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Optimizing Asset Utilization and Operating Efficiency Efficiently, June  

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

Optimizing Asset Utilization and Operating Efficiency Efficiently, Optimizing Asset Utilization and Operating Efficiency Efficiently, June 2008 Optimizing Asset Utilization and Operating Efficiency Efficiently, June 2008 Smart Grid Implementation Workshop Breakout Group Report, a discussion of metrics for smart grid implementation. The following major caveats and findings were identified: Optimizing asset utilization and operating efficiently depends on proper integration of technologies with business processes and associated IT Build metrics, by definition, need to be updated regularly to reflect new technology Build metrics should not be technology prescriptive or result innarrowing technology options for Smart Grid (should be as "technology agnostic"as possible) Build metrics need to differentiate between statistics

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Optimizing Asset Utilization and Operating Efficiency Efficiently, June  

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

Optimizing Asset Utilization and Operating Efficiency Efficiently, Optimizing Asset Utilization and Operating Efficiency Efficiently, June 2008 Optimizing Asset Utilization and Operating Efficiency Efficiently, June 2008 Smart Grid Implementation Workshop Breakout Group Report, a discussion of metrics for smart grid implementation. The following major caveats and findings were identified: Optimizing asset utilization and operating efficiently depends on proper integration of technologies with business processes and associated IT Build metrics, by definition, need to be updated regularly to reflect new technology Build metrics should not be technology prescriptive or result innarrowing technology options for Smart Grid (should be as "technology agnostic"as possible) Build metrics need to differentiate between statistics

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Asset Utilization Index (AUI) Guidance | Department of Energy  

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

Asset Utilization Index (AUI) Guidance Asset Utilization Index (AUI) Guidance AUI Guidance090227.pdf More Documents & Publications Guiding Principles of Real Property Asset...

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Leveraging Utility Assets in Wireless Communications  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Utilities have a lot of attractive assets--hard, soft, and intangible, which can be shared for profit with the telecommunications industry. Specifically, PCS providers are a very attractive source of revenue for utilities. This report, which is a companion piece to other EPRI reports on wireless technologies and products, reviews how utilities can position themselves to derive revenue from the intrinsic value of their assets.

1997-02-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Electric Power System Asset Optimization  

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

NETL-430/061110 NETL-430/061110 March 7, 2011 430.01.03 Electric Power System Asset Optimization Disclaimer This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States Government. Neither the United States Government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights. Reference therein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the United States Government or

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Optimization of Real Asset Portfolio using a Coherent Risk Measure ...  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Keywords Portfolio Optimization Real Assets CVaR Decomposition ... techniques evolved to the use of enterprise portfolio management, very common.

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Optimization of Real Asset Portfolio using a Coherent Risk Measure  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Nov 19, 2008 ... Optimization of Real Asset Portfolio using a Coherent Risk Measure: ... initial techniques evolved to the use of enterprise portfolio management,...

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A water utility industry conceptual asset management data warehouse model  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Timely decision making is critical in todays competitive business world and in recent times, data warehousing has been employed by numerous companies to satisfy the needs of accurate and timely information. Data warehousing has traditionally been employed for financial and customer relationship analysis with current applications now moving to other domains, such as the medical and power industries. The asset management industry is one that has seen great strides in recent years due to improved technology, but data warehousing of asset management information has been lacking. A literature review was undertaken to determine data warehousing applications in the area of asset management, and with the lessons learned, a conceptual model of data warehousing for asset management is proposed. The water utility industry is chosen to provide a grounded example of an enterprise data warehouse model that integrates data from various local information systems. The particular issues faced in the asset management domain are highlighted, and several water utility applications are presented. KEY WORDS: data warehousing, asset management, water utility industry, design 1.

Avin Mathew; Sheng Zhang; Lin Ma; Doug Hargreaves

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Substation Equipment Asset Management: Utility Experience Sharing  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Utilities have been maintaining substation equipment reliably since the industrys inception, but now many are facing increased challenges to reduce operating and maintenance costs without adversely affecting service levels. In this setting, utilities may benefit from knowing which programs and techniques their peers have implemented. To that end, the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) conducted a series of industry surveys assessing key substation equipment maintenance practices. As ...

2013-12-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Microsoft Word - Optimizes Assets Operates Efficiently_APPROVED...  

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

day-to-day operations and the longer term will focus on dramatically improved asset management processes. Operation and asset management of the Grid will be fine-tuned to deliver...

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Optimal Commodity Trading with a Capacitated Storage Asset  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper considers the so-called warehouse problem with both space and injection/withdrawal capacity limits. This is a foundational problem in the merchant management of assets for the storage of commodities, such as energy sources and natural resources. ... Keywords: Markov, asset pricing, dynamic programming, finance, industries, inventory, natural gas, petroleum, policies, production, real options

Nicola Secomandi

2010-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Transmission Asset Optimization (and) A Contrarian View of the Future of  

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

Transmission Asset Optimization (and) A Contrarian View of the Future of Transmission Asset Optimization (and) A Contrarian View of the Future of Distributed Generation vs. Central Station Generation Speaker(s): Dale Bradshaw Date: June 5, 2000 - 10:00am Location: 90-3148 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: David Faulkner This was a two part seminar: Part One: Transmission Asset Optimization Presentation of latest technology developments that can increase the flow of power over todays transmission lines, thus potentially reducing total costs for transmitting power, while improving transmission reliability. Technologies discussed include FACTs devices, energy storage, etc.) Part Two: A Contrarian View of the Future of Distributed Generation vs. Central Station Generation: There have been a lot claims and hype concerning the relative competitive position in the future of distributed generation (DG)

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Optimization of a petroleum producing assets portfolio: development of an advanced computer model  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Portfolios of contemporary integrated petroleum companies consist of a few dozen Exploration and Production (E&P) projects that are usually spread all over the world. Therefore, it is important not only to manage individual projects by themselves, but to also take into account different interactions between projects in order to manage whole portfolios. This study is the step-by-step representation of the method of optimizing portfolios of risky petroleum E&P projects, an illustrated method based on Markowitzs Portfolio Theory. This method uses the covariance matrix between projects expected return in order to optimize their portfolio. The developed computer model consists of four major modules. The first module generates petroleum price forecasts. In our implementation we used the price forecasting method based on Sequential Gaussian Simulation. The second module, Monte Carlo, simulates distribution of reserves and a set of expected production profiles. The third module calculates expected after tax net cash flows and estimates performance indicators for each realization, thus yielding distribution of return for each project. The fourth module estimates covariance between return distributions of individual projects and compiles them into portfolios. Using results of the fourth module, analysts can make their portfolio selection decisions. Thus, an advanced computer model for optimization of the portfolio of petroleum assets has been developed. The model is implemented in a MATLAB computational environment and allows optimization of the portfolio using three different return measures (NPV, GRR, PI). The model has been successfully applied to the set of synthesized projects yielding reasonable solutions in all three return planes. Analysis of obtained solutions has shown that the given computer model is robust and flexible in terms of input data and output results. Its modular architecture allows further inclusion of complementary blocks that may solve optimization problems utilizing different measures (than considered) of risk and return as well as different input data formats.

Aibassov, Gizatulla

2007-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Computing Optimal Security Strategies for Interdependent Assets Joshua Letchford  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

(CIKR), as inferred from the DHS and FEMA web- sites, and the second with 66 nodes that captures pay- ments between banks in the core of the Fedwire net- work [Soramaki et al., 2007]. For the CIKR network utility). The results for ER and BA (both with 100 nodes and average degree of 2), as well as CIKR

Vorobeychik, Eugene

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Asset Health Workshop Fundamentals  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report represents the initial findings and expectations from member asset managers with regard to asset health. Principal objectives were expressed at an asset health workshop hosted by BC Hydro July 7th, 2007. Participants shared experiences in asset health and aligned on an approach to capture and use asset health information. Asset health will be a key component of EPRI's asset and risk management program. The notes of the meeting will be utilized as a starting point for framing out the asset hea...

2007-12-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Utility optimal scheduling in energy harvesting networks  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper, we show how to achieve close-to-optimal utility performance in energy harvesting networks with only finite capacity energy storage devices. In these networks, nodes are capable of harvesting energy from the environment. The amount ... Keywords: Lyapunov analysis, energy harvesting, queueing, stochastic network

Longbo Huang; Michael J. Neely

2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Utilizing optimization in municipal stormwater management  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

planning methodology which utilizes an optimization routine as its primary decision making tool. A thorough literature review presents the historical and current trends in the general area of stormwater quality. A detailed explanation and analysis is also provided on a current linear programming optimization model-Parameters, such as relationships between costs to implement stormwater management practices and their associated pollutant removal efficiencies, needed in the utilization of the model are developed for use in a general application. The systematic planning routine is then outlined, and a case study is performed to illustrate the methodology. Through this research, the planning methodology is proven to be beneficial in determining the best combination of management practices to use in the reduction of pollution caused from urban stormwater runoff.

Dorman, Stephen Paul

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Utility Optimal Scheduling in Energy Harvesting Networks  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In this paper, we show how to achieve close-to-optimal utility performance in energy harvesting networks with only finite capacity energy storage devices. In these networks, nodes are capable of harvesting energy from the environment. The amount of energy that can be harvested is time varying and evolves according to some probability law. We develop an \\emph{online} algorithm, called the Energy-limited Scheduling Algorithm (ESA), which jointly manages the energy and makes power allocation decisions for packet transmissions. ESA only has to keep track of the amount of energy left at the network nodes and \\emph{does not require any knowledge} of the harvestable energy process. We show that ESA achieves a utility that is within $O(\\epsilon)$ of the optimal, for any $\\epsilon>0$, while ensuring that the network congestion and the required capacity of the energy storage devices are \\emph{deterministically} upper bounded by bounds of size $O(1/\\epsilon)$. We then also develop the Modified-ESA algorithm (MESA) to ac...

Huang, Longbo

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Achieving Demand-Side Synergy from Strategic Diversification: How Combining Mundane Assets Can Leverage Consumer Utilities  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We explore the overlooked issue of how certain strategic-level, interindustry diversification options might increase consumer utility. Discussions of inter-industry diversification typically focus on producer synergies obtainable from economies ... Keywords: consumer utility, entrepreneurship, firm performance, interindustry diversification, one-stop shopping, strategic management, two-sided markets

Guangliang Ye; Richard L. Priem; Abdullah A. Alshwer

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Asset Management Best Practices  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) has conducted a series of surveys on the status of the implementation of power delivery asset management and the maintenance of key substation components. The results will assist utilities in determining how to best adapt or adopt the principles of asset management in their organizations. This technical update presents the results of surveys covering organizational and technical aspects of asset management, including detailed questions on the management of pow...

2010-12-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Utility-Scale Power Router: Dynamic Control of Grid Assets Using Direct AC Converter Cells  

SciTech Connect

ADEPT Project: Georgia Tech is developing a cost-effective, utility-scale power router that uses an enhanced transformer to more efficiently direct power on the grid. Existing power routing technologies are too expensive for widespread use, but the ability to route grid power to match real-time demand and power outages would significantly reduce energy costs for utilities, municipalities, and consumers. Georgia Tech is adding a power converter to an existing grid transformer to better control power flows at about 1/10th the cost of existing power routing solutions. Transformers convert the high-voltage electricity that is transmitted through the grid into the low-voltage electricity that is used by homes and businesses. The added converter uses fewer steps to convert some types of power and eliminates unnecessary power storage, among other improvements. The enhanced transformer is more efficient, and it would still work even if the converter fails, ensuring grid reliability.

None

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Industrial Boiler Optimization Utilizing CO Control  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Escalating energy costs have caused industry to search the technical section for the current state-of-the-art in combustion and control technology for power generation. Long a forgotten area in many industrial facilities, today the steam generating complex is the focus of many corporate and plant managers. This paper discusses the approach of a large chemical company that is effectively utilizing a direct digital control (DOC) system coupled with the measurement of carbon monoxide to optimize boiler combustion and generate steam in the most cost effective manner. Significant reductions in the amount of excess air have resulted from the use of CO as a control parameter. Previously, combustion effectiveness was determined by the more typical 02 measurement. For reasons of boiler leakage and gas stratification, this control technique was not suitable when operating close to stoichiometry. The use of DOC type control in our multiple boiler installation has also enabled the intelligent allocation of boiler capacity by evaluating steam demand versus incremental boiler steam cost. The system selectively increases or decreases boiler loads within specified constraints to provide the lowest overall steam production cost while continuing to meet the steam demand.

Ruoff, C. W.; Reiter, R. E.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimizing Consumer Utility Systems to Drive Engagement and Action  

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

to optimize across all utilities (electricity, gas, water - and other fuels as propane, oil and wood) to meet objectives that are defined by the owneroperator (homeowner,...

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Optimizing Consumer Utility Systems to Drive Engagement and Action  

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

Optimizing Consumer Utility Systems to Drive Engagement and Action Optimizing Consumer Utility Systems to Drive Engagement and Action Speaker(s): Stephen Malloy V. Rory Jones Date: November 15, 2012 - 12:00pm Location: 90-3122 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Christopher Payne This presentation reviews a new software tool that recommends specific actions for homeowners and others to undertake to optimize their utility system configuration and operation. The tool, the "Utility System Optimizer" (USO), may be configured to optimize across all utilities (electricity, gas, water - and other fuels as propane, oil and wood) to meet objectives that are defined by the owner/operator (homeowner, retailer, etc.). Such objectives may be to maximize net wealth over time, to minimize carbon footprint for the best economics, to maximize health

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Third Power Delivery Asset Management Conference Proceedings  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Today's utility managers face an array of conflicting business objectives. In response, many utilities are considering implementing asset management concepts. The Third EPRI Power Delivery Asset Management Conference highlighted the work of researchers, consultants, software providers, and utilities in identifying and overcoming challenges faced in implementing asset management programs for transmission, distribution, and independent system operator (ISO) business segments of power delivery.

2007-03-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Robust Maintenance Policies in Asset Management  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Optimal Maintenance and Repair Policies in Asset ManagementROBUST MAINTENANCE POLICIES IN ASSET MANAGEMENT Kenneth D.management policies and shows how the proposed approach may reduce maintenance and

Kuhn, Kenneth D.; Madanat, Samer M.

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Globally Optimal Distributed Power Control for Nonconcave Utility Maximization  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Future wireless networks are expected to operate in dense environments where the system capacity is fundamentally limited by severe co-channel interference among neighboring links. Transmit-power control has been recently explored as an important interference-mitigation technique that aims to maximize a system efficiency metric, which is often measured by a system utility function. Optimal power control is known to be difficult to achieve, mainly because the optimization problem is in general highly non-convex. This problem had eluded researchers and remained open until our recent work [11], where a centralized optimal power control algorithm, referred to as MAPEL, is developed based on a monotonic optimization framework. However, there does not yet exist a distributed power control algorithm that achieves the global optimal solution for generic utility functions, although the distributed implementation is crucial for the wireless infrastructureless networks such as ad hoc and sensor networks. This paper fill...

Qian, Li Ping; Zhang,; Chiang, Mung

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimizing the Day to Day Operation of Utility Systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

At the 2002 IETC, Linnhoff March presented an overview of spreadsheet-based software packages to rigorously model site utility systems. Such models allow the user to plan future scenarios that might impact upon the system operation (energy saving projects, production changes, new equipment, future energy tariffs, etc). Indeed, since last year, the DOE has made utility system template models freely available to industrial users as reported elsewhere at the 2003 IETC. Until last year, most industrial applications of this utility system software were set up for planning purposes, largely off-line. More recently, these applications have become more sophisticated and can operate on-line in real time. They include complex optimization routines to ensure that the utility system is always being operated in the best possible way under any prevailing conditions of production, energy tariffs and other variables. These optimizer models typically reduce day-to-day utility system operating costs by between 2 and 5%.

Eastwood, A.; Bealing, C.

2003-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Utility Proportional Fair Bandwidth Allocation: An Optimization Oriented Approach  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Abstract. In this paper, we present a novel approach to the congestion control and resource allocation problem of elastic and real-time traffic in telecommunication networks. With the concept of utility functions, where each source uses a utility function to evaluate the benefit from achieving a transmission rate, we interpret the resource allocation problem as a global optimization problem. The solution to this problem is characterized by a new fairness criterion, utility proportional fairness. We argue that it is an application level performance measure, i.e. the utility that should be shared fairly among users. As a result of our analysis, we obtain congestion control laws at links and sources that are globally stable and provide a utility proportional fair resource allocation in equilibrium. We show that a utility proportional fair resource allocation also ensures utility max-min fairness for all users sharing a single path in the network. As a special case of our framework, we incorporate utility maxmin fairness for the entire network. To implement our approach, neither per-flow state at the routers nor explicit feedback beside ECN (Explicit Congestion Notification) from the routers to the end-systems is required. 1

Tobias Harks

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Repsol Cartagena Utilities Real Time Optimization -- A Success Story  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

"In 1998 Honeywell Hi-Spec Solutions successfully implemented a Utilities Optimization system at Repsol's Cartagena Spain Refinery Complex. The Utilities Optimization System is implemented using Honeywell's Hi-Spec Solutions ProfitMax R100 system for Real Time Optimization (RTO) which runs on an NT-based workstation. ProfitMax uses the NOVA modeling system from DOT Products Inc. for non-linear modeling and optimization. Data is supplied through Uniformance PHD, Honeywell Hi-Spec Solutions' real time database. The cogeneration system is controlled using Honeywell's IDC 3000 system. The Utility System at Repsol Cartagena refinery is a cogeneration system that supplies both electricity and steam to the site. The surplus electricity is exported to the National grid. The system consists of the following: Gas Turbine and Heat Recovery Steam Generator Four fired boilers Four steam headers at various pressures Three Back-Pressure/Condensing steam turbo-generators Plant condensate system Fuel gas collection and distribution system Process steam producers and consumers Numerous dual drivers (steam/electric) for various plant loads "

Piccolo, M.; Shyr, S.

1999-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Analyzing utilization rates in data centers for optimizing energy management  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper, we explore academic data center utilization rates from an energy management perspective with the broader goal of providing decision support for green computing. The utilization rate is defined as the overall extent to which data center ... Keywords: Utilization Rates,Cloud,Data Centers,Forecasting,Green IT

Michael Pawlish; Aparna S. Varde; Stefan A. Robila

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A flexible and dynamic algorithm for assessment and optimization of utility sectors  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents a flexible and dynamic algorithm for total assessment, ranking, and optimization of utility sectors. Data envelopment analysis (DEA), corrected ordinary least square (COLS), and stochastic frontier analysis (SFA) are employed for ... Keywords: Assessment, Corrected ordinary least squares, Data envelopment analysis, Optimization, Stochastic frontier analysis, Utility sector

A. Azadeh; H. Eivazy; M. Moghaddam

2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Demonstration and Validation Assets: User Manual Development  

SciTech Connect

This report documents the development of a database-supported user manual for DEMVAL assets in the NSTI area of operations and focuses on providing comprehensive user information on DEMVAL assets serving businesses with national security technology applications in southern New Mexico. The DEMVAL asset program is being developed as part of the NSPP, funded by both Department of Energy (DOE) and NNSA. This report describes the development of a comprehensive user manual system for delivering indexed DEMVAL asset information to be used in marketing and visibility materials and to NSTI clients, prospective clients, stakeholders, and any person or organization seeking it. The data about area DEMVAL asset providers are organized in an SQL database with updateable application structure that optimizes ease of access and customizes search ability for the user.

None

2008-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Information Technology for Enterprise Asset Management  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Integration of business applications across the electric utility enterprise is a high priority in the electric utility industry to reduce information technology (IT) costs and realize a range of business benefits. Asset management, a business process that integrates with most other utility business processes, is particularly enhanced by an integrated information technology solution.

2007-03-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Utility resource planning using modular simulation and optimization  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Electric utility resource planning traditionally focuses on conventional energy supplies. Nowadays, planning of renewable energy generation and its storage has become equally important due to the growth in demand, insufficiency of natural resources, ...

Juan Senz Corredor; Nurcin Celik; Shihab Asfour; Young-Jun Son

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Pragmatic optimizations for better scientific utilization of large supercomputers  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Advances in modeling and algorithms, combined with growth in computing resources, have enabled simulations of multiphysics-multiscale phenomena that can greatly enhance our scientific understanding. However, on currently available high-performance computing ... Keywords: FLASH, GCD model, SN Ia, optimizations, supercomputer

Anshu Dubey, Alan C. Calder, Christopher Daley, Robert T. Fisher, C. Graziani, George C. Jordan, Donald Q. Lamb, Lynn B. Reid, Dean M. Townsley, Klaus Weide

2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Second Annual EPRI Power Delivery Asset Management Conference: Decision Support Methods and Information Technology  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Today's utility managers face a corresponding array of conflicting business objectives. In response, many utilities are considering implementing asset management concepts. The Second Annual EPRI Power Delivery Asset Management Conference highlighted the work of researchers, consultants, software providers, and utilities in identifying and overcoming the challenges faced in implementing asset management programs for transmission, distribution, and independent system operator (ISO) business segments of pow...

2004-12-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Asset Management of Critical Infrastructure ur critical infrastructure--  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Asset Management of Critical Infrastructure O ur critical infrastructure-- roads, bridges, transit-of-the-art approach to asset management of public infrastructure. ORNL's Capabilities · Simulation-based, optimization. · Innovative optimization tools to assess tradeoffs between construction, maintenance, and demolition over

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Power Delivery Asset Management Decision Making Process  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Asset management processes for electric utility fossil and nuclear generation were formalized and widely used during the 1990s. However, transmission and distribution asset management processes have been slower to evolve because of wide diversity in power delivery organizations, many dimensions of potential value, varying perceptions of value by various stakeholders, the need to accommodate uncertainty, and the need to align the actions of individuals with higher level corporate objectives. Therefore, t...

2008-12-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Substation Transformer Asset Management and Testing Methodology  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Increasing pressure from both customers and regulators to maintain and enhance service reliability, while at the same time controlling costs, has put many utilities' power delivery businesses in a classic dilemma of conflicting objectives. For that reason, asset management has become an increasingly important aspect of corporate business strategies. A significant focus of EPRI's asset management research in recent years has been to develop a rational basis for selecting repair or replacement options for ...

2006-12-11T23:59:59.000Z

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they are not comprehensive nor are they the most current set.
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to obtain the most current and comprehensive results.


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Nuclear Asset Management (NAM) Process Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Nuclear asset management (NAM) is the process of making operational, resource allocation, and risk management decisions at all levels of a nuclear generation business to maximize nuclear power plant value to stakeholders, while maintaining safety to the public and the plant staff. To support nuclear utilities in achieving these goals, the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) issued NEI AP 940, Nuclear Asset Management Process Description and Guideline, in May 2005. This document provides high-level guidance. H...

2007-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimal consumption and investment with bounded downside risk for power utility functions  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We investigate optimal consumption and investment problems for a Black-Scholes market under uniform restrictions on Value-at-Risk and Expected Shortfall. We formulate various utility maximization problems, which can be solved explicitly. We compare the optimal solutions in form of optimal value, optimal control and optimal wealth to analogous problems under additional uniform risk bounds. Our proofs are partly based on solutions to Hamilton-Jacobi-Bellman equations, and we prove a corresponding verification theorem. This work was supported by the European Science Foundation through the AMaMeF programme.

Kluppelberg, Claudia

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Battery Utilization in Electric Vehicles: Theoretical Analysis and an Almost Optimal Online Algorithm  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Battery Utilization in Electric Vehicles: Theoretical Analysis and an Almost Optimal Online Algorithm Ron Adany Tami Tamir Abstract We consider the problem of utilizing a pack of m batteries serving among the batteries in the pack. A battery's life depends on the discharge current used for supplying

Tamir, Tami

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Optimal consumption and investment with bounded downside risk measures for logarithmic utility functions  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We investigate optimal consumption problems for a Black-Scholes market under uniform restrictions on Value-at-Risk and Expected Shortfall for logarithmic utility functions. We find the solutions in terms of a dynamic strategy in explicit form, which can be compared and interpreted. This paper continues our previous work, where we solved similar problems for power utility functions.

Kluppelberg, Claudia

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Asset Revitalization Initiative  

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

Implementing the U.S. Department of Energy Asset Revitalization Initiative Sustainability * Efficiency * Community ( ARI ) ARI is a DOE-wide effort to advance the...

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Cost Maps for Fossil Assets Management: Based on a Case Study With Minnesota Power Company  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The key to effective management of utility assets is determining the benefits and costs of options over various timeframes. This report describes and illustrates a structured approach to asset management decision making using cost maps.

1995-04-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Lessons to Learn for U.S. Electric Grid Critical Infrastructure Protection: Organizational Challenges for Utilities in Identification of Critical Assets and Adequate Security Measures  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approved the first critical infrastructure protection (CIP) standards for transmission and generation providers in January 2008. These standards require utilities to implement cyber security measures ...

Brian McKay

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Argonne TDC: Asset Environmental Services  

Small business teams with Argonne for urban revitalization effort. Asset Environmental Services Chicago, IL

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Growth Optimal Portfolio Selection Under Proportional Transaction Costs with Obligatory Diversification  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A continuous time long run growth optimal or optimal logarithmic utility portfolio with proportional transaction costs consisting of a fixed proportional cost and a cost proportional to the volume of transaction is considered. The asset prices are modeled as exponent of diffusion with jumps whose parameters depend on a finite state Markov process of economic factors. An obligatory portfolio diversification is introduced, accordingly to which it is required to invest at least a fixed small portion of our wealth in each asset.

Duncan, T., E-mail: duncan@math.ku.edu; Pasik Duncan, B., E-mail: bozenna@math.ku.ed [University of Kansas, Department of Mathematics (United States); Stettner, L., E-mail: stettner@impan.gov.p [Institute of Mathematics Polish Acad. Sci. (Poland)

2011-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimal Real-time Pricing Algorithm Based on Utility Maximization for Smart Grid  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Optimal Real-time Pricing Algorithm Based on Utility Maximization for Smart Grid Pedram Samadi algorithm for the future smart grid. We focus on the interactions between the smart meters and the energy-mail:{psamadi, hamed, rschober, vincentw, jurij}@ece.ubc.ca Abstract--In this paper, we consider a smart power infras

Wong, Vincent

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Integrated Decision Algorithms for Auto-steered Electric Transmission System Asset Management  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Electric power transmission systems are comprised of a large number of physical assets, including transmission lines, power transformers, and circuit breakers, that are capital-intensive, highly distributed, and may fail. Managing these assets under ... Keywords: Benders decomposition, asset management, condition monitoring, decision algorithms, electric transmission, optimization, service-oriented architecture, software-hardware

James Mccalley; Vasant Honavar; Sarah Ryan; William Meeker; Daji Qiao; Ron Roberts; Yuan Li; Jyotishman Pathak; Mujing Ye; Yili Hong

2007-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Asset Revitalization Initiative ARI  

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

Asset Revitalization Initiative Asset Revitalization Initiative ( ARI ) Mission * Community * Reuse ARI is a DOE-wide effort to advance the beneficial reuse of the agency's unique and diverse mix of assets, including land, facilities, infrastructure, equipment, technologies, natural resources, and highly skilled workforce. ARI promotes an efficient business environment to encourage collaboration between public and private resources. ARI integrates DOE missions with community interests. ARI is... Our Vision By 2020: Operations are conducted in a sustainable manner; facilities and transit are powered by clean energy. Site infrastructure is modern, adaptable, and efficient. Public-private partnerships thrive and are creating new jobs while helping meet future workforce needs. Local communities are connected to the site, and site activities

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Solving Multistage Asset Investment Problems by the Sample ...  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

that the interest rate r recived in each time stage is fixed. Given the initial units of assets a ? A, the initial amount in cash, and utility function U(), the objective is...

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Distribution Applications of the Asset and Risk Management (ARM) Workstation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Significant opportunities exist to improve maintenance, operation, and asset utilization of distribution systems and equipment. To improve the reactive (run-to-failure) maintenance practices typically employed today, a key hurdle to overcome is the lack of needed distribution system and equipment data. This report describes approaches that enable utilities to overcome this hurdle, reduce maintenance costs, and improve operations using current and planned distribution applications of the Asset and Risk Ma...

2004-12-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimal Siting and Sizing of Solar Photovoltaic Distributed Generation to Minimize Loss, Present Value of Future Asset Upgrades and Peak Demand Costs on a Real Distribution Feeder.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??The increasing penetration of distributed generation (DG) in power distribution systems presents technical and economic benefits as well as integration challenges to utility engineers. Governments (more)

Mukerji, Meghana

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Asset Carbon | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Asset Carbon Place United Kingdom Product UK-based startup looking to invest in CDMJI projects. References Asset Carbon1 LinkedIn Connections CrunchBase Profile No CrunchBase...

57

Guarantee Asset Program (New Hampshire) | Department of Energy  

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

Guarantee Asset Program (New Hampshire) Guarantee Asset Program (New Hampshire) Guarantee Asset Program (New Hampshire) < Back Eligibility Agricultural Commercial Construction Fuel Distributor Industrial Installer/Contractor Institutional Investor-Owned Utility Municipal/Public Utility Retail Supplier Systems Integrator Transportation Utility Savings Category Alternative Fuel Vehicles Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Buying & Making Electricity Home Weatherization Water Solar Wind Program Info State New Hampshire Program Type Loan Program Provider NH Business Finance Authority The Guarantee Asset Program provides indirect financing to capital-intensive companies by guaranteeing up to 90% of a bank loan. To be eligible for a loan through GAP, a New Hampshire business must have at least 25 full-time employees, and provide collateral with a recent market

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Building Energy Performance Certificate. Asset Rating.  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Non-Domestic Building Energy Performance Asset Rating ... Asset Rating. Author: BRE Subject: LCEA029636 Keywords: Energy Performance Certificate ...

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Fifth Power Delivery Asset Management Conference  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Electric Power Research (EPRI) Asset Management Conference is part of EPRI's Power Delivery Asset Management program. The Asset Management Conference helps members manage their corporate culture by incorporating asset management best practices and aligning organizational processes around asset management goals. This report details EPRI's fifth Power Delivery Asset Management (PDAM) Conference.

2011-11-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Introduction to the Marginal Value Approach for Fossil Asset Management  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

As power markets become competitive, utilities will benefit from closely monitoring their fossil-fleet investment and deployment decisions. Adopting a marginal value approach for analyzing fossil asset management (FAM) decisions gives utilities a framework for systematically quantifying the corporate-level value of utility decisions.

1995-04-12T23:59:59.000Z

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ARI Asset Revitalization Initiative  

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

( ( ARI ) Asset Revitalization Initiative Mission * Community * Reuse Highlights continue on Page 2 The Business Incubator Center Wins the NBIA Dinah Atkins Incubator of the Year Award april �, ���� - One of 7,000 incubators in the world and located on the Department of Energy's Grand Junction campus, The Business Incubator Center won the National Business Incubator Association Dinah Atkins Incubator of the Year award in the General and Special Focus category. For

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Dynamic Asset Allocation and Downside-Risk Aversion  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This paper considers dynamic asset allocation in a mean versus downside-risk framework. We derive closed-form solutions for the optimal portfolio weights when returns are lognormally distributed. Moreover, we study the impact of skewed and fat-tailed return distributions. We nd that the optimal fraction invested in stocks is V-shaped: at low and high levels of wealth the investor increases the stock weight. The optimal strategy also exhibits reverse time-eects: the investor allocates more to stocks as the horizon approaches. Furthermore, the investment strategy becomes more risky for negatively skewed and fat-tailed return distributions. Keywords: optimal asset allocation, downside-risk. JEL Classications Codes: G12 Dynamic Asset Allocation and Downside-Risk Aversion 1 1 Introduction A growing number of practitioners are using downside-risk measures in various portfolio management applications. Due to the concern of regulating authorities and the need for establishing risk manag...

Arjan Berkelaar; Roy Kouwenberg

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling NOx emissions from coal-fired utility boilers using support vector regression with ant colony optimization  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Modeling NO"x emissions from coal fired utility boiler is critical to develop a predictive emissions monitoring system (PEMS) and to implement combustion optimization software package for low NO"x combustion. This paper presents an efficient NO"x emissions ... Keywords: Ant colony optimization, Artificial neural networks, Combustion modeling, NOx emissions modeling, Support vector regression

Hao Zhou; Jia Pei Zhao; Li Gang Zheng; Chun Lin Wang; Ke Fa Cen

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Enhanced Methodologies for Equipment Modeling for Implementation in Asset Management and Smart Grid  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Todays utility maintenance and asset managers need better information to support substation equipment investment decisions, and evolving utility perspectives have led to increased executive interest in new approaches to enable better management of power delivery equipment. As a consequence, there is a need for models and methodologies that can supply the information required to make well-informed maintenance and asset management decisions.

2009-12-23T23:59:59.000Z

65

EM Capital Asset Project List  

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

Read the EM Capital Asset Project List, which includes the project's name, site, current critical decision and current total project cost.

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Asset Locator - A Framework for Enterprise Software Asset Management  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This paper introduces the Enterprise Software Asset Management (ESAM) paradigm, which defines an approach to doing automated software asset management. ESAM is a comprehensive integrated solution supporting search and reuse, collaboration, knowledge sharing, impact analysis, and other enterprise-centric services. We describe Asset Locator, a low-cost, scalable and extensible solution that realizes ESAM. Asset Locator uses a set of autonomous scheduled crawlers that scan enterprise repositories to discover development resources. A set of domain-specific analyzers process the discovered resources by identifying and extracting semantic features. Powerful search and navigation engines enable clients to explore the analyzed information. The design of Asset Locator as an extensible framework has enabled its easy integration into several IBM product offerings. 1

Avi Yaeli; Alex Akilov; Sara Porat; Iftach Ragoler; Shlomit Shachor-ifergan; Gabi Zodik

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Clean Energy Asset Management | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Asset Management Jump to: navigation, search Name Clean Energy Asset Management Place Santa Monica, California Zip 94040 Sector Efficiency, Renewable Energy Product String...

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Guinness Asset Management | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Asset Management" Retrieved from "http:en.openei.orgwindex.php?titleGuinnessAssetManagement&oldid346270" Categories: Clean Energy Organizations Companies Organizations...

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Test and Demonstration Assets of New Mexico  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This document was developed by the Arrowhead Center of New Mexico State University as part of the National Security Preparedness Project (NSPP), funded by a DOE/NNSA grant. The NSPP has three primary components: business incubation, workforce development, and technology demonstration and validation. The document contains a survey of test and demonstration assets in New Mexico available for external users such as small businesses with security technologies under development. Demonstration and validation of national security technologies created by incubator sources, as well as other sources, are critical phases of technology development. The NSPP will support the utilization of an integrated demonstration and validation environment.

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2008-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Guidelines for Intelligent Asset Replacement  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

EPRI8217s asset management research focuses on developing a rational basis for selecting repair or replacement options for specific classes of equipment by balancing the risks of equipment failure against the costs of continued maintenance or capital replacement. This report, the fourth report on guidelines for asset replacement, discusses methods for making decisions about wood poles. It significantly enhances a prior report on this subject by explicitly modeling pole degradation, inspection and test ef...

2006-12-18T23:59:59.000Z

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The development of multi-objective optimization model for excess bagasse utilization: A case study for Thailand  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper, a multi-objective optimization model is proposed as a tool to assist in deciding for the proper utilization scheme of excess bagasse produced in sugarcane industry. Two major scenarios for excess bagasse utilization are considered in the optimization. The first scenario is the typical situation when excess bagasse is used for the onsite electricity production. In case of the second scenario, excess bagasse is processed for the offsite ethanol production. Then the ethanol is blended with an octane rating of 91 gasoline by a portion of 10% and 90% by volume respectively and the mixture is used as alternative fuel for gasoline vehicles in Thailand. The model proposed in this paper called 'Environmental System Optimization' comprises the life cycle impact assessment of global warming potential (GWP) and the associated cost followed by the multi-objective optimization which facilitates in finding out the optimal proportion of the excess bagasse processed in each scenario. Basic mathematical expressions for indicating the GWP and cost of the entire process of excess bagasse utilization are taken into account in the model formulation and optimization. The outcome of this study is the methodology developed for decision-making concerning the excess bagasse utilization available in Thailand in view of the GWP and economic effects. A demonstration example is presented to illustrate the advantage of the methodology which may be used by the policy maker. The methodology developed is successfully performed to satisfy both environmental and economic objectives over the whole life cycle of the system. It is shown in the demonstration example that the first scenario results in positive GWP while the second scenario results in negative GWP. The combination of these two scenario results in positive or negative GWP depending on the preference of the weighting given to each objective. The results on economics of all scenarios show the satisfied outcomes.

Buddadee, Bancha [National Center of Excellence for Environmental and Hazardous Waste Management, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok 10330 (Thailand)], E-mail: bancha_eng@yahoo.com; Wirojanagud, Wanpen [Research Center of Environmental and Hazardous Substance Management, Department of Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen 40002 (Thailand)], E-mail: wanpen@kku.ac.th; Watts, Daniel J. [Center for Environmental Engineering and Science, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, New Jersey 07102 (United States)], E-mail: daniel.watts@njit.edu; Pitakaso, Rapeepan [Department of Industrial Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Ubonratchathani University, Ubonratchathani 34190 (Thailand)], E-mail: enrapepi@ubu.ac.th

2008-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Utilization of variation optimization for location of emitter of random noise signal  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In the paper the information method for optimal location of random noise signal emitter is suggested. The optimization is carried out on energy-information criterion, which makes it possible to locate site of generator of noise signal using geometric ...

H. H. Asadov; N. A. Abdullayev; M. J. Kerimov; E. F. Dadashov

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimization Online Digest -- November 2008  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A Unified Approach for Cycle Service Levels Miguel Lejeune Optimization of Real Asset Portfolio using a Coherent Risk Measure: Application to Oil and Energy...

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Compact fuel cell system utilizing a combination of hydrogen storage materials for optimized performance.  

SciTech Connect

An entirely new class of light-weight reversible hydrides was recently discovered (the Ti-doped alanates)[1]. These NaAIH{sub 4}-based materials have demonstrated reversible hydrogen storage capacities of up to 5 wt%, nearly 4 times the gravimetrically density of commercial metal hydrides. For this reason, they have been considered a breakthrough for hydrogen storage in fuel cell vehicles. This project is the first to publish the use of alanates for the generation of electrical power and the first demonstration of a hydride-fueled elevated-temperature PEM Fuel Cell. Because the kinetics of hydrogen uptake and release by the alanate improves with elevated temperatures, novel concepts were tested for the purpose of developing a highly efficient stand-alone power system. A major focus of this work was on the modeling, design, construction and testing of an integrated fuel cell stack and hydrogen storage system that eliminates the need of complicated heat transfer systems and media. After extensive modeling efforts, a proof-of-concept system was built that employs an integrated fuel cell stack and hydride beds that balancing the generation of fuel cell waste heat with the endothermic release of hydrogen from the alanates. Our demonstration unit was capable of greater than one hour of operation on a single charge of hydrogen from the integrated 173 gram alanate bed. In addition, composite hydride materials with synergistic reaction heats were evaluated and tested to enhance the operational performance of the alanates. The composites provide a unique opportunity to utilize the heat produced from hydriding classic metal hydrides to improve both absorption and desorption rates of the alanates. A particular focus of the mixed storage materials work was to balance the thermodynamics and kinetics of the hydrides for start-up conditions. Modeling of the sorption properties proved invaluable in evaluating the optimum composition of hydrides. The modeling efforts were followed by full validation by experimental measurements. This project successfully completed the proof-of-concept goals and generated a powerful set of tools for optimizing the complete power-generation system. It has also created a new direction for hydrogen power generation as well the potential for new R&D based on this work.

Chan, Jennifer P.; Dedrick, Daniel E.; Gross, Karl J.; Ng, Greg L.

2004-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimization of Utility-Scale Wind-Hydrogen-Battery Systems: Preprint  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Traditional utility-scale wind energy systems are not dispatchable; that is, the utility cannot instantaneously control their power output. Energy storage, which can come in many forms, is needed to add dispatchability to a wind farm. This study investigates two options: batteries and hydrogen.

Fingersh, L. J.

2004-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of Utility System Impacts and Benefits of Optimally Dispatched Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles (Revised)  

SciTech Connect

Hybrid electric vehicles with the capability of being recharged from the grid may provide a significant decrease in oil consumption. These ''plug-in'' hybrids (PHEVs) will affect utility operations, adding additional electricity demand. Because many individual vehicles may be charged in the extended overnight period, and because the cost of wireless communication has decreased, there is a unique opportunity for utilities to directly control the charging of these vehicles at the precise times when normal electricity demand is at a minimum. This report evaluates the effects of optimal PHEV charging, under the assumption that utilities will indirectly or directly control when charging takes place, providing consumers with the absolute lowest cost of driving energy. By using low-cost off-peak electricity, PHEVs owners could purchase the drive energy equivalent to a gallon of gasoline for under 75 cents, assuming current national average residential electricity prices.

Denholm, P.; Short, W.

2006-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of Utility System Impacts and Benefits of Optimally Dispatched Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles (Revised)  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Hybrid electric vehicles with the capability of being recharged from the grid may provide a significant decrease in oil consumption. These ''plug-in'' hybrids (PHEVs) will affect utility operations, adding additional electricity demand. Because many individual vehicles may be charged in the extended overnight period, and because the cost of wireless communication has decreased, there is a unique opportunity for utilities to directly control the charging of these vehicles at the precise times when normal electricity demand is at a minimum. This report evaluates the effects of optimal PHEV charging, under the assumption that utilities will indirectly or directly control when charging takes place, providing consumers with the absolute lowest cost of driving energy. By using low-cost off-peak electricity, PHEVs owners could purchase the drive energy equivalent to a gallon of gasoline for under 75 cents, assuming current national average residential electricity prices.

Denholm, P.; Short, W.

2006-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

78

The hidden value of transmission assets  

SciTech Connect

Numerous utilities have realized that they can do better with their transmission assets than neutering them into ISOs and have proposed the creation of for-profit transmission companies (Transcos). This would turn transmission assets into equity with higher risk but also returns potentially higher than the regulated cost of capital. This article's contribution to the ongoing debate is to show that Transcos constitute a simple and robust solution to transmission congestion problems that would otherwise jeopardize the advent of competitive power markets. Policymakers and regulators should therefore view favorably the emergence of for-profit, regulated transmission companies, and leave them with reasonable room to recover their cost and earn a fully compensatory return on investment. Regulatory benevolence is crucial for Transcos, for electric power transmission is arguably the ultimate regulated activity: significant economies of scale and wide-ranging network externalities (the infamous loop flows) make operation and management of the grid a natural monopoly that must be regulated. A significant share of the value at stake therefore hinges on the regulator's attitude towards the for-profit transmission company: if the regulator is favorable, she will leave enough room to recover the variable and capital costs. If she is unfavorable, the proposition is simply a non-starter. This article first builds a public policy argument in favor of transmission companies, then discusses the key success factors required to create significant value in transmission: regulatory prowess and superior network management.

Nasser, T.O. (McKinsey and Co., Washington, DC (United States))

1999-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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EM Contractors for Capital Asset Projects  

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

Read the EM Contractors for Capital Asset Projects list, which includes the project name, number, site, and contractor.

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Five Essays on Modern Asset Management Practice  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report provides a basic orientation and education about state-of-the-art asset management techniques in American industry and examples of how they can be used for managing electricity generation assets. The report describes EPRI R&D activities in support of generation asset management and discusses how current and planned research leverages these state-of-the-art techniques.

1997-08-28T23:59:59.000Z

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81

DOE NSTB Researchers Demonstrate R&D Successes to Asset Owners at EnergySec  

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

DOE NSTB Researchers Demonstrate R&D Successes to Asset Owners at DOE NSTB Researchers Demonstrate R&D Successes to Asset Owners at EnergySec Conference DOE NSTB Researchers Demonstrate R&D Successes to Asset Owners at EnergySec Conference October 1, 2009 - 1:26pm Addthis More than 150 energy sector leaders-including nearly 100 asset owners and operators-gathered at the 2009 EnergySec Annual Summit in Seattle, WA, on Sept. 23-24, where researchers from the Department of Energy's National SCADA Test Bed (NSTB) Program gave a four-hour demonstration and presentation of their Roadmap-related control systems security work. EnergySec is an information sharing forum with more than 230 utility members representing 75 energy companies across the nation. Its fifth annual conference drew asset owners, vendors, and government

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Optimization of the utilization of renewable energy sources in the electricity sector  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Emission reduction targets as well as the scarcity of fossil resources make a transition of the energy system towards a carbon free electricity supply necessary. Promising energy resources are solar and wind energy. The challenging characteristics of ... Keywords: energy system model, geographic information system (GIS), linear optimization, power supply, renewable energy, simulation, supergrid

Tino Aboumahboub; Katrin Schaber; Peter Tzscheutschler; Thomas Hamacher

2010-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Commercial Building Asset Rating Program  

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

1 eere.energy.gov 1 eere.energy.gov Commercial Building Asset Rating Program August 23, 2011 12 p.m. ET, 9 a.m. PT Presenter: Cody Taylor PRE-DECISIONAL Information included in this document is for discussion purposes and does not constitute the final program design. FOR INFORMATION ONLY 2 eere.energy.gov Outline * Goals * Scope & schedule * Guiding principles * Program design issues - Metrics - Rating method - Rating scale - Opportunities for efficiency improvement - Quality assurance Please submit clarifying questions during today's webinar via the Q&A function of Live Meeting. 3 eere.energy.gov National Building Rating Program Goals * Facilitate cost-effective investment in energy efficiency and reduce energy use in the commercial building sector * Establish a national standard for voluntary commercial building asset rating

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HANFORD SITE ASSETS AND ATTRIBUTES  

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

HANFORD SITE ASSETS AND ATTRIBUTES HANFORD SITE ASSETS AND ATTRIBUTES The Hanford Site provides the opportunity for long-term sustainable energy and industry development. The area boasts a specialized workforce that is highly educated and well-established; is rich in resources including land, infrastructure, low-cost energy, and available workforce; more scientists and engineers per capita than any other area in the Pacific Northwest; and is an optimum location for the development of sustainable energy solutions. Land The Hanford Site is one of the largest remaining land mega-sites available in the United States. * The 586-square-mile Hanford Site includes 39,000 acres designated for industrial use (9,000 acres for R&D). * The Comprehensive Land-Use Plan Environmental Impact Statement allows for a planning process

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Risk-Informed Asset Management  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report contains business requirements for Risk-Informed Asset Management (RIAM) software. The requirements pertain to both a full-blown version of RIAM (including uncertainty analysis of the economic and safety risk of a proposed equipment improvement project) and for RIAM Level 1 project screening software. The RIAM Level 1 analysis is a bounding process intended to estimate the most optimistic effect that the proposed investment would have on plant safety, cost, and revenue. The optimistic assumpt...

2006-02-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Information-Based Asset Pricing  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A new framework for asset price dynamics is introduced in which the concept of noisy information about future cash flows is used to derive the price processes. In this framework an asset is defined by its cash-flow structure. Each cash flow is modelled by a random variable that can be expressed as a function of a collection of independent random variables called market factors. With each such "X-factor" we associate a market information process, the values of which are accessible to market agents. Each information process is a sum of two terms; one contains true information about the value of the market factor; the other represents "noise". The noise term is modelled by an independent Brownian bridge. The market filtration is assumed to be that generated by the aggregate of the independent information processes. The price of an asset is given by the expectation of the discounted cash flows in the risk-neutral measure, conditional on the information provided by the market filtration. When the cash flows are th...

Brody, Dorje C; Macrina, Andrea

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Integrated Control of Active and Reactive Power Flow Controllers to Optimize Transmission System Utilization  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Optimized power system control requires oversight of numerous control elements to efficiently and reliably transfer power across the system. The objective of this project was to minimize losses in the Consolidated Edison Electric power system via modification of control variables available to the system operator. These variables include generator voltages, transformer voltage/phase angle tap set points, and switched shunt status. System constraints include bus voltages, branch/interface flow limits, ...

2012-11-08T23:59:59.000Z

88

Optimal Self Tuned Variable Structure Sliding Mode for Coordinated Wind-FC-Diesel Utilization Scheme  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The modeling and coordinated control strategy based on self tuned variable structure sliding mode dynamic controller for a winddiesel-fuel cell renewable generation system with battery backup are discussed in this paper. The proposed hybrid scheme ... Keywords: Diesel-driven generator, Wind induction generator, PMDC motor drives, fuel cell, Backup Battery, Dynamic Filter Compensator, Green Power Filter, Multi Objective Particle Swarm Optimization MOPSO

Adel M. Sharaf; Adel A. A. El-Gammal

2010-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

89

Case Study on Conservation Voltage Reduction and Volt-VAR Optimization: Sacramento Municipal Utility District  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

As part of its SmartSacramento Project, SMUD tested two control strategies for improving distribution efficiency: conservation voltage reduction (CVR) and volt-VAR optimization (VVO). SMUD, in conjunction with The Structure Group, enhanced existing control logic and developed new control logic to implement these two control strategies via SMUDs existing Siemens SCADA system.This case study presents results of a SMUD pilot in the summer of 2011 to demonstrate the ...

2012-10-31T23:59:59.000Z

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OPTIMIZATION OF INTERNAL HEAT EXCHANGERS FOR HYDROGEN STORAGE TANKS UTILIZING METAL HYDRIDES  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Two detailed, unit-cell models, a transverse fin design and a longitudinal fin design, of a combined hydride bed and heat exchanger are developed in COMSOL{reg_sign} Multiphysics incorporating and accounting for heat transfer and reaction kinetic limitations. MatLab{reg_sign} scripts for autonomous model generation are developed and incorporated into (1) a grid-based and (2) a systematic optimization routine based on the Nelder-Mead downhill simplex method to determine the geometrical parameters that lead to the optimal structure for each fin design that maximizes the hydrogen stored within the hydride. The optimal designs for both the transverse and longitudinal fin designs point toward closely-spaced, small cooling fluid tubes. Under the hydrogen feed conditions studied (50 bar), a 25 times improvement or better in the hydrogen storage kinetics will be required to simultaneously meet the Department of Energy technical targets for gravimetric capacity and fill time. These models and methodology can be rapidly applied to other hydrogen storage materials, such as other metal hydrides or to cryoadsorbents, in future work.

Garrison, S.; Tamburello, D.; Hardy, B.; Anton, D.; Gorbounov, M.; Cognale, C.; van Hassel, B.; Mosher, D.

2011-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

91

Design and Assessment of Volt-VAR Optimization Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Utilities are seeking to improve the overall efficiency and performance of the distribution system to squeeze more capacity out of existing facilities and to accommodate high penetrations of distributed energy resources, including renewable generating sources with highly variable output. Distribution voltage optimization (DVO) will play a major role in accomplishing these objectives without compromising safety, asset protection, and operating constraints (such as maximum loading and minimum/maximum volta...

2011-12-30T23:59:59.000Z

92

A Micro-Computer-Based Fuel Optimization System Utilizing In-Situ Measurement of Carbon Monoxide  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A microcomputer-based control system utilizing a distributed intelligence architecture has been developed to control combustion in hydrocarbon fuel-fired boilers and heaters to significantly reduce fuel usage. The system incorporates a unique flue gas analyzer that mounts directly in the flue or stack to continuously measure carbon monoxide, unburned hydrocarbons, opacity and temperature. The control console interfaces directly with the boiler's existing analog control system to provide precise air fuel ratio control based on carbon monoxide measurements. Significant decreases in excess air result in reduced fuel usage while meeting steam demand. Actual performance on industrial boilers shows increases in efficiency of from 1% to 3% with substantial fuel savings.

DeVivo, D. G.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Plant Wide Assessment of Energy Usage Utilizing SitEModelling as a Tool for Optimizing Energy Consumption  

SciTech Connect

The Evonik Degussa Corporation is the global market leader in the specialty chemicals industry. Innovative products and system solutions make an indispensable contribution to our customers' success. We refer to this as "creating essentials". In fiscal 2004, Degussa's 45,000 employees worldwide generated sales of 11.2 billion euros and operating profits (EBIT) of 965 million euros. Evonik Degussa Corporation has performed a plant wide energy usage assessment at the Mapleton, Illinois facility, which consumed 1,182,330 MMBTU in 2003. The purpose of this study was to identify opportunities for improvement regarding the plants utility requirements specific to their operation. The production is based mainly on natural gas usage for steam, process heating and hydrogen production. The current high price for natural gas in the US is not very competitive compared to other countries. Therefore, all efforts must be taken to minimize the utility consumption in order to maximize market position and minimize fixed cost increases due to the rising costs of energy. The main objective of this plant wide assessment was to use a methodology called Site Energy Modelling (SitE Modelling) to identify areas of potential improvement for energy savings, either in implementing a single process change or in changing the way different processes interact with each other. The overall goal was to achieve energy savings of more than 10% compared to the 2003 energy figures of the Mapleton site. The final savings breakdown is provided below: - 4.1% savings for steam generation and delivery These savings were accomplished through better control schemes, more constant and optimized loading of the boilers and increased boiler efficiency through an advanced control schemes. - 1.6% savings for plant chemical processing These saving were accomplished through optimized processing heating efficiency and batch recipes, as well as an optimized production schedule to help equalize the boiler load (e.g. steam consumption).

Ralf Janowsky, Ph.D.; Tracey Mole, Ph.D.

2007-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Industry-Wide Database for Power Transformers: Decision Support for Substation Asset Management  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Asset managers need meaningful, defensible metrics to understand the implications of aging transformers and make informed decisions regarding maintenance, repair, and replacement of these high-dollar assets. To ensure that these meaningful metrics are established using the best available data, EPRI is developing an Industry-Wide Database (IDB) for power transformers.The IDB is a repository of detailed performance data on transformers pooled from supporting utilities. The IDB captures ...

2012-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Integrated Substation Equipment Risk and Performance Assessment Tool for Asset Management and Smart Grid Implementation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Risk assessment and risk management are key elements in any well-developed asset management plan, and an increasing number of utility managers are devoting resources to improving their ability to understand and make risk-based decisions. Consequently, there is growing interest in the tools and methodologies required to better assess equipment performance and risk and provide quantitative information to drive asset management decision processes. In addition, risk and performance assessment tools can be in...

2009-12-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimizing the Utility System of a Tissue Paper Mill Using Pinch Technology  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A tissue paper mill in southern California had existing utility demands of 7.1 MW for the tissue mill (13 MW for the whole site), and 55 MM Btu/hr of fuel gas for the steam boiler. Total utility costs were $12 MM per year. The mill was seriously considering an 11 MW cogeneration system as a means of reducing operating costs. The expected benefits of the cogeneration project were $5.5 MM/yr of savings for an investment of $9 MM. A "pinch" study of the mill was initiated by SCE, with the customer's consent, to explore viable alternative projects that would result in comparable savings at equal or better payback and lower risk. The study identified a group of ten inter-related projects, including process heat recovery, a waste heat boiler and a 2.5 MW gas turbine. Combined savings were $4.5 MM/yr (37% of existing bill) at an estimated capital cost of $6.6 MM. The recommended approach was considered more attractive by the paper mill than the original plan because: (a) the benefits were obtained in a number of different areas -reduced fuel use, reduced power cost, reduced water makeup, reduced wastewater discharge to sewer, and reduced solid wastes to landfill (b) the smaller projects involved lower technical and economic risk, and were easier to implement.

Kumana, J. D.; Sung, R. D.

1989-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Information Technology for Enterprise Asset Management  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Enterprise asset management is a maturing discipline that facilitates business decisions about long-term planning, asset replacement, capital investments, maintenance priorities, and risk management. The growing number of new business processes and applications that support asset management depend on successful interaction with data and information in enterprise systems such as work management, operations data historians, graphical information systems, and financial systems. Concurrently, business applic...

2008-03-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimal site selection and sizing of distributed utility-scale wind power plants  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

As electric market product unbundling occurs, sellers in the wholesale market for electricity will find it to their advantage to be able to specify the quantity of electricity available and the time of availability. Since wind power plants are driven by the stochastic nature of the wind itself, this can present difficulties. To the extent that an accurate wind forecast is available, contract deviations, and therefore penalties, can be significantly reduced. Even though one might have the ability to accurately forecast the availability of wind power, it might not be available during enough of the peak period to provide sufficient value. However, if the wind power plant is developed over geographically disperse locations, the timing and availability of wind power from these multiple sources could provide a better match with the utility`s peak load than a single site. There are several wind plants in various stages of planning or development in the US. Although some of these are small-scale demonstration projects, significant wind capacity has been developed in Minnesota, with additional developments planned in Wyoming and Iowa. As these and other projects are planned and developed, there is a need to perform analysis of the value of geographically diverse sites on the efficiency of the overall wind plant. In this paper, the authors use hourly wind-speed data from six geographically diverse sites to provide some insight into the potential benefits of disperse wind plant development. They provide hourly wind power from each of these sites to an electric reliability simulation model. This model uses generating plant characteristics of the generators within the state of Minnesota to calculate various reliability indices. Since they lack data on wholesale power transactions, they do not include them in the analysis, and they reduce the hourly load data accordingly. The authors present and compare results of their methods and suggest some areas of future research.

Milligan, M.R. [National Renewable Energy Lab., Golden, CO (United States)] [National Renewable Energy Lab., Golden, CO (United States); Artig, R. [Minnesota Dept. of Public Service, St. Paul, MN (United States)] [Minnesota Dept. of Public Service, St. Paul, MN (United States)

1998-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DEC Asset Rating | CUBIC APPLE LTD  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

NON-DOMESTIC ENERGY ... if you are worried about the DEC asset rating for your public building why not get in contact with Cubic Apple on 01529 300 ...

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ORISE: Asset Readiness Management System (ARMS)  

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How ORISE is Making a Difference Asset Readiness Management System (ARMS) Tracks Emergency Response Exercises and Equipment Developed by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and...

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real_property_asset_ver_10.indd  

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

DOEME-0060 Editors Notes: This Real Property Asset Management Plan covers the Department of Energy including the National Nuclear Security Administration, the Energy Information...

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Optimization of Jatropha Oil Extraction and Its By-Product Utilization by Pyrolysis Method  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Since the price of fossil fuel has increased, petroleum resources have been restricted and the environmental effects have been of great concern. Biofuel has been considered to be a good solution because it is a clean, non-pollutant and a renewable energy. Biodiesel is one alternative energy that plays a major role in the energy industry. So, the development of biofuel process is more interesting. Jatropha curcas L. is considered as an alternative energy source in order to help solve the energy crisis. The purpose of this research is to investigate the optimum condition of Jatropha seed extraction via a screw press and its by-product utilization by a pyrolysis method for achieving the maximum mass conversion and energy recovery. In this study, Jatropha seeds were first extracted by a screw press with different discharge aperture sizes, namely, number 4 (4.0 mm), 8 (7.0 mm), and 10 (10.5 mm). The by-product obtained from a screw press was then performed pyrolysis runs at the operating temperatures of 400, 500, and 600 degrees C. Results revealed that the optimum condition was achieved when using discharge aperture number 8 (7.0 mm) for a screw press and performing the pyrolysis of the by- product at 500 degrees C. The mass conversion efficiency of 35.8% refined oil, 21.8% bio-char, 14.6% bio-oil, and 11.7% syn-gas were obtained. Therefore, the utilization of by-product using a pyrolysis can enhance the effectiveness of Jatropha oil extraction with only 16% mass losses occurred. In addition, the gross heating values of the products were observed as 39.6 MJ/kg for the refined oil, 35.1 MJ/kg for the bio-oil, 27.5 MJ/kg for the bio-char, and 2.1 MJ/kg for the syn-gas. Due to a high mass conversion efficiency and energy content of Jatropha products, Jatropha has the potential to serve as an alternative energy source.

Kongkasawan, Jinjuta 1987-

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Technologies Office: Commercial Building Energy Asset Score  

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Energy Asset Score Energy Asset Score Photo of a laptop with energy asset score image on the screen The free online Asset Scoring Tool will generate a score based on inputs about the building envelope and buildling systems (heating, ventilation, cooling, lighting, and service hot water). Launch Energy Asset Score The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is developing a Commercial Building Energy Asset Score (Asset Score) program to allow building owners and managers to more accurately assess building energy performance. The Asset Score program will act as a national standard and will include the Commercial Building Energy Asset Scoring Tool (Asset Scoring Tool) to evaluate the physical characteristics and as-built energy efficiency of buildings. The Asset Scoring Tool will identify cost-effective energy efficient improvements that, if implemented, can reduce energy bills and potentially improve building asset value. View the Asset Score fact sheet for a brief overview of the program.

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OPTIMIZATION OF HETEROGENEOUS UTILIZATION OF THORIUM IN PWRS TO ENHANCE PROLIFERATION RESISTANCE AND REDUCE WASTE.  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Issues affecting the implementation, public perception and acceptance of nuclear power include: proliferation, radioactive waste, safety, and economics. The thorium cycle directly addresses the proliferation and waste issues, but optimization studies of core design and fuel management are needed to ensure that it fits within acceptable safety and economic margins. Typical pressurized water reactors, although loaded with uranium fuel, produce 225 to 275 kg of plutonium per gigawatt-year of operation. Although the spent fuel is highly radioactive, it nevertheless offers a potential proliferation pathway because the plutonium is relatively easy to separate, amounts to many critical masses, and does not present any significant intrinsic barrier to weapon assembly. Uranium 233, on the other hand, produced by the irradiation of thorium, although it too can be used in weapons, may be ''denatured'' by the addition of natural, depleted or low enriched uranium. Furthermore, it appears that the chemical behavior of thoria or thoria-urania fuel makes it a more stable medium for the geological disposal of the spent fuel. It is therefore particularly well suited for a once-through fuel cycle. The use of thorium as a fertile material in nuclear fuel has been of interest since the dawn of nuclear power technology due to its abundance and to potential neutronic advantages. Early projects include homogeneous mixtures of thorium and uranium oxides in the BORAX-IV, Indian Point I, and Elk River reactors, as well as heterogeneous mixtures in the Shippingport seed-blanket reactor. However these projects were developed under considerably different circumstances than those which prevail at present. The earlier applications preceded the current proscription, for non-proliferation purposes, of the use of uranium enriched to more than 20 w/o in {sup 235}U, and has in practice generally prohibited the use of uranium highly enriched in {sup 235}U. They were designed when the expected burnup of light water fuel was on the order of 25 MWD/kgU--about half the present day value--and when it was expected that the spent fuel would be recycled to recover its fissile content.

TODOSOW,M.; KAZIMI,M.

2004-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

105

Utility Solar Business Models  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Many utilities are initiating business plans that enable them to play a more integral role in the solar power value chain. This report summarizes research completed to identify and track utility solar business models (USBMs) in the United States. EPRI and the Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA) are conducting an ongoing joint research effort to evaluate the expanding range of utility activities in acquiring solar energy, including photovoltaic (PV) asset ownership. Throughout 2011, USBMs have been ca...

2011-11-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Asset Revitalization Initiative | Department of Energy  

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

Asset Revitalization Initiative Asset Revitalization Initiative The Asset Revitalization Initiative (ARI) focuses on communicating past efforts and lessons learned from DOE’s long history of asset revitalization and focus current and future efforts to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of future land, asset and facility transfer and beneficial reuse. Since the 1950’s, DOE and its predecessor agencies have completed over 200 transfers of approximately 200,000 acres of land, facilities and other assets for beneficial reuse, including excess fire stations, water treatment plants, water production facilities and other land, assets and facilities that local communities are using to support their civic, economic and social needs. DOE has already supported the cleanup and closure of approximately 90 sites that were involved in US nuclear weapons development and many of these sites are in beneficial reuse. Additional departmental efforts to consolidate mission areas, sites and facilities and reduce the overall operational footprint of the DOE complex across the country will make additional land, assets and facilities available for beneficial reuse.

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Asset Revitalization Initiative Update by Cynthia Anderson and...  

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

Revitalization Initiative Briefing www.doe.gov Asset Revitalization Initiative 1 Sustainability Efficiency Community The Asset Revitalization Initiative Briefing October 2011...

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Ricmore Capital PLC Formerly Energy Asset Management Plc | Open...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

form History Facebook icon Twitter icon Ricmore Capital PLC Formerly Energy Asset Management Plc Jump to: navigation, search Name Ricmore Capital PLC (Formerly Energy Asset...

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V-161: IBM Maximo Asset Management Products Java Multiple Vulnerabilit...  

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

1: IBM Maximo Asset Management Products Java Multiple Vulnerabilities V-161: IBM Maximo Asset Management Products Java Multiple Vulnerabilities May 22, 2013 - 12:46am Addthis...

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Real Property Asset Management Plan | Department of Energy  

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

Real Property Asset Management Plan Real Property Asset Management Plan coverbooked.indd More Documents & Publications coverbooked.indd coverbooked.indd Tribal Summit Book.indd...

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Real Property Asset Management | Department of Energy  

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

Services » Site & Facility Restoration » Facility Engineering » Services » Site & Facility Restoration » Facility Engineering » Real Property Asset Management Real Property Asset Management The Real Property Asset Management (RPAM) portion of Deactivation & Decommissioning/Facility Engineering (D&D/FE) presents a driving programmatic challenge within the EM-D&D Clean-up program effort which currently involves 114 sites with 4,900 buildings and other structures which currently account for 28 percent of the Department's assets. The overall goal of RPAM is to ensure sustainment for enduring EM facilities by: Funding maintenance for worker safety and health and mission readiness, Identifying and implementing best practices and lessons learned from existing efforts, and Developing new tools and processes to mitigate risk

112

Definition: Critical Cyber Assets | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Related Terms Cyber Assets References Glossary of Terms Used in Reliability Standards An LikeLike UnlikeLike You like this.Sign Up to see what your friends like. inline...

113

Essays in asset pricing and international finance  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This thesis consists of three chapters in asset pricing and international finance. In Chapter 1, I examine the effect of tradability, the proportion of a firm's output that is exported, on its stock returns. The empirical ...

Tian, Mary

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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System dynamics, market microstructure and asset pricing  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Traditional asset pricing approaches are not able to explain extreme volatility and tail events that characterized financial markets in the past decade. System Dynamics theory, which is still underutilized in financial ...

Leika, Mindaugas

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

115

Building Technologies Office: Commercial Building Energy Asset...  

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

In order to allow equivalent comparisons of buildings across the U.S., the Asset Scoring Tool applies a weather adjustment to those energy uses that depend on climate (e.g.,...

116

Program on Technology Innovation: Enterprise Asset Management  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

EPRI's Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) program is developing a comprehensive methodology that determines which portfolio of capital investments and O&M projects is likely to create the greatest economic value for the enterprise or individual business units.

2007-08-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Commercial Building Energy Asset Rating Workshop  

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

BUILDING BUILDING ENERGY ASSET RATING WORKSHOP December 8-9, 2011 Washington, D.C. Nora Wang (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory) Will Gorrissen (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory) Molly McCabe (Hayden Tanner, LLC) Cody Taylor (Department of Energy) 1 I Asset Rating D.C. Workshop eere.energy.gov PRE-DECISIONAL Information included in this document is for discussion purposes and does not constitute the final program design. FOR INFORMATION ONLY 2 I Asset Rating D.C. Workshop eere.energy.gov Program Goals * Facilitate cost-effective investment in energy efficiency and reduce energy use in the commercial building sector * Establish a national standard for voluntary commercial building asset rating * Create a tool to help building owners identify and implement

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Guidelines for Developing a Preventive Maintenance (PM) Program: Identifying, Prioritizing, and Implementing PM Tasks: Summary of Le ssons Learned for Maintenance Basis Optimization on Fossil, Combined-Cycle, Co Generation, and Renewable Assets  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Power generation utilities are under continued and increased pressure to reduce power generation costs while increasing equipment reliability. In addition, the industrys aging engineering and maintenance work force is being replaced with less-experienced personnel; therefore, capturing the knowledge and information for sustaining and continuously improving the preventive maintenance (PM) task bases and the overall PM program are critical pieces to meeting these challenges.Over the ...

2012-12-12T23:59:59.000Z

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The Departments real property assets are vital to the accomplishment of its mission  

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

16 January 2007 TABLE OF CONTENTS: SECTION 1: Three Year Rolling Time Line Overview....................................1 Introduction.....................................................................................1 Summary of Accomplishments..........................................................1 Facilities Planning Process...............................................................2 Performance Measurement Framework..............................................3 Desired Management Outcomes and Measures....................................4 SECTION 2: Performance Measures...........................................................4 Asset Utilization...............................................................................5

120

Environmental Asset Management Study, Revision 1: Case Study Report for Alliant Energy  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Assessing the value of a company's environmental resources and managing them as they would any other critical business asset is a difficult challenge for utility managers today. This case study documents how one company, recently formed from a merger of three companies, faced that challenge.

2000-02-21T23:59:59.000Z

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121

Environmental Asset Management Study: Case Study Report for Sierra Pacific and Nevada Power Company  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A key challenge for utility managers is to assess the value of their environmental resources and manage them as they would any other critical business asset. This case study describes how two companies in the process of merging addressed that challenge.

1999-08-26T23:59:59.000Z

122

Safety and Health Asset Management Study: Case Study Report for Sierra Pacific and Nevada Power Company  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A key challenge for utility managers is to assess the value of their safety and health resources and manage them as they would any other critical business asset. This case study describes how two companies in the process of merging addressed that challenge.

1999-08-27T23:59:59.000Z

123

Modeling Risks in Infrastructure Asset Management  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The goal of this dissertation research is to model risk in delivery, operation and maintenance phases of infrastructure asset management. More specifically, the two main objectives of this research are to quantify and measure financial risk in privatizing and operational risks in maintenance and rehabilitation of infrastructure facilities. To this end, a valuation procedure for valuing large-scale risky projects is proposed. This valuation approach is based on mean-risk portfolio optimization in which a risk-averse decision-maker seeks to maximize the expected return subject to downside risk. We show that, in complete markets, the value obtained from this approach is equal to the value obtained from the standard option pricing approach. Furthermore, we introduce Coherent Valuation Procedure (CVP) for valuing risky projects in partially complete markets. This approach leads to a lower degree of subjectivity as it only requires one parameter to incorporate user's risk preferences. Compared to the traditional discounted cash flow analysis, CVP displays a reasonable degree of sensitivity to the discount rate since only the risk-free rate is used to discount future cash flows. The application of this procedure on valuing a transportation public-private partnership is presented. %and demonstrate that the breakeven buying price of a risky project is equal to the value obtained from this valuation procedure. Secondly, a risk-based framework for prescribing optimal risk-based maintenance and rehabilitation (M&R) policies for transportation infrastructure is presented. These policies guarantee a certain performance level across the network under a predefined level of risk. The long-term model is formulated in the Markov Decision Process framework with risk-averse actions and transitional probabilities describing the uncertainty in the deterioration process. Conditional Value at Risk (CVaR) is used as the measure of risk. The steady-state risk-averse M&R policies are modeled assuming no budget restriction. To address the short-term resource allocation problem, two linear programming models are presented to generate network-level polices with different objectives. In the first model, decision-maker minimizes the total risk across the network, and in the second model, the highest risk to the network performance is minimized.

Seyedolshohadaie, Seyed Reza

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

124

Long-Term Wisconsin Capital Assets Deferral and Wisconsin-Source Asset  

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

Long-Term Wisconsin Capital Assets Deferral and Wisconsin-Source Long-Term Wisconsin Capital Assets Deferral and Wisconsin-Source Asset Exclusion Qualified Wisconsin Business Certification (Wisconsin) Long-Term Wisconsin Capital Assets Deferral and Wisconsin-Source Asset Exclusion Qualified Wisconsin Business Certification (Wisconsin) < Back Eligibility Commercial Institutional Savings Category Alternative Fuel Vehicles Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Buying & Making Electricity Water Home Weatherization Solar Wind Program Info State Wisconsin Program Type Corporate Tax Incentive Personal Tax Incentives Provider Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation WEDC may certify businesses as a "Qualified Wisconsin Business". The designation allows investors with WI capital gains tax liability to both defer that tax liability and if an investment is maintained for a minimum

125

Commercial Building Energy Asset Score Sample Report  

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

COMMERCIAL BUILDING COMMERCIAL BUILDING ENERGY ASSET SCORE 1 SUMMARY BUILDING INFORMATION Example Building 2000 A St., Chicago, IL 60601 Building Type: Mixed-Use Gross Floor Area: 140,000 ft 2 Year Built: 2005 Office: 100,000 ft 2 Retail: 40,000 ft 2 Report #: IL-1234567 Score Date: 02/2013 Building ID #: XXXXX ASSET SCORE DATA LEVEL: ¨ Simple Score ¨ Advanced Score ¨ Verified Advanced Score Current Score Potential Score BUILDING USE TYPES: This report includes a Score for the entire building as well as individual Scores for each of the separate use types. CONTENTS BUILDING ASSET SCORE: * Summary.......................................................... Page 1 * Score................................................................ Pages 2-4 * Upgrade Opportunities

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ASSET LOGISTIC AG | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

ASSET LOGISTIC AG ASSET LOGISTIC AG Jump to: navigation, search Name ASSET@LOGISTIC AG Place Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany Zip 20148 Sector Wind energy Product Developer of 3 wind farms in Almeria, Spain Coordinates 53.553345°, 9.992455° 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":53.553345,"lon":9.992455,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Century Asset Management | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Asset Management Asset Management Place Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Zip 2000 Sector Solar, Vehicles Product String representation "Sydney based in ... mpleted assets." is too long. Coordinates -33.869629°, 151.206955° 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":-33.869629,"lon":151.206955,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Integration of EPRI Products With Enterprise Systems: A Case Study for Nuclear Asset Management  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Integrating business applications across the electric utility enterprise has become a high priority in the electric utility industry to reduce information technology costs and realize a range of business benefits. This report documents the first phase of an EPRI program to demonstrate the feasibility and benefits of such integration, specifically for EPRI products, using risk-informed asset management (RIAM) as an initial case study.

2004-12-08T23:59:59.000Z

129

Building Technologies Office: Commercial Building Energy Asset Score  

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Program Development to someone by E-mail Program Development to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Commercial Building Energy Asset Score Program Development on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Commercial Building Energy Asset Score Program Development on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Commercial Building Energy Asset Score Program Development on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Commercial Building Energy Asset Score Program Development on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Commercial Building Energy Asset Score Program Development on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Commercial Building Energy Asset Score Program Development on AddThis.com... About Take Action to Save Energy Activities 179d Tax Calculator

130

Electric utility resource planning using Continuous-Discrete Modular Simulation and Optimization (CoDiMoSO)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Electric utility resource planning traditionally focuses on conventional energy supplies such as coal, natural gas, and oil. Nowadays, planning of renewable energy generation as well as its side necessity of storage capacities have become equally important ... Keywords: Continuous-discrete simulation modeling, Distributed energy generation and storage, Electric utility capacity planning, Integrated decision making

Juan Pablo SEnz; Nurcin Celik; Shihab Asfour; Young-Jun Son

2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

131

Technologies for Real-Time Monitoring and Surveillance of High-Valued Assets  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has been working on technologies that can provide real-time monitoring and surveillance of high-valued assets. It is hoped through effective system design that some of these technologies can be utilized as the technical equivalent for the "two person rule" (required for many domestic safeguards operations). The major efforts associated with this work to date involve the integration and adaptation of commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) radio frequency-based technologies into basic system elements that can be effectively layered into integrated unobtrusive monitoring systems that are specifically designed to detect unauthorized asset movements. Each system element is designed to provide real-time monitoring and surveillance of both protected assets and the people who have access to them. The goal is to accomplish up-to-the-minute status of monitored assets using site-specific, rules-based algorithms. The overall system concepts focus on early detection (of theft or diversion) at the asset, followed by appropriate alarms or notifications that can be used to initiate appropriate response(s).

Pickett, Chris A [ORNL; Richardson, Dave [ORNL; Stinson, Brad J [ORNL; Younkin, James R [ORNL

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

132

DOE NSTB Researchers Demonstrate R&D Successes to Asset Owners at EnergySec Conference  

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

NSTB Researchers Demonstrate R&D Successes to Asset Owners at EnergySec Conference NSTB Researchers Demonstrate R&D Successes to Asset Owners at EnergySec Conference October 1, 2009 More than 150 energy sector leaders-including nearly 100 asset owners and operators-gathered at the 2009 EnergySec Annual Summit in Seattle, WA, on Sept. 23-24, where researchers from the Department of Energy's National SCADA Test Bed (NSTB) Program gave a four-hour demonstration and presentation of their Roadmap-related control systems security work. EnergySec is an information sharing forum with more than 230 utility members representing 75 energy companies across the nation. Its fifth annual conference drew asset owners, vendors, and government representatives for presentations and discussions on NERC CIP standards, collaborative industry efforts

133

Essays in asset pricing and portfolio choice  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In the ?rst essay, I decompose in?ation risk into (i) a part that is correlated with real returns on the market portfolio and factors that determine investors preferences and investment opportunities and (ii) a residual part. I show that only the ?rst part earns a risk premium. All nominal Treasury bonds, including the nominal money-market account, are equally exposed to the residual part except in?ation-protected Treasury bonds, which provide a means to hedge it. Every investor should put 100% of his wealth in the market portfolio and in?ation-protected Treasury bonds and hold a zero-investment portfolio of nominal Treasury bonds and the nominal money market account. In the second essay, I solve the dynamic asset allocation problem of ?nite lived, constant relative risk averse investors who face in?ation risk and can invest in cash, nominal bonds, equity, and in?ation-protected bonds when the investment opportunityset is determined by the expected in?ation rate. I estimate the model with nominal bond, in?ation, and stock market data and show that if expected in?ation increases, then investors should substitute in?ation-protected bonds for stocks and they should borrow cash to buy long-term nominal bonds. In the lastessay, I discuss how heterogeneity in preferences among investors withexternal non-addictive habit forming preferences a?ects the equilibrium nominal term structure of interest rates in a pure continuous time exchange economy and complete securities markets. Aggregate real consumption growth and in?ation are exogenously speci?ed and contain stochastic components thata?ect their means andvolatilities. There are two classes of investors who have external habit forming preferences and di?erent localcurvatures oftheir utility functions. The e?ects of time varying risk aversion and di?erent in?ation regimes on the nominal short rate and the nominal market price of risk are explored, and simple formulas for nominal bonds, real bonds, and in?ation risk premia that can be numerically evaluated using Monte Carlo simulation techniques are provided.

Illeditsch, Philipp Karl

2007-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

134

FY95 capital asset implementation plan  

SciTech Connect

The Waste Isolation Division (WID) is committed to providing good stewardship for the capital assets under its operational and physical control. To achieve this goal, the WID has developed the Capital Asset Implementation Plan (CAIP) to continue to implement for FY95 Department of Energy (DOE) Order 4320.2A, Capital Asset Management Process (CAMP). The Order provides policy and elements needed to establish a credible, consistent, auditable, and technically sound process for the DOE to forecast, plan, and budget for capital assets on a functional unit level. The objective of the WIPP CAMP program is to meet the goals of DOE Order 4320.2A in the most effective and efficient manner possible in support of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) mission. As a result, this CAIP provides a way to implement the CAMP Program using a graded approach. Continued implementation will be accomplished by improving the existing process, and establishing future goals to promote growth for the CAMP Program. The CAIP is issued annually by the WID with quarterly progress reports submitted to the DOE. This document describes the current-year program staffing, roles, responsibilities, funding, and near-term milestones. In addition, the results of past goals are discussed.

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1994-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

135

V-161: IBM Maximo Asset Management Products Java Multiple Vulnerabilities |  

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

61: IBM Maximo Asset Management Products Java Multiple 61: IBM Maximo Asset Management Products Java Multiple Vulnerabilities V-161: IBM Maximo Asset Management Products Java Multiple Vulnerabilities May 22, 2013 - 12:46am Addthis PROBLEM: IBM Maximo Asset Management Products Java Multiple Vulnerabilities PLATFORM: IBM Maximo Asset Management 6.x IBM Maximo Asset Management 7.x IBM Maximo Asset Management Essentials 7.x ABSTRACT: Asset and Service Mgmt Products - Potential security exposure when using JavaTM based applications due to vulnerabilities in Java Software Developer Kits. REFERENCE LINKS: IBM Reference #:1638135 Secunia Advisory SA53451 CVE-2013-0401 CVE-2013-2433 CVE-2013-2434 CVE-2013-0402 CVE-2013-1488 CVE-2013-1491 CVE-2013-1518 CVE-2013-1537 CVE-2013-1540 CVE-2013-1557 CVE-2013-1558 CVE-2013-1561 CVE-2013-1563 CVE-2013-1564 CVE-2013-1569

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V-161: IBM Maximo Asset Management Products Java Multiple Vulnerabilities |  

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

1: IBM Maximo Asset Management Products Java Multiple 1: IBM Maximo Asset Management Products Java Multiple Vulnerabilities V-161: IBM Maximo Asset Management Products Java Multiple Vulnerabilities May 22, 2013 - 12:46am Addthis PROBLEM: IBM Maximo Asset Management Products Java Multiple Vulnerabilities PLATFORM: IBM Maximo Asset Management 6.x IBM Maximo Asset Management 7.x IBM Maximo Asset Management Essentials 7.x ABSTRACT: Asset and Service Mgmt Products - Potential security exposure when using JavaTM based applications due to vulnerabilities in Java Software Developer Kits. REFERENCE LINKS: IBM Reference #:1638135 Secunia Advisory SA53451 CVE-2013-0401 CVE-2013-2433 CVE-2013-2434 CVE-2013-0402 CVE-2013-1488 CVE-2013-1491 CVE-2013-1518 CVE-2013-1537 CVE-2013-1540 CVE-2013-1557 CVE-2013-1558 CVE-2013-1561 CVE-2013-1563 CVE-2013-1564 CVE-2013-1569

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Commercial Building Energy Asset Score Tool Report | Department of Energy  

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

Score Tool Score Tool Report Commercial Building Energy Asset Score Tool Report Energy Asset Score Report The Energy Asset Score report will be comprised of four sections: Current Asset Score-The source EUI is obtained by performing the whole-building energy simulation using the asset scoring tool; the modeled source EUI is adjusted to account for local climate; the adjusted EUI is compared to a fixed scale to obtain an asset score of 1 to 100. An asset score of 100 represents an ultra-efficient building; a score of 1 represents a very inefficient building in the current commercial building stock. After a building upgrade package is identified, the energy asset scoring tool will calculate the potential energy use after upgrades using standard operating conditions (by use types).

138

Asset Prices and the Fundamentals: A Q Test  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Asset Prices and the Fundamentals: A Q Test." Roger Craine.214 Asset Prices and the Fundamentals: A Q Test Roger Craineasset values and the fundamentals. The test is an indirect

Craine, Roger

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

139

Nuclear Asset Management Database: Phase 2: Prototype Long-term Asset Management Database (LAMDA)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

EPRI members engaged in nuclear asset management (NAM) and life cycle management (LCM) view quality equipment reliability and cost data as one of the highest priority needs in a market-driven industry, but less data are available for equipment important to generation than for safety equipment addressed in probabilistic risk assessment (PRA). This interim report describes the second phase of development of the Long-term Asset Management Database (LAMDA).

2004-12-21T23:59:59.000Z

140

Aligning intangible assets to innovation in biopharmaceutical industry  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This study investigates whether or not intangible asset is a source of organizational innovation according to the resource-based view of firm (RBV). Accordingly, this study designs an empirical model for verifying the influence of intangible assets on ... Keywords: Biopharmaceutical industry, Innovative capability, Intangible assets

Hao-Chen Huang; Mei-Chi Lai; Tzong-Huei Lin

2011-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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141

Real time asset tracking in the data center  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The importance and difficultly of asset tracking make it worthy of attention. We focus on data centers consisting of vertical racks where each rack may accommodate a variety of equipment. We describe an asset tracking system which automatically detects ... Keywords: Asset tracking, Change management, Data center, Inventory management, RIFD, Supply chain

Cyril Brignone; Tim Connors; Mehrban Jam; Geoff Lyon; Geetha Manjunath; Alan McReynolds; Swarup Mohalik; Ian Robinson; Craig Sayers; Cosme Sevestre; Jean Tourrilhes; Venugopal Srinivasmurthy

2007-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

142

Transmission Asset Optimization (and) A Contrarian View of the...  

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

distributed generation (DG) producing electricity directly supplied to customers (cogeneration options are ignored because in most cases these are clearly competitive depending...

143

Commercial Building Energy Asset Scoring Tool Application Programming Interface  

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

Commercial Building Energy Asset Scoring Tool Commercial Building Energy Asset Scoring Tool Application Programming Interface NORA WANG GEOFF ELLIOTT JUSTIN ALMQUIST EDWARD ELLIS Pacific Northwest National Laboratory JUNE 14, 2013 Commercial Building Energy Asset Score Energy asset score evaluates the as- built physical characteristics of a building Energy Asset Score and its overall energy efficiency, independent of occupancy and operational choices. The physical characteristics include Building envelope (window, wall, roof) HVAC systems (heating, cooling, air distribution) Lighting system (luminaire and lighting control systems) Service hot water system Other major energy-using equipment (e.g. commercial refrigerator, commercial kitchen appliances, etc.) Building energy use is affected by many factors.

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What is an Asset-Based Threat Profile?...............................................................4  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Threats to information technology are ever increasing and many organizations are spending much money and time in attempting to fix security problems. Before one can think about remediation, assets worth protecting and knowing what to protect those assets from must be defined. OCTAVE characterizes a self-directed methodology for defining an organizations assets and the assets risks. Critical to OCTAVE are the tools and processes toward developing assetbased threat profiles. The threat profile includes network risks, also known as vulnerabilities that often times analysis team members are not qualified to assess. Vulnerability assessment tools aid the OCTAVE analysis team to determine exactly what network-aware technological risks face any certain asset and often times help to further define the asset itself. By applying the results of a vulnerability assessment to an OCTAVE Risk Profile, many unanswered questions pertaining to the asset and its risks are fulfilled in an autonomous and

Andrew Storms

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

145

Asset Revitalization Initiative Update by Cynthia Anderson and David Geiser  

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

Asset Revitalization Initiative Briefing Asset Revitalization Initiative Briefing www.doe.gov Asset Revitalization Initiative 1 Sustainability Efficiency Community The Asset Revitalization Initiative Briefing October 2011 LEARN FROM AND TAKE CREDIT FOR PAST ASSET REVITALIZATION EFFORTS * We supported the cleanup and closure of ~ 90 sites that had a role in winning the Cold War; most of those sites are in beneficial reuse. * Since 2005, we have sold > 475,000 ft 2 of real property, both The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has a long history of asset revitalization. We need to do a better job of communicating those efforts and learning from them. www.doe.gov 2 Asset Revitalization Initiative Sustainability Efficiency Community * Since 2005, we have sold > 475,000 ft of real property, both land and buildings. An additional 36,000 ft

146

Life Cycle Asset Management - Quality Assurance -  

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

17 17 Quality Assurance March 1996 Department of Energy Office of Field Management Office of Project and Fixed Asset Management Contents GPG-FM-017 March 1996 iii ACKNOWLEDGEMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . v 1. INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 1.1 Applicability . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 1.2 Graded Approach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 2. PRINCIPLES AND PROCESSES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 2.1 Goals, Principles and Framework . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 2.1.1 Quality Assurance Goals and Principles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 2.1.2 Quality Assurance Framework . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 2.2 Quality Assurance and Project Phases . . . . .

147

Power Delivery Asset Management Information Sharing Method  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

EPRI's Power Delivery Asset Management (PDAM) Program has initiated an EPRI.com Collaboration website for its members. Using this tool, members can access important meeting documents as well as presentations from meetings and webcasts. Members can also post documents for comment and discussion between other members. This report describes the process for accessing and using the EPRI.com Collaboration site for PDAM. This site was established for the sole use of EPRI members participating in the PDAM program.

2008-12-22T23:59:59.000Z

148

ECO2 Asset Solutions | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

ECO2 Asset Solutions ECO2 Asset Solutions Jump to: navigation, search Name ECO2 Asset Solutions Place Tampa, Florida Sector Carbon, Services Product Florida-based provider of advisory services to both buyers and sellers on the Carbon Markets. They serve a broad range of stakeholders including foresters, municipalities, agriculture and carbon credit buyers. Coordinates 27.94653°, -82.459269° 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":27.94653,"lon":-82.459269,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

149

2005 EDF/EPRI Collaboration on Life Cycle Management and Nuclear Asset Management  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

As the age of Electricit de Frances (EDFs) nuclear fleet grows and the European energy market evolves closer to being competitive, EDFs attention to life cycle management (LCM) and nuclear asset management (NAM) continues to increase. Optimizing operations and maintenance (OM) and capital expenditures at the plant and fleet level and selecting the most appropriate lifespan for plants are complex issues. This report of the 2005 EDF/EPRI workshop on LCM and NAM describes progress and plans for supporting t...

2006-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

150

Modeling and optimization of a thermosiphon for passive thermal management systems .  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??An optimally designed thermosiphon for power electronics cooling is developed. There exists a need for augmented grid assets to facilitate power routing and decrease line (more)

Loeffler, Benjamin Haile

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

151

Assessing and Enhancing the Security of Transmission Assets From International Physical Attack  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Potential intentional attacks against electric power systems include sabotage; physical assault; disruption of sensors, information systems, computer networks, and fail-safe systems; tampering with process safety; and indirect attacks such as disruption of water, fuel, or key personnel. While outages from intentional attacks on the physical security of utility assets are rare, such outages can adversely impact the economy, the environment, public safety, and national security. This white paper ...

2013-12-03T23:59:59.000Z

152

Commercial Building Energy Asset Scoring Tool | Department of Energy  

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

Scoring Tool Scoring Tool Commercial Building Energy Asset Scoring Tool This Asset Scoring Tool will guide your data collection, store your building information, and generate Asset Scores and system evaluations for your building envelope and building systems. The Asset Scoring Tool will also identify cost-effective upgrade opportunities and help you gain insight into the energy efficiency potential of your building. Key Features The Asset Scoring Tool will generate an Asset Score Report that will provide: A whole-building energy efficiency score based on the building envelope and building systems (heating, ventilation, cooling, lighting and service hot water). An evaluation of the current building systems that identifies inefficient building systems A set of opportunities to save energy and money

153

Commercial Building Energy Asset Score Frequently Asked Questions |  

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

Frequently Asked Questions Frequently Asked Questions Commercial Building Energy Asset Score Frequently Asked Questions The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Commercial Building Energy Asset Score program has received numerous questions from building owners and operators, state and local governments, realtors, and other stakeholders interested in learning more about the Commercial Building Energy Asset Score. Responses to some of the most frequently asked questions can be found below within the following categories: Program Overview Development Schedule and Pilot Testing Understanding the Asset Score Report and Using the Asset Scoring Tool Scoring Methodology Scoring Scales Identified Opportunities for Energy Efficiency Upgrades Quality Assurance Links to Other Tools Program Overview Q: What is the Commercial Building Energy Asset Score?

154

North Brawley Power Plant Asset Impairment Analysis | Open Energy  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

North Brawley Power Plant Asset Impairment Analysis North Brawley Power Plant Asset Impairment Analysis Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library Web Site: North Brawley Power Plant Asset Impairment Analysis Author Giza Singer Even Published Publisher Not Provided, Date Not Provided DOI Not Provided Check for DOI availability: http://crossref.org Online Internet link for North Brawley Power Plant Asset Impairment Analysis Citation Giza Singer Even. North Brawley Power Plant Asset Impairment Analysis [Internet]. [updated 2012;cited 2012]. Available from: http://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1296445/000119312512118396/d316623dex991.htm Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=North_Brawley_Power_Plant_Asset_Impairment_Analysis&oldid=682476" Categories: References

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Building Technologies Office: Commercial Building Energy Asset Scoring Tool  

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

Scoring Tool to someone by E-mail Scoring Tool to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Commercial Building Energy Asset Scoring Tool on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Commercial Building Energy Asset Scoring Tool on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Commercial Building Energy Asset Scoring Tool on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Commercial Building Energy Asset Scoring Tool on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Commercial Building Energy Asset Scoring Tool on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Commercial Building Energy Asset Scoring Tool on AddThis.com... About Take Action to Save Energy Activities 179d Tax Calculator Advanced Energy Design Guides Advanced Energy Retrofit Guides Building Energy Data Exchange Specification

156

U.S. DOE Commercial Building Energy Asset Score  

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

Commercial Building Energy Asset Score Commercial Building Energy Asset Score Quick Start Guide To create a Commercial Building Energy Asset Score (Asset Score) for your building you need to complete the following six (6) steps using the Commercial Building Energy Asset Scoring Tool (Asset Scoring Tool). Although you are not required to carry out these steps in a specific order, the following sequence will most likely save you time. Input Basic Building Information * Click the New Building button to begin. * Enter building name, location, gross floor area, and year of construction. * Click the button to continue. Identify Building Use Type(s) * Select all applicable use types. * Choose from a variety of options including office, retail, multi-family, education, and

157

Commercial Building Energy Asset Score: 2013 Pilot Overview  

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

Commercial Building Energy Asset Score: Commercial Building Energy Asset Score: 2013 Pilot Overview June 17, 2013 Joan Glickman, DOE Patty Kappaz, SRA 1 eere.energy.gov Agenda � Team Introduction � Commercial Building Energy Asset Score Update * Program overview * Progress to date * Objectives of the 2013 Pilot * Future plans � Process for Pilot Participation 2 I Energy Asset Score eere.energy.gov � � � � � � � Meet the Team U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Project oversight Strategic direction Policy perspective Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) Technical lead Scoring Tool development and maintenance SRA International (SRA) Pilot management Outreach and communications 3 I Energy Asset Score eere.energy.gov Program Goals * Develop a national energy asset rating to --

158

Building Technologies Office: Commercial Building Energy Asset Score Tool  

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

Tool Report to someone by E-mail Tool Report to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Commercial Building Energy Asset Score Tool Report on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Commercial Building Energy Asset Score Tool Report on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Commercial Building Energy Asset Score Tool Report on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Commercial Building Energy Asset Score Tool Report on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Commercial Building Energy Asset Score Tool Report on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Commercial Building Energy Asset Score Tool Report on AddThis.com... About Take Action to Save Energy Activities 179d Tax Calculator Advanced Energy Design Guides Advanced Energy Retrofit Guides

159

Marine asset security and tracking (MAST) system  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Methods and apparatus are described for marine asset security and tracking (MAST). A method includes transmitting identification data, location data and environmental state sensor data from a radio frequency tag. An apparatus includes a radio frequency tag that transmits identification data, location data and environmental state sensor data. Another method includes transmitting identification data and location data from a radio frequency tag using hybrid spread-spectrum modulation. Another apparatus includes a radio frequency tag that transmits both identification data and location data using hybrid spread-spectrum modulation.

Hanson, Gregory Richard (Clinton, TN); Smith, Stephen Fulton (Loudon, TN); Moore, Michael Roy (Corryton, TN); Dobson, Eric Lesley (Charleston, SC); Blair, Jeffrey Scott (Charleston, SC); Duncan, Christopher Allen (Marietta, GA); Lenarduzzi, Roberto (Knoxville, TN)

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

160

Marketing Plan for Demonstration and Validation Assets  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The National Security Preparedness Project (NSPP), is to be sustained by various programs, including technology demonstration and evaluation (DEMVAL). This project assists companies in developing technologies under the National Security Technology Incubator program (NSTI) through demonstration and validation of technologies applicable to national security created by incubators and other sources. The NSPP also will support the creation of an integrated demonstration and validation environment. This report documents the DEMVAL marketing and visibility plan, which will focus on collecting information about, and expanding the visibility of, DEMVAL assets serving businesses with national security technology applications in southern New Mexico.

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2008-05-30T23:59:59.000Z

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161

Capitalize on Existing Assets with Demand Response  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Industrial facilities universally struggle with escalating energy costs. EnerNOC will demonstrate how commercial, industrial, and institutional end-users can capitalize on their existing assetsat no cost and no risk. Demand response, the voluntary reduction of electric demand in response to grid instability, provides financial incentives to participating facilities that agree to conserve energy. With demand response, facilities also receive advance notice of potential blackouts and can proactively protect their equipment and machinery from sudden losses of power. A detailed case study, focusing on a sample industrial customers participation in demand response, will support the presentation.

Collins, J.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

162

Italy's rating in the spotlight again. - Asset Securitization ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Fitch Ratings put Italy's country AA' ratings on watch negative last week. The Italian covered... | Article from Asset Securitization Report June 5, ...

163

Program and Project Management for the Acquisition of Capital Assets  

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

This Order provides project management direction for the acquisition of capital assets that are delivered on schedule, within budget, and capable of meeting mission performance and environmental...

164

Bankruptcy Treatment of Intellectual Property Assets: An Economic Analysis  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

asset management from an ex post standpoint, focusing narrowly on how to maximize the value of a failing or failed enterprise.

Menell, Peter S.

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

165

DOE O 153.1, Departmental Radiological Emergency Response Assets  

Directives, Delegations, and Requirements

The order establishes requirements and responsibilities for the DOE/NNSA national radiological emergency response assets and capabilities and Nuclear Emergency ...

2007-06-27T23:59:59.000Z

166

Cogeneration and community design: performance based model for optimization of the design of U.S. residential communities utilizing cogeneration systems in cold climates  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The integration of cogeneration technologies in residential communities has the potential of reducing energy demand and harmful emissions. This study investigated the impact of selected design parameters on the environmental and economic performances of cogeneration systems integrated into residential communities in cold U.S. climates following a centralized or a decentralized integration approach. Parameters investigated include: 1) density, 2) use mix, 3) street configuration, 4) housing typology, 5) envelope and building systems' efficiencies, 6) renewable energy utilization, 7) cogeneration system type, 8) size, and 9) operation strategy. Based on this, combinations of design characteristics achieving an optimum system performance were identified. The study followed a two-phased mixed research model: first, studies of residential community design and three case studies of sustainable residential communities were analyzed to identify key design parameters; subsequently, simulation tools were utilized to assess the impact of each parameter on cogeneration system performance and to optimize the community design to improve that performance. Assessment procedures included: developing a base-line model representing typical design characteristics of U.S. residential communities; assessing the system performance within this model, for each integration approach, using three performance indicators: reduction in primary energy use, reduction in CO2 emissions; and internal rate of return; assessing the impact of each parameter on the system performance through developing 46 design variations of the base-line model representing changes in these parameters and calculating the three indicators for each variation; using a multi-attribute decision analysis methodology to evaluate the relative impact of each parameter on the system performance; and finally, developing two design optimization scenarios for each integration approach. Results show that, through design optimization, existing cogeneration technologies can be economically feasible and cause reductions of up to 18% in primary energy use and up to 42% in CO2 emissions, with the centralized approach offering a higher potential for performance improvements. A significant correlation also existed between design characteristics identified as favorable for cogeneration system performance and those of sustainable residential communities. These include high densities, high mix of uses, interconnected street networks, and mixing of housing typologies. This indicates the higher potential for integrating cogeneration systems in sustainable residential communities.

Rashed Ali Atta, Hazem Mohamed

2006-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

167

Engineered Osmosis for Energy Efficient Separations: Optimizing Waste Heat Utilization FINAL SCIENTIFIC REPORT DOE F 241.3  

SciTech Connect

The purpose of this study is to design (i) a stripper system where heat is used to strip ammonia (NH{sub 3}) and carbon dioxide (CO{sub 2}) from a diluted draw solution; and (ii) a condensation or absorption system where the stripped NH{sub 3} and CO{sub 2} are captured in condensed water to form a re-concentrated draw solution. This study supports the Industrial Technologies Program of the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy and their Industrial Energy Efficiency Grand Challenge award solicitation. Results from this study show that stimulated Oasys draw solutions composed of a complex electrolyte solution associated with the dissolution of NH{sub 3} and CO{sub 2} gas in water can successfully be stripped and fully condensed under standard atmospheric pressure. Stripper bottoms NH{sub 3} concentration can reliably be reduced to < 1 mg/L, even when starting with liquids that have an NH{sub 3} mass fraction exceeding 6% to stimulate diluted draw solution from the forward osmosis membrane component of the process. Concentrated draw solution produced by fully condensing the stripper tops was show to exceed 6 M-C with nitrogen-to-carbon (N:C) molar ratios on the order of two. Reducing the operating pressure of the stripper column serves to reduce the partial vapor pressure of both NH{sub 3} and CO{sub 2} in solution and enables lower temperature operation towards integration of industrial low-grade of waste heat. Effective stripping of solutes was observed with operating pressures as low as 100 mbar (3-inHg). Systems operating at reduced pressure and temperature require additional design considerations to fully condense and absorb these constituents for reuse within the Oasys EO system context. Comparing empirical data with process stimulation models confirmed that several key parameters related to vapor-liquid equilibrium and intrinsic material properties were not accurate. Additional experiments and refinement of material property databases within the chosen process stimulation software was required to improve the reliability of process simulations for engineering design support. Data from experiments was also employed to calculate critical mass transfer and system design parameters (such as the height equivalent to a theoretical plate (HETP)) to aid in process design. When measured in a less than optimal design state for the stripping of NH{sub 3} and CO{sub 2} from a simulated dilute draw solution the HETP for one type of commercial stripper packing material was 1.88 ft/stage. During this study it was observed that the heat duty required to vaporize the draw solution solutes is substantially affected by the amount of water boilup also produced to achieve a low NH{sub 3} stripper bottoms concentration specification. Additionally, fluid loading of the stripper packing media is a critical performance parameter that affects all facets of optimum stripper column performance. Condensation of the draw solution tops vapor requires additional process considerations if being conducted in sub-atmospheric conditions and low temperature. Future work will focus on the commercialization of the Oasys EO technology platform for numerous applications in water and wastewater treatment as well as harvesting low enthalpy energy with our proprietary osmotic heat engine. Engineering design related to thermal integration of Oasys EO technology for both low and hig-grade heat applications is underway. Novel thermal recovery processes are also being investigated in addition to the conventional approaches described in this report. Oasys Water plans to deploy commercial scale systems into the energy and zero liquid discharge markets in 2013. Additional process refinement will lead to integration of low enthalpy renewable heat sources for municipal desalination applications.

NATHAN HANCOCK

2013-01-13T23:59:59.000Z

168

Grid Reliability - An Electric Utility Company's Perspective  

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

An Electric Utility Company's Perspective Marc Butts Southern Company Services 11/19/08 Topics * Business Continuity at Southern Company * NERC Cyber Security at Southern Company * Homeland Security at Southern Company * Physical recovery following a major outage * 5 questions to ask your local utility * Facing Realities 3 Service territory across four states: 120,000 square miles * Southern Linc * Southern Power * Southern Telecom * Southern Nuclear Other Subsidiaries: Serves approximately 4 million customers Business Continuity at Southern Company Southern Company Business Assurance Model Business Unit Management (Asset Owners) Southern Company Business Assurance Council Infrastructure Protection Business Continuity Incident Response * Identify critical assets * Design and implement

169

Asset localization in data centers using WUSB radios  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Asset tracking is a critical problem in modern data centers with modular and easily movable servers. This paper studies a wireless asset tracking solution built using wireless USB (WUSB) radios that are expected to ubiquitous in future servers. This ... Keywords: channel model, data centers, localization, maximum likelihood estimation, ultra wideband (UWB), wireless USB

N. Udar; K. Kant; R. Viswanathan

2008-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

170

Representing digital assets usingMPEG-21 Digital Item Declaration  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Various XML-based approaches aimed at representing compound digital assets have emerged over the last several years. Approaches that are of specific relevance to the digital library community include the Metadata Encoding and Transmission Standard (METS), ... Keywords: Digital Item, Digital asset, MPEG-21 DID, OAI-PMH, OpenURL

Jeroen Bekaert; Emiel De Kooning; Herbert de Sompel

2006-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

171

Department of Energy Establishes Asset Revitalization Task Force |  

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

Establishes Asset Revitalization Task Force Establishes Asset Revitalization Task Force Department of Energy Establishes Asset Revitalization Task Force February 17, 2011 - 12:00pm Addthis Media Contact (202) 586-4940 Washington, D.C. - Secretary of Energy Steven Chu today announced the establishment of a Task Force on Asset Revitalization to facilitate a discussion among the Department of Energy, communities around DOE sites, nonprofits, tribal governments, the private sector and other stakeholders to identify reuse approaches as environmental cleanup efforts reach completion. The task force will explore opportunities to reutilize DOE site assets for beneficial purposes, which may include clean energy development, environmental sustainability projects, open space or other uses. "For decades, Department of Energy sites and their surrounding

172

ASM Asset Management DTVM SA | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Management DTVM SA Management DTVM SA Jump to: navigation, search Name ASM Asset Management DTVM SA Place Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Zip 22640-100 Sector Carbon, Services Product Brazilian fund manager. It provides a range of financial services, including carbon finance and derivatives for both carbon project developers and investors. References ASM Asset Management DTVM SA[1] LinkedIn Connections CrunchBase Profile No CrunchBase profile. Create one now! This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. ASM Asset Management DTVM SA is a company located in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil . References ↑ "ASM Asset Management DTVM SA" Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=ASM_Asset_Management_DTVM_SA&oldid=34236

173

Microsoft Word - RealPropertyAssetManagement.doc  

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

Real Property Asset Management Real Property Asset Management On February 4, 2004, the President issued Executive Order (EO) 13327- Federal Real Property Asset Management. The Order promotes the efficient and economical use of Federal real property resources in accordance with their value as national assets and in the best interests of the Nation. It established an interagency Federal Real Property Council (FRPC), chaired by the Deputy Director for Management at the Office of Management and Budget, to establish and promote appropriate guidelines on the management of the Federal real property portfolio. In conjunction with the Executive Order, the Federal Real Property Asset Management Program Initiative was added to the President's Management Agenda, The President's Management Agenda initiative and the efforts of the FRPC are

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Introduction to NABI and Asset Building in Native Communities Webinar |  

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

Introduction to NABI and Asset Building in Native Communities Introduction to NABI and Asset Building in Native Communities Webinar Introduction to NABI and Asset Building in Native Communities Webinar May 23, 2013 2:00PM EDT Webinar The Administration for Children and Families Office of Community Services and Administration for Native Americans invite you to participate in two pre-application webinars introducing the 2013 Native Asset Building Initiative (NABI) funding opportunity. During these webinars, you will learn: Details of the 2013 NABI funding opportunity, including application requirements and how to leverage additional funding Proven strategies to strengthen financial literacy and wealth creation among low-income Native populations How to design and manage a successful asset building project in a Native community.

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Department of Energy Announces Next Steps for Asset Revitalization  

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

Next Steps for Asset Revitalization Next Steps for Asset Revitalization Initiative Department of Energy Announces Next Steps for Asset Revitalization Initiative September 16, 2011 - 11:49am Addthis WASHINGTON, DC - The Department of Energy today announced next steps under the Asset Revitalization Initiative, a Department-wide initiative to examine ways to work with local communities to support the reuse of DOE resources at former Cold War weapons sites around the country. These steps build on the recommendations from the Task Force on Asset Revitalization, which was convened by Secretary Chu in February 2011, and will facilitate local efforts to support beneficial reuse options at DOE sites, including reindustrialization, manufacturing, clean energy development, nature preserves, and educational centers.

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Commercial Building Energy Asset Score 2013 Pilot | Department of Energy  

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

2013 Pilot 2013 Pilot Commercial Building Energy Asset Score 2013 Pilot DOE conducted its first pilot test of the Asset Score in 2012. Findings from that pilot have led to improvements in the overall program and the Asset Scoring Tool. The current program includes the following new features: Enhanced Asset Scoring Tool capabilities, including the ability to score complex buildings and the following building types: multifamily, lodging, libraries, court houses and mixed use. Retail, office, schools, and unrefrigerated warehouses were part of the 2012 Pilot and will continue to be included in the 2013 Pilot. Improved usability, including clearer input definitions, an enhanced user interface, and the ability for multiple users to edit one building Reduced data requirements to generate a simple Asset Score

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Future Energy Assets LP | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

LP LP Jump to: navigation, search Name Future Energy Assets LP Place Austin, Texas Zip 78701 Product String representation "Future Energy A ... S and in China." is too long. Coordinates 30.267605°, -97.742984° 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":30.267605,"lon":-97.742984,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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real_property_asset_ver_10.indd  

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

Management, Budget and Evaluation. The point of contact for this document is Eduard A. Dailide, P Management, Budget and Evaluation. The point of contact for this document is Eduard A. Dailide, P .E. who can be reached at (202) 586-5422 or by e-mail to ed.dailide@hq.doe.gov. Cover Photo: Night, in the form of a crescent moon, overtakes the fading light of day beyond Wilson Hall at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. i DEPUTY SECRETARY'S MESSAGE I am proud to present the Department of Energy's 2005 Real Property Asset Management Plan. The success of the Department of Energy in meet- ing its mission is directly linked to the effi cient and effective management of its real property portfolio. The portfolio is comprised of diverse, technically complex, and one-of-a-kind facilities with a value of over $77 billion. It is a mission enabler not only

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2012 SG Peer Review - Wide Area Wireless Distribution Grid Sensor & Faulted Circuit Indicator System for Underground Assets - Jason Wilson, On-Ramp Wireless  

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Wide Area Wireless Distribution Grid Sensor Wide Area Wireless Distribution Grid Sensor for Underground Assets Jason Wilson On-Ramp Wireless June 7, 2012 December 2008 Wide Area Wireless Distribution Grid Sensor for Underground Assets Objective Life-cycle Funding Summary ($K) Prior to FY 12 FY12, authorized FY13, requested Out-year(s) $1,046 $580 $39 $0 Technical Scope Develop and demonstrate a wireless network solution for distribution automation, including fault circuit indicators and transformer monitoring, capable of secure and reliable communication with below ground and hard to reach utility assets at a TCO that is commercially viable for utilities to deploy at large scale. Enable utilities throughout the US to improve critical grid reliability metrics including SAIDI. * Conceptual design and trade studies including sensor system interfaces, augmenting FCI with

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Commercial Buildings: Asset Scoring Efforts and Request for Information: February 2013 webinar  

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

DOE Building Technologies Program DOE Building Technologies Program Commercial Buildings: Asset Scoring Efforts and Request for Information Joan Glickman February 21, 2013 Energy efficiency in buildings: The valuation conundrum Key actors all have reasons to maximize energy performance... � * Owners/Investors: Property value, competitive advantage * Operators: Reduced costs, increased NOI, fewer complaints * Financiers, Insurers: Lower risk * Tenants: Lower utility bills, improved comfort and productivity ....yet, market frequently still undervalues EE. Why? � * Difficult to get credible, comparable information at a low cost - No standard tools or methods exist to separately assess building infrastructure and energy systems * Transaction costs (i.e., auditing, collecting data, evaluating information) are

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Asset-Liability Management Modelling with Risk Control by ...  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Jan 15, 2009 ... The application of stochastic dominance in dispersed energy .... period as they may wish to adjust the asset allocations according to updated information .... In ALM modelling, a benchmark can be set as the market index or...

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Commercial Building Energy Asset Score Features | Department of Energy  

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

Score Score Features Commercial Building Energy Asset Score Features The Asset Scoring Tool evaluates buildings by use type. The initial version of the Asset Scoring Tool included: office, school, retail, and unrefrigerated warehouse buildings. Phase II currently under development, which will be used for the 2013 Pilot, includes library, lodging, multi-family housing, and courthouse buildings, as well as mixed-use types of buildings that incorporate Phase I and II. You can enter small and large commercial buildings, and an Asset Score will be equally applicable to new and existing buildings. Inputs You can enter these building characteristics: General information-number of floors, footprint dimension, orientation, and use type Envelope components-roof, exterior wall, and floor types and

183

Commercial Building Energy Asset Rating Program -- Market Research  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Under contract to Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, HaydenTanner, LLC conducted an in-depth analysis of the potential market value of a commercial building energy asset rating program for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. The market research objectives were to: (1) Evaluate market interest and need for a program and tool to offer asset rating and rapidly identify potential energy efficiency measures for the commercial building sector. (2) Identify key input variables and asset rating outputs that would facilitate increased investment in energy efficiency. (3) Assess best practices and lessons learned from existing national and international energy rating programs. (4) Identify core messaging to motivate owners, investors, financiers, and others in the real estate sector to adopt a voluntary asset rating program and, as a consequence, deploy high-performance strategies and technologies across new and existing buildings. (5) Identify leverage factors and incentives that facilitate increased investment in these buildings. To meet these objectives, work consisted of a review of the relevant literature, examination of existing and emergent asset and operational rating systems, interviews with industry stakeholders, and an evaluation of the value implication of an asset label on asset valuation. This report documents the analysis methodology and findings, conclusion, and recommendations. Its intent is to support and inform the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy on the market need and potential value impacts of an asset labeling and diagnostic tool to encourage high-performance new buildings and building efficiency retrofit projects.

McCabe, Molly J.; Wang, Na

2012-04-19T23:59:59.000Z

184

Algorithms and Methodologies for Integrated Substation Equipment Risk and Performance Assessment Tools for Asset Management and Smar t Grid  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

EPRI has developed a suite of algorithms and methodologies designed to assess substation equipment performance and risk. These tools and the supporting databases have been enhanced to provide projections of future performance and risk. Utilizing these algorithms and tools, asset and maintenance managers can make better-informed decisions about current and future investments. This report lays out the rationale underlying the development of these tools and sets the foundation for their effective use by uti...

2009-12-23T23:59:59.000Z

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GSA-Utility Interconnection Agreements  

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

Property Property Asset Management Office of General Counsel Real Property Division Richard R. Butterworth Senior Assistant General Counsel (202) 501-4436 richard.butterworth@gsa.gov The Problem: * Most agreements require indemnity clauses - usually either by tariff or by the submission of standard contracts to PSCs * Federal Government precluded from providing indemnity by: * Anti-deficiency Act - 31 U.S.C. 665(a) * Adequacy of Appropriations Act - 41 U.S.C. 11 GSA - Utility Interconnection Agreements GSA - Utility Interconnection Agreements Exception: Utility Contracts * GAO decision sets the foundation for exception for utility contracts - 59 Comp. Gen. 705 * But it's a narrow exception - B-197583, January 19, 1981 GSA - Utility Interconnection Agreements

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Asset Management Toolkit Modules: An Approach for Risk-Informed Performance-Focused Asset Management in the Power Delivery Industry  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

With the growing emphasis on risk management, decision makers need both quantified estimates of the risk/uncertainty and actionable results for capital and operation and maintenance (O&M) investments in power delivery projects. This report describes the concepts and modular automation framework for an asset management toolkit that embodies the methods and processes of risk-informed, performance-focused asset management in the power delivery industry.

2005-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

187

Preserving Plutonium-244 as a National Asset  

SciTech Connect

Plutonium-244 (244 Pu) is an extremely rare and long-lived isotope of plutonium with a half-life of 80 million years. Measureable amounts of 244 Pu are found in neither reactor-grade nor weapons-grade plutonium. Production of this isotope requires a very high thermal flux to permit the two successive neutron captures that convert 242 Pu to 243 Pu to 244 Pu, particularly given the short (about 5 hour) half-life of 243 Pu. Such conditions simply do not exist in plutonium production processes. Therefore, 244 Pu is ideal for precise radiochemical analyses measuring plutonium material properties and isotopic concentrations in items containing plutonium. Isotope dilution mass spectrometry is about ten times more sensitive when using 244 Pu rather than 242 Pu for determining plutonium isotopic content. The isotope can also be irradiated in small quantities to produce superheavy elements. The majority of the existing global inventory of 244 Pu is contained in the outer housing of Mark-18A targets at the Savannah River Site (SRS). The total inventory is about 20 grams of 244 Pu in about 400 grams of plutonium distributed among the 65 targets. Currently, there are no specific plans to preserve these targets. Although the cost of separating and preserving this material would be considerable, it is trivial in comparison to new production costs. For all practical purposes, the material is irreplaceable, because new production would cost billions of dollars and require a series of irradiation and chemical separation cycles spanning up to 50 years. This paper will discuss a set of options for overcoming the significant challenges to preserve the 244 Pu as a National Asset: (1) the need to relocate the material from SRS in a timely manner, (2) the need to reduce the volume of material to the extent possible for storage, and (3) the need to establish an operational capability to enrich the 244 Pu in significant quantities. This paper suggests that if all the Mark-18A plutonium is separated, it would occupy a small volume and would be inexpensive to store while an enrichment capability is developed. Very small quantities could be enriched in existing mass separators to support critical needs.

Patton, Bradley D [ORNL; Alexander, Charles W [ORNL; Benker, Dennis [ORNL; Collins, Emory D [ORNL; Romano, Catherine E [ORNL; Wham, Robert M [ORNL

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A multiperiod optimization model to schedule large-scale petroleum development projects  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This dissertation solves an optimization problem in the area of scheduling large-scale petroleum development projects under several resources constraints. The dissertation focuses on the application of a metaheuristic search Genetic Algorithm (GA) in solving the problem. The GA is a global search method inspired by natural evolution. The method is widely applied to solve complex and sizable problems that are difficult to solve using exact optimization methods. A classical resource allocation problem in operations research known under Knapsack Problems (KP) is considered for the formulation of the problem. Motivation of the present work was initiated by certain petroleum development scheduling problem in which large-scale investment projects are to be selected subject to a number of resources constraints in several periods. The constraints may occur from limitations in various resources such as capital budgets, operating budgets, and drilling rigs. The model also accounts for a number of assumptions and business rules encountered in the application that motivated this work. The model uses an economic performance objective to maximize the sum of Net Present Value (NPV) of selected projects over a planning horizon subject to constraints involving discrete time dependent variables. Computational experiments of 30 projects illustrate the performance of the model. The application example is only illustrative of the model and does not reveal real data. A Greedy algorithm was first utilized to construct an initial estimate of the objective function. GA was implemented to improve the solution and investigate resources constraints and their effect on the assets value. The timing and order of investment decisions under constraints have the prominent effect on the economic performance of the assets. The application of an integrated optimization model provides means to maximize the financial value of the assets, efficiently allocate limited resources and to analyze more scheduling alternatives in less time.

Husni, Mohammed Hamza

2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Pulse Asset Management GmbH | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Pulse Asset Management GmbH Pulse Asset Management GmbH Jump to: navigation, search Name Pulse Asset Management GmbH Place Hamburg, Germany Zip 20354 Sector Solar Product Hamburg-based investor in solar projects in Europe. Coordinates 53.553345°, 9.992455° 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":53.553345,"lon":9.992455,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Department of Energy Establishes Asset Revitalization Task Force  

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Thursday, February 17, 2011 Thursday, February 17, 2011 Department of Energy Establishes Asset Revitalization Task Force Washington, D.C. � Secretary of Energy Steven Chu today announced the establishment of a Task Force on Asset Revitalization to facilitate a discussion among the Department of Energy, communities around DOE sites, nonprofits, tribal governments, the private sector and other stakeholders to identify reuse approaches as environmental cleanup efforts reach completion. The task force will explore opportunities to reutilize DOE site assets for beneficial purposes, which may include clean energy development, environmental sustainability projects, open space or other uses. �For decades, Department of Energy sites and their surrounding communities have played a vital role in supporting the nation�s nuclear

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Commercial Building Energy Asset Scoring Tool 2013 Pilot Training Session  

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

Commercial Building Energy Asset Scoring Tool Commercial Building Energy Asset Scoring Tool 2013 Pilot Training Session NORA WANG SUPRIYA GOEL GEOFF ELLIOTT Pacific Northwest National Laboratory JUNE 18, 2013 Meet the Team U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) � Project oversight � Strategic direction � Policy perspective Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) � Technical lead � Scoring Tool development and maintenance SRA International (SRA) � Pilot management � Outreach and communications 2 I Energy Asset Score eere.energy.gov Pilot Participation Process 1. Sign the Pilot Participation Agreement by June 26 2. Provide DOE with points of contact for lead project coordinator and data collector(s)/tool user(s) by June 26 3. DOE provides Pilot Participants with username and password to

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Statement on Department of Energy's Major System Capital Asset Projects  

National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

Department of Energy's Major System Capital Asset Projects Department of Energy's Major System Capital Asset Projects before the House Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy & Water Development | National Nuclear Security Administration Our Mission Managing the Stockpile Preventing Proliferation Powering the Nuclear Navy Emergency Response Recapitalizing Our Infrastructure Continuing Management Reform Countering Nuclear Terrorism About Us Our Programs Our History Who We Are Our Leadership Our Locations Budget Our Operations Media Room Congressional Testimony Fact Sheets Newsletters Press Releases Speeches Events Social Media Video Gallery Photo Gallery NNSA Archive Federal Employment Apply for Our Jobs Our Jobs Working at NNSA Blog Home > Media Room > Congressional Testimony > Statement on Department of Energy's Major System ...

193

Credit derivatives, the liquidity of bank assets and banking stability  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

is assumed to be a monopolist in the secondary market, it cannot extract fully the price p because of asset illiquidity. This is interpreted as being the result of the banks private information about its loans, which gives rise to a lemon problem (as in Du... of the risky asset, it receives in return (1 )pV where p = + " (there is no risk premium since uncertainty is resolved at t = 2). The decision of depositors whether to run on the bank depends on their expectation of the behavior of other depositors, giving...

Wagner, Wolf

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

194

An incentive-based mechanism for transmission asset investment  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents an incentive scheme to encourage investment in the improvement and expansion of the transmission in the competitive electricity market environment. To create these incentives, a decentralized transmission asset investment model is ... Keywords: Cooperative game theory, Investment incentives, Shapley value, Social welfare, Transmission planning

Javier Contreras; George Gross; Jos Manuel Arroyo; Jos Ignacio Muoz

2009-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Transmission Asset Investment in Electricity Markets Javier Contreras1  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Transmission Asset Investment in Electricity Markets Javier Contreras1 and George Gross2 Abstract: We construct a general analytic framework for the transmission network investment problem in the evaluation of the impacts of new transmission investments under competition. The proposed metrics are useful

Gross, George

196

Livelihood Assets Atlas Mountainous Districts of NWFP (Pakistan)  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Livelihood Assets Atlas Mountainous Districts of NWFP (Pakistan) April 2009 SDPISustainable Mountainous Districts of NWFP (Pakistan) Abid Qaiyum Suleri, Babar Shahbaz, Sahab Haq Rana Nazir Mehmood and Gulbaz Ali Khan Sustainable Development Policy Institute 20 Hill Road, F-6/3, Islamabad - Pakistan www

Richner, Heinz

197

Commercial Building Energy Asset Rating Tool User's Guide  

SciTech Connect

The U.S. Department of Energys Commercial Building Energy Asset Rating Tool is a web-based system that is designed to allow building owners, managers, and operators to more accurately assess the energy performance of their commercial buildings. This document provide a step-by-step instruction on how to use the tool.

Wang, Na; Makhmalbaf, Atefe; Matsumoto, Steven W.

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

198

Time-to-Produce, Inventory, and Asset Prices  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In a production-based general equilibrium model, I study the impact of time-to-build and time-to-produce technology constraints and inventory on asset prices and macroeconomic quantity dynamics. A time-to-build constraint captures the delay in transforming new investment into productive capital; a time-to-produce constraint captures the delay in transforming productive capital into final products. Empirically, I find that the U.S. economy in aggregate exhibits approximately a three-quarter time-to-build and a four-quarter time-to-produce constraint. These delays in the production process introduce short-run risks in the economy where inventory accumulation facilitates consumption smoothing over time. Using this structure for time-to-build and time-to-produce constraints, I numerically calibrate a production-based general equilibrium model where the representative investor has recursive preferences over consumption and inventory. The model delivers first and second moments of macroeconomic quantities and asset prices consistent with the data. A small elasticity of intertemporal substitution is necessary to positively price the short-run risks induced by the production constraints. Inventories help fit the volatilities of asset returns, while the time-to-produce feature ensures nontrivial inventory holdings. In addition, the model is able to match empirical lead-lag patterns between asset prices and macroeconomic quantities as well as observed equity return predictability.

Chen, Zhanhui

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

199

A framework for warranty management in industrial assets  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The objective of this paper is to suggest a management framework for a better organization of warranty assistance, using engineering techniques already developed for similar processes and according to a process-based quality management system. Therefore, ... Keywords: After sales, Industrial assets, Reference framework, Warranty management

V. GonzLez-Prida; A. Crespo MRquez

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Security Asset Elicitation for Collaborative Models Maria Vasilevskaya1  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Security Asset Elicitation for Collaborative Models Maria Vasilevskaya1 maria, Norway ABSTRACT Building secure systems is a difficult job for most engineers since it requires in-depth understanding of security aspects. This task, however, can be assisted by capturing security knowledge

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Order Module--DOE O 430.1B, REAL PROPERTY ASSET MANAGEMENT | Department of  

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

30.1B, REAL PROPERTY ASSET MANAGEMENT 30.1B, REAL PROPERTY ASSET MANAGEMENT Order Module--DOE O 430.1B, REAL PROPERTY ASSET MANAGEMENT "The objective of DOE O 430.1B, Real Property Asset Management, is to establish a corporate, holistic, and performance-based approach to real property life-cycle asset management that links real property asset planning, programming, budgeting, and evaluation to program mission projections and performance outcomes. To accomplish the objective, this Order identifies requirements and establishes reporting mechanisms and responsibilities for real property asset management. This Order implements DOE P 580.1, Management Policy for Planning, Programming, Budgeting, Operation, Maintenance and Disposal of Real Property, dated 5/20/02. DOE Order Self Study Modules - DOE O 430.1B Real Property Asset Management

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DOE NSTB Researchers Demonstrate R&D Successes to Asset Owners...  

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

DOE NSTB Researchers Demonstrate R&D Successes to Asset Owners at EnergySec Conference DOE NSTB Researchers Demonstrate R&D Successes to Asset Owners at EnergySec Conference...

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Energy optimization system  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A system for optimizing customer utility usage in a utility network of customer sites, each having one or more utility devices, where customer site is communicated between each of the customer sites and an optimization server having software for optimizing customer utility usage over one or more networks, including private and public networks. A customer site model for each of the customer sites is generated based upon the customer site information, and the customer utility usage is optimized based upon the customer site information and the customer site model. The optimization server can be hosted by an external source or within the customer site. In addition, the optimization processing can be partitioned between the customer site and an external source.

Zhou, Zhi; de Bedout, Juan Manuel; Kern, John Michael; Biyik, Emrah; Chandra, Ramu Sharat

2013-01-22T23:59:59.000Z

204

Hybrid robust predictive optimization method of power system dispatch  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A method of power system dispatch control solves power system dispatch problems by integrating a larger variety of generation, load and storage assets, including without limitation, combined heat and power (CHP) units, renewable generation with forecasting, controllable loads, electric, thermal and water energy storage. The method employs a predictive algorithm to dynamically schedule different assets in order to achieve global optimization and maintain the system normal operation.

Chandra, Ramu Sharat (Niskayuna, NY); Liu, Yan (Ballston Lake, NY); Bose, Sumit (Niskayuna, NY); de Bedout, Juan Manuel (West Glenville, NY)

2011-08-02T23:59:59.000Z

205

Radio-Mama: An RFID based business process framework for asset management  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper discusses a framework (called Radio-Mama) using a FRID technology for real-time management of mobile assets. We decompose an asset management system into atomic or composite business processes (BPs). Triggered by RFID events, the business ... Keywords: Asset management, Business process, RFID, RFID readers, RFID tags, State diagram

Chuong C. Vo; Naveen Chilamkurti; Seng W. Loke; Torab Torabi

2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

206

On the Role of Primary and Secondary Assets in Adaptive Security: An Application in Smart Grids  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

On the Role of Primary and Secondary Assets in Adaptive Security: An Application in Smart Grids scenarios in the customer domain of a smart grid. We suggest that modeling secondary assets aids the design of monitoring functions. Keywords-Adaptive security; Smart grid; Assets; Adaptive software I

207

The optimal harvesting problem under risk aversion  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Apr 3, 2012 ... cost of thermal fuel and penalties coming from energy shortages Guigues and ..... dynamics has been extensively used to model asset prices in financial markets and therefore represents a ..... any information about what the optimal policy is when it does not hold. ..... We perform asymptotic analysis on the.

208

Robust Portfolio Optimization with Derivative Insurance Guarantees  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Robust portfolio optimization aims to maximize the worst-case portfolio return given that the asset returns are allowed to vary within a prescribed uncertainty set. If the uncertainty set is not too large, the resulting portfolio performs well under normal market conditions. However, its performance may substantially degrade in the presence of market crashes, that is, if the asset returns materialize far outside of the uncertainty set. We propose a novel robust optimization model for designing portfolios that include European-style options. This model trades o weak and strong guarantees on the worst-case portfolio return. The weak guarantee applies as long as the asset returns are realized within the prescribed uncertainty set, while the strong guarantee applies for all possible asset returns. The resulting model constitutes a convex second-order cone program, which is amenable to e cient numerical solution procedures. We evaluate the model using simulated and empirical backtests and analyze the impact of the insurance guarantees on the portfolio performance. Key words: robust optimization, portfolio optimization, portfolio insurance, second-order cone programming. 1

Steve Zymler; Ber Rustem; Daniel Kuhn

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

209

U.S. Department of Energy Launches New Website for Asset Revitalization  

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

Launches New Website for Asset Launches New Website for Asset Revitalization Initiative (ARI) U.S. Department of Energy Launches New Website for Asset Revitalization Initiative (ARI) July 3, 2013 - 12:00pm Addthis Screenshot of Asset Revitalization Initiative (ARI) website. Screenshot of Asset Revitalization Initiative (ARI) website. WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the U.S.Department of Energy (DOE) launched a website for the Asset Revitalization Initiative (ARI), a DOE-wide effort to advance the beneficial reuse of its unique and diverse mix of assets, including land, facilities, infrastructure, equipment, technologies, natural resources and a highly skilled workforce. ARI promotes a more efficient business environment to encourage collaboration between public and private resources. ARI efforts will

210

Subsurface safety valves: safety asset or safety liability  

SciTech Connect

This paper summarizes the methods used to compare the risk of a blowout for a well completed with a subsurface safety valve (SSSV) vs. a completion without an SSSV. These methods, which could be applied to any field, include a combination of SSSV reliability and conventional risk analyses. The Kuparuk River Unit Working Interest Owners recently formed a group to examine the risks associated with installing and maintaining SSSV's in the Kuparuk field. The group was charged with answering the question: ''Assuming Kuparuk field operating conditions, are SSSV's a safety asset, or do numerous operating and maintenance procedures make them a safety liability.'' The results indicate that for the Kuparuk River Unit, an SSSV becomes a safety liability when the mean time between SSSV failures is less than one year. Since current SSSV mean time to failure (MTTF) at Kuparuk is approximately 1000 days, they are considered a safety asset.

Busch, J.M.; Llewelyn, D.C.G.; Policky, B.J.

1983-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

211

Strategies for Maintaining Fossil Assets Designated for Retirement  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

New economic and regulatory conditions have changed the viability of continuing to operate certain fossil-fuel generating assets. Several interconnected inputs contribute to a decision that determines whether a unit will continue to operate or be placed into retirement and, ultimately, be decommissioned. These inputs can include unit efficiency, ability to meet emissions and waste regulations, necessary plant modifications, aging critical equipment, changing load demands, unit economics, and a host of ot...

2012-03-29T23:59:59.000Z

212

Advanced Battery Tests and Demonstrations for Grid Asset Management  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Introduction Energy storage has traditionally formed a small part of the assets on the grid. The wide adoption of renewable generation and the implementation of market systems has made energy storage an attractive technical solution. Storage is, in many ways, ideally suited to provide ancillary services such as frequency regulation and spinning reserve. This research shows how energy storage can and has been implemented to deliver frequency regulation, a high-value ancillary service that can open the doo...

2008-12-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Nuclear Asset Management (NAM) Model - Update for Project Prioritization  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report provides an update of the Nuclear Asset Management (NAM) Process Model developed in 2007 and published in EPRI report 1015091. It incorporates results from modeling project prioritization guidance developed as part of EPRI's participation in the Equipment Reliability Working Group (ERWG). This update presents additional detail on the model described in report 1015091 and provides a reflection of current industry best practices for project prioritization.

2009-07-17T23:59:59.000Z

214

Developing and Implementing an Asset Health Management Program  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In 2009, the Electric Power Research Institute's (EPRI's) Maintenance Management and Technology program worked with its member companies to develop an overview that described the functionality of a system health management program. Since that time, EPRI and its members have also worked on initiatives that focus on component health management and performance monitoring. To encompass these similar and integrated initiatives, EPRI has more recently focused on the broader concept of asset health management. ...

2011-12-22T23:59:59.000Z

215

Online Monitoring of Plant Assets in the Nuclear Industry  

SciTech Connect

Todays online monitoring technologies provide opportunities to perform predictive and proactive health management of assets within many different industries, in particular the defense and aerospace industries. The nuclear industry can leverage these technologies to enhance safety, productivity, and reliability of the aging fleet of existing nuclear power plants. The U.S. Department of Energys Light Water Reactor Sustainability Program is collaborating with the Electric Power Research Institutes (EPRIs) Long-Term Operations program to implement online monitoring in existing nuclear power plants. Proactive online monitoring in the nuclear industry is being explored using EPRIs Fleet-Wide Prognostic and Health Management (FW-PHM) Suite software, a set of web-based diagnostic and prognostic tools and databases that serves as an integrated health monitoring architecture. This paper focuses on development of asset fault signatures used to assess the health status of generator step-up transformers and emergency diesel generators in nuclear power plants. Asset fault signatures describe the distinctive features based on technical examinations that can be used to detect a specific fault type. Fault signatures are developed based on the results of detailed technical research and on the knowledge and experience of technical experts. The Diagnostic Advisor of the FW-PHM Suite software matches developed fault signatures with operational data to provide early identification of critical faults and troubleshooting advice that could be used to distinguish between faults with similar symptoms. This research is important as it will support the automation of predictive online monitoring techniques in nuclear power plants to diagnose incipient faults, perform proactive maintenance, and estimate the remaining useful life of assets.

Nancy Lybeck; Vivek Agarwal; Binh Pham; Richard Rusaw; Randy Bickford

2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

216

Diagnostic Advisor Functional Specification for Enterprise Asset Management Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Maintaining the high reliability of power generating plants requires efficient access to unambiguous information on plant asset performance and condition. Processing this information must be efficient and timely in order to make cost-effective decisions regarding maintenance priorities. Equipment monitoring systems are now commonly used to detect and trend anomalies in process parameters that are often associated with component degradation. There remains an unmet need for accurate diagnoses of plant asse...

2009-03-26T23:59:59.000Z

217

Utility Benefits of SMES in the Pacific Northwest  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Superconducting magnetic energy storage (SMES) is an emerging technology expected to have wide-spread asset value in the electric utility industry. This project updates an earlier assessment of SMES benefits in the Pacific Northwest by estimating net present values of several system-specific application scenarios with the SMES cost model developed by EPRI.

1996-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

218

Idiosyncratic Consumption Risk and the Cross Section of Asset Returns  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This paper investigates the importance of idiosyncratic consumption risk for the cross-sectional variation in average returns on stocks and bonds. If idiosyncratic consumption risk is not priced, the only pricing factor in a multiperiod economy is the rate of aggregate consumption growth. We oer evidence that the cross-sectional variance of consumption growth is also a priced factor. This demonstrates that consumers are not fully insured against idiosyncratic consumption risk, and that asset returns reect their attempts to reduce their exposure to this risk. We nd that over the sample period the resulting two-factor pricing model has lower Hansen-Jagannathan distances than the CAPM and the Fama-French three-factor model. Moreover, in the presence of the market factor and the size and book-to-market factors, the two consumption based factors retain explanatory power. Together with the results of Lettau and Ludvigson (2000), these ndings indicate that consumption-based asset pricing is relevant for explaining the cross-section of asset returns.

Kris Jacobs; Kevin Q. Wang

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

219

Productivity measurement using capital asset valuation to adjust for variations in utilization  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Although a great deal of empirical research on productivity measurement has taken place in the last decade, one issue remaining particularly controversial and decisive is the manner by which one adjusts the productivity ...

Berndt, Ernst R.

220

Portfolio Optimization with Stochastic Dominance Constraints  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

on the portfolio return rate. We develop optimality and duality theory for these models. We construct equivalent optimization models with utility functions.

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221

Residential on site solar heating systems: a project evaluation using the capital asset pricing model  

SciTech Connect

An energy source ready for immediate use on a commercial scale is solar energy in the form of On Site Solar Heating (OSSH) systems. These systems collect solar energy with rooftop panels, store excess energy in water storage tanks and can, in certain circumstances, provide 100% of the space heating and hot water required by the occupants of the residential or commercial structure on which the system is located. Such systems would take advantage of a free and inexhaustible energy source--sunlight. The principal drawback of such systems is the high initial capital cost. The solution would normally be a carefully worked out corporate financing plan. However, at the moment it is individual homeowners and not corporations who are attempting to finance these systems. As a result, the terms of finance are excessively stringent and constitute the main obstacle to the large scale market penetration of OSSH. This study analyzes the feasibility of OSSH as a private utility investment. Such systems would be installed and owned by private utilities and would displace other investment projects, principally electric generating plants. The return on OSSH is calculated on the basis of the cost to the consumer of the equivalent amount of electrical energy that is displaced by the OSSH system. The hurdle rate for investment in OSSH is calculated using the Sharpe--Lintner Capital Asset Pricing Model. The results of this study indicate that OSSH is a low risk investment having an appropriate hurdle rate of 7.9%. At this rate, OSSH investment appears marginally acceptable in northern California and unambiguously acceptable in southern California. The results also suggest that utility investment in OSSH should lead to a higher degree of financial leverage for utility companies without a concurrent deterioration in the risk class of utility equity.

Schutz, S.R.

1978-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

222

NSLS Utilities  

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

Utilities Utilities The Utilities Group, led by project engineer Ron Beauman, is responsible for providing Utilities Engineering and Technical services to NSLS, Users, and SDL including cooling water at controlled flow rates, pressures, and temperatures, compressed air and other gases. In addition, they provide HVAC engineering, technical, and electrical services as needed. Utilities systems include cooling and process water, gas, and compressed air systems. These systems are essential to NSLS operations. Working behind the scenes, the Utilities group continuously performs preventative maintenance to ensure that the NSLS has minimal downtime. This is quite a feat, considering that the Utilities group has to maintain seven very large and independent systems that extent throughout NSLS. Part of the group's

223

USED NUCLEAR MATERIALS AT SAVANNAH RIVER SITE: ASSET OR WASTE?  

SciTech Connect

The nuclear industry, both in the commercial and the government sectors, has generated large quantities of material that span the spectrum of usefulness, from highly valuable (assets) to worthless (wastes). In many cases, the decision parameters are clear. Transuranic waste and high level waste, for example, have no value, and is either in a final disposition path today, or in the case of high level waste awaiting a policy decision about final disposition. Other materials, though discardable, have intrinsic scientific or market value that may be hidden by the complexity, hazard, or cost of recovery. An informed decision process should acknowledge the asset value, or lack of value, of the complete inventory of materials, and the structure necessary to implement the range of possible options. It is important that informed decisions are made about the asset value for the variety of nuclear materials available. For example, there is a significant quantity of spent fuel available for recycle (an estimated $4 billion value in the Savannah River Sites (SRS) L area alone); in fact, SRS has already blended down more than 300 metric tons of uranium for commercial reactor use. Over 34 metric tons of surplus plutonium is also on a path to be used as commercial fuel. There are other radiological materials that are routinely handled at the site in large quantities that should be viewed as strategically important and / or commercially viable. In some cases, these materials are irreplaceable domestically, and failure to consider their recovery could jeopardize our technological leadership or national defense. The inventories of nuclear materials at SRS that have been characterized as waste include isotopes of plutonium, uranium, americium, and helium. Although planning has been performed to establish the technical and regulatory bases for their discard and disposal, recovery of these materials is both economically attractive and in the national interest.

Magoulas, V.

2013-06-03T23:59:59.000Z

224

Credit Market Distortions, Asset Prices and Monetary Policy  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

decisions. In our framework, ?rms are committed to pay 3the wage bill before production takes place and pro?ts are realized. Although ?rms could alternatively issue new equity, this possibility is a priori excluded. In fact, due to adverse selection... prices is always bene?cial, from a welfare point of view, 4when the central bank considers a term re?ecting stock price volatility in the loss function. Our results point out that responding to asset prices misalignments might be bene?cial when strong...

Pfajfar, D; Santoro, E

225

Effects of diversification among assets in an agent-based market model  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We extend to the multi-asset case the framework of a discrete time model of a single asset financial market developed in Ghoulmie et al (2005). In particular, we focus on adaptive agents with threshold behavior allocating their resources among two assets. We explore numerically the effect of this diversification as an additional source of complexity in the financial market and we discuss its destabilizing role. We also point out the relevance of these studies for financial decision making.

Ghoulmi, F; Mellen, C P; Di Matteo, T

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

226

DOE O 430.1B Chg 2, Real Property and Asset Management  

Directives, Delegations, and Requirements

The directive establishes an integrated corporate-level, performance based approach to the life-cycle management of our real property assets. It links real ...

2003-09-24T23:59:59.000Z

227

Commercial Building Energy Asset Score Data Collection Priority Map  

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

Commercial Building Energy Asset Score Data Collection Priority Map Commercial Building Energy Asset Score Data Collection Priority Map Type Page OFFICE* 1-2 RETAIL 3 SCHOOL 4 WAREHOUSE 5 LODGING* 6 MULTI-FAMILY* 7 ASSEMBLY 8 APPENDIX: ASHRAE CLIMATE ZONE MAP 9 * For the purposes of this guide, some use types have multiple tables based on building size. If you're uncertain which size applies to your building, use your best judgment or consult more than one table. The size categories are meant as general guidelines but do not correspond to specific ranges in square footage. OFFICE Large Office Priorities by Climate Zones 1A 1B 2A 2B 3A 3B 3C 4A 4B 4C 5A 5B 5C 6A 6B 7 8 Lighting High High High High High High High High High High High High High High High High High Lighting Controls High High High High High High High High High High High High High High High High High

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DOE_Fixed_Asset_Module_Balance_150709 Analysis 20090731.xls  

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

Asset Type Asset Type Allottee Desc Rpting Ent Desc Data 401 410 430 440 CC - Consolidated Business Center CC CC Consolidated Business Center Sum of Cost Sum of deptn_amt Sum of Accum. Depr. Sum of Net Book Value CC Grand Junction Project Office Sum of Cost Sum of deptn_amt Sum of Accum. Depr. Sum of Net Book Value CC LO Paducah Project Office Sum of Cost $235,263 Sum of deptn_amt $0 Sum of Accum. Depr. $0 Sum of Net Book Value $235,263 CC LO Portsmouth Project Office Sum of Cost $710,333 Sum of deptn_amt $0 Sum of Accum. Depr. $0 Sum of Net Book Value $710,333 CC OH West Valley Project Office Sum of Cost Sum of deptn_amt Sum of Accum. Depr. Sum of Net Book Value CC Small Sites Program Direction Sum of Cost Sum of deptn_amt Sum of Accum. Depr. Sum of Net Book Value OH Ohio Sum of Cost $551,991 $482,865

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Asymmetric Information, Endogenous Illiquidity, and Asset Pricing With Imperfect Competition ?  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We use a novel framework that integrates standard asset pricing and microstructure models to study how asymmetric information, imperfect competition among market makers, and risk aversion affect equilibrium illiquidity and asset pricing. All the main results are obtained in closed-form. In our model, market power, asymmetric information, and market-making cost drive market illiquidity. This model can potentially explain some of the puzzling empirical findings such as (1) the bid-ask spread can be lower with asymmetric information; (2) the bid-ask spread can be positively correlated with trading volume; (3) stock volatility tends to decrease trading volume; (4) the bid-ask spread is positively correlated with market makers inventory; (5) trading volume may increase with information asymmetry. In addition, we find that information asymmetry may reduce the welfare loss due to market power. Furthermore, the equilibrium number of market makers decreases with the market-making cost and increases with trading volume, and may increase with information asymmetry.

Hong Liu; Yajun Wang

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

230

Optimization of Hot Standby  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Energy Optimization is one of the key issues facing the chemical process industries today. The drivers are both economic and environmental. Utilities are among the top operating expenses for manufacturers, reflecting elevated energy prices and the energy

de Souza, J.; Holden, D.

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

231

Essays on Human Capital Mobility and Asset Pricing  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

holders on investments in Berk, Green, and Naik (1999),R. C. Green, and V. Naik (1999). Optimal investment, growth

Donangelo, Andres Francisco

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

232

Plan for a Nuclear Power Industry Life Cycle Management and Nuclear Asset Management Database  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The database development plan in this report is the first phase of providing plants with a useful computerized compendium of existing worldwide equipment reliability, aging, and other life cycle management (LCM) and nuclear asset management (NAM) data for risk-based nuclear asset and project evaluation.

2003-05-30T23:59:59.000Z

233

DOE NSTB Researchers Demonstrate R&D Successes to Asset Owners at EnergySec  

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

NSTB Researchers Demonstrate R&D Successes to Asset Owners at NSTB Researchers Demonstrate R&D Successes to Asset Owners at EnergySec Conference DOE NSTB Researchers Demonstrate R&D Successes to Asset Owners at EnergySec Conference More than 150 energy sector leaders-including nearly 100 asset owners and operators-gathered at the 2009 EnergySec Annual Summit in Seattle, WA, on Sept. 23-24, where researchers from the Department of Energy's National SCADA Test Bed (NSTB) Program gave a four-hour demonstration and presentation of their Roadmap-related control systems security work. DOE NSTB Researchers Demonstrate R&D Successes to Asset Owners at EnergySec Conference More Documents & Publications DOE/OE National SCADA Test Bed Fiscal Year 2009 Work Plan Security is Not an Option DOE National SCADA Test Bed Program Multi-Year Plan

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Nashville Turns an Eyesore into an Energy-Efficient Asset | Department of  

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

Nashville Turns an Eyesore into an Energy-Efficient Asset Nashville Turns an Eyesore into an Energy-Efficient Asset Nashville Turns an Eyesore into an Energy-Efficient Asset September 19, 2012 - 10:43am Addthis The completed Nashville Bridge Company's building (called NABRICO for short) includes a geothermal heat pump system to keep public energy costs low. | Photo courtesy of David Powell, AIA. The completed Nashville Bridge Company's building (called NABRICO for short) includes a geothermal heat pump system to keep public energy costs low. | Photo courtesy of David Powell, AIA. Built in 1908, the NABRICO building was once a vital asset to Nashville's local economy. | Photo courtesy of Barry Griffith. Built in 1908, the NABRICO building was once a vital asset to Nashville's local economy. | Photo courtesy of Barry Griffith.

235

Assets in Action "A Night in Italy" fundraiser on October 20  

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

Assets in Action "A Night in Italy" Fundraiser Assets in Action "A Night in Italy" Fundraiser Community Connections: Our link to Northern New Mexico Communities Latest Issue:Dec. 2013 - Jan. 2014 All Issues » submit Assets in Action "A Night in Italy" fundraiser on October 20 Building "Healthy Communities, Healthy Youth" is the goal of Los Alamos' Assets in Action program. October 1, 2012 dummy image Read our archives Contacts Editor Linda Anderman Email Community Programs Office Kurt Steinhaus Email Building "Healthy Communities, Healthy Youth" is the goal of Los Alamos' Assets in Action program. You can further its efforts by attending the fundraiser "A Night in Italy" scheduled for Saturday, October 20. The event will be held in Los Alamos at the Hilltop House Hotel

236

Computerized asset management and maintenance systems in ST  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The ST division manages and therefore maintains the CERN technical installations. A maintenance database application exists for every technical domain. A total of six different databases were built during the last 10 years and are based on the RAPIER maintenance program. As the Computerized Asset Management and Maintenance Systems (CAMMS) technology has evolved, the RAPIER system has become obsolete. Therefore we are forced to migrate to its latest version, MP5, before the year 2000. The migration path must be defined, leading from the current situation to a fully operational MP5 application. The major elements of each migration path consist in determining the functionality to use, defining the operation of it, adapting and/or creating procedures, converting data and providing training. A migration is always a process of change. The migration presents a unique opportunity to evaluate the current implementations, adapt them to the requirements and exploit the new features offered. Obsolete data and inconsisten...

Snchez-Corral, E

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

237

DOE Railcar Fleet Asset Planning & Lessons Learned  

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

Railcar Railcar Fleet DOE Railcar Fleet Asset Planning & Lessons Learned Dave Lojek - US DOE Lessons Learned Dave Lojek US DOE Environmental Management Consolidated Business Center (EMCBC) Support: Office of Packaging & Transportation (EM-45) Di i O i Discussion Overview *Completed Rail Campaigns - LLW -Fernald, Mound, Savannah River *In Progress - LLW -Savannah River, Brookhaven, Moab *ForeCast - LLW -Portsmouth, Paducah, D&D, DUF6 2 *Lessons Learned F ld Cl P j t Fernald Closure Project First Rail Shipment: April 26, 1999 First Rail Shipment: Final Rail Shipment: April 26, 1999 October 11, 2006 Unit Trains Shipped: 201 Railcars Shipped: 12,000 3 Tons Shipped: 1,200,000 F ld R il E i t Fernald Rail Equipment * 3 - Locomotives * 250 Total Railcars In Service 190 New Purchase Gov't Gondolas 60 Leased Gondola Railcars

238

Cray T3E Performances of a Parallel Code for a Stochastic Dynamic Assets and Liabilities Management Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A parallel Asset & Liability Management (ALM) code was developed by SMART and Prometeia Calcolo for the EC project PALMA (Parallel Asset and Liability MAnagement). The code implements a stochastic approach based on a dynamic ALM model specially tailored ...

G. Zanghirati; F. Cocco; F. Taddei; G. Paruolo

1999-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

239

Cooling Plant Optimization Guide  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Central cooling plants or district cooling systems account for 22 percent of energy costs for cooling commercial buildings. Improving the efficiency of central cooling plants will significantly impact peak demand and energy usage for both building owners and utilities. This guide identifies opportunities for optimizing a central cooling plant and provides a simplified optimization procedure. The guide focuses on plant optimization from the standpoint of minimizing energy costs and maximizing efficiencies...

1998-09-29T23:59:59.000Z

240

Optimization-based routing and scheduling of IED-detection assets in contemporary military operations  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Improvised Explosive Devices, or IEDs, have become a familiar and lethal part of contemporary military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, producing more casualties than any other weapons system. One reason for their success ...

Marks, Christopher E. (Christopher Edward)

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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241

Asynchronous, distributed optimization for the coordinated planning of air and space assets  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Recent decades have seen the development of more advanced sensor and communication systems, with the future certainly holding more innovation in these areas. However, current operations involve "stovepipe" systems in which ...

Herold, Thomas Michael

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

242

Modeling the tradeoff between inventory and capacity to optimize return on assets in production scheduling  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In the agrochemical industry, companies are challenged with an extreme seasonality in demand driven by the crops' growing cycles. Therefore, balancing supply with such fluctuating demand has been a struggle for most companies ...

Wu, Cindy (Cindy Hsin-ying)

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

243

Optimization Online  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

NEOS Optimization Server NEOS Optimization Guide Linear Programming FAQ Nonlinear Programming FAQ Mathematical Programming Glossary...

244

Valuation and Optimal Operation of Electric Power Plants in Competitive Markets  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We present an algorithm for the valuation and optimal operation of hydroelectric and thermal power generators in deregulated electricity markets. Real options theory is used to derive nonlinear partial-integro-differential equations (PIDEs) for the valuation ... Keywords: dynamic programming/optimal control: application, finance/asset pricing: pricing power plants as real options, natural resources/energy: deregulated electricity markets

Matt Thompson; Matt Davison; Henning Rasmussen

2004-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

245

Building community assets through individual development accounts : growing a strategic network in Lawrence, Massachusetts  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This thesis aims to inform the decision-making process for growing an asset-building program through strategic partnerships with other community-based organizations (CBOs). The impetus for this paper came from Lawrence ...

Wu, Cindy C. (Cindy Cin-Wei)

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

246

Demonstrating the benefits of knowledge management assets : developing and applying a valuation methodology  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Since the early 1980s numerous knowledge-dependent organizations have made diligent attempts to measure their intangible assets. In more recent years, knowledge-dependent organizations have expressed a desire to demonstrate ...

Taylor, Aaron B

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

247

U.S. Department of Energy Launches New Website for Asset Revitalizatio...  

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

Revitalization Initiative (ARI) website. WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the U.S.Department of Energy (DOE) launched a website for the Asset Revitalization Initiative (ARI), a DOE-wide...

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The Departments real property assets are vital to the accomplishment...  

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

mission. 6 Figure (1) is the DOE facilities planning process. It begins with the DOE Strategic Plan and Asset Management Plan that establish the Secretary's long range vision for...

249

DOE Order Self Study Modules - DOE O 430.1B Real Property Asset Management  

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

0.1B 0.1B REAL PROPERTY ASSET MANAGEMENT NATIONAL NUCLEAR SECURITY ADMINISTRATION SERVICE CENTER Change No: 1 DOE: O 430.1B Level: Familiar Date: 12/1/04 1 DOE O 430.1B REAL PROPERTY ASSET MANAGEMENT FAMILIAR LEVEL _________________________________________________________________________ OBJECTIVES Given the familiar level of this module and the resources, you will be able to perform the following: 1. State when a site is required to have and maintain a ten-year site plan (TYSP). What is needed when a TYSP is not required? 2. Discuss contractor requirements for real property asset planning. 3. Discuss the vehicles used to establish land-use planning and management. 4. Define the term "value engineering." 5. Discuss how repair costs associated with real property asset deficiencies are

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

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

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.

NONE

1996-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

251

Risk-Informed Asset Management (RIAM): Method, Process, and Business Requirements  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Risk-informed asset management (RIAM) is a composite financial/engineering method that uses risk management technology to support equipment long-term planning and investment decisions at the corporate, fleet, plant, system, or equipment levels of nuclear power enterprises. It gives decision makers improved quantitative information regarding investments in asset management at the levels of individual projects and a portfolio of projects. In a manner similar to use of probabilistic risk assessment and risk...

2005-05-09T23:59:59.000Z

252

Proceedings of the 2007 Nuclear Asset Management Community of Practice Annual Meeting  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report documents the proceedings of the 2007 Nuclear Asset Management Community of Practice (NAM CoP) meeting held April 24 25, 2007, in San Antonio, Texas. This annual forum provides an opportunity for industry personnel who are responsible for nuclear asset management to exchange information and share experiences. It is structured to incorporate formal presentations, topical breakout working sessions, and communications among industry professionals.

2007-07-25T23:59:59.000Z

253

Definition: Optimized Generator Operation | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Optimized Generator Operation Optimized Generator Operation Jump to: navigation, search Dictionary.png Optimized Generator Operation Better forecasting and monitoring of load and grid performance would enable grid operators to dispatch a more efficient mix of generation that could be optimized to reduce cost. The coordinated operation of energy storage, distributed generation, or plug-in electric vehicle assets could also result in completely avoiding central generation dispatch.[1] Related Terms sustainability References ↑ SmartGrid.gov 'Description of Benefits' 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:Optimized_Generator_Operation&oldid=502509" Categories:

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Development of infrastructure asset management software solutions for municipalities in South Africa  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This Record of Study presents the development of infrastructure asset management software solutions for municipalities in South Africa. The study was performed within a multidisciplinary engineering consulting company in South Africa with an interest in expanding its infrastructure asset management consultancy services in the local government market. South Africa faces a large backlog in the delivery of basic services to communities; existing infrastructure is showing signs of advanced aging; and municipalities are inadequately staffed to effectively provide services with limited funding. The company identified the opportunity to support South African municipalities with the delivery of sustainable infrastructure services through the implementation of infrastructure asset management best practice. The provision of these services required the development of infrastructure asset management software that satisfies the needs of municipalities. Infrastructure asset management practice around the world and in the context of municipalities in South Africa was reviewed to gain an understanding of the specific requirements of the asset management software solution. The software functionality was conceptualized and the technical requirements were identified to aid development. Finally, a business plan was prepared to assess the commercial viability of the software and to guide its introduction into the market.

von Holdt, Christopher James

2006-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

255

Industrial - Utility Cogeneration Systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Cogeneration may be described as an efficient method for the production of electric power in conjunction with process steam or heat which optimizes the energy supplied as fuel to maximize the energy produced for consumption. In a conventional electric utility power plant, considerable energy is wasted in the form of heat rejection to the atmosphere thru cooling towers, ponds or lakes, or to rivers. In a cogeneration system heat rejection can be minimized by systems which apply the otherwise wasted energy to process systems requiring energy in the form of steam or heat. Texas has a base load of some 75 million pounds per hour of process steam usage, of which a considerable portion could be generated through cogeneration methods. The objective of this paper is to describe the various aspects of cogeneration in a manner which will illustrate the energy saving potential available utilizing proven technology. This paper illustrates the technical and economical benefits of cogeneration in addition to demonstrating the fuel savings per unit of energy required. Specific examples show the feasibility and desirability of cogeneration systems for utility and industrial cases. Consideration of utility-industrial systems as well as industrial-industrial systems will be described in technical arrangement as well as including a discussion of financial approaches and ownership arrangements available to the parties involved. There is a considerable impetus developing for the utilization of coal as the energy source for the production of steam and electricity. In many cases, because of economics and site problems, the central cogeneration facility will be the best alternative for many users.

Harkins, H. L.

1979-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

256

Optimal Reversible Annuities to Minimize the Probability of Lifetime Ruin  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We find the minimum probability of lifetime ruin of an investor who can invest in a market with a risky and a riskless asset and who can purchase a reversible life annuity. The surrender charge of a life annuity is a proportion of its value. Ruin occurs when the total of the value of the risky and riskless assets and the surrender value of the life annuity reaches zero. We find the optimal investment strategy and optimal annuity purchase and surrender strategies in two situations: (i) the value of the risky and riskless assets is allowed to be negative, with the imputed surrender value of the life annuity keeping the total positive; or (ii) the value of the risky and riskless assets is required to be non-negative. In the first case, although the individual has the flexiblity to buy or sell at any time, we find that the individual will not buy a life annuity unless she can cover all her consumption via the annuity and she will never sell her annuity. In the second case, the individual surrenders just enough annuity income to keep her total assets positive. However, in this second case, the individuals annuity purchasing strategy depends on the size of the proportional surrender charge. When the charge is large enough, the individual will not buy a life annuity unless she can cover all her consumption, the so-called safe level. When the charge is small enough, the individual will buy a life annuity at a wealth lower than this safe level. Key words. Life annuities, retirement, optimal investment, stochastic control, freeboundary problem 1

Ting Wang; Virginia R. Young

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

257

Commercial Building Energy Asset Score System: Program Overview and Technical Protocol (Version 1.0)  

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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is developing a national voluntary energy asset score system that includes an energy asset score tool to help building owners evaluate their buildings with respect to the score system. The goal of the energy asset score system is to facilitate cost-effective investment in energy efficiency improvements of commercial buildings. The system will allow building owners and managers to compare their building infrastructure against peers and track building upgrade progress over time. The system can also help other building stakeholders (e.g., building operators, tenants, financiers, and appraisers) understand the relative efficiency of different buildings in a way that is independent from their operations and occupancy. This report outlines the technical protocol used to generate the energy asset score, explains the scoring methodology, and provides additional details regarding the energy asset score tool. This report also describes alternative methods that were considered prior to developing the current approach. Finally, this report describes a few features of the program where alternative approaches are still under evaluation.

Wang, Na; Gorrissen, Willy J.

2013-01-11T23:59:59.000Z

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San Francisco's Public School Facilities as Public Assets: A Shared Understanding and Policy Recommendations for the Community Use of Schools  

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Plan. San Francisco Unified School District. 2009. Capital6. San Francisco Unified School District. 2009. Capital Plan4. San Franciscos Public School Facilities as Public Assets

Vincent, Jeffrey M; Filardo, Mary; Klein, Jordan; McKoy, Deborah L

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

259

Measuring the Utility/Path Diversity Trade off in Multipath ...  

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... previous section, the bandwidth rate is xs ... We presented a network utility maximization problem ... optimization problem that incorpo- rates a measure ...

2012-09-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Overhead Transmission Inspection, Assessment, and Asset Management Reference Guide - 2013  

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The emphasis within the transmission arena has shifted from designing and building new transmission facilities to optimizing the use, performance, and life of existing facilities. In the early 1990s, EPRI established an initiative to examine the capabilities and limitations of existing inspection and assessment methods and technology. One of the key needs identified was information on methods and technologies for inspecting/assessing the conditions ...

2013-12-22T23:59:59.000Z

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storage (CCS) technologies. CCSI will util  

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(CCS) technologies. CCSI will utilize a software infrastructure (CCS) technologies. CCSI will utilize a software infrastructure to accelerate the development and deployment of new, cost-effective CCS technologies. This will be achieved by identifying promising concepts through rapid computational screening of devices and processes; reducing the time and expense to design and troubleshoot new devices and processes through science-based optimal designs;

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Transactive Control and Coordination of Distributed Assets for Ancillary Services  

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The need to diversify energy supplies, the need to mitigate energy-related environmental impact, and the entry of electric vehicles in large numbers present challenges and opportunities to power system professionals. Wind and solar power provide many benefits, and to reap the benefits the resulting increased variabilityforecasted as well as unforecastedshould be addressed. Demand resources are receiving increasing attention as one means of providing the grid balancing services. Control and coordination of a large number (~millions) of distributed smart grid assets requires innovative approaches. One such is transactive control and coordination (TC2)a distributed, agent-based incentive and control system. The TC2 paradigm is to create a market system with the following characteristics: Participation should be entirely voluntary. The participant decides at what price s/he is willing to participate. The bids and responses are automated. Such an approach has been developed and demonstrated by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory for energy markets. It is the purpose of this project to develop a similar approach for ancillary services. In this report, the following ancillary services are considered: spinning reserve ramping regulation. These services are to be provided by the following devices: refrigerators water heaters clothes dryers variable speed drives. The important results are summarized below: The regulation signal can be divided into an energy-neutral high frequency component and a low frequency component. The high frequency component is particularly well suited for demand resources. The low frequency component, which carries energy non-neutrality, can be handled by a combination of generators and demand resources. An explicit method for such a separation is obtained from an exponentially weighted moving average filter. Causal filters (i.e., filters that process only present and past values of a signal) introduce delays that can be issues in some signal processing applications that treat the high frequency part as a noise to be eliminated. For regulation, the high frequency component is an essential part of the signal. The delay in the low frequency component is not a problem. A stochastic self-dispatch algorithm determines the response of the devices to the regulation signal. In an ensemble of devices under normal operation, some devices turn on and some turn off in any time interval. Demand response necessitates turning off devices that would normally be on, or turning on devices that would normally be off. Over time, some of these would have turned off on their own. A formalism to determine expectation values under a combination of natural and forced attrition has been developed. This formalism provides a mechanism for accomplishing a desired power profile within a bid period. In particular, a method to minimize regulation requirement can be developed. The formulation provides valuable insights into control. Some ancillary servicesramping to absorb unforecasted increase in renewable generation, and regulation downrequire the demand resources to increase their energy use. Some resources such as HVAC systems can do this readily, whereas some others require enabling technology. Even without such technology, it is possible to arrange refrigerators and water heaters to have an energy debt and be ready to increase their energy use. A transactive bid mechanism of revolving debt can be developed for this purpose. Dramatic changes in control systems, architecture and markets are expected in the electrical grid. The technical capabilities of a large number of devices interacting with the grid are changing. While it is too early to describe complete solutions, TC2 has attractive features suitable for adapting to the changes. The analyses in this report and the activities planned for FY 14 and beyond are designed to facilitate this transition.

Subbarao, Krishnappa; Fuller, Jason C.; Kalsi, Karanjit; Somani, Abhishek; Pratt, Robert G.; Widergren, Steven E.; Chassin, David P.

2013-09-18T23:59:59.000Z

263

Optimal Reservoir Management and Well Placement Under Geologic Uncertainty  

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Reservoir management, sometimes referred to as asset management in the context of petroleum reservoirs, has become recognized as an important facet of petroleum reservoir development and production operations. In the first stage of planning field development, the simulation model is calibrated to dynamic data (history matching). One of the aims of the research is to extend the streamline based generalized travel time inversion method for full field models with multimillion cells through the use of grid coarsening. This makes the streamline based inversion suitable for high resolution simulation models with decades long production history and numerous wells by significantly reducing the computational effort. In addition, a novel workflow is proposed to integrate well bottom-hole pressure data during model calibration and the approach is illustrated via application to the CO2 sequestration. In the second stage, field development strategies are optimized. The strategies are primarily focused on rate optimization followed by infill well drilling. A method is proposed to modify the streamline-based rate optimization approach which previously focused on maximizing sweep efficiency by equalizing arrival time of the waterfront to producers, to account for accelerated production for improving the net present value (NPV). Optimum compromise between maximizing sweep efficiency and maximizing NPV can be selected based on a 'trade-off curve.' The proposed method is demonstrated on field scale application considering geological uncertainty. Finally, a novel method for well placement optimization is proposed that relies on streamlines and time of flight to first locate the potential regions of poorly swept and drained oil. Specifically, the proposed approach utilizes a dynamic measure based on the total streamline time of flight combined with static and dynamic parameters to identify "Sweet-Spots" for infill drilling. The "Sweet-Spots" can be either used directly as potential well-placement locations or as starting points during application of a formal optimization technique. The main advantage of the proposed method is its computational efficiency in calculating dynamic measure map. The complete workflow was also demonstrated on a multimillion cell reservoir model of a mature carbonate field with notable success. The infill locations based on dynamic measure map have been verified by subsequent drilling.

Taware, Satyajit Vijay

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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LIFE CYCLE ASSET MANAGEMENT Good Practice Guide GPG-FM-024 Site-Selection Process  

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

LIFE LIFE CYCLE ASSET MANAGEMENT Good Practice Guide GPG-FM-024 Site-Selection Process March 1996 Department of Energy Office of Field Management Office of Project and Fixed Asset Management This page intentionally left blank. Contents GPG-FM-024 March 1996 iii 1. INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 1.1 Purpose . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 1.2 Site Selection, NEPA, and Comprehensive Land-Use Planning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 2. PRINCIPLES AND PROCESSES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 2.1 Formal (Program Directed or Competed) Site Selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 2.1.1 The Site-Selection Official . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 2.1.2 Site-Selection Team . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 2.1.3 Determining Task Scope

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Business-Cycle Pattern of Asset Returns: A General Equilibrium Explanation ?  

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I develop an analytical general-equilibrium model to explain economic sources of businesscycle pattern of aggregate stock market returns. With concave production functions and capital accumulation, a technology shock has a pro-cyclical direct effect and a counter-cyclical indirect effect on expected returns. The indirect effect, reflecting the feedback effect of consumers behavior on asset returns, dominates the direct effect and causes counter-cyclical variations of expected returns. I show that the conditional mean, volatility, and Sharpe ratios of asset returns all vary counter-cyclically and they are persistent and predictable, and that stock market behavior has forecasting power for real economic activity.

Qiang Kang; Lixin Huang; Urban Jermann; Jos-vctor Ros-rull; Amir Yaron

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimal and Non-Optimal Compromise Strategies in Action Selection  

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from each of the two targets. · Exponentially Weakening Forces (EWF): The pulling effects), and exponentially weakening forces (EWF). We also estimated the expected utility of optimal behav- ior using 100,000 trials where an animat ran the selected strat- F SG EWF Optimal avg -4.074 -2.791 -2.465 1

Crabbe, Frederick

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Computation of feasible portfolio controlstrategies for an insurance company using a discrete time asset/liability model  

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A nonlinear discrete time asset/liability model is developed for an insurance company selling investment policies with a guaranteed minimum rate of return and a fixed maturity date. The model accommodates time-dependent investment strategies and transaction ... Keywords: Discrete time asset/liability models, Dynamic financial analysis, Feasible portfolio control, Investment policies with a guaranteed minimum rate of return

C. Frangos; S. A. Zenios; Y. Yavin

2004-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

268

NET PRED UTILITY  

Energy Science and Technology Software Center (OSTI)

002602IBMPC00 Normalized Elution Time Prediction Utility http://omics.pnl.gov/software/NETPredictionUtility.php

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Quantification, Optimization and Uncertainty Modeling in Information Security Risks: A Matrix-Based Approach  

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In this paper, the authors present a quantitative model for estimating security risk exposure for a firm. The model includes a formulation for the optimization of controls as well as determining sensitivity of the exposure of assets to different threats. ... Keywords: Cost Benefit Analysis, Data Simulation, Decision Models, IS Risk Management, Investment Justification, Security Management, Security Risk

Sanjay Goel; Eitel J.M. Laura

2010-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DEMEC Member Utilities - Green Energy Program Incentives (8 utilities...  

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Member Utilities - Green Energy Program Incentives (8 utilities) DEMEC Member Utilities - Green Energy Program Incentives (8 utilities) Eligibility Agricultural Commercial...

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Asset management and climate change Andrew Dlugolecki andMark Mansley  

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INFORMATION QUALITY AND AVAILABILITY 5 INVESTMENT INDUSTRY PROCESSES 6 ASSET ALLOCATION AND ANALYSIS TECHNIQUES 8 ENERGY EFFICIENCY 9 POLICY IMPLICATIONS OF CLIMATE CHANGE 10 UK Mitigation Policy 10 Climate). Its dominant position in the equities market gives it the ability (or even duty, according to some

Watson, Andrew

272

The Department's real property assets are vital to the accomplishment of its mission  

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

i i Department of Energy Three Year Rolling Timeline; Implementing the Goals and Objectives of Asset Management Plan Prepared by: Office of Engineering and Construction Management Fiscal Year 2012 Update ii TABLE OF CONTENTS: SECTION 1: Three Year Rolling Time Line Overview....................................1 Introduction.....................................................................................1 Summary of Accomplishments..........................................................1 Facilities Planning Process...............................................................4 Performance Measurement Framework..............................................5

273

The MEMORI technology - an innovative tool for the protection of movable cultural assets  

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The EU FP7 project MEMORI ("Measurement, Effect Assessment and Mitigation of Pollutant Impact on Movable Cultural Assets. Innovative Research for Market Transfer"- MEMORI, Grant Agreement No. 265132) works to supply the conservation market with a new ... Keywords: air quality, cultural heritage objects, dosimeters, enclosures, end users, heritage conservation marketing, museums, organic acids, pollution adsorbers, preventive conservation

Terje Grntoft; Elin Dahlin

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

274

A contextual semantic representation of learning assets in online communities of practice  

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This paper presents an ontology-based framework for a contextual semantic representation of learning assets within a Community of Practice of E-learning CoPE. The community, made up of actors from the e-learning domain teachers, tutors, pedagogues, administrators?, ...

Lamia Berkani; Azeddine Chikh

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

275

TIAA-CREF Asset Management The results of our approach speak for themselves  

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TIAA-CREF Asset Management The results of our approach speak for themselves Pensions & Investments fund products managed by TIAA-CREF is generally less than half the mutual fund industry average.4, 2013. 4. Morningstar Direct, March 31, 2013. 5. TIAA-CREF ranked #10 among 62 fund families. The Lipper

Lee, Dongwon

276

Asymptotic expansion for pricing options for a mean-reverting asset with multiscale stochastic volatility  

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This work investigates the valuation of options when the underlying asset follows a mean-reverting log-normal process with a stochastic volatility that is driven by two stochastic processes with one persistent factor and one fast mean-reverting factor. ... Keywords: Mean reversion, Multiscale asymptotic, Option pricing, Stochastic volatility

Mei Choi Chiu; Yu Wai Lo; Hoi Ying Wong

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

277

A semi-dynamic approach for valuing and hedging options on two assets with continuous payout  

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A central problem in risk management is how to develop effective and accurate hedging strategies for financial and physical assets which are usually not liquidly traded in the market. We consider the problem of replicating the payoffs of options on two ... Keywords: electricity derivatives, options pricing, real options, semi-dynamic hedging, spark spread, spread options

Shi-Jie Deng

2007-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

278

Utilities | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Utilities Utilities Jump to: navigation, search Utilities Electric Utility Rates The Utilities Gateway houses OpenEI's free, community-editable utility rate repository. OpenEI users may browse, edit and add new electric utility rates to OpenEI's repository. EIA provides the authoritative list of utility companies in the United States, and thus OpenEI limits utility rates to companies listed by EIA. 43,031 rates have been contributed for 3,832 EIA-recognized utility companies. Browse rates by zip code Browse rates by utility name Create or edit a rate Number of Utility Companies by State Click on a state to view summaries for that state. See a list of all U.S. utility companies and aliases Utility Rate Database Description The Utility Rate Database (URDB) is a free storehouse of rate structure

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Fossil Asset and Project Evaluator (Energy Book System Modules) Methodologies: Highlighting the Strengths, Weaknesses and Unique Capabilities of Option Evaluation Techniques  

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In support of EPRI's fossil generation asset management activities, two important analysis software products have been developed in recent years: Generation/Fossil Asset Evaluator and its companion Project Evaluator (CM-113198-P3-R2 and CM-113198-P4-R2). These tools are modules of EPRI's Energy Book System (EBS), which consists of modules for o Generation (Asset and Project Evaluator) o Wholesale trading (Contract Evaluator) o Retail (Product Mix) o Risk management (Risk Manager) Fossil Asset Evaluator e...

2001-05-23T23:59:59.000Z

280

The Home Energy Scoring Tool: A Simplified Asset Rating for Single Family  

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The Home Energy Scoring Tool: A Simplified Asset Rating for Single Family The Home Energy Scoring Tool: A Simplified Asset Rating for Single Family Homes Title The Home Energy Scoring Tool: A Simplified Asset Rating for Single Family Homes Publication Type Conference Proceedings LBNL Report Number LBNL-5714E Year of Publication 2012 Authors Bourassa, Norman, Leo I. Rainer, Evan Mills, and Joan Glickman Conference Name 2012 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings Date Published 05/2012 Conference Location Pacific Grove, CA, USA Abstract In 2010, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) initiated development of a new web-based computer tool and method for providing an energy asset rating of single-family homes. The resulting Home Energy Scoring Tool (http://homeenergyscore.lbl.gov) is a key component of the DOE's Home Energy Score Program (http://www.homeenergyscore.gov) for residential building energy labeling, a voluntary national asset rating method that uses a simplified and standardized energy assessment process. The Scoring Tool component of the program has been designed to support the existing energy analysis marketplace by providing a substantially lower-cost entry-level assessment method. This paper presents technical details of the Home Energy Scoring Tool itself, including the Scoring Tool's relationship to the Home Energy Saver building simulation engine, the Home Energy Score calculation methodology, and the web services feature that allows any qualified third-party software developer to integrate the Home Energy Score method into their own webbased applications and market delivery strategy.

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RESIDENTIAL ON SITE SOLAR HEATING SYSTEMS: A PROJECT EVALUATION USING THE CAPITAL ASSET PRICING MODEL  

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include the allowed utility rate structure for OSSH-derivedstates the utility uncollectable rate has been consistentlycorrect" hurdle rate appropriate to utility OSSH investment

Schutz, Stephen Richard

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

282

Optimization Online - Coordinators  

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... Programming); William Hart Sandia National Laboratory; (Combinatorial Optimization / Global Optimization / Optimization Software and Modeling Systems

283

GIS/GPS Workshop '99: Applications and Developments for Electric Utilities  

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This report documents a 1999 EPRI workshop on recent geographic information system (GIS) and global positioning system (GPS) applications and developments relevant to electric utilities. The workshop content centered around the current state of the art in GIS and GPS technology suited to the planning, design, and management of power delivery assets. Contained in the report are the workshop agenda, lists of presenters and attendees, copies of the workshop presentations, and a summary of the group discussi...

1999-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Proceedings: EPRI/ESEERCO Workshop on Power Plant Optimization  

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The growing impetus to reduce costs of NOx compliance and electricity production has accelerated deployment of power plant optimization software in the utility industry. The EPRI/ESEERCO Workshop on Power Plant Optimization provided a forum for utilities to assess available power plant optimization software and review the application experience to date.

1997-08-21T23:59:59.000Z

285

EMAB Briefing on Capital Assets Projects and Operations Activities Presentation by Mark Gilbertson  

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

Capital Asset Projects and Operations Activities Capital Asset Projects and Operations Activities www.em.doe.gov 1 Presented to Environmental Management Advisory Boards Mark Gilbertson Deputy Assistant Secretary for Site Restoration Office of Environmental Management May 31, 2012 We reduce risks and protect our workers, our communities and the environment through cleanup Our work is urgent and essential to the health and economic vitality of our communities and the nation and positions our Sites for future missions and use Our mission is not discretionary - it is a congressional mandate to D&D the gaseous diffusion plant under the U.S. Energy Policy Act of 1992 and a federal obligation to address the cold war environmental legacy cleanup and honor our regulatory commitments Environmental Management:

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DOE Commercial Building Energy Asset Rating Program Focus Groups with Primary Stakeholders in Seattle -- Final Report  

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

Commercial Building Commercial Building Energy Asset Rating Program Focus Groups with Primary Stakeholders in Seattle Final Report G Redmond Wolf J Dohack LD Winges Battelle Centers for Public Health Research and Evaluation Seattle, Washington Prepared for the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Washington, D.C. February 2012 DOE Commercial Building Energy Asset Rating Program Focus Groups with Primary Stakeholders in Seattle Final Report G Redmond Wolf J Dohack LD Winges Centers for Public Health Research and Evaluation Seattle, Washington Prepared for the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Washington, D.C. February 2012 Contents 1.0 Introduction .................................................................................................................................. 1

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Final Report - Chemical Industry Corrosion Management - A Comprehensive Information System (ASSET 2)  

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The research sponsored by this project has greatly expanded the ASSET corrosion prediction software system to produce a world-class technology to assess and predict engineering corrosion of metals and alloys corroding by exposure to hot gases. The effort included corrosion data compilation from numerous industrial sources and data generation at Shell Oak Ridge National Laboratory and several other companies for selected conditions. These data were organized into groupings representing various combinations of commercially available alloys and corrosion by various mechanisms after acceptance via a critical screening process to ensure the data were for alloys and conditions, which were adequately well defined, and of sufficient repeatability. ASSET is the largest and most capable, publicly-available technology in the field of corrosion assessment and prediction for alloys corroding by high temperature processes in chemical plants, hydrogen production, energy conversion processes, petroleum refining, power generation, fuels production and pulp/paper processes. The problems addressed by ASSET are: determination of the likely dominant corrosion mechanism based upon information available to the chemical engineers designing and/or operating various processes and prediction of engineering metal losses and lifetimes of commercial alloys used to build structural components. These assessments consider exposure conditions (metal temperatures, gas compositions and pressures), alloy compositions and exposure times. Results of the assessments are determination of the likely dominant corrosion mechanism and prediction of the loss of metal/alloy thickness as a function of time, temperature, gas composition and gas pressure. The uses of these corrosion mechanism assessments and metal loss predictions are that the degradation of processing equipment can be managed for the first time in a way which supports efforts to reduce energy consumption, ensure structural integrity of equipment with the goals to avoid premature failure, to quantitatively manage corrosion over the entire life of high temperature process equipment, to select alloys for equipment and to assist in equipment maintenance programs. ASSET software operates on typical Windows-based (Trademark of Microsoft Corporation) personal computers using operating systems such as Windows 2000, Windows NT and Vista. The software is user friendly and contains the background information needed to make productive use of the software in various help-screens in the ASSET software. A graduate from a university-level curriculum producing a B.S. in mechanical/chemical/materials science/engineering, chemistry or physics typically possesses the background required to make appropriate use of ASSET technology. A training/orientation workshop, which requires about 3 hours of class time was developed and has been provided multiple times to various user groups of ASSET technology. Approximately 100 persons have been trained in use of the technology. ASSET technology is available to about 65 companies representing industries in petroleum/gas production and processing, metals/alloys production, power generation, and equipment design.

Randy C. John, Arthur L. Young, Arthur D. Pelton, William T. Thompson adn Ian G. Wright

2008-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

288

Kansas Energy 2000. [Inventory of Energy Related Assets. Research Area Summary  

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The Inventory of Energy Related Assets: Research Area Summary is a compilation of resume-type information on energy researchers in the state of Kansas. Researchers are placed in one of four categories: Fossil Energy Research, Alternative Energy Sources, Electric Power Generation and Usage, and Other Energy Research. Each research biography includes a synopsis of recent research, sources of support, and areas of research emphasis.

Legg, J.; Nellis, D.; Simons, G.

1992-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

289

Thinking about Generation Diversity: Electric Power Plant Asset Portfolio Valuation and Risk  

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In recent years, large amounts of natural gas-fired power generation capacity have been added to the nations portfolio of power generation assets. In addition, a variety of analyses and market projections imply this trend will continue for a variety of reasons, including large and growing supplies of natural gas due to the shale boom, and commensurate low natural gas prices, and imposition of increasingly stringent environmental regulations associated with coal-fired ...

2013-12-16T23:59:59.000Z

290

The Departments real property assets are vital to the accomplishment of its mission  

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

i i Department of Energy Three Year Rolling Timeline; Implementing the Goals and Objectives of DOE's Asset Management Plan Prepared by: Office of Acquisition and Project Management Fiscal Year 2013 Update March 2013 ii TABLE OF CONTENTS: SECTION 1: Three Year Rolling Time Line Overview....................................1 Introduction.....................................................................................1 Summary of Accomplishments..........................................................1 Facilities Planning Process...............................................................5 Performance Measurement Framework..............................................7 Desired Management Outcomes and Measures....................................8

291

Peaks and Valleys: Experimental asset markets with non-monotonic fundamentals  

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We report the results of an experiment designed to measure how well asset market prices track fundamentals when the latter experience peaks and troughs. We observe greater price efficiency in markets in which fundamentals rise to a peak and then decline, than in markets in which fundamentals decline to a trough and undergo a subsequent increase. The findings demonstrate that the characteristics of the time path of the fundamental value can influence the degree of market efficiency. I.

Charles N. Noussair; Owen Powell

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

292

Nuclear Power Plant Risk Analysis and Management for Critical Asset Protection (RAMCAP) Trial Applications Summary Report  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The nuclear power plant risk analysis and management for critical asset protection (NPP RAMCAP ) methodology provides a common, high-level framework for evaluating NPP risk from terrorist attacks that plant owners/operators can use. Development of this method has been coordinated with other U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) efforts in order to enable a consistent risk characterization among all critical infrastructure sectors. This effort culminated in a generic RAMCAP methodology potentially ap...

2005-12-22T23:59:59.000Z

293

PFBC Utility Demonstration Project  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report provides a summary of activities by American Electric Power Service Corporation during the first budget period of the PFBC Utility Demonstration Project. In April 1990, AEP signed a Cooperative Agreement with the US Department of Energy to repower the Philip Sporn Plant, Units 3 4 in New Haven, West Virginia, with a 330 KW PFBC plant. The purpose of the program was to demonstrate and verify PFBC in a full-scale commercial plant. The technical and cost baselines of the Cooperative Agreement were based on a preliminary engineering and design and a cost estimate developed by AEP subsequent to AEP's proposal submittal in May 1988, and prior to the signing of the Cooperative Agreement. The Statement of Work in the first budget period of the Cooperative Agreement included a task to develop a preliminary design and cost estimate for erecting a Greenfield plant and to conduct a comparison with the repowering option. The comparative assessment of the options concluded that erecting a Greenfield plant rather than repowering the existing Sporn Plant could be the technically and economically superior alternative. The Greenfield plant would have a capacity of 340 MW. The ten additional MW output is due to the ability to better match the steam cycle to the PFBC system with a new balance of plant design. In addition to this study, the conceptual design of the Sporn Repowering led to several items which warranted optimization studies with the goal to develop a more cost effective design.

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1992-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Commercial Building Energy Asset Score Program Overview and Technical Protocol (Version 1.1)  

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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is developing a voluntary national scoring system for commercial buildings to help building owners and managers assess a buildings energy-related systems independent of operations. The goal of the score is to facilitate cost-effective investment in energy efficiency improvements of commercial buildings. The system, known as the Commercial Building Energy Asset Score, will allow building owners and managers to compare their building infrastructure against peers and track building upgrades over time. The system will also help other building stakeholders (e.g., building investors, tenants, financiers, and appraisers) understand the relative efficiency of different buildings in a way that is independent from operations and occupancy. This report outlines the technical protocol used to generate the energy asset score, explains the scoring methodology, and provides additional details regarding the energy asset scoring tool. The alternative methods that were considered prior to developing the current approach are described in the Program Overview and Technical Protocol Version 1.0.

Wang, Na; Goel, Supriya; Makhmalbaf, Atefe

2013-08-09T23:59:59.000Z

295

An Information-Based Framework for Asset Pricing: X-Factor Theory and its Applications  

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A new framework for asset pricing based on modelling the information available to market participants is presented. Each asset is characterised by the cash flows it generates. Each cash flow is expressed as a function of one or more independent random variables called market factors or "X-factors". Each X-factor is associated with a "market information process", the values of which become available to market participants. In addition to true information about the X-factor, the information process contains an independent "noise" term modelled here by a Brownian bridge. The information process thus gives partial information about the X-factor, and the value of the market factor is only revealed at the termination of the process. The market filtration is assumed to be generated by the information processes associated with the X-factors. The price of an asset is given by the risk-neutral expectation of the sum of the discounted cash flows, conditional on the information available from the filtration. The theory i...

Macrina, Andrea

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

296

From individual development accounts to community asset building : an exploration in bridging people-and place-based strategies  

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Individual Development Accounts (IDAs) are matched saving accounts for low-income individuals to save for the purchase of an asset. As one of many national initiatives that encourage homeownership, this thesis explores how ...

Rice, Solana

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

297

Distributed rate allocation for inelastic flows: Optimization frameworks, optimality conditions, and optimal algorithms  

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AbstractA common assumption behind the recent surge in research activities on network utility maximization is that the traffic flows are elastic, which implies that the utility functions are concave and there are no hard limits on the rate allocated to each flow. These critical assumptions lead to the tractability of the analytic models of utility maximization, but also limits the applicability of the resulting rate allocation protocols. This paper focuses on inelastic flows and removes these restrictive and often invalid assumptions. We present several optimization frameworks, optimality conditions, and optimal algorithms. First we consider nonconcave utility functions, which turn utility maximization into nonconvex, constrained optimization problems that are well-known to be extremely difficult. We first show a surprising result that under certain conditions, the standard pricing algorithm for rate allocation will still converge to the globally optimal rate allocation. When the existing distributed algorithm fails, we present a new algorithm that produces the globally optimal rate allocation, with the worst case complexity being polynomial time in the number of users but exponential time in the number of links. In the second part of the paper, we provide a general problem formulation of rate allocation among time-sensitive flows from real-time and streaming applications, as well as a decomposition into subproblems coordinated by pricing. After simplifying the subproblems by leveraging the optimization structures, we highlight the difficult issues of causality and time-scale, and propose an effective pricing-based heuristics for admission control and an optimal algorithm for a special case formulation.

Mung Chiang; Shengyu Zhang; Prashanth H

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

298

Cogeneration - A Utility Perspective  

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Cogeneration has become an extremely popular subject when discussing conservation and energy saving techniques. One of the key factors which effect conservation is the utility viewpoint on PURPA and cogeneration rule making. These topics are discussed from a utility perspective as how they influence utility participation in future projects. The avoided cost methodology is examined, and these payments for sale of energy to the utility are compared with utility industrial rates. In addition to utilities and industry, third party owner/operation is also a viable option to cogeneration. These options are also discussed as to their impact on the utility and the potential of these ownership arrangements.

Williams, M.

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

299

Optimization Online - Optimal Design of Electrical Machines ...  

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Jun 8, 2011 ... Optimal Design of Electrical Machines: Mathematical Programming ... Science and Engineering (Multidisciplinary Design Optimization ).

300

ROBOTICALLY ENHANCED ADVANCED MANUFACTURING CONCEPTS TO OPTIMIZE ENERGY, PRODUCTIVITY, AND ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCE  

SciTech Connect

In the first phase of the REML project, major assets were acquired for a manufacturing line for follow-on installation, capability studies and optimization. That activity has been documented in the DE-FC36-99ID13819 final report. In this the second phase of the REML project, most of the major assets have been installed in a manufacturing line arrangement featuring a green cell, a thermal treatment cell and a finishing cell. Most of the secondary and support assets have been acquired and installed. Assets have been integrated with a commercial, machine-tending gantry robot in the thermal treatment cell and with a low-mass, high-speed gantry robot in the finish cell. Capabilities for masterless gauging of products dimensional and form characteristics were advanced. Trial production runs across the entire REML line have been undertaken. Discrete event simulation modeling has aided in line balancing and reduction of flow time. Energy, productivity and cost, and environmental comparisons to baselines have been made. Energy The REML line in its current state of development has been measured to be about 22% (338,000 kVA-hrs) less energy intensive than the baseline conventional low volume line assuming equivalent annual production volume of approximately 51,000 races. The reduction in energy consumption is largely attributable to the energy reduction in the REML thermal treatment cell where the heating devices are energized on demand and are appropriately sized to the heating load of a near single piece flow line. If additional steps such as power factor correction and use of high-efficiency motors were implemented to further reduce energy consumption, it is estimated, but not yet demonstrated, that the REML line would be about 30% less energy intensive than the baseline conventional low volume line assuming equivalent annual production volume. Productivity The capital cost of an REML line would be roughly equivalent to the capital cost of a new conventional line. The unit raw material cost for REML (through-hardened bearing steel) is somewhat greater than raw material cost for the conventional line (case-hardened bearing steel). However, changeover time, tooling costs, gauging costs, utilities and energy costs, and manning of REML are less than the conventional line. Since REML supports near single piece flow, work in process inventory and work flow time are much less on the REML line than on the conventional line. REML allows the reduction in inventory of source steel tube sizes from several hundred to a few dozen. As a result, the business model indicates that the costs incurred on the manufacturing line are less with the REML line than with the conventional line for low manufacturing run volumes. Environment The REML line, when processing through-hardenable steel, requires far less hydrocarbon and other process gases than the conventional line when processing case hardenable steel. The REML line produces fewer greenhouse gas emissions and less liquid and solid waste materials. Broad Applicability The REML benefits will in general be extendible to the manufacture of non-bearing, heat treated and finished machined metal parts in the United States.

Larry L. Keller; Joseph M. Pack; Robert V. Kolarik II

2007-11-05T23:59:59.000Z

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301

Risk-Based Production Optimization  

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This report documents the pilot application of a risk-informed approach to production optimization at fossil power plants. In this project, EPRI worked with a U.S. utility to develop risk profiles for plant components at two of the utilitys coal-fired generating units. The information was then used as a basis for identifying timing strategies for performing outage-based maintenance. The primary objective was to apply a risk-informed approach to identifying an optimal sequence of outage intervals and scop...

2011-04-29T23:59:59.000Z

302

Utility Contract Buydown and Buyout Prepayment Approaches | Department of  

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Buydown and Buyout Prepayment Approaches Buydown and Buyout Prepayment Approaches Utility Contract Buydown and Buyout Prepayment Approaches October 7, 2013 - 2:24pm Addthis Several recommended buydown and buyout approaches exist that allow Federal agencies to leverage prepayments to get the best value from utility energy service contracts (UESCs). Most UESC projects allow the Federal Government to prepay the funding obligation at any time during the term of the contract in accordance with a pre-established termination schedule. When underwriting a long-term debt obligation, an investor or lender commits assets to an investment that is expected to provide a fixed rate of return over the term of the contract. If the investment is prepaid, the investor or lender must take the prepayment proceeds and reinvest them in another financial instrument that

303

Electrical utilities model for determining electrical distribution capacity  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In its simplest form, this model was to obtain meaningful data on the current state of the Site`s electrical transmission and distribution assets, and turn this vast collection of data into useful information. The resulting product is an Electrical Utilities Model for Determining Electrical Distribution Capacity which provides: current state of the electrical transmission and distribution systems; critical Hanford Site needs based on outyear planning documents; decision factor model. This model will enable Electrical Utilities management to improve forecasting requirements for service levels, budget, schedule, scope, and staffing, and recommend the best path forward to satisfy customer demands at the minimum risk and least cost to the government. A dynamic document, the model will be updated annually to reflect changes in Hanford Site activities.

Fritz, R.L., Westinghouse Hanford, Richland, WA

1997-09-03T23:59:59.000Z

304

Utilities | Department of Energy  

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

Utilities Utilities Utilities Below are resources for Tribes about utilities. The Economics of Electric System Municipalization Looks at the economic environment in California to determine whether municipalization would be a beneficial option for many California cities. Source: Bay Area Economic Forum. Establishing a Tribal Utility Authority Handbook Provides an introduction to electric utility operation and general guidance for the steps required to form a tribal utility authority. Funded by an economic development grant awarded by the U.S. Department of the Interior's Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development to the Ak-Chin Indian Community and its tribal utility authority, Ak-Chin Energy Services. Source: Leonard S. Gold, Utility Strategies Consulting Group,

305

Definition: Real-Time Load Transfer | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Real-time load transfer is achieved through real-time feeder reconfiguration and optimization to relieve load on equipment, improve asset utilization, improve distribution...

306

SNLAR206.indd  

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

with techniques such as predic- tive simulation, aging characterization, and optimal asset utilization. Future goals include building "self-test" systems and developing other...

307

Equipment Maintenance Optimization Manual Prototypes  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report provides detailed information to assist plant staff in performing recommended equipment maintenance tasks. It is a compilation of equipment maintenance optimization manual (EMOM) prototypes that include procedures and trouble shooting supported by broad-based utility experience. The EMOMs enable utility generation stations to: minimize operation and maintenance costs, including parts and labor; assist in maintenance planning, scheduling, and parts strategy; develop comprehensive maintenance m...

1999-11-24T23:59:59.000Z

308

FEMP Utility Services  

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

Utility Services Utility Services Karen Thomas & Deb Beattie  SPONSORED BY THE FEDERAL ENERGY MANAGEMENT PROGRAM  Overview  UESC Project Support  Agency / Utility Partnerships  Renewable Project Support  Design Assistance  Agency Energy Implementation Plans * * * * * * UESC Project Support Education UESC Workshops Agency Briefings Utility Briefings On-site team training Communications Web site Enabling documents * Case studies UESC Project Support Direct Project Assistance Project facilitation Advise & Consult In depth Contract development Technical Proposal review Performance Verification Agency / Utility Partnerships Federal Utility Partnership Working Group Strategic Partnering Meeting Renewable Projects  Resource Screening: - PV - Solar Hot Water

309

An Exact Solution Approach for Portfolio Optimization Problems ...  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

rate on the money market, an efficient frontier of optimal portfolios can be constructed. Portfolios on the .... utility of the two new branching rules. The reader will...

310

Practical Portfolio Optimization [rev. 6  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We always combine signals using home grown .... various security and asset classes that it had used internally to manage risk; it called the service '

311

Utility Brownfields Resource Guide  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

EPRI has established a program designed to assist utilities wishing to participate in local Brownfields redevelopment projects. EPRI developed this Brownfields guide to educate utility economic and real estate development personnel in identifying, screening, and supporting Brownfields projects.

1998-12-18T23:59:59.000Z

312

Avista Utilities- Net Metering  

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

Idaho does not have a statewide net-metering policy. However, each of the state's three investor-owned utilities -- Avista Utilities, Idaho Power and Rocky Mountain Power -- has developed a net...

313

ASSET ALLOCATIONS  

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OECD Working Papers on Finance, Insurance and Private Pensions provide timely analysis and background on industry developments, structural issues, and public policy in the financial sector, including insurance and private pensions. Topics include risk management, governance, investments, benefit protection, and financial education. These studies are prepared for dissemination in order to stimulate wider discussion and further analysis and obtain feedback from interested audiences. The papers are generally available only in their original language English or French with a summary in the other if available. OECD WORKING PAPERS ON FINANCE, INSURANCE AND PRIVATE PENSIONS are published on www.oecd.org/daf/fin/wp This document and any map included herein are without prejudice to the status of or sovereignty over any territory, to the delimitation of international frontiers and boundaries and to the name of any territory, city or area. Ce document et toute carte qu'il peut comprendre ne prjugent en rien du statut de tout territoire, de la souverainet sexerant sur ce dernier, du trac des frontires et limites internationales, et du nom de tout territoire,

Georg Inderst; Christopher Kaminker; Green Investments

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

314

By-Products Utilization  

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for rapid identification of buried utilities, blended coal ash, and non-spec./off-spec. aggregates and fly

Wisconsin-Milwaukee, University of

315

YEAR 2 BIOMASS UTILIZATION  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC) Year 2 Biomass Utilization Final Technical Report summarizes multiple projects in biopower or bioenergy, transportation biofuels, and bioproducts. A prototype of a novel advanced power system, termed the high-temperature air furnace (HITAF), was tested for performance while converting biomass and coal blends to energy. Three biomass fuels--wood residue or hog fuel, corn stover, and switchgrass--and Wyoming subbituminous coal were acquired for combustion tests in the 3-million-Btu/hr system. Blend levels were 20% biomass--80% coal on a heat basis. Hog fuel was prepared for the upcoming combustion test by air-drying and processing through a hammer mill and screen. A K-Tron biomass feeder capable of operating in both gravimetric and volumetric modes was selected as the HITAF feed system. Two oxide dispersion-strengthened (ODS) alloys that would be used in the HITAF high-temperature heat exchanger were tested for slag corrosion rates. An alumina layer formed on one particular alloy, which was more corrosion-resistant than a chromia layer that formed on the other alloy. Research activities were completed in the development of an atmospheric pressure, fluidized-bed pyrolysis-type system called the controlled spontaneous reactor (CSR), which is used to process and condition biomass. Tree trimmings were physically and chemically altered by the CSR process, resulting in a fuel that was very suitable for feeding into a coal combustion or gasification system with little or no feed system modifications required. Experimental procedures were successful for producing hydrogen from biomass using the bacteria Thermotoga, a deep-ocean thermal vent organism. Analytical procedures for hydrogen were evaluated, a gas chromatography (GC) method was derived for measuring hydrogen yields, and adaptation culturing and protocols for mutagenesis were initiated to better develop strains that can use biomass cellulose. Fly ash derived from cofiring coal with waste paper, sunflower hulls, and wood waste showed a broad spectrum of chemical and physical characteristics, according to American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) C618 procedures. Higher-than-normal levels of magnesium, sodium, and potassium oxide were observed for the biomass-coal fly ash, which may impact utilization in cement replacement in concrete under ASTM requirements. Other niche markets for biomass-derived fly ash were explored. Research was conducted to develop/optimize a catalytic partial oxidation-based concept for a simple, low-cost fuel processor (reformer). Work progressed to evaluate the effects of temperature and denaturant on ethanol catalytic partial oxidation. A catalyst was isolated that had a yield of 24 mole percent, with catalyst coking limited to less than 15% over a period of 2 hours. In biodiesel research, conversion of vegetable oils to biodiesel using an alternative alkaline catalyst was demonstrated without the need for subsequent water washing. In work related to biorefinery technologies, a continuous-flow reactor was used to react ethanol with lactic acid prepared from an ammonium lactate concentrate produced in fermentations conducted at the EERC. Good yields of ester were obtained even though the concentration of lactic acid in the feed was low with respect to the amount of water present. Esterification gave lower yields of ester, owing to the lowered lactic acid content of the feed. All lactic acid fermentation from amylose hydrolysate test trials was completed. Management activities included a decision to extend several projects to December 31, 2003, because of delays in receiving biomass feedstocks for testing and acquisition of commercial matching funds. In strategic studies, methods for producing acetate esters for high-value fibers, fuel additives, solvents, and chemical intermediates were discussed with several commercial entities. Commercial industries have an interest in efficient biomass gasification designs but are waiting for economic incentives. Utility, biorefinery, pulp and paper, or o

Christopher J. Zygarlicke

2004-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

316

Asset Management: A Simple Management Tool To Be Fiscally Responsible And Competitive  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Most public agencies are under heavy scrutiny, to produce within the allotted funds and re-engineer the processes to achieve savings and operate like a private enterprise. Many industries and institutions have faced increasing maintenance costs over the last few years, far outpacing the operational or production costs. The cost of maintenance is going up at an average rate of 9 - 11% per year and it is our estimate that the total maintenance cost in the US exceeds $ 150 Billion in both the private and public sectors and this does not include renewal costs. It is estimated that the assets in question could be in the many trillions and this is a wild guess as true replacement cost figures are hard to obtain. This threat has been heeded by some, but not by most. Those who have noticed this threat have found that integrating their maintenance operations has made them streamline, become efficient, manage the backlog, prioritize the maintenance activities and the replacement of assets, and provide the building blocks for the life cycle replacement program. Integration brings about the kind of business practices desired by a world class organization that seeks to contain costs while maintaining the services demanded by the stakeholders. Modern maintenance management business practices provides the tools necessary for agencies to run their operations like a business, and reap the benefits of a privately run corporation. With cost effectiveness and better productivity, privatization will never be an option to be considered, as there will be no benefit gained by an entity wanting to take over. This paper and others are from the Asset Management Super-sized Session held at the APWA Annual Congress and Exposition in Philadelphia September, 2001. Electroni...

Raj Sivalingam Global; Y. (raj Sivalingam

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

317

A system for semantic query optimization  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper describes a scheme to utilize semantic integrity constraints in optimizing a user specified query. The scheme uses a graph theoretic approach to identify redundant join clauses and redundant restriction clauses specified in a user query. An ...

Sreekumar T. Shenoy; Z. Meral Ozsoyoglu

1987-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

318

An Interior-Point Method for Large Scale Network Utility Maximization  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Sep 30, 2007 ... We illustrate our method by generating the optimal trade-off curve between utility and delay .... Journal of Machine Learning Research, 8:1519.

319

Stencil Computation Optimization  

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

Stencil Stencil Computation Optimization and Auto-tuning on State-of-the-Art Multicore Architectures Kaushik Datta ∗† , Mark Murphy † , Vasily Volkov † , Samuel Williams ∗† , Jonathan Carter ∗ , Leonid Oliker ∗† , David Patterson ∗† , John Shalf ∗ , and Katherine Yelick ∗† ∗ CRD/NERSC, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA † Computer Science Division, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA Abstract Understanding the most efficient design and utilization of emerging multicore systems is one of the most chal- lenging questions faced by the mainstream and scientific computing industries in several decades. Our work ex- plores multicore stencil (nearest-neighbor) computations - a class of algorithms at the heart of many structured grid codes, including PDE solvers. We develop a number of effective optimization

320

A summary of the California Public Utilities Commission`s two competing electric utility restructuring proposals  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In May 1995, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) released two proposals for restructuring the state`s electric power industry. The two proposals follow more than a year of testimony and public comment after the CPUC issued the ``Blue Book`` (CPUC 1994a) on April 20, 1994, which called for retail wheeling to be phased in to all customers over 5 years. The majority proposal, supported by three of the four CPUC commissioners (one seat was vacant when the proposals were released), calls for creating a central pool, or ``poolco``; setting electric prices to reflect true costs of service, or ``real-time pricing``; and allowing parties to negotiate ``contracts for differences`` between the pool price and the contract price. The minority proposal, sponsored by Commissioner Jesse Knight, calls for retail wheeling, or ``direct access,`` and for utilities to divest or spin off their generating assets. This paper presents a summary of the major provisions of the two CPUC proposals and the possible implications and issues associated with each. It is aimed at researchers who may be aware that various efforts to restructure the electric power industry are under way and want to known more about California`s proposals, as well as those who want to known the implications of certain restructuring proposals for renewable energy technologies. Presented at the end of the paper is a summary of alternative proposals promoted by various stakeholder in response to the two CPUC proposals.

Porter, K.

1995-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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321

Global Optimization with Nonlinear Ordinary Differential Equations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper examines global optimization of an integral objective function subject to nonlinear ordinary differential equations. Theory is developed for deriving a convex relaxation for an integral by utilizing the composition result defined by McCormick ... Keywords: Convex relaxations, dynamic optimization, nonquasimonotone differential equations

Adam B. Singer; Paul I. Barton

2006-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

322

Production Cost Optimization Assessments  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The benefits of improved thermal performance of coal-fired power plants continue to grow, as the costs of fuel rise and the prospect of a carbon dioxide cap and trade program looms on the horizon. This report summarizes the efforts to date of utilities committed to reducing their heat rate by 1.0% in the Production Cost Optimization (PCO) Project. The process includes benchmarking of plant thermal performance using existing plant data and a site-specific performance appraisal. The appraisal determines po...

2008-12-11T23:59:59.000Z

323

Best Practices for Application of Database Standards to Substation Operation and Management  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In order to lower costs while maintaining reliability, utilities need to optimize the effective and efficient use of their assets. A key to increasing return on assets (ROA) is the ability to analyze asset and work management operations in a timely and cost-effective fashion. This report discusses how a utility can increase ROA through deployment of a platform for asset related analysis applications that creates a Virtual Data Warehouse (VDW) that allows distributed and unstandardized data to be accessed...

2003-06-25T23:59:59.000Z

324

Pathwise Optimization for Optimal Stopping Problems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We introduce the pathwise optimization (PO) method, a new convex optimization procedure to produce upper and lower bounds on the optimal value (the price) of a high-dimensional optimal stopping problem. The PO method builds on a dual characterization ... Keywords: American options, Bermudian options, dynamic programming, optimal control, optimal stopping

Vijay V. Desai; Vivek F. Farias; Ciamac C. Moallemi

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

325

"List of Covered Electric Utilities" under the Public Utility...  

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

6 Revised "List of Covered Electric Utilities" under the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 (PURPA) - 2006 Revised Under Title I of the Public Utility Regulatory...

326

OpenEI Community - Utility+Utility Access Map  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Finding Utility Finding Utility Companies Under a Given Utility ID http://en.openei.org/community/blog/finding-utility-companies-under-given-utility-id  Here's a quick way to find all the utility company pages under a given utility id.  From the Special Ask page, in the query box enter the following: [[Category:Utility Companies]][[EiaUtilityId::15248]] substituting your utility id of interest for 15248, and click "Find results". http://en.openei.org/community/blog/finding-utility-companies-under-given-utility-id#comments

327

Carrots for Utilities: Providing Financial Returns for Utility...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Carrots for Utilities: Providing Financial Returns for Utility Investments in Energy Efficiency Jump to: navigation, search Name Carrots for Utilities: Providing Financial Returns...

328

Utilities weather the storm  

SciTech Connect

Utilities must restore power to storm-damaged transmission and distribution systems, even if it means going out in ice storms or during lightning and hurricane conditions. Weather forecasting helps utilities plan for possible damage as well as alerting them to long-term trends. Storm planning includes having trained repair personnel available and adjusting the system so that less power imports are needed. Storm damage response requires teamwork and cooperation between utilities. Utilities can strengthen equipment in storm-prone or vulnerable areas, but good data are necessary to document the incidence of lighning strikes, hurricanes, etc. 2 references, 8 figures.

Lihach, N.

1984-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

329

Tribal Utility Feasibility Study  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Facility scale, net metered renewable energy systems These are renewable energy systems that provide power to individual households or facilities that are connected to conventional electric utility grid.

Engel, R. A.; Zoellick, J. J.

2007-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

330

Municipal Utility Districts (Texas)  

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

Municipal Utility Districts, regulated by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, may be created for the following purposes: (1) the control, storage, preservation, and distribution of its...

331

Understanding Energy Storage Solutions and Capabilities on Utility Distribution Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Widespread use of storage will require better grid integration tools to plan for the optimal size, use, and location of energy storage systems. Also important will be a coordinated effort between technology developers and utilities to ensure that storage systems are designed to adequately address utility needs. Utilities must understand the technical attributes and grid operational benefits of energy storage systems. Such operational benefits can also improve the definition of storage system functional r...

2011-12-22T23:59:59.000Z

332

Utility+Utility Access Map | OpenEI Community  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

the utility company pages under a given utility id. From the Special Ask page, in the query box enter the following: Category:Utility CompaniesEiaUtilityId::15248...

333

Abstract--Integration of asset management and outage management tasks for distribution system is proposed and  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

and evaluation of the influence of optimization on the cost of system outage is elaborated. Potential benefit as the maximum tolerable value. #12;7 V. OPTIMIZED OUTAGE COST THROUGH RISK-BASED ASSESSMENT 1. Optimized outage cost through risk-based assessment Risk-based analysis is used to estimate outage cost in this paper

Kezunovic, Mladen

334

Combined Heat and Power with Your Local Utility  

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

Partnership Working Group Combined Heat and Power C.A. Skip Cofield October 16, 2012 Agenda * Southern Company * Combined Heat and Power (CHP) * Southern Company CHP * Utility Partnerships 2 Southern Company Overview Operating Companies: * Alabama Power * Georgia Power * Gulf Power * Mississippi Power Subsidiaries: * Southern LINC * Southern Nuclear * Southern Power * Southern Telecom 3 Retail Generating Units Wholesale Generating Units * 4.4 million customers * 43,500+ MW * 26,000+ employees * 120,000 square miles of retail service territory * 27,000 mi. of transmission lines * 3,700 substations * $17.7B in operating revenue * $2.2B in net income * $39.2B in market cap * $59.3B in assets * $13.5B annual op. expense 4 Southern Company Overview

335

HPs Adaptive Enterprise Strategy and Utility Data Center Solution Management Summary  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

That enterprise server utilization is low should come as no surprise. Enterprises upgraded their environments to address Y2K issues, and added more capacity in anticipation of endless growth. Supporting alternative approaches was seen as a way to hedge bets in a time of rapidly evolving enterprise technology. This added more equipment. Then the economy plummeted. Of course, these seemingly prudent excesses became an obvious source of waste in an era of constraint and outright shrinkage. Enterprises stopped buying, but unless they abandoned an application or closed a web site, they usually did not dispose of any of their IT assets early. Instead, most enterprises have turned their attention to getting more use out of existing hardware and software assets to the point of sharing what was traditionally owned. So how do you convert the mansions of yesteryear into the efficiency of multi-tenancy? You architect a robust system of halls and doors, redesign rooms for multi-use and oh yes add more sound insulation. You do the same in IT environments. In the past few years, networks (halls) have become more pervasive, and switches (doors) have grown more intelligent (soundproof and secure). IT devices have become more reliable and self-healing. Partitioning and virtual machines have made server assets divisible. Encryption, precipitated security schemes, policy-based automation, and a myriad of point

Analyst Anne Macfarland

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

336

Experimental investigations to optimize the utilization of energy resources  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In world more than 65% of non-renewable fuels are consumed by thermal, gas, nuclear, diesel power plants and process industries. They emit huge amount of pollutants and skew up large quantities of ash in to environment causing pollution and lead to adverse ... Keywords: energy, environment, management, resources, safety

Gurumurthy Vijayan Iyer; Nikos E. Mastorakis

2006-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

337

Design & optimization of automotive power electronics utilizing FITMOS MOSFET technology  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Power electronics are essential to many automotive applications, and their importance continues to grow as more vehicle functions incorporate electronic controls. MOSFETs are key elements in automotive power electronic ...

Li, Wei, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

338

GUSTO : general architecture design utility and synthesis tool for optimization  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

the peak power consumption of each device while ignoring theGPUs FPGAs Device - High power consumption; - Constrained

?rtrk, Ali Umut

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

339

Elastic service availability: utility framework and optimal provisioning  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Service availability is one of the most closely scrutinized metrics in offering network services. It is important to cost- effectively provision a managed and differentiated network with various service availability guarantees under a unified platform. ...

Dahai Xu; Ying Li; Mung Chiang; A. Calderbank

2008-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

340

DOE Commercial Building Asset Rating: An Application of Centralized Modeling Tools  

SciTech Connect

This paper presents a novel approach used to develop the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Commercial Building Asset Rating, which is intended to help building owners better understand the installed system performance and the total energy use. A simplified data collection and energy-modeling method is employed to disaggregate building energy information. Furthermore, the approach outlined will also include a mechanism for identifying energy improvement opportunities. A detailed modeling approach to formulate an Asset Rating would most likely provide the greatest flexibility and accuracy. Such an approach would, however, require a substantial amount of user investment for collecting the energy audit, data and hiring a professional to perform energy modeling and analysis. A simplified model approach requires fewer input combinations, which could reduce opportunities for error and allow an inexperienced user to quickly develop energy models. However, the accuracy of the results is often questionable. To address the above issue, the method presented in this paper separates model inputs into categories based on overall energy impact, difficulty to obtain, and variability among buildings. We outline an approach that will allow great flexibility in terms of how many and which of the different categories of variables must be found to produce an accurate energy model. The approach will allow all key variables to be inferred from some minimum set of variables while at the same time allowing a user to enter many more variables if he or she has reliable values for them. The approach outlined will also provide constant values for some variables and algorithms for finding those which are very difficult to determine in the field. The whole of this approach will reduce modeling time and expertise required while maintaining accuracy and the ability to support the variability and complexity that exist in buildings. Therefore, the goals of facilitating cost-effective investment in energy efficiency and reducing energy use in the commercial building sector are met.

Wang, Na; Gorrissen, Willy J.; Srivastava, Viraj; Taylor, Cody

2012-06-26T23:59:59.000Z

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341

Development of a Total Energy, Environment and Asset Management (TE2AM tm) Curriculum  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The University of Wisconsin Department of Engineering Professional Development (EPD) has completed the sponsored project entitled, Development of a Total Energy, Environment and Asset Management (TE2AM) Curriculum. The project involved the development of a structured professional development program to improve the knowledge, skills, capabilities, and competencies of engineers and operators of commercial buildings. TE2AM advances a radically different approach to commercial building design, operation, maintenance, and end-?of-?life disposition. By employing asset management principles to the lifecycle of a commercial building, owners and occupants will realize improved building performance, reduced energy consumption and positive environmental impacts. Through our commercialization plan, we intend to offer TE2AM courses and certificates to the professional community and continuously improve TE2AM course materials. The TE2AM project supports the DOE Strategic Theme 1 -? Energy Security; and will further advance the DOE Strategic Goal 1.4 Energy Productivity. Through participation in the TE2AM curriculum, engineers and operators of commercial buildings will be eligible for a professional certificate; denoting the completion of a prescribed series of learning activities. The project involved a comprehensive, rigorous approach to curriculum development, and accomplished the following goals: 1. Identify, analyze and prioritize key learning needs of engineers, architects and technical professionals as operators of commercial buildings. 2. Design and develop TE2AM curricula and instructional strategies to meet learning needs of the target learning community. 3. Establish partnerships with the sponsor and key stakeholders to enhance the development and delivery of learning programs. 4. Successfully commercialize and sustain the training and certificate programs for a substantial time following the term of the award. The project team was successful in achieving the goals and deliverables set forth in the original proposal. Though attempts were made to adhere to the original project timeline, the team requested, and was granted a 6-?month project extension, during which time the project was completed.

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2012-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

342

Dekker PMIS Extraction Utility  

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

1217. The Extraction Utility is used for retrieving project 1217. The Extraction Utility is used for retrieving project management data from a variety of source systems for upload into the Dekker PMIS(tm) (Dekker iPursuit®, Dekker iProgram(tm), or DOE PARSII). This release incorporates a number of new features and updates primarily focused to improve the existing functionality. The quality of each Dekker PMIS(tm) Extraction Utility release is a primary consideration at Dekker, Ltd. Since every customer environment is unique, Dekker strongly recommends that each implementation site validate all software updates prior to release into the production environment. Dekker continually strives to enhance the features and capabilities of the Dekker PMIS(tm) Extraction Utility. We are very excited about this update and look forward to its implementation in your

343

Dekker PMIS Extraction Utility  

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

0907. The Extraction Utility is used for retrieving project 0907. The Extraction Utility is used for retrieving project management data from a variety of source systems for upload into Dekker PMIS(tm) (Dekker iPursuit®, Dekker iProgram(tm), or DOE PARSII). This release incorporates a number of new features and updates focused to improve existing functionality. The quality of each Dekker PMIS(tm) Extraction Utility release is a primary consideration at Dekker, Ltd. Since every customer environment is unique, Dekker strongly recommends that each implementation validate any software update prior to its release into the production environment. Dekker continually strives to enhance the features and capabilities of the Dekker PMIS(tm) Extraction Utility. We are very excited about this update and look forward to its implementation in your

344

Electric Utility Industry Update  

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

Electric Utility Industry Update Electric Utility Industry Update Steve Kiesner Director, National Customer Markets Edison Electric Institute FUPWG Spring 2012 April 12, 2012 Edison Electric Institute  Investor-Owned Electric Companies  Membership includes  200 US companies,  More than 65 international affiliates and  170 associates  US members  Serve more than 95% of the ultimate customers in the investor-owned segment of the industry and  Nearly 70% of all electric utility ultimate customers, and  Our mission focuses on advocating public policy; expanding market opportunities; and providing strategic business information Agenda Significant Industry Trends Utility Infrastructure Investments Generation and Fuel Landscape

345

Gas Utilities (New York)  

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

This chapter regulates natural gas utilities in the State of New York, and describes standards and procedures for gas meters and accessories, gas quality, line and main extensions, transmission and...

346

Utility Solar Business Models  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and the Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA) are conducting an ongoing joint research effort, initiated in 2011, to define, track, and evaluate the expanding range of regulated utility solar energy acquisition activities. This report provides a high-level overview of the conceptual framework by which EPRI-SEPA are classifying regulated utility solar business models (USBMs) in the United States. It then provides five case studies detailing existing ...

2012-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

347

City of Harbor Springs, Michigan (Utility Company) | Open Energy  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Harbor Springs, Michigan (Utility Company) Harbor Springs, Michigan (Utility Company) Jump to: navigation, search Name Harbor Springs City of Place Michigan Utility Id 8083 Utility Location Yes Ownership M NERC Location RFC NERC RFC Yes Activity Distribution Yes References EIA Form EIA-861 Final Data File for 2010 - File1_a[1] LinkedIn Connections CrunchBase Profile No CrunchBase profile. Create one now! This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. Utility Rate Schedules Grid-background.png Commercial Inside City Commercial Commercial Outside City Commercial Demand Inside City Commercial Demand Outside City Commercial Energy Optimization Plan Surcharge Rates: Commercial Commercial Energy Optimization Plan Surcharge Rates: Residential Residential Residential Inside City Residential Residential Outside City Residential

348

Performance and Optimization  

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and Optimization Performance and Optimization Compiler Comparisons Using a set of benchmarks described below, different optimization options for the different compilers on...

349

The Utilities' Role in Conservation and Cogeneration  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The electric utility industry is uniquely qualified and positioned to serve as an effective 'deliverer' of energy conservation services and alternative energy supply options, such as cogeneration, rather than merely as a 'facilitator' of their development by other parties. Amendments to current legislation are required to remove the barriers to utility participation and to provide electric utilities with appropriate incentives to deliver conservation and alternative power sources in their own self-interest. That utility self-interest can take the form of benefits to its ratepayers or stockholders -- or, optimally, to both. Moreover, adequate, reliable and economical electric energy from the utility grid is vital to our nation's economic well-being. A financially healthy electric utility industry is essential to the realization of this goal. Therefore, as we continue to refine a national energy policy, we must give this requisite careful attention when developing positions on conservation, cogeneration, equitable rate design, and all of the other elements, for they are inextricably related.

Mitchell, R. C., III

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

350

Optimization Online - Stochastic Optimization Approach to Water ...  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Mar 18, 2012 ... Optimization Online. Stochastic Optimization Approach to Water Management in Cooling-Constrained Power Plants. Juan M. Salazar(juan...

351

Optimization Online - Global Optimization Submissions - 2011  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Optimization and homotopy methods for the Gibbs free energy of magmatic mixtures ... On DC. optimization algorithms for solving minmax flow problems

352

Equipment Maintenance Optimization Manual Applications  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report is a compilation of Equipment Maintenance Optimization Manuals (EMOMs) that include procedures and troubleshooting supported by broad-based utility experience. EMOMs for critical generating station equipment allows power generating plants to replace existing maintenance practices with the latest industry best practices. Using this information as a benchmark, current practices can be validated or adjusted for more optimum performance of the overall maintenance process. In addition, the EMOMs c...

2001-12-21T23:59:59.000Z

353

"List of Covered Electric Utilities" under the Public Utility...  

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

9 "List of Covered Electric Utilities" under the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 (PURPA) - 2009 Under Title I, Sec. 102(c) of the Public Utility Regulatory Policies...

354

"List of Covered Electric Utilities" under the Public Utility...  

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

8 "List of Covered Electric Utilities" under the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 (PURPA) - 2008 Under Title I of the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978...

355

utilities | OpenEI  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

utilities utilities Dataset Summary Description Datasets are for the US electricity grid system interconnect regions (ASCC, FRCC, HICC, MRO, NPCC, RFC, SERC, SPP, TRE, WECC) for 2008. The data is provided in life cycle inventory (LCI) forms (both xls and xml). A module report and a detailed spreadsheet are also included. Source US Life Cycle Inventory Database Date Released May 01st, 2011 (3 years ago) Date Updated Unknown Keywords ASCC FRCC HICC interconnect region LCI life cycle inventory MRO NPCC RFC SERC SPP TRE unit process US utilities WECC Data application/zip icon interconnect_lci_datasets_2008.zip (zip, 6.3 MiB) Quality Metrics Level of Review Some Review Comment Temporal and Spatial Coverage Frequency Time Period License License Open Data Commons Public Domain Dedication and Licence (PDDL)

356

Coal Utilization Science Program  

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Coal Utilization SCienCe Program Coal Utilization SCienCe Program Description The Coal Utilization Science (CUS) Program sponsors research and development (R&D) in fundamental science and technology areas that have the potential to result in major improvements in the efficiency, reliability, and environmental performance of advanced power generation systems using coal, the Nation's most abundant fossil fuel resource. The challenge for these systems is to produce power in an efficient and environmentally benign manner while remaining cost effective for power providers as well as consumers. The CUS Program is carried out by the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) under the Office of Fossil Energy (FE) of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The program supports DOE's Strategic Plan to:

357

Utility Stack Opacity Troubleshooting Guidelines  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Utilities have become increasingly concerned about stack plume visibility, and some have been cited for excess plume opacity. This troubleshooting guide enables utilities to characterize plume opacity problems at full-scale utility sites and evaluate possible solutions.

1991-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

358

DOE Commercial Building Energy Asset Score: Software Development for Phase II Building Types  

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

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359

Utility spot pricing, California  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The objective of the present spot pricing study carried out for SCE and PG&E is to develop the concepts which wculd lead to an experimental design for spot pricing in the two utilities. The report suggests a set of experiments ...

Schweppe, Fred C.

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

360

By-Products Utilization  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

was produced by Wisconsin Electric's coal-fired power plants. The criteria for selecting these mixtures was to utilize minimal cost materials, such as coal combustion by-products (fly ash, bottom ash, etc of sufficient strength to withstand handling, transfer and long term exposure. The final phase (4) was designed

Wisconsin-Milwaukee, University of

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361

By-Products Utilization  

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investigation. Two additional ash samples were prepared by blending these selected conventional and clean coalCenter for By-Products Utilization HIGH-STRENGTH HVFA CONCRETE CONTAINING CLEAN COAL ASH By Tarun R #12;1 HIGH-STRENGTH HVFA CONCRETE CONTAINING CLEAN COAL ASH By Tarun R. Naik, Shiw S. Singh, and Bruce

Wisconsin-Milwaukee, University of

362

By-Products Utilization  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Center for By-Products Utilization USE OF CLASS F FLY ASH AND CLEAN-COAL ASH BLENDS FOR CAST by blending these selected conventional and clean coal ashes. Using these sixdifferent ash samples, eleven of 0 and60 percent by high-sulfurcoal ashes (Class F and clean-coal ashes) andcoal ash blends (Class F

Wisconsin-Milwaukee, University of

363

By-Products Utilization  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Center for By-Products Utilization USE OF CLASS F FLY ASH AND CLEAN-COAL ASH BLENDS FOR CAST OF CLASS F FLY ASH AND CLEAN-COAL ASH BLENDS FOR CAST CONCRETE PRODUCTS Authors: Tarun R. Naik, Director investigation. Two additional ash samples were prepared by blending these selected conventional and clean coal

Wisconsin-Milwaukee, University of

364

By-Products Utilization  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

as the coal ash derived from SOx control technology. Up to 80% of CCA was blended with ground portland cement: blended cement, clean coal ash, sulfate resistance, time of setting #12;3 Zichao Wu is Structural EngineerCenter for By-Products Utilization USE OF CLEAN COAL ASH AS SETTING TIME REGULATOR IN PORTLAND

Wisconsin-Milwaukee, University of

365

By-Products Utilization  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

and clean-coal ashes) andcoal ash blends (Class F plus clean-coal ash blends) in the range of 0 to 60Center for By-Products Utilization CHARACTERIZATION AND APPLICATION OF CLASSF FLY ASHCOAL AND CLEAN-COAL,and Bruce W. Ramme CBU-1996-08 REP-283 July 1996 Presented andPublished at the American Coal Ash Association

Wisconsin-Milwaukee, University of

366

By-Products Utilization  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

. Test results indicated that all the blends with coal ash had lower expansion than the control mixtureCenter for By-Products Utilization USE OF CLEAN-COAL ASH FOR MANAGING ASR By Zichao Wu and Tarun R College of Engineering and Applied Science THE UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN­MILWAUKEE #12;USE OF CLEAN-COAL ASH

Wisconsin-Milwaukee, University of

367

By-Products Utilization  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

mixtures were developed using blends of wood FA and Class C coal FA. Two levels of blended ash of concrete. Blending of wood FA with Class C coal FA improved performance of wood FA to a significant extentCenter for By-Products Utilization GREENER CONCRETE FROM WOOD FLY ASH AND COAL FLY ASH By Tarun R

Wisconsin-Milwaukee, University of

368

Utility Baghouse Survey 2009  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

EPRI conducted comprehensive surveys of utility baghouse installations in 1981, 1991, and 2005 to summarize the state of the technology. The current survey focuses on nine selected pulse-jet baghouses to provide a better understanding of the design, performance, and operation of recent installations.

2009-12-14T23:59:59.000Z

369

Advanced fossil energy utilization  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This special issue of Fuel is a selection of papers presented at the symposium Advanced Fossil Energy Utilization co-sponsored by the Fuels and Petrochemicals Division and Research and New Technology Committee in the 2009 American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Spring National Meeting Tampa, FL, on April 2630, 2009.

Shekhawat, D.; Berry, D.; Spivey, J.; Pennline, H.; Granite, E.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

370

Vehicle to Micro-Grid: Leveraging Existing Assets for Reliable Energy Management (Poster), NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)  

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to Micro-Grid: Leveraging Existing Assets for Reliable Energy Management to Micro-Grid: Leveraging Existing Assets for Reliable Energy Management Mike Simpson, Tony Markel, and Michael O'Keefe National Renewable Energy Laboratory INTRODUCTION OPPORTUNITY National Renewable Energy Laboratory Presented at the 4th International Conference on Integration of Renewable & Distributed Energy Resources, December 6-10 , 2010 * Albuquerque, New Mexico U.S. military bases, such as Fort Carson, are interested in opportunities to lower energy consumption and use renewable resources. l Electricity GCV Micro-Grid The Smith Electric Newton all-electric truck Fort Carson Photovoltaic Installation NREL PIX 17631 NREL PIX # 17394 Natural Gas Renewable Energy Truck Fleet Diesel Generators

371

ALL SHADED FIELDS ARE REQUIRED U.S. Department of Energy Commercial Building Energy Asset Score 2013 Pilot  

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

ALL SHADED FIELDS ARE REQUIRED ALL SHADED FIELDS ARE REQUIRED U.S. Department of Energy Commercial Building Energy Asset Score 2013 Pilot Data Collection Form Version: 6/14/2013 Building Name: Data collected by: Email, phone: Date of Data Collection: HOW TO USE THIS DATA COLLECTION FORM This form is intended to facilitate your data collection. The Energy Asset Scoring Tool uses the "block" concept to simplify your building geometry. Most buildings can be scored as one block un- less at least one of the follow situations applies: a. The building has sections with different numbers of floors Example: A portion of the building is 3 story and the other portion is 10 story. b. Different parts of the building are served by different HVAC systems Example: A portion of the building uses a local chiller, the other portion uses packaged DX

372

Utility Line Inspections and Audits  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Utility Line Inspections and Audits provides utility engineers with a concise reference for the pros, cons, and how to related to performing various line inspections and audits.

2007-03-21T23:59:59.000Z

373

utility | OpenEI Community  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

utility utility Home Sfomail's picture Submitted by Sfomail(48) Member 17 May, 2013 - 11:14 Utility Rates API Version 2 is Live! API developer OpenEI update utility Utility Companies utility rate Utility Rates version 1 version 2 version 3 web service Smart meter After several months of development and testing, the next generation web service for the utility rate database is finally here! I encourage you to check out the V2 Utility Rates API at http://en.openei.org/services/doc/rest/util_rates Graham7781's picture Submitted by Graham7781(2002) Super contributor 11 January, 2013 - 14:21 Swinerton Renewable Energy Awarded Contract to Construct and Operate 250 MWac K Road Moapa Solar Plant Marketwire OpenEI Renewable Energy Solar Swinerton utility Syndicate content 429 Throttled (bot load)

374

pine (mail utility info)  

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

pine (mail utility info) pine (mail utility info) Basics, FAQ, etc, On our UNIX machines, module load pine The line module load pine should ALSO be in the file ~/.rc/user_modules (The pine module also includes pico) pine usage with IMAP4 (UNIX) Moving pine email files into IMAP4 LBNL UNIX info on pine links to Pine Information Center Pine 4.2.1/Solaris: Forwarding as attachment; the following procedure has proved successful for at least some users: Check the option "enable-full-header-cmd". To get to this option, 1. M (Main Menu) 2. S (Setup) "Choose a setup task from the menu below :" 3. C (Configure) 4. Scroll down to "Advanced Command Preferences", and press "X" to set "enable-full-header-cmd". It looks like this: ================================================================

375

PDSF Utilization Graphs  

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Graphs Graphs Utilization Graphs This page contains a series of graphs that use data from the PDSF batch scheduler (SGE) to show the utilization of the cluster over the past 24 hours. The graphs were generated with RRDTool and are updated approximately every 15 minutes. This graph shows the aggregate cluster CPU availablity and usage according to sgeload: 24 hour rolling usage graph (click to see long term averages) This graph shows the number of jobs being run by each group: Rolling 24 Running Jobs by Group (click to see long term averages) This is the same graph as above weighted by the clockspeed (GHz) of the node used for the job: Rolling 24 Running Jobs by Group (click to see long term averages) This graph show the number of pending jobs by group: Rolling 24 Pending Jobs

376

Quantum substitutions of Pisot type, their quantum topological entropy and their use for optimal spacing  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Quantum substitutions of Pisot type (and their quantum topological entropy) are introduced. Their utility as algorithms for optimal spacing is analyzed.

Gavriel Segre

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

377

Innovative Utility Pricing for Industry  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The electric utility industry represents only one source of power available to industry. Although the monopolistic structure of the electric utility industry may convey a perception that an electric utility is unaffected by competition, this is an erroneous perception with regard to industry. Electric utilities face increased competition, both from other utilities and from industrial self-generation. The paper discusses competition for industrial customers and innovative pricing trends that have evolved nationally to meet the growing competition for industrial sales. Cogeneration activities and the emerging concepts of wheeling power are also discussed. Specifics of industry evaluation and reaction to utility pricing are presented. Also enumerated are examples of the response various utilities throughout the United States have made to the needs of their industrial customers through innovative rate design. Industry/utility cooperation can result in benefits to industry, to the electric utility and to all other ratepayers. This discussion includes examples of successful cooperation between industry and utilities.

Ross, J. A.

1986-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

378

Natural Gas Utilities Options Analysis for the Hydrogen Economy  

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Investments in new technologies must reflect a core business need: > Reduce risks (e.g. LNG investments), or > Mobilize underutilized assets, or > Serve as "platform" for other...

379

Energy Optimization (Electric) - Residential Efficiency Program |  

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

Energy Optimization (Electric) - Residential Efficiency Program Energy Optimization (Electric) - Residential Efficiency Program Energy Optimization (Electric) - Residential Efficiency Program < Back Eligibility Multi-Family Residential Residential Savings Category Home Weatherization Commercial Weatherization Heating & Cooling Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Appliances & Electronics Heat Pumps Commercial Lighting Lighting Water Heating Windows, Doors, & Skylights Maximum Rebate Ceiling Fans: 4 Smart Power Strip: 2 Pipe Wrap: 10 ln. ft. CFL Bulbs: 12 Refrigerator Recycling: 2 Program Info State Michigan Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount CFL Bulbs: Varies by retailer Ceiling Fan: $15 CFL Fixture: $15 LED Fixture/Downlight Kit: $20 LED Light Bulbs: $10 Smart Power Strip: $20 Room Air Conditioners: $20

380

Energy Optimization (Electric) - Commercial Efficiency Program | Department  

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

Energy Optimization (Electric) - Commercial Efficiency Program Energy Optimization (Electric) - Commercial Efficiency Program Energy Optimization (Electric) - Commercial Efficiency Program < Back Eligibility Commercial Industrial Savings Category Other Home Weatherization Commercial Weatherization Sealing Your Home Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Cooling Manufacturing Ventilation Construction Heat Pumps Appliances & Electronics Commercial Lighting Lighting Water Heating Windows, Doors, & Skylights Maximum Rebate General: See program web site Custom: 50% of project cost Program Info Expiration Date 12/31/2013 State Michigan Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount Custom: $0.06/kWh/yr saved CFL Bulbs: $1 - $5 CFL Fixtures: $22/fixture High Performance T8 Lighting Retrofit: $4-$20/fixture retrofit

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381

A Censored-Garch Model Of Asset Returns With Price Limits  

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As one important form of market circuit breakers, price limits have been often imposed in stock and futures markets. This paper considers modeling the return process of such assets, focusing on the treatment of price limits. As a result, a censored-GARCH model is formulated and a Bayesian approach to this model is developed. An application is provided to Treasury bill futures over a period of high volatility and frequent limit moves. The impacts of price limits are demonstrated with the real data and confirmed with a simulation example. Keywords: Price limits, censored-GARCH model, griddy Gibbs sampler-data augmentation. JEL classification: C13, C24 and G19 1 CORE, Universit'e Catholique de Louvain and Department of Finance, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Email: weix@uxmail.ust.hk. I am indebted to Dale J. Poirier for his excellent supervision and encouragement and ackowledge helpful discussions and comments from Luc Bauwens, Jin-Chuan Duan, Philip H. Dybvig, Christian Hafner, Gary Koop, Tom McCurdy, Angelo Melino, Michel Mouchart, and Efthymios G. Tsionas on earlier versions of this paper. I would also like to thank I.G. Morgan who kindly provided me with his data set. Seminar participants at CORE, CREST, University of Toronto, University of Western Ontario, Washington University at St. Louis, the 1997 Bayesian Research Day at Erasmus University Rotterdam, and the 1997 conference of Forecasting Financial Market in London made help suggestions. This paper was partly done when I visited CORE, Universite Catholique de Louvain in 1997. Financial support from University of Toronto Doctor Fellowsihip and CORE fellowship is gratefully ackowledged. All remaining errors are my responsibility. This paper presents research results of the Belgian Pr...

Steven X. Wei; Jel Classification C; Comments From Luc Bauwens; Jin-chuan Duan; Philip H. Dybvig; Christian Hafner; Gary Koop; Tom Mccurdy; Angelo Melino; Michel Mouchart; Efthymios G. Tsionas On Earlier

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

382

CO2 Utilization | Department of Energy  

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

CO2 CO2 Utilization CO2 Utilization Carbon dioxide (CO2) use and reuse efforts focus on the conversion of CO2 to useable products and fuels that will reduce CO2 emissions in areas where geologic storage may not be an optimal solution. These include: Enhanced Oil/Gas Recovery - Injecting CO2 into depleting oil or gas bearing fields to maximize the amount of CO2 that could be stored as well as maximize hydrocarbon production. CO2 as Feedstock - Use CO2 as a feedstock to produce chemicals (including fuels and polymers) and find applications for the end products. Non-Geologic Storage of CO2 - Use CO2 from an effluent stream to immobilize the CO2 permanently by producing stable solid material that are either useful products with economic value or a low cost produced material.

383

Optimization Online - Nonlinear Optimization Submissions - 2012  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Mariano Beguerisse-Daz, Baojun Wang, Radhika Desikan, Mauricio Barahona. Unconstrained Optimization Globally Convergent Evolution Strategies and...

384

Optimization Online - Robust Optimization Submissions - 2011  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Sanjay Mehrotra, He Zhang. Robust Energy Cost Optimization of Water Distribution System with Uncertain Demand Alexander Goryashko, Arkadi Nemirovski.

385

Optimization Online - Robust Optimization Submissions - 2013  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Robust Optimization Submissions - 2013. January 2013. Robust Least Square Semidefinite Programming with Applications to Correlation Stress Testing

386

Optimization Online - Optimizing Trading Decisions for Hydro ...  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Dec 10, 2011 ... Optimizing Trading Decisions for Hydro Storage Systems using Approximate ... Keywords: OR in Energy, Approximate Dynamic Programming,...

387

Learning bounded optimal behavior using Markov decision processes  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Creating agents that behave rationally in the real-world is one goal of Artificial Intelligence. A rational agent is one that takes, at each point in time, the optimal action such that its expected utility is maximized. ...

Vuong, Hon Fai, 1975-

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

388

Tribal Utility Feasibility Study  

SciTech Connect

The Schatz Energy Research Center (SERC) assisted the Yurok Tribe in investigating the feasibility of creating a permanent energy services program for the Tribe. The original purpose of the DOE grant that funded this project was to determine the feasibility of creating a full-blown Yurok Tribal electric utility to buy and sell electric power and own and maintain all electric power infrastructure on the Reservation. The original project consultant found this opportunity to be infeasible for the Tribe. When SERC took over as project consultant, we took a different approach. We explored opportunities for the Tribe to develop its own renewable energy resources for use on the Reservation and/or off-Reservation sales as a means of generating revenue for the Tribe. We also looked at ways the Tribe can provide energy services to its members and how to fund such efforts. We identified opportunities for the development of renewable energy resources and energy services on the Yurok Reservation that fall into five basic categories: Demand-side management This refers to efforts to reduce energy use through energy efficiency and conservation measures. Off-grid, facility and household scale renewable energy systems These systems can provide electricity to individual homes and Tribal facilities in areas of the Reservation that do not currently have access to the electric utility grid. Village scale, micro-grid renewable energy systems - These are larger scale systems that can provide electricity to interconnected groups of homes and Tribal facilities in areas of the Reservation that do not have access to the conventional electric grid. This will require the development of miniature electric grids to serve these interconnected facilities. Medium to large scale renewable energy development for sale to the grid In areas where viable renewable energy resources exist and there is access to the conventional electric utility grid, these resources can be developed and sold to the wholesale electricity market. Facility scale, net metered renewable energy systems These are renewable energy systems that provide power to individual households or facilities that are connected to conventional electric utility grid.

Engel, R. A.; Zoellick, J. J.

2007-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

389

Utility investment in on-site solar: risk and return analysis for capitalization and financing  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A set of financial strategies designed to accelerate the penetration of on-site solar heating and cooling systems are studied. The approach of portfolio theory or the capital asset pricing model (CAPM) is used. The major features of the CAPM is summarized including a survey of those applications which are most relevant to the analysis. These include utility return on equity calculations and project evaluation techniques. How to apply empirical results is discussed based on CAPM methods. In particular, applications to the capitalization variant of the utility investment strategy and the financing variant are distinguished. Subsidization rationales are also discussed. Empirical results to date are summarized, including estimation problems for the various risk measures. The general problem of financial risk assessment for energy technologies is reviewed. (MHR)

Kahn, E.; Schutz, S.

1978-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

390

OpenEI - US utilities  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Electric Utility Electric Utility Companies and Rates: Look-up by Zipcode (Feb 2011) http://en.openei.org/datasets/node/899 This dataset, compiled by NREL and Ventyx, provides average residential, commercial and industrial electricity rates by zip code for both investor owned utilities (IOU) and non-investor owned utilities. Note: the file includes average rates for each utility, but not the detailed rate structure data found in the database available via the zip-code look-up feature on the OpenEI Utilities page (Utilities" title="http://en.openei.org/wiki/Gateway:Utilities">http://en.openei.org/wiki/Gateway:Utilities). The data was released by NREL/Ventyx in February 2011.

391

2010 - Optimization Online  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Minimum wight Topology optimization subject to unsteady heat equation and space-time pointwise ... Optimal adaptive control of cascading power grid failures

392

Performance and Optimization  

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1-800-66-NERSC, option 3 or 510-486-8611 Home For Users Computational Systems Edison Performance and Optimization Performance and Optimization Note: all the performance...

393

Energy Efficiency: Marketing and Service Potential for Energy Utilities' Industrial Markets  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

On paper, the match-up is simple: plant managers need solutions for energy-driven issues such as fuel bills, emissions compliance, process reliability, and workplace safety. Utilities, with their extensive customer account relationships, would be a superb channel for information outreach to the industrial community, especially if that information is value that attracts and retains customers. In practice, this match-up of industry and utility interests is often difficult to achieve. On the part of manufacturers as well as utilities, the failing is often a function of priorities. These differences are not insurmountable, however, as an array of public energy efficiency resources, already developed and freely available, can be tapped by utilities to better serve customers. Energy efficiency conveys benefits to manufacturers in the form of plant reliability and productivity, while also contributing to utilities' objectives regarding load management, growth, and return on assets. The use of trade allies and Internet communication means that this can be accomplished with negligible effort on the part of hard-pressed utility staff.

Russel, C.; Tate, R.; Tubiolo, A.

2002-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

394

Extraction Utility Design Specification  

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

Extraction Utility Extraction Utility Design Specification January 11, 2011 Document Version 1.9 1 Revision History Date Version Section and Titles Author Summary of Change January 15, 2010 1.0 All Eric Morgan, Dekker, Ltd. Initial Draft Document January 19, 2010 1.1 All Igor Pedan, Dekker, Ltd. Document update with EM team review notes January 20, 2010 1.2 2.1.1 EM Project Team Document Review January 27, 2010 1.3 All Bruce Bartells Final Draft Review May 10, 2010 1.4.1 2.8 Igor Pedan, Dekker, Ltd. Section Update May 14, 2010 1.4.2 2.3.1 Igor Pedan, Dekker, Ltd. System Tables Added May 17, 2010 1.4.3 2.3 Igor Pedan, Dekker, Ltd. Enhancements Update June 29, 2010 1.5 All Igor Pedan, Dekker, Ltd. Revised for Version 8.0.20100628 July 14, 2010 1.5.1 2.8 Igor Pedan,

395

2012 Green Utility Leaders | Department of Energy  

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

Utility Leaders 2012 Green Utility Leaders 2012 Green Utility Leaders Ranking the Top Green Utilities See All Rankings x Renewable Energy Sales Total Customer Participants...

396

PARS II Extraction Utility | Department of Energy  

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

Extraction Utility PARS II Extraction Utility PARS II Extraction Utility v8020130510.zip More Documents & Publications PARS II Extraction Utility Release Notes PARS II CPP...

397

Carrots for Utilities: Providing Financial Returns for Utility Investments  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Carrots for Utilities: Providing Financial Returns for Utility Investments Carrots for Utilities: Providing Financial Returns for Utility Investments in Energy Efficiency Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Carrots for Utilities: Providing Financial Returns for Utility Investments in Energy Efficiency Focus Area: Energy Efficiency Topics: Socio-Economic Website: www.aceee.org/research-report/u111 Equivalent URI: cleanenergysolutions.org/content/carrots-utilities-providing-financial Language: English Policies: "Regulations,Financial Incentives" is not in the list of possible values (Deployment Programs, Financial Incentives, Regulations) for this property. Regulations: Cost Recovery/Allocation This report examines state experiences with shareholder financial incentives that encourage investor-owned utilities to provide energy

398

Saturated poroelastic actuators generated by topology optimization  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper the fluid-structure interaction problem of a saturated porous media is considered. The pressure coupling properties of porous saturated materials change with the microstructure and this is utilized in the design of an actuator using a topology ... Keywords: Coupled problems, FSI, Homogenization, Multi-scale modeling, Topology optimization

Casper Schousboe Andreasen; Ole Sigmund

2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

399

Optimization and Control of Communication Networks  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Recently, there has been a surge in research activities that utilize the power of recent developments in nonlinear optimization to tackle a wide scope of work in the analysis and design of communication systems, touching every layer of the layered network ...

Mung Chiang; Steven Low

2005-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

400

Proceedings: Second Annual EPRI Workshop on Power Plant Optimization: St. Louis, Missouri, May 12-13, 1998  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The growing impetus to reduce costs of NOx compliance and electricity production has accelerated deployment of power plant optimization software in the utility industry. The Second Annual EPRI Workshop on Power Plant Optimization held in St. Louis on May 12-13, 1998 provided a forum for utilities to assess available power plant optimization software and review the application experience to date.

1998-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

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401

Optimal fault location  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Basic goal of power system is to continuously provide electrical energy to the users. Like with any other system, failures in power system can occur. In those situations it is critical that correct remedial actions are applied as soon as possible after the accurate fault condition and location are detected. This thesis has been focusing on automated fault location procedure. Different fault location algorithms, classified according to the spatial placement of physical measurements on single ended, multiple ended and sparse system-wide, are investigated. As outcome of this review, methods are listed as function of different parameters that influence their accuracy. This comparison is than used for generating procedure for optimal fault location algorithm selection. According to available data, and position of the fault with respect to the data, proposed procedure decides between different algorithms and selects an optimal one. A new approach is developed by utilizing different data structures such as binary tree and serialization in order to efficiently implement algorithm decision engine. After accuracy of algorithms is strongly influenced by available input data, different data sources are recommended in proposed architecture such as the digital fault recorders, circuit breaker monitoring, SCADA, power system model and etc. Algorithm for determining faulted section is proposed based on the data from circuit breaker monitoring devices. This algorithm works in real time by recognizing to which sequence of events newly obtained recording belongs. Software prototype of the proposed automated fault location analysis is developed using Java programming language. Fault location analysis is automatically triggered by appearance of new event files in a specific folder. The tests were carried out using the real life transmission system as an example.

Knezev, Maja

2007-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

402

Optimizing luminescent solar concentrator design.  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Luminescent Solar Concentrators (LSCs) use fluorescent materials and light guides to convert direct and diffuse sunlight into concentrated wavelength-shifted light that produces electrical power in small photovoltaic (PV) cells with the goal of significantly reducing the cost of solar energy utilization. In this paper we present an optimization analysis based on the implementation of a genetic algorithm (GA) subroutine to a numerical ray-tracing Monte Carlo model of an LSC, SIMSOLAR-P. The initial use of the GA implementation in SIMSOLAR-P is to find the optimal parameters of a hypothetical 'perfect luminescent material' that obeys the Kennard Stepanov (K-S) thermodynamic relationship between emission and absorption. The optimization balances the efficiency losses in the wavelength shift and PV conversion with the efficiency losses due to re-scattering of light out of the collector. The theoretical limits of efficiency are provided for one, two and three layer configurations; the results show that a single layer configuration is far from optimal and adding a second layer in the LSC with wavelength shifted material in the near infrared region significantly increases the power output, while the gain in power by adding a third layer is relatively small. The results of this study provide a theoretical upper limit to the performance of an LSC and give guidance for the properties required for luminescent materials, such as quantum nanocrystals, to operate efficiently in planar LSC configurations.

Hernandez-Noyola, H.; Potterveld, D. H.; Holt, R. J.; Darling, S. B. (Center for Nanoscale Materials); ( PHY)

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

403

Asymptotic Cellular Growth Rate as the Effective Information Utilization Rate  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We study the average asymptotic growth rate of cells in randomly fluctuating environments. Using a game-theoretic perspective, we show that any response strategy has an asymptotic growth rate, which is the sum of: (i) the maximal growth rate at the worst possible distribution of environments, (ii) relative information between the actual distribution of environments to the worst one, and (iii) information utilization rate which is the information rate of the sensory devices minus the "information dissipation rate", the amount of information not utilized by the cell for growth. In non-stationary environments, the optimal strategy is the time average of the instantaneous optimal strategy and the optimal switching times are evenly spaced in the statistical (Fisher) metric.

Pugatch, Rami; Tlusty, Tsvi

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

404

Utility Data Collection Service  

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

Data Collection Service Data Collection Service Federal-Utility Partnership Working Group 4 May 2006 Paul Kelley, Chief of Operations, 78 th CES, Robins AFB David Dykes, Industrial Segment Mgr, Federal, GPC Topics  Background  Commodities Metered  Data Collection  Cost  Results Background  Robins AFB (RAFB) needed to:  Control electricity usage and considered Demand Control  Track and bill base tenants for energy usage  Metering Project Originated in 1993  $$ requirements limited interest  Developed criteria for available $$  Energy Policy Act 2005:  All facilities sub-metered by 2012  $$ no longer restricts metering project Metering Criteria prior to EPACT 2005  All New Construction - (per Air Force Instructions)

405

EM Utility Contracts  

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

12 12 EM UTILITY CONTRACT Site State Supplier Executed Contract Type DOE Contract # East Tennessee Technology Park TN Tennessee Valley Authority 4/27/2007 Energy supply contract (retail) DE-AC05-07OR23242 Hanford WA Bonneville Power Administration 10/1/2001 Transmission Service Agreement Hanford WA Bonneville Power Administration 10/1/2011 Power Sales Agreement (retail) Moab UT Paducah KY Electric Energy, Inc. (EEI as agent for DOE) Original Power Contract Portsmouth OH Pike Natural Gas 2/28/2007 Negotiated contract Portsmouth OH Ohio Valley Electric Corporation (OVEC) 9/10/2008 Letter Agreement DE-AC05-03OR22988 Savannah River Site SC South Carolina Electric & Gas

406

Utility Metering - AGL Resources  

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

AGL Resources AGL Resources Mike Ellis Director, AGL Energy Services Federal Utility Partnership Working Group Spring 2013 - May 22-23 San Francisco, CA Hosted by: Pacific Gas and Electric Company  Multiple LDCs with legacy metering equipment  Several use Itron 100G technology ◦ Mobile, once-a-month data collection ◦ Meter can store interval data for >30 days ◦ Meter technology could be leverage on fixed-base network, however there are no current plans for upgrade  Technology for capturing interval data is installed on case by case basis ◦ Customers on Interruptible Rate ◦ Large users  Electronic corrector installed on the meter ◦ Pressure and Temperature compensation  Typically data is retrieved once a day ◦ Transmission frequency impacts battery life

407

Extraction Utility Design Specification  

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

Extraction Extraction Utility Design Specification May 13, 2013 Document Version 1.10 1 Revision History Date Version Section and Titles Author Summary of Change January 15, 2010 1.0 All Eric Morgan, Dekker, Ltd. Initial Draft Document January 19, 2010 1.1 All Igor Pedan, Dekker, Ltd. Document update with EM team review notes January 20, 2010 1.2 2.1.1 EM Project Team Document Review January 27, 2010 1.3 All Bruce Bartells Final Draft Review May 10, 2010 1.4.1 2.8 Igor Pedan, Dekker, Ltd. Section Update May 14, 2010 1.4.2 2.3.1 Igor Pedan, Dekker, Ltd. System Tables Added May 17, 2010 1.4.3 2.3 Igor Pedan, Dekker, Ltd. Enhancements Update June 29, 2010 1.5 All Igor Pedan, Dekker, Ltd. Revised for Version

408

Utility spot pricing study : Wisconsin  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Spot pricing covers a range of electric utility pricing structures which relate the marginal costs of electric generation to the prices seen by utility customers. At the shortest time frames prices change every five ...

Caramanis, Michael C.

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

409

Heuristic optimality criterion algorithm for shape design of fluid flow  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents a heuristic optimality criterion algorithm for shape design of fluid flow. In this algorithm, the lattice Boltzmann method (LBM) is utilized to calculate the flow field of a fluid domain which is divided into elemental cells. A heuristic ... Keywords: Fluid flow, Heuristic optimality criterion, Lattice Boltzmann method, Pressure drop, Shape design

Limin Wang; Yilin Fan; Lingai Luo

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

410

The Age of Impatience: Optimal Replication Schemes for Opportunistic Networks  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The Age of Impatience: Optimal Replication Schemes for Opportunistic Networks Joshua Reich infrastructure is often ei- ther inadequate or overly expensive to fill the demand. Here, we study an alternative in the form of any monotonically decreasing delay-utility functions, we show that an optimal allocation can

411

Insider Models with Finite Utility in Markets with Jumps  

SciTech Connect

In this article we consider, under a Levy process model for the stock price, the utility optimization problem for an insider agent whose additional information is the final price of the stock blurred with an additional independent noise which vanishes as the final time approaches. Our main interest is establishing conditions under which the utility of the insider is finite. Mathematically, the problem entails the study of a 'progressive' enlargement of filtration with respect to random measures. We study the jump structure of the process which leads to the conclusion that in most cases the utility of the insider is finite and his optimal portfolio is bounded. This can be explained financially by the high risks involved in models with jumps.

Kohatsu-Higa, Arturo, E-mail: arturokohatsu@gmail.com [Ritsumeikan University, Department of Mathematical Sciences (Japan); Yamazato, Makoto, E-mail: yamazato@math.u-ryukyu.ac.jp [University of the Ryukyus, Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Science (Japan)

2011-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

412

Carbon Dioxide Utilization Archived Projects  

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

Utility Mercury Sorbent Field Testing Program Sorbent Technologies Corporation Western Kentucky University 9292003 Enhanced Practical Photosynthesis Carbon Sequestration ORNL...

413

Bacterial Foraging Optimization  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The bacterial foraging optimization BFO algorithm mimics how bacteria forage over a landscape of nutrients to perform parallel nongradient optimization. In this article, the author provides a tutorial on BFO, including an overview of the biology of bacterial ... Keywords: Bacteria Foraging, Bacteria Foraging Optimization, Bacteria Motility, Control, Distributed Control, Optimization

Kevin M. Passino

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

414

Cogeneration Assessment Methodology for Utilities  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A methodology is presented that enables electric utilities to assess the cogeneration potential among industrial, commercial, and institutional customers within the utility's service area. The methodology includes a survey design, analytic assessment model, and a data base to track customers over time. A case study is presented describing the background, procedures, and results of a cogeneration investigation for Northeast Utilities.

Sedlik, B.

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

415

Computationally Optimized Homogenization Heat Treatment of Metal Alloys  

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

Computationally Optimized Homogenization Heat Computationally Optimized Homogenization Heat Treatment of Metal Alloys Contact NETL Technology Transfer Group techtransfer@netl.doe.gov May 2013 Significance * Reduction in energy consumption and carbon dioxide output due to shorter, more effective heat treatments * Substantially lower processing costs * Ability to optimize the mechanical properties of alloys for improved downstream performance * Adaptable to the constraints of individual production facilities and the level of homogenization desired Applications * Any solid substitutional alloy utilized in a

416

I/O deduplication: utilizing content similarity to improve I/O performance  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Duplication of data in storage systems is becoming increasingly common. We introduce I/O Deduplication, a storage optimization that utilizes content similarity for improving I/O performance by eliminating I/O operations and reducing the mechanical delays ...

Ricardo Koller; Raju Rangaswami

2010-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

417

Industrial cogeneration optimization program  

SciTech Connect

The purpose of this program was to identify up to 10 good near-term opportunities for cogeneration in 5 major energy-consuming industries which produce food, textiles, paper, chemicals, and refined petroleum; select, characterize, and optimize cogeneration systems for these identified opportunities to achieve maximum energy savings for minimum investment using currently available components of cogenerating systems; and to identify technical, institutional, and regulatory obstacles hindering the use of industrial cogeneration systems. The analysis methods used and results obtained are described. Plants with fuel demands from 100,000 Btu/h to 3 x 10/sup 6/ Btu/h were considered. It was concluded that the major impediments to industrial cogeneration are financial, e.g., high capital investment and high charges by electric utilities during short-term cogeneration facility outages. In the plants considered an average energy savings from cogeneration of 15 to 18% compared to separate generation of process steam and electric power was calculated. On a national basis for the 5 industries considered, this extrapolates to saving 1.3 to 1.6 quads per yr or between 630,000 to 750,000 bbl/d of oil. Properly applied, federal activity can do much to realize a substantial fraction of this potential by lowering the barriers to cogeneration and by stimulating wider implementation of this technology. (LCL)

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

418

Optimization Online - Benchmark of Some Nonsmooth Optimization ...  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Mar 1, 2006 ... Benchmark of Some Nonsmooth Optimization Solvers for Computing Nonconvex Proximal Points. Warren Hare (whare ***at*** cecm.sfu.ca)

419

Optimization Online - Nonlinear Optimization Submissions - 2013  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Optimization of running strategies based on anaerobic energy and variations of velocity. Amandine Aftalion, J. Frdric Bonnans. Convergence Analysis of DC...

420

Optimization Online - Energy Security: a robust optimization ...  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Sep 9, 2010 ... Energy Security: a robust optimization approach to design a robust European energy supply via TIAM. F Babonneau(fbabonneau ***at***...

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421

Optimization Online - Python Optimization Modeling Objects (Pyomo)  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Sep 24, 2008 ... sandia.gov). Abstract: We describe Pyomo, an open-source tool for modeling optimization applications in Python. Pyomo can be used to define...

422

Optimization Online - Python Optimization Modeling Objects (Pyomo)  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Dec 30, 2009 ... Python Optimization Modeling Objects (Pyomo). William Hart(wehart ***at*** sandia.gov) Jean-Paul Watson(jwatson ***at*** sandia.gov)

423

Optimization Online - Projection methods in conic optimization  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Mar 8, 2011 ... Citation: To appear as a contributed chapter of "Handbook of Semidefinite, Cone and Polynomial Optimization" edited by M. Anjos and J. B....

424

Optimization Online - Robust Optimization Submissions - 2012  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

An Exact Algorithm for Power Grid Interdiction Problem with Line Switching Long Zhao, Bo Zeng. An Exact Algorithm for Two-stage Robust Optimization with...

425

National Utility Rate Database: Preprint  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

When modeling solar energy technologies and other distributed energy systems, using high-quality expansive electricity rates is essential. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) developed a utility rate platform for entering, storing, updating, and accessing a large collection of utility rates from around the United States. This utility rate platform lives on the Open Energy Information (OpenEI) website, OpenEI.org, allowing the data to be programmatically accessed from a web browser, using an application programming interface (API). The semantic-based utility rate platform currently has record of 1,885 utility rates and covers over 85% of the electricity consumption in the United States.

Ong, S.; McKeel, R.

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

426

Electric utilities broaden their vision, again, and move beyond energy services...to communications services  

SciTech Connect

Energy production and delivery will be tightly coupled with telecommunications and information services for the foreseeable future. In order to control access to the customer and prevent erosion of their customer bases, utilities will be driven to become more aggressive in deploying both supply-side information technologies for improved operation of their generation, transmission, and distribution facilities; and demand side Energy Information Service (EIS). Those information services will enable utilities to provide higher quality services at lower cost with lower environmental impact, and to give their ratepayers better control over their power usage. Utilities have important assets that will be valuable in deploying telecommunications networks that support EIS and other value-added information services. Electric power utilities have the potential to become significant players in the National Information Infrastructure, providing commercial EIS, non-energy value-added services, and telecommunications services. Utility entry into telecommunications markets would bring more competition to those markets and contribute toward universal service goals. Regulatory restrictions on utility entry into telecommunications markets are inconsistent with more recent government policies promoting competition. Joint ventures and other forms of partnering will be necessary to build utility networks, and partnering with telecommunications companies will be especially important to utilities. Pivotal business alliances and regulatory policies that will shape the business environment for both industries are likely to be decided int the next few years. Utilities face a brief window of necessity and opportunity: the necessity to assess the EIS and telecommunications capabilities they will need to support their core business in the future; and the opportunity to consider what new sources of revenue could be opened up by those capabilities.

Mann, M. [Electric Power Research Institutes, Palo Alto, CA (United States)

1995-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

427

Utility Connection | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Utility Connection Utility Connection Jump to: navigation, search Return to Connections to Energy Use Data and Information Page Please tell us how connected you are to your customers Thank you for taking the time to complete this questionnaire! As you know, utility data is very important and, if used correctly, can educate consumers and change their behavior to save money and energy. First select your utility company, then provide us a little information about yourself. Only one person from each utility can answer these questions and the results from your input will be shown on the Utility Data Accessibility Map. If the questionnaire has already been completed for your utility and you think the answers need to be changed, or if you are having trouble accessing your questionnaire, please contact the .

428

Pelican Utility | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Pelican Utility Pelican Utility Jump to: navigation, search Name Pelican Utility Place Alaska Utility Id 29297 Utility Location Yes Ownership I NERC Location AK Operates Generating Plant Yes Activity Generation Yes Activity Transmission Yes Activity Distribution Yes References EIA Form EIA-861 Final Data File for 2010 - File1_a[1] LinkedIn Connections CrunchBase Profile No CrunchBase profile. Create one now! This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. Utility Rate Schedules Grid-background.png No rate schedules available. Average Rates Residential: $0.4450/kWh Commercial: $0.4450/kWh Industrial: $0.3890/kWh References ↑ "EIA Form EIA-861 Final Data File for 2010 - File1_a" Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Pelican_Utility&oldid=411348

429

Flora Utilities | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Flora Utilities Flora Utilities Jump to: navigation, search Name Flora Utilities Place Indiana Utility Id 6425 Utility Location Yes Ownership M NERC Location RFC NERC RFC Yes Activity Distribution Yes References EIA Form EIA-861 Final Data File for 2010 - File1_a[1] LinkedIn Connections CrunchBase Profile No CrunchBase profile. Create one now! This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. Utility Rate Schedules Grid-background.png Commercial Rate Commercial Municipal Rate Commercial Power Acct. Rate Commercial Residential Rate Residential Average Rates Residential: $0.0958/kWh Commercial: $0.0893/kWh Industrial: $0.0805/kWh References ↑ "EIA Form EIA-861 Final Data File for 2010 - File1_a" Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Flora_Utilities&oldid=410706

430

US utilities | OpenEI  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

6489 6489 Varnish cache server US utilities Dataset Summary Description This dataset, compiled by NREL and Ventyx, provides average residential, commercial and industrial electricity rates by zip code for both investor owned utilities (IOU) and non-investor owned utilities. Note: the file includes average rates for each utility, but not the detailed rate structure data found in the database available via the zip-code look-up feature on the OpenEI Utilities page (http://en.openei.org/wiki/Gateway:Utilities). The data was released by NREL/Ventyx in February 2011. Source NREL and Ventyx Date Released February 24th, 2012 (2 years ago) Date Updated Unknown Keywords electric rates rates US utilities Data text/csv icon IOU rates by zipcode (csv, 1.7 MiB) text/csv icon Non-IOU rates by zipcode (csv, 2.1 MiB)

431

Gas utilization technologies  

SciTech Connect

One of the constant challenges facing the research community is the identification of technology needs 5 to 15 years from now. A look back into history indicates that the forces driving natural gas research have changed from decade to decade. In the 1970s research was driven by concerns for adequate supply; in the 1980s research was aimed at creating new markets for natural gas. What then are the driving forces for the 1990s? Recent reports from the natural gas industry have helped define a new direction driven primarily by market demand for natural gas. A study prepared by the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America Foundation entitled ``Survey of Natural Research, Development, and Demonstration RD&D Priorities`` indicated that in the 1990s the highest research priority should be for natural gas utilization and that technology development efforts should not only address efficiency and cost, but environmental and regulatory issues as well. This study and others, such as the report by the American Gas Association (A.G.A.) entitled ``Strategic Vision for Natural Gas Through the Year 2000,`` clearly identify the market sectors driving today`s technology development needs. The biggest driver is the power generation market followed by the industrial, transportation, appliance, and gas cooling markets. This is best illustrated by the GRI 1994 Baseline Projection on market growth in various sectors between the year 1992 and 2010. This paper highlights some of the recent technology developments in each one of these sectors.

Biljetina, R.

1994-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

432

Review of project definition studies of possible on-site uses of superconducting super collider assets and facilities. Final report  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This document reports on the results of a peer review and evaluation of studies made of potential uses of assets from the terminated Superconducting Super Collider (SSC) project. These project definition studies focused on nine areas of use of major assets and facilities at the SSC site near Waxahachie, Texas. The studies were undertaken as part of the effort to maximize the value of the investment made in the SSC and were supported by two sets of grants, one to the Texas National Research Laboratory Commission (TNRLC) and the second to various universities and other institutions for studies of ideas raised by a public call for expressions of interest. The Settlement Agreement, recently signed by the Department of Energy (DOE) and TNRLC, provides for a division of SSC property. As part of the goal of maximizing the value of the SSC investment, the findings contained in this report are thus addressed to officials in both the Department and TNRLC. In addition, this review had several other goals: to provide constructive feedback to those doing the studies; to judge the benefits and feasibility (including funding prospects) of the projects studied; and to help worthy projects become reality by matching projects with possible funding sources.

NONE

1994-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

433

Review of project definition studies of possible on-site uses of superconducting super collider assets and facilities  

SciTech Connect

This document reports on the results of a peer review and evaluation of studies made of potential uses of assets from the terminated Superconducting Super Collider (SSC) project. These project definition studies focused on nine areas of use of major assets and facilities at the SSC site near Waxahachie, Texas. The studies were undertaken as part of the effort to maximize the value of the investment made in the SSC and were supported by two sets of grants, one to the Texas National Research Laboratory Commission (TNRLC) and the second to various universities and other institutions for studies of ideas raised by a public call for expressions of interest. The Settlement Agreement, recently signed by the Department of Energy (DOE) and TNRLC, provides for a division of SSC property. As part of the goal of maximizing the value of the SSC investment, the findings contained in this report are thus addressed to officials in both the Department and TNRLC. In addition, this review had several other goals: to provide constructive feedback to those doing the studies; to judge the benefits and feasibility (including funding prospects) of the projects studied; and to help worthy projects become reality by matching projects with possible funding sources.

1994-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

434

Summary of the 2013 EPRI/NATF Industry Summit on Physical Security of Transmission Assets  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Compromises to power system physical security can cause long-term outages, which can adversely impact the economy, the environment, public safety, and national security. Such compromises could cost utilities, and ultimately society, billions of dollars. Recent physical security incidents have heightened awareness of the need for greater emphasis on the physical security of substations and transmission facilities. To begin a collaborative process of addressing physical security threats, EPRI and the ...

2013-11-26T23:59:59.000Z

435

NETL: Carbon Storage - CO2 Utilization Focus Area  

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CO2 Utilization CO2 Utilization Carbon Storage CO2 Utilization Focus Area Carbon dioxide (CO2) utilization efforts focus on pathways and novel approaches for reducing CO2 emissions by developing beneficial uses for the CO2 that will mitigate CO2 emissions in areas where geologic storage may not be an optimal solution. CO2 can be used in applications that could generate significant benefits. It is possible to develop alternatives that can use captured CO2 or convert it to useful products such chemicals, cements, or plastics. Revenue generated from the utilized CO2 could also offset a portion of the CO2 capture cost. Processes or concepts must take into account the life cycle of the process to ensure that additional CO2 is not produced beyond what is already being removed from or going into the atmosphere. Furthermore, while the utilization of CO2 has some potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to the atmosphere, CO2 has certain disadvantages as a chemical reactant. Carbon dioxide is rather inert and non-reactive. This inertness is the reason why CO2 has broad industrial and technical applications. Each potential use of CO2 has an energy requirement that needs to be determined; and the CO2 produced to create the energy for the specific utilization process must not exceed the CO2 utilized.

436

NETL: IEP - Coal Utilization By-Products - Utilization Projects...  

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University of North Dakota, EERC - Table of Contents Coal Ash Resources Research Consortium Stabilizing Feedlots Using Coal Ash Environmental Evaluation for Utilization of Ash in...

437

Engaging as Partners in Energy Efficiency: Multifamily Housing and Utilities  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

(CNT) has been a leader in promoting urban sustainabilitythe more effective use of existing resources and community assets to improve the health of natural systems and the wealth of people, today and in the future. CNT Energy combines rigorous research with effective solutions to help consumers and communities control energy costs and become more energy efficient. CNT Energy helps reduce energy costs in households, buildings and communities. CNT Energy invented and now administers the largest residential real-time pricing program, helping households in Illinois control energy costs by providing them tools, information, and pricing programs that reduce peak energy load and energy costs for everyone. CNT Energy helps reduce operating costs and preserve affordable housing by providing a one-stop energy efficiency shop that combines technical and financial assistance to make it easy for building owners to retrofit their buildings. CNT Energy also coordinates Energy Impact Illinois, an alliance of utilities, local government, and others, with the mission of removing barriers and unleashing demand for energy efficiency in Northern Illinois. American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE)

Anne Mckibbin; Anne Evens; Cnt Energy; Steven Nadel; Eric Mackres; Aceee Cnt Energy

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

438

Leadership  

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

Optimizing Asset Utilization Optimizing Asset Utilization and Operating Efficien cy cy Efficiently June 20, 2008 Washington DC Major Findings/Caveats Optimizing asset utilization and operating efficiently depends on proper integration of technologies with business processes and associated IT Build metrics, by definition, need to be updated regularly to reflect new technology Build metrics should not be technology prescriptive or result in narrowing technology options for Smart Grid (should be as "technology agnostic" as possible) Build metrics need to differentiate between statistics measuring number of deployed widgets/data versus having the widgets/data available for use Focused value metrics are probably more critical, relevant, and meaningful than "build"

439

Diversifying Project Portfolios for Utility Energy Service Contracts |  

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

Diversifying Project Portfolios for Utility Energy Service Diversifying Project Portfolios for Utility Energy Service Contracts Diversifying Project Portfolios for Utility Energy Service Contracts October 7, 2013 - 2:28pm Addthis Building a diversified project portfolio enhances utility energy service contracts (UESCs) to ensure Federal agencies get the best value possible. Energy efficiency measures are inherent in UESC projects. However, do not overlook the possibility for renewable energy and water efficiency and other conservation measures. Building a portfolio of energy service projects lowers overall contracting costs while increasing energy cost savings. This portfolio approach offers additional benefits by reducing contract and administrative burdens and optimizing energy savings. Renewable Energy Multiple laws and regulations require agencies to implement and use

440

Designing a Thermal Energy Storage Program for Electric Utilities  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Electric utilities are looking at thermal energy storage technology as a viable demand side management (DSM) option. In order for this DSM measure to be effective, it must be incorporated into a workable, well-structured utility program. This paper describes a methodology to design a successful thermal energy storage program for electric utilities. The design process is addressed beginning with the market research phase. The research includes information obtained from utilities having successful thermal storage programs. In addition, information is gathered from interviews with local architects and engineers, air conditioning contractors and potential thermal energy storage customers. From this information a marketing plan is developed that addresses the target market, market penetration, promotional methods, incentive types and levels, internal and external training requirements and optimal organizational structure. The marketing plan also includes various rate structures, program procedures and evaluation techniques. In addition to the marketing plan, several case histories are addressed.

Niehus, T. L.

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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441

Financing for Utility Energy Service Contracts | Department of Energy  

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

Financing for Utility Energy Service Contracts Financing for Utility Energy Service Contracts Financing for Utility Energy Service Contracts October 7, 2013 - 2:21pm Addthis Financing is a significant portion of utility energy service contract (UESC) costs. Experience shows several things the Federal Government can do to get the best value by reducing UESC financial transaction costs and interest. Interest Rates Interest rates are based on the sum of an index rate on the date the transaction is signed and a "premium" or "adders" usually measured in basis points where 100 basis points is equal to 1%. The premium reflects the costs of obtaining the financing under prevailing market conditions, financial risk, transaction costs, and profit for the finance company. The cost of financing varies depending upon a number of factors. Optimizing

442

Smart Meter Privacy: A Utility-Privacy Framework  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

End-user privacy in smart meter measurements is a well-known challenge in the smart grid. The solutions offered thus far have been tied to specific technologies such as batteries or assumptions on data usage. Existing solutions have also not quantified the loss of benefit (utility) that results from any such privacy-preserving approach. Using tools from information theory, a new framework is presented that abstracts both the privacy and the utility requirements of smart meter data. This leads to a novel privacy-utility tradeoff problem with minimal assumptions that is tractable. Specifically for a stationary Gaussian Markov model of the electricity load, it is shown that the optimal utility-and-privacy preserving solution requires filtering out frequency components that are low in power, and this approach appears to encompass most of the proposed privacy approaches.

Rajagopalan, S Raj; Mohajer, Soheil; Poor, H Vincent

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

443

Oconomowoc Utilities | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Utilities Utilities Jump to: navigation, search Name Oconomowoc Utilities Place Wisconsin Utility Id 13963 Utility Location Yes Ownership M NERC Location MRO NERC MRO Yes ISO MISO Yes Activity Distribution Yes Alt Fuel Vehicle Yes Alt Fuel Vehicle2 Yes References EIA Form EIA-861 Final Data File for 2010 - File1_a[1] LinkedIn Connections CrunchBase Profile No CrunchBase profile. Create one now! This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. Utility Rate Schedules Grid-background.png Cp-1 Small Power Service Industrial Cp-1 Small Power Service Primary Metering Discount with Parallel Generation(20kW or less) Industrial Cp-1 Small Power Service Primary Metering and Transformer Ownership Discount Industrial Cp-1 Small Power Service Primary Metering and Transformer Ownership

444

Slinger Utilities | Open Energy Information  

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Slinger Utilities Slinger Utilities Jump to: navigation, search Name Slinger Utilities Place Wisconsin Utility Id 17324 Utility Location Yes Ownership M NERC Location MRO NERC MRO Yes ISO MISO Yes Activity Distribution Yes References EIA Form EIA-861 Final Data File for 2010 - File1_a[1] LinkedIn Connections CrunchBase Profile No CrunchBase profile. Create one now! This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. Utility Rate Schedules Grid-background.png General Service- Single-Phase Commercial General Service- Single-Phase- Time-of-Day Commercial General Service- Three-Phase Commercial General Service- Three-Phase- Time-of-Day Commercial Industrial Power- Time-of-Day Industrial Large Power- Time-of-Day Commercial Ornamental Street Lighting- 150W HPS Lighting Overhead Street Lighting- 150W HPS Lighting

445

Decatur Utilities | Open Energy Information  

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Utilities Utilities Jump to: navigation, search Name Decatur Utilities Place Alabama Utility Id 4958 Utility Location Yes Ownership M NERC Location SERC NERC SERC Yes Activity Distribution Yes References EIA Form EIA-861 Final Data File for 2010 - File1_a[1] Energy Information Administration Form 826[2] LinkedIn Connections CrunchBase Profile No CrunchBase profile. Create one now! This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. Utility Rate Schedules Grid-background.png Commercial - BILL CODE 50 Commercial Commercial - Bill Code 40 Commercial Residential - Bill Code 22 Residential Security Light 100 W HPS (No Pole) Lighting Security Light 100 W HPS (With Pole) Lighting Security Light 250 W HPS (No Pole) Lighting Security Light 250 W HPS (With Pole) Lighting

446

Dalton Utilities | Open Energy Information  

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Dalton Utilities Dalton Utilities Jump to: navigation, search Name Dalton Utilities Place Georgia Utility Id 4744 Utility Location Yes Ownership M NERC Location SERC NERC SERC Yes Activity Generation Yes Activity Transmission Yes Activity Distribution Yes Activity Bundled Services Yes References EIA Form EIA-861 Final Data File for 2010 - File1_a[1] LinkedIn Connections CrunchBase Profile No CrunchBase profile. Create one now! This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. Utility Rate Schedules Grid-background.png 100 - Watt Sodium Vapor Lighting 1000 - Watt Metal Halide Directional Type Lighting 150 Watt Mercury Vapor Underground Service Lighting 150 Watt Sodium Vapor Underground Service Lighting 175 - Watt Mercury Vapor Lighting 175 - Watt Sodium Vapor Lighting

447

Waupun Utilities | Open Energy Information  

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Waupun Utilities Waupun Utilities Jump to: navigation, search Name Waupun Utilities Place Wisconsin Utility Id 20213 Utility Location Yes Ownership M NERC Location MRO NERC MRO Yes ISO MISO Yes Activity Distribution Yes Alt Fuel Vehicle Yes Alt Fuel Vehicle2 Yes References EIA Form EIA-861 Final Data File for 2010 - File1_a[1] LinkedIn Connections CrunchBase Profile No CrunchBase profile. Create one now! This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. Utility Rate Schedules Grid-background.png Commercial Single Phase Commercial Commercial Three Phase Commercial Renewable Energy Residential Residential Small Power Industrial Average Rates Residential: $0.1060/kWh Commercial: $0.0968/kWh Industrial: $0.0770/kWh References ↑ "EIA Form EIA-861 Final Data File for 2010 - File1_a"

448

Maryville Utilities | Open Energy Information  

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Maryville Utilities Maryville Utilities Jump to: navigation, search Name Maryville Utilities Place Tennessee Utility Id 11789 Utility Location Yes Ownership M NERC Location SERC NERC SERC Yes Activity Distribution Yes References EIA Form EIA-861 Final Data File for 2010 - File1_a[1] LinkedIn Connections CrunchBase Profile No CrunchBase profile. Create one now! This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. Utility Rate Schedules Grid-background.png Commercial- Schedule GSA-1 Commercial Commercial- Schedule GSA-2 Commercial Commercial- Schedule GSA-3 Commercial Outdoor Light- 100W HP Sodium Security Light Lighting Outdoor Light- 175W Mercury Vapor Lighting Outdoor Light- 250W HP Sodium Flood Light Lighting Outdoor Light- 250W HP Sodium Security Light Lighting Outdoor Light- 400W Mercury Vapor Lighting

449

Utility solar water heating workshops  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The objective of this project was to explore the problems and opportunities for utility participation with solar water heating as a DSM measure. Expected benefits from the workshops included an increased awareness and interest by utilities in solar water heating as well as greater understanding by federal research and policy officials of utility perspectives for purposes of planning and programming. Ultimately, the project could result in better information transfer, increased implementation of solar water heating programs, greater penetration of solar systems, and more effective research projects. The objective of the workshops was satisfied. Each workshop succeeded in exploring the problems and opportunities for utility participation with solar water heating as a DSM option. The participants provided a range of ideas and suggestions regarding useful next steps for utilities and NREL. According to evaluations, the participants believed the workshops were very valuable, and they returned to their utilities with new information, ideas, and commitment.

Barrett, L.B. (Barrett Consulting Associates, Inc., Colorado Springs, CO (United States))

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

450

Sheffield Utilities | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Utilities Utilities Jump to: navigation, search Name Sheffield Utilities Place Alabama Utility Id 17033 Utility Location Yes Ownership M NERC Location SERC NERC SERC Yes Activity Distribution Yes References EIA Form EIA-861 Final Data File for 2010 - File1_a[1] LinkedIn Connections CrunchBase Profile No CrunchBase profile. Create one now! This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. Utility Rate Schedules Grid-background.png Security Light 100 W HPS Openbottom Lighting Security Light 150 W HPS Cobrahead Lighting Security Light 150 W HPS Decorative Light Lighting Security Light 1500 W MH Floodlight Lighting Security Light 175 W MV Openbottom Lighting Security Light 250 W HPS Cobrahead Lighting Security Light 250 W HPS Decorative Light Lighting Security Light 250 W HPS Floodlight Lighting

451

Cannelton Utilities | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Cannelton Utilities Cannelton Utilities Jump to: navigation, search Name Cannelton Utilities Place Indiana Utility Id 2964 Utility Location Yes Ownership M NERC Location RFC NERC RFC Yes ISO MISO Yes Activity Distribution Yes References EIA Form EIA-861 Final Data File for 2010 - File1_a[1] LinkedIn Connections CrunchBase Profile No CrunchBase profile. Create one now! This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. Utility Rate Schedules Grid-background.png Outdoor Lighting: Murcury Vapor Light, 175 Watt Lighting Rate 1: Residential Residential Rate 2: Multi-Phase Commercial Rate 2: Single Phase Commercial Rate 3: Industrial Phase II Residential Rate 3: Industrial phase I Industrial Street Lighting: Decorative Metal Halide, 175 Watt Lighting Street Lighting: High Pressure Sodium, 100 Watt Lighting

452

Advanced Manufacturing Office: Utility Partnerships  

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

Printable Version Save Energy Now Utility Partnerships In order to reduce industrial energy intensity and use, the Industrial Technologies Program (ITP) is forming...

453

APS sector layout: Utilities, etc  

SciTech Connect

This bulletin describes the general physical layout of the APS Experiment Hall and the utilities that will be available for the beamlines.

Davey, S.

1993-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

454

APS sector layout: Utilities, etc.  

SciTech Connect

This bulletin describes the general physical layout of the APS Experiment Hall and the utilities that will be available for the beamlines.

Davey, S.

1993-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

455

ESP: A system utilization benchmark  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

ESP: A System Utilization Benchmark Adrian T. Wong, LeonidEffective System Performance (ESP) test, which is designedEffective System Performance (ESP) benchmark, which measures

Wong, Adrian T.; Oliker, Leonid; Kramer, William T.C.; Kaltz, Teresa L.; Bailey, David H.

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

456

Utility Partnerships Program Overview (Brochure)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Program overview brochure for the Utility Partnerships Program within the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP).

Not Available

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

457

Mandatory Utility Green Power Option  

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

In Montana, regulated electric utilities are required to offer customers the option of purchasing electricity generated by certified, environmentally-preferred resources that include, but are not...

458

Optimization of Cooling Water  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A cooling water system can be optimized by operation at the highest possible cycles of concentration without risking sealing and fouling on heat exchanger surfaces. The way to optimize will be shown, with a number of examples of new systems.

Matson, J.

1985-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

459

Heterogeneous particle swarm optimizers  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Particle swarm optimization (PSO) is a swarm intelligence technique originally inspired by models of flocking and of social influence that assumed homogeneous individuals. During its evolution to become a practical optimization tool, some heterogeneous ...

Marco A. Montes De Oca; Jorge Pea; Thomas Sttzle; Carlo Pinciroli; Marco Dorigo

2009-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

460

Nonconvex robust optimization  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We propose a novel robust optimization technique, which is applicable to nonconvex and simulation-based problems. Robust optimization finds decisions with the best worst-case performance under uncertainty. If constraints ...

Teo, Kwong Meng

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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461

Erosion and Optimal Transport  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

383 pp. EROSION AND OPTIMAL TRANSPORT [23] I. Ekeland and T.and D. Simons, Sediment transport capacity of overland ?ow,measure spaces via optimal transport, Ann. of Math. (2),

Birnir, Bjorn; Rowlett, Julie

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

462

A case study of process facility optimization using discrete event simulation and genetic algorithm  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Optimization problems such as resource allocation, job-shop scheduling, equipment utilization and process scheduling occur in a broad range of processing industries. This paper presents modeling, simulation and optimization of a port facility such that ... Keywords: GA, bulk handling port system, optimization, simulation

K. P. Dahal; S. J. Galloway; G. M. Burt; J. R. McDonald; I. Hopkins

2005-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

463

Calculation and Analysis of Optimal Tilt Angle for PV/T Hybrid Collector  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The use of solar energy received world wide attention in recent years. Solar energy is a free and clean natural resource which can be utilized by using a solar collector. In this paper, a model was presented for the calculation of the optimal tilt angle ... Keywords: Solar energy, Optimal tilt angle, Optimization, PV/T hybrid collector

Xianping Liu

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

464

568.ps - Optimization Online  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

was implemented in the interactive system for universal functional optimization UFO. Results of extensive numerical experiments are reported. Keywords.

465

Web based portfolio optimization  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The portfolio optimization is implemented as e-service through Internet. Four-tier client-server model of WAN-based information system is designed satisfying the intersection of several domains: financial investments, optimization theory and information ... Keywords: portfolio optimization, system algorithmic architecture of information systems, web based information system

Todor Stoilov; Krasimira Stoilova

2009-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

466

Utility Scale Solar Inc | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Utility Scale Solar Inc Jump to: navigation, search Name Utility Scale Solar Inc Place Palo Alto, California Zip 94301 Product California-based PV tracker maker. References Utility...

467

Columbia Utilities Electricity | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Utilities Electricity Place New York Utility Id 55814 Utility Location Yes Ownership R Operates Generating Plant Yes Activity Retail Marketing Yes References EIA Form EIA-861...

468

2012 Green Utility Leaders | Department of Energy  

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

Field Sites Power Marketing Administration Other Agencies You are here Home 2012 Green Utility Leaders 2012 Green Utility Leaders 2012 Green Utility Leaders Ranking the Top...

469

PRELIMINARY UTILITY SERVICE CONNECTION APPLICATION  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

SERVICES: WATER, SANITARY, STORM, GAS, and DISTRICT HEATING Part 3 (a). Water Distribution. Water service.5.7 and Section 02730, Clause 2.5.6). #12;Page 2 of 2 Revised 4 October 2011 Part 3 (c). Gas and District Heating) and Section (TBA-District Heating ­ contact UBC Utilities. · Fax or mail request to UBC Utilities (address

Vellend, Mark

470

Optimization Online - Optimizing Preventive Maintenance Models  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Jun 29, 2004 ... Optimizing Preventive Maintenance Models ... It is assumed that there is a known model which predicts the frequency of system failure as a function of ... Category 2: Applications -- OR and Management Sciences (Scheduling ).

471

Particle Swarm Optimization Based Reactive Power Optimization  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Reactive power plays an important role in supporting the real power transfer by maintaining voltage stability and system reliability. It is a critical element for a transmission operator to ensure the reliability of an electric system while minimizing the cost associated with it. The traditional objectives of reactive power dispatch are focused on the technical side of reactive support such as minimization of transmission losses. Reactive power cost compensation to a generator is based on the incurred cost of its reactive power contribution less the cost of its obligation to support the active power delivery. In this paper an efficient Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO) based reactive power optimization approach is presented. The optimal reactive power dispatch problem is a nonlinear optimization problem with several constraints. The objective of the proposed PSO is to minimize the total support cost from generators and reactive compensators. It is achieved by maintaining the whole system power loss as minimum...

Sujin, P R; Linda, M Mary

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

472

COMPLETED ACQUISITION BY GROUPE EUROTUNNEL S.A. OF CERTAIN ASSETS OF FORMER SEAFRANCE S.A. Terms of Reference  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

to make a reference to the Competition Commission (the CC) in relation to a completed merger, the Office of Fair Trading (the OFT) believes that it is or may be the case that: (a) a relevant merger situation has been created in that: (i) (ii) enterprises carried on by or under the control of Groupe Eurotunnel S.A. have ceased to be distinct from enterprises comprising certain assets of former SeaFrance S.A.; and the condition specified in section 23(3) of the Act is satisfied; and (b) the creation of that situation has resulted or may be expected to result in a substantial lessening of competition within any market or markets in the UK for goods or services, including the supply of passenger and freight transport services on the short sea channel crossing. 1 2. Therefore, in exercise of its duty under section 22(1) of the Act, the OFT hereby

Amelia Fletcher

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

473

Property:OpenEI/UtilityRate/Utility | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Utility Utility Jump to: navigation, search This is a property of type Page. Name: Utility Subproperties This property has the following 1 subproperty: A Data:Add4bb7f-e6bd-4427-a614-3a92bd5ba15d Pages using the property "OpenEI/UtilityRate/Utility" Showing 25 pages using this property. (previous 25) (next 25) 0 0000827d-84d0-453d-b659-b86869323897 + Prairie Land Electric Coop Inc + 000086db-7a5e-4356-9c57-c912f7d1622e + Talquin Electric Coop, Inc + 0003a8b3-04b9-4ecb-b06d-6022e7f0f009 + Central Electric Membership Corporation + 000470c7-df04-47aa-bdd2-d70f0a2c52b3 + New London Electric&Water Util + 000b6dfa-a541-428a-9029-423006e22a34 + City of Plymouth, Wisconsin (Utility Company) + 000db36e-b548-43e7-a283-d37ecc77cef1 + Surprise Valley Electrification Corp. +

474

Proceedings: 1991 Fuel Oil Utilization Workshop  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

To assist utilities in improving fossil steam plant operations, EPRI continues to conduct annual fuel oil utilization workshops. At the 1991 conference, personnel from 16 electric utilities exchanged ideas on improving residual fuel oil utilization in their generating plants.

1991-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

475

Hualapai Tribal Utility Development Project  

SciTech Connect

The first phase of the Hualapai Tribal Utility Development Project (Project) studied the feasibility of establishing a tribally operated utility to provide electric service to tribal customers at Grand Canyon West (see objective 1 below). The project was successful in completing the analysis of the energy production from the solar power systems at Grand Canyon West and developing a financial model, based on rates to be charged to Grand Canyon West customers connected to the solar systems, that would provide sufficient revenue for a Tribal Utility Authority to operate and maintain those systems. The objective to establish a central power grid over which the TUA would have authority and responsibility had to be modified because the construction schedule of GCW facilities, specifically the new air terminal, did not match up with the construction schedule for the solar power system. Therefore, two distributed systems were constructed instead of one central system with a high voltage distribution network. The Hualapai Tribal Council has not taken the action necessary to establish the Tribal Utility Authority that could be responsible for the electric service at GCW. The creation of a Tribal Utility Authority (TUA) was the subject of the second objective of the project. The second phase of the project examined the feasibility and strategy for establishing a tribal utility to serve the remainder of the Hualapai Reservation and the feasibility of including wind energy from a tribal wind generator in the energy resource portfolio of the tribal utility (see objective 2 below). It is currently unknown when the Tribal Council will consider the implementation of the results of the study. Objective 1 - Develop the basic organizational structure and operational strategy for a tribally controlled utility to operate at the Tribes tourism enterprise district, Grand Canyon West. Coordinate the development of the Tribal Utility structure with the development of the Grand Canyon West Power Project construction of the power infrastructure at Grand Canyon West. Develop the maintenance and operations capacity necessary to support utility operations. Develop rates for customers on the Grand Canyon West mini-grid sufficient for the tribal utility to be self-sustaining. Establish an implementation strategy for tribal utility service at Grand Canyon West Objective 2 - Develop a strategy for tribal utility takeover of electric service on the Reservation. Perform a cost analysis of Reservation electrical service. Develop an implementation strategy for tribal takeover of Reservation electrical service. Examine options and costs associated with integration of the Tribes wind resources.

Hualapai Tribal Nation

2008-05-25T23:59:59.000Z

476

Pareto-optimal glowworm swarms optimization for smart grids management  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents a novel nature-inspired multi-objective optimization algorithm. The method extends the glowworm swarm particles optimization algorithm with algorithmical enhancements which allow to identify optimal pareto front in the objectives ... Keywords: evolutionary optimization, micro-grids, pareto optimization, swarm-optimization

Eleonora Riva Sanseverino; Maria Luisa Di Silvestre; Roberto Gallea

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

477

NETL: Coal Utilization By-Products (CUB)  

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

Home > Technologies > Coal & Power Systems > Innovations for Existing Plants > Coal Utilization Byproducts Innovations for Existing Plants Solid Waste (Coal Utilization...

478

American Municipal Power (Public Electric Utilities) - Residential...  

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

American Municipal Power (Public Electric Utilities) - Residential Efficiency Smart Program (Ohio) American Municipal Power (Public Electric Utilities) - Residential Efficiency...

479

Energy Crossroads: Utility Energy Efficiency Programs Delaware...  

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

Delaware Energy Crossroads Index Utility Energy Efficiency Programs Index Suggest a Listing Chesapeake Utilities Information for Businesses Delmarva Power...

480

Technology Utilization Program (Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada...  

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

Utilization Program (Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada) Technology Utilization Program (Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada) Eligibility Agricultural Commercial Construction Fuel...

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481

Optimization Online Digest -- July 2003  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Mathematical optimization for the inverse problem of intensity modulated ... The global optimization of Morse clusters by potential energy transformations

482

Optimization Online Digest -- February 2013  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Extension of Completely Positive Cone Relaxation to Polynomial Optimization ... Optimal Power Grid Protection through A Defender-Attacker-Defender Model

483

Optimization Online Digest -- February 2011  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

... Optimization for Power System Configuration with Renewable Energy in Remote Areas ... Robust Energy Cost Optimization of Water Distribution System with...

484

Optimization Online Digest -- November 2004  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Friedrich Eisenbrand, Gianpaolo Oriolo, Gautier Stauffer, Paolo Ventura. Convex and Nonsmooth Optimization Finding optimal algorithmic parameters using a...

485

USE OF FUNCTIONAL SILOS TO OPTIMIZE AGENCY  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

management system, maintenance management, safety management surprising was the concerned expressed by top managers regarding the sustainability of the highway systems requirements were felt to be legacies of past needs. Attendees also felt that asset management systems need

Beresnev, Igor

486

285.ps.gz - Optimization Online  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Feb 27, 2001 ... Working paper, Department of Management Science, University of Iowa, ...... style analysis which estimates an implied asset allocation for an investment fund). ...... such as demand-supply response and enterprise selection.

487

Utility Energy Savings Contract Project  

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

Utility Energy Savings Utility Energy Savings Contract Project Redstone Arsenal, Alabama Presented by Doug Dixon, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory For Mark D. Smith, PE, CEM, CEA Energy Manager, Redstone Arsenal Federal Utility Partnership Working Group - Fall 2010 UNCLASSIFIED UNCLASSIFIED 0 50 100 150 200 250 Klbs FY09 Total Hourly Steam FY09 Total Threshold $22.76 / MMBTU (Minimum take-or-pay base rate) (Consumer Price Index) Average FY09 Natural Gas Price $5.52 / MMBTU $16.91 / MMBTU (High capacity rate) (Petroleum Price Index) Hours UNCLASSIFIED Resolution * Manage the steam load to the minimum take-or- pay thresholds under the existing contract.  Prune the distribution system by eliminating long runs with low density and high thermal losses.  Ensure summer steam loads are utilized.

488

Deregulating the electric utility industry  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Many functions must be performed in any large electric power system. A specific proposal for a deregulated power system, based on a real-time spot energy marketplace, is presented and analyzed. A central T&D utility acts ...

Bohn, Roger E.

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

489

OpenEI Community - utility  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

60 en Utility Rates API Version 2 is Live http:en.openei.orgcommunityblogutility-rates-api-version-2-live

490

Gas Utility Pipeline Tax (Texas)  

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

All gas utilities, including any entity that owns, manages, operates, leases, or controls a pipeline for the purpose of transporting natural gas in the state for sale or compensation, as well as...

491

Utility Lines and Facilities (Montana)  

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

These regulations apply to the construction of utility and power lines and facilities. They address the use of public right-of-ways for such construction, underground power lines, and construction...

492

Photovoltaics: New opportunities for utilities  

SciTech Connect

This publication presents information on photovoltaics. The following topics are discussed: Residential Photovoltaics: The New England Experience Builds Confidence in PV; Austin's 300-kW Photovoltaic Power Station: Evaluating the Breakeven Costs; Residential Photovoltaics: The Lessons Learned; Photovoltaics for Electric Utility Use; Least-Cost Planning: The Environmental Link; Photovoltaics in the Distribution System; Photovoltaic Systems for the Rural Consumer; The Issues of Utility-Intertied Photovoltaics; and Photovoltaics for Large-Scale Use: Costs Ready to Drop Again.

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1991-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

493

Hustisford Utilities | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Hustisford Utilities Hustisford Utilities Jump to: navigation, search Name Hustisford Utilities Place Wisconsin Utility Id 9124 Utility Location Yes Ownership M NERC Location MRO NERC MRO Yes ISO MISO Yes Activity Distribution Yes References EIA Form EIA-861 Final Data File for 2010 - File1_a[1] LinkedIn Connections CrunchBase Profile No CrunchBase profile. Create one now! This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. Utility Rate Schedules Grid-background.png Cp-1 Small Power Service between 50kW and 200kW Demand with Parallel Generation(20kW or less) Industrial Cp-1 Small Power Service between 50kW and 200kW Demand Industrial Cp-1 TOD Small Power Service between 50kW and 200kW Demand Optional Time-of-Day Service Industrial Cp-1 TOD Small Power Service between 50kW and 200kW Demand Optional

494

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

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

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

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

2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

495

Optimization Online - Test  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Jan 25, 2006 ... Test. Andrew Goldberg (goldberg ***at*** cs.wisc.edu). Abstract: Test. Keywords: Test. Category 1: Infinite Dimensional Optimization...