with a high-albedo coating rendered air conditioning unnecessary for the month of September (possible savings of up to 10 kWh per day and 2 kW of non-coincidental peak power). Savings of 50% relative to an identical base case bungalow were achieved when a school bungalow`s roof and southeast wall were coated with a high-albedo coating during the same period. Our measured data for the vegetation sites do not indicate conclusive results because shade trees were small and the cooling period was almost over. We need to collect more data over a longer cooling season in order to demonstrate savings conclusively.

  10. Challenges with SMUDs Community Renewable Energy Project Deployment

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    Transmission Constraints Focus on local renewable resources Solar BiomassBiogas Local benefits to customer-owners Power Purchase Agreements (Feed-In Tariff...

  11. SMUD Wind Farm | Open Energy Information

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  12. NCGIA Annual GIS Bibliography Harlan J. Onsrud

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    California at Santa Barbara, University of

    are the "gray literature" of most academic disciplines. Although the quality of proceedings articles is seldom electronic access to articles contained in GIS proceedings and book compendiums. At present, searching for such articles is typically done manually. If users find this 1991 edition worthwhile, new editions are likely

  13. Impact of SolarSmart Subdivisions on SMUD's Distribution System

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


    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.

  14. Sacramento Municipal Utility District SMUD | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home5b9fcbce19 No revisionEnvReviewNonInvasiveExplorationUT-g Grant ofRichardton Abbey Wind Farm(CTI PFAN)STIL2SWIR JumpSacramento

  15. QER Public Meeting No. 5 Written Comments of SMUD

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul(Summary) "ofEarly Career Scientists' Research | DepartmentDepartmentHatch, Maryanne []Katy EisemanEast,No. 5

  16. Harlan County, Kentucky: Energy Resources | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data CenterFranconia, Virginia: Energy Resources Jump to: navigation,Ohio:Greer County is8584°,Hardy County, West Virginia: Energy

  17. Harlan County, Nebraska: Energy Resources | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data CenterFranconia, Virginia: Energy Resources Jump to: navigation,Ohio:Greer County is8584°,Hardy County, West Virginia: EnergyCounty,

  18. City of Harlan, Iowa (Utility Company) | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Office of Inspector GeneralDepartmentAUDITOhio (Utility Company)Galion, OhioInformationInformation

  19. Small Business Demand Response with Communicating Thermostats: SMUD's Summer Solutions Research Pilot

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    Herter, Karen


    eRadio server at the transmission tower site. The receptionthe eRadio server at the transmission tower site. The priceserver at the transmission tower site. The temperature

  20. Small Business Demand Response with Communicating Thermostats: SMUD's Summer Solutions Research Pilot

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    Herter, Karen


    Martin Aspen. 2006. Demand Response Enabling TechnologiesDon. 2007. “Pricing for Demand Response from Residential andthe Level of Demand Response,” Power Point Presentation, 24

  1. Small Business Demand Response with Communicating Thermostats: SMUD's Summer Solutions Research Pilot

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    Herter, Karen; Wayland, Seth; Rasin, Josh


    This report documents a field study of 78 small commercial customers in the Sacramento Municipal Utility District service territory who volunteered for an integrated energy-efficiency/demand-response (EE-DR) program in the summer of 2008. The original objective for the pilot was to provide a better understanding of demand response issues in the small commercial sector. Early findings justified a focus on offering small businesses (1) help with the energy efficiency of their buildings in exchange for occasional load shed, and (2) a portfolio of options to meet the needs of a diverse customer sector. To meet these expressed needs, the research pilot provided on-site energy efficiency advice and offered participants several program options, including the choice of either a dynamic rate or monthly payment for air-conditioning setpoint control. An analysis of hourly load data indicates that the offices and retail stores in our sample provided significant demand response, while the restaurants did not. Thermostat data provides further evidence that restaurants attempted to precool and reduce AC service during event hours, but were unable to because their air-conditioning units were undersized. On a 100 F reference day, load impacts of all participants during events averaged 14%, while load impacts of office and retail buildings (excluding restaurants) reached 20%. Overall, pilot participants including restaurants had 2007-2008 summer energy savings of 20% and bill savings of 30%. About 80% of participants said that the program met or surpassed their expectations, and three-quarters said they would probably or definitely participate again without the $120 participation incentive. These results provide evidence that energy efficiency programs, dynamic rates and load control programs can be used concurrently and effectively in the small business sector, and that communicating thermostats are a reliable tool for providing air-conditioning load shed and enhancing the ability of customers on dynamic rates to respond to intermittent price events.

  2. Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD): Rotating Shadowband Radiometer (RSR); Anatolia - Rancho Cordova, California (Data)

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    Maxey, C.; Andreas, A.

    A partnership with industry and U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to collect solar data to support future solar power generation in the United States. The measurement station monitors global horizontal, direct normal, and diffuse horizontal irradiance to define the amount of solar energy that hits this particular location. The solar measurement instrumentation is also accompanied by meteorological monitoring equipment to provide scientists with a complete picture of the solar power possibilities.

  3. NREL: MIDC/SMUD Anatolia Rotating Shadowband Radiometer (38.55 N, 121.24 W,

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr MayAtmosphericNuclear Security Administration the Contributions and Achievements ofLizResultsGeothermal EnergyElizabeth City51 m,


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    Cosumnes River Boulevard Interchange SMUD Cogeneration Pipeline Project Docket No. 92-AFC-2P July 2007, CA 95833 #12;SMUD COGENERATION PIPELINE PROJECT Table of Contents K:\\Wprocess\\25832\\SMUD

  5. SUMMER-FALL 2009 SCHEDULE Workshops to Improve Productivity by

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    .html Motor Systems Management Motor Systems Management training is designed to help facility personnel reduce tracking, maintenance, repair, power quality, management of power transmission and driven loads California Gas registration Sep 1 SMUD Sacramento, CA Motor System Management SMUD reg

  6. Financing Renewable Energy - No Pain, No Gain | Department of...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    More Documents & Publications Challenges with SMUD's Community Renewable Energy Project Deployment CX-003599: Categorical Exclusion Determination Biogas Opportunities Roadmap...

  7. EIS-0323-S1: Sacramento Area Voltage Support Project Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement and Environmental Impact Report, Placer, Sacramento, and Sutter Counties, California

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    Construction and operation has been proposed of approximately 31 to 38 miles of new, double-circuit, 230-kilovolt (kV) transmission line between Western's O'Banion Substation and the area just south of SMUD's Elverta Substation and the reconstruciton of SMUD's existing 230-kV/115kV transmission line between SMUD's Elverta and Natomas substations.

  8. The steady-state mosaic of disturbance and succession across an old-growth Central Amazon forest landscape

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    African jungle. Nature 457(7232): 2. Laurance WF, et al. (tropical forests. Nature 457(7232):1003–1006. 7. Coomes DA,

  9. The steady-state mosaic of disturbance and succession across an old-growth Central Amazon forest landscape

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    Chambers, J.Q.


    African jungle. Nature 457(7232): 2. Laurance WF, et al. (tropical forests. Nature 457(7232):1003–1006. 7. Coomes DA,

  10. CX-001394: Categorical Exclusion Determination | Department of...

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    of lithium ion batteries and inverters will be installed adjacent to existing transformers within SMUD easements. The project will measure any changes in consumer behavior...

  11. Behavior Based Energy Efficiency (BBEE)

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    experienced to-date compared to electronic communications. SMUD will complete its smart meter rollout by March 2012, and plans to test new customer-facing applications...

  12. Arnold Schwarzenegger LIGHTING RESEARCH PROGRAM

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    and Connie Buchan with Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD). Element 4 Lead: John Kesselring for Energy Efficiency; Eric Stubee, SAIC; Don Frey and Judie Porter, Architectural Energy

  13. Integrated Deployment Success Stories | Department of Energy

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    Municipal Utility District (SMUD) in Sacramento, California, is looking to local renewable resources to help meet its aggressive goal of supplying 37% of its power from...

  14. EA-1588: Finding of No Significant Impact | Department of Energy

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    of No Significant Impact EA-1588: Finding of No Significant Impact Sacramento Municipal Utility District 230-kV Folsom Dam Transmission Line Relocation SMUD's proposed action...

  15. E-Print Network 3.0 - assessment sacramento energy Sample Search...

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    Steam Systems Assessment PG&E registration Apr 7 SMUD Sacramento, CA Fundamentals of Compressed Air... St. MS 42 Sacramento, CA 95814 ... Source: California Energy Commission...

  16. CX-002328: Categorical Exclusion Determination | Department of...

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

    Community Renewable Energy Deployment - Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD): Solar Highways CX(s) Applied: A9 Date: 05182010 Location(s): Sacramento, California...

  17. Energy Recovery Potential from Wastewater Utilities through Innovation...

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    of Difference Challenges with SMUD's Community Renewable Energy Project Deployment Biogas Opportunities Roadmap Bioenergy Home About the Bioenergy Technologies Office Research...

  18. SFGate Home Today's Chronicle

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    Southern California, University of

    15yr old prvt constr MARKETING New Business Service Specialist SMUD TECHNICIANS HVAC Service Techs HVAC BSME 3 years experience Flack and Kurtz INSTALLER Security Home Alarm - busy co. ARCHITECTURE M+W ZANDER U.S. OPERATIONS, INC - th GROCERY One of Fortune Magazine's... Whole Foods Market ENGINEERING SMUD

  19. Analysis of the value of battery storage with wind and photovoltaic generation to the Sacramento Municipal Utility District

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    Zaininger, H.W. [Zaininger Engineering Co., Inc., Roseville, CA (United States)


    This report describes the results of an analysis to determine the economic and operational value of battery storage to wind and photovoltaic (PV) generation technologies to the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) system. The analysis approach consisted of performing a benefit-cost economic assessment using established SMUD financial parameters, system expansion plans, and current system operating procedures. This report presents the results of the analysis. Section 2 describes expected wind and PV plant performance. Section 3 describes expected benefits to SMUD associated with employing battery storage. Section 4 presents preliminary benefit-cost results for battery storage added at the Solano wind plant and the Hedge PV plant. Section 5 presents conclusions and recommendations resulting from this analysis. The results of this analysis should be reviewed subject to the following caveat. The assumptions and data used in developing these results were based on reports available from and interaction with appropriate SMUD operating, planning, and design personnel in 1994 and early 1995 and are compatible with financial assumptions and system expansion plans as of that time. Assumptions and SMUD expansion plans have changed since then. In particular, SMUD did not install the additional 45 MW of wind that was planned for 1996. Current SMUD expansion plans and assumptions should be obtained from appropriate SMUD personnel.

  20. PROGRAM DAY 1 2011 RESCO Experts Symposium -February 22-23, 2011

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    California's Renewable Energy Future Merwin Brown, Moderator PIER Smart Grid Efforts Pedro Gomez California Energy Commission SCE Smart Grid Efforts Mike Montoya SCE SMUD Smart Grid Efforts Jim Parks SMUD SDG Smart Grid Efforts Harold Galicer Sacramento State University Solar Integration R&D George Simons Itron

  1. Phoenix Area Social Survey: Long Term Monitoring of Social Interaction and Environmental Change in Urban Neighborhoods Amy Nelson, Sharon Harlan, Edward Hackett, Andrew Kirby, Robert Bolin, David Pijawka, Tom Rex

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    Hall, Sharon J.

    a sustainable urban environment and for mitigating environmental damage? 3. How do neighborhood characteristicsPhoenix Area Social Survey: Long Term Monitoring of Social Interaction and Environmental Change, and how changing environmental conditions, in turn, affect the quality of human life. 1. How do

  2. Good Start Out of the Gate: Tobacco Industry Political Influence and Tobacco Policymaking in Kentucky 1936-2012

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    Washington, Michelle D.; Barnes, Richard L.; Glantz, Stanton A.


    Harlan Daily Enterprise (Ashland, KY) August 20, 2009; 4.president of First Stop, an Ashland shop that sold tobaccoWorkplaces Eastern Ashland City Commission Western Henderson

  3. Microsoft Word - CX_Okanogan_County_Acquisitions.doc

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    Tribes (CCT) for purchase of the Okanogan County (Peterson, Harlan, King) Properties Fish and Wildlife Project No.: 2008-104-00, Contract BPA-004448 Categorical Exclusion...

  4. E-Print Network 3.0 - athens greece assessment Sample Search...

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    Source: Spence, Harlan Ernest - Department of Astronomy & Center for Space Physics, Boston University Collection: Physics 30 2nd International Advanced Research Workshop on In...

  5. Assessing Vehicle Electricity Demand Impacts on California Electricity Supply

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    McCarthy, Ryan W.


    System Operator. WECC (2006) Information Summary, Westernx SDG&E SMR SMUD TID v VMT WECC San Diego Gas & ElectricCoordinating Council (WECC) differ somewhat from the CEC and

  6. A Regional Approach to Market Monitoring in the West

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    Barmack, Matthew; Kahn, Edward; Tierney, Susan; Goldman, Charles


    RTO SMUD SCED SCUC SSG-WI WAPA WECC Arizona Public Serviceaggregated form. For example, WECC publishes a daily reportfor three sub-regions of WECC, but the report does not

  7. Driving Demand for Home Energy Improvements: Motivating residential customers to invest in comprehensive upgrades that eliminate energy waste, avoid high utility bills, and spur the economy

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    Fuller, Merrian C.


    Conservation Corporation (WECC). The project‘s goal was toConservation Corporation (WECC was contracted to support theRESNET RFP RPV SMUD VCEM WECC ZIP Baltimore Neighborhood

  8. Conservation screening curves to compare efficiency investments to power plants: Applications to commercial sector conservation programs

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    Koomey, Jonathan; Rosenfeld, Arthur H.; Gadgil, Ashok J.


    Energy Analysis 3 LILCO--Commercial Energy Audit 4Large Commercial Audit 7 SCE--Energy Management SurveysUtilities--Energy Check 5 SMUD--Small Commercial Audit 6

  9. Cooling our Communities. A Guidebook on Tree Planting and Light-Colored Surfacing

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    Akbari, H.


    of trees which save energy and trees that only sequester1990, a team of SMUD "Energy Advisors" and Tree Foundation "of'an unshaded lawn, Trees, Energy,And Water: Implications

  10. Community Renewable Energy Deployment Success Stories: Financing Renewable Energy Projects Webinar

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    This DOE webinar will cover the challenges and successes of financing mechanisms for a solar project in Knoxville, Tennessee, and a Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) project. More...

  11. Energy Research and Development Division FINAL PROJECT REPORT

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    Energy Research and Development Division FINAL PROJECT REPORT SMUD OFFPEAK OVERCOOLING PROJECT DECEMBER 2007 CEC5002013066 Prepared for: California Energy Commission Prepared by: Davis Energy Group #12; PREPARED BY: Primary Author(s): David Springer Davis Energy Group Davis, CA

  12. Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: Treasure...

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    who worked with SMUD, DOE, NREL, and ConSol to build HERS-54 homes with high-efficiency HVAC, ducts buried in attic insulation, SmartVent cooling, and rooftop PV. Treasure Homes:...

  13. Short-term irradiance variability: Preliminary estimation of station pair correlation as a function of distance

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    Review Short-term irradiance variability: Preliminary estimation of station pair correlation, 2010; SMUD, 2010; IEA, 2010). In a recently published article, Hoff and Perez (2010a,b) advanced

  14. Smart Grid Overview

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    S imulator NREL Smart Grid TesHng Power I nfrastructure 11 Monitoring on DistribuLon Transformer Anatolia Subdivision --- SMUD 2kW of PV on each home Modeling System Impacts...

  15. 1991 & 1992 trade-in refrigerator metering project

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    Bos, W.


    Under SMUD`s Equipment Efficiency Improvement Program the District offers an incentive of $100 to customers who trade in an older refrigerator in conjunction with the purchase of a new model. More than 40,000 refrigerators have been traded in this program as of January 1993. This program has provided 36.5% of the total reported savings from all SMUD`s conservation programs through April 1993. Of this 36.5% reported savings, 84.7% is attributed to the trading in of an old refrigerator for a new model, and only 15.3% to purchases of a new refrigerators without trading in their older model. In 1992 two laboratory studies were undertaken to quantify energy use of older, close to retirement, domestic residential refrigerators from participants in SMUD`s refrigerator trade-in program. One study focused on annual energy use from older model refrigerators received from this program, and the second study focused on potential energy savings from condenser coil cleaning from this same stock of refrigerators. To determine the performance of these refrigerators, a sample of 79 units was randomly selected for testing. Each unit was tested to obtain annual energy use (kWh/yr) and to document physical and operational conditions. A subset of 28 units from this sample was also tested to determine energy savings as a result of cleaning condenser coils. This was done by comparing test results of annual energy use before and after coil cleaning. These refrigerators were tested to the same conventional procedures (commonly called the {open_quotes}DOE{close_quotes} test, or AHAM test procedures) used to arrive at annual energy use labeled on all new refrigerators. Although laboratory results do not exactly replicate field (in-home) results, they have been found to still be a reasonably good predictor of energy use as reported in a Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory study , discussed in the following section.

  16. Darlington AL O'Reillys AL

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    Greenslade, Diana

    CanungraCk Darlington AL Darlington Coom era R O'Reillys AL Beechmont AL Binna Burra AL BackCk Tyungun AL Numinbah Valley AL NerangR Natural Bridge Numinbah AL Little Nerang Dam AL Albert R Bromfleet AL Benobble AL Wolffdene AL Luscombe AL Wongawallan AL Mt Tamborine Canungra Pimpama R Laheys Lookout

  17. Photovoltaic system reliability

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


    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.

  18. God Alone Can Make a National Park" the 1930 visit of the national park service officials to the smokies

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    Perfect, Ed

    dignitaries. The kickoff event on Monday, October 6, was a banquet at the Battery Park Hotel, the largest Smokies And Biltmore House." Harlan Kelsey, Roy Lyman Sexton, Arno Cammerer, and Horace Albright

  19. In Vivo and in Vitro Investigations into the Biosynthetic Relatedness of the

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    Kerr, Russell G.

    for Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Florida Atlantic UniVersity, Boca Raton, Florida 33431 rkerr. Pharmacol. 1987, 31, 500-505. (3) Haimes, H.; Glasson, S.; Harlan, P.; Jacobs, R.; Fenical, W.; Jimenez, P

  20. Jaguar Attack on a Child: Case Report and Literature Review

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    Iserson, Kenneth V.; Francis, Adama M.


    Harlan G. Fatal Big Cat Attacks. Am J Forensic Med Pathol.Iserson et al. Jaguar Attack on a Child 18. Rabinowitz AR,SM, Mills A, Shoff WH. Human attacks by large 25. Bahram R,

  1. Exploration And Discovery In Yellowstone Lake- Results From High...

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    the Yellowstone ecosystem. Authors L. A. Morgan, W. C. Shanks, D. A. Lovalvo, S. Y. Johnson, W. J. Stephenson, K. L. Pierce, S. S. Harlan, C. A. Finn, G. Lee, M. Webring, B....

  2. doi: 10.1149/1.2216547 2006, Volume 153, Issue 9, Pages A1724-A1731.J. Electrochem. Soc.

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    Mench, Matthew M.

    , and Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park of porous media flow and soil frost heave. The model is essentially a modified hybrid of Harlan's hydraulic

  3. DEAN'S LIST WITH DISTINCTION Spring Semester 2010

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    Wong, Pak Kin

    Annesha Lad, Raina Lambson, Koriel W. Laughlin, Amanda Diane Leichner, Charles Henry Light, Blaine Harlan. Biggie, Ryan P. Brauneis, Jacqueline N. Brent, Joshua I. Brown, Bryant P. Brown, Dustin H. Cahir, Thomas

  4. A study of water driven oil encroachment into gas caps

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    Ritch, Harlan J


    A STUDY OF WATER DRIVEN OIL ENCROACHMENT INTO GAS CAPS LIBRARY A S I COLLEGE OF TEXAS A Thesis By HARLAN J. RITCH ~ ~ ~ Submitted to the Graduate School oi' the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas in partial fulfillment... of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE May, 1958 Major Subject: Petroleum Engineering A STUDY OF WATER DRIVEN OIL ENCROACHMENT INTO GAS CAPS A Thesis By HARLAN J. RITCH Approved as to style and content by: hairxnan of Coxnxnittee) (Head...

  5. Project Profile: The Sacramento Municipal Utility District Consumnes Power Plant Solar Augmentation Project

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    The Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD), under the Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) Heat Integration for Baseload Renewable Energy Development (HIBRED) program, is demonstrating a hybrid CSP solar energy system that takes advantage of an existing electrical generator for its power block and transmission interconnection.

  6. Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program INTERIM/FINAL PROJECT REPORT

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    Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program INTERIM/FINAL PROJECT REPORT Maximum Power Point Inverter for Photovoltaic Systems With Energy Storage and Dispatchability is the final report for the SMUD Tracker Inverter for Photovoltaic Systems with Energy Storage and Dispatchability DECEMBER 2011 CEC

  7. Phase II-photovoltaics for utility scale applications (PVUSA). Second quarterly technical report, 1996

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    PVUSA transition and project planning activities continued, but the CEC/SMUD assumption of project management duties will likely be delayed until the end of 1996 while the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) evaluates PG&E`s filing for transferring project assets to the CEC.

  8. MAY 11 2009 MAY 12 2009

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    Natural Gas Pipeline Relocation in Yolo County Dear Ms. Juarez-Garcia: Enclosed are twelve copies and five pipeline located near the intersection of County Roads 29 and 102 in Yolo County. Project construction Roads 29 and 102 in Yolo County. As an officer of SMUD, I hereby attest, under penalty of perjury, under


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    COMMISSION CERTIFICATION DECISION NATURAL GAS PIPELINE RELOCATION IN YOLO COUNTY SMUD COGENERATION PIPELINE designates work to be completed near the intersection of County , Roads 29 and 102 in Yolo County in Yolo County to restore the pipeline to its original design standards with respect to pip~line operating

  10. Diagnosing the California Electricity "Crisis": Lessons for Latin America

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    Rudnick, Hugh

    Large Investor-Owned Utilities (IOUs) ­ Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) ­ Southern California Edison, and distribution · Government-owned entities ­ BPA, WAPA, LADWP, SMUD, SRP · Significant out-of-region energy electricity prices regulated by California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) · Wholesale electricity prices

  11. Effect of acetate and other cell wall components on enzymatic hydrolysis of aspen wood

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    Kong, Fanran


    , or OAc was the only component reacting with such a dilute KOH solution and consumed KOH. OAc is the easiest 25 '0 ~O Wlo QMI0GOCO IOV Q0ICOIAmO 4 cPOcv 0 O O Yl III Vl Vl Vl O IOIOd COOM III Yl H Pl ~ ~ O O 0 0 0 QOt l IAIAV)Q O O ~ l III O 4...

  12. Using EnergyPlus to Simulate the Dynamic Response of a Residential Building to Advanced Cooling Strategies: Preprint

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    Booten, C.; Tabares-Velasco, P. C.


    This study demonstrates the ability of EnergyPlus to accurately model complex cooling strategies in a real home with a goal of shifting energy use off peak and realizing energy savings. The house was retrofitted through the Sacramento Municipal Utility District's (SMUD) deep energy retrofit demonstration program; field tests were operated by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). The experimental data were collected as part of a larger study and are used here to validate simulation predictions.

  13. Parcel-Level Land Architecture and Land Surface Temperature in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area

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    Hall, Sharon J.

    Parcel-Level Land Architecture and Land Surface Temperature in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area Xiaoxiao Li1, Yun Ouyang1, Billie Turner II1,2, Sharon Harlan3, Anthony Brazel2 1 School of Sustainability system architecture--composition and configuration of different land-cover classes--on LST in the central

  14. Bermudagrass Production and Management in East Texas.

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    Holt, Ethan C.; Lancaster, J. A.


    states. Jour. Amer. Soc. Agron. 39551-559. 3. Harlan, J. R., G. W. Burton and W. C. Elder. 1954. Mid- land Bermudagass, a new variety for Oklahoma. Okla. Agri. Exp. Sta. Bul. 416. 4. USDA News Release-Suwannee Bermudagrass thrives on deep sand. Nov...

  15. Curriculum Vitae Allan J. Lichtman

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    Lansky, Joshua

    OF HISTORICAL STUDY (Arlington Heights, Ill.: Harlan Davidson, Inc., 1978, with Valerie French) ECOLOGICAL TO DISCOVER YOUR HERITAGE (New York: Random House, 1978) KIN AND COMMUNITIES: FAMILIES IN AMERICA (edited (Lanham: Madison Books, 1990, with Ken DeCell) THE KEYS TO THE WHITE HOUSE, 1996 EDITION (Lanham: Madison

  16. 8:30am Registration,coffee,andtea 9:00 am Welcome

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    Hall, Sharon J.

    ResourcesConservation,University ofMassachusetts-Amherst 2:45 pm Education Updates and Discussion Monica Elser,EducationHumanEvolutionandSocialChange, 10:30 am Climate, Ecosystems and People: Updates and Discussion Sharon Harlan Water Dynamics in a Desert City: Updates and Discussion Dan Childers,LeadPIandDirectorofCAP LTER

  17. Slaughter and carcass characteristics of finewool vs crossbred lambs

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    Bland, Bobby J


    did bone length. Bono weight would not be of use in live animal appraisal; however, the length of the log bone could bi appraised visually. . hus the only bone that appeared to . eet this restriction is the. tibia. The tibia would coom to give some... idea o the ability of the animal to gain rapidly and produce more chilled carcass woight. Hone of thn bono lengths were significantly corrolcted with tho weights of coronae cot0. There were other oarsass msssnrcccents that did seccn to give sn...

  18. Sacramento Municipal Utility District PV and Smart Grid Pilot at Anatolia

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    Rawson, Mark; Sanchez, Eddie Paul


    Under DE-FOA-0000085 High Penetration Solar Deployment, the U. S. Department of Energy funded agreements with SMUD and Navigant Consulting, SunPower, GridPoint, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and the California Energy Commission for this pilot demonstration project. Funding was $5,962,409.00. Cost share of $500,000 was also provided by the California Energy Commission. The project has strategic implications for SMUD, other utilities and the PV and energy-storage industries in business and resource planning, technology deployment and asset management. These implications include: -At this point, no dominant business models have emerged and the industry is open for new ideas. -Demonstrated two business models for using distributed PV and energy storage, and brainstormed several dozen more, each with different pros and cons for SMUD, its customers and the industry. -Energy storage can be used to manage high penetrations of PV and mitigate potential issues such as reverse power flow, voltage control violations, power quality issues, increased wear and tear on utility equipment, and system wide power supply issues. - Smart meters are another tool utilities can use to manage high penetrations of PV. The necessary equipment and protocols exist, and the next step is to determine how to integrate the functionality with utility programs and what level of utility control is required. - Time-of-use rates for the residential customers who hosted energy storage systems did not cause a significant change in energy usage patterns. However, the rates we used were not optimized for PV and energy storage. Opportunities exist for utilities to develop new structures.

  19. Sleep deprivation disrupts prepulse inhibition of the startle reflex: reversal by antipsychotic drugs

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    Frau, Roberto; Orrù , Marco; Puligheddu, Monica; Gessa, Gian Luigi; Mereu, Giampaolo; Marrosu, Francesco; Bortolato, Marco


    hallucinations, with changes in dimensional perception as well as loss of insight. Notably, this array of symptoms is typically reversed following a prolonged, restorative sleep (Tyler, 1955). Similarly, rodents forced to prolonged SD exhibit a spectrum of manic... and wake up. Thus, this procedure produces a complete reduction of REM sleep (Kovalzon and Tsibulsky, 1984). Method Animals A total of 138 male Sprague–Dawley albino rats [Harlan, S. Pietro al Natsione (UD), Italy] weighing between 200 g and 300 g served...

  20. Greenbuilt Retrofit Test House Final Report

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    Sparn, B.; Hudon, K.; Earle, L.; Booten, C.; Tabares-Velasco, P. C.; Barker, G.; Hancock, C. E.


    The Greenbuilt house, is an all-electric, 1980's era home in the eastern Sacramento suburb of Fair Oaks that was retrofit by Greenbuilt Construction as part of Sacramento Municipal Utility District's (SMUD) Energy Efficient Remodel Demonstration (EERD) Program. The project was a joint effort between the design-build team at Greenbuilt Construction, led by Jim Bayless, SMUD and their project manager Mike Keesee, and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). The goal of the Energy Efficient Remodel Demonstration program is to work with local builders to renovate homes with cost-effective energy efficient retrofit measures. The homes remodeled under the EERD program are intended to showcase energy efficient retrofit options for homeowners and other builders. The Greenbuilt house is one of five EERD projects that NREL has supported. NREL's main role in these projects is to provide energy analysis and to monitor the home's performance after the retrofit to verify that the energy consumption is in line with the modeling predictions. NREL also performed detailed monitoring on the more innovative equipment included in these remodels, such as an add-on heat pump water heater.

  1. Analysis of Open Automated Demand Response Deployments in California and Guidelines to Transition to Industry Standards

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    Ghatikar, Girish; Riess, David; Piette, Mary Ann


    This report reviews the Open Automated Demand Response (OpenADR) deployments within the territories serviced by California?s investor-owned utilities (IOUs) and the transition from the OpenADR 1.0 specification to the formal standard?OpenADR 2.0. As demand response service providers and customers start adopting OpenADR 2.0, it is necessary to ensure that the existing Automated Demand Response (AutoDR) infrastructure investment continues to be useful and takes advantage of the formal standard and its many benefits. This study focused on OpenADR deployments and systems used by the California IOUs and included a summary of the OpenADR deployment from the U.S. Department of Energy-funded demonstration conducted by the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD). Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory collected and analyzed data about OpenADR 1.0 deployments, categorized architectures, developed a data model mapping to understand the technical compatibility of each version, and compared the capabilities and features of the two specifications. The findings, for the first time, provided evidence of the total enabled load shed and average first cost for system enablement in the IOU and SMUD service territories. The OpenADR 2.0a profile specification semantically supports AutoDR system architectures and data propagation with a testing and certification program that promotes interoperability, scaled deployments by multiple vendors, and provides additional features that support future services.

  2. Refinement of freeway surveillance & control techniques by optical speed and occupancy detection

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    Courage, K. G


    $pv't 1", h 'so''jT 07 7'77TT&(Ar S, p~rv; 7 Saon E: COP'SOJ ' j'CSIPZQ 7 3Y OTTTCAL SPT. " 'D '7'~D OCCU ACT D. '2~CT '-'i& A Thesis KZU77PTS GEANT COOM. ~'"' Subm tted to the Grec', uate Co13eSo o. ' the Texas l&Q4 Ur. iver sty in parti?1... stion. ". , " HRD Record 11o. 15 t, p. 2 t-)'(, lo67. CRAPTER II FFASIBII Ilv Ai, ALYSIS This cha?ter will d. eal with the Zeasibili+y of using a simple opt. i- cal speed trap as a s?pplement to pot detecLion in the measurement of traf'fic flow...

  3. Long-Period Objects in the Extrasolar Planetary Systems 47 UMa and 14 Her

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    Robert A. Wittenmyer; Michael Endl; William D. Cochran


    The possible existence of additional long-period planetary-mass objects in the extrasolar planetary systems 47 UMa and 14 Her is investigated. We combine all available radial-velocity data on these stars, spanning up to 18 years. For the 47 UMa system, we show that while a second planet improves the fit to all available data, there is still substantial ambiguity as to the orbital parameters of the proposed planetary companion 47 UMa c. We also present new observations which clearly support a long-period companion in the 14 Her system. With a period of 6906+/-70 days, 14 Her c may be in a 4:1 resonance with the inner planet. We also present revised orbital solutions for 7 previously known planets incorporating recent additional data obtained with the 2.7m Harlan J. Smith Telescope at McDonald Observatory.


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    M.A. Ebadian


    The Online Measurement of Decontamination project team received a commitment for a demonstration in May from the Sacramento (California) Municipal Utility District (SMUD) Rancho Seco site. Since this site is a member of the DOE Commercial Utilities Consortium, the demonstration will fulfill the DOE and commercial technology demonstration requirements. Discussion on deployment of the Integrated Vertical and Overhead Decontamination (IVOD) System at Rancho Seco was conducted; date for deployment tentatively scheduled for early spring. Based upon fictional requirements from SRS for a shiny monitor in a high-level waste tank, FIU-HCET developed and delivered a draft slurry monitor design and draft test plan. Experiments measuring slurry settling time for SRS slurry simulant at 10 wt% have been completed on FIU-HCET'S flow loop with SRS dip. The completed design package of the test mockup for evaluating Non-Intrusive Location of Buried Items Technologies was sent to Fluor Fernald and the Operating Engineers National Hazmat Program for review. Comments are due at the end of January. Preliminary experiments to determine size distribution of aerosols generated during metal cutting were performed. A 1/4-inch-thick iron plate was cut using a plasma arc torch, and the size distribution of airborne particles was measured using a multistage impactor. Per request of DOE-Ohio, FIU-HCET participated in a weeklong value engineering study for the characterization, decontamination, and dismantlement of their critical path facility.

  5. Rancho Seco--Decommissioning Update

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    Newey, J. M.; Ronningen, E. T.; Snyder, M. W.


    The Rancho Seco Nuclear Generating Station ceased operation in June of 1989 and entered an extended period of SAFSTOR to allow funds to accumulate for dismantlement. Incremental dismantlement was begun in 1997 of steam systems and based on the successful completion of work, the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) board of directors approved full decommissioning in July 1999. A schedule has been developed for completion of decommissioning by 2008, allowing decommissioning funds to accumulate until they are needed. Systems removal began in the Auxiliary Building in October of 1999 and in the Reactor Building in January of 2000. Systems dismantlement continues in the Reactor Building and should be completed by the end of 2003. System removal is near completion in the Auxiliary Building with removal of the final liquid waste tanks in progress. The spent fuel has been moved to dry storage in an onsite ISFSI, with completion on August 21, 2002. The spent fuel racks are currently being removed from the pool, packaged and shipped, and then the pool will be cleaned. Also in the last year the reactor coolant pumps and primary piping were removed and shipped. Characterization and planning work for the reactor vessel and internals is also in progress with various cut-up and/or disposal options being evaluated. In the year ahead the remaining systems in the Reactor Building will be removed, packaged and sent for disposal, including the pressurizer. Work will be started on embedded and underground piping and the large outdoor tanks. Building survey and decontamination will begin. RFP's for removal of the vessel and internals and the steam generators are planned to fix the cost of those components. If the costs are consistent with current estimates the work will go forward. If they are not, hardened SAFSTOR/entombment may be considered.


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    Adamczak, Jens; Lambert, David L., E-mail: [McDonald Observatory, University of Texas, Austin, TX 78712 (United States)


    We determined the chemical composition of a large sample of weak G band stars-a rare class of G and K giants of intermediate mass with unusual abundances of C, N, and Li. We have observed 24 weak G band stars with the 2.7 m Harlan J. Smith Telescope at the McDonald Observatory and derived spectroscopic abundances for C, N, O, and Li, as well as for selected elements from Na-Eu. The results show that the atmospheres of weak G band stars are highly contaminated with CN-cycle products. The C underabundance is about a factor of 20 larger than for normal giants and the {sup 12}C/{sup 13}C ratio approaches the CN-cycle equilibrium value. In addition to the striking CN-cycle signature the strong N overabundance may indicate the presence of partially ON-cycled material in the atmospheres of the weak G band stars. The exact mechanism responsible for the transport of the elements to the surface has yet to be identified but could be induced by rapid rotation of the main sequence progenitors of the stars. The unusually high Li abundances in some of the stars are an indicator for Li production by the Cameron-Fowler mechanism. A quantitative prediction of a weak G band star's Li abundance is complicated by the strong temperature sensitivity of the mechanism and its participants. In addition to the unusual abundances of CN-cycle elements and Li, we find an overabundance of Na that is in accordance with the NeNa chain running in parallel with the CN cycle. Apart from these peculiarities, the element abundances in a weak G band star's atmosphere are consistent with those of normal giants.

  7. Retrofit California Overview and Final Reports

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    Choy, Howard; Rosales, Ana


    Energy efficiency retrofits (also called upgrades) are widely recognized as a critical component to achieving energy savings in the building sector to help lower greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. To date, however, upgrades have accounted for only a small percentage of aggregate energy savings in building stock, both in California and nationally. Although the measures and technologies to retrofit a building to become energy efficient are readily deployed, establishing this model as a standard practice remains elusive. Retrofit California sought to develop and test new program models to increase participation in the energy upgrade market in California. The Program encompassed 24 pilot projects, conducted between 2010 and mid-2013 and funded through a $30 million American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) grant from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Better Buildings Neighborhood Program (BBNP). The broad scope of the Program can be seen in the involvement of the following regionally based Grant Partners: Los Angeles County (as prime grantee); Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG), consisting of: o for Alameda County o Regional Climate Protection Authority (RCPA) for Sonoma County o SF Environment for the City and County of San Francisco o City of San Jose; California Center for Sustainable Energy (CCSE) for the San Diego region; Sacramento Municipal Utilities District (SMUD). Within these jurisdictions, nine different types of pilots were tested with the common goal of identifying, informing, and educating the people most likely to undertake energy upgrades (both homeowners and contractors), and to provide them with incentives and resources to facilitate the process. Despite its limited duration, Retrofit California undoubtedly succeeded in increasing awareness and education among home and property owners, as well as contractors, realtors, and community leaders. However, program results indicate that a longer timeframe will be needed to transform the market and establish energy retrofits as the new paradigm. Innovations such as Flex Path, which came about because of barriers encountered during the Program, have already shown promise and are enabling increased participation. Together, the pilots represent an unprecedented effort to identify and address market barriers to energy efficiency upgrades and to provide lessons learned to shape future program planning and implementation. The statistics reflects the scope of the marketing and outreach campaigns, which tested a variety of approaches to increase understanding of the benefits of energy upgrades to drive participation in the Program. More traditional methods such as TV and radio advertisements were complimented by innovative community based social marketing campaigns that sought to leverage the trusted status of neighborhood organizations and leaders in order to motivate their constituents to undertake retrofits. The remainder of this report provides an overview of Retrofit California including brief summaries of the pilots’ main components and highlights, followed by the major findings or takeaway lessons from the approaches that were tested. Eleven of the pilots will be continued, with modifications, under the ratepayer-funded Regional Energy Networks. Involvement in the RENS by many of the Retrofit California partners will ensure that early lessons learned are carried forward to guide future programs for energy upgrades in California.