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Thursday's Program - TMS  

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Jun 24, 2010 ... We have synthesized large scale (up to several inches) graphitic and ...... A similar strategy can be used to dissociate excitons in nanotubes; however, the .... exposure to ionizing radiation that result in negative flatband ...... 1University of California, San Diego/Global Foundries; 2University of California,.

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Program Evaluation  

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Evaluation: Background and Methods Evaluation: Background and Methods Definition of evaluation: the process of determining the worth or merit of something; if "something" is a program, then it's "program evaluation." Other types of evaluation include: product evaluation (most widely practiced, e.g., Consumer Reports); personnel evaluation; research evaluation; policy studies; art, movie, play, and book reviews. Program evaluation is NOT the same as research although they share many characteristics--Both: Start with questions Use similar methods Provide similar information Program evaluation focuses on decisions. Research focuses on answering questions about phenomena to discover new knowledge and test theories/hypotheses. Research is aimed at truth. Evaluation is aimed at

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Throwback Thursdays Celebrate Scientific Supercomputing  

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Thursdays Celebrate Scientific Supercomputing A Cray-1 supercomputer arrives at the Magnetic Fusion Energy Computer Center in A Cray-1 supercomputer arrives at the Magnetic...

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Technical Program, Thursday Morning Sessions  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Step-Free InAs Quantum Well Selectively Grown on GaAs (111)B Substrate: ... Jonas Johansson, Lars Samuelson and Werner Seifert, Solid State Physics, Lund ...

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Thursday, July 22, 2010  

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

SE£. 01;/tR AICS .::rt:-262 SE£. 01;/tR AICS .::rt:-262 #2-,, .,_:tt:Z69 J I Project lnfonnati on Project T itle: Geothermal Technologies Program Date: July 1, 2010 DOE Code: 6730.020.61041 Contractor Code: 8067-731 Project Lead: Lyle Johnson J:!#~ -riiP.. !~-uPS I PA-Il7. Project Overview Install power line from existing pole on the section 21 drilling pad to the locatio~~ pump to withdraw 1. Bnef proJect descnptlon [1ndude water from the Little Teapot Creek for the geothermal project at the NVVF building. e line will be trenched anyth1ng that could 1mpact the enwonment] in and will follow an existing road. The potential exists for disturbance of cultural artifacts during the 19 PPill1"7'-t ,.,_,If~ Y 2. Legal location excavation of virgin ground

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Thursday  

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Mar 16, 2000 ... Peter Schumacher1; Brian J. McKay1; Pavel Cizek1; Keyna Q.A.. O'Reilly1; 1University of ...... Room: Lincoln C. March 16, 2000. Location:...

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Thursday  

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Mar 3, 2011 ... include creating greater flexibility in grid assets such as transformers by ...... Hartley, El Arroyo Enterprises; Philip Eisenlohr, Max-Planck Institut fuer .... Designing a Collaborative System for Socio-Environmental Management.

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Readout of Secretary Chu's Middle East trip: Thursday, February 25 |  

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

Readout of Secretary Chu's Middle East trip: Thursday, February 25 Readout of Secretary Chu's Middle East trip: Thursday, February 25 Readout of Secretary Chu's Middle East trip: Thursday, February 25 February 25, 2010 - 12:00am Addthis Today, Secretary Chu was in Doha, Qatar, where he began the day by signing a Memorandum of Understanding on Renewable and Alternative Energy with Deputy Prime Minister and Energy & Industry Minister Abdullah bin Hamad Al-Attiyah. The agreement provides a framework for bilateral cooperation with the Ministry and other Qatari institutions on clean energy innovation. He then met with Prime Minister Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani. In the afternoon, the Secretary participated in a roundtable focused on renewable energy, hosted by the Qatar National Food Security Program. He then traveled to the Qatar Science and Technology Park (QSTP) where he

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Readout of Secretary Chu's Middle East trip: Thursday, February 25 |  

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

Thursday, February 25 Thursday, February 25 Readout of Secretary Chu's Middle East trip: Thursday, February 25 February 25, 2010 - 12:00am Addthis Today, Secretary Chu was in Doha, Qatar, where he began the day by signing a Memorandum of Understanding on Renewable and Alternative Energy with Deputy Prime Minister and Energy & Industry Minister Abdullah bin Hamad Al-Attiyah. The agreement provides a framework for bilateral cooperation with the Ministry and other Qatari institutions on clean energy innovation. He then met with Prime Minister Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani. In the afternoon, the Secretary participated in a roundtable focused on renewable energy, hosted by the Qatar National Food Security Program. He then traveled to the Qatar Science and Technology Park (QSTP) where he

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DOE Sustainability Assistance Network (SAN) Notes, Thursday,...  

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Page 1 of 4 DOE Sustainability Assistance Network (SAN) Notes Thursday, November 15, 2012 1. Sustainability Performance Office Highlights Paul Estabrooks, SPO The Sustainability...

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ABET Program Evaluator (PEV)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Volunteer Training Module. March 2013. 1. Your Professional Partner for Career Advancement. ABET Program Evaluator. (PEV). Online Training Module.

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CSP ANNUAL MEETING Thursday, April 18  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

CSP ANNUAL MEETING Thursday, April 18 The Commons Hotel, Pinnacle and Continental Breakfast 9:00 AM Welcome and CSP Overview - Prof. Marc Hillmyer. William Dichtel, Cornell University 4:30 - 6:30 PM CSP student

Blanchette, Robert A.

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Thursday Seminar Series March 15, 2012  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Thursday Seminar Series March 15, 2012 Room 1008 Bldg 937 12:30PM Refreshments Served Plastic Solar Cells: Current Progress and Challenges Plastic solar cells potentially can offer low cost, large area, flexible, light- weight, clean, and quiet alternative energy sources for indoor and outdoor applications

Ahlers, Guenter

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This Thursday: Google+ Hangout on Securing the Smart Grid | Department...  

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This Thursday: Google+ Hangout on Securing the Smart Grid This Thursday: Google+ Hangout on Securing the Smart Grid May 14, 2013 - 1:54pm Addthis April Saylor April Saylor Former...

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ORISE: Process and Program Evaluation  

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Process and Program Evaluation As an integral part of producing effective health and safety programs, the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) conducts...

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ORISE: Process and Program Evaluation  

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Process and Program Evaluation Process and Program Evaluation As an integral part of producing effective health and safety programs, the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) conducts scientific-based process and program evaluation to provide government agencies and organizations with the tools to improve the health of workers and the general public. Whether the goal is to change awareness, attitudes, beliefs, behaviors, policies or systems, ORISE helps determine the right evaluation methods based on specific needs and resources, including: Formative evaluations to assess the problem, target audience needs and guide successful process implementation Assessments to identify unmet needs in programs, organizations or communities Audience evaluations to learn about targeted populations

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Electricity Advisory Committee Meeting Presentations June 2013 - Thursday,  

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

June 2013 - June 2013 - Thursday, June 6, 2013 Electricity Advisory Committee Meeting Presentations June 2013 - Thursday, June 6, 2013 The Department of Energy's Electricity Advisory Committee held a meeting on Wednesday, June 5 and Thursday, June 6 at the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA). Thursday, June 6, 2013 Panel: Energy Storage Valuation - Ralph Masiello, EAC Storage Subcommittee Chair Mohsen Jafari, Rutgers University Ben Kaun, EPRI David Marchese, Haddington Ventures Richard Miller, HDR Engineering Jessica Harrison for Rick Fioravanti, DNV KEMA EAC Storage Subcommittee Activities and Plans 2013 - Ralph Masiello, Subcommittee Chair Panel: Consumer Acceptance Issues for the Smart Grid - Bob Curry, moderator Elisabeth Brinton, Sacramento Municipal Utility District

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PLEASE NOTE THURSDAY DATE - COLLOQUIUM: Professor Ralph Roskies...  

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MBG Auditorium PLEASE NOTE THURSDAY DATE - COLLOQUIUM: Professor Ralph Roskies - "Big Data at the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center" Professor Ralph Roskies Pittsburgh...

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DOE Sustainability Assistance Network (SAN) Notes Thursday, February...  

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Page 1 of 2 DOE Sustainability Assistance Network (SAN) Notes Thursday, February 21, 2013 1. Oak Ridge National Laboratory Water Resource Management Dan OConnor, ORNL Implementing...

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DOE Sustainability Assistance Network (SAN) Notes Thursday, June...  

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Page 1 of 3 DOE Sustainability Assistance Network (SAN) Notes Thursday, June 21, 2012 1. Sustainability Performance Office (SPO) Highlights Paul Estabrooks, SPO Paul Estabrooks...

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DOE Sustainability Assistance Network (SAN) Notes Thursday, August...  

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Page 1 of 2 DOE Sustainability Assistance Network (SAN) Notes Thursday, August 16, 2012 1. Sustainability Performance Office (SPO) Highlights Paul Estabrooks, SPO The guidance for...

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DOE Sustainability Assistance Network (SAN) Notes Thursday, June...  

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Page 1 of 3 DOE Sustainability Assistance Network (SAN) Notes Thursday, June 20, 2013 1. Sustainability Performance Office Highlights Paul Estabrooks, SPO Nominations for the 2013...

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ORNL NASA DAAC WEB Site Maintenance, Thursday Morning November...  

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Thursday, November 13, 2008 8:30-9:30 a.m. EST The ORNL DAAC web site will be unavailable between 8:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m., Eastern Standard Time (EST), on Thursday, November 11,...

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ORNL NASA DAAC Web Site Maintenance, Thursday Morning February...  

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Thursday, February 19, 2009 8:30-9:30 a.m. EST The ORNL DAAC Web site will be unavailable between 8:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m., Eastern Standard Time (EST), on Thursday, February 19...

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Energy Efficiency Program Impact Evaluation Guide | Department...  

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

Efficiency Program Impact Evaluation Guide Energy Efficiency Program Impact Evaluation Guide This Energy Efficiency Program Impact Evaluation Guide describes and provides guidance...

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ORNL Weatherization Program Evaluation | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

ORNL Weatherization Program Evaluation ORNL Weatherization Program Evaluation (Redirected from Weatherization Program Evaluation) Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Weatherization Program Evaluation Agency/Company /Organization: Oak Ridge National Laboratory Sector: Energy Focus Area: Buildings Topics: Policies/deployment programs Website: weatherization.ornl.gov/WeatherizationProgramEvaluations.htm References: Weatherization Program Evaluation [1] Logo: Weatherization Program Evaluation Oak Ridge National Laboratory provides weatherization program evaluations as part of the U.S. Department of Energy's Weatherization Assistance Program. This evaluation program is also available to international organizations. This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. Oak Ridge National Laboratory provides weatherization program evaluations

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ORNL Weatherization Program Evaluation | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

ORNL Weatherization Program Evaluation ORNL Weatherization Program Evaluation Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Weatherization Program Evaluation Agency/Company /Organization: Oak Ridge National Laboratory Sector: Energy Focus Area: Buildings Topics: Policies/deployment programs Website: weatherization.ornl.gov/WeatherizationProgramEvaluations.htm References: Weatherization Program Evaluation [1] Logo: Weatherization Program Evaluation Oak Ridge National Laboratory provides weatherization program evaluations as part of the U.S. Department of Energy's Weatherization Assistance Program. This evaluation program is also available to international organizations. This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. Oak Ridge National Laboratory provides weatherization program evaluations

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RCS program evaluation plan options  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Residential Conservation Service (RCS) Program evaluation plan is designed to provide an ongoing evaluation during the RCS Program's active period as well as a measurement of the RCS Program's cumulative effect after the program's termination. The study options described include utility case studies, random survey sampling, directed survey sampling, and remote data collection. Survey techniques are described and appropriate questions are suggested. Several sample selection criteria are included as background for a DOE policy decision on this issue. Present and anticipated data sources are listed and discussed. Statistical data analysis plans include a preliminary determination of required sample sizes.

Stovall, T.K.; Bayne, C.K.

1980-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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FY08 VPP Program Evaluation  

SciTech Connect

The Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) is a recognized third-party certification of worker safety and health program excellence, based on industry best practices that focus on management leadership and employee involvement, as well as other safety and health program elements. This Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) VPP Program Evaluation is the FY-2008 report of the PNNL VPP Steering Committee regarding the status of VPP at PNNL. It is an update of the previous annual report dated January, 2007 and was completed in January 2008. An annual evaluation of the status of VPP is required of all sites that participate in the DOE-VPP. This report provides a detailed summary of the PNNL VPP Steering Committees evaluation of program performance and documents both strengths and improvement opportunities related to the various aspects of the VPP model.

Dossett, Sharon D.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thursday, May 31, 2007 (4).pdf  

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

Agreement for Minority Financial Institutions Agreement for Minority Financial Institutions Participation in the Bank Deposit Financial Assistance Program The Department of Energy's Bank Deposit Financial Assistance Program was developed for the purpose of strengthening and expanding the Nation's minority and women-owned small business enterprises. In.keeping with the intent of the Program and to lend support to minority and women-owned small business enterprises, the Department of Energy purchases Certificates of Deposit from those minority financial institutions which desire to participate in the Program. The institutions in turn use the principal obtained from purchase of the Certificates of Deposit by the U.S. Department of Energy to provide development loans to minority and women-owned small business enterprises. We

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New Program Evaluates Labs for Emergency ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

New Program Evaluates Labs for Emergency Communications Tests. For Immediate Release: March 24, 2009. ...

2011-04-06T23:59:59.000Z

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ORNL NASA DAAC WEB Site Maintenance, Thursday Mornings August...  

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Thursdays, August 7, and August 21, 2008 8:30-9:30 a.m. EDT The ORNL DAAC web site will be unavailable between 8:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m., Eastern Daylight Saving Time (EDT), on...

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Quantum Statistical Mechanics and Quantum Computation Thursday, 22 March 2012  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Quantum Statistical Mechanics and Quantum Computation Thursday, 22 March 2012 8:50 am Welcoming:30 ­ 5:30 "Criticality without frustration for quantum spin-1 chains" Sergey Bravyi 6:30 pm Dinner at Triumph Brewery 138 Nassau Street Princeton, NJ 08542 609-924-7855 Quantum Statistical Mechanics

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Nondestructive Evaluation: Training Program Update  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

One of the final steps in the technology transfer process is personnel training. Training personnel in fundamental, and advanced nondestructive evaluation (NDE) methods and techniques is a major theme of the Nuclear NDE Program. Training is an essential part of NDE technology transfer and application, and it is an important element in maintaining the quality and supply of the NDE workforce serving the nuclear power industry. This has increasing importance with the aging workforce, the dawn of the nuclear...

2008-12-22T23:59:59.000Z

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The 2nd US-China Energy Efficiency Forum Agenda - Thursday |...  

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The 2nd US-China Energy Efficiency Forum Agenda - Thursday The 2nd US-China Energy Efficiency Forum Agenda - Thursday Complete agenda for the 2nd US-China Energy Efficiency Forum...

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ENergy and Power Evaluation Program  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In the late 1970s, national and international attention began to focus on energy issues. Efforts were initiated to design and test analytical tools that could be used to assist energy planners in evaluating energy systems, particularly in developing countries. In 1984, the United States Department of Energy (DOE) commissioned Argonne National Laboratory`s Decision and Information Sciences Division (DIS) to incorporate a set of analytical tools into a personal computer-based package for distribution in developing countries. The package developed by DIS staff, the ENergy and Power Evaluation Program (ENPEP), covers the range of issues that energy planners must face: economic development, energy demand projections, supply-and-demand balancing, energy system expansion, and environmental impact analysis. Following the original DOE-supported development effort, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), with the assistance from the US Department of State (DOS) and the US Department of Energy (DOE), provided ENPEP training, distribution, and technical support to many countries. ENPEP is now in use in over 60 countries and is an international standard for energy planning tools. More than 500 energy experts have been trained in the use of the entire ENPEP package or some of its modules during the international training courses organized by the IAEA in collaboration with Argonne`s Decision and Information Sciences (DIS) Division and the Division of Educational Programs (DEP). This report contains the ENPEP program which can be download from the internet. Described in this report is the description of ENPEP Program, news, forums, online support and contacts.

NONE

1996-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy-efficient buildings program evaluations. Volume 2: Evaluation summaries  

SciTech Connect

This document presents summaries of code and utility building program evaluations reviewed as the basis for the information presented in Energy-Efficient Buildings Program Evaluations, Volume 1: Findings and Recommendations, DOE/EE/OBT-11569, Vol. 1. The main purpose of this volume is to summarize information from prior evaluations of similar programs that may be useful background for designing and conducting an evaluation of the BSGP. Another purpose is to summarize an extensive set of relevant evaluations and provide a resource for program designers, mangers, and evaluators.

Lee, A.D.; Mayi, D.; Edgemon, S.D.

1997-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Solar energy program evaluation: an introduction  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The Program Evaluation Methodology provides an overview of the practice and methodology of program evaluation and defines more precisely the evaluation techniques and methodologies that would be most appropriate to government organizations which are actively involved in the research, development, and commercialization of solar energy systems. Formal evaluation cannot be treated as a single methodological approach for assessing a program. There are four basic types of evaluation designs - the pre-experimental design; the quasi-experimental design based on time series; the quasi-experimental design based on comparison groups; and the true experimental design. This report is organized to first introduce the role and issues of evaluation. This is to provide a set of issues to organize the subsequent sections detailing the national solar energy programs. Then, these two themes are integrated by examining the evaluation strategies and methodologies tailored to fit the particular needs of the various individual solar energy programs. (MCW)

deLeon, P.

1979-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Federal Energy Management Program: Water Efficiency Evaluation...  

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Service Contracts to someone by E-mail Share Federal Energy Management Program: Water Efficiency Evaluation Service Contracts on Facebook Tweet about Federal Energy...

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FY-2007 PNNL Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Program Evaluation  

SciTech Connect

This document reports the results of the FY-2007 PNNL VPP Program Evaluation, which is a self-assessment of the operational and programmatic performance of the Laboratory related to worker safety and health. The report was compiled by a team of worker representatives and safety professionals who evaluated the Laboratory's worker safety and health programs on the basis of DOE-VPP criteria. The principle elements of DOE's VPP program are: Management Leadership, Employee Involvement, Worksite Analysis, Hazard Prevention and Control, and Safety and Health Training.

Wright, Patrick A.; Fisher, Julie A.; Goheen, Steven C.; Isern, Nancy G.; Madson, Vernon J.; Meicenheimer, Russell L.; Pugh, Ray; Schneirla, Keri A.; Shockey, Loretta L.; Tinker, Mike R.

2008-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

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PICEP: Pipe Crack Evaluation Program  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We describe a computer program that calculates the crack-opening area, the critical (stable) crack length and the two-phase flow rate through cracks in ductile stainless steel pipes and steam generator tubes. The program is useful in performing leak-before-break calculations in order to demonstrate detectable leak rates prior to a through-wall flaw reaching critical size. Necessary input to the code includes a definition of material properties, loads, thermal-hydraulic conditions, pipe geometry, and crack orientation. User information is provided in the report.

Norris, D.; Okamoto, A.; Chexal, B.; Griesbach, T.

1984-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Notices Heritage Program Volunteer Program; (b)  

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

67 Federal Register 67 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 60 / Thursday, March 28, 2013 / Notices Heritage Program Volunteer Program; (b) the USAF Heritage Program the means with which to select respondents pursuant to the USAF Heritage Program Volunteer Program. The primary use of the information collection includes the evaluation and placement of respondents within the USAF Heritage Program Volunteer Program. Affected Public: Business or other for profit; Not-for-profit Institutions. Annual Burden Hours: 49.5. Number of Respondents: 198. Responses per Respondent: 1. Average Burden per Response: 15 minutes. Frequency: On occasion. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Summary of Information Collection Respondents are individuals expressing an interest in participating in the USAF Heritage Program Volunteer

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Handbook of evaluation of utility DSM programs  

SciTech Connect

Program evaluation has become a central issue in the world of utility integrated resource planning. The DSM programs that utilities were operating to meet federal requirements or to improve customer relations are now becoming big business. DSM is being considered an important resource in a utility`s portfolio of options. In the last five years, the amount of money that utilities have invested in DSM has grown exponentially in most regulatory jurisdictions. Market analysts are now talking about DSM being a $30 billion industry by the end of the decade. If the large volume of DSM-program investments was not enough to highlight the importance of evaluation, then the introduction of regulatory incentives has really focused the spotlight. This handbook was developed through a process that involved many of those people who represent the diverse constituencies of DSM-program evaluation. We have come to recognize the many technical disciplines that must be employed to evaluate DSM programs. An analysis might start out based on the principles of utility load research to find out what happened, but a combination of engineering and statistical methods must be used to ``triangulate`` an estimate of what would have happened without the program. The difference, of course, is that elusive but prized result of evaluation: what happened as the direct result of the DSM program. Technical performance of DSM measures is not the sole determinant of the answer, either. We also recognize the importance of such behavioral attributes of DSM as persistence and free ridership. Finally, DSM evaluation is meaningless without attention to planning an approach, communicating results to relevant decision-makers, and focusing as much on the process as the impacts of the program. These topics are all covered in this handbook.

Hirst, E.; Reed, J. [eds.; Bronfman, B.; Fitzpatrick, G.; Hicks, E.; Hirst, E.; Hoffman, M.; Keating, K.; Michaels, H.; Nadel, S.; Peters, J.; Reed, J.; Saxonis, W.; Schoen, A.; Violette, D.

1991-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Super Efficient Refrigerator Program (SERP) evaluation. Volume 1: Process evaluation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) conducted this study for the US Department of Energy (DOE) as part of the Super Efficient Refrigerator Program (SERP) Evaluation. This report documents the SERP formation and implementation process, and identifies preliminary program administration and implementation issues. The findings are based primarily on interviews with those familiar with the program, such as utilities, appliance manufacturers, and SERP administrators. These interviews occurred primarily between March and April 1995, when SERP was in the early stages of program implementation. A forthcoming report will estimate the preliminary impacts of SERP within the industry and marketplace. Both studies were funded by DOE at the request of SERP Inc., which sought a third-party evaluation of its program.

Sandahl, L.J.; Ledbetter, M.R.; Chin, R.I.; Lewis, K.S.; Norling, J.M.

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Efficiency Program Impact Evaluation Guide  

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

Impact Evaluation Guide Evaluation, Measurement, and Verification Working Group December 2012 The State and Local Energy Efficiency Action Network is a state and local effort facilitated by the federal government that helps states, utilities, and other local stakeholders take energy efficiency to scale and achieve all cost-effective energy efficiency by 2020. Learn more at www.seeaction.energy.gov DOE/EE-0829 ii December 2012 www.seeaction.energy.gov ABOUT THIS DOCUMENT This Energy Efficiency Program Impact Evaluation Guide describes the common terminology, structures, and approaches used for determining (evaluating) energy and demand savings as well as avoided emissions and other non-energy benefits resulting

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THURSDAY: Secretary Chu Welcomes Students and Tours Vehicles at EcoCAR's  

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

THURSDAY: Secretary Chu Welcomes Students and Tours Vehicles at THURSDAY: Secretary Chu Welcomes Students and Tours Vehicles at EcoCAR's Finish Line THURSDAY: Secretary Chu Welcomes Students and Tours Vehicles at EcoCAR's Finish Line June 15, 2011 - 12:00am Addthis Washington, D.C. - On Thursday, June 16, 2011, Energy Secretary Steven Chu will welcome the sponsors and 16 student teams participating in EcoCAR: the NeXt Challenge, a three-year collegiate student engineering competition that focuses on advanced vehicle technologies that minimize fuel consumption and emissions, to the Finish Line at the U.S. Department of Energy in Washington, D.C. At the Finish Line, Secretary Chu will tour the vehicles on display and speak with the students who engineered and built them. The winner of the overall competition will be announced at the EcoCAR

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Join Us Thursday, Feb. 21 for a Google+ Hangout on the Impact of Open Data  

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

Thursday, Feb. 21 for a Google+ Hangout on the Impact of Thursday, Feb. 21 for a Google+ Hangout on the Impact of Open Data Join Us Thursday, Feb. 21 for a Google+ Hangout on the Impact of Open Data February 20, 2013 - 5:17pm Addthis Join Us Thursday, Feb. 21 for a Google+ Hangout on the Impact of Open Data Matthew Loveless Matthew Loveless Data Integration Specialist, Office of Public Affairs How can I participate? Sign up at the Google+ Event page. Tweet questions to @ENERGY with the hashtag #AskEnergy. Ask us on the Energy Department's Facebook and Google+ pages. Email questions to newmedia@hq.doe.gov. Last Friday, we launched an early version of Energy.gov/Data, a site that will become a central resource for developers, journalists, researchers, and citizens who are looking for energy data and resources, as well as

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This Thursday: Google+ Hangout on Securing the Smart Grid | Department of  

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

This Thursday: Google+ Hangout on Securing the Smart Grid This Thursday: Google+ Hangout on Securing the Smart Grid This Thursday: Google+ Hangout on Securing the Smart Grid May 14, 2013 - 1:54pm Addthis April Saylor April Saylor Former Digital Outreach Strategist, Office of Public Affairs Sign up at the Google+ Event page. Tweet questions to @ENERGY with the hashtag #AskEnergy. Ask us on Facebook and Google+. Email questions to newmedia@hq.doe.gov. Happening now on energy.gov/live Join us this Thursday, May 16 at 2:00pm EDT for a Google+ Hangout on Securing the Smart Grid. Panelists from across the power systems industry will discuss a critical element of a secure and resilient electric power system, the smart grid cybersecurity workforce. Grid security professionals are the workers at the core of a secure and resilient national electric system. As part of the Energy Department's

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Interested in STEM? Join us for a Tweet-up This Thursday at 4pm ET |  

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

Interested in STEM? Join us for a Tweet-up This Thursday at 4pm ET Interested in STEM? Join us for a Tweet-up This Thursday at 4pm ET Interested in STEM? Join us for a Tweet-up This Thursday at 4pm ET May 8, 2012 - 3:37pm Q&A What do you want to know about the Energy Department's work in STEM investment? Ask Us Addthis Join Michelle Fox on Twitter this Thursday at 4:00pm for a Tweet-up about STEM investments in education and the workforce. Join Michelle Fox on Twitter this Thursday at 4:00pm for a Tweet-up about STEM investments in education and the workforce. Amanda Scott Amanda Scott Former Managing Editor, Energy.gov How can I participate? Send us your questions via Twitter (@ENERGY) using #STEM. Email us your questions at newmedia@hq.doe.gov. Join us on Thursday, May 10 at 4:00pm ET to get your questions answered on Twitter (@ENERGY).

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National Evaluation of the Weatherization Assistance Program: Preliminary Evaluation Plan for Program Year 2006  

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The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Weatherization Assistance Program was created by Congress in 1976 under Title IV of the Energy Conservation and Production Act. The purpose and scope of the Program as currently stated in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 10CFR 440.1 is 'to increase the energy efficiency of dwellings owned or occupied by low-income persons, reduce their total residential expenditures, and improve their health and safety, especially low-income persons who are particularly vulnerable such as the elderly, persons with disabilities, families with children, high residential energy users, and households with high energy burden' (Code of Federal Regulations, 2005). DOE sponsored a comprehensive evaluation of the Program in the early 1990's to provide policy makers and program implementers with up-to-date and reliable information they needed for effective decision making and cost-effective operations. Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) managed the five part study which was based primarily on data from Program Year (PY) 1989 and supplemented by data from 1991-92 (Brown, Berry, and Kinney, 1994). In more recent years, ORNL has conducted four metaevaluations of the Program's energy savings using studies conducted by individual states between the years 1990-1996 (Berry, 1997), 1996-1998 (Schweitzer and Berry, 1999), 1993-2002 (Berry and Schweitzer, 2003), and 1993-2005 (Schweitzer, 2005). DOE announced through its Weatherization Program Notice 05-1 (DOE, 2004) that it would undertake a new national evaluation of the Program because the Program that was evaluated comprehensively in the early 1990's is vastly different from the Program of today. The Program has incorporated new funding sources, management principles, audit procedures, and energy-efficiency measures in response to findings and recommendations resulting from the 1989 National Evaluation, the Weatherization Plus strategic planning process, and other federal, state, and local initiatives. For example, the use of computerized audits has increased, cooling and baseload measures have been added, weatherization approaches tailored to the unique construction characteristics of mobile homes have been developed, the weatherization of large multifamily buildings has expanded and become more sophisticated, the flexibility to improve 'energy-related' health and safety has been provided, and leveraging with utilities, other state programs, and owners of large multifamily buildings has increased considerably. The Department of Energy tasked ORNL with planning the new evaluation in light of its experience in conducting the previous national evaluation and the metaevaluations. This preliminary evaluation plan, developed by ORNL, documents how the new national evaluation will be performed. In the remaining portion of this section, the purpose and fundamental questions the evaluation will address are identified and how these questions were derived is discussed.

Ternes, Mark P [ORNL; Schweitzer, Martin [ORNL; Tonn, Bruce Edward [ORNL; Schmoyer, Richard L [ORNL; Eisenberg, Joel Fred [ORNL

2007-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermoelectric materials evaluation program. Technical summary report  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Research progress on the thermoelectric materials evaluation program is reported covering the period January 1, 1976 to September 30, 1978. Topical reports are presented on (1) hot and cold end ..delta..T's, (2) hardware mobility, (3) p-leg sublimation suppression, (4) thermodynamic stability of p-legs, (5) n-leg material process improvements to reduce extraneous resistance, (6) n-leg cracking, (7) dynamic evaluation of converter, and (8) data base and degradation modes. Twenty attachments are included which present supporting drawings, specifications, procedures, and data. (WHK)

Hinderman, J.D.

1979-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Model Energy Efficiency Program Impact Evaluation Guide | Open Energy  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Model Energy Efficiency Program Impact Evaluation Guide Model Energy Efficiency Program Impact Evaluation Guide Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Model Energy Efficiency Program Impact Evaluation Guide Focus Area: Energy Efficiency Topics: Best Practices Website: www.epa.gov/cleanenergy/documents/suca/evaluation_guide.pdf Equivalent URI: cleanenergysolutions.org/content/model-energy-efficiency-program-impac Language: English Policies: "Deployment Programs,Regulations" is not in the list of possible values (Deployment Programs, Financial Incentives, Regulations) for this property. DeploymentPrograms: Demonstration & Implementation This document provides guidance on model approaches for calculating energy, demand and emissions savings resulting from energy efficiency programs. It

53

Federal Energy Management Program: Evaluate Greenhouse Gas Emissions  

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Emissions Profile to someone by E-mail Emissions Profile to someone by E-mail Share Federal Energy Management Program: Evaluate Greenhouse Gas Emissions Profile on Facebook Tweet about Federal Energy Management Program: Evaluate Greenhouse Gas Emissions Profile on Twitter Bookmark Federal Energy Management Program: Evaluate Greenhouse Gas Emissions Profile on Google Bookmark Federal Energy Management Program: Evaluate Greenhouse Gas Emissions Profile on Delicious Rank Federal Energy Management Program: Evaluate Greenhouse Gas Emissions Profile on Digg Find More places to share Federal Energy Management Program: Evaluate Greenhouse Gas Emissions Profile on AddThis.com... Sustainable Buildings & Campuses Operations & Maintenance Greenhouse Gases Basics Federal Requirements Guidance & Reporting

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Federal Register/Vol. 77, No. 221/Thursday, November 15 ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... to pump a dye laser to generate ultra ... and Failure Studies Program, receive NIST's ... to the Committee's 2011 annual report recommendations, update ...

2012-11-19T23:59:59.000Z

55

Tweet-up next Thursday! Chat with Michelle Fox about STEM in Education &  

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

Tweet-up next Thursday! Chat with Michelle Fox about STEM in Tweet-up next Thursday! Chat with Michelle Fox about STEM in Education & the Workplace Tweet-up next Thursday! Chat with Michelle Fox about STEM in Education & the Workplace May 4, 2012 - 3:09pm Q&A What would you ask Michelle Fox about STEM? Ask Us Addthis Michelle will be taking questions on STEM education as well as workforce development and training. She’ll also be soliciting your ideas on why these initiatives are important, and what the Department can do to improve them. Michelle will be taking questions on STEM education as well as workforce development and training. She'll also be soliciting your ideas on why these initiatives are important, and what the Department can do to improve them. April Saylor April Saylor Former Digital Outreach Strategist, Office of Public Affairs

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Hangout with Clean Cities on Thursday, June 20, at 2:30 pm ET | Department  

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

Hangout with Clean Cities on Thursday, June 20, at 2:30 pm ET Hangout with Clean Cities on Thursday, June 20, at 2:30 pm ET Hangout with Clean Cities on Thursday, June 20, at 2:30 pm ET June 13, 2013 - 5:45pm Q&A Want to know what we are doing to cut the nation's oil use in transportation? Ask Us Addthis Mark your calendars for a Google+ Hangout on Clean Cities: Celebrating 20 Years of Sustainable Transportation. | Photo courtesy of the Energy Department. Mark your calendars for a Google+ Hangout on Clean Cities: Celebrating 20 Years of Sustainable Transportation. | Photo courtesy of the Energy Department. Rebecca Matulka Rebecca Matulka Digital Communications Specialist, Office of Public Affairs How can I participate? Sign up at the Google+ Event page. Tweet questions to @ENERGY with the hashtag #AskEnergy. Ask us on the Energy Department's Facebook and Google+ pages.

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Photo of the Week: Throwback Thursday with AVIDAC | Department of Energy  

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Throwback Thursday with AVIDAC Throwback Thursday with AVIDAC Photo of the Week: Throwback Thursday with AVIDAC September 19, 2013 - 4:41pm Addthis In this photo, two Argonne researchers are pictured with Argonne's first digital computer, AVIDAC. Designed and built by Argonne's Physics Division for $250,000, it began operations on January 28, 1953. AVIDAC stands for "Argonne Version of the Institute's Digital Automatic Computer" and was based on architecture developed by mathematician John von Neumann. Groundbreaking as it was, today's smartphones are far more sophisticated and powerful than this machine. | Photo courtesy of Argonne National Laboratory. In this photo, two Argonne researchers are pictured with Argonne's first digital computer, AVIDAC. Designed and built by Argonne's Physics Division

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Tweet-up next Thursday! Chat with Michelle Fox about STEM in Education &  

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

Tweet-up next Thursday! Chat with Michelle Fox about STEM in Tweet-up next Thursday! Chat with Michelle Fox about STEM in Education & the Workplace Tweet-up next Thursday! Chat with Michelle Fox about STEM in Education & the Workplace May 4, 2012 - 3:09pm Q&A What would you ask Michelle Fox about STEM? Ask Us Addthis Michelle will be taking questions on STEM education as well as workforce development and training. She’ll also be soliciting your ideas on why these initiatives are important, and what the Department can do to improve them. Michelle will be taking questions on STEM education as well as workforce development and training. She'll also be soliciting your ideas on why these initiatives are important, and what the Department can do to improve them. April Saylor April Saylor Former Digital Outreach Strategist, Office of Public Affairs

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Clean Technology Evaluation & Workforce Development Program  

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The overall objective of the Clean Technology Evaluation portion of the award was to design a process to speed up the identification of new clean energy technologies and match organizations to testing and early adoption partners. The project was successful in identifying new technologies targeted to utilities and utility technology integrators, in developing a process to review and rank the new technologies, and in facilitating new partnerships for technology testing and adoption. The purpose of the Workforce Development portion of the award was to create an education outreach program for middle & high-school students focused on clean technology science and engineering. While originally targeting San Diego, California and Cambridge, Massachusetts, the scope of the program was expanded to include a major clean technology speaking series and expo as part of the USA Science & Engineering Festival on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.

Patricia Glaza

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An Evaluation of State Energy Program Accomplishments: 2002 Program Year  

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The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) State Energy Program (SEP) was established in 1996 by merging the State Energy Conservation Program (SECP) and the Institutional Conservation Program (ICP), both of which had been in existence since 1976 (U.S. DOE 2001a). The SEP provides financial and technical assistance for a wide variety of energy efficiency and renewable energy activities undertaken by the states and territories. SEP provides money to each state and territory according to a formula that accounts for population and energy use. In addition to these ''Formula Grants'', SEP ''Special Project'' funds are made available on a competitive basis to carry out specific types of energy efficiency and renewable energy activities (U.S. DOE 2003c). The resources provided by DOE typically are augmented by money and in-kind assistance from a number of sources, including other federal agencies, state and local governments, and the private sector. The states SEP efforts include several mandatory activities, such as establishing lighting efficiency standards for public buildings, promoting car and vanpools and public transportation, and establishing policies for energy-efficient government procurement practices. The states and territories also engage in a broad range of optional activities, including holding workshops and training sessions on a variety of topics related to energy efficiency and renewable energy, providing energy audits and building retrofit services, offering technical assistance, supporting loan and grant programs, and encouraging the adoption of alternative energy technologies. The scope and variety of activities undertaken by the various states and territories is extremely broad, and this reflects the diversity of conditions and needs found across the country and the efforts of participating states and territories to respond to them. The purpose of this report is to present estimates of the energy and cost savings and emissions reductions associated with SEP activities performed by the states during the 2002 program year, based on primary data provided by the states themselves. This is the second systematic evaluation of SEP accomplishments performed by Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) for DOE. A report documenting the findings of the first study was published in January 2003 (Schweitzer et.al., 2003).

Schweitzer, M.

2005-07-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of the United States Support Programs Internship and Junior Professional Officer Programs  

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The U.S. Support Program (USSP) to International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Safeguards established a program of one-year paid internships for students and recent graduates. The program was in effect from 2002 until 2006 with a total of forty-one U.S. citizens and permanent residents placed in the IAEA. The USSP created a Junior Professional Officer (JPO) Program in 2005 that replaced the internship program at the IAEA. The JPO program creates opportunities for U.S. college graduates to become IAEA employees for a period of one to two years to help increase the effectiveness and efficiency of safeguards. The twenty three former and current JPOs work in varying fields such as software development, information collection and analysis, non-destructive analysis systems, and unattended monitoring systems. This paper will look at the impacts of the USSP internship and JPO program on the interns and JPOs, the U.S. government, and the IAEA. Academic backgrounds, past involvement in nuclear fields, program assessment, and post-program positions were recorded and analyzed through two studies using questionnaires sent to former interns and former and current JPOs. This paper will discuss the effects of the programs on the careers of the interns and JPOs, present the evaluations of the internship and JPO Programs, and report the recommendations for changes.

Cruz J.; Patterson, J.; Pepper, S.

2012-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

62

Evaluation of Emergency Medicine Community Educational Program  

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Heart Association. Training Programs. Available at www.and community-based training programs have been shown tothe impact of the training program. METHODS This study was

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

63

Guidebook for Energy Efficiency Program Evaluation Measurement & Verification  

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Energy efficiency program evaluation is increasingly important as utilities implement programs to meet regulatory requirements, such as energy efficiency portfolio standards. While utilities need internal staff to oversee evaluation activities, most evaluations are actually conducted by outside consultants. Thus, utility staff require a sufficient understanding of the evaluation process to plan program evaluation activities as well as to manage internal stakeholders and evaluation contractors. This guide...

2008-12-22T23:59:59.000Z

64

Overview of Evaluation Methods for R&D Programs  

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

This booklet introduces managers to a variety of methods for evaluating research and development (R&D) programs.

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Better Buildings Neighborhood Program: Step 5: Draft and Evaluate RFPs  

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5: Draft 5: Draft and Evaluate RFPs to someone by E-mail Share Better Buildings Neighborhood Program: Step 5: Draft and Evaluate RFPs on Facebook Tweet about Better Buildings Neighborhood Program: Step 5: Draft and Evaluate RFPs on Twitter Bookmark Better Buildings Neighborhood Program: Step 5: Draft and Evaluate RFPs on Google Bookmark Better Buildings Neighborhood Program: Step 5: Draft and Evaluate RFPs on Delicious Rank Better Buildings Neighborhood Program: Step 5: Draft and Evaluate RFPs on Digg Find More places to share Better Buildings Neighborhood Program: Step 5: Draft and Evaluate RFPs on AddThis.com... Getting Started Driving Demand Financing Assess the Market Define Finance Program Objectives Identify & Engage Financial Partners Design the Financing Program

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Seminar Center for Advanced Vehicle Technologies Thursday, 04/29 -2:00pm  

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Seminar ­ Center for Advanced Vehicle Technologies Thursday, 04/29 - 2:00pm 101 Bevill Hall of engineering and R&D positions with the Ford Motor Company, where he led several electric and hybrid drive scientific and technical papers and four books, including Hybrid Vehicle Propulsion Systems, which

Carver, Jeffrey C.

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Overview of Evaluation Methods for R&D Programs  

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

Evaluation Methods for R&D Programs Evaluation Methods for R&D Programs Overview of Evaluation Methods for R&D Programs A Directory of Evaluation Methods Relevant to Technology Development Programs Prepared for U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy March 2007 by Rosalie Ruegg, TIA Consulting, Inc. Gretchen Jordan, Sandia National Laboratories Overview of Evaluation Methods for R&D Programs Overview of Evaluation Methods for R&D Programs Acknowledgements This booklet introducing managers to a variety of methods for evaluating research and development (R&D) programs was completed for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) by Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA under Contract DE-AC04- 94AL8500. Sandia is operated by Sandia Corporation, a subsidiary of Lockheed Martin

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Program review: resource evaluation, reservoir confirmation, and exploration technology  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The details of the program review are reported. A summary of the recommendations, means for their implementation, and a six year program of expenditures which would accomplish the objectives of the recommendations are presented. Included in appendices are the following: DOE/DGE consortia participants; program managers contacted for opinion; communications received from program managers; participants, program review panel; and program strategy for resource evaluation and reservoir confirmation. (MHR)

Ward, S.H.

1978-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

69

Empirical evaluation of distributed pair programming  

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Pair programming, in which two individuals share a single computer to collaboratively develop software, has been shown to have many benefits in industry and in education. One drawback of pair programming is its collocation requirement, which limits its ... Keywords: Computer-supported cooperative work, Distributed pair programming, Empirical software engineering, Gesturing, Introductory programming

Brian Hanks

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

70

Federal Energy Management Program: Energy Efficiency Evaluation and  

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Energy Efficiency Energy Efficiency Evaluation and Planning for Existing Buildings to someone by E-mail Share Federal Energy Management Program: Energy Efficiency Evaluation and Planning for Existing Buildings on Facebook Tweet about Federal Energy Management Program: Energy Efficiency Evaluation and Planning for Existing Buildings on Twitter Bookmark Federal Energy Management Program: Energy Efficiency Evaluation and Planning for Existing Buildings on Google Bookmark Federal Energy Management Program: Energy Efficiency Evaluation and Planning for Existing Buildings on Delicious Rank Federal Energy Management Program: Energy Efficiency Evaluation and Planning for Existing Buildings on Digg Find More places to share Federal Energy Management Program: Energy Efficiency Evaluation and Planning for Existing Buildings on AddThis.com...

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Evaluate Buildings Greenhouse Gas Emissions Contribution by Program |  

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

Evaluate Buildings Greenhouse Gas Emissions Contribution by Program Evaluate Buildings Greenhouse Gas Emissions Contribution by Program Evaluate Buildings Greenhouse Gas Emissions Contribution by Program October 7, 2013 - 10:48am Addthis When prioritizing building types and sites for evaluating greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, Federal agencies should first determine which programs contribute the most to their total building greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and focus their analysis on those programs. Using the total buildings energy use by program, these emissions profile can be calculated using the Federal Energy Management Program's Annual GHG and Sustainability Data Report site. In the example below, Agency ABC should focus on Programs B and C first because together they represent over 80% of building emissions. Agencies

72

Measurement and Verification for Behavioral Programs: Evaluating Programs That Have Gone Full-Scale  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The evaluation of behavioral programs requires rigorous measurement and verification. While the randomized controlled trial (RCT) lies at the core of modern program evaluation, in most situations it is not feasible to implement a randomized approach. This is particularly true when programs have gone full-scale and the success of the program needs to be evaluated outside of the confines of an experimental framework involving the random allocation of households to treatment and control ...

2013-12-16T23:59:59.000Z

73

Program evaluation: Weatherization Residential Assistance Partnership (WRAP) Program  

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The Connecticut low income weatherization program was developed in response to a 1987 rate docket order from the Connecticut Department of Public Utility Control (DPUC) to Connecticut Light Power Co., an operating subsidiary of Northeast Utilities (NU). (Throughout this report, NU is referred to as the operator of the program.) This program, known as the Weatherization Residential Assistance Partnership, or WRAP, was configured utilizing input from a collaborative group of interested parties to the docket. It was agreed that this program would be put forth by the electric utility, but would not ignore oil and gas savings (thus, it was to be fuel- blind''). The allocated cost of conservation services for each fuel source, however, should be cost effective. It was to be offered to those utility customers at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty levels, and provide a wide array of energy saving measures directed toward heating, water heating and lighting. It was felt by the collaborative group that this program would raise the level of expenditures per participant for weatherization services provided by the state, and by linking to and revising the auditing process for weatherization, would lower the audit unit cost. The program plans ranged from the offering of low-cost heating, water heating and infiltration measures, increased insulation levels, carpentry and plumbing services, to furnace or burner replacement. The program was configured to allow for very comprehensive weatherization and heating system servicing.

1991-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

74

Program Evaluation and Incentives for Administrators of Energy-Efficiency Programs: Can Evaluation Solve the Principal/Agent Problem?  

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effectiveness (the non-energy benefits problem) All cost-energy- efficiency programs and, especially, the free-rider problem,Energy-Efficiency Programs: Can Evaluation Solve the Principal/Agent Problem?

Blumstein, Carl

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

75

Federal Energy Management Program: Evaluate Greenhouse Gas Reduction...  

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Strategies to someone by E-mail Share Federal Energy Management Program: Evaluate Greenhouse Gas Reduction Strategies on Facebook Tweet about Federal Energy Management...

76

Oak Ridge Geochemical Reconnaissance Program. [For National Uranium Resource Evaluation Program  

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The Oak Ridge reconnaissance program is responsible for the geochemical survey in a 12-state area covering Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Iowa, Indiana, and Illinois as part of the National Uranium Resource Evaluation Program. The program concept is outlined and the planning and organization of the program is discussed. (JSR)

Arendt, J.W.

1977-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

77

State Energy Efficiency Program Evaluation Inventory  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Laboratory, Environmental Energy Technologies Division, DE-AC02-05CH11231, The Future of Utility Customer-Funded Energy Efficiency Programs in the United States: ...

78

Guidelines for evaluation of nuclear facility training programs  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This document establishes a single set of objectives and criteria for the evaluation of training programs developed to meet requirements of DOE Orders 5480.18A and 5480.20, and other directives that address training and qualification. The evaluation includes appraisals, surveillances, audits, reviews, assessments, and other activities intended to evaluate training. The standard is intended to assist personnel in performing evaluations of training and qualification programs.

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1994-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

79

Evaluation of PC-Based Eddy Current Database Management Program  

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Part of the Balance-of-Plant (BOP) Heat Exchanger Condition Assessment Program for 1998 was an evaluation of commercially available PC-based eddy current database management software programs. The objective of the study was to evaluate the selected software programs for general user-friendliness, ease of tubesheet creation, inspection planning, query building and execution, printing options, import and export capabilities, documentation, network features, technical support, and product cost. Three (3) so...

1998-12-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy and Power Evaluation Program (ENPEP) | Open Energy Information  

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Energy and Power Evaluation Program (ENPEP) Energy and Power Evaluation Program (ENPEP) (Redirected from Energy and Power Evaluation Program) Jump to: navigation, search LEDSGP green logo.png FIND MORE DIA TOOLS This tool is part of the Development Impacts Assessment (DIA) Toolkit from the LEDS Global Partnership. Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Energy and Power Evaluation Program (ENPEP-BALANCE) Agency/Company /Organization: Argonne National Laboratory Sector: Energy Topics: Baseline projection, Co-benefits assessment, Pathways analysis Resource Type: Software/modeling tools User Interface: Desktop Application Complexity/Ease of Use: Advanced Website: www.dis.anl.gov/projects/Enpepwin.html Cost: Free References: Energy and Power Evaluation Program [1] Related Tools TNAssess Energy Development Index (EDI)

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A framework for evaluation of technology transfer programs. Volume 2  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The objective of this volume is to describe a framework with which DOE can develop a program specific methodology to evaluate it`s technology transfer efforts. This approach could also be applied to an integrated private sector technology transfer organization. Several benefits will be realized from the application of this work. While the immediate effect will be to assist program managers in evaluating and improving program performance, the ultimate benefits will accrue to the producing industry, the states, and the nation in the form of sustained or increased domestic oil production. This benefit depends also, of course, on the effectiveness of the technology being transferred. The managers of the Technology Transfer program, and the larger federal oil and gas R&D programs, will be provided with a means to design and assess the effectiveness of program efforts as they are developed, tested and performed. The framework allows deficiencies in critical aspects of the program to be quickly identified, allowing for timely corrections and improvements. The actual process of developing the evaluation also gives the staff of the Oil R&D Program or Technology Transfer subprogram the opportunity to become oriented to the overall program goals. The structure and focus imposed by the evaluation paradigm will guide program staff in selecting activities which are consistent with achieving the goals of the overall R&D program.

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1993-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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International DSM and DSM program evaluation: An INDEEP assessment  

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This paper discusses the current level of demand-side management (DSM) occurring in selected European countries and reviews the availability of information on DSM programs and program evaluation. Next, thirteen European DSM programs are compared by examining such factors as: motivations for program implementation, marketing methods, participation rates, total energy savings, and program costs. The transfer of DSM program results and experiences found in these case studies is also discussed, as well as the lessons learned during the design, implementation, and evaluation of these programs. This paper represents a preliminary assessment of the state of DSM and DSM program evaluation in Europe. The findings from this work also represent the first steps in a joint international effort to compile and analyze the measured results of energy efficiency programs in a consistent and comprehensive fashion. The authors find that these programs represent cost-effective resources: the cost of energy saved by the programs ranged from a low of 0.0005 ECUs/kWh (0.01 {cents}/kWh) to a high of 0.077 ECUs/kWh (9.7 {cents}/kWh), with an average cost of 0.027 ECUs/kWh (3.3 {cents}/kWh). Weighted by energy savings, the average cost of energy saved by the programs was 0.014 ECUs/kWh (1.8 {cents}/kWh).

Vine, E.

1995-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

83

Thursday Only  

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Mar 16, 2006 ... In search of binary metal hydrides with ... In terms of catalytic effect on absorp- ... In terms of quantity of hydrogen absorbed, Ti addition showed the ...... molecules are able to enter into montmorillonite particles and individual.

84

THURSDAY AM  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Oct 15, 1998 ... Although it is well-known that exposure to hydrogen and hydro- ... cant decrease in interfacial fracture energy when exposed to hydrogen.

85

Beowawe Geothermal Area evaluation program. Final report  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Several exploration programs were conducted at the Beowawe Geothermal Prospect, Lander and Eureka County, Nevada. Part I, consisting of a shallow temperature hole program, a mercury soil sampling survey, and a self-potential survey were conducted in order to select the optimum site for an exploratory well. Part II consisted of drilling a 5927-foot exploratory well, running geophysical logs, conducting a drill stem test (2937-3208 feet), and a short-term (3-day) flow test (1655-2188 feet). All basic data collected is summarized.

Iovenitti, J. L

1981-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

86

California Evaluation Framework | Building Energy Codes Program  

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those studies. bpCaliforniaEvaluationFramework.pdf Document Details Affiliation: California Public Utilities Commission and the Project Advisory Group Focus: Adoption...

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Programs for Evaluating Software Testing Tools and ...  

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... PESTTT materials can be used to evaluate and compare both white box and ... A draft conference paper has been submitted but not yet accepted for ...

2011-12-05T23:59:59.000Z

88

Saving Time in a Program Robustness Evaluation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The risk of having a program execution corrupted by transient faults is growing as computer processors are using more transistors, are becoming denser and are operating at lower voltages. This risk is multiplied when we take into account High Performance ... Keywords: Transient faults, robustness, soft errors, reliability, simplification

Joao Gramacho, Dolores Rexachs, Emilio Luque

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

89

Program Performance Metrics rogram evaluation is not  

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Johnson's "Planning, Programming & Budgeting System" is still used by the Pentagon; Nixon's "Management by Objective" identified goals and results and eliminated redundancies; Carter's "Zero-Based Budgeting" forced.S. Department of Energy under Contract number DE-AC05-00OR22725 Center for Transportation Analysis Research

90

Evaluating Feedback Program Impacts: Considerations for Measuring Behavior Change  

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Although behavioral programs are not new in the electricity sector, they are being considered with renewed interest as utilities seek efficiency improvements through a wider variety of strategies and approaches. The evaluation, measurement, and verification (EM&V) of behavioral programs to attribute associated energy or demand savings impacts, and the persistence of those impacts, present a different set of issues as compared to EM&V of more conventional, "technology-centric" energy efficiency programs. ...

2010-02-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy and Power Evaluation Program (ENPEP) | Open Energy Information  

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Energy and Power Evaluation Program (ENPEP) Energy and Power Evaluation Program (ENPEP) Jump to: navigation, search LEDSGP green logo.png FIND MORE DIA TOOLS This tool is part of the Development Impacts Assessment (DIA) Toolkit from the LEDS Global Partnership. Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Energy and Power Evaluation Program (ENPEP-BALANCE) Agency/Company /Organization: Argonne National Laboratory Sector: Energy Topics: Baseline projection, Co-benefits assessment, Pathways analysis Resource Type: Software/modeling tools User Interface: Desktop Application Complexity/Ease of Use: Advanced Website: www.dis.anl.gov/projects/Enpepwin.html Cost: Free References: Energy and Power Evaluation Program [1] Related Tools TNAssess Energy Development Index (EDI) Tool for Selecting CDM Methods & Technologies

92

Energy and Power Evaluation Program (ENPEP) | Open Energy Information  

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Energy and Power Evaluation Program (ENPEP) Energy and Power Evaluation Program (ENPEP) (Redirected from ENPEP) Jump to: navigation, search LEDSGP green logo.png FIND MORE DIA TOOLS This tool is part of the Development Impacts Assessment (DIA) Toolkit from the LEDS Global Partnership. Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Energy and Power Evaluation Program (ENPEP-BALANCE) Agency/Company /Organization: Argonne National Laboratory Sector: Energy Topics: Baseline projection, Co-benefits assessment, Pathways analysis Resource Type: Software/modeling tools User Interface: Desktop Application Complexity/Ease of Use: Advanced Website: www.dis.anl.gov/projects/Enpepwin.html Cost: Free References: Energy and Power Evaluation Program [1] Related Tools TNAssess Energy Development Index (EDI) Tool for Selecting CDM Methods & Technologies

93

OMPI: optimizing MPI programs using partial evaluation  

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MPI is gaining acceptance as a standard for message-passing in high-performance computing, due to its powerful and flexible support of various communication styles. However, the complexity of its API poses significant software overhead, and as a result, ... Keywords: MPI, message passing, partial evaluation, SUIF, communication optimization, parallel computing

Hirotaka Ogawa; Satoshi Matsuoka

1996-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluating and selecting options for oil refit programs  

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Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) Oil Refit Program provides technical support for the US Department of Energy (DOE) Fuel Oil Conservation Marketing Demonstration Program implemented in several states (designed to accelerate the use of fuel saving devices and systems by homeowners). BNL assisted with the planning and implementation of the marketing and grants option phases for the New York State Pilot Marketing Demonstration Program and is monitoring the results. Additionally BNL planned, and is implementing, the Oil Refit Option Qualification Program involving procedures for evaluating refit options for selection, field testing, and quantifying fuel savings for the purpose of qualifying additional options for use in the DOE state and other marketing programs. The BNL approach for the evaluation of options on a comparative basis is shown and the potential for optimizing fuel savings by combining available single-choice refit options is examined. Also shown are the estimated fuel savings for each option installed.

Hoppe, R.; Graves, W.; Salzano, F.J.

1980-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Criteria for Evaluation of Nuclear Facility Training Programs  

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

STD-1070-94 STD-1070-94 Reaffirmed June 2013 DOE STANDARD CRITERIA FOR EVALUATION OF NUCLEAR FACILITY TRAINING PROGRAMS (Formerly Titled: Guidelines for Evaluation of Nuclear Facility Training Programs) U.S. Department of Energy FSC Washington, D.C. 20585 DISTRIBUTION STATEMENT A. Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited. TS DOE HDBK-1070-94 Errata June 2013 Table of Changes Page/Section Change Cover Criteria for Evaluation of Nuclear Facility Training Programs Page ii This document is available on the Department of Energy Technical Standards Program Web page at http://www.hss.doe.gov/nuclearsafety/ns/techstds/ Page iii Table of Contents Page iv This DOE Technical Standard is invoked as a requirement by DOE Order 426.2, Personnel Selection, Training, Qualifications and

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CIM: A Reliable Metric for Evaluating Program Phase Classifications  

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CIM: A Reliable Metric for Evaluating Program Phase Classifications Sreekumar V. Kodakara, Jinpyo Interval of estimated Mean (CIM), a metric based on statistical sampling theory, to evaluate the quality of estimated Mean (CIM) correctly estimates the quality of phase classification with a meaningful statistical

Minnesota, University of

97

Process evaluation of the Regional Biomass Energy Program  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) established the Regional Biomass Energy Program (RBEP) in 1983 to increase the production and use of biomass energy resources. Through the creation of five regional program (the Great Lakes, Northeast, Pacific Northwest, Southeast, and West), the RBEP focuses on regionally specific needs and opportunities. In 1992, Oak Ridge National (ORNL) conducted a process evaluation of the RBEP Program designed to document and explain the development of the goals and strategies of the five regional programs; describe the economic and market context surrounding commercialization of bioenergy systems; assess the criteria used to select projects; describe experiences with cost sharing; identify program accomplishments in the transfer of information and technology; and offer recommendations for program improvement.

Wilson, C.R.; Brown, M.A.; Perlack, R.D.

1994-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

98

The Energy-Related Inventions Program: Evaluation challenges and solutions  

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This paper describes results of evaluation of the Energy-Related Inventions Program (ERIP), focusing on the methodological challenges faced by the evaluators and solutions implemented. Operated jointly by US DOE and NIST, ERIP is one of the longest running commercialization assistance programs in US. The evaluation suggest that ERIP is a cost-effective federal investment. By the end of 1994, 24% of ERIP technologies had entered the market, producing total cumulative sales of $961 million (1994 dollars). With $124 million in program appropriations 1975-94, ERIP has an 8:1 return. At least 757 job-years were directly supported by ERIP technologies in 1994, and 6, 646 job-years of employment have been created over the past decade. The sales and employment supported by ERIP technologies are associated with $4.4 million in 1994 federal tax returns. Many issues must be addressed to fairly appraise public investments in technology commercialization programs, such as the need to track the program participants for extended periods, complexities in accounting for spinoff technologies, determining the validity of program evaluations, and dealing with performance data that are dominated by a small number of highly successful technologies.

Brown, M.A.

1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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TVA Partner Utilities - In-Home Energy Evaluation Pilot Program |  

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Mississippi Mississippi Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount Windows: 500 Duct Repair, Replacement, and Sealing: 500 Minor Repair Work: 250 Replace HVAC: 250 Insulation: 500 Electric Water Heater and Pipe Insulation: 50 Air Sealing: 500 Self Installed Insulation, Caulk, Weatherstrip, and Rehabilitation: 250 Central HVAC Tune-up: 150 Provider Tennessee Valley Authority The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) ''energy right'' In-Home Energy Evaluation Pilot Program encourages the installation of energy-efficiency improvements in existing single family dwellings. The program offers an in-home energy assessment as well as financing options and rebates/incentives to help homeowners who choose to make investments in significant energy efficiency improvements. Evaluations are performed by

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TVA Partner Utilities - In-Home Energy Evaluation Pilot Program |  

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

Kentucky Kentucky Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount Windows: $500 Duct Repair, Replacement, and Sealing: $500 Minor Repair Work: $250 Replace HVAC: $250 Insulation: $500 Electric Water Heater and Pipe Insulation: $50 Air Sealing/Weatherstrip/Caulk: $500 Central HVAC Tune-up: $150 Provider Tennessee Valley Authority The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) energy right In-Home Energy Evaluation Pilot Program encourages the installation of energy-efficiency improvements in existing single family dwellings. The program offers an in-home energy assessment as well as financing options and rebates/incentives to help homeowners who choose to make investments in significant energy efficiency improvements. Evaluations are performed by TVA-certified energy advisors

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TVA Partner Utilities - In-Home Energy Evaluation Pilot Program |  

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

Alabama Alabama Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount Windows: 500 Duct Repair, Replacement, and Sealing: 500 Minor Repair Work: 250 Replace HVAC: 250 Insulation: 500 Electric Water Heater and Pipe Insulation: 50 Air Sealing: 500 Self Installed Insulation, Caulk, Weatherstrip, and Rehabilitation: 250 Central HVAC Tune-up: 150 Provider Tennessee Valley Authority The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) energy right In-Home Energy Evaluation Pilot Program encourages the installation of energy-efficiency improvements in existing single family dwellings. The program offers an in-home energy assessment as well as financing options and rebates/incentives to help homeowners who choose to make investments in significant energy efficiency improvements. Evaluations are performed by TVA-certified energy advisors

102

DOE Seeks Independent Evaluation of Remote-Handled Waste Program  

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Seeks Independent Evaluation Seeks Independent Evaluation Of Remote-Handled Waste Program CARLSBAD, N.M., July 24, 2001 - An independent panel of scientific and engineering experts will convene July 30 in Carlsbad to evaluate U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) plans for managing remote-handled (RH) transuranic (TRU) waste at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP). DOE's Carlsbad Field Office has asked the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the Institute for Regulatory Science to review its proposed RH-TRU waste program. The program must be approved by the New Mexico Environment Department and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency before DOE will be permitted to accept and dispose of RH-TRU waste at WIPP. "Safety and compliance are our primary considerations in developing the plans for

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ORISE: California Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP)  

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California Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) California Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) Training The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) and the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services) have revised the next generation Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) course to create a balance between learning exercise methodology and using Web-based toolkit activities to plan and develop exercises. The revised HSEEP training course is a four-day, interactive course with computer-based activities that maximize use of the HSEEP Toolkit. The course is focused on hands-on, toolkit activities that provide participants with valuable practice and training. The course also allows participants to use their own jurisdictional information to complete course activities,

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Evaluation Report on The Department's Unclassified Cyber Security Program  

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

Report on The Department's Unclassified Cyber Security Report on The Department's Unclassified Cyber Security Program 2002, DOE/IG-0567 Evaluation Report on The Department's Unclassified Cyber Security Program 2002, DOE/IG-0567 As agencies strive to meet the President's goal of significantly increasing electronic government, the potential for disruption or damage to critical systems by malicious users continues to increase. In response to increasing threats to the Government's computer networks and systems, Congress enacted the Government hformation Security Reform Act (GISRA) in October 2000. GISRA focuses on program management, implementation, and evaluation of the security of unclassified and national security information. It requires agencies to conduct annual reviews and evaluations of unclassified and

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Light Water Reactor Sustainability Program - Non-Destructive Evaluation  

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

Program - Non-Destructive Program - Non-Destructive Evaluation R&D Roadmap for Determining Remaining Useful Life of Aging Cables in Nuclear Power Plants Light Water Reactor Sustainability Program - Non-Destructive Evaluation R&D Roadmap for Determining Remaining Useful Life of Aging Cables in Nuclear Power Plants The purpose of the non-destructive evaluation (NDE) R&D Roadmap for Cables is to support the Materials Aging and Degradation (MAaD) R&D pathway. A workshop was held to gather subject matter experts to develop the NDE R&D Roadmap for Cables. The focus of the workshop was to identify the technical gaps in detecting aging cables and predicting their remaining life expectancy. The workshop was held in Knoxville, Tennessee, on July 30, 2012, at Analysis and Measurement Services Corporation (AMS) headquarters.

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PLEASE NOTE THURSDAY DATE - COLLOQUIUM: Professor Ralph Roskies - "Big Data  

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May 23, 2013, 4:15pm to 5:30pm May 23, 2013, 4:15pm to 5:30pm Colloquia MBG Auditorium PLEASE NOTE THURSDAY DATE - COLLOQUIUM: Professor Ralph Roskies - "Big Data at the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center" Professor Ralph Roskies Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center I will review the history of large data challenges and achievements at the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center. Recently these have exploited three unique systems- Blacklight, with the world's largest coherent shared memory system: ANTON, a special purpose molecular dynamics engine that outperforms much larger systems; and Sherlock, a novel graph-analytics system. Data handling has been empowered by the new Data Supercell, developed at PSC, which greatly outperforms traditional storage systems, at lower or comparable cost.

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EERE Guide for Managing General Program Evaluation Studies  

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

EERE Guide for Managing EERE Guide for Managing General Program Evaluation Studies Getting the Information You Need Prepared for the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Office of Planning, Budget and Analysis Principal Author, Harley Barnes, Lockheed Martin Aspen Lead Contractor, Gretchen Jordan, Sandia National Laboratories February 2006 Acknowledgments This Guide for Managing General Program Evaluations (Guide) was completed for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) by Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA under Contract DE-AC04-94AL8500. Sandia is operated by Sandia Corporation, a subsidiary of Lockheed Martin Corporation. Gretchen Jordan, Sandia National Laboratories, was the lead contractor for the development of

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NATIONAL EVALUATION OF THE WEATHERIZATION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM DURING THE ARRA PERIOD: PROGRAM YEARS 2009-2011  

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This report describes the third major evaluation of the Program, encompassing program years 2009 to 2011. In this report, this period of time is referred to as the ARRA Period. This is a special period of time for the Program because the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009 has allocated $5 billion of funding for the Program. In normal program years, WAP s annual appropriation is in the range of $200-250 million, supporting the weatherization of approximately 100,000 homes. With the addition of ARRA funding during these program years, the expectation is that weatherization activity will exceed 300,000 homes per year. In addition to saving energy and reducing low-income energy bills, expanded WAP funding is expected to stimulate the economy by providing new jobs in the weatherization field and allowing low-income households to spend more money on goods and services by spending less on energy.

Tonn, Bruce Edward [ORNL; Rose, Erin M [ORNL; Schmoyer, Richard L [ORNL; Eisenberg, Joel Fred [ORNL; Ternes, Mark P [ORNL; Schweitzer, Martin [ORNL; Hendrick, Timothy P [ORNL

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thursday, January 30, 2003 Energy Secretary Abraham Announces U.S. to Join Negotiations on Major International Fusion  

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Thursday, January 30, 2003 Energy Secretary Abraham Announces U.S. to Join Negotiations on Major of a major international magnetic fusion research project, U.S. Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham announced of the laboratory. The Bush administration believes that fusion is a key element in U.S. long-term energy plans

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NECEC 2008, ST. JOHN'S NEWFOUNDLAND, THURSDAY NOV 6, 2008 1 Abstract--Micro wind turbines are being used with some  

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NECEC 2008, ST. JOHN'S NEWFOUNDLAND, THURSDAY NOV 6, 2008 1 Abstract--Micro wind turbines are being used with some success at remote hilltop communication stations in Labrador. It is observed that wind generation at these sites reduces diesel consumption and increases battery life; however, these benefits

Bruneau, Steve

111

DEUS Computer Evaluation Model, Volume 1: Program Descriptive Manual  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report presents DEUS, a computer simulation model of duel energy use systems. The model is designed for the evaluation of cogeneration systems and is a useful tool for utilities as well as cogenerators. Volume 1 describes the program methodology and its data base; Volume 2 is a user's manual.

1982-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

112

US-VISIT Identity Matching Algorithm Evaluation Program: ADIS Algorithm Evaluation Project Plan Update  

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This document is an update to the 'ADIS Algorithm Evaluation Project Plan' specified in the Statement of Work for the US-VISIT Identity Matching Algorithm Evaluation Program, as deliverable II.D.1. The original plan was delivered in August 2010. This document modifies the plan to reflect modified deliverables reflecting delays in obtaining a database refresh. This document describes the revised schedule of the program deliverables. The detailed description of the processes used, the statistical analysis processes and the results of the statistical analysis will be described fully in the program deliverables. The US-VISIT Identity Matching Algorithm Evaluation Program is work performed by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) under IAA HSHQVT-07-X-00002 P00004 from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

Grant, C W; Lenderman, J S; Gansemer, J D

2011-02-24T23:59:59.000Z

113

Savannah River Restart Peer Evaluation Program final examination report  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

During the period of August 13, 1990 through September 6, 1991 the Savannah River Peer Evaluation Program was administered during three distinct phases to 73 certified Central Control Room Operators, Central Control Room Supervisors, and Shift Technical Engineers assigned to the K Reactor, on the Savannah River Site (SRS). This program was conceived and developed by the Department of Energy (DOE) and it`s implementation satisfies recommendations made by the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board. The review identified both strengths and weaknesses of the procedures and personnel.

Morgan, M.P.; Draper, D.G.

1991-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Savannah River Restart Peer Evaluation Program final examination report  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

During the period of August 13, 1990 through September 6, 1991 the Savannah River Peer Evaluation Program was administered during three distinct phases to 73 certified Central Control Room Operators, Central Control Room Supervisors, and Shift Technical Engineers assigned to the K Reactor, on the Savannah River Site (SRS). This program was conceived and developed by the Department of Energy (DOE) and it's implementation satisfies recommendations made by the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board. The review identified both strengths and weaknesses of the procedures and personnel.

Morgan, M.P.; Draper, D.G.

1991-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluating the quality and effectiveness of hazardous waste training programs  

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An installation`s compliance with Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) hazardous waste regulations is strongly dependent on the knowledge, skill, and behavior of all individuals involved in the generation and management of hazardous waste. Recognizing this, Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command (HQ/AFMC) determined that an in-depth evaluation of hazardous waste training programs at each AFMC installation was an appropriate element in assessing the overall effectiveness of installation hazardous waste management programs in preventing noncompliant conditions. Consequently, pursuant to its authority under Air Force Instruction (AFI) 32-7042, Solid and Hazardous Waste Compliance (May 12, 1994) to support and maintain hazardous waste training, HQ/AFMC directed Argonne National Laboratory to undertake the Hazardous Waste Training Initiative. This paper summarizes the methodology employed in performing the evaluation and presents the initiative`s salient conclusions.

Kolpa, R.L.; Haffenden, R.A. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States); Weaver, M.A. [Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH (United States)

1996-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

116

The 2nd US-China Energy Efficiency Forum Agenda - Thursday  

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

The The S econd U .S.---China E nergy E fficiency F orum 1 May 5 ---6, 2 011 Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Agenda Thursday, M ay 5 , 2 011 8:00 a m Registration Check--in at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) Continental Breakfast will be served. Building 6 6, 2 nd F loor 9:00 a m --- 9 :30 a m Welcome and Introduction to LBNL Briefing on Carbon Cycle 2.0 * Ashok G adgil, D ivision D irector, Environmental E nergy T echnologies D ivision, L BNL Building 6 6 A uditorium 10:00 a m Tour I -- Energy Efficiency Tour Sites (Tour from 10:10 - 10:50 am) All b uses l eave f rom t he f ront o f B uilding 6 6 10:50 a m Industry Travel t o U C--- Berkeley C HP facility a nd S imi Winery Buildings Travel t o W indows Testing F acility --- S teve Selkowitz, H ead Buildings T echnology Department Near B

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2010 Solar Program Peer Review Report: An Independent Evaluation of Program Activities for FY2009 and FY2010  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This document summarizes the recommendations and evaluations provided by an independent external panel of experts at the DOE Solar Energy Technologies Program's 2010 Program Review meeting, held on May 24?27, 2010, in Washington, D.C.

DOE Solar Energy Technologies Program

2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

118

Reliability-based maintenance evaluations and standard preventive maintenance programs  

SciTech Connect

Due to recent issuance of 10CFR50.65, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission maintenance rule (Rule), and the [open quotes]Industry Guideline for Monitoring the Effectiveness of Maintenance at Nuclear Power Plants[close quotes] prepared by the Nuclear Management and Resources Council, many utilities are undertaking review or evaluation of current preventive maintenance (PM) programs. Although PM optimization and documentation are not specifically required by the Rule, an appropriate and effective PM program (PMP) will be the cornerstone of the successful and cost-effective implementation of the Rule. Currently, a project is being conducted at the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station (VYNPS) in conjunction with Quadrex Energy Services to evaluate, optimize, and document the PMP. The project began in March 1993 and is scheduled for completion in mid-1995. The initial scope for the project is the evaluation of those structures, systems, and components that are within the scope of the Rule. Because of the number of systems to be evaluated ([approximately]50), the desired completion schedule, and cost considerations, a streamlined approach to PM optimization and documentation is being utilized.

Varno, M. (Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Corp., Vernon, VT (United States)); McKinley, M. (Quadrex Energy Services Corp., Campbell, CA (United States))

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

119

Monitoring and evaluation of green public procurement programs  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Effective procurement policies can help governments save considerable amounts of money while also reducing energy consumption. Additionally, private sector companies which purchase large numbers of energy-consuming devices can benefit from procurement policies that minimize life-cycle energy costs. Both public and private procurement programs offer opportunities to generate market-transforming demand for energy efficient appliances and lighting fixtures. In recent years, several governments have implemented policies to procure energy efficient products and services. When deploying these policies, efforts have focused on developing resources for implementation (guidelines, energy efficiency specifications for tenders, life cycle costing tools, training, etc.) rather than defining monitoring systems to track progress against the set objectives. Implementation resources are necessary to make effective policies; however, developing Monitoring and Evaluation (M and E) mechanisms are critical to ensure that the policies are effective. The purpose of this article is to provide policy makers and procurement officials with a preliminary map of existing approaches and key components to monitor Energy Efficient Procurement (EEP) programs in order to contribute to the improvement of their own systems. Case studies are used throughout the paper to illustrate promising approaches to improve the M and E of EEP programs, from the definition of the system or data collection to complementary instruments to improve both the monitoring response and program results.

Adell, Aure [Ecoinstitut, Barcelona (Spain)] [Ecoinstitut, Barcelona (Spain); Schaefer, Bettina [Ecoinstitut, Barcelona (Spain)] [Ecoinstitut, Barcelona (Spain); Ravi, Kavita [US Department of Energy, Washington, DC (United States)] [US Department of Energy, Washington, DC (United States); Corry, Jenny [Collaborative Labeling and Appliance Standards Program (United States)] [Collaborative Labeling and Appliance Standards Program (United States)

2013-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Proceedings of the 2004 ACM SIGPLAN symposium on Partial evaluation and semantics-based program manipulation  

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Over the last decade, partial evaluation and program manipulation techniques have been deployed in a wide variety of applications. Part of the PEPM 2004 program is dedicated to presenting an overview of this work. The program includes four invited ...

Nevin Heintze; Peter Sestoft

2004-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electric vehicle/photovoltaic test and evaluation program. Final report  

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The University of South Florida (USF) in collaboration with Florida utilities and other organizations have executed a research and development program for the test and evaluation of Electric Vehicles. Its activity as one of 13 US Department of Energy (DOE) Electric Vehicle Test Site Operators was funded by DOE and the Florida Energy Office (FEO). The purpose of this program was to determine the efficiency of electric vehicles under commuter and fleet conditions in Florida. An additional feature of this program was the development of a utility interconnected photovoltaic (PV) system for charging electric vehicles with solar energy. USF developed an effective and economical automated on board Mobile Data Acquisition System (MDAS) that records vehicle operating data with minimum operator interface. Computer programs were written by the USF team to achieve processing and analysis of the vehicles` MDAS data, again minimizing human involvement, human effort and human error. A large number of passenger cars, vans and pickup trucks were studied. Procedures for monitoring them were developed to a point where the equipment is commercially available and its operation has become routine. The nations first PV solar powered electric vehicle charging station and test facility was designed, developed and put into operation under this program. The charging station is capable of direct DC-DC (PV to battery) or AC-DC (power grid to battery) charging and it routes unused PV power to the University`s power grid for other use. The DC-DC charging system is more efficient, more dependable and safer than DC-AC-DC and traditional methods of DC-DC charging. A fortuitous correlation was observed between battery charging demand and solar power availability in commuter application of electric vehicles.

NONE

1997-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

122

Evaluating program analysis and testing tools with the RUGRAT random benchmark application generator  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Benchmarks are heavily used in different areas of computer science to evaluate algorithms and tools. In program analysis and testing, open-source and commercial programs are routinely used as bench- marks to evaluate different aspects of algorithms ...

Ishtiaque Hussain; Christoph Csallner; Mark Grechanik; Chen Fu; Qing Xie; Sangmin Park; Kunal Taneja; B. M. Mainul Hossain

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Star Lighting Verification Program (Program for the Evaluation and Analysis of Residential Lighting)  

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The Program for the Evaluation and Analysis of Residential Lighting (PEARL) is a watchdog program. It was created in response to complaints received by utility program managers about the performance of certain Energy Star lighting products being promoted within their service territories and the lack of a self-policing mechanism within the lighting industry that would ensure the reliability of these products and their compliance with ENERGY STAR specifications. To remedy these problems, PEARL purchases and tests products that are available to the consumers in the marketplace. The Lighting Research Center (LRC) tests the selected products against the corresponding Energy Star specifications. This report includes the experimental procedure and data results of Cycle 6 and Reflector CFL In-situ Testing of PEARL program during the period of April 2005 to October 2005, along with the description of apparatus used, equipment calibration process, experimental methodology, and research findings from the testing. LRC performed testing for the fixture samples in Cycle 6 against Energy Star residential fixture specifications during this period of time. LRC subcontracted the Reflector CFL In-situ Testing to Luminaire Testing Laboratories located at Allentown PA, and supervised this test.

Conan O'Rourke; Yutao Zhou

2006-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

124

Energy Star Lighting Verification Program (Program for the Evaluation and Analysis of Residential Lighting)  

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The Program for the Evaluation and Analysis of Residential Lighting (PEARL) is a watchdog program. It was created in response to complaints received by utility program managers about the performance of certain Energy Star lighting products being promoted within their service territories and the lack of a self-policing mechanism within the lighting industry that would ensure the reliability of these products and their compliance with ENERGY STAR specifications. To remedy these problems, PEARL purchases and tests products that are available to the consumers in the marketplace. The Lighting Research Center (LRC) tests the selected products against the corresponding Energy Star specifications. This report includes the experimental procedure and data results of Cycle Three of PEARL program during the period of October 2002 to April 2003, along with the description of apparatus used, equipment calibration process, experimental methodology, and research findings from the testing. The products tested are 20 models of screw-based compact fluorescent lamps (CFL) of various types and various wattages made or marketed by 12 different manufacturers, and ten models of residential lighting fixtures from eight different manufacturers.

Conan O'Rourke; Yutao Zhou

2006-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

125

Energy Star Lighting Verification Program (Program for the Evaluation and Analysis of Residential Lighting)  

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The Program for the Evaluation and Analysis of Residential Lighting (PEARL) is a watchdog program. It was created in response to complaints received by utility program managers about the performance of certain Energy Star lighting products being promoted within their service territories and the lack of a self-policing mechanism within the lighting industry that would ensure the reliability of these products and their compliance with ENERGY STAR specifications. To remedy these problems, PEARL purchases and tests products that are available to the consumers in the marketplace. The Lighting Research Center (LRC) tests the selected products against the corresponding Energy Star specifications. This report includes the experimental procedure and data results of Cycle Five and Cycle Six of PEARL program during the period of April 2004 to October 2004, along with the description of apparatus used, equipment calibration process, experimental methodology, and research findings from the testing. The parameter tested for Cycle Five is lumen maintenance at 40% rated life, and parameters tested for Cycle Six are Efficacy, CCT, CRI, Power Factor, Start Time, Warm-up Time, and Rapid Cycle Stress Test for CFLs.

Conan O'Rourke; Yutao Zhou

2006-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

126

Energy Star Lighting Verification Program (Program for the Evaluation and Analysis of Residential Lighting)  

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The Program for the Evaluation and Analysis of Residential Lighting (PEARL) is a watchdog program. It was created in response to complaints received by utility program managers about the performance of certain Energy Star lighting products being promoted within their service territories and the lack of a self-policing mechanism within the lighting industry that would ensure the reliability of these products and their compliance with ENERGY STAR specifications. To remedy these problems, PEARL purchases and tests products that are available to the consumers in the marketplace. The Lighting Research Center (LRC) tests the selected products against the corresponding Energy Star specifications. This report includes the experimental procedure and data results of Cycle Four and Cycle Five of PEARL program during the period of October 2003 to April 2004, along with the description of apparatus used, equipment calibration process, experimental methodology, and research findings from the testing. The parameter tested for Cycle Four is lumen maintenance at 40% rated life, and parameters tested for Cycle Five are all parameters required in Energy Star specifications except lumen maintenance at 40% rated life.

Conan O'Rourke; Yutao Zhou

2006-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

127

Energy Star Lighting Verification Program (Program for the Evaluation and Analysis of Residential Lighting)  

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The Program for the Evaluation and Analysis of Residential Lighting (PEARL) is a watchdog program. It was created in response to complaints received by utility program managers about the performance of certain Energy Star lighting products being promoted within their service territories and the lack of a self-policing mechanism within the lighting industry that would ensure the reliability of these products and their compliance with ENERGY STAR specifications. To remedy these problems, PEARL purchases and tests products that are available to the consumers in the marketplace. The Lighting Research Center (LRC) tests the selected products against the corresponding Energy Star specifications. This report includes the experimental procedure of Cycle 7 of PEARL program during the period of October 2005 to March 2006, along with the description of apparatus used, equipment calibration process, experimental methodology, and research findings from the testing. LRC administered the purchasing of CFL samples to test in Cycle 7, performed 100-hour seasoning for most of the CFL samples received by March 2006, and performed sphere testing for some of the CFL samples at 100 hours of life (initial measurement).

Conan O'Rourke; Yutao Zhou

2006-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

128

Energy Star Lighting Verification Program (Program for the Evaluation and Analysis of Residential Lighting)  

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The Program for the Evaluation and Analysis of Residential Lighting (PEARL) is a watchdog program. It was created in response to complaints received by utility program managers about the performance of certain Energy Star lighting products being promoted within their service territories and the lack of a self-policing mechanism within the lighting industry that would ensure the reliability of these products and their compliance with ENERGY STAR specifications. To remedy these problems, PEARL purchases and tests products that are available to the consumers in the marketplace. The Lighting Research Center (LRC) tests the selected products against the corresponding Energy Star specifications. This report includes the experimental procedure and data results of Cycle Three and Cycle Four of PEARL program during the period of April 2003 to October 2003, along with the description of apparatus used, equipment calibration process, experimental methodology, and research findings from the testing. The parameter tested for Cycle three is lumen maintenance at 40% rated life, and parameters tested for Cycle Four are all parameters required in Energy Star specifications except lumen maintenance at 40% rated life.

Conan O'Rourke; Yutao Zhou

2006-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Star Lighting Verification Program (Program for the Evaluation and Analysis of Residential Lighting)  

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The Program for the Evaluation and Analysis of Residential Lighting (PEARL) is a watchdog program. It was created in response to complaints received by utility program managers about the performance of certain Energy Star lighting products being promoted within their service territories and the lack of a self-policing mechanism within the lighting industry that would ensure the reliability of these products and their compliance with ENERGY STAR specifications. To remedy these problems, PEARL purchases and tests products that are available to the consumers in the marketplace. The Lighting Research Center (LRC) tests the selected products against the corresponding Energy Star specifications. This report includes the experimental procedure and data results of Cycle Six of PEARL program during the period of October 2004 to April 2005, along with the description of apparatus used, equipment calibration process, experimental methodology, and research findings from the testing. The parameters tested for CFL models in Cycle Six are 1000-hour Lumen Maintenance, Lumen Maintenance at 40% Rated Life, and Interim Life Test, along with a series of parameters verified, such as ballast electrical parameters and Energy Star label.

Conan O'Rourke; Yutao Zhou

2006-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

130

Energy-efficient buildings program evaluations. Volume 1: Findings and recommendations  

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This study was conducted for the US Department of Energy (DOE) by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). DOE operates the Building Standards and Guidelines Program (BSGP) to increase the effectiveness of building energy codes, standards, and guidelines. The main purpose of this report is to lay the groundwork for conducting an overall evaluation of the program and its effectiveness. Another purpose of this report is to summarize an extensive set of relevant evaluations and provide a building efficiency and program evaluation information resource for program designers, managers, and evaluators. This study presents information from 119 evaluations that have been conducted of both utility and code programs related to energy efficiency in new residential and commercial buildings. The authors used the information in these evaluations to identify major themes and lessons learned from utility and code programs. They also used the information to gain insights into appropriate evaluation methodologies and establish guidelines for designing future evaluations and an evaluation of the BSGP. The report presents general lessons about evaluating programs that have implications for future evaluations included the following. The evaluations provided the basis for developing an effective evaluation approach for residential building energy-efficiency codes and other energy-efficiency programs and other insights for conducting commercial building program evaluations. The findings for conducting effective evaluations are categorized by steps in the evaluation process.

Lee, A.D.; Mayi, D.; Edgemon, S.D.

1997-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

131

Performance Evaluation of Gene Expression Programming for Hydraulic Data Mining  

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Abstract: Predication is one of the fundamental tasks of data mining. In recent years, Artificial Intelligence techniques are widely being used in data mining applications where conventional statistical methods were used such as Regression and classification. The aim of this work is to show the applicability of Gene Expression Programming (GEP), a recently developed AI technique, for hydraulic data prediction and to evaluate its performance by comparing it with Multiple Linear Regression (MLR). Both GEP and MLR were used to model the hydraulic jump over a roughened bed using very large series of experimental data that contain all the important flow and roughness parameters such as the initial Froude number, the height of roughness ratio, the length of roughness ratio, the initial length ratio (from the gate) and the roughness density. The results show that GEP is a promising AI approach for hydraulic data prediction.

Khalid Eldr; Abdel-azim Negm

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

132

Fuels Technologies Program 2005 Merit Review & Peer Evaluation...  

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for industry program participants (engine manufacturers, emission control manufacturers, vehicle manufacturers, etc.) to shape the DOE-sponsored R&D program so that the highest...

133

Evaluations of Structural Failure Probabilities and Candidate Inservice Inspection Programs  

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The work described in this report applies probabilistic structural mechanics models to predict the reliability of nuclear pressure boundary components. These same models are then applied to evaluate the effectiveness of alternative programs for inservice inspection to reduce these failure probabilities. Results of the calculations support the development and implementation of risk-informed inservice inspection of piping and vessels. Studies have specifically addressed the potential benefits of ultrasonic inspections to reduce failure probabilities associated with fatigue crack growth and stress-corrosion cracking. Parametric calculations were performed with the computer code pc-PRAISE to generate an extensive set of plots to cover a wide range of pipe wall thicknesses, cyclic operating stresses, and inspection strategies. The studies have also addressed critical inputs to fracture mechanics calculations such as the parameters that characterize the number and sizes of fabrication flaws in piping welds. Other calculations quantify uncertainties associated with the inputs calculations, the uncertainties in the fracture mechanics models, and the uncertainties in the resulting calculated failure probabilities. A final set of calculations address the effects of flaw sizing errors on the effectiveness of inservice inspection programs.

Khaleel, Mohammad A.; Simonen, Fredric A.

2009-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Star Lighting Verification Program (Program for the Evaluation and Analysis of Residential Lighting)  

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The Program for the Evaluation and Analysis of Residential Lighting (PEARL) is a watchdog program. It was created in response to complaints received by utility program managers about the performance of certain Energy Star lighting products being promoted within their service territories and the lack of a self-policing mechanism within the lighting industry that would ensure the reliability of these products and their compliance with ENERGY STAR specifications. To remedy these problems, PEARL purchases and tests products that are available to the consumers in the marketplace. The Lighting Research Center (LRC) tests the selected products against the corresponding Energy Star specifications. This final report summarizes the experimental procedure and results of all cycles (Cycles 1 through 8) of PEARL program from the beginning of year 2000 to the end of 2007, along with the description of apparatus used, equipment calibration process, experimental methodology, and research findings from the testing. In each cycle of PEARL program, PEARL Board selects a list of Compact Fluorescent Lamp (CFL) and Residential Lighting Fixture (RLF) models that are Energy Star qualified. In Cycle 5, Cycle 7, and Cycle 8, no fixture models were selected. After that PEARL sponsors procure product samples for each selected model from different stores and locations in the retail market and send them to LRC for testing. LRC then receive and select the samples, and test them against Energy Star specifications. After the testing LRC analyze and report the results to PEARL Board. Totally 185 models of CFL and 52 models of RLF were tested in PEARL program. Along with the evolution of the Energy Star specifications from year 2000 to 2003, parameters that were required by Energy Star changed during the eight years of PEARL program. The testing parameters and number of samples tested in PEARL program also changed during this time. For example, in Cycle 1, three samples of each models were tested for their photometric and electrical parameters only; in Cycle 2, 1000-hour Lumen Maintenance and the Rapid Cycle Stress Test was added and an additional set of six samples of each models were tested for Rapid Cycle Stress Test. Also, Cycle 2 data analysis included the testing and verification results against both the 'then existing' specification dated 2000 and the 'then new' specification dated 8/9/2001. In Cycle 3, Lumen Maintenance at 40% life was added and the number of samples for photometric and electrical testing was increased to five. In Cycle 6, the number of samples for photometric and electrical testing increased again to ten so that five of them were tested in base-up position and five in base-down position. A total of 2375 CFL samples were tested in PEARL program, out of the more than 3000 CFL samples that were purchased for the testing purpose of this program.

Conan O'Rourke; Yutao Zhou

2007-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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UHM/HNEI EV test and evaluation program  

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The electric vehicle (EV) program of the Hawaii Natural Energy Institute (HNEI) focuses primarily on the field testing of promising EV/traction batteries. The intent is to utilize typical driving cycles to develop information that verifies or refutes what is obtained in the laboratory. Three different types of battery were assigned by the US DOE for testing in this program: Sonnenschein Dryfit 6V-160, Exide GC-5, Trojan T-145. We added the following battery to the test program: ALCO2200. HNEI's existing EVs were utilized as test beds. The following EVs were chosen in our program: Converted Ford Escort station wagon, Converted Ford Escort two-door sedan, Converted Ford Escort two-door sedan, Converted Dodge van (typically daily driving distances, 10--30 miles). Capacity testing is a very effective way of monitoring the status of battery modules. Based on capacity tests, corrective action such as battery replacement, additional charging, adjusting terminal connections, etc., may be taken to maintain good performance. About 15,500 miles and 600 cycles have been accumulated on the Sonnenschein Dryfit 6V-160 battery pack. Five of its 18 modules have been changed. Based on DOE's standard, the battery has reached the end of its useful life. Nevertheless, the battery pack is still operational and its operating range is still greater than 40 miles per charge. It is too early to evaluate the life expectancy of the other three batteries, the Trojan T-145, Exide GC-5, and Alco 2200. No module has been replaced in these three packs. The Trojan T-145 battery is a very promising EV traction battery in terms of quality and reliability versus price. HNEI will keep the Trojan and Exide battery packs in operation. The Alco 2200 batteries will be transferred to another vehicle. The Additional Charging Method seems to be an effective way of restoring weak modules. The Smart Voltmeter'' developed by HNEI is a promising way of monitoring the remaining range for an EV.

1992-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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UHM/HNEI EV test and evaluation program. Final report  

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The electric vehicle (EV) program of the Hawaii Natural Energy Institute (HNEI) focuses primarily on the field testing of promising EV/traction batteries. The intent is to utilize typical driving cycles to develop information that verifies or refutes what is obtained in the laboratory. Three different types of battery were assigned by the US DOE for testing in this program: Sonnenschein Dryfit 6V-160, Exide GC-5, Trojan T-145. We added the following battery to the test program: ALCO2200. HNEI`s existing EVs were utilized as test beds. The following EVs were chosen in our program: Converted Ford Escort station wagon, Converted Ford Escort two-door sedan, Converted Ford Escort two-door sedan, Converted Dodge van (typically daily driving distances, 10--30 miles). Capacity testing is a very effective way of monitoring the status of battery modules. Based on capacity tests, corrective action such as battery replacement, additional charging, adjusting terminal connections, etc., may be taken to maintain good performance. About 15,500 miles and 600 cycles have been accumulated on the Sonnenschein Dryfit 6V-160 battery pack. Five of its 18 modules have been changed. Based on DOE`s standard, the battery has reached the end of its useful life. Nevertheless, the battery pack is still operational and its operating range is still greater than 40 miles per charge. It is too early to evaluate the life expectancy of the other three batteries, the Trojan T-145, Exide GC-5, and Alco 2200. No module has been replaced in these three packs. The Trojan T-145 battery is a very promising EV traction battery in terms of quality and reliability versus price. HNEI will keep the Trojan and Exide battery packs in operation. The Alco 2200 batteries will be transferred to another vehicle. The Additional Charging Method seems to be an effective way of restoring weak modules. The ``Smart Voltmeter`` developed by HNEI is a promising way of monitoring the remaining range for an EV.

1992-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Analysis of Remote Sensing Data for Development of I/M Program Evaluation  

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Analysis of Remote Sensing Data for Development of I/M Program Evaluation Protocols Sajal S 48105 Order number: 9A-0633-NAEX #12;Analysis of Remote Sensing Data for Development of I/M Program of Remote Sensing Data for Development of I/M Program Evaluation Protocols 2 226.5 nm in the ultraviolet

Denver, University of

138

Scoping Evaluation to Revise the EPRI Standard Radiation Monitoring Programs  

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The PWR Standard Radiation Monitoring Program (SRMP) and BWR Radiation Level Assessment and Control (BRAC) program are the cornerstone of the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) Radiation Management program. These programs provide an essential tie between radiation field generation and chemical and operational changes, but there is some evidence that the trends in these reactor coolant piping dose rates do not correspond to radiation field trends elsewhere in the plant. In an effort to improve corre...

2012-03-19T23:59:59.000Z

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EVALUATING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE SAFETY INVESTMENT PROGRAM  

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Transportation Improvement Program - Safety Investment Program (STIP-SIP). The concept of the program was first provided all of the STIP data. Many other ODOT staff provided assistance at various stages of the project.............................................................................................................. 133 APPENDICES Appendix A: Acronym List Appendix B: OTC Meeting Minutes, August 1998 Appendix C: STIP

Bertini, Robert L.

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TVA Partner Utilities - In-Home Energy Evaluation Program | Department of  

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Program Program TVA Partner Utilities - In-Home Energy Evaluation Program < Back Eligibility Installer/Contractor Residential Utility Savings Category Home Weatherization Sealing Your Home Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Cooling Commercial Weatherization Ventilation Manufacturing Heat Pumps Windows, Doors, & Skylights Maximum Rebate 50% cost up to $500 Program Info State Virginia Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount Windows: $500 Duct Repair, Replacement, and Sealing: $500 Minor Repair Work: $250 Replace HVAC: $250 Insulation: $500 Electric Water Heater and Pipe Insulation: $50 Air Sealing/Weatherstrip/Caulk: $500 Central HVAC Tune-up: $150 Provider Tennessee Valley Authority The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) energy right In-Home Energy Evaluation

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The ENSDF_toolbox program package: tool for the evaluator of nuclear data  

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The program package for the work with the Evaluated Nuclear Structure Data File is discussed. The program shell designed for the unification of the process of the evaluation of the nuclear data is proposed. This program shell may be used in the regular work of the nuclear data evaluator and for common use by scientists and engineers who need the actual data about nuclear states and transitions from the ENSDF database.

Shulyak, G I

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The ENSDF_toolbox program package: tool for the evaluator of nuclear data  

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The program package for the work with the Evaluated Nuclear Structure Data File is discussed. The program shell designed for the unification of the process of the evaluation of the nuclear data is proposed. This program shell may be used in the regular work of the nuclear data evaluator and for common use by scientists and engineers who need the actual data about nuclear states and transitions from the ENSDF database.

G. I. Shulyak; A. A. Rodionov

2010-04-20T23:59:59.000Z

143

Pattern driven lazy reduction: A unifying evaluation mechanism for functional and logic programs  

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A novel lazy evaluation mechanism, pattern-driven lazy reduction, is developed that serves as a unifying evaluation mechanism for both functional and logic programs. The reduction of a function call can be viewed as semantically ...

P. A. Subrahmanyam; J-H. You

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

144

Evaluation of Commercial Lighting Programs: A DEEP Assessment  

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Energy Efficiency Program and Market Trends High Technology and Industrial Buildings Lighting Systems Residential Buildings Simulation Tools Sustainable Federal Operations Windows...

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Evaluating the Performance of Parallel Programs in a Pseudo-Parallel MPI Environment  

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OF PAPER Evaluating the Performance of Parallel Programs in a Pseudo-Parallel MPI Environment By Erik Demaine This paper presents a system for use with the message-passing standard called MPI (Message Passing Interface) that provides a means of automatically simulating a distributed-memory parallel program. This allows one to evaluate a parallel algorithm without the use of a parallel computer. The system consists of three parts: the network evaluator, logging library, and simulator. The network evaluator is a parallel program that evaluates the network speed of a distributed-memory parallel computer. The logging library, when used, automatically logs the message-passing activity of the running program. The logs are designed so that running the "processors" on a uniprocessor workstation does not affect the contents. The simulator is a serial program that reads a log generated by the logging library and timing results from the network evaluator, and simulates the execution of the parall...

Erik Demaine

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

146

Evaluation of commercial lighting programs: A DEEP assessment  

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In this paper, we present key findings from a Database on Energy Efficiency Programs (DEEP) report on commercial lighting programs. In the DEEP report, which is the first in a series, we examine the measured performance of 20 utility-sponsored, demand-side management (DSM), lighting efficiency programs in the commercial and industrial sectors. We assess the performance of the lighting programs based on four measures: the total resource costs of the programs, participation rates, energy savings per participant, and utility costs per participant. At an average cost of 3.9 C/kWh, these programs are judged to be cost-effective when compared to avoided costs in their areas. We critically examine participation rates, energy savings per participant, and utility costs per participant in order to understand precisely what aspects of program performance they measure. Finally, we summarize some of the primary difficulties in collecting DSM data in a consistent and comprehensive fashion, and offer some solutions to this challenging problem.

Vine, E.L.; Eto, J.; Shown, L.; Sonnenblick, R.; Payne, C.

1994-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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U.S. to Participate in Fusion Project Thursday, January 30, 2003 http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/national/AP-Fusion-Energy-Plan.html?pagewanted=  

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U.S. to Participate in Fusion Project Thursday, January 30, 2003 http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/national/AP-Fusion-Energy-range international collaboration to develop fusion energy as a commercial power source, U.S. Energy Secretary Spencer-Plan.html?pagewanted= print&position=top Page: 1 January 30, 2003 U.S. to Participate in Fusion Project By THE ASSOCIATED

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February 13, 2013 Webinar: Preliminary Process and Market Evaluation … Better Buildings Neighborhood Program Webcast  

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Preliminary Process and Market Evaluation - Better Buildings Neighborhood Program Webcast Preliminary Process and Market Evaluation - Better Buildings Neighborhood Program Webcast February 13, 2013 Ed Vine: Hello everyone and good afternoon. My name is Ed Vine and I am a staff scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, otherwise known as LBNL, and I'm the LBNL project manager for the evaluation of the Better Buildings Neighborhood Program. You may hear the term BBNP-it's a short- handed version for that. So thank you for joining us and welcome to today's webinar on the preliminary process and market evaluation of the BBNP. This evaluation addresses the national program with a goal of identifying what elements of grantee programs are most successful at bringing about market changes that will result in sustainable energy savings. The study provides a preliminary assessment focused on

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Super-Efficient Refrigerator Program (SERP) evaluation volume 2: Preliminary impact and market transformation assessment  

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The Super Efficient Refrigerator Program (SERP) is a collaborative utility program intended to transform the market for energy-efficient and environmentally friendly refrigerators. It is one of the first examples of a large-scale {open_quotes}market transformation{close_quotes} energy efficiency program. This report documents the preliminary impact and market transformation evaluation of SERP ({open_quotes}the Program{close_quotes}). Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) conducted this evaluation for the U.S. Department of Energy. This study focuses on the preliminary impact evaluation and market transformation assessment, but also presents limited process evaluation information. It is based on interviews with refrigerator dealers and manufacturers, interviews with utility participants, industry data, and information from the Program administrators. Results from this study complement those from prior process evaluation also conducted by PNNL. 42 refs., 5 figs., 4 tabs.

Lee, A.D.; Conger, R.L.

1996-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluating the Differential Effects of Alternative Welfare-to-Work Training Components: A Re-Analysis of the California GAIN Program  

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the evaluation of training programs. Journal of the Americanfrom evaluating a job training program. Review of Economicevaluations of training programs with ex- perimental data.

Hotz, V. Joseph; Imbens, Guido W.; Klerman, Jacob A.

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

151

1992-1993 Bonneville Appliance Efficiency Program: Showerhead evaluation. Volume I - report  

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The Bonneville Power Administration (Bonneville) provides wholesale electric power to over 100 retail distribution utilities in the Pacific Northwest. Bonneville is faced with meeting growing loads from these utilities. It acquires conservation as one means of meeting this load growth. Bonneville has offered a variety of conservation programs since 1980. Efficient showerheads have been a feature in residential conservation programs ever since. Bonneville launched the Residential Appliance Efficiency Program to focus on water-heater energy conservation opportunities in 1992. The Residential Appliance Efficiency Program consists of two parts, a water-heater efficiency program, and a hot-water efficiency program. This report evaluates the savings and costs of the first two years of the showerhead portion of the Residential Appliance Efficiency Program (the showerhead program). Although it is not a formal evaluation of the program limited to implementation or a {open_quotes}process{close_quotes} evaluation, observations about program design and implementation are included as appropriate. Results of this evaluation are limited to program participants within the Bonneville service territory.

Warwick, W.M.

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of Lead-Carbon Devices DOE Energy Storage Program...  

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Lead-Carbon Devices DOE Energy Storage Program Contract 407411 Benjamin J Craft Specialty Chemicals Division MeadWestvaco Corporation 843-746-8312 bjc11@meadwestvaco.com November...

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Evaluation of Commercial Lighting Programs: A DEEP Assessment  

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DEEP report, which is the first in a series, we examine the measured performance of 20 utility-sponsored, demand-side management (DSM), lighting efficiency programs in the...

154

TVA Partner Utilities - In-Home Energy Evaluation Pilot Program (Georgia) |  

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TVA Partner Utilities - In-Home Energy Evaluation Pilot Program TVA Partner Utilities - In-Home Energy Evaluation Pilot Program (Georgia) TVA Partner Utilities - In-Home Energy Evaluation Pilot Program (Georgia) < Back Eligibility Installer/Contractor Residential Utility Savings Category Home Weatherization Commercial Weatherization Sealing Your Home Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Cooling Other Design & Remodeling Windows, Doors, & Skylights Ventilation Manufacturing Heat Pumps Maximum Rebate 50% cost up to $500 Program Info State Georgia Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount Windows: $500 Duct Repair, Replacement, and Sealing: $500 Minor Repair Work: $250 Replace HVAC: $250 Insulation: $500 Electric Water Heater and Pipe Insulation: $50 Air Sealing: $500 Caulking, Weatherstripping, and other Self Installed Improvements: $250

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Evaluation of the Super Efficient Refrigerator Program (SERP) in the Bonneville Power Administration service territory  

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The Super Efficient Refrigerator Program (SERP) is a collaborative utility program intended to transform the market for energy-efficient and environmentally friendly refrigerators. it is one of the first examples of large-scale {open_quotes}market transformation{close_quotes} energy efficiency program. This report documents the evaluation of SERP ({open_quotes}the Program{close_quotes}) in the Bonneville Power Administration`s (Bonneville`s) service territory. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) conducted this evaluation for Bonneville. This study includes the process evaluation, preliminary impact evaluation, and market transformation assessment. It is based on site visits and interviews with refrigerator dealers and manufacturers, industry data, and Bonneville information. Results from this study are compared with those from a parallel study that examines the Program across the 24 participating utilities.

Lee, A.D.; Conger, R.L.

1996-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Federal Energy Management Program: Measure and Evaluate Institutional  

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Measure and Evaluate Institutional Change for Sustainability Measure and Evaluate Institutional Change for Sustainability Graphic showing 5 gears. They progress from Determine Goal to Identify Context-Rules, Roles and Tools to Develop Action Plan to Implement Plan to Measure and Evaluate. Institutional Change Continuous Improvement Cycle The measure and evaluation step is crucial to ensure that institutional change efforts produce successful results in meeting sustainability goals. To measure success, an evaluation is needed. An effective evaluation: Provides a framework and information to support strategic planning efforts Confirms that actions being taken are proving effective or are in need of adjustment Identifies opportunities for new or increased improvement Helps justify actions to others for validation, increased support, and future resources.

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An evaluation of object oriented example programs in introductory programming textbooks  

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Research shows that examples play an important role for cognitive skill acquisition. Students as well as teachers rank examples as important resources for learning to program. Therefore examples must be consistent with the principles and rules of the ... Keywords: assessment, check list, courseware, example programs, examples, guidelines, principles, textbooks

Jrgen Brstler; Mark S. Hall; Marie Nordstrm; James H. Paterson; Kate Sanders; Carsten Schulte; Lynda Thomas

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Program evaluation: Weatherization Residential Assistance Partnership (WRAP) Program. Volume 1, Final report  

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The Connecticut low income weatherization program was developed in response to a 1987 rate docket order from the Connecticut Department of Public Utility Control (DPUC) to Connecticut Light & Power Co., an operating subsidiary of Northeast Utilities (NU). (Throughout this report, NU is referred to as the operator of the program.) This program, known as the Weatherization Residential Assistance Partnership, or WRAP, was configured utilizing input from a collaborative group of interested parties to the docket. It was agreed that this program would be put forth by the electric utility, but would not ignore oil and gas savings (thus, it was to be ``fuel- blind``). The allocated cost of conservation services for each fuel source, however, should be cost effective. It was to be offered to those utility customers at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty levels, and provide a wide array of energy saving measures directed toward heating, water heating and lighting. It was felt by the collaborative group that this program would raise the level of expenditures per participant for weatherization services provided by the state, and by linking to and revising the auditing process for weatherization, would lower the audit unit cost. The program plans ranged from the offering of low-cost heating, water heating and infiltration measures, increased insulation levels, carpentry and plumbing services, to furnace or burner replacement. The program was configured to allow for very comprehensive weatherization and heating system servicing.

1991-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An Inside Look at a U.S. Department of Energy Impact Evaluation Framework for Deployment Programs  

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Energy Impact Evaluation Framework for Deployment Programs Edward Vine, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Gretchen Jordan,Energy Impact Evaluation Framework for Deployment Programs Edward Vine, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Gretchen Jordan,

Vine, Edward; Jordan, Gretchen; Reed, John H.; Dowd, Jeff

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

160

1992-1993 Bonneville Appliance Efficiency Program: Showerhead Evaluation Volume II - Appendices  

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This report included the appendices for 1992-1993 Bonneville appliance efficiency program: showerhead evaluation. It consists of nine appendices, titled: Bonneville documents; overview of research projects; Puget Power and Light persistence study; hot-water flow analyses and assumptions documentation; regional end-use metering program; showerhead and faucet aerator performance assessment; Bonneville showerhead program distribution methods by participating utility; water- and energy-saving measure distribution methods literature review; REMP study load shape results.

Warwick, W.M.

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An approach for evaluating the market effects of energy efficiency programs  

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information on the challenges ahead and the needed methodolog- ical guidance for evaluating market effects. Energyenergy efficiency industry must pursue a more comprehensive strategy that includes more market stakeholders (besides program admin- istrators), more funding, and more information,

Vine, Edward; Prahl, Ralph; Meyers, Steve; Turiel, Isaac

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

162

Safety Evaluation Report, pump and valve inservice testing program, Maine Yankee Atomic Power Station  

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This EG and G, Inc., report presents the results of our evaluation of the Maine Yankee Atomic Power Station, Inservice Testing Program for pumps and valves whose function is important to safety.

Rockhold, H.C.; Stromberg, H.M.

1985-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

163

Defense Nuclear Security Safeguards and Security Evaluation and Performance Assurance Program  

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for Defense Nuclear Security (DNS) is issuing this document to promulgate the DNS Evaluation and Performance Assurance Program of the NNSA safeguards and security functional area. Suggestions for improving this document are welcome and should be sent in writing to:

Bradley A. Peterson

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

164

DOE Hydrogen Program 2004 Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Report  

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This document summarizes the project evaluations and comments from the DOE Hydrogen Program 2004 Annual Program Review. Hydrogen production, delivery and storage; fuel cells; technology validation; safety, codes and standards; and education R&D projects funded by DOE in FY2004 are reviewed.

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2004-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE Hydrogen Program: 2010 Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Report  

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This document summarizes the comments provided by peer reviewers on hydrogen and fuel cell projects presented at the FY 2010 U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Hydrogen Program and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting (AMR), held June 7-11, 2010 in Washington, D.C.

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2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Operating experience review for nuclear power plants in the Systematic Evaluation Program  

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The Systematic Evaluation Program Branch (SEPB) of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is conducting the Systematic Evaluation Program (SEP) whose purpose is to determine the safety margins of the design and operation of the eleven oldest operating commercial nuclear power plants in the United States. This paper describes the methodology and results of the operational experience review portion of the SEP evaluation. SEPB will combine the results from these operational reviews with other safety topic evaluations to perform an integrated assessment of the SEP plants.

Mays, G.T.; Harrington, K.H.

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

167

Coal liquefaction process streams characterization and evaluation. Volume 1, Base program activities  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This 4.5-year project consisted of routine analytical support to DOE`s direct liquefaction process development effort (the Base Program), and an extensive effort to develop, demonstrate, and apply new analytical methods for the characterization of liquefaction process streams (the Participants Program). The objective of the Base Program was to support the on-going DOE direct coal liquefaction process development program. Feed, process, and product samples were used to assess process operations, product quality, and the effects of process variables, and to direct future testing. The primary objective of the Participants Program was to identify and demonstrate analytical methods for use in support of liquefaction process development, and in so doing, provide a bridge between process design, and development, and operation and analytical chemistry. To achieve this objective, novel analytical methods were evaluated for application to direct coal liquefaction-derived materials. CONSOL teamed with 24 research groups in the program. Well-defined and characterized samples of coal liquefaction process-derived materials were provided to each group. CONSOL made an evaluation of each analytical technique. During the performance of this project, we obtained analyses on samples from numerous process development and research programs and we evaluated a variety of analytical techniques for their usefulness in supporting liquefaction process development. Because of the diverse nature of this program, we provide here an annotated bibliography of the technical reports, publications, and formal presentations that resulted from this program to serve as a comprehensive summary of contract activities.

Robbins, G.A.; Brandes, S.D.; Winschel, R.A.; Burke, F.P.

1994-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

168

Federal Energy Management Program: Energy Efficiency Evaluation and  

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Efficiency Evaluation and Planning for Existing Buildings Efficiency Evaluation and Planning for Existing Buildings For meeting Federal sustainability requirements, agencies can use evaluation methods-such as benchmarking and energy audits-and planning to make their existing buildings energy efficient. To comply with energy reduction requirements agencies should follow a few basic steps: Benchmark buildings Conduct energy audits Create an action plan Monitor progress. This is a cyclical process that will need to be continually updated. For meeting water use reduction requirements in buildings, see Water Efficiency. Benchmark Buildings The first step in managing a building stock's sustainability is to benchmark buildings. Benchmarking allows buildings to be compared for energy consumption and performance to determine which building is consuming more energy than it should (i.e., where there are inefficiencies and opportunities for improvement).

169

PICEP: Pipe Crack Evaluation Program (Revision 1): Special report  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report describes software for calculating single- or two-phase flow through cracks in pipes and steam generator tubes. Options are available for calculating the crack-opening area and the critical (stable) crack length. The program is useful in performing leak-before-break analysis to demonstrate detectable leak rates prior to crack growth instability. Input to the code includes material properties, loads, thermal-hydraulic conditions, pipe geometry, and crack type and orientation. Theory and user information are provided in this report. 16 refs., 7 figs.

Norris, D.M.; Chexal, B.

1987-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

170

Evaluation of Persistence of Savings from SMUD Retrocommissioning Program  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

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

2003-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

171

History and evaluation of the AUTRC Program 1985--1995  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Alabama Universities/Tennessee Valley Authority Research Consortium (AUTRC), established in 1985, includes two state agencies and one federal agency working cooperatively with seven Alabama public research institutions to promote research and support economic development in Alabama. In 1985 the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA) was awarded a grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) to establish a consortium of research universities and promote the economic development of the Appalachian counties of north Alabama. The following year, the Alabama Commission on Higher Education (ACHE) requested funding from the state legislature (Special Educational Trust Fund) to provide continuing support for AUTRC. One of the principal goals of this Consortium was to facilitate job creation in the state through the commercialization of TVA research. Since that time, continuing appropriations from ACHE and support from TVA, the universities, and the private sector have continued to support research activities and commercialization efforts. This report provides a ten-year overview of the program`s evolution, describes its research and commercialization activities, identifies the roles and contributions of the parties to the Consortium, and presents conclusions and recommendations for the future.

Ransom, J.M.; Seale, S.K.

1994-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

172

Federal Energy Management Program: Training  

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

EERE » Federal Energy Management Program » Services EERE » Federal Energy Management Program » Services Printable Version Share this resource Training Calendar eTraining Courses First Thursday Seminars Training FEMP trains Federal agency managers about the latest energy requirements, best practices, and technologies through eTraining Courses, First Thursday Seminars, and webinars. Customize your display by choosing a category and format below, or click a link in the navigation at left. 1. Select Training Category (What's this?) All categories Design, operations, and maintenance Energy efficient products Energy management Financing Fleet Greenhouse gases Institutional change Laws, regulation, and guidance Renewable energy Water efficiency 2. Select Training Format All formats Live training - register to attend On demand training - watch any time

173

Summary of the Solar Two Test and Evaluation Program  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Solar Two was a collaborative, cost-shared project between eleven US industry and utility partners and the U. S. Department of Energy to validate molten-salt power tower technology. The Solar Two plant, located east of Barstow, CA, was comprised of 1926 heliostats, a receiver, a thermal storage system and a steam generation system. Molten nitrate salt was used as the heat transfer fluid and storage media. The steam generator powered a 10 MWe, conventional Rankine cycle turbine. Solar Two operated from June 1996 to April 1999. The major objective of the test and evaluation phase of the project was to validate the technical characteristics of a molten salt power tower. This paper describes the significant results from the test and evaluation activities.

PACHECO,JAMES E.; REILLY,HUGH E.; KOLB,GREGORY J.; TYNER,CRAIG E.

2000-02-08T23:59:59.000Z

174

Plant Engineering: EPRI Standardized Task Evaluation Program Implementation Guide  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The nuclear power industry uses supplemental workers to support outages and other work activities. It is important to provide assurances that these workers are knowledgeable and skilled in the performance of the specific tasks to which they will be assigned as independent workers. The end result must be objective, credible evidence to show that the independent workers have been evaluated to meet station standards. One method of determining whether a worker is proficient ...

2012-11-14T23:59:59.000Z

175

TVA Partner Utilities - In-Home Energy Evaluation Program | Department of  

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

500 500 Program Info State Tennessee Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount Windows: 500 Duct Repair, Replacement, and Sealing: 500 Minor Repair Work: 250 Replace HVAC: 250 Insulation: 500 Electric Water Heater and Pipe Insulation: 50 Air Sealing: 500 Self Installed Insulation, Caulk, Weatherstrip, and Rehabilitation: 250 Central HVAC Tune-up: 150 Provider Tennessee Valley Authority The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) ''energy right'' In-Home Energy Evaluation Pilot Program encourages the installation of energy-efficiency improvements in existing single family dwellings. The program offers an in-home energy assessment as well as financing options and rebates/incentives to help homeowners who choose to make investments in significant energy efficiency improvements. Evaluations are performed by

176

Extension to phase 2 energy savings evaluation of the commercial direct investment program  

SciTech Connect

The results of an analysis of the commercial direct investment program of the Commonwealth Energy System (COM/Electric) is presented. The analysis extends results obtained in a previous impact evaluation of energy savings. The analysis includes over 1,000 buildings that participated in the program. The previous evaluation showed net program savings, using simple, aggregate annual measures of energy use and a control group adjustment, of about 8.7 GWh/yr (14% of pre-retrofit energy use) for an investment of $4.4 million, which leads to an investment cost ratio (investment divided by first year savings) of about $0.50/kWh. Inherent difficulties with simple, aggregate calculations, with the PRInceton Scorekeeping Method (PRISM), and with econometric approaches for these types of evaluations are discussed and an extension to PRISM proposed as an alternative. Energy savings for this program are estimated using both simple, aggregate data and the extended PRISM approach (two-stage regression modeling). The aggregate data provide important insight about program performance, while the two-stage regression modeling helps reduce variability in results. Overall, the impact evaluation results indicate that the net program investment cost ratio, the ratio of total costs to net electricity savings, is close to $0.60/kWh when weather and cost factors are included. Economic factors were included in savings estimate calculations, but the results indicated either data endogeneity or high variance problems, so economic effects cannot be inferred as being estimable for the data set on this small C/I program with the methods used here. Program performance is at the margin of acceptable performance, and because of this marginality, improvements in program execution are desirable. Program performance at the margin could be improved significantly by controlling for potentially poor retrofit choices.

Trumble, D.; MacDonald, M.

1994-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

177

EPRI Nondestructive Evaluation Center, Assessment of the Intergranular Stress Corrosion Cracking Training and Qualification Program  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Independent, periodic evaluations of training programs at the EPRI Nondestructive Evaluation Center ensure fulfillment of utility needs and regulatory requirements for qualified personnel. A recent assessment recommended lengthening trainee time spent in hands-on practice with flawed BWR pipe samples.

1988-03-04T23:59:59.000Z

178

Handbook of evaluation of utility DSM programs. [Demand-Side Management (DSM)  

SciTech Connect

Program evaluation has become a central issue in the world of utility integrated resource planning. The DSM programs that utilities were operating to meet federal requirements or to improve customer relations are now becoming big business. DSM is being considered an important resource in a utility's portfolio of options. In the last five years, the amount of money that utilities have invested in DSM has grown exponentially in most regulatory jurisdictions. Market analysts are now talking about DSM being a $30 billion industry by the end of the decade. If the large volume of DSM-program investments was not enough to highlight the importance of evaluation, then the introduction of regulatory incentives has really focused the spotlight. This handbook was developed through a process that involved many of those people who represent the diverse constituencies of DSM-program evaluation. We have come to recognize the many technical disciplines that must be employed to evaluate DSM programs. An analysis might start out based on the principles of utility load research to find out what happened, but a combination of engineering and statistical methods must be used to triangulate'' an estimate of what would have happened without the program. The difference, of course, is that elusive but prized result of evaluation: what happened as the direct result of the DSM program. Technical performance of DSM measures is not the sole determinant of the answer, either. We also recognize the importance of such behavioral attributes of DSM as persistence and free ridership. Finally, DSM evaluation is meaningless without attention to planning an approach, communicating results to relevant decision-makers, and focusing as much on the process as the impacts of the program. These topics are all covered in this handbook.

Hirst, E.; Reed, J. (eds.); Bronfman, B.; Fitzpatrick, G.; Hicks, E.; Hirst, E.; Hoffman, M.; Keating, K.; Michaels, H.; Nadel, S.; Peters, J.; Reed, J.; Saxonis, W.; Schoen, A.; Violette, D.

1991-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

179

Remote Excavation System technology evaluation report: Buried Waste Robotics Program  

SciTech Connect

This document describes the results from the Remote Excavation System demonstration and testing conducted at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory during June and July 1993. The purpose of the demonstration was to ascertain the feasibility of the system for skimming soil and removing various types of buried waste in a safe manner and within all regulatory requirements, and to compare the performances of manual and remote operation of a backhoe. The procedures and goals of the demonstration were previously defined in The Remote Excavation System Test Plan, which served as a guideline for evaluating the various components of the system and discussed the procedures used to conduct the tests.

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1993-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

180

Satellite power system. Concept development and evaluation program  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The Reference System description emphasizes technical and operational information required in support of environmental, socioeconomic, and comparative assessment studies. Supporting information has been developed according to a guideline of implementing two 5 GW SPS systems per year for 30 years beginning with an initial operational data of 2000 and with SPS's being added at the rate of two per year (10 GW/year) until 2030. The Reference System concept, which features gallium--aluminum--arsenide (GaAlAs) and silicon solar cell options, is described in detail. The concept utilizes a planar solar array (about 55 km/sup 2/) built on a graphite fiber reinforced thermoplastic structure. The silicon array uses a concentration ratio of one (no concentration), whereas the GaAlAs array uses a concentration ratio of two. A one-kilometer diameter phased array microwave antenna is mounted on one end. The antenna uses klystrons as power amplifiers with slotted waveguides as radiating elements. The satellite is constructed in geosynchronous orbit in a six-month period. The ground receiving stations (rectenna) are completed during the same time period. The other two major components of an SPS program are (1) the construction bases in space and launch and mission control bases on earth and (2) fleets of various transportation vehicles that support the construction and maintenance operations of the satellites. These transportation vehicles include Heavy Lift Launch Vehicles (HLLV), Personnel Launch Vehicles (PLV), Cargo Orbit Transfer Vehicles (COTV), and Personnel Orbit Transfer Vehicles (POTV). The earth launch site chosen is the Kennedy Space Center, pending further study.

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1978-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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181

Spectrally Enhanced Lighting Program Implementation for Energy Savings: Field Evaluation  

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This report provides results from an evaluation PNNL conducted of a spectrally enhanced lighting demonstration project. PNNL performed field measurements and occupant surveys at three office buildings in California before and after lighting retrofits were made in August and December 2005. PNNL measured the following Overhead lighting electricity demand and consumption, Light levels in the workspace, Task lighting use, and Occupant ratings of satisfaction with the lighting. Existing lighting, which varied in each building, was replaced with lamps with correlated color temperature (CCT) of 5000 Kelvin, color rendering index (CRI) of 85, of varying wattages, and lower ballast factor electronic ballasts. The demonstrations were designed to decrease lighting power loads in the three buildings by 22-50 percent, depending on the existing installed lamps and ballasts. The project designers hypothesized that this reduction in electrical loads could be achieved by the change to higher CCT lamps without decreasing occupant satisfaction with the lighting.

Gordon, Kelly L.; Sullivan, Gregory P.; Armstrong, Peter R.; Richman, Eric E.; Matzke, Brett D.

2006-08-22T23:59:59.000Z

182

Update from the NREL Alternative Fuel Transit Bus Evaluation Program  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The object of this project, which is supported by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) through the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), is to provide a comprehensive comparison of heavy-duty urban transit buses operating on alternative fuels and diesel fuel. Final reports from this project were produced in 1996 from data collection and evaluation of 11 transit buses from eight transit sites. With the publication of these final reports, three issues were raised that needed further investigation: (1) the natural gas engines studied were older, open-loop control engines; (2) propane was not included in the original study; and (3) liquefied natural gas (LNG) was found to be in the early stages of deployment in transit applications. In response to these three issues, the project has continued by emissions testing newer natural gas engines and adding two new data collection sites to study the newer natural gas technology and specifically to measure new technology LNG buses.

Chandler, K. (Battelle); Norton, P. (National Renewable Energy Laboratory); Clark, N. (West Virginia University)

1999-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

183

Evaluating the Weatherization Assistance Program in Your State: A Manager's Guide  

SciTech Connect

Evaluations of the Weatherization Assistance Program (the Program) serve three major purposes: (1) to document the energy savings and cost effectiveness of the Program, (2) to attract and maintain funding, and (3) to identify opportunities for improving the Program's performance. State managers need detailed and specific information about the performance of their own Program if they are to conduct and market it as effectively as possible. In this evaluation guide, we focus almost entirely on the issues related to the measurement of energy savings. Because the Program's main goal is to reduce the energy use and energy burden of low-income households, the minimum output of an evaluation study should be an estimate of energy savings. If resources are limited, the first priority is to obtain this estimate of savings. Some states may be interested in other issues such as determining Program cost effectiveness, testing the value of various audit types, or identifying the best opportunities for increasing energy savings. Because of limited resources, most will focus only on measuring energy savings.

Berry, L

2000-05-11T23:59:59.000Z

184

An evaluation of commercialization mechanisms for the Clean Coal Technology Program  

SciTech Connect

The Clean Coal Technology (CCT) Program is an exemplary model of a successful collaboration between industry and government to develop advanced clean coal technologies that will both sustain and expand coal usage for electrical power production and materials manufacturing. Begun in 1985, the program has included five national competitive solicitations over a period of nine years. These solicitations have resulted in forty-five projects covering twenty-one states with a total capital investment of almost $7 billion. The goal of the program has been to demonstrate the next generation of advanced coal based technologies and to transfer these technologies to individual companies in the domestic and international market place. This study was commissioned by the CCT Program to evaluate technology transfer mechanisms used in other programs that can be used to stimulate the commercialization of the CCT Program`s technologies. Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) was selected for this task because of its involvement in the Natural Gas and Oil Technology Partnership, which is sponsored by the DOE Office of Fossil Energy. The mission of the Partnership is to coordinate the development and transfer of technologies developed at DOE national laboratories to the U.S. petroleum industry. The intent of this study is to examine the structure of the Partnership and evaluate the applicability of this structure to the CCT Program.

Joyce, E.L. Jr.; Matysiak, L.M.; Wampler, J.A.

1995-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

185

Early Site Permit Demonstration Program: Regulatory criteria evaluation report  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The primary objective of the ESPDP is to demonstrate successfully the use of 10CFR52 to obtain ESPs for one or more US sites for one (or more) ALWR nuclear power plants. It is anticipated that preparation of the ESP application and interaction with NRC during the application review process will result not only in an ESP for the applicant(s) but also in the development of criteria and definition of processes, setting the precedent that facilitates ESPs for subsequent ESP applications. Because siting regulatory processes and acceptance criteria are contained in over 100 separate documents, comprehensive licensing and technical reviews were performed to establish whether the requirements and documentation are self-consistent, whether the acceptance criteria are sufficiently well-defined and clear, and whether the licensing process leading to the issuance of an ESP is unambiguously specified. The results of the technical and licensing evaluations are presented in this report. The purpose, background, and organization of the ESPDP is delineated in Section 1. Section 11 contains flowcharts defining siting application requirements, environmental report requirements, and emergency planning/preparedness requirements for ALWRS. The licensing and technical review results are presented in Section III.

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1993-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

186

Thursday, July 22, 2010  

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

t-~o.J t-~o.J Project Information Project T itle: ThruBitLWT Date: 7/6/2010 DOE Code: 6730.020.71060 Contractor Code: 8067-526 Project Lead: Brian Black Project Overview Trip in hole to TO, circulate hole while rotating, test latching mechanism with wireline running tool, trip out of 1. Brief prOJect description [indude anything that could 1mpact the hole. No environmental impact is suspected. environment) 45-3-X-21 . 2315 FSL & 2323 FWL. NE/4 SW/4 Sec 21 , T39N, R78W 2. Legal location 3. Duration of the project Up to 2 days 4. Major equipment to be used Drilling rig, wireline truck The table below is to be completed by the Project Lead and reviewed by the Environmental Specialist and the DOE NEPA Compliance Officer. NOTE: If Change of Scope occurs, Project Lead must submit a new NEPA Compliance Survey and

187

Thursday, August 19, 2010  

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

3(jp 3(jp Project Information Project Title: Binary Power Unit Test (Recurrent Engineering LLC. Geothermal Test) Date: 8-17-2010 DOE Code: 6730.020.61045 Contractor Code: 8067-768 Project Lead: Lyle Johnson Project Overview The purpose of the project is to do confirmation testing of the binary power unit at several different 1. What are the environmental impacts? temperatures and rates. This test will be conducted in a location covered in the Site Wide EA. It will use infrastructure installed for GTP project consisting of a hot-water source and a cooling water source. The hot 2. What is the legal location? wate is from weii17-WX-21 , a Madison well adjacent to the siting location. The cooling water will be 3. What is the duration of the project? pumped from Little Teapot Creek through an existing line and then returned to Teapot Creek. There should

188

Thursday Morning Sessions  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... (which includes all atomization techniques) ii) stabilization of liquid, steam or surface. ... The use of such valves has already been demonstrated in automobile ...

189

Thursday Morning Sessions  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

These welds are characterized by narrow fusion and heat affected zones, as well as finer ... The cooling rate is also rapid due to it being a cold wall process.

190

Thursday AM Session Abstracts  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

COMPLETE ALUMINUM DROSS PROCESSING TECHNOLOGY: Peter G. ...... The Center for Materials Research and Analysis, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, ...

191

thursday poster session  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Feb 18, 2010 ... Enrique Lavernia1; 1University of California-Davis; 2North Carolina ...... RDX Material Properties Containing Defects: Lynn Munday1; Peter W.

192

Thursday Morning Sessions - TMS  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... MD 20742-2115; David Cole, CRREL, 72 Lyme Rd., Hanover, NH 03755; Todd Gross, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of New Hampshire,...

193

Thursday TMS13 News  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... since 2001, and 60% of U.S. science and engineering jobs are in manufacturing. ... disciplines and topics, especially focused on the creation and sharing of data. ... Mitchell spoke about the current status of electric vehicles, and energy use...

194

Thursday Morning Sessions  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Guinea is one of the richest countries in Africa in view of its bauxite mining and energy potential. It has nearly one-third of the world's bauxite reserves and it is...

195

Office of Technology Development Program for Research, Development, Demonstration, Testing, and Evaluation. FY 1993 Program Summary  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

DOE has set a goal to clean up its complex and to bring all sites into compliance with applicable environmental regulations. This initiative is slated for completion by the year 2019. Four years ago there was no coordinated plan for identifying or cleaning these contaminated sites. Since 1989, DOE`s Office of Environmental Restoration and Waste Management has invested time, money, and manpower to establish a wide range of programs to meet this immense challenge. DOE is responsible for waste management and clean up of more than 100 contaminated installations in 36 states and territories. This includes 3,700 sites: over 26,000 acres, with hazardous or radioactive contaminated surface or groundwater, soil, or structures; over 26,000 acres requiring remediation, with the number growing as new sites are defined; 500 surplus facilities awaiting decontamination and decommissioning and approximately 5,000 peripheral properties (residences, businesses) that have soil contaminated with uranium tailings.

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1993-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

196

Colorado State University program for developing, testing, evaluating and optimizing solar heating and cooling systems  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This paper is a progress report for the period of July 1, 1990 to 31 August 1990 on activities at Colorado State University in a program for developing, testing, evaluating and optimizing solar heating and cooling systems. Topics covered are: solar heating with isothermal collectors; solid cooling with solid desiccant; liquid desiccant cooling systems; solar heating systems; solar water heaters; fields tests; and program management. 6 figs., 2 tabs. (FSD)

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1990-09-07T23:59:59.000Z

197

Steam Generator Management Program: Evaluation of Steam Generator Eddy Current Analysis Algorithms  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

As part of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commissions (NRCs) International Steam Generator Tube Integrity Program, Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) evaluated algorithms for computer-aided analysis of rotating probe eddy current data. The algorithms were designed for both flaw detection and flaw sizing. Rotating probe data collected on the flawed tubes in the NRCs steam generator (SG) mockup were used to document performance of the algorithms for both detection and sizing. In the NRC program, the results of...

2011-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

198

Evaluation Pilot-Scale Melter Systems for the Direct Vitrification Development Program  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report documents the results of an evaluation conducted to identify a joule-heated melter system that could be installed in the Idaho Falls area in support of the Direct Vitrification Development Program. The relocation was to be completed by January 1, 2002, within a total budget of one million dollars. Coordination with the Department of Energy Tanks Focus Area identified five melters or melter systems that could potentially support the Direct Vitrification Development Program. Each unit was inspected and evaluated based on qualitative criteria such as availability, completeness of the system, contamination, scalability, materials of construction, facility requirements, and any unique features.

Mc Cray, Casey William; Thomson, Troy David

2001-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

199

A framework for improving the cost-effectiveness of DSM program evaluations  

SciTech Connect

The prudence of utility demand-side management (DSM) investments hinges on their performance, yet evaluating performance is complicated because the energy saved by DSM programs can never be observed directly but only inferred. This study frames and begins to answer the following questions: (1) how well do current evaluation methods perform in improving confidence in the measurement of energy savings produced by DSM programs; (2) in view of this performance, how can limited evaluation resources be best allocated to maximize the value of the information they provide? The authors review three major classes of methods for estimating annual energy savings: tracking database (sometimes called engineering estimates), end-use metering, and billing analysis and examine them in light of the uncertainties in current estimates of DSM program measure lifetimes. The authors assess the accuracy and precision of each method and construct trade-off curves to examine the costs of increases in accuracy or precision. Several approaches for improving evaluations for the purpose of assessing program cost effectiveness are demonstrated. The methods can be easily generalized to other evaluation objectives, such as shared savings incentive payments.

Sonnenblick, R.; Eto, J.

1995-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

200

Heart Health Evaluation The following questions are about today's program. Place a check (T) in front of the answer.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

EAT SMART Heart Health Evaluation The following questions are about today's program. Place a check not planning to use the information in this program. # I have heart disease or high blood pressure. YES

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201

Environmental Statements, Availability, Etc., Programmatic Spent Nuclear Fuel Management and Idaho National Engineering Laboratory Environmental Restoration and Waste Management Programs  

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

8679 8679 Thursday June 1, 1995 Part III Department of Energy Environmental Statements, Availability, Etc.; Programmatic Spent Nuclear Fuel Management and Idaho National Engineering Laboratory Environmental Restoration and Waste Management Programs: Notice 28680 Federal Register / Vol. 60, No. 105 / Thursday, June 1, 1995 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Programmatic Spent Nuclear Fuel Management and Idaho National Engineering Laboratory Environmental Restoration and Waste Management Programs AGENCY: Department of Energy. ACTION: Record of decision. SUMMARY: The Department of Energy has issued a Record of Decision on Programmatic Spent Nuclear Fuel Management and Idaho National Engineering Laboratory Environmental Restoration and Waste Management Programs. The Record of Decision includes a Department-wide decision to

202

Hydrogen-Isotope Mass-Spectrometer Evaluation Program. Bimonthly progress report, July/September 1982  

SciTech Connect

The joint SRL-SRP Hydrogen Isotope Mass Spectrometer Evaluation Program was undertaken to: (1) evaluate a prototype hydrogen isotope mass spectrometer that was developed for the Mass Spectrometer Technical Group by VG-Isotopes, Ltd., and (2) obtain sufficient data to permit SRP personnel to specify the mass spectrometes that will be purchased under Schedule 44 Budget Project 81-SR-010 to replace obsolete mass spectrometers in Buildings 232-H and 224-H.

Chastagner, P.; Daves, H.L.; Hess, W.B.

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

203

DOE Hydrogen Program: 2005 Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Report  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report summarizes comments from the Peer Review Panel at the FY 2005 DOE Hydrogen Program Annual Merit Review, held on May 23-26, 2005, in Arlington, Virginia. The projects evaluated support the Department of Energy and President Bush's Hydrogen Initiative. The results of this merit review and peer evaluation are major inputs used by DOE to make funding decisions. Project areas include hydrogen production and delivery; hydrogen storage; fuel cells; technology validation; safety, codes and standards; education; and systems analysis.

Chalk, S. G.

2005-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

204

DOE Hydrogen Program: 2006 Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Report  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report summarizes comments from the Peer Review Panel at the FY 2006 DOE Hydrogen Program Annual Merit Review, held on May 16-19, 2006, in Arlington, Virginia. The projects evaluated support the Department of Energy and President Bush's Hydrogen Initiative. The results of this merit review and peer evaluation are major inputs used by DOE to make funding decisions. Project areas include hydrogen production and delivery; hydrogen storage; fuel cells; technology validation; safety, codes and standards; education; and systems analysis.

Milliken, J.

2006-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

205

Impact Evaluation Framework for Technology Deployment Programs: An Overview and Example  

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

An Overview and Example John H. Reed Innovologie LLC Gretchen Jordan Sandia National Laboratories Edward Vine Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory July 2007 IMPACT EVALUATION FRAMEWORK FOR TECHNOLOGY DEPLOYMENT PROGRAMS An ap pro ach fo r q u anti fyi ng ret ro sp ect ive en erg y savin gs, cl ean en erg y ad van ces, an d m ark et eff ect s Introduction and Background The document briefly describes a framework for evaluating the "ret- rospective" impact of technology deployment programs and provides an example of its use. The framework was developed for the US Depart- ment of Energy's (US DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renew- able Energy (EERE) but potentially can be applied to most deployment programs. 1 This walk through of the seven-step impact framework proc-

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Technical basis and evaluation criteria for an air sampling/monitoring program  

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Air sampling and monitoring programs at DOE facilities need to be reviewed in light of revised requirements and guidance found in, for example, DOE Order 5480.6 (RadCon Manual). Accordingly, the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) air monitoring program is being revised and placed on a sound technical basis. A draft technical basis document has been written to establish placement criteria for instruments and to guide the ``retrospective sampling or real-time monitoring`` decision. Facility evaluations are being used to document air sampling/monitoring needs, and instruments are being evaluated in light of these needs. The steps used to develop this program and the technical basis for instrument placement are described.

Gregory, D.C.; Bryan, W.L.; Falter, K.G.

1993-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Materials Reliability Program: Pressurized Water Reactor Internals Inspection and Evaluation Guidelines (MRP-227-A)  

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The Materials Reliability Program (MRP) developed inspection and evaluation (I&E) guidelines for managing long-term aging reactor vessel internal components of pressurized water reactors (PWRs) reactor internals. Specifically, the guidelines are applicable to reactor vessel internal structural components; they do not address fuel assemblies, reactivity control assemblies, or welded attachments to the reactor vessel.

2011-12-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Materials Reliability Program: Effects of Surface Peening on the Inspectability of Nondestructive Evaluation  

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To study emerging component repair and mitigation techniques and their potential effects on applied nondestructive evaluation (NDE), the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) Materials Reliability Program inspection technical advisory committee funded a multiyear project, which began in 2010. This report investigates the effects of various peening processes on routine applications of NDE inspection techniques.BackgroundAn inspection plan will be part of ...

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Program Evaluation - Automotive Lightweighting Materials Program Research and Development Projects Assessment of Benefits - Case Studies No. 2  

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This report is the second of a series of studies to evaluate research and development (R&D) projects funded by the Automotive Lightweighting Materials (ALM) Program of the Office of Advanced Automotive Technologies (OAAT) of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The objectives of the program evaluation are to assess short-run outputs and long-run outcomes that may be attributable to the ALM R&D projects. The ALM program focuses on the development and validation of advanced technologies that significantly reduce automotive vehicle body and chassis weight without compromising other attributes such as safety, performance, recyclability, and cost. Funded projects range from fundamental materials science research to applied research in production environments. Collaborators on these projects include national laboratories, universities, and private sector firms, such as leading automobile manufacturers and their suppliers. Three ALM R&D projects were chosen for this evaluation: Design and Product Optimization for Cast Light Metals, Durability of Lightweight Composite Structures, and Rapid Tooling for Functional Prototyping of Metal Mold Processes. These projects were chosen because they have already been completed. The first project resulted in development of a comprehensive cast light metal property database, an automotive application design guide, computerized predictive models, process monitoring sensors, and quality assurance methods. The second project, the durability of lightweight composite structures, produced durability-based design criteria documents, predictive models for creep deformation, and minimum test requirements and suggested test methods for establishing durability properties and characteristics of random glass-fiber composites for automotive structural composites. The durability project supported Focal Project II, a validation activity that demonstrates ALM program goals and reduces the lead time for bringing new technology into the marketplace. Focal projects concentrate on specific classes of materials and nonproprietary components and are done jointly by DOE and the Automotive Composites Consortium of U.S. Council for Automotive Research (USCAR). The third project developed a rapid tooling process that reduces tooling time, originally some 48-52 weeks, to less than 12 weeks by means of rapid generation of die-casting die inserts and development of generic holding blocks, suitable for use with large casting applications. This project was conducted by the United States Automotive Materials Partnership, another USCAR consortium.

Das, S.

2003-01-23T23:59:59.000Z

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In Situ Remediation Integrated Program, Evaluation and assessment of containment technology  

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The In Situ Remediation Integrated Program (ISRIP) was established by the US Department of Energy (DOE) to advance the state-of-the art of innovative in situ remediation technologies to the point of demonstration and to broaden the applicability of these technologies to the widely varying site remediation requirements throughout the DOE complex. This program complements similar ongoing integrated demonstration programs being conducted at several DOE sites. The ISRIP has been conducting baseline assessments on in situ technologies to support program planning. Pacific Northwest Laboratory conducted an assessment and evaluation of subsurface containment barrier technology in support of ISRIP`s Containment Technology Subprogram. This report summarizes the results of that activity and provides a recommendation for priortizing areas in which additional research and development is needed to advance the technology to the point of demonstration in support of DOE`s site restoration activities.

Gerber, M.A.; Fayer, M.J.

1994-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation program effectiveness of household hazardous waste collection: The Seattle-King County experience  

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The Seattle-King County Hazardous Waste Management Plan provides the framework for an intensive effort to keep Household Hazardous and Small Quantity Generator (SQG) wastes from entering the normal'' municipal waste streams. The Plan sets ambitious goals for diverting thousands of tons of hazardous wastes from being thrown, poured or dumped in the municipal waste stream. During the first five years, over $30 millon will be spent for a variety of HHW and SQG programs. The Plan incorporates a wide range of elements, including education, collection, and compliance components. Many of the hazardous waste education and collection programs have been developed in response to the Plan, so their effectiveness is still undetermined. A key component of the Plan is program evaluation. This report provides descriptions of two evaluation methods used to establish baselines for assessing the effectiveness of the Hazardous Waste Management Plan's programs. Focusing on the Plan's household hazardous waste programs, the findings of the baseline evaluations are discussed and conclusions are made. A general population survey, conducted through telephone interviews, was designed to assess changes in knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors of area residents. Characterization of the solid waste stream was used to identify the hazardous constituents contributed to municipal solid waste by households. Monitoring changes in the amount of hazardous materials present in the waste stream was used to indicate whether or not Program strategies are influencing disposal behaviors. Comparing the data gathered by these two evaluation methods provided a unique opportunity to cross-check the findings and validate that change, if any, has occurred. From the comparisons, the report draws a number of conclusions.

1991-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Audit of the DOE's Commercial Laboratory Quality Assurance Evaluation Program, IG-0374  

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20, 1995 20, 1995 IG-1 INFORMATION: "Audit of the Department of Energy's Commercial Laboratory Quality Assurance Evaluation Program" The Secretary BACKGROUND: The audit was undertaken because of problems identified during prior Office of Inspector General audit work. This audit work identified problems related to quality assurance at both subcontract commercial laboratories and M&O contractor operated laboratories. DISCUSSION: The audit disclosed that contractors conducted redundant quality assurance evaluations of commercial laboratories, did not evaluate others, applied standards inconsistently, produced inconsistent results, and did not communicate those results among contractors. We found that 103 of the 206 quality

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U.S. Department of Energy Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program 2013 Annual Merit Review (AMR) and Peer Evaluation Report  

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PROGRAM COMMENTS PROGRAM COMMENTS FY 2013 Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Report | 529 Program Comments Provided by Reviewers Hydrogen Production and Delivery Program Comments Hydrogen Production 1. Was the program area adequately covered? Were important issues and challenges identified? Was progress clearly presented in comparison to the previous year? (Include information presented in the plenary and/or session overview presentations of the program if appropriate.) The Hydrogen Production program area was very well covered-the important issues (including material performance and capital costs for all production pathways) and challenges were clearly described and progress was shown on examples for all research fields (including novel hydrogen production methods)

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Heavy Vehicle Materials Program 2005 Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Report  

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MERIT REVIEW & PEER EVALUATION REPORT MERIT REVIEW & PEER EVALUATION REPORT HEAVY VEHICLE MATERIALS PROGRAM Less dependence on foreign oil, and eventual transition to an emissions-free, petroleum-free vehicle F r e e d o m C A r A n d V e h i C l e T e C h n o l o g i e s P r o g r A m Department of Energy Washington, DC 20585 November 2005 Dear Colleague: This document summarizes the comments provided by the Review Panel for the FY 2005 Department of Energy (DOE) Heavy Vehicle Materials Program Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting, held September 13-15, 2005 at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. The goal of this document is to provide the reader with a summary of the comments and scores from expert reviewers from industry and government on these Materials Technologies projects.

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Utilizing the geochemical data from the National Uranium Resource Evaluation (NURE) program: an evaluation of the Butte quadrangle, Montana  

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Some 1370 water and 1951 sediment samples were collected from 1994 locations in the Butte quadrangle, Montana, in 1976 and 1977 by the University of Montana for the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory (LASL). The LASL analyzed the water samples for uranium and the sediment samples for uranium plus 42 additional elements. The data were then released to the Montana College of Mineral Science and Technology (MCMS and T), which was responsible for the evaluation of the uranium data. The data have subsequently been released by the LASL in an open-file report (Broxton, 1980). Statistical evaluations of the data were undertaken for uranium, copper, lead, zinc, manganese, gold, and silver. The uranium evaluations indicated certain areas in the western part of the quadrangle to be favorable for further investigation (particularly along the Rock Creek), as well as anomalous areas just north of Anaconda. The entire Boulder Batholith area had a high uranium background, but there didn't appear to be any particular site in this area that might be worth pursuing. The multielement evaluations confirmed the known base and precious metal provinces within the quadrangle. A methodology for evaluating data tapes from the National Uranium Resource Evaluation (NURE) program was developed and presented throughout this report. This methodology could be developed further to define areas worth exploring for commodities other than uranium.

Van Eeckhout, E.M.

1980-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of DOE's Partnership in Low-Income Residential Retrofit (PILIRR) Program  

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In July 1986, the US Department of Energy (DOE) awarded competitive grants to five states to conduct pilot projects to establish partnerships and use resource leveraging to stimulate support for low-income residential energy retrofits. The projects were conducted under DOE's Partnerships in Low-Income Residential Retrofit (PILIRR) Program. These projects have been monitored and analyzed through a concurrent process evaluation conducted by the Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNL). This study reports the findings of that evaluation. The overriding goal of the PILIRR Program was to determine whether the states could stimulate support for low-income residential energy improvements from non-federal sources. The goal for the process evaluation was to conduct an assessment of the processes used by the states and the extent to which they successfully established partnerships and leveraged resources. Five states were selected to participate in the program: Florida, Iowa, Kentucky, Oklahoma and Washington. Each state proposed a different approach to promote non-federal support for low-income residential weatherization. Three of the five states--Florida, Iowa, and Washington--established partnerships that led to retrofits during the monitoring period (October 1986--October 1988). Kentucky established its partnership during the monitoring period, but did not accomplish its retrofits until after monitoring was complete. Oklahoma completed development of its marketing program and had begun marketing efforts by the end of the monitoring period. 16 refs., 7 figs., 1 tab.

Callaway, J.W.; Lee, A.D.

1989-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Analysis of validation data sets in the Class A Performance Evaluation Program  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The primary objective of the DOE Passive Solar Class A Performance Evaluation Program is to collect, analyze, and archive detailed test data for the rigorous validation of analysis/design tools used for passive solar research and design. This paper presents results of the analysis and qualification of several one- and two-week data sets taken at three Class A test sites for the purpose of validating envelope and thermal-storage-energy-transfer processes in passive solar analysis/design tools. Analysis of the data sets consists of editing the measured data and comparing these data with simulated performance results using public-domain, passive solar analysis tools and a standard reporting format developed for the Class A program. Comparisons of the measured data with results using the DOE-2 computer program are presented.

Hunn, B.D.

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Environmental, economic, and energy impacts of material recovery facilities. A MITE Program evaluation  

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This report documents an evaluation of the environmental, economic, and energy impacts of material recovery facilities (MRFs) conducted under the Municipal Solid Waste Innovative Technology Evaluation (MITE) Program. The MITE Program is sponsored by the US Environmental Protection Agency to foster the demonstration and development of innovative technologies for the management of municipal solid waste (MSW). This project was also funded by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). Material recovery facilities are increasingly being used as one option for managing a significant portion of municipal solid waste (MSW). The owners and operators of these facilities employ a combination of manual and mechanical techniques to separate and sort the recyclable fraction of MSW and to transport the separated materials to recycling facilities.

NONE

1995-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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U.S. Department of Energy Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program 2013 Annual Merit Review (AMR) and Peer Evaluation Report  

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ANALYSIS ANALYSIS FY 2013 Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Report | 465 2013 - Systems Analysis Summary of Annual Merit Review of the Systems Analysis Program Summary of Reviewer Comments on the Systems Analysis Program: The reviewers considered the Systems Analysis program to be an essential component of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program's (the Program's) mission. The projects were considered to be appropriately diverse and focused on addressing technical barriers and meeting targets. In general, the reviewers noted that the Systems Analysis program is well managed and demonstrated the ability to address immediate analytical needs and overall objectives and plans, especially to implement the new initiative, H

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Research, Monitoring, and Evaluation for the Federal Columbia River Estuary Program.  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The purpose of this document is to describe research, monitoring, and evaluation (RME) for the Federal Columbia River Estuary Program, hereafter called 'the Estuary Program'. The intent of this RME effort is to provide data and information to evaluate progress toward meeting program goals and objectives and support decision making in the Estuary Program. The goal of the Estuary Program is to understand, conserve, and restore the estuary ecosystem to improve the performance of listed salmonid populations. The Estuary Program has five general objectives, designed to fulfill the program goal, as follows: (1) Understand the primary stressors affecting ecosystem controlling factors, such as ocean conditions and invasive species. (2) Conserve and restore factors controlling ecosystem structures and processes, such as hydrodynamics and water quality. (3) Increase the quantity and quality of ecosystem structures, i.e., habitats, juvenile salmonids use during migration through the estuary. (4) Maintain the food web to benefit salmonid performance. (5) Improve salmonid performance in terms of life history diversity, foraging success, growth, and survival. The goal of estuary RME is to provide pertinent and timely research and monitoring information to planners, implementers, and managers of the Estuary Program. The goal leads to three primary management questions pertaining to the main focus of the Estuary Program: estuary habitat conservation and restoration. (1) Are the estuary habitat actions achieving the expected biological and environmental performance targets? (2) Are the offsite habitat actions in the estuary improving juvenile salmonid performance and which actions are most effective at addressing the limiting factors preventing achievement of habitat, fish, or wildlife performance objectives? (3) What are the limiting factors or threats in the estuary/ocean preventing the achievement of desired habitat or fish performance objectives? Performance measures for the estuary are monitored indicators that reflect the status of habitat conditions and fish performance, e.g., habitat connectivity, survival, and life history diversity. Performance measures also pertain to implementation and compliance. Such measures are part of the monitoring, research, and action plans in this estuary RME document. Performance targets specific to the estuary were not included in the 2007 draft Biological Opinion.

Johnson, Gary E.; Diefenderfer, Heida L. (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory)

2008-02-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Seismic hazard review for the systematic evaluation program: a use of probability in decision making  

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This document presents the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Geosciences Branch review and recommendations with respect to earthquake ground motion considerations in the Systematic Evaluation Program (SEP) Phases I and II. It evaluates the probabilistic estimates presented in the 5-volume report entitled Seismic Hazard Analysis (NUREG/CR-1582) and compares and modifies them to take into account deterministic estimates. It presents the NRC's Geosciences Branch first approach to utilizing complex state-of-the-art probabilistic studies in an area where probabilistic criteria have not yet been set and where decisions for specific plants have been previously made in a non-probabilistic way.

Reiter, L.; Jackson, R.E.

1983-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE Hydrogen Program: 2006 Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Report  

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This report summarizes comments from the Peer Review Panel at the FY 2006 DOE Hydrogen Program Annual Merit Review, held on May 16-19, 2006, in Arlington, Virginia. The projects evaluated support the Department of Energy and President Bush's Hydrogen Initiative. The results of this merit review and peer evaluation are major inputs used by DOE to make funding decisions. Project areas include hydrogen production and delivery; hydrogen storage; fuel cells; technology validation; safety, codes and standards; education; and systems analysis.

Milliken, J.

2006-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE Hydrogen Program: 2005 Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Report  

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This report summarizes comments from the Peer Review Panel at the FY 2005 DOE Hydrogen Program Annual Merit Review, held on May 23-26, 2005, in Arlington, Virginia. The projects evaluated support the Department of Energy and President Bush's Hydrogen Initiative. The results of this merit review and peer evaluation are major inputs used by DOE to make funding decisions. Project areas include hydrogen production and delivery; hydrogen storage; fuel cells; technology validation; safety, codes and standards; education; and systems analysis.

Chalk, S. G.

2005-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE Hydrogen Program: 2007 Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Report  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report summarizes comments from the Peer Review Panel at the FY 2007 DOE Hydrogen Program Annual Merit Review, held on May 14-18, 2007, in Washington, D.C. The projects evaluated support the Department of Energy and President Bush's Hydrogen Initiative. The results of this merit review and peer evaluation are major inputs used by DOE to make funding decisions. Project areas include hydrogen production and delivery; hydrogen storage; fuel cells; technology validation; safety, codes and standards; education; and systems analysis.

Milliken, J.

2007-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE Hydrogen Program: 2007 Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Report  

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This report summarizes comments from the Peer Review Panel at the FY 2007 DOE Hydrogen Program Annual Merit Review, held on May 14-18, 2007, in Washington, D.C. The projects evaluated support the Department of Energy and President Bush's Hydrogen Initiative. The results of this merit review and peer evaluation are major inputs used by DOE to make funding decisions. Project areas include hydrogen production and delivery; hydrogen storage; fuel cells; technology validation; safety, codes and standards; education; and systems analysis.

Milliken, J.

2007-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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President Obama lauds DOE energy efficiency program | Princeton Plasma  

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President Obama lauds DOE energy efficiency program President Obama lauds DOE energy efficiency program By Kitta MacPherson January 18, 2011 Tweet Widget Facebook Like Google Plus One President Obama praised energy programs, including one connected with PPPL, in a talk Thursday. He toured Penn State research facilities before his speech with Energy Secretary Steven Chu, left, and Jim Freihaut, a Penn State professor, right. (Photo Credit: Andy Colwell) U.S. President Barack Obama touted the importance of energy efficiency programs funded by the U.S. Department of Energy in moving the nation toward a clean energy future in a talk delivered Thursday, Feb. 3, at Pennsylvania State University. He also toured the university's campus with Steven Chu, the U.S. Energy Secretary. Obama praised efforts such as those taking place at the Energy Innovation

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Environmental assessment for the satellite power system concept development and evaluation program: atmospheric effects  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The US Department of Energy (DOE) has undertaken a preliminary, three-year program to investigate the impacts of the construction and operation of a satellite power system, of unprecedented scale. The Department of Energy's program, titled The Concept Development and Evaluation Program, focused its investigations on a Reference System description that calls for the use of either silicon (Si) or gallium aluminum-arsenide (GaAlAs) photovoltaic cells on 60 satellites to be constructed in GEO over a 30-yr period. Rectennas would be constructed on the ground to receive microwave energy from the satellites. Each satellite-rectenna pair is designed to produce 5 GW of power on an essentially continuous basis for use as a baseload power source for an electric power distribution system. The environmental assessment part of the program was divided into five interdependent task areas. The present document constitutes the final technical report on one of the five task areas, the Assessment of the Atmospheric Effects, and as such presents an in-depth summary of work performed during the assessment program. The issues associated with SPS activities in the troposphere are examined. These include tropospheric weather modification related to rectenna operations and rocket launches, and air quality impacts related to rocketlaunch ground clouds. Then progressing upward through the various levels of the atmosphere, the principal middle and upper atmospheric effects associated with rocket effluents are analyzed. Finally, all of the potential SPS atmospheric effects are summarized.

Rote, D.M.; Brubaker, K.L.; Lee, J.L.

1980-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Advanced Combustion Engine Program 2005 Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Report  

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Less dependence on foreign oil, and eventual transition to an emissions-free, petroleum-free vehicle ADVANCED COMBUSTION ENGINE PROGRAM F r e e d o m C A r A n d V e h i C l e T e C h n o l o g i e s P r o g r A m MERIT REVIEW & PEER EVALUATION REPORT Department of Energy Washington, DC 20585 October 5, 2005 Dear Colleague: This document summarizes the comments provided by the Review Panel for the FY 2005 Department of Energy (DOE) Advanced Combustion Engine R&D Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting, the "ACE Review," held on April 19-21, 2005 at Argonne National Laboratory (ANL). The raw evaluations and comments of the panel were provided (with reviewers' names deleted) to the presenters in early June and were used by national laboratory researchers in the development of Annual Operating Plans (AOPs) for fiscal year (FY) 2006. The panel's

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Satellite power system concept development and evaluation program system definition technical assessment report  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The results of the system definition studies conducted by NASA as a part of the Department of Energy/National Aeronautics and Space Administration SPS Concept Development and Evaluation Program are summarized. The purpose of the system definition efforts was to identify and define candidate SPS concepts and to evaluate the concepts in terms of technical and cost factors. Although the system definition efforts consisted primarily of evaluation and assessment of alternative technical approaches, a reference system was also defined to facilitate economic, environmental, and societal assessments by the Department of Energy. This reference system was designed to deliver 5 GW of electrical power to the utility grid. Topics covered include system definition; energy conversion and power management; power transmission and reception; structures, controls, and materials; construction and operations; and space transportation.

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1980-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of the Surface Climatology over the Conterminous United States in the North American Regional Climate Change Assessment Program Hindcast Experiment Using a Regional Climate Model Evaluation System  

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Surface air temperature, precipitation, and insolation over the conterminous United States region from the North American Regional Climate Change Assessment Program (NARCCAP) regional climate model (RCM) hindcast study are evaluated using the Jet ...

Jinwon Kim; Duane E. Waliser; Chris A. Mattmann; Linda O. Mearns; Cameron E. Goodale; Andrew F. Hart; Dan J. Crichton; Seth McGinnis; Huikyo Lee; Paul C. Loikith; Maziyar Boustani

2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermal Energy Storage Evaluation Program: 1986 annual report. [Economic planning, technical assessment, field tests  

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The Thermal Energy Storage Evaluation Program activities were initiated to provide economic planning, technical assessment and field testing support for the thermal energy storage program, as well as management of the overall program for the DOE. Economic planning included two assessment studies. In technical assessment, issues that might affect an assessment were outlined for the development of a standard methodology to conduct assessments; work is underway to establish ''market-based'' cost and performance goals for cool storage technologies in residential applications; planning has begun for investigation of benefits in incorporating aquifer thermal energy storage with heat pumps; and plans are being formulated to evaluate the potential benefit of using aquifer thermal energy storage to augment power plant cooling. Field testing to develop technologies for the recovery and reuse of industrial waste heat began with the instrumentation design for the ceramic/salt matrix in an operating brick-making plant. Work in advanced studies by Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory continued on thermochemical conversion and storage using small particles as the heat exchanger catalyst. In SO/sub 3/ dissociation experiments at 645/sup 0/C using light and dark conditions, results clearly demonstrated the benefit in directly radiantly heating the catalyst to accomplish the endothermic step of a thermochemical storage reaction.

Drost, M.K.; Bates, J.M.; Brown, D.R.; Weijo, R.O.

1987-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Challenge problems focusing on equality and combinatory logic: Evaluating automated theorem-proving programs  

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In this paper, we offer a set of problems for evaluating the power of automated theorem-proving programs and the potential of new ideas. Since the problems published in the proceedings of the first CADE conference proved to be so useful, and since researchers are now far more disposed to implementing and testing their ideas, a new set of problems to complement those that have been widely studied is in order. In general, the new problems provide a far greater challenge for an automated theorem-proving program than those in the first set do. Indeed, to our knowledge, five of the six problems we propose for study have never been proved with a theorem-proving program. For each problem, we give a set of statements that can easily be translated into a standard set of clauses. We also state each problem in its mathematical and logical form. In many cases, we also provide a proof of the theorem from which a problem is taken so that one can measure a program's progress in its attempt to solve the problem. Two of the theorems we discuss are of especial interest in that they answer questions that had been open concerning the constructibility of two types of combinator. We also include a brief description of a new strategy for restricting the application of paramodulation. All of the problems we propose for study emphasize the role of equality. This paper is tutorial in nature.

Wos, L.; McCune, W.

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

233

Programming  

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Programming for Exascale Computers William Gropp and Marc Snir April 15, 2013 Abstract Exascale systems will present programmers with many challenges. We review the...

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Application of Risk Analysis to Evaluating M&V Requirement for Energy Efficiency Program  

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Since 2005, CIPP of New York Energy Smart has waived the monitoring requirement for lighting projects with small projected savings that are 600,000 kWh/yr or less. There is potential to further increase the threshold savings with additional administrative efficiencies, but also with increased risk that the estimated savings may not be realized. This paper presented a risk analysis of the threshold for small lighting projects by running a Monte Carlo simulation. The preliminary result of this study shows that increasing the size of lighting project savings for which M&V is waived to 1,400,000 kWh per year would introduce an error of only 5% to the sum of all lighting savings. The error introduced at the program level would be approximately 2%. The lessons from this experiment may be used to conduct large-scale risk analysis to optimize evaluation cost allocations for more complex energy efficiency program portfolio.

Tan, G.; Gregoire, C.; Gogte, S.; Gowans, D.

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Intertechnology Corporation proposed test and evaluation plan, commercial buildings. National Solar Demonstration Program  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report has three major parts. The first of these derives the requirements for the Test and Evaluation plan from the System Level Plan which is summarized in Section II. The second part contains the proposed plan to fill these requirements and includes hardware and software recommendations as well as procedures and management considerations. Primary emphasis has been given to the remote site because this is the area in which the commercial part of the demonstration is most unique. Finally, some pre-demonstration activities are described. The pilot program is intended to resolve a number of issues which arose in the course of the T and E plan. These relate to choice of scan frequencies, compression algorithms, etc. It is also intended to confirm performance and cost effectiveness of the site data collection package. The base line measurements of attitudes, etc. provide a reference mark against which one can measure the non-technical effectiveness of the demonstration program. (WDM)

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1976-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

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

2008-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

237

Colorado State University program for developing, testing, evaluating and optimizing solar heating and cooling systems  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This program includes six tasks, including (1) a project measuring the performance of unique solar system components, (2) a project to develop a methodology for determining annual performance ratings of solar domestic hot water systems, (3) a project that will identify, analyze, design, build, and experimentally evaluate SDHW systems incorporating advanced concepts and components, (4) a liquid desiccant cooling system development project, (5) a project that will perform TRNSYS simulations to determine potential energy savings for desiccant cooling systems, especially in humid climates, and (6) a management task. The objectives and progress in each task are described.

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1993-01-07T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE passive-solar Class A performance-evaluation program: preliminary results  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The major objective of the DOE Passive Solar Class A Performance Evaluation Program is to collect, analyze, and archive detailed test data for the rigorous validation of analysis/design tools used for passive solar research and design. Elements of the plan for Class A validation are described. A proposed validation methodology, including both analytical and empirical tests, a quantitative definition of validation, minimum data requirements, and a standard reporting format, is outlined. The preliminary testing of this methodology using hourly data from two Class A test facilities is presented. Finally, the collection, analysis, and documentation of preliminary data sets is discussed.

Hunn, B.D.; Turk, W.V.; Wray, W.O.

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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BWRVIP-239: BWR Vessel and Internals Project, Updated Evaluation of the Integrated Surveillance Program (ISP) Capsule Withdrawal Sch edule  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report evaluates updated reactor pressure vessel and surveillance capsule fluence data for potential impacts on the Boiling Water Reactor Vessel and Internals Project Integrated Surveillance Program (BWRVIP ISP) capsule withdrawal schedule.

2010-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

240

Review of Evaluation, Measurement and Verification Approaches Used to Estimate the Load Impacts and Effectiveness of Energy Efficiency Programs  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

April. Horowitz, P. 2009. Glossary of Evaluation Terms,the development of a glossary of program savings terms,strategies; and Develop a glossary of standardized EM&V and

Messenger, Mike

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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241

U.S. Department of Energy Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program 2011 Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Report  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This document summarizes the comments provided by peer reviewers on hydrogen and fuel cell projects presented at the FY 2011 U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Hydrogen Program and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting (AMR), held May 9-13, 2011 in Arlington, Virginia

Satypal, S.

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

242

Colorado State University program for developing, testing, evaluating and optimizing solar heating and cooling systems  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The objective is to develop and test various integrated solar heating, cooling and domestic hot water systems, and to evaluate their performance. Systems composed of new, as well as previously tested, components are carefully integrated so that effects of new components on system performance can be clearly delineated. The eight-month program for 1990 is separated into seven tasks. There are tasks for each of the three solar houses, a project to build and test several generic solar water heaters, a project that will evaluate advanced solar domestic hot water components and concepts and integrate them into solar domestic hot water systems, a management task, and a task funding travel to attend the Field Monitoring for a Purpose'' workshop which was held April 2--5, 1990, in Gothenburg, Sweden. The objectives and progress in each task are described in this report. 7 figs., 4 tabs.

Not Available

1990-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

243

Summary of the planning, management, and evaluation process for the Geothermal Program Review VI conference  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The purpose of this document is to present an overview of the planning, facilitation, and evaluation process used to conduct the Geothermal Program Review VI (PR VI) conference. This document was also prepared to highlight lessons learned from PR VI and, by utilizing the evaluation summaries and recommendations, be used as a planning tool for PR VII. The conference, entitled Beyond Goals and Objectives,'' was sponsored by the US Department of Energy's (DOE) Geothermal Technology Division (GTD), PR VI was held in San Francisco, California on April 19--21, 1988 and was attended by 127 participants. PR VI was held in conjunction with the National Geothermal Association's (NGA) Industry Round Table. This document presents a brief summary of the activities, responsibilities, and resources for implementing the PR VI meeting and provides recommendations, checklists, and a proposed schedule for assisting in planning PR VII.

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1988-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

244

Colorado State University program for developing, testing, evaluating and optimizing solar heating and cooling systems  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The objective is to develop and test various integrated solar heating, cooling and domestic hot water systems, and to evaluate their performance. Systems composed of new, as well as previously tested, components are carefully integrated so that effects of new components on system performance can be clearly delineated. The SEAL-DOE program includes six tasks which have received funding for the 1991--92 fifteen-month period. These include: (1) a project employing isothermal operation of air and liquid solar space heating systems, (2) a project to build and test several generic solar water heaters, (3) a project that will evaluate advanced solar domestic hot water components and concepts and integrate them into solar domestic hot water systems, (4) a liquid desiccant cooling system development project, (5) a project that will perform system modeling and analysis work on solid desiccant cooling systems research, and (6) a management task. The objectives and progress in each task are described in this report.

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1992-03-23T23:59:59.000Z

245

Evaluation of Local Enforcement of Energy Efficiency Standards and Labeling Program in China  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

was supported by the China Sustainable Energy Program of thewas supported by the China Sustainable Energy Program of the

Zheng, Nina

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

246

Evaluation Report on "The Department's Unclassified Cyber Security Program"  

SciTech Connect

Industry experts report that security challenges and threats are continually evolving as malicious activity has become more web-based and attackers are able to rapidly adapt their attack methods. In addition, the number of data breaches continues to rise. In an effort to mitigate and address threats and protect valuable information, the Department of Energy anticipated spending about $275 million in Fiscal Year (FY) 2009 to implement cyber security measures necessary to protect its information technology resources. These systems and data are designed to support the Department's mission and business lines of energy security, nuclear security, scientific discovery and innovation, and environmental responsibility. The Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002 (FISMA) provides direction to agencies on the management and oversight of information security risks, including design and implementation of controls to protect Federal information and systems. As required by FISMA, the Office of Inspector General conducts an annual independent evaluation to determine whether the Department's unclassified cyber security program adequately protects its information systems and data. This memorandum and the attached report present the results of our evaluation for FY 2009. The Department continued to make incremental improvements in its unclassified cyber security program. Our evaluation disclosed that most sites had taken action to address weaknesses previously identified in our FY 2008 evaluation report. They improved certification and accreditation of systems; strengthened configuration management of networks and systems; performed independent assessments; and, developed and/or refined certain policies and procedures. In addition, the Department instituted a centralized incident response organization designed to eliminate duplicative efforts throughout the Department. As we have noted in previous reports, the Department continued to maintain strong network perimeter defenses against malicious intruders and other externals threats. These are positive accomplishments. However, in our judgment, additional action is required to further enhance the Department's unclassified cyber security program and help reduce risks to its systems and data. For example, our current review identified opportunities for improvements in areas such as security planning and testing, systems inventory, access controls, and configuration management. In particular, we issued a number of findings at sites managed by the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). We also identified weaknesses across various Department program elements. Issues that warrant further attention include: (1) Weaknesses such as outdated security plans and not completing annual security control self-assessments were identified at several sites; (2) The Department had not yet resolved systems inventory issues and had yet to deploy a complex-wide automated asset management tool to help track information technology resources and identify interfaces between systems or networks; (3) Although certain improvements had been made to enhance access controls, we noted deficiencies such as a lack of periodic account reviews and inadequate password management at a number of sites; and (4) Previously identified weaknesses in configuration management had been corrected, however, we found problems related to weak administrator account settings and failure to install software patches, as well as incomplete implementation of the Federal Desktop Core Configuration. These internal control weaknesses existed, at least in part, because certain cyber security roles and responsibilities were not clearly delineated. Program officials also had not effectively performed monitoring and review activities essential for evaluating the adequacy of cyber security performance. In some cases, officials had not ensured that weaknesses discovered during audits and other evaluations were recorded and tracked to resolution in the organizations' Plans of Action and Milestones. Our testing discl

2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

247

Evaluation of utility home-energy-audit programs: a Wisconsin example  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In February 1978, the Wisconsin Power and Light Company (WPL) offered its residential gas-space-heating customers free on-site energy audits. Between then and June 1980, WPL audited about 19 thousand homes, one-fourth of their gas customers. The audit program included an evaluation of natural gas consumption records, the need for specific weatherization measures (as determined during their energy audits), and customer reports of their demographic characteristics and recent energy conservation practices and measures. This information was available for samples of customers that had received an audit in 1978 and for samples of customers that had not participated in the WPL program. Program participants and nonparticipants were much alike in terms of pre-audit gas consumption, demographic characteristics, adoption of conservation practices, and attitudes on energy issues. The two groups differed significantly only with respect to conservation measures; this difference was probably due, in part, to the 1978 audits. Regression equations were developed to explain natural gas use for the two heating seasons after the 1978 audit. The results showed the importance of floor area, age of house, household income, number of occupants, and temperature setting on gas use. The equations also showed that the 1978 audits had a statistically significant effect on annual gas use. Households that had an audit in 1978 reduced their consumption by 8 MBtu/year (8%) because of the audit (i.e., the incremental saving beyond that due to rising gas prices, other conservation programs, etc). However, a regression equation estimated for the heating season before the audit showed that the audit group consumed 7 MBtu less than did the nonaudit group, which suggests that the audit only saved about 1 MBtu/year.

Grady, S.; Hirst, E.

1982-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

248

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

SciTech Connect

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

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

2006-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

249

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

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

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

2008-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

250

U.S. Department of Energy Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program 2013 Annual Merit Review (AMR) and Peer Evaluation Report  

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

VALIDATION VALIDATION 380 | FY 2013 Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Report 2013 - Technology Validation Summary of Annual Merit Review of the Technology Validation Program Summary of Reviewer Comments on the Technology Validation Program: In general, the reviewers believed the program area was adequately covered. The role of the Technology Validation program within the structure of the Fuel Cell Technologies Office was clearly identified. Progress relating to projects was clearly presented and plans were identified for addressing issues and challenges. The partnership with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's (NREL's) data collection/analysis team was seen as key to the success

251

State-level evaluations of the Weatherization Assistance Program in 1990-1996: a metaevaluation that estimates national savings  

SciTech Connect

The DOE Weatherization Assistance Program is one of the largest energy conservation programs in the nation. To obtain an updated estimate of national Program savings, an approach of metaevaluation was selected, which involved locating, assembling, and summarizing the results of all state-level evaluations of the Program that have become available since 1990. All of the savings estimates that are presented in this report are for dwellings that heat primarily with natural gas.This review of the state-level evaluations conducted since 1990 concluded that Program performance has improved significantly in the last seven years. The finding that savings are increasing are supported by a literature review, within-state comparisons of savings over time, and regression modeling results.

Berry, L.

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

252

Programs for the work with ENSDF format files: Evaluator's editor EVE, Viewer for the nuclear level schemes  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Tools for the regular work of the nuclear data evaluator are presented: the context-dependent editor EVE and the viewer for the level schemes of nuclei from ENSDF datasets. These programs may be used by everybody who works with the Evaluated Nuclear Structure Data File and for the educational purposed.

Shulyak, G I

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

253

Programs for the work with ENSDF format files: Evaluator's editor EVE, Viewer for the nuclear level schemes  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Tools for the regular work of the nuclear data evaluator are presented: the context-dependent editor EVE and the viewer for the level schemes of nuclei from ENSDF datasets. These programs may be used by everybody who works with the Evaluated Nuclear Structure Data File and for the educational purposed.

G. I. Shulyak; A. A. Rodionov

2010-04-19T23:59:59.000Z

254

Benchmark Evaluation of the Medium-Power Reactor Experiment Program Critical Configurations  

SciTech Connect

A series of small, compact critical assembly (SCCA) experiments were performed in 1962-1965 at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory Critical Experiments Facility (ORCEF) for the Medium-Power Reactor Experiment (MPRE) program. The MPRE was a stainless-steel clad, highly enriched uranium (HEU)-O2 fuelled, BeO reflected reactor design to provide electrical power to space vehicles. Cooling and heat transfer were to be achieved by boiling potassium in the reactor core and passing vapor directly through a turbine. Graphite- and beryllium-reflected assemblies were constructed at ORCEF to verify the critical mass, power distribution, and other reactor physics measurements needed to validate reactor calculations and reactor physics methods. The experimental series was broken into three parts, with the third portion of the experiments representing the beryllium-reflected measurements. The latter experiments are of interest for validating current reactor design efforts for a fission surface power reactor. The entire series has been evaluated as acceptable benchmark experiments and submitted for publication in the International Handbook of Evaluated Criticality Safety Benchmark Experiments and in the International Handbook of Evaluated Reactor Physics Benchmark Experiments.

Margaret A. Marshall; John D. Bess

2013-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

255

Environmental restoration program pollution prevention checklist guide for the evaluation of alternatives project phase  

SciTech Connect

Evaluation of alternative studies determine what decontamination and decommissioning (D&D) alternatives are presented to regulators for facility and site cleanup. A key consideration in this process is the waste to be generated. Minimizing the volume and toxicity of this waste will ultimately contribute to the selection of the best clean-up option. The purpose of this checklist guide is to assist the user with incorporating pollution prevention/waste minimization (PP/WM) in all Evaluation of Alternatives (EV) phase projects of the Environmental Restoration (ER) Program. This guide will assist users with documenting PP/WM activities for technology transfer and reporting requirements. Automated computer screens will be created from the checklist data to help users implement and evaluate waste reduction. Users can then establish numerical performance measures to measure progress in planning, training, self-assessments, field implementation, documentation, and technology transfer. Cost savings result as users train and assess themselves, eliminating expensive process waste assessments and audit teams.

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1993-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

256

Evaluation of the Benefits Attributable to Automotive Lightweight Materials Program Research and Development Projects  

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

-237 -237 Evaluation of the Benefits Attributable to Automotive Lightweight Materials Program Research and Development Projects November 2001 Prepared by Sujit Das Oak Ridge National Laboratory Jean H. Peretz The University of Tennessee Bruce Tonn Oak Ridge National Laboratory DOCUMENT AVAILABILITY Reports produced after January 1, 1996, are generally available free via the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Information Bridge: Web site: http://www.osti.gov/bridge Reports produced before January 1, 1996, may be purchased by members of the public from the following source: National Technical Information Service 5285 Port Royal Road Springfield, VA 22161 Telephone: 703-605-6000 (1-800-553-6847) TDD: 703-487-4639 Fax: 703-605-6900 E-mail: info@ntis.fedworld.gov Web site: http://www.ntis.gov/support/ordernowabout.htm

257

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

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

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

2006-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

258

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

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

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

2008-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

259

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

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

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

2008-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

260

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

SciTech Connect

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

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

2006-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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261

Advanced Gas Cooled Nuclear Reactor Materials Evaluation and Development Program. Progress report, January 1, 1980-March 31, 1980  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Results are presented of work performed on the Advanced Gas-Cooled Nuclear Reactor Materials Evaluation and Development Program. The objectives of this program are to evaluate candidate alloys for Very High Temperature Reactor (VHTR) Nuclear Process Heat (NPH) and Direct Cycle Helium Turbine (DCHT) applications, in terms of the effect of simulated reactor primary coolant (helium containing small amounts of various other gases), high temperatures, and long time exposures, on the mechanical properties and structural and surface stability of selected candidate alloys. A second objective is to select and recommend materials for future test facilities and more extensive qualification programs. Included are the activities associated with the status of the simulated reactor helium supply system, testing equipment and gas chemistry analysis instrumentation and equipment. The progress in the screening test program is described, including screening creep results and metallographic analysis for materials thermally exposed or tested at 750, 850, and 950/sup 0/C.

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1980-06-25T23:59:59.000Z

262

State-level evaluations of the Weatherization Assistance Program in 1990--1996: A metaevaluation that estimates national savings  

SciTech Connect

The U.S. Department of Energy`s (DOE) Weatherization Assistance Program (the Program) is implemented in all fifty states. The Program strives to increase the energy efficiency of dwellings occupied by low-income persons in order to reduce their energy consumption, lower their fuel bills, increase the comfort of their homes, and safeguard their health. It targets vulnerable groups including the elderly, people with disabilities, and families with children. The most recent comprehensive National Evaluation of the Program was based on an analysis of changes in pre- and post-weatherization energy consumption for homes weatherized in 1989. The National Evaluation estimated average savings for several fuel types. For dwellings that heated primarily with natural gas, which made up over 50% of the sample, average savings per dwelling were 17.3 MBtu, which was 18.3% of space heating consumption, or 13.0% of the total consumption of natural gas for all end users.

Berry, L.

1997-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

263

Colorado State University program for developing, testing, evaluating and optimizing solar heating and cooling systems  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The objective is to develop and test various integrated solar heating, cooling and domestic hot water systems, and to evaluate their performance. Systems composed of new, as well as previously tested, components are carefully integrated so that effects of new components on system performance can be clearly delineated. The SEAL-DOE program includes six tasks which have received funding for the 1991--92 fifteen-month period. These include: (1) a project employing isothermal operation of air and liquid solar space heating systems; (2) a project to build and test several generic solar water heaters; (3) a project that will evaluate advanced solar domestic hot water components and concepts and integrate them into solar domestic hot water systems; (4) a liquid desiccant cooling system development project; (5) a project that will perform system modeling and analysis work on solid desiccant cooling systems research; and (6) a management task. The objectives and progress in each task are described in this report. 6 figs.

Not Available

1991-10-28T23:59:59.000Z

264

Microsoft PowerPoint - 2_Thursday 5-23 9 NMMSS_2013_Obligations_Case_Study.ppt [Compatibility Mode]  

National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

Case Study Case Study Presented by: Mitch Hembree & Len Myers NMMSS Obligations Case Study 2 General Issues to Consider  What license is required  Is the license valid  Are the shipper and receiver valid NMMSS facilities (RIS)  Is the reporting unit used appropriate for NMMSS reporting  Is the quantity above NMMSS minimum reporting requirements NOTE These issues are applicable to obligations but were evaluated earlier in the Import/Export Case Study Obligations Case Study 3 Obligation Issues to Consider  Does the license specify appropriate foreign obligations  Is the correct obligation country code specified  Does the quantity of obligated material exceed total reported details for that material  Is the obligation layered (third country obligated)

265

U.S. Department of Energy Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program 2013 Annual Merit Review (AMR) and Peer Evaluation Report  

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

SAFETY, CODES AND STANDARDS SAFETY, CODES AND STANDARDS 402 | FY 2013 Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Report 2013 - Safety, Codes and Standards Summary of Annual Merit Review of the Safety, Codes and Standards Program Summary of Reviewer Comments on the Safety, Codes and Standards Program: The Safety, Codes and Standards program supports research and development (R&D) that provides the critical information needed to define requirements and close gaps in safety, codes, and standards to enable the safe use and handling of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies. The program also conducts safety activities focused on promoting safety practices among U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) projects and the development of information resources and best practices. Reviewers recognized that the program continues to provide strong support in the following

266

U.S. Department of Energy Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program 2013 Annual Merit Review (AMR) and Peer Evaluation Report  

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

TRANSFORMATION TRANSFORMATION 442 | FY 2013 Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Report 2013 - Market Transformation Summary of Annual Merit Review of the Market Transformation Program Summary of Reviewer Comments on the Market Transformation Program: The purpose of the Market Transformation program is to spur market growth for domestically produced hydrogen and fuel cell systems. By supporting increased sales in key early markets, this program helps to identify and overcome non-technical barriers to commercial deployment and to reduce the life cycle costs of fuel cell power by helping to achieve economies of scale. The current focus of the Market Transformation program is to build on past successes in lift truck and emergency backup power applications (part of the U.S. Department of Energy's [DOE's]

267

Program  

Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

Extremophiles 2004 Extremophiles 2004 5th International Conference on Extremophiles SEPTEMBER 19 -23, 2004 CAMBRIDGE, MARYLAND Extremophiles 2004 5th International Conference on Extremophiles © 2004, American Society for Microbiology 1752 N Street, N.W. Washington, DC 20036-2904 Phone: 202-737-3600 World Wide Web: www.asm.org All Rights Reserved Printed in the United States of America ISBN: 1-55581 324-0 TABLE OF CONTENTS General Information Scientific Program Abstracts for Oral Sessions Abstracts for Poster Sessions Index 4 10 18 42 144 4 ASM Conferences EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Frank Robb, Chair University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute Michael W. Adams University of Georgia Koki Horikoshi Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology Robert M. Kelly North Carolina State University Jennifer Littlechild

268

technical program grid  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Mar 4, 1999 ... AM. PM. AM. PM. AM. PM. AM. Monday. March 1. Tuesday. March 2. Wednesday. March 3. Thursday. March 4. 1999 TMS ANNUAL MEETING...

269

Evaluation, Measurement, and Verification (EM&V) of Residential Behavior-Based Energy Efficiency Programs: Issues and Recommendations  

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

Evaluation, Measurement, and Verification Evaluation, Measurement, and Verification (EM&V) of Residential Behavior-Based Energy Efficiency Programs: Issues and Recommendations Customer Information and Behavior Working Group Evaluation, Measurement, and Verification Working Group May 2012 DOE/EE-0734 The State and Local Energy Efficiency Action Network is a state and local effort facilitated by the federal government that helps states, utilities, and other local stakeholders take energy efficiency to scale and achieve all cost-effective energy efficiency by 2020. Learn more at www.seeaction.energy.gov May 2012 www.seeaction.energy.gov ii Evaluation, Measurement, and Verification (EM&V) of Residential Behavior-Based Energy Efficiency Programs: Issues and Recommendations was developed as a product of the State and Local Energy Efficiency Action Network

270

Combining functional and imperative programming for multicore software: an empirical study evaluating Scala and Java  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Recent multi-paradigm programming languages combine functional and imperative programming styles to make software development easier. Given today's proliferation of multicore processors, parallel programmers are supposed to benefit from this combination, ...

Victor Pankratius; Felix Schmidt; Gilda Garretn

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

271

Evaluation, Measurement, and Verification (EM&V) of Residential Behavior-Based Energy Efficiency Programs: Issues and Recommendations  

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Evaluation, Measurement, Evaluation, Measurement, and Verification (EM&V) of Residential Behavior-Based Energy Efficiency Programs: Issues and Recommendations This information was developed as a product of the State and Local Energy Efficiency Action Network (SEE Action), facilitated by the U.S. Department of Energy/U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Content does not imply an endorsement by individuals or organizations that are part of SEE Action working groups, or reflect the views, policies, or otherwise of the federal government.

272

Energy savings from energy-efficient showerheads: REMP case study results, proposed evaluation algorithm, and program design implications  

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The Bonneville Power Administration (Bonneville) has initiated two field studies of water-saving devices, the Regional End-Use Metering Program (REMP) study conducted by the Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNL) and the Bonneville/Puget Sound Power and Light (Puget Power) water flow study just being implemented. These studies address the same subject using somewhat different approaches. The objectives of these studies is to provide statistically valid estimates of energy savings from energy-efficient showerheads under known field conditions. These results will be used to infer energy savings from Bonneville`s appliance efficiency program as part of a program impact evaluation. This report has three purposes. The first is to summarize the results of the REMP field study. The second is to introduce and explain the ``energy savings algorithm`` proposed for the Bonneville program impact evaluation. This algorithm will use data from both the REMP and Puget Power studies, as well as appropriate field data offered by participating utilities. The third purpose is to present information that may be useful in reviewing the current Bonneville program design and estimating savings from program design alternatives.

Warwick, W.M.

1993-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

273

Department of Educational Programs  

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Argonne's mission is to lead the world in providing scientific and engineering solutions to the grand challenges of our time: sustainable energy, a healthy environment and a secure nation. In concert with the laboratory's sustainable energy mission, the Sustainability Workshop for Middle School Teachers provides seminars by scientists, discussions, tours, hands-on activities, and group planning to grow the participant's energy literacy and develop instructional materials for sustainability topics. Sustainability Workshop For Middle School Teachers Since this project exemplifies the innovation and commitment to sustainability that DOE likes to recognize, this program has been selected to receive a 2012 Department of Energy Sustainability Award on Thursday September 27 at the Office of Science in Washington DC.

274

IRSN working program status on tools for evaluation of SFR cores static neutronics safety parameters  

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As technical support of the French Nuclear Safety Authority, IRSN will be in charge of safety assessment of any future project of Sodium Fast Reactor (SFR) that could be built in France. One of the main safety topics will deal with reactivity control. Since the design and safety assessment of the last two SFR plants in France (Phenix and Superphenix, more than thirty years ago), methods, codes and safety objectives have evolved. That is why a working program on core neutronic simulations has been launched in order to be able to evaluate accuracy of future core characteristics computations. The first step consists in getting experienced with the ERANOS well-known deterministic code used in the past for Phenix and Superphenix. Then Monte-Carlo codes have been tested to help in the interpretation of ERANOS results and to define what place this kind of codes can have in a new SFR safety demonstration. This experience is based on open benchmark computations. Different cases are chosen to cover a wide range of configurations. The paper shows, as an example, criticality results obtained with ERANOS, SCALE and MORET, and the first conclusions based on these results. In the future, this work will be extended to other safety parameters such as sodium void and Doppler effects, kinetic parameters or flux distributions. (authors)

Ivanov, E.; Tiberi, V.; Ecrabet, F.; Chegrani, Y.; Canuti, E.; Bisogni, D.; Sargeni, A.; Bernard, F. [Institut de Radioprotection et de Surete Nucleaire IRSN, BP 17, 92262 Fontenay-aux-roses (France)

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

275

General-purpose heat source: Research and development program. Process evaluation, fuel pellet GF-47  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The general-purpose heat source (GPHS) provides power for space missions by transmitting the heat of {sup 238}Pu decay to an array of thermoelectric elements. Because the potential for a launch abort or return from orbit exists for any space mission, the heat source must be designed and constructed to survive credible accident environments. Previous testing conducted in support of the Galileo and Ulysses missions has documented the response of the GPHS heat source to a variety of fragment-impact, aging, atmospheric reentry, and Earth-impact conditions. Although heat sources for previous missions were fabricated by the Westinghouse Savannah River Company (WSRC), GPHS fueled-clads required for the Cassini mission to Saturn will be fabricated by Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). This evaluation is part of an ongoing program to determine the similarity of GPHS fueled clads and fuel pellets fabricated at LANL to those fabricated at WSRC. Pellet GF-47, which was fabricated at LANL in late 1994, was submitted for chemical and ceramographic analysis. The results indicated that the pellet had a chemical makeup and microstructure within the range of material fabricated at WSRC in the early 1980s.

Reimus, M.A.H.; George, T.G.

1995-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

276

Energy Conservation Program Evaluation : Practical Methods, Useful Results : Proceedings of the 1987 Conference.  

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The success of cutting-edge evaluation methodologies depends on our ability to merge, manage, and maintain huge amounts of data. Equally important is presenting results of the subsequent analysis in a meaningful way. These topics are addressed at this session. The considerable amounts of data that have been collected about energy conservation programs are rarely used by other researchers, either because they are not available in computerized form or, if they are, because of the difficulties of interpreting someone else's data, format inconsistencies, incompatibility of computers, lack of documentation, data entry errors, and obtaining data use agreements. Even census, RECS, and AHS data can be best used only by a researcher who is intimately familiar with them. Once the data have been accessed and analyzed, the results need to be put in a format that can be readily understood by others. This is a particularly difficult task when submetered data is the basis of the analysis. Stoops and Gilbride will demonstrate their methods of using off-the-shelf graphics software to illustrate complex hourly data from nonresidential buildings.

Argonne National Laboratory; International Conference on Energy Conservation Program Evaluation (3rd : 1987 : Chicago, ILL.)

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

277

Southeast Geyers Cooperative Tracer Evaluation and Testing Program for the Purpose of Estimating The Efficiency of Injection  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The Southeast Geysers Cooperative Tracer Evaluation Program has been a joint project located in the SE part of the Geysers geothermal field, in Lake and Sonoma Counties, California. A new generation of environmentally benign vapor-phase tracers has been used to estimate the varying degrees to which injectate is being recovered following the significant increase of injected volumes within the Southeast Geysers.

J.L. (Bill) Smith

2001-02-12T23:59:59.000Z

278

High Performance Computing Symposium 1996 Evaluating the Performance of Parallel Programs in a PseudoParallel MPI  

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High Performance Computing Symposium 1996 Evaluating the Performance of Parallel Programs 28­Feb­1981 Born in Halifax, Nova Scotia (Canada) Obtained BSc at Dalhousie University. Currently.'' In High Performance Computing Symposium '95. Demaine, Erik D. 1994. ``Heterogeneous Organization

Demaine, Erik

279

Colorado State University Program for developing, testing, evaluating and optimizing solar heating and cooling systems. Project status report, June--July 1993  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report describes activities of the Colorado State program for developing, testing, evaluating, and optimizing solar heating and cooling systems during the months of June and July, 1993.

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1993-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

280

Evaluation of Final Radiological Conditions at Areas of the Niagara Falls Storage Site Remediated under the Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program  

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

Evaluation of Final Radiological Conditions at Areas of the Niagara Falls Storage Site Remediated under the Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program (March 2012)

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THURSDA Y AM THURSDAY AM  

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Mar 4, 1999 ... Patterson AFB, WL/MD, WPAFB, OH 45433 USA; Michael H. ...... 253. THURSDA. Y AM yarn bundles, reduces the pores and gaps among the...

282

Thursday Morning Sessions (June 27)  

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Thin organic and metal layers were prepared by evaporation in a bell-jar system, pumped to ~2 x 10-6 Torr. Films were deposited simultaneously on various...

283

Thursday Morning Sessions (June 27)  

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"Interfacial Barrier of LTG-Al0.3Ga0.7As Epitaxial Passivation in GaAs FETs:" N.X. NGUYEN, J.P. Ibbetson, U.K. Mishra, Electrical and Computer Engineering...

284

Thursday Afternoon Sessions (June 27)  

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... La Jolla, CA 92093-0407; R.H. Miles, *Present address: SDL, Inc., San Jose, .... Interest in NSOM is driven by the prospect of 20 to 50nm imaging capabilities...

285

Day One: Thursday, July 11  

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... a text engineering framework to build an extendable and portable IE-based summarisation system Diana Maynard, Kalina Bontcheva, Horacio ...

286

Thursday Afternoon Sessions (June 27)  

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Disilane was used as the n-type dopant for the formation of electrical test structures. A low pressure (78 Torr) reactor was used and the alloy was grown at 600...

287

Thursday Morning Sessions (June 27)  

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Disilane was used as the dopant for the n-GaN layer and it was measured to have a carrier density of 5x1018 cm-3. The MQW region consisted of 10 repeats of...

288

Thursday Morning Sessions (June 27)  

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As growth precursors, we used silane and propane, and for doping trimethylaluminum and diborane. The growth rate was fixed to about 2mm/h and the C:Si...

289

Evaluation of Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc.`s competitive bidding program for demand-side resources. Final report  

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The process evaluation reports on the implementation of Orange and Rockland Utilities demand-side bidding program in New York State during 1991 and 1992. The program is implemented by two energy service companies in Orange and rockland`s New York State service territory. The process evaluation methodology included interviews with utility staff (3), energy service company staff (2), and participating (6) and nonparticipating (7) utility customers. The two energy service companies had enrolled 14 customers in the program by summer 1992. One company had achieved 90% of their 2.75 MW bid and the other had achieved less than 90% of their 6.9 MW bid. Critical factors in success were determination of a reasonable bid amount for the market and marketing to the appropriate customers. Customers most interested in the program included those with limited access to capital and medium-sized firms with poor cash flows, particularly schools and hospitals. The findings also show that due to the incentive structure and associated need for substantial customer contributions, lighting measures dominate all installations. Customers, however, were interested in the potential savings and six of the nonparticipants chose to either install measures on their own or enroll in the utility`s rebate program.

Peters, J.S.; Stucky, L.; Seratt, P.; Darden-Butler, D. [Barakat and Chamberlin, Inc., Portland, OR (United States)

1993-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

290

Preliminary Evaluation of the Section 1603 Treasury Grant Program for Renewable Power Projects in the United States  

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This article evaluates the first year of the Section 1603 Treasury cash grant program, which enables renewable power projects in the U.S. to elect cash grants in lieu of the federal tax credits that are otherwise available. To date, the program has been heavily subscribed, particularly by wind power projects, which had received 86% of the nearly $2.6 billion in grants that had been disbursed as of March 1, 2010. As of that date, 6.2 GW of the 10 GW of new wind capacity installed in the U.S. in 2009 had applied for grants in lieu of production tax credits. Roughly 2.4 GW of this wind capacity may not have otherwise been built in 2009 absent the grant program; this 2.4 GW may have supported approximately 51,600 short-term full-time-equivalent (FTE) gross job-years in the U.S. during the construction phase of these wind projects, and 3,860 longterm FTE gross jobs during the operational phase. The programs popularity stems from the significant economic value that it provides to renewable power projects, relative to the otherwise available tax credits. Although grants reward investment rather than efficient performance, this evaluation finds no evidence at this time of either widespread gold-plating or performance problems.

Bolinger, Mark; Wiser, Ryan; Darghouth, Naim

2010-05-05T23:59:59.000Z

291

DOE Hydrogen Program: 2009 Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Report  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report summarizes comments from the Peer Review Panel at the FY 2009 DOE Hydrogen Program Annual Merit Review, held on May 18 -22, 2009, in Arlington, Virginia.

Satyapal, S.

2009-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

292

An economic evaluation of the effectiveness of the Texas Pecan Checkoff Program.  

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??The Texas Pecan Board was established in 1998 to administer the Texas Pecan Checkoff Program and is financed through a one-half cent per pound assessment (more)

Moore, Eli Del

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

293

Evaluating energy and non-energy impacts of energy conservation programs: A supply curve framework of analysis  

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Historically, the evaluation of energy conservation programs has focused primarily on energy savings and costs. The recent, increased interest in global environmental problems (e.g., acid rain, ozone depletion, and the greenhouse effect), has made decision makers, as well as program evaluators, sensitive to the environmental impacts of all programs, including energy conservation programs. Economic impacts of programs remain important policy concerns. Many state and local jurisdictions are concerned with the net effects of energy policies on economic growth, jobs, and tax revenues, as well as the impacts of growth and development on local energy issues (e.g., construction of new power plants). Consequently, policy makers need a methodology to compare easily the energy and non-energy impacts of a specific program in a consistent way, for both retrospective analysis and for prospective planning. We present the general concepts of a proposed new approach to multi-attribute analysis, as an extension of the concept of ''supply curves of conserved energy.'' In their simplest form, energy conservation supply curves rank and display the savings from conservation measures in order of their cost-effectiveness. This simple concept is extended to reflect multiple decision criteria and some important linkages between energy and non-energy policy decisions (e.g., a ''supply curve of reduced carbon emissions, ''or a ''supply curve of net local job-creation''). The framework is flexible enough, so that policy makers can weigh and compare each of the impacts to reflect their concerns, and see the results in terms of program rankings. The advantages of this analysis framework are that it is simple to use, flexible, and replicable. 15 refs., 6 figs.

Vine, E.; Harris, J.

1989-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

294

Program on Technology Innovation: Prediction and Evaluation of Environmentally Assisted Cracking in LWR Structural Materials  

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This report describes the final results of Phase III of a three-year joint research program sponsored by EPRI in collaboration with Fracture & Reliability Research Institute (FRRI) at Tohoku University, Japanese utilities, vendors, and international organizations. The program addressed environmentally assisted cracking (EAC) of light water reactor (LWR) structural materials in pressurized water reactor (PWR) and boiling water reactor (BWR) environments.

2007-11-20T23:59:59.000Z

295

Program on Technology Innovation: Prediction and Evaluation of Environmentally Assisted Cracking in LWR Structural Materials  

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This report describes the interim results of PEACE-E, a Five-year extension of the joint research program sponsored by EPRI in collaboration with the Fracture Reliability Research Institute (FRRI) at Tohoku University, Japanese utilities, vendors, and international organizations. The program addressed environmentally assisted cracking (EAC) of light water reactor structural materials in PWR and BWR environments.

2008-11-24T23:59:59.000Z

296

LIGHTING RESEARCH PROGRAM Project 5.2 Evaluation of Electronic Ballasts and  

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contribution of ballast for evaluation in this project: Advance Transformer, Aromat, Aurswald, Delta Power

297

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

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

C. L. Smith

2008-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

298

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

SciTech Connect

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

C. L. Smith

2008-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

299

Soft systems analysis of the unification of test and evaluation and program management: A study of a Federal Aviation Administration's strategy  

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The strategic objective of a test and evaluation (T&E) organization is to detect defects, which must be fixed prior to system deployment in order to meet the operational needs and achieve customer satisfaction. Numerous process improvement models have ... Keywords: program management, program strategy, soft systems methodology, test and evaluation

Arekhandia Patrick Eigbe; Brian J. Sauser; John Boardman

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

300

Evaluation of the Super ESPC Program: Level 2 -- Recalculated Cost Savings  

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This report presents the results of Level 2 of a three-tiered evaluation of the U.S. Department of Energy Federal Energy Management Program's Super Energy Savings Performance Contract (Super ESPC) Program. Level 1 of the analysis studied all of the Super ESPC projects for which at least one Annual Measurement & Verification (M&V) Report had been produced by April 2006. For those 102 projects in aggregate, we found that the value of cost savings reported by the energy service company (ESCO) in the Annual M&V Reports was 108% of the cost savings guaranteed in the contracts. We also compared estimated energy savings (which are not guaranteed, but are the basis for the guaranteed cost savings) to the energy savings reported by the ESCO in the Annual M&V Report. In aggregate, reported energy savings were 99.8% of estimated energy savings on the basis of site energy, or 102% of estimated energy savings based on source energy. Level 2 focused on a random sample of 27 projects taken from the 102 Super ESPC projects studied in Level 1. The objectives were, for each project in the sample, to: repeat the calculations of the annual energy and cost savings in the most recent Annual M&V Report to validate the ESCO's results or correct any errors, and recalculate the value of the reported energy, water, and operations and maintenance (O&M) savings using actual utility prices paid at the project site instead of the 'contract' energy prices - the prices that are established in the project contract as those to be used by the ESCO to calculate the annual cost savings, which determine whether the guarantee has been met. Level 3 analysis will be conducted on three to five projects from the Level 2 sample that meet validity criteria for whole-building or whole-facility data analysis. This effort will verify energy and cost savings using statistical analysis of actual utility use, cost, and weather data. This approach, which can only be used for projects meeting particular validity criteria, is described in Shonder and Florita (2003) and Shonder and Hughes (2005). To address the first objective of the Level 2 analysis, we first assembled all the necessary information, and then repeated the ESCOs' calculations of reported annual cost savings. Only minor errors were encountered, the most common being the use of incorrect escalation rates to calculate utility prices or O&M savings. Altogether, our corrected calculations of the ESCO's reported cost savings were within 0.6% of the ESCOs' reported cost savings, and errors found were as likely to favor the government as they were the ESCO. To address the second objective, we gathered data on utility use and cost from central databases maintained by the Department of Defense and the General Services Administration, and directly from some of the sites, to determine the prices of natural gas and electricity actually paid at the sites during the periods addressed by the annual reports. We used these data to compare the actual utility costs at the sites to the contract utility prices. For natural gas, as expected, we found that prices had risen much faster than had been anticipated in the contracts. In 17 of the 18 projects for which the comparison was possible, contract gas prices were found to be lower than the average actual prices being paid. We conclude that overall in the program, the estimates of gas prices and gas price escalation rates used in the Super ESPC projects have been conservative. For electricity, it was possible to compare contract prices with the actual (estimated) marginal prices of electricity in 20 projects. In 14 of these projects, the overall contract electricity price was found to be lower than the marginal price of electricity paid to the serving utility. Thus it appears that conservative estimates of electricity prices and escalation rates have been used in the program as well. Finally we calculated the value of the reported energy savings using the prices of utilities actually paid by the sites instead of the contract

Shonder, John A [ORNL; Hughes, Patrick [ORNL

2009-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of the Super ESPC Program: Level 2 -- Recalculated Cost Savings  

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This report presents the results of Level 2 of a three-tiered evaluation of the U.S. Department of Energy Federal Energy Management Program's Super Energy Savings Performance Contract (Super ESPC) Program. Level 1 of the analysis studied all of the Super ESPC projects for which at least one Annual Measurement & Verification (M&V) Report had been produced by April 2006. For those 102 projects in aggregate, we found that the value of cost savings reported by the energy service company (ESCO) in the Annual M&V Reports was 108% of the cost savings guaranteed in the contracts. We also compared estimated energy savings (which are not guaranteed, but are the basis for the guaranteed cost savings) to the energy savings reported by the ESCO in the Annual M&V Report. In aggregate, reported energy savings were 99.8% of estimated energy savings on the basis of site energy, or 102% of estimated energy savings based on source energy. Level 2 focused on a random sample of 27 projects taken from the 102 Super ESPC projects studied in Level 1. The objectives were, for each project in the sample, to: repeat the calculations of the annual energy and cost savings in the most recent Annual M&V Report to validate the ESCO's results or correct any errors, and recalculate the value of the reported energy, water, and operations and maintenance (O&M) savings using actual utility prices paid at the project site instead of the 'contract' energy prices - the prices that are established in the project contract as those to be used by the ESCO to calculate the annual cost savings, which determine whether the guarantee has been met. Level 3 analysis will be conducted on three to five projects from the Level 2 sample that meet validity criteria for whole-building or whole-facility data analysis. This effort will verify energy and cost savings using statistical analysis of actual utility use, cost, and weather data. This approach, which can only be used for projects meeting particular validity criteria, is described in Shonder and Florita (2003) and Shonder and Hughes (2005). To address the first objective of the Level 2 analysis, we first assembled all the necessary information, and then repeated the ESCOs' calculations of reported annual cost savings. Only minor errors were encountered, the most common being the use of incorrect escalation rates to calculate utility prices or O&M savings. Altogether, our corrected calculations of the ESCO's reported cost savings were within 0.6% of the ESCOs' reported cost savings, and errors found were as likely to favor the government as they were the ESCO. To address the second objective, we gathered data on utility use and cost from central databases maintained by the Department of Defense and the General Services Administration, and directly from some of the sites, to determine the prices of natural gas and electricity actually paid at the sites during the periods addressed by the annual reports. We used these data to compare the actual utility costs at the sites to the contract utility prices. For natural gas, as expected, we found that prices had risen much faster than had been anticipated in the contracts. In 17 of the 18 projects for which the comparison was possible, contract gas prices were found to be lower than the average actual prices being paid. We conclude that overall in the program, the estimates of gas prices and gas price escalation rates used in the Super ESPC projects have been conservative. For electricity, it was possible to compare contract prices with the actual (estimated) marginal prices of electricity in 20 projects. In 14 of these projects, the overall contract electricity price was found to be lower than the marginal price of electricity paid to the serving utility. Thus it appears that conservative estimates of electricity prices and escalation rates have been used in the program as well. Finally we calculated the value of the reported energy savings using the prices of utilities actually paid by the sites instead of the contract prices. In 16 of the 22 projects (

Shonder, John A [ORNL; Hughes, Patrick [ORNL

2009-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

302

CRITICALITY SAFETY LIMIT EVALUATION PROGRAM (CSLEP) & QUICK SCREENS, ANSWERS TO EXPEDITED PROCESSING LEGACY CRITICALITY SAFETY LIMITS & EVALUATIONS  

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Since the end of the cold war, the need for operating weapons production facilities has faded. Criticality Safety Limits and controls supporting production modes in these facilities became outdated and furthermore lacked the procedure based rigor dictated by present day requirements. In the past, in many instances, the formalism of present day criticality safety evaluations was not applied. Some of the safety evaluations amounted to a paragraph in a notebook with no safety basis and questionable arguments with respect to double contingency criteria. When material stabilization, clean out, and deactivation activities commenced, large numbers of these older criticality safety evaluations were uncovered with limits and controls backed up by tenuous arguments. A dilemma developed: on the one hand, cleanup activities were placed on very aggressive schedules; on the other hand, a highly structured approach to limits development was required and applied to the cleanup operations. Some creative approaches were needed to cope with the limits development process.

TOFFER, H.

2006-02-21T23:59:59.000Z

303

Evaluation of Boulder, CO, SmartRegs Ordinance and Better Buildings Program  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Under the SmartRegs ordinance in the city of Boulder, Colorado, all rental properties in the city must achieve an energy efficiency level comparable to a HERS Index of approximately 120 points or lower by the year 2019. The City of Boulder received a $12 million grant from the DOE's Better Buildings initiative to create and incentivize their EnergySmart Program. In this report, the Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings (CARB) describes its work with the program, including energy audits of rental properties, developing training programs for insulators and inspectors, and conducting interviews with property owners.

Arena, L.; Vijayakumar, G.

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

304

U.S. Department of Energy Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program 2013 Annual Merit Review (AMR) and Peer Evaluation Report  

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AND DELIVERY AND DELIVERY FY 2013 Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Report | 7 2013 - Hydrogen Production and Delivery Summary of Annual Merit Review of the Hydrogen Production and Delivery Program Summary of Reviewer Comments on the Hydrogen Production and Delivery Program: This review session evaluated hydrogen production and delivery research and development (R&D) activities in the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Fuel Cell Technologies Office (FCTO) in the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. The hydrogen production projects reviewed represented a diverse portfolio of technologies to produce hydrogen from renewable energy sources. Production project sub-categories included water electrolysis, solar-driven thermochemical cycles, photoelectrochemical (PEC) direct water splitting, and biological hydrogen

305

Environmental assessment for the satellite power system concept development and evaluation program: nonmicrowave health and ecological effects  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A Concept Development and Evaluation Program is being carried out for a proposed Satellite Power System (SPS). For purposes of this evaluation, a preliminary reference system has been developed. SPS, as described in the reference system, would collect solar energy on satellites in geosychronous orbit in space. The energy would be converted to microwaves and beamed to an earth-receiving antenna (rectenna). One task in the environmental part of the program is the assessment of the nonmicrowave effects on health and the environment. These effects would result from all phases of SPS development and operation. This report covers the current knowledge regarding these effects, and is based on the reference system. The assessment is summarized as to scope, methodology, impacts of terrestrial development, launch and recovery of spacecraft, space activities (including health effects of the space environment, ionizing radiation, electromagnetic exposure, spacecraft charging and environmental interactions, occupational hazards, etc.) and construction and operation of rectenna (ground receiving station).

White, M.R.

1980-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

306

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

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

1997-11-11T23:59:59.000Z

307

Colorado State University program for developing, testing, evaluating and optimizing solar heating systems. Project status report, October 1995--November 1995  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This document is the October/November 1995 project status report of the Colorado State University Program for developing, testing, evaluating and optimizing solar heating systems. Integrated tank/heat exchanger modeling is discussed, as well as advanced residential solar hot water systems. A paper to be presented at the 1996 International Solar Energy Conference is included. The subject of this paper is rating and certification of domestic water heating systems.

NONE

1995-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

308

Design and performance evaluations of generic programming techniques in a R&D prototype of Geant4 physics  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A R&D project has been recently launched to investigate Geant4 architectural design in view of addressing new experimental issues in HEP and other related physics disciplines. In the context of this project the use of generic programming techniques besides the conventional object oriented is investigated. Software design features and preliminary results from a new prototype implementation of Geant4 electromagnetic physics are illustrated. Performance evaluations are presented. Issues related to quality assurance in Geant4 physics modelling are discussed.

M. G. Pia; P. Saracco; M. Sudhakar; A. Zoglauer; M. Augelli; E. Gargioni; C. H. Kim; L. Quintieri; P. P. de Queiroz Filho; D. de Souza Santos; G. Weidenspointner; M. Begalli

2010-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

309

U.S. Department of Energy Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program, 2013 Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Report (Book)  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The fiscal year (FY) 2013 U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting (AMR), in conjunction with DOE's Vehicle Technologies Office AMR, was held from May 13-16, 2013, at the Crystal City Marriott and Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Virginia. This report is a summary of comments by AMR peer reviewers about the hydrogen and fuel cell projects funded by DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE).

Not Available

2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

310

Evaluation of Borrowing as a Method to Contain Costs in a Greenhouse Gas Emissions Cap-and-Trade Program  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report evaluates the potential ability of "borrowing" to help reduce the costs and the cost volatility of cap-and-trade programs for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Borrowing allows sources to emit more than the number of current (or banked) allowances available in the current period by utilizing allowances that otherwise could not be used until future years. Borrowing may be on an individual or system basis and it may be explicit or implicit.

2008-12-23T23:59:59.000Z

311

The Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Program Cloud Profiling Radars: An Evaluation of Signal Processing and Sampling Strategies  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Atmospheric Radiation Measurements (ARM) program operates millimeter-wavelength cloud radars (MMCRs) in several specific locations within different climatological regimes. These vertically pointing cloud ...

Pavlos Kollias; Bruce A. Albrecht; Eugene E. Clothiaux; Mark A. Miller; Karen L. Johnson; Kenneth P. Moran

2005-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

312

A comprehensive evaluation of the MIT Bachelor of Science in Art and Design program  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The purpose of this thesis was to conduct a survey that would determine the source of MIT Department of Architecture undergraduate dissatisfaction with the Bachelor of Science in Art and Design (BSAD) degree program. It ...

Most, Jennifer L

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

313

Early evaluation of directive-based GPU programming models for productive exascale computing  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Graphics Processing Unit (GPU)-based parallel computer architectures have shown increased popularity as a building block for high performance computing, and possibly for future Exascale computing. However, their programming complexity remains as a major ...

Seyong Lee; Jeffrey S. Vetter

2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

314

An approach for evaluating the market effects of energy efficiency programs  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

energy efficiency technology (e.g. , CFL) or practice(s) inefficiency levels to assess market effects, while the CFLCFL programs), through which sales varied widely across the major groups of interest (The Energy Efficiency (

Vine, Edward; Prahl, Ralph; Meyers, Steve; Turiel, Isaac

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

315

An evaluation of the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development's Moving to Work voucher program  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Since implementation nearly 10 years ago there has been limited research into the outcomes of the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development's Moving to Work rental subsidy program. The Congressionally ...

Mahdavi, Pedram

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

316

Program on Technology Innovation: Prediction and Evaluation of Environmentally Assisted Cracking in LWR Structural Materials  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report describes the interim results of PEACE-E, a five-year extension of the joint research program sponsored by EPRI in collaboration with Fracture & Reliability Research Institute (FRRI) at Tohoku University, Japanese utilities, vendors, and international organizations. The program addressed environmentally assisted cracking (EAC) of light water reactor (LWR) structural materials in pressurized water reactor (PWR) and boiling water reactor (BWR) environments.

2009-12-16T23:59:59.000Z

317

Commercial applications of solar total energy systems. Volume 4. Appendices. Final report. [Solar Total Energy System Evaluation Program (STESEP) code  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A methodology has been developed by Atomics International under contract to the Department of Energy to define the applicability of solar total energy systems (STES) to the commercial sector (e.g., retail stores, shopping centers, offices, etc.) in the United States. Candidate STES concepts were selected to provide on-site power generation capability, as well as thermal energy for both heating and cooling applications. Each concept was evaluated on the basis of its cost effectiveness (i.e., as compared to other concepts) and its ability to ultimately penetrate and capture a significant segment of this market, thereby resulting in a saving of fossil fuel resources. This volume contains the appendices. Topics include deterministic insolation model computer code; building energy usage data; computer simulation programs for building energy demand analysis; model buildings for STES evaluation; Solar Total Energy System Evaluation Program (STESEP) computer code; transient simulation of STES concept; solar data tape analysis; program listings and sample output for use with TRNSYS; transient simulation, and financial parameters sensitivities. (WHK)

Boobar, M.G.; McFarland, B.L.; Nalbandian, S.J.; Willcox, W.W.; French, E.P.; Smith, K.E.

1978-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

318

Systematic Evaluation Program (SEP) at Rocky Flats Plant: An overview of practical management issues for evaluation of natural phenomena hazards  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Many of the buildings at the Rocky Flats Plant were designed and built before modern standards were developed, including standards for protection against extreme natural phenomenon such as tornadoes, earthquakes, and floods. The purpose of the SEP is to establish an integrated approach to assessing the design adequacy of specific high and moderate hazard Rocky Flats facilities from a safety perspective and to establish a basis for defining any needed facility improvements. The SEP is to be carried out in three Phases. In Phase 1, topics to be evaluated and an evaluation plan for each topic were developed. Any differences between Current Design Requirements (CDR) or acceptance criteria and the design of existing facilities, will be identified during Phase 2 and assessed using an integrated systematic approach during Phase 3. The integrated assessment performed during Phase 3 provides a process for evaluating the differences between existing facility design and CDRs so that decisions on corrective actions can be made on the basis of relative risk reduction and cost effectiveness. These efforts will ensure that a balanced and integrated level of safety is achieved for long-term operation of these buildings. Through appropriate selection of topics and identification of the structures, systems, and components to be evaluated, the SEP will address outstanding design issues related to the prevention and mitigation of design basis accidents, including those arising from natural phenomena. The objective of the SEP is not to bring these buildings into strict compliance with current requirements, but rather to ensure that an adequate level of safety is achieved in an economical fashion.

Badwan, F.M. [EG and G Rocky Flats, Inc., Golden, CO (United States). Rocky Flats Plant; Herring, K.S. [NUS Corp. (United States)

1993-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

319

Alternative fuel transit buses: Interim results from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Vehicle Evaluation Program  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The transit bus program is designed to provide a comprehensive study of the alternative fuels currently used by the transit bus industry. The study focuses on the reliability, fuel economy, operating costs, and emissions of vehicles running on the various fuels and alternative fuel engines. The alternative fuels being tested are methanol, ethanol, biodiesel and natural gas. The alternative fuel buses in this program use the most common alternative fuel engines from the heavy-duty engine manufacturers. Data are collected in four categories: Bus and route descriptions; Bus operating data; Emissions data; and, Capital costs. The goal is to collect 18 months of data on each test bus. This report summarizes the interim results from the project to date. The report addresses performance and reliability, fuel economy, costs, and emissions of the busses in the program.

Motta, R.; Norton, P.; Kelly, K.J.; Chandler, K.

1995-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

320

An evaluation of the small farmer outreach training and technical assistance program for farmers of color in Texas  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The purpose of this study was to examine the effectiveness of the small farmer outreach training and technical assistance programs as related to farmers of color. The items to be evaluated included financial considerations, educational effectiveness, access and acquisition of farm loans, participation in Extension sponsored events and involvement in community activities. The sample population for this study was small scale agricultural producers representing two ethnic groups, African Americans and Hispanics, located in Cameron, Hidalgo, Starr and Willacy counties and enrolled in the Small Farmer Outreach Training and Technical Assistance Program (N=68) between October 1, 2001, and September 30, 2004. Descriptive statistics were used for reporting personal characteristics of the participants, as well as to determine knowledge gained and effectiveness of the Small Farmer Outreach Training and Technical Assistance Program. Statistical Package for the Social Sciences?® (SPSS) was used to calculate frequencies, percentages and variability of the variables. The major findings of the study were as follows: 1. The Small Farmer Outreach Training and Technical Assistance Program is an effective educational program in teaching farm management techniques and assisting with the acquisition of financial resources. 2. Farm size was relatively small with over half of the farms being fewer than 50 acres. 3. The ethnic identity of participants was more likely to be Hispanic than African American. 4. Total household income for a majority of the participants was less than $50,000. 5. The majority of the participants were part-time farmers. 6. The majority of the participants had a farm plan. 7. A majority of the participants had at least a high school education. 8. Program participants were likely to be approved for a loan through the United States Department of Agriculture.

Daniels, Nelson T

2005-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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321

Ex post evaluation of tradable permits : the U.S. SO? cap-and-trade program  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The U.S. SO2 cap-and-trade program was established as a result of the enactment of the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments (1990 CAAA) under the authority granted by Title IV, which included several measures to reduce precursor ...

Ellerman, A. Denny

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

322

Program on Technology Innovation: Prediction and Evaluation of Environmentally Assisted Cracking in LWR Structural Materials  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report describes the interim results of Phase III of a joint research program sponsored by EPRI in collaboration with the Fracture Reliability Research Institute (FRRI) at Tohoku University, Japanese utilities, vendors, and international organizations to address environmentally assisted cracking (EAC) of LWR structural materials.

2005-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

323

An Evaluation of Energy-Saving Retrofits from the Texas LoanSTAR Program  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This report discusses the LoanSTAR retrofit savings through December 1993 with an emphasis on the Constant Volume to Variable Air Volume air-handler retrofits. The report also summarizes several key findings about the LoanSTAR program which has 70 sites monitored as of December 1993.

Haberl, J. S.; Claridge, D. E.; Heneghan, T.; Sieggreen, R.; Sims, J.

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

324

Market Transformation: A Practical Guide to Designing and Evaluating Energy Efficient Programs  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

One widely accepted paradigm for energy efficiency marketing is called market transformation. This theory holds that energy efficiency programs should be designed to transform markets by reducing market barriers, thus allowing energy efficient products and services to become widely available and adopted by energy customers. Market transformation theory also states that these market changes should become persistent and self-sustaining.

2001-04-19T23:59:59.000Z

325

An evaluation of the 4-H master livestock volunteer program in Texas  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The purpose of this study was to assess the perceptions of Master Livestock Volunteer program participants regarding the effectiveness of the program, their role in the county 4-H volunteer program, and the role of various stakeholders in livestock project decision making. A census was attempted of the 242 possible participants. Using recommendations from Dillman (2000), master volunteers were contacted by email if available and via mailed questionnaire. This process yielded a 38% response rate. Follow-up methods increased the response rate to 52.4%. The volunteers indicated the programs was of high importance and effective. Findings included that volunteers perceived their most influence came in the selection of feeds. The educator role was the one most involved in the decision making process of the livestock projects, followed by the manager role, leader role, and various servant-type leadership roles. Volunteers ranked stakeholders' influence on livestock project decisions, with the youth and the parents as most influential followed by the CEA, the volunteer, and the breeder. The average participant reported nine years of overall volunteer service and two years of service as a Master Livestock Volunteer. Participants in this study were between 38 and 47 years of age.

Smith, Joe Douglas

2008-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

326

Evaluation of a marketing program designed to increase consumer consideration of energy-efficient products in Denver, Colorado  

SciTech Connect

A demonstration marketing program to sensitize Denver homeowners to incorporate the energy cost of ownership orientation in their decision process regarding purchase of energy-efficient products is described. Personal interviews with Denver homeowners were conducted. A first survey established a baseline for consumer awareness and acceptance of energy conservation and conservation-related products and provided information which could be utilized in developing marketing strategies related to energy conservation and the concept of energy cost of ownership. A second survey measured shifts in awareness and attitudes which might have occurred as a result of the marketing demonstration program. The methodology and results of the evaluation are discussed in detail. The Denver Test Market Media Campaign conducted through multi-media advertising and public relations campaigns to sensitize the residents to the positive consideraton of energy-efficient products is described. (MCW)

1978-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

327

Evaluation of the long-term energy analysis program used for the 1978 EIA Administrator's Report to Congress  

SciTech Connect

An evaluation of the Long-Term Energy Analysis Program (LEAP), a computer model of the energy portion of the US economy that was used for the 1995-2020 projections in its 1978 Annual Report to Congress, is presented. An overview of the 1978 version, LEAP Model 22C, is followed by an analysis of the important results needed by its users. The model is then evaluated on the basis of: (1) the adequacy of its documentation; (2) the local experience in operating the model; (3) the adequacy of the numerical techniques used; (4) the soundness of the economic and technical foundations of the model equations; and (5) the degree to which the computer program has been verified. To show which parameters strongly influence the results and to approach the question of whether the model can project important results with sufficient accuracy to support qualitative conclusions, the numerical sensitivities of some important results to model input parameters are described. The input data are categorized and discussed, and uncertainties are given for some parameters as examples. From this background and from the relation of LEAP to other available approaches for long-term energy modeling, an overall evaluation is given of the model's suitability for use by the EIA.

Peelle, R. W.; Weisbin, C. R.; Alsmiller, Jr., R. G.

1981-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

328

Colorado State University program for developing, testing, evaluating and optimizing solar heating and cooling systems  

SciTech Connect

This report discusses the following tasks; solar heating with isothermal collector operation and advanced control strategy; solar cooling with solid desiccant; liquid desiccant cooling system development; solar house III -- development and improvement of solar heating systems employing boiling liquid collectors; generic solar domestic water heating systems; advanced residential solar domestic hot water (DHW) systems; management and coordination of Colorado State/DOE program; and field monitoring workshop.

1991-01-07T23:59:59.000Z

329

Nondestructive Evaluation: Conversion of RI-ISI Programs to Code Case N716  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Work is under way to convert several plants from their existing risk-informed in-service inspection (RI-ISI) programs to the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) streamlined RI-ISI methodology. This streamlined RI-ISI approach has been codified in ASME Code Case N-716. This report provides a status of these activities and identifies interim results as well as lessons learned that will streamline future applications of this technology.

2009-11-18T23:59:59.000Z

330

Establishing Benchmarks for DOE Commercial Building R&D and Program Evaluation: Preprint  

SciTech Connect

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Building Technologies Program and the DOE research laboratories conduct a great deal of research on building technologies. However, differences in models and simulation tools used by various research groups make it difficult to compare results among studies. The authors have developed a set of 22 hypothetical benchmark buildings and weighting factors for nine locations across the country, for a total of 198 buildings.

Deru, M.; Griffith, B.; Torcellini, P.

2006-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

331

Nondestructive Evaluation: Balance-of-Plant Eddy Current Central Certification Program  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The process for eddy current examination certification, repeated examinations, and multiple audits are cumbersome for utilities, individuals, and employers. Sustaining a similar pool of data analysis skills and quality across the power industry has also become a challenge. EPRI believes that this certification program will support the NDE workforce shortage issues by retaining a skilled workforce as a result of limiting the written examination requirements and moving toward performance-based initiatives.

2007-12-18T23:59:59.000Z

332

Women in Engineering Program Advocates Network (WEPAN): Evaluation of the seventh annual conference  

SciTech Connect

The primary goals of the 1996 WEPAN Conference were to: (1) Conduct technical and programmatic seminars for institutions desiring to initiate, replicate, or expand women in engineering programs; (2) Provide assistance in fundraising and grant writing; (3) Profile women in engineering programs of excellence; (4) Sponsor inspiring, knowledgeable and motivational keynote speakers; and, (5) Offer a series of workshops focused on topics such as: establishing partnerships with industry, current research findings, retention strategies, issues affecting special populations, and early intervention techniques. In an effort to provide greater access for women to engineering careers, women in engineering program directors at Purdue University, Stevens Institute of Technology and the University of Washington joined together in 1990 to establish WEPAN, a national network of individuals interested in the recruitment, admission, retention, and graduation of women engineering students. This is the seventh year of operation. Success of this effort has been reflected in numerous ways: increased membership in the organization; increased number of women in engineering programs; increased number of women graduating in engineering; and grants from the U.S. Department of Energy, the National Science Foundation, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the AT&T Foundation, and many other corporations to carry out the goals of WEPAN. The Seventh Annual Women in Engineering Conference entitled, Capitalizing on Today`s Challenges, was held in Denver, Colorado on June 1-4, 1996 at the Hyatt Regency. The conference brought together representatives from academia, government, and industry and examined current issues and initiatives for women in technology, science, and education. Building on the successes of the previous conferences, the seventh conference offered a new variety of speakers and topics.

Brainard, S.G.

1996-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

333

Steam Generator Management Program: Evaluation of Eddy Current Data Analysis Algorithms  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

As part of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commissions (NRCs) International Steam Generator Tube Integrity Program, Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) was contracted to develop algorithms to assist in the analysis of rotating probe eddy current data. The algorithms were designed for both flaw detection and sizing. Rotating probe data collected on the flawed tubes in the NRCs steam generator (SG) mockup were used to document the performance of the algorithms for both detection and ...

2012-09-28T23:59:59.000Z

334

Recommended methods for evaluating the benefits of ECUT Program outputs. [Energy Conversion and Utilization  

SciTech Connect

This study was conducted to define and develop techniques that could be used to assess the complete spectrum of positive effects resulting from the Energy Conversion and Utilization Technologies (ECUT) Program activities. These techniques could then be applied to measure the benefits from past ECUT outputs. In addition, the impact of future ECUT outputs could be assessed as part of an ongoing monitoring process, after sufficient time has elapsed to allow their impacts to develop.

Levine, L.O.; Winter, C.

1986-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

335

Compilation and evaluation of atomic and molecular data relevant to controlled thermonuclear research needs: USA programs  

SciTech Connect

The U.S. role in the compilation and evaluation of atomic data for controlled thermonuclear research is discussed in the following three areas: (1) atomic structure data, (2) atomic collision data, and (3) surface data. (MOW)

Barnett, C.F.

1976-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

336

Program on Technology Innovation: Evaluation of Hydrophobic Nano Coating on Solar Photovoltaic Panels, Polaris Initiative Report  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This project evaluated the effects of a hydrophobic nano coating on photovoltaic panels. Variables studied were hydrophobicity, changes in cleanliness of the surfaces, and changes in ice and snow accumulation.BackgroundThe nano coating evaluated was being marketed commercially as a vehicle windshield treatment that was meant to keep the windshield glass clean and repel water from the windshield. The treatment claimed to last for up to 1 year in automotive ...

2013-11-27T23:59:59.000Z

337

Nondestructive Evaluation: Balance-of-Plant Eddy Current Centralized Certification Program for the Power Industry  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Eddy current examination is a nondestructive evaluation (NDE) method that utilities use extensively to investigate the integrity of tubing found in balance-of-plant (BOP) heat exchangers. Data analysts performing the evaluation and interpretation of the results are normally certified as Level II or Level III through their employer8217s written and hands-on practical examinations. In order to be eligible for certification by examination, the candidate must fulfill certain educational and/or work-related e...

2006-12-05T23:59:59.000Z

338

Progress report No. 23 for a program of thermoelectric generator testing and RTG degradation mechanisms evaluation  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Research is reported on selenide technology evaluation, silicon germanium technology, and thermoelectric generator testing and evaluation. Results of thermal conductivity tests, in-gradient tests, thermophysical properties and compatibility tests, and accelerated resistance module tests for selenium are presented and discussed. Thermoelectric property characteristics of silicon germanium alloys are presented, and performance characteristics of silicon germanium thermoelectric generators are discussed. Thermoelectric generators assembled with lead telluride, TAG-85, and silicon-germanium materials being tested at JPL are described. (WHK)

Stapfer, G.; Rouklove, P.; Garvey, L.

1977-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

339

Report on the Predation Index, Predator Control Fisheries, and Program Evaluation for the Columbia River Basin Experimental Northern Pikeminnow Management Program, 2008 Annual Report.  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report presents results for year seventeen in the basin-wide Experimental Northern Pikeminnow Management Program to harvest northern pikeminnow1 (Ptychocheilus oregonensis) in the Columbia and Snake Rivers. This program was started in an effort to reduce predation by northern pikeminnow on juvenile salmonids during their emigration from natal streams to the ocean. Earlier work in the Columbia River Basin suggested predation by northern pikeminnow on juvenile salmonids might account for most of the 10-20% mortality juvenile salmonids experience in each of eight Columbia River and Snake River reservoirs. Modeling simulations based on work in John Day Reservoir from 1982 through 1988 indicated that, if predator-size northern pikeminnow were exploited at a 10-20% rate, the resulting restructuring of their population could reduce their predation on juvenile salmonids by 50%. To test this hypothesis, we implemented a sport-reward angling fishery and a commercial longline fishery in the John Day Pool in 1990. We also conducted an angling fishery in areas inaccessible to the public at four dams on the mainstem Columbia River and at Ice Harbor Dam on the Snake River. Based on the success of these limited efforts, we implemented three test fisheries on a system-wide scale in 1991 - a tribal longline fishery above Bonneville Dam, a sport-reward fishery, and a dam-angling fishery. Low catch of target fish and high cost of implementation resulted in discontinuation of the tribal longline fishery. However, the sport-reward and dam-angling fisheries were continued in 1992 and 1993. In 1992, we investigated the feasibility of implementing a commercial longline fishery in the Columbia River below Bonneville Dam and found that implementation of this fishery was also infeasible. Estimates of combined annual exploitation rates resulting from the sport-reward and dam-angling fisheries remained at the low end of our target range of 10-20%. This suggested the need for additional effective harvest techniques. During 1991 and 1992, we developed and tested a modified (small-sized) Merwin trapnet. We found this floating trapnet to be very effective in catching northern pikeminnow at specific sites. Consequently, in 1993 we examined a system-wide fishery using floating trapnets, but found this fishery to be ineffective at harvesting large numbers of northern pikeminnow on a system-wide scale. In 1994, we investigated the use of trap nets and gillnets at specific locations where concentrations of northern pikeminnow were known or suspected to occur during the spring season (i.e., March through early June). In addition, we initiated a concerted effort to increase public participation in the sport-reward fishery through a series of promotional and incentive activities. In 1995, 1996, and 1997, promotional activities and incentives were further improved based on the favorable response in 1994. Results of these efforts are subjects of this annual report. Evaluation of the success of test fisheries in achieving our target goal of a 10-20% annual exploitation rate on northern pikeminnow is presented in Report C of this report. Overall program success in terms of altering the size and age composition of the northern pikeminnow population and in terms of potential reductions in loss of juvenile salmonids to northern pikeminnow predation is also discussed in Report C. Program cooperators include the Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC), Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW), and Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW), and the U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Animal Damage Unit as a contractor to test Dam Angling. The PSMFC was responsible for coordination and administration of the program; PSMFC subcontracted various tasks and activities to ODFW and WDFW based on the expertise each brought to the tasks involved in implementing the program and dam angling to the USDA.

Porter, Russell [Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission].

2009-09-10T23:59:59.000Z

340

Lake Roosevelt Fisheries Evaluation Program : Limnological and Fisheries Monitoring Annual Report 1999.  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The Grand Coulee Dam was constructed in 1939 without a fish ladder, which eliminated steelhead (Onchorhynchus mykiss), chinook salmon (O. twshwastica), coho salmon (O. kisutch) and sockeye salmon (O. nerka) from returning to approximately 1,835 km (1,140 miles) of natal streams and tributaries found in the upper Columbia River Drainage in the United States and Canada. The Pacific Northwest Electric Power Planning and Conservation Act of 1980 gave the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA), the authority and responsibility to use its legal and financial resources, 'to protect, mitigate, and enhance fish and wildlife to the extent affected by the development and operation of any hydroelectric project of the Columbia River and its tributaries. This is to be done in a manner consistent with the program adopted by the Northwest Power Planning Council (NWPPC), and the purposes of the Act' (NWPPC, 1987). With the phrase 'protect, mitigate and enhance', Congress signaled its intent that the NWPPC's fish and wildlife program should do more than avoid future hydroelectric damage to the basin's fish and wildlife. The program must also counter past damage, work toward rebuilding those fish and wildlife populations that have been harmed by the hydropower system, protect the Columbia Basin's fish and wildlife resources, and mitigate for harm caused by decades of hydroelectric development and operations. By law, this program is limited to measures that deal with impacts created by the development, operation and management of hydroelectric facilities on the Columbia River and its tributaries. However, off-site enhancement projects are used to address the effects of the hydropower system on fish and wildlife (NWPPC 1987). Resident game fish populations have been established in Franklin D. Roosevelt Lake, the reservoir behind Grand Coulee Dam, since the extirpation of anadromous fish species. The resident game fish populations are now responsible for attracting a large percentage of the recreational visits to the region. An increase in popularity has placed Lake Roosevelt fifth amongst the most visited State and Federal parks in Washington. Increased use of the reservoir prompted amplified efforts to enhance the Native American subsistence fishery and the resident sport fishery in 1984 with hatchery supplementation of rainbow trout (O. mykiss) and kokanee salmon (O. nerka). This was followed by the formation of the Spokane Tribal Lake Roosevelt Monitoring Project (LRMP) in 1988 and later by formation of the Lake Roosevelt Data Collection Project in 1991. The Lake Roosevelt Data Collection Project began in July 1991 as part of the BPA, Bureau of Reclamation, and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers System Operation Review process. This process sought to develop an operational scenario for the federal Columbia River hydropower system to maximize the in-reservoir fisheries with minimal impacts to all other stakeholders in the management of the Columbia River. The Lake Roosevelt Monitoring/Data Collection Program (LRMP) is the result of a merger between the Lake Roosevelt Monitoring Program (BPA No. 8806300) and the Lake Roosevelt Data Collection Project (BPA No. 9404300). These projects were merged in 1996 forming the Lake Roosevelt Monitoring Program (LRMP), which continues the work historically completed under the separate projects. The LRMP has two main goals. The first is to develop a biological model for Lake Roosevelt that will predict in-reservoir biological responses to a range of water management operational scenarios, and to develop fisheries and reservoir management strategies accordingly. The model will allow identification of lake operations that minimize impacts on lake biota while addressing the needs of other interests (e.g. flood control, hydropower generation, irrigation, and downstream resident and anadromous fisheries). Major components of the model will include: (1) quantification of entrainment and other impacts to phytoplankton, zooplankton and fish caused by reservoir drawdowns and low water retention times; (2) quantification

McLellan, Holly; Lee, Chuck; Scofield, Ben; Pavlik, Deanne

1999-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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341

Review of Evaluation, Measurement and Verification Approaches Used to Estimate the Load Impacts and Effectiveness of Energy Efficiency Programs  

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LBNL-3277E LBNL-3277E ERNEST ORLANDO LAWRENCE BERKELEY NATIONAL LABORATORY Review of Evaluation, Measurement and Verification Approaches Used to Estimate the Load Impacts and Effectiveness of Energy Efficiency Programs Mike Messenger*, Ranjit Bharvirkar*, Bill Golemboski*, Charles A. Goldman**, Steven R. Schiller*** *Itron, Inc., **Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, ***Schiller Consulting, Inc. Environmental Energy Technologies Division April 2010 The work described in this report was funded by the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE); Permitting, Siting, and Analysis Division of the U.S. Department of Energy under Contract No. DE-AC02- 05CH11231. Disclaimer This document was prepared as an account of work sponsored by the United

342

Colorado State University Program for developing, testing, evaluating and optimizing solar heating systems. Project status report for the months of June and July 1995  

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A project status report for the months of June and July 1995, is given on the Colorado State University program for developing, testing, evaluating, and optimizing solar heating systems.

NONE

1995-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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U.S. Department of Energy Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program 2012 Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Report: May 14-18, 2012, Arlington, VA  

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This document summarizes the comments provided by peer reviewers on hydrogen and fuel cell projects presented at the fiscal year (FY) 2012 U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting (AMR), held May 14-18, 2012, in Arlington, VA.

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2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

344

Field Artillery Ammunition Processing System (FAAPS) concept evaluation study. Ammunition Logistics Program  

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The Field Artillery Ammunition Processing System (FAAPS) is an initiative to introduce a palletized load system (PLS) that is transportable with an automated ammunition processing and storage system for use on the battlefield. System proponents have targeted a 20% increase in the ammunition processing rate over the current operation while simultaneously reducing the total number of assigned field artillery battalion personnel by 30. The overall objective of the FAAPS Project is the development and demonstration of an improved process to accomplish these goals. The initial phase of the FAAPS Project and the subject of this study is the FAAPS concept evaluation. The concept evaluation consists of (1) identifying assumptions and requirements, (2) documenting the process flow, (3) identifying and evaluating technologies available to accomplish the necessary ammunition processing and storage operations, and (4) presenting alternative concepts with associated costs, processing rates, and manpower requirements for accomplishing the operation. This study provides insight into the achievability of the desired objectives.

Kring, C.T.; Babcock, S.M.; Watkin, D.C.; Oliver, R.P.

1992-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

345

BWRVIP-111, Revision 1: BWR Vessel and Internals Project, Testing and Evaluation of BWR Supplemental Surveillance Program Capsules E, F, and I  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report describes the testing and evaluation of BWR Supplemental Surveillance Program (SSP) capsules E, F and I. These capsules were installed in the Oyster Creek reactor in February 1993 and removed in October 2000. The capsules contained flux wires for neutron fluence measurement, thermal monitors to measure temperature and Charpy test specimens for material property evaluations. The flux wires were evaluated to determine the fluence experienced by the test specimens. Thermal monitors were evaluate...

2007-09-26T23:59:59.000Z

346

Evaluation of a Radiation Worker Safety Training Program at a nuclear facility  

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A radiation safety course was evaluated using the Kirkpatrick criteria of training evaluation as a guide. Thirty-nine employees were given the two-day training course and were compared with 15 employees in a control group who did not receive the training. Cognitive results show an immediate gain in knowledge, and substantial retention at 6 months. Implications of the results are discussed in terms of applications to current radiation safety training was well as follow-on training research and development requirements.

Lindsey, J.E.

1993-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

347

Evaluation of government and utility companies' programs toward demarketing residential energy demands  

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The assessment of whether existing financial incentives are effective in promoting residential energy conservation is of concern to government and utility companies. This study focused upon low income homeowners to determine their level of awareness and participation in existing incentive programs. The study also exmained factors that influcence homeowners' investments in energy conservation, including the role, if any, of financial institutions as a causal factor in determining such investment. A survey-type research design, utilizing the personal interview technique, was adopted. A descriptive-elemental approach was chosen to investigate the research questions. The sample groups of 50 homeowners and 20 financial officers were selected and interviewed in San Diego, CA. Approximately 50% of the homeowner sample surveyed was not aware of incentive programs. Among homeowners that were aware, the actual level of participation was very low due to their lack of extensive investment in energy conservation. Essential factors dissuading such investment were: lack of initial funds, length of the payback period, inability to finance, nature of the incentives, perceived ability to save energy without investment, and lack of adequate information. The majority of financial institutions surveyed did not offer special considerations for residential energy conservation investment.

Mousavinia, S.J.

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

348

Evaluation of potential surface rupture and review of current seismic hazards program at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. Final report  

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This report summarizes the authors review and evaluation of the existing seismic hazards program at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). The report recommends that the original program be augmented with a probabilistic analysis of seismic hazards involving assignment of weighted probabilities of occurrence to all potential sources. This approach yields a more realistic evaluation of the likelihood of large earthquake occurrence particularly in regions where seismic sources may have recurrent intervals of several thousand years or more. The report reviews the locations and geomorphic expressions of identified fault lines along with the known displacements of these faults and last know occurrence of seismic activity. Faults are mapped and categorized into by their potential for actual movement. Based on geologic site characterization, recommendations are made for increased seismic monitoring; age-dating studies of faults and geomorphic features; increased use of remote sensing and aerial photography for surface mapping of faults; the development of a landslide susceptibility map; and to develop seismic design standards for all existing and proposed facilities at LANL.

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1991-12-09T23:59:59.000Z

349

Program on Technology Innovation: Field Evaluations of Entrained Flow NOx Catalyst Concept  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

EPRI has been actively evaluating and developing advanced catalyst concepts for NOx reduction that are more effective and have potential in achieving near zero emissions. The concept called NOMERCTM involves the entrained flow of pulverized SCR catalyst for NOx reduction combined with activated carbon injection for removing mercury from the flue gas stream at coal-fired utilities. The entrained flow removal process is a novel concept and has been proven to work in a previous proof of concept test. This r...

2006-03-27T23:59:59.000Z

350

Program on Technology Innovation: Evaluation of Mid-Infrared Lasers for Combustion Gas Sensing Applications  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Carbon monoxide (CO) and nitric oxide (NO) are important trace species in combustion exhaust, with absorption spectrum features that overlap with the absorption by water vaporan interference that increases with gas temperature. This situation is exacerbated by the need to monitor ppm levels of CO and NO in combustion product gases, which typically have in excess of 10% water. Therefore, the development of sensitive sensors for absorption detection of CO and NO in combustion gases requires evaluation of t...

2009-12-14T23:59:59.000Z

351

Program on Technology Innovation: Evaluation of a Commercial Device for Measurement of Residential Transients and Harmonics  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report describes laboratory testing to evaluate the technical performance of the Microsurge Stetzer meter, a commercially available device for measuring electrical transients and harmonics on residential circuits. This device has been developed to measure low-level unwanted signals (higher-frequency harmonics and transients) introduced onto 50/60 Hz household mains through normal operation of appliances within the home and through other environmental signals and transients usually present on ...

2013-11-13T23:59:59.000Z

352

Program on Technology Innovation: Advanced Nondestructive Evaluation Technologies for Renewable Energy  

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This report provides an update of technical information collected and evaluated pertaining to nondestructive examination (NDE) technologies that can be used to assess the structural integrity of renewable energy source components, primarily wind turbine components. The purpose of this project is to investigate and develop NDE techniques to determine the structural integrity of major renewable energy source components, with a focus on the wind industry. The NDE capabilities are needed during the next thre...

2011-01-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Spring 2012 Thursdays, 12pm-12:50pm Lecture Hall 43-105 CHS, UCLA Fielding School of Pulbic Health  

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and Reforms Shaping Environmental Health Programs in Los Angeles County" May 31 Joel Moskowitz PhD Director and Public Health Policy" June 7 Ram Raji Singh MD "Environmental Triggers of Autoimmune Diseases" For more

Grether, Gregory

354

Overview of Recent Results of the Solar Two Test and Evaluations Program  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The Solar Two project is a collaborative, cost-shared project between eleven US industry and utility partners and the U.S. Department of Energy to validate the molten-salt power tower technology. The Solar Two plant, located east of Barstow, CA, comprises 1926 heliostats, a receiver, a thermal storage system and a steam generator system that use molten nitrate salt as the heat transfer fluid and storage media. The steam generator powers a 10 MWe, conventional Rankine cycle turbine. This paper describes the test plan and evaluations currently in progress at Solar Two and provides some recent results.

Gilbert, R.; Pacheco, J.E.

1999-01-14T23:59:59.000Z

355

Advanced Technology Development Program for Lithium-Ion Batteries: Gen 2 Performance Evaluation Final Report  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Advanced Technology Development Program has completed performance testing of the second generation of lithium-ion cells (i.e., Gen 2 cells). The 18650-size Gen 2 cells, with a baseline and variant chemistry, were distributed over a matrix consisting of three states-of-charge (SOCs) (60, 80, and 100% SOC), four temperatures (25, 35, 45, and 55C), and three life tests (calendar-, cycle-, and accelerated-life). The calendar- and accelerated-life cells were clamped at an open-circuit voltage corresponding to the designated SOC and were subjected to a once-per-day pulse profile. The cycle-life cells were continuously pulsed using a profile that was centered around 60% SOC. Life testing was interrupted every four weeks for reference performance tests (RPTs), which were used to quantify changes in cell degradation as a function of aging. The RPTs generally consisted of C1/1 and C1/25 static capacity tests, a low-current hybrid pulse power characterization test, and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy. The rate of cell degradation generally increased with increasing test temperature, and SOC. It was also usually slowest for the calendar-life cells and fastest for the accelerated-life cells. Detailed capacity-, power-, and impedance-based performance results are reported.

Jon P. Christophersen; Ira Bloom; Edward V. Thomas; Kevin L. Gering; Gary L. Henriksen; Vincent S. Battaglia; David Howell

2006-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

356

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory FY96 evaluation of Integrated Assessment Program  

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The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory`s Integrated Assessment Program (IAP) is the primary system to assess and monitor overall performance and to drive continuous improvement in the Laboratory. The approach used is a significant departure from the Laboratory`s traditional reliance on auditing methods. It is a move toward the contemporary concepts of measuring organizational performance by encouraging scientific, operational, and business excellence, through self-assessment and strengthening line management accountability for results in product and service quality, safety, and cost. This report describes the approach used (methods and processes), the deployment of that approach in the six Laboratory organizations selected to pilot the approach, and a summary of how the pilot organizations used the results they obtained. Section 3.0 of this report summarizes the top strengths and weaknesses in performance as identified by Division/Directorate self-assessments, Independent Oversight, Internal Audit and peer reviews, and includes the actions that have been, or will be taken, to improve performance in areas that are weak.

NONE

1996-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

357

Guide for licensing evaluations using CRAC2: A computer program for calculating reactor accident consequences  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A version of the CRAC2 computer code applicable for use in analyses of consequences and risks of reactor accidents in case work for environmental statements has been implemented for use on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission Data General MV/8000 computer system. Input preparation is facilitated through the use of an interactive computer program which operates on an IBM personal computer. The resulting CRAC2 input deck is transmitted to the MV/8000 by using an error-free file transfer mechanism. To facilitate the use of CRAC2 at NRC, relevant background material on input requirements and model descriptions has been extracted from four reports - ''Calculations of Reactor Accident Consequences,'' Version 2, NUREG/CR-2326 (SAND81-1994) and ''CRAC2 Model Descriptions,'' NUREG/CR-2552 (SAND82-0342), ''CRAC Calculations for Accident Sections of Environmental Statements, '' NUREG/CR-2901 (SAND82-1693), and ''Sensitivity and Uncertainty Studies of the CRAC2 Computer Code,'' NUREG/CR-4038 (ORNL-6114). When this background information is combined with instructions on the input processor, this report provides a self-contained guide for preparing CRAC2 input data with a specific orientation toward applications on the MV/8000. 8 refs., 11 figs., 10 tabs.

White, J.E.; Roussin, R.W.; Gilpin, H.

1988-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

358

May 12, 2011, Visiting Speakers Program Events - Summary highlights Slideshow  

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

Suspect Counterfeit Parts: Suspect Counterfeit Parts: The Impact on Our National and Economic Security Panel discussion moderated by Bruce Held Director, DOE Office of Intelligence and Counterintelligence Panelists: Professor Michael Pecht Director, Center for Advanced Life Cycle Engineering University of Maryland Mr. Gilbert Herrera Director, Microsystems Science, Technology, and Components Sandia National Laboratories Ms. Kirsten Koepsel Director, Intellectual Property and Industrial Security Aerospace Industries Association Thursday, May 12, 2011 U.S. Department of Energy Washington, D.C. HSS Visiting Speakers Program - Suspect Counterfeit Parts May 12, 2011 Opening Remarks Mari-Josette Campagnone Departmental Representative to the DNFSB The complicated challenges of suspect and counterfeit parts correlates to

359

Technical Program Grid  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Monday-March 13. Tuesday-March 14. Wednesday-March 15. Thursday-March 16. 2000 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition. March 12-16, 2000. AM. PM. AM.

360

Review of Evaluation, Measurement and Verification Approaches Used to Estimate the Load Impacts and Effectiveness of Energy Efficiency Programs  

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state? (Check one or list alternate) Utility Internal staffUtility program funding State agencies or organizations Other: Please listutility programs Includes codes and standards and Programs 8. Of the following list

Messenger, Mike

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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361

In Situ Remediation Integrated Program: Evaluation and assessment of containment technology  

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Containment technology refers to a broad range of methods that are used to contain waste or contaminated groundwater and to keep uncontaminated water from entering a waste site. The U.S. Department of Energy`s (DOE) Office of Technology Development has instituted the In Situ Remediation Integrated Program (ISRIP) to advance the state-of-the-art of innovative technologies that contain or treat, in situ, contaminated media such as soil and groundwater, to the point of demonstration and to broaden the applicability of these technologies to the widely varying site remediation requirements throughout the DOE complex. The information provided here is an overview of the state-of-the-art of containment technology and includes a discussion of ongoing development projects; identifies the technical gaps; discusses the priorities for resolution of the technical gaps; and identifies the site parameters affecting the application of a specific containment method. The containment technology described in this document cover surface caps; vertical barriers such as slurry walls, grout curtains, sheet pilings, frozen soil barriers, and vitrified barriers; horizontal barriers; sorbent barriers; and gravel layers/curtains. Within DOE, containment technology could be used to prevent water infiltration into buried waste; to provide for long-term containment of pits, trenches, and buried waste sites; for the interim containment of leaking underground storage tanks and piping; for the removal of contaminants from groundwater to prevent contamination from migrating off-site; and as an interim measure to prevent the further migration of contamination during the application of an in situ treatment technology such as soil flushing. The ultimate goal is the implementation of containment technology at DOE sites as a cost-effective, efficient, and safe choice for environmental remediation and restoration activities.

Gerber, M.A.; Fayer, M.J.

1994-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

362

Thermoelectric Materials Evaluation Program. Annual technical report for fiscal year 1979  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Optimization was initiated with respect to performance, operating temperatures, and thermoelectric properties of an N-type material based on rare earth (neodymium and gadolinium) selenide technology. Effort was expanded to experimentally describe the chemical, electrical and physical behavior of P-type thermoelectric material over a range of temperatures. Emphasis was changed in P-type material research from basic properties to sublimation suppression by wrapping, and to the understanding of contact resistance problems at the hot end. Analytical performance calculations were made as an aid in couple development. In the area of module development an evaluation of the reduction of bypass-heat loss was made and module M-22R was placed on test. Parts were fabricated for M23R. Data on long term operating characteristics, ingradient compatibility, and reliability of elements and couples was obtained.

Hinderman, J.D.

1979-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

363

U.S. Department of Energy Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program 2013 Annual Merit Review (AMR) and Peer Evaluation Report  

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A: ATTENDEE LIST A: ATTENDEE LIST FY 2013 Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Report | 511 Attendee List: 2013 Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program Last Name First Name Organization Abdel-Baset Tarek Chrysler Group LLC Abraham Judi Conference Management Associates, Inc. Aceves Salvador Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Adams Jesse U.S. Department of Energy, Golden Field Office Adzic Radoslav Brookhaven National Laboratory Afzal Kareem PDC Machines Agar Ertan Drexel University Agrawal Nisha Defense Production Act Committee Ahluwalia Rajesh Argonne National Laboratory Ahmed Aysha National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Ahmed Shabbir Argonne National Laboratory Ahn Channing U.S. Department of Energy (IPA from California Institute of Technology) Ahn Sang Hyun National Institute of Standards and Technology

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Evaluation of unthrottled combustion system options for light duty applications with future syncrude derived fuels. Alternative Fuels Utilization Program  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

An experimental program examining the interaction between several fuel and light duty automotive engine combinations is detailed. Combustion systems addressed covered indirect and direct injection diesel and spark ignited stratified charge. Fuels primarily covered D2, naphtha and intermediate broadcut blends. Low ignition quality diesel fuels were also evaluated. The results indicate the baseline fuel tolerance of each combustion system and enable characteristics of the systems to be compared. Performance, gaseous and particulate emissions aspects were assessed. The data obtained assists in the selection of candidate combustion systems for potential future fuels. Performance and environmental penalties as appropriate are highlighted relative to the individual candidates. Areas of further work for increased understanding are also reviewed.

Needham, J. R.; Cooper, B. M.; Norris-Jones, S. R.

1982-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

365

FY 1994 program summary: Office of Technology Development, Office of Research and Development, Office of Demonstration, Testing, and Evaluation  

SciTech Connect

The US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Environmental Management, formerly the Office of Environmental Restoration and Waste Management (EM), was established in November 1989 as the first step toward correcting contamination problems resulting from nearly 50 years of nuclear weapons production and fuel processing activities. EM consolidates several DOE organizations previously responsible for the handling, treatment, and disposition of radioactive and hazardous waste. Within EM, the Office of Technology Development (OTD/EM-50) is responsible for developing technologies to meet DOE`s goal for environmental restoration. OTD manages an aggressive national program of applied research, development, demonstration, testing, and evaluation (RDDT and E) for environmental cleanup, waste management, and related technologies. The program is designed to resolve major technical issues, to rapidly advanced beyond current technologies for environmental restoration and waste management operations, and to expedite compliance with applicable environmental laws and regulations. This report summarizes Fiscal Year 1994 (FY94) programmatic information, accomplishments, and planned activities relevant to the individual activities within OTD`s RDDT and E.

1994-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

366

Roadmap for Nondestructive Evaluation of Reactor Pressure Vessel Research and Development by the Light Water Reactor Sustainability Program  

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The Department of Energy s (DOE) Light Water Reactor Sustainability (LWRS) Program is a five year effort which works to develop the fundamental scientific basis to understand, predict, and measure changes in materials and systems, structure, and components as they age in environments associated with continued long-term operations of existing commercial nuclear power reactors. This year, the Materials Aging and Degradation (MAaD) Pathway of this program has placed emphasis on emerging Non-Destructive Evaluation (NDE) methods which support these objectives. DOE funded Research and Development (R&D) on emerging NDE techniques to support commercial nuclear reactor sustainability is expected to begin next year. This summer, the MAaD Pathway invited subject matter experts to participate in a series of workshops which developed the basis for the research plan of these DOE R&D NDE activities. This document presents the results of one of these workshops which are the DOE LWRS NDE R&D Roadmap for Reactor Pressure Vessels (RPV). These workshops made a substantial effort to coordinate the DOE NDE R&D with that already underway or planned by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) through their representation at these workshops.

Smith, Cyrus M [ORNL; Nanstad, Randy K [ORNL; Clayton, Dwight A [ORNL; Matlack, Katie [Georgia Institute of Technology; Ramuhalli, Pradeep [Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL); Light, Glenn [Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

367

Treatment plan for aqueous/organic/decontamination wastes under the Oak Ridge Reservation FFCA Development, Demonstration, Testing, and Evaluation Program  

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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Oak Ridge Operations Office and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-Region IV have entered into a Federal Facility Compliance Agreement (FFCA) which seeks to facilitate the treatment of low-level mixed wastes currently stored at the Oak Ridge Reservation (ORR) in violation of the Resource, Conservation and Recovery Act Land Disposal Restrictions. The FFCA establishes schedules for DOE to identify treatment for wastes, referred to as Appendix B wastes, that current have no identified or existing capacity for treatment. A development, demonstration, testing, and evaluation (DDT&E) program was established to provide the support necessary to identify treatment methods for mixed was meeting the Appendix B criteria. The Program has assembled project teams to address treatment development needs for major categories of the Appendix B wastes based on the waste characteristics and possible treatment technologies. The Aqueous, Organic, and Decontamination (A/O/D) project team was established to identify pretreatment options for aqueous and organic wastes which will render the waste acceptable for treatment in existing waste treatment facilities and to identify the processes to decontaminate heterogeneous debris waste. In addition, the project must also address the treatment of secondary waste generated by other DDT&E projects. This report details the activities to be performed under the A/O/D Project in support of the identification, selection, and evaluation of treatment processes. The goals of this plan are (1) to determine the major aqueous and organic waste streams requiring treatment, (2) to determine the treatment steps necessary to make the aqueous and organic waste acceptable for treatment in existing treatment facilities on the ORR or off-site, and (3) to determine the processes necessary to decontaminate heterogeneous wastes that are considered debris.

Backus, P.M.; Benson, C.E.; Gilbert, V.P.

1994-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

368

Study program to develop and evaluate die and container materials for the growth of silicon ribbons  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The Large Area Silicon Sheet Growth Task objective of lowering the cost of silicon photovoltaic material requires the development of materials which exhibit improved chemical and dimensional stability in contact with molten silicon. These materials may find application as containers and/or shaping dies in processes such as edge-defined film growth. The development and evaluation of proprietary coatings of pure silicon carbide, silicon nitride and aluminum nitride on less pure hot pressed substrates of the respective ceramic materials are described. Silicon sessile drop experiments were performed on coated test specimens under controlled oxygen partial pressures. X-ray diffraction and SEM Characterization was performed prior to testing. The reaction interfaces were characterized after testing with optical and scanning electron microscopy and Auger electron spectroscopy. Increasing the oxygen partial pressure was found to increase the molten silicon contact angle, apparently because adsorbed oxygen lowers the solid-vapor interfacial free energy. Adsorbed oxygen was also found to increase the degree of attack of molten silicon upon the chemical vapor deposited coatings. Prototypic containers and dies were delivered and cost projections show that reasonably priced, coated, molten silicon resistant refractory material shapes are obtainable.

Addington, L.A.; Ownby, P.D.; Yu, B.B.; Barsoum, M.W.; Romero, H.V.; Zealer, B.G.

1979-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

369

Progress report No. 29 for a program of thermoelectric generator testing and RTG degradation mechanisms evaluation  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Thermal conductivity measurements of the P-type and N-type selenide alloys after 17000 hours and 4100 hours, respectively, are in good agreement with the 3M Co data. Ingradient testing of N-legs after 6600 hours show comparable performance to the reported 3M data. Ingradient testing of P-legs at accelerated test conditions, have completed 3600 hours and performance shows reasonable correlation with accelerated temperature and current gradients. N-type samples from both the Thermal Conductivity Tests and Ingradient Performance Tests were removed from test for examination. All samples were found to be severely cracked upon removal from the test fixtures. Metallurgical and x-ray diffraction analysis showed (1) extensive cracking had occurred in the lower half (cold end) of the legs and (2) a crystallographic phase change occurred in the upper half (hot end) of the legs from monoclinic to orthorhombic. It is postulated that the phase change that occurs on heating aggravates the micro-cracks that exist in the as fabricated leg. An initial evaluation of the performance of the Voyager 1 and 2 RTG's after 12,000 hours of operation versus the DEGRA performance prediction code, shows excellent agreement. (WHK)

Stapfer, G.; Garvey, L.

1979-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

370

Lake Roosevelt Fisheries Evaluation Program, Part B; Limnology, Primary Production, and Zooplankton in Lake Roosevelt, Washington, 1998 Annual Report.  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The Lake Roosevelt Fisheries Evaluation Program is the result of a merger between two projects, the Lake Roosevelt Monitoring Program (BPA No. 8806300) and the Lake Roosevelt Data Collection Project (BPA No. 9404300). These projects were merged in 1996 to continue work historically completed under the separate projects, and is now referred to as the Lake Roosevelt Fisheries Evaluation Program. The 1998 Annual Report, Part B. Limnology, Primary Production, and Zooplankton in Lake Roosevelt, Washington examined the limnology, primary production, and zooplankton at eleven locations throughout the reservoir. The 1998 research protocol required a continuation of the more complete examination of limnological parameters in Lake Roosevelt that began in 1997. Phytoplankton and periphyton speciation, phytoplankton and periphyton chlorophyll a analysis, complete zooplankton biomass analysis by taxonomic group, and an increased number of limnologic parameters (TDG, TDS, etc.) were examined and compared with 1997 results. Total dissolved gas levels were greatly reduced in 1998, compared with 1997, likely resulting from the relatively normal water year experienced in 1998. Mean water temperatures were similar to what was observed in past years, with a maximum of 22.7 C and a minimum of 2.6 C. Oxygen concentrations were also relatively normal, with a maximum of 16.6 mg/L, and a minimum of 0.9 mg/L. Phytoplankton in Lake Roosevelt was primarily composed of microplankton (29.6%), Cryptophyceae (21.7%), and Bacillriophyceae (17.0 %). Mean total phytoplankton chlorophyll a maximum concentration occurred in May (3.53 mg/m{sup 3}), and the minimum in January (0.39 mg/m{sup 3}). Phytoplankton chlorophyll a concentrations appear to be influenced by hydro-operations and temperature. Trophic status as indicated by phytoplankton chlorophyll a concentrations place Lake Roosevelt in the oligomesotrophic range. Periphyton colonization rates and biovolume were significantly greater at a depth of 1.5 m (5 ft) when compared with a 4.6 m (15 ft) depth, and during the shorter incubation periods (two and four weeks). Mean zooplankton densities were greatest for Copepoda (88 %), then Daphnia spp. (10%) and other Cladocera (2.1%), while the zooplankton biomass assessment indicated Daphnia spp. had the greatest biomass (53.6%), then Copepoda (44.0%) and other Cladocera (2.5%). Mean overall zooplankton densities were the lowest observed since 1991. The cause was unclear, but may have been an artifact of human error. It seems unlikely that hydro-operations played a significant part in the reduction of zooplankton in light of the relatively friendly water year of 1998.

Shields, John; Spotts, Jim; Underwood, Keith

2002-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

371

Lake Roosevelt Fisheries Evaluation Program, Part A; Fisheries Creel Survey and Population Status Analysis, 1998 Annual Report.  

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The Lake Roosevelt Fisheries Evaluation Program is the result of a merger between two projects, the Lake Roosevelt Monitoring Program (BPA No. 8806300) and the Lake Roosevelt Data Collection Project (BPA No. 9404300). These projects were merged in 1996 to continue work historically completed under the separate projects, and is now referred to as the Lake Roosevelt Fisheries Evaluation Program. Creel and angler surveys estimated that anglers made 196,775 trips to Lake Roosevelt during 1998, with an economic value of $8.0 million dollars, based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI). In 1998 it was estimated that 9,980 kokanee salmon, 226,809 rainbow trout, 119,346 walleye, and over 14,000 smallmouth bass and other species were harvested. Creel data indicates that hatchery reared rainbow trout contribute substantially to the Lake Roosevelt fishery. The contribution of kokanee salmon to the creel has not met the expectations of fishery managers to date, and is limited by entrainment from the reservoir, predation, and possible fish culture obstacles. The 1998 Lake Roosevelt Fisheries Creel and Population Analysis Annual Report includes analyses of the relative abundance of fish species, and reservoir habitat relationships (1990-1998). Fisheries surveys (1990-1998) indicate that walleye and burbot populations appear to be increasing, while yellow perch, a preferred walleye prey species, and other prey species are decreasing in abundance. The long term decreasing abundance of yellow perch and other prey species are suspected to be the result of the lack of suitable multiple reservoir elevation spawning and rearing refugia for spring spawning reservoir prey species, resulting from seasonal spring-early summer reservoir elevation manipulations, and walleye predation. Reservoir water management is both directly, and indirectly influencing the success of mitigation hatchery production of kokanee salmon and rainbow trout. Tag return data suggested excessive entrainment occurred in 1997, with 97 percent of tag recoveries from rainbow trout coming from below Grand Coulee Dam. High water years appear to have substantial entrainment impacts on salmonids. The 1998 salmonid harvest has improved from the previous two years, due to the relatively water friendly year of 1998, from the harvest observed in the 1996-1997 high water years, which were particularly detrimental to the reservoir salmonid fisheries. Impacts from those water years are still evident in the reservoir fish populations. Analysis of historical relative species abundance, tagging data and hydroacoustical studies, indicate that hydro-operations have a substantial influence on the annual standing crop of reservoir salmonid populations due to entrainment losses, and limited prey species recruitment, due to reservoir elevation level fluctuation, and corresponding reproductive success.

Spotts, Jim; Shields, John; Underwood, Keith

2002-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

372

Empirical impact evaluation of the energy savings resulting from BPA's Stage II irrigation system retrofit program: Final report  

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This report documents the results of an evaluation of the impacts on irrigation system energy consumption of conservation measures installed under the Bonneville Power Administration's Stage II retrofit program. Historical billing data and other farm records provided the basis for this evaluation. A number of different statistical techniques were used to estimate the actual energy savings resulting from the Stage II conservation measures. Results of the study reveal that the methodology used in predicting energy savings resulting from the Stage II program is accurate. The basis for energy savings predictions in the Stage II program are changes in brake horsepower, and, in this study, a 1% change in brake horsepower was found to result in slightly more than a 1% change in energy consumption. Overall, Stage II program conservation measures were found to reduce irrigation system energy use by an average of 34%. The average costs of obtaining these savings were 6 mills (.6 cents) per kWh saved.

Harrer, B.J.; Tawil, J.W.; Lyke, A.J.; Nieves, L.A.; Edin, E.S.; Bailey, B.M.

1987-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

373

Benefit/cost framework for evaluating modular energy storage : a study for the DOE energy storage systems program.  

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The work documented in this report represents another step in the ongoing investigation of innovative and potentially attractive value propositions for electricity storage by the United States Department of Energy (DOE) and Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) Energy Storage Systems (ESS) Program. This study uses updated cost and performance information for modular energy storage (MES) developed for this study to evaluate four prospective value propositions for MES. The four potentially attractive value propositions are defined by a combination of well-known benefits that are associated with electricity generation, delivery, and use. The value propositions evaluated are: (1) transportable MES for electric utility transmission and distribution (T&D) equipment upgrade deferral and for improving local power quality, each in alternating years, (2) improving local power quality only, in all years, (3) electric utility T&D deferral in year 1, followed by electricity price arbitrage in following years; plus a generation capacity credit in all years, and (4) electric utility end-user cost management during times when peak and critical peak pricing prevail.

Eyer, James M. (Distributed Utility Associates, Livermore, CA); Schoenung, Susan M. (Longitude 122 West, Inc., Menlo Park, CA)

2008-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

374

Notice of Intent To Prepare a PEIS To Evaluate Solar Energy Development, Develop and Implement Agency-Specific Programs, Conduct Public Scoping Meetings, Amend Relevant Agency Land Use Plans, and Provide Notice of Proposed Planning Criteria (DOE/EIS-0402  

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8 Federal Register 8 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 104 / Thursday, May 29, 2008 / Notices State Parents of dependents and inde- pendents with dependents other than a spouse Dependents and independ- ents without de- pendents other than a spouse Under $15,000 (%) $15,000 & up (%) All (%) Michigan ................................................................................................................................. 5 4 3 Minnesota .............................................................................................................................. 6 5 4 Mississippi .............................................................................................................................. 3 2 2 Missouri ..................................................................................................................................

375

DOE … NETL Internal Program Review … June 10, 2010  

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OE TRANSMISSION RELIABILITY PROGRAM OE TRANSMISSION RELIABILITY PROGRAM North American Synchrophasor Initiative (NASPI) and Advanced Applications Research and Development (AARD) Internal Program Review June 27-28, 2013 L'Enfant Plaza Hotel | 480 L'Enfant Plaza Hotel SW, Washington, DC 20024 RENOIR ROOM-Second Floor Meeting logistics: Dana Robson, LBNL (cell: 415-335-1679) Draft Agenda Thursday, June 27 (Day 1) 7:30 am Morning refreshments available 8:00 am Welcome, Introductions, DOE remarks Joe Eto, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Phil Overholt, US DOE, OE Transmission Reliability Program SESSION I (all sessions allow 20 minutes for presentations/10 minutes for Q&A) 8:30 am Baselining Studies and Analysis Bharat Bhargava, Electric Power Group 9:00 am Baselining Studies and Analysis

376

Preliminary Evaluation of the Impact of the Section 1603 Treasury Grant Program on Renewable Energy Deployment in 2009  

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Federal support for renewable energy deployment in the United States has traditionally been delivered primarily through tax benefits, including the production tax credit ('PTC') in Section 45 of the U.S. tax code, investment tax credits ('ITC') in Sections 25D and 48, and accelerated tax depreciation in Section 168. Many renewable power project developers are unable to use the majority of these tax benefits directly or immediately, however, and have therefore often relied on third-party 'tax equity' investors for the necessary investment capital in order to monetize the available tax benefits. As has been well-publicized, most of these tax equity investors were hit hard by the global financial crisis that unfolded in the last months of 2008 and, as a result, most either withdrew from the renewable power market at that time or reduced their available investment capital. This left a significant financing gap beginning in late 2008, and placed at some risk the continued near-term growth of renewable energy supply in the U.S. In recognition of these developments, the U.S. Congress passed two stimulus bills - The Energy Improvement and Extension Act ('the Extension Act') in October 2008 and The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act ('the Recovery Act') in February 2009 - parts of which were intended to address the growing shortage of finance for renewable power projects. Most notably, Section 1603 of the Recovery Act enables qualifying commercial renewable energy projects to choose between the Section 45 PTC, the Section 48 ITC, or a cash grant of equal value to the Section 48 ITC (i.e., 30% of the project's eligible basis in most cases). By giving developers the option to receive a 30% cash grant (administered by the U.S. Department of the Treasury) in lieu of either the ITC or the PTC, Congress hoped to 'temporarily fill the gap created by the diminished investor demand for tax credits,' and thereby achieve 'the near term goal of creating and retaining jobs - as well as the long-term benefit of expanding the use of clean and renewable energy and decreasing our dependency on non-renewable energy sources' (U.S. Department of the Treasury 2009). More than a year has now passed since the Recovery Act became law. Although the Section 1603 program has been operational for only part of that time - roughly eight months - the program faces a looming milestone in just another nine months. Specifically, in order to qualify for the Section 1603 grant, eligible projects must have commenced construction by the end of 2010. With this deadline approaching, the Committee on Ways and Means of the U.S. House of Representatives requested that Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory evaluate the effectiveness of the Section 1603 grant program to date (see Attachment 1), focusing on specific elements of the program that were subsequently agreed upon by Committee staff, the U.S. Department of Energy, and Berkeley Lab. This report responds to the Committee's request. The evaluation focuses primarily on the commercial wind power sector, for two reasons: (1) commercial wind power projects had received nearly 86% of all grant money awarded as of March 1, 2010; and (2) there is substantially more market-related information available for the commercial wind power sector than there is for other renewable power sectors, thereby facilitating analysis. Despite the focus on wind power, this initial analysis does endeavor to provide relevant information on other technologies, and in particular geothermal (the second-largest recipient of grant money), where possible.

Bolinger, Mark; Wiser, Ryan; Darghouth, Naim

2010-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

377

The role of randomized field trials in social science research: A perspective from evaluations of reforms of social welfare programs  

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views are those of the author alone. yale_ms_v3.wpd One of the areas of policy research where randomized field trials have been utilized most intensively is welfare reform. Starting in the late 1960s with experimental tests of a negative income tax and continuing through current experimental tests of recent welfare reforms, randomized evaluations have played a strong and increasing role in informing policy. This paper reviews the record of these experiments and assesses the implications of that record for the use of randomization. The review demonstrates that, while randomized field trials in the area of welfare reform have been professionally conducted and well-run, and have yielded much valuable and credible information, their usefulness has been limited by a number of weaknesses, some of which are inherent in the method and some of which result from constraints imposed by the political process. The conclusion is that randomized field trials have an important but limited role to play in future welfare reform evaluations, and that it is essential that they be supplemented by nonexperimental research. Unlike the case in many other social sciences, randomized field trials (RFTs) have been used extensively in certain subareas of the discipline of economics. While there are several such subareas where experimentation has been employed, the area of social welfare is perhaps that which has seen the most intensive use. RFTs in social welfare were begun in the 1960s with experimental tests of a negative income tax, and RFTs testing various reforms of cash welfare--most notably, reforms to the Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) program--have continued unabated since then and have, indeed, accelerated in the 1990s.

Robert A. Moffitt; Alan Krueger; Charles Michalopoulos

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

378

Compliation of Bioassay Issues Reported During the 120-Day Suspension of PAAA Enforcement Actions Related to Internal Dose Evaluation Programs by Contractors in the Department of Energy Complex  

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1999 1999 MEMORANDUM FOR DOE PAAA COORDINATORS CONTRACTOR PAAA COORDINATORS FROM: R. KEITH CHRISTOPHER DIRECTOR OFFICE OF ENFORCEMENT AND INVESTIGATION SUBJECT: Compilation of Bioassay Issues Reported During the 120- Day Suspension of PAAA Enforcement Actions Related to Internal Dose Evaluation Programs by Contractors in the Department of Energy Complex BACKGROUND - The DOE Office of Enforcement and Investigation (EH Enforcement) invoked a 120-day suspension of PAAA enforcement actions for issues associated with contractor Internal Dose Evaluation Programs (IDEP). Prior to initiation of the suspension, EH Enforcement had identified deficiencies in DOE- contractor implemented bioassay programs at numerous sites within the DOE complex. The commonality of the IDEP deficiencies at the various sites, as well as

379

Evaluation of the 1997 Joint National Conference, Women in Engineering Program Advocates Network (WEPAN) and National Association of Minority Engineering Program Administrators (NAMEPA)  

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The primary goal of the 1997 Joint National Conference was to unite NAMEPA and WEPAN in a unique collaborative effort to further the cause of increasing the participation of women and minorities in science and engineering. The specific objectives were to: (1) conduct technical and programmatic seminars for institutions desiring to initiate, replicate, or expand women and minorities in engineering program; (2) provide assistance in fundraising and grant writing; (3) profile women in engineering programs of excellence; (4) sponsor inspiring knowledgeable and motivational keynote speakers; and (5) offer a series of workshops focused on a multitude of topics.

Brainard, Suzanne G.

1997-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

380

Evaluation of Carrying Capacity : Measure 7.1A of the Northwest Power Planning Council`s 1994 Fish and Wildlife Program : Report 1 of 4, Final Report.  

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This report is one of four that the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) staff prepared to address Measure 7.1A in the Northwest Power Planning Council's (Council) Fish and Wildlife Program (Program) dated december 1994 (NPPC 1994). Measure 7.1A calls for the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) to fund an evaluation of salmon survival, ecology, carrying capacity, and limiting factors in freshwater, estuarine, and marine habitats. Additionally, the Measure asks for development of a study plan based on critical uncertainties and research needs identified during the evaluation. This report deals with the evaluation of carrying capacity. It describes the analysis of different views of capacity as it relates to salmon survival and abundance. The report ends with conclusions and recommendations for studying carrying capacity.

Neitzel, Duane A.; Johnson, Gary E.

1996-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Commercial Building Technology Evaluation Process  

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Flow 4 Proposed Program Elements Building Technologies Program 2 2 commercialbuildings.energy.gov ver ew Program Overview * Program Objective: - Evaluate emerging and underutilized...

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Lake Roosevelt Fisheries Evaluation Program; Evaluation of Limiting Factors for Stocked Kokanee and Rainbow Trout in Lake Roosevelt, Washington, 1999 Annual Report.  

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Hatchery supplementation of kokanee Oncorhynchus nerka and rainbow trout O. mykiss has been the primary mitigation provided by Bonneville Power Administration for loss of anadromous fish to the waters above Grand Coulee Dam (GCD). The hatchery program for rainbow trout has consistently met management goals and provided a substantial contribution to the fishery; however, spawner returns and creel survey results for kokanee have been below management goals. Our objective was to identify factors that limit limnetic fish production in Lake Roosevelt by evaluating abiotic conditions, food limitations, piscivory, and entrainment. Dissolved oxygen concentration was adequate throughout most of the year; however, levels dropped to near 6 mg/L in late July. For kokanee, warm water temperatures during mid-late summer limited their nocturnal distribution to 80-100 m in the lower section of the reservoir. Kokanee spawner length was consistently several centimeters longer than in other Pacific Northwest systems, and the relative weights of rainbow trout and large kokanee were comparable to national averages. Large bodied daphnia (> 1.7 mm) were present in the zooplankton community during all seasons indicating that top down effects were not limiting secondary productivity. Walleye Stizostedion vitreum were the primary piscivore of salmonids in 1998 and 1999. Burbot Lota lota smallmouth bass Micropterus dolomieui, and northern pikeminnow Ptychocheilus oregonensis preyed on salmonids to a lesser degree. Age 3 and 4 walleye were responsible for the majority (65%) of the total walleye consumption of salmonids. Bioenergetics modeling indicated that reservoir wide consumption by walleye could account for a 31-39% loss of stocked kokanee but only 6-12% of rainbow trout. Size at release was the primary reason for differential mortality rates due to predation. Entrainment ranged from 2% to 16% of the monthly abundance estimates of limnetic fish, and could account for 30% of total mortality of limnetic fishes, depending on the contribution of littoral zone fishes. Inflow to GCD forebay showed the strongest negative relationship with entrainment whereas reservoir elevation and fish vertical distribution had no direct relationship with entrainment. Our results indicate that kokanee and rainbow trout in Lake Roosevelt were limited by top down impacts including predation and entrainment, whereas bottom up effects and abiotic conditions were not limiting.

Baldwin, Casey; Polacek, Matt

2009-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

383

Preliminary Evaluation of the Section 1603 Treasury Grant Program for Renewable Power Projects in the United States  

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Trends in Tax Equity for Renewable Energy. Project Financefirms/ _________. 2010b. Renewable Energy Money Still GoingTreasury Grant Program on Renewable Energy Deployment in

Bolinger, Mark

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

384

Colorado State University Program for developing, testing, evaluating and optimizing solar heating systems. Project status report, April--May 1995  

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A project status report for April and May 1995 is given on the Colorado State University program on development of solar heating systems.

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1995-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

385

An Inside Look at a U.S. Department of Energy Impact Evaluation Framework for Deployment Programs  

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for evaluating energy savings and market effects withfor evaluating energy savings and market effects withoutcomes such as energy savings and market effects 4 can be

Vine, Edward; Jordan, Gretchen; Reed, John H.; Dowd, Jeff

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

386

Evaluation of battery/microturbine hybrid energy storage technologies at the University of Maryland :a study for the DOE Energy Storage Systems Program.  

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This study describes the technical and economic benefits derived from adding an energy storage component to an existing building cooling, heating, and power system that uses microturbine generation to augment utility-provided power. Three different types of battery energy storage were evaluated: flooded lead-acid, valve-regulated lead-acid, and zinc/bromine. Additionally, the economic advantages of hybrid generation/storage systems were evaluated for a representative range of utility tariffs. The analysis was done using the Distributed Energy Technology Simulator developed for the Energy Storage Systems Program at Sandia National Laboratories by Energetics, Inc. The study was sponsored by the U.S. DOE Energy Storage Systems Program through Sandia National Laboratories and was performed in coordination with the University of Maryland's Center for Environmental Energy Engineering.

De Anda, Mindi Farber (Energetics, Inc., Washington, DC); Fall, Ndeye K. (Energetics, Inc., Washington, DC)

2005-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

387

Program on Technology Innovation: Bench-Scale Evaluation of an Ammonia Slip Destruction Catalyst at Intermediate and Post SCR Reacto r Conditions  

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Reducing ammonia slip from selective catalytic reduction (SCR) systems may allow unit operators to maintain or increase NOx removal efficiencies by increasing reagent flow rates without affecting downstream equipment or ash contamination. This research project is studying the performance of a near-commercial ammonia destruction catalyst using a gas-fired bench-scale reactor. A test program was designed to evaluate the catalyst at different NH3 to NOx ratios, flue gas temperatures, and catalyst volumes. C...

2011-06-21T23:59:59.000Z

388

Geology and mineral resources of the Florence, Beaufort, Rocky Mount, and Norfolk 1/sup 0/ x 2/sup 0/ NTMS quadrangles. National Uranium Resource Evaluation program  

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This document provides geologic and mineral resources data for previously-issued Savannah River Laboratory hydrogeochemical and stream sediment reports of the Beaufort, Florence, Norfolk, and Rocky Mount 1/sup 0/ x 2/sup 0/ National Topographic Map Series quadrangles in the southeastern United States. This report is issued in draft form, without detailed technical and copy editing. This was done to make the report available to the public before the end of the National Uranium Resource Evaluation program.

Harris, W.B.

1982-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

389

Intercomparison of In-Flight Icing Algorithms. Part I: WISP94 Real-Time Icing Prediction and Evaluation Program  

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The purpose of the Federal Aviation Administrations Icing Forecasting Improvement Program is to conduct research on icing conditions both in flight and on the ground. This paper describes a portion of the in-flight aircraft icing prediction ...

Gregory Thompson; Roelof T. Bruintjes; Barbara G. Brown; Frank Hage

1997-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

390

Review of Evaluation, Measurement and Verification Approaches Used to Estimate the Load Impacts and Effectiveness of Energy Efficiency Programs  

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incentives, penalties Goal setting (Electricity or Natural GasNatural Gas Savings goals, potential studies) Cost Recovery Performance incentives,Natural Gas Savings goals, potential studies) Cost Recovery for Program Expenses Performance incentives,

Messenger, Mike

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

391

Development of program implementation, evaluation, and selection tools for household water treatment and safe storage systems in developing countries  

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Over the past six years, the MIT Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering's Master of Engineering program has undertaken various projects involved with the design and implementation of a wide range of household ...

Baffrey, Robert Michael Nuval, 1977-

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

392

National Fuel Cell Bus Program: Accelerated Testing Evaluation Report and Appendices, Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District (AC Transit)  

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This is an evaluation of hydrogen fuel cell transit buses operating at AC Transit in revenue service since March 20, 2006 compared to similar diesel buses operating from the same depot. This evaluation report includes results from November 2007 through October 2008. Evaluation results include implementation experience, fueling station operation, fuel cell bus operations at Golden Gate Transit, and evaluation results at AC Transit (bus usage, availability, fuel economy, maintenance costs, and roadcalls).

Chandler, K.; Eudy, L.

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

393

Office of Technology Development FY 1993 program summary: Office of Research and Development, Office of Demonstration, Testing and Evaluation. Revision 1  

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This report summarizes significant FY93 programmatic information and accomplishments relevant to the individual activities within the Office of Technology Development Program for Research, Development, Demonstration, Testing, and Evaluation (RDDT&E). A brief discussion of the mission of the Office of Environmental Restoration and Waste Management (EM) and the Office of Technology Development is presented. An overview is presented of the major problem areas confronting DOE. These problem areas include: groundwater and soils cleanup; waste retrieval and processing; and pollution prevention. The organizational elements within EM are highlighted. An EM-50 Funding Summary for FY92 and FY93 is also provided. RDDT&E programs are discussed and their key problem areas are summarized. Three salient program-formulating concepts are explained. They are: Integrated Demonstrations, Integrated Programs, and the technology window of opportunity. Detailed information for each of the programs within RDDT&E is presented and includes a fact sheet, a list of technical task plans and an accomplishments and objectives section.

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1994-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

394

Evaluation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Public Outreach Program during the Certification Process at  

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of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) in Carlsbad, New Mexico. The evaluation was charged with identifying for the WIPP recertification process. The evaluation consisted of 54 interviews of stakeholders from, the EPA WIPP web site, EPA WIPP public dockets, and toured the WIPP facility. Findings The evaluation team

395

Update on EM Transportation Program Activities | Department of...  

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Update on EM Transportation Program Activities Motor Carrier Evaluation Program, DOE Directives, Upcoming Shipping Activities Update on EM Transportation Program...

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397

Materials Week '97: Thursday AM Session  

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HIGH CYCLE OF FATIGUE OF STRUCTURAL MATERIALS: Session V: High Cycle ... To decouple the combined influence of dendrite arm spacing and porosity,...

398

Announcements Final: Thursday, December 15, 8am,  

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Prediciting Transplant Success . . . . . . . . . . Page 13 Fun Stuff: Vampire Bites . . . . . . . . . . Page how a whole blood transfusion restores oxygen and energy to a listless child? How about how platelets. It takes a lot of effort, energy and patience to acquire the numbers of necessary donors

Jacobs, David

399

PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM Thursday, February 23, 2012  

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contrast published studies of about 80,000 Japanese survivors of the atomic bomb explosions at Hiroshima

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By Vaclav Smil Thursday, February 21, 2013  

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recovery from Alberta's oil-bearing sands), Colombia (up 49 Memories of Peak Oil -- The American Magazine http://www.american.com/archive/2013/february/memories-of-peak-oil/ar... 1 of 3 2/24/2013 1:48 PM #12 the final figures for the fourth quarter of 2012 are in, the world will have a new crude oil production

Smil, Vaclav

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DOE Sustainability Assistance Network (SAN) Notes, Thursday,...  

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cooperation of the Headquarters' corporate offices. The SSPP is due to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for its approval by June 29, 2012 and will likely be available in...

404

DOE Sustainability Assistance Network (SAN) Notes, Thursday,...  

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to develop the Department's annual greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory for the Office of Management and Budget and the Council on Environmental Quality. The SPO will issue guidance for...

405

DOE Sustainability Assistance Network (SAN) Notes, Thursday,...  

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Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan (SSPP) will begin as soon as the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) directions for its completion are available. 2. Savannah River...

406

DOE Sustainability Assistance Network (SAN) Notes, Thursday,...  

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Office (SPO) by April 13. The SPO is awaiting guidance from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on the development of the 2012 Strategic Sustainability Performance...

407

DOE Sustainability Assistance Network (SAN) Notes, Thursday,...  

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(CEDRs), is undergoing DOE concurrence. The inventory is due to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on 31 January 2013. 2. Server Virtualization at Sandia National...

408

DOE Sustainability Assistance Network (SAN) Notes, Thursday,...  

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cooperation of the Headquarters' corporate offices. The SSPP is due to the Office of Management and Budget for its approval by June 29, 2012 and will likely be available in fall of...

409

DOE Sustainability Assistance Network (SAN) Notes, Thursday,...  

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year projections. Planning for the FY 2013 DOE Sustainability Awards is on-going. A new database for award nominations is under development. Information on the award process and...

410

05AM Thursday.p65  

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Feb 17, 2005 ... Alumina Quality Improvements at the Alpart Refinery, Nain,. St Elizabeth, Ja ...... under oil lubricant test, a friction coefficient, of the AZ31 alloy.

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Thursday, January 29, 2004 Search Archives  

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month. In an effort to host the world's first prototype nuclear fusion reactor, Japan will send of the experimental nuclear fusion reactor is supposed to start this year, with operations scheduled to begin in 2014 is ready to compromise in the battle to host an international nuclear fusion project -- but said

412

1997 EMC: Thursday Afternoon Sessions, Part 2  

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The surface reconstruction of GaInP observed by RDS during growth of highly ordered GaInP has been confirmed by low energy electron diffraction (LEED) to...

413

Materials Week '97: Thursday AM Session - TMS  

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Session Chairs: K. Natesan, Argonne National Laboratory, 9700 S. Cass ... R.L. Williamson, Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory, 2151 N. ... the driving forces for crack propagation and spallation of protective oxides.

414

Thursday Afternoon Sessions (June 27) - TMS  

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Stock solution was prepared from metal salts (nitrates and acetates) .... by heating evaporation on a hot plate, the mixture leads to a gel when cooling down.

415

1997 EMC: Thursday Morning Sessions, Part 1  

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The calculated energy of this surface defect state and its emission lifetime are ...... of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, Duke University, Durham,...

416

By Vaclav Smil Thursday, May 3, 2012  

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-pressure mixtures of water and chemicals (the practice now widely known as fracking). Has this been too good to last repeated argument is that fracking is a huge environmental disaster that will contaminate aquifers wherever as the Saudi Arabia of natural gas) or by the negativism of anti-fracking activists (recently joined

Smil, Vaclav

417

Thursday Morning Sessions (June 27) - TMS  

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"A Solution Chemical Route to La1-xSrxMnO3 Thin Films Exhibiting Giant Magnetoresistance:" A.R. MODAK, Silicon Systems, Inc., 2300 Delaware Ave., Santa...

418

CNMS UEC Agenda, Thursday, August 1, 2013  

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August 1, 2013 10:00 am Eastern Time Participants (attendees in blue) Chair - Tony Hmelo (Vanderbilt University) Vice-Chair - Vivek Prabhu (NIST) Secretary - Milan Buncick (AEgis...

419

CNMS UEC Agenda, Thursday, February 7, 2013  

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you can see from the attached invitation, the National L abs C aucus b elieves t hat N UFO i s u niquely p ositioned t o i llustrate t he b enefits of the investments in National...

420

Materials Week '97: Thursday AM Session - TMS  

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Instrumentation has been developed that allows real-time measurement and control of the gas to metal mass flow ratio, the atomizing gas jet pressure ratio, and...

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Thursday Morning Sessions (June 27) - TMS  

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Cadmium Zinc Telluride (Cd1-xZnxTe or CZT) is a semiconductor that has experienced rapid development since its first use as a nuclear radiation detector in...

422

PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM Thursday, October 27, 2011  

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of choice for many fundamental physics investigations. A prime example is the field of neutron a particularly versatile tool for testing fundamental physics concepts. Indeed just the existence of the neutron Physics at the NIST Center for Neutron Research, and Professor of Physics at the University of Maryland

Heller, Barbara

423

Thursday Morning Sessions (June 27) - TMS  

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We have recently reported the growth of a family of these quaternary materials spanning in bandgaps from 3.2 eV to the 2.3 eV bandgap of the ZnCdSe ternary ...

424

Thursday, September 01, 2005 Close this window  

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in this project will be an important signal in accepting it as a responsible nuclear power as well, Pakistan, Israel, North Korea and Libya apart from India. These restrictions also automatically apply decision to drop six Indian nuclear and space facilities from the entities list. As first reported

425

1997 EMC: Thursday Morning Sessions, Part 2  

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The total number of interface states Nit, flat band voltage Vfb and fixed .... there is no clear explanation of the luminescence mechanism up to now. ... The electrochemical etching reaction is known to proceed via two stages, ... synthesis for fabricating AlN/SiC layers of predetermined stoichiometry, dimension and stability.

426

CNMS UEC Agenda, Thursday, April 4, 2013  

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(Imperial College, London) CNMS (non-members) - Tony Haynes, Viviane Schwartz, Sandy Lowe * 2013 User Meeting plans (Hmelo) Attachments distributed via email o Invited...

427

COLLOQUIUM: NOTE SPECIAL DATE - THURSDAY: Unique Vulnerability...  

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to Hurricane Destruction - A New Perspective Based on Recent Research on Irene 2011 and Sandy 2012 Professor Nicholas K. Coch Queens College CUNY In the last two years. the...

428

CNMS UEC Agenda, Thursday, June 6, 2013  

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(Imperial College, London) CNMS (non-members) - Tony Haynes, Viviane Schwartz, Sandy Lowe * News from CNMS (Haynes) o Proposal Call update 166 proposals were received;...

429

CNMS UEC Agenda, Thursday, March 7, 2013  

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(Imperial College, London) CNMS (non-members) - Tony Haynes, Viviane Schwartz, Sandy Lowe * News from CNMS (Haynes) o Underway at CNMS this week is the 12 th International...

430

CNMS UEC Agenda, Thursday, May 2, 2013  

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(Imperial College, London) CNMS (non-members) - Tony Haynes, Viviane Schwartz, Sandy Lowe * News from CNMS o Proposal call closed May 1; more than 160 proposals received,...

431

Using HyPro to Evaluate Competing Hydrogen Pathways, excerpt from 2007 DOE Hydrogen Program Annual Progress Report  

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89 89 FY 2007 Annual Progress Report DOE Hydrogen Program Objectives Develop understanding of how a hydrogen production infrastructure for H 2 fuel cell (FC)/ internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles might develop in the U.S. Quantify production methods under consistent cost and state-of-technology assumptions. Analyze infrastructure development under dynamic conditions over time. Determine factors that will drive infrastructure development. Define role of externalities such as policy and technology advancement. Develop a computational model to aid in the analysis. Technical Barriers This project addresses the following technical barriers from the Systems Analysis section of the Hydrogen, Fuel Cells and Infrastructure Technologies Program Multi-Year Research, Development and

432

Program Objectives | National Nuclear Security Administration  

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Home > About Us > Our Programs > Defense Programs > Office of Research, Development, Test Capabilities and Evaluation > University Partnerships Academic Alliances >...

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Graduate Fellowship Programs | National Nuclear Security Administratio...  

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434

Program Objectives | National Nuclear Security Administration  

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Home > About Us > Our Programs > Defense Programs > Office of Research, Development, Test Capabilities and Evaluation > University Partnerships Academic Alliances > High...

435

Stewardship Science Academic Programs Annual | National Nuclear...  

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Home > About Us > Our Programs > Defense Programs > Office of Research, Development, Test Capabilities and Evaluation > University Partnerships Academic Alliances >...

436

Western Area Power Administration Record of Decision for the Energy Planning and Management Program  

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

81 81 Federal Register / Vol. 60, No. 197 / Thursday, October 12, 1995 / Notices at 941 North Capitol Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426. Lois D. Cashell, Secretary. [FR Doc. 95-25230 Filed 10-11-95; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717-01-M Western Area Power Administration Record of Decision for the Energy Planning and Management Program AGENCY: Western Area Power Administration, DOE. ACTION: Record of decision. SUMMARY: The Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration (Western) completed a draft and final environmental impact statement (EIS), DOE/EIS-0182, on its Energy Planning and Management Program (Program). Western is publishing this Record of Decision (ROD) to adopt the Program, which will require the preparation of integrated resource plans (IRP) by Western's long-term firm power

437

The Oil Security Metrics Model: A Tool for Evaluating the Prospective Oil Security Benefits of DOE's Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy R&D Programs  

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Energy technology R&D is a cornerstone of U.S. energy policy. Understanding the potential for energy technology R&D to solve the nation's energy problems is critical to formulating a successful R&D program. In light of this, the U.S. Congress requested the National Research Council (NRC) to undertake both retrospective and prospective assessments of the Department of Energy's (DOE's) Energy Efficiency and Fossil Energy Research programs (NRC, 2001; NRC, 2005). ("The Congress continued to express its interest in R&D benefits assessment by providing funds for the NRC to build on the retrospective methodology to develop a methodology for assessing prospective benefits." NRC, 2005, p. ES-2) In 2004, the NRC Committee on Prospective Benefits of DOE's Energy Efficiency and Fossil Energy R&D Programs published a report recommending a new framework and principles for prospective benefits assessment. The Committee explicitly deferred the issue of estimating security benefits to future work. Recognizing the need for a rigorous framework for assessing the energy security benefits of its R&D programs, the DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) developed a framework and approach for defining energy security metrics for R&D programs to use in gauging the energy security benefits of their programs (Lee, 2005). This report describes methods for estimating the prospective oil security benefits of EERE's R&D programs that are consistent with the methodologies of the NRC (2005) Committee and that build on Lee's (2005) framework. Its objective is to define and implement a method that makes use of the NRC's typology of prospective benefits and methodological framework, satisfies the NRC's criteria for prospective benefits evaluation, and permits measurement of that portion of the prospective energy security benefits of EERE's R&D portfolio related to oil. While the Oil Security Metrics (OSM) methodology described in this report has been specifically developed to estimate the prospective oil security benefits of DOE's R&D programs, it is also applicable to other strategies and policies aimed at changing U.S. petroleum demand.

Greene, David L [ORNL; Leiby, Paul Newsome [ORNL

2006-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

438

Final Technical Report; Geothermal Resource Evaluation and Definitioni (GRED) Program-Phases I, II, and III for the Animas Valley, NM Geothermal Resource  

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This report contains a detailed summary of a methodical and comprehensive assessment of the potential of the Animas Valley, New Mexico geothermal resource leasehold owned by Lightning Dock Geothermal, Inc. Work described herein was completed under the auspices of the Department of Energy (DOE) Cooperative Agreement DE-FC04-00AL66977, Geothermal Resource Evaluation and Definition (GRED) Program, and the work covers the time span from June 2001 through June 2004. Included in this new report are detailed results from the GRED Program, including: geophysical and geochemical surveys, reflection seismic surveys, aeromagnetic surveys, gravity and electrical resistivity surveys, soil thermal ion and soil carbon dioxide flux surveys, four temperature gradient holes, and one deep exploratory well.

Cunniff, Roy A.; Bowers, Roger L.

2005-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

439

Electric and Hybrid Vehicle Program Site Operator Program Quarterly...  

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America, a utility-led program, will conduct performance and evaluation tests to support market development for electric vehicles. Program redirection in the near and medium term...

440

Cyber Security Evaluations - Reports  

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Oversight Program Home Office of Security and Cyber Evaluations Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations Guidance Documents Security and Cyber Evaluations ...

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441

Manpower Training Programs and Employment Stability  

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Evaluations of Training Programs with Experimental Data,MANPOWER TRAINING PROGRAMS AND EMPLOYMENT STABILITY by JosefS44 and JO548-SOZ. Manpower training programs and employment

Zweimuller, Josef; Winter- Ebmer, Rudolf

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

442

Review and evaluation of the Department of Energy's Research and Development Program for 1200-kV transmission and substation equipment  

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In 1975 the US Department of Energy (DOE), Division of Electric Energy Systems (EES), initiated a program for the research and development (R and D) of 1200-kV transmission and substation equipment with a goal of developing the technology capable of three-phase power transfer of 10 GW. The program was oriented toward compact, compressed-gas-insulated (CGI) component design. The DOE/EES R and D program has encompassed all the major and essential transmission cable, substation apparatus, and specialized instrumentation for a 1200-kV system. It has included more than ten major multiyear research projects and has involved numerous research, development, manufacturing, and testing organizations. This report provides a review and evaluation of the overall DOE/EES 1200-kV R and D program. It includes detailed descriptions of the major projects, their objectives, component and system design direction, and current research status. Future R and D requirements are noted, and commercialization issues are briefly discussed. Research to date has not presented any insurmountable technical obstacles to 1200-kV CGI component design. Thus, although all of the component pieces are not yet available and all of the testing is not yet complete, 1200-kV CGI-based transmission and substation equipment appears to be technically feasible. Although the substation and transmission components under development in this program will not likely reach 1200-kV system commercialization for a number of years, many of the materials and design concepts that have been identified for 1200-kV service are readily applicable to devices rated at lower voltages.

Gnadt, P.A.; Walldorf, S.P.

1985-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

443

2013 OTAI Program  

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Programme Day 1 August 8, Thursday 04.00 pm Registration 05:00 pm Inaugural Function 06:30 pm Inauguration of Exhibition 06:45 pm High Tea 07:00 pm Cultural Programme 08:00 pm Welcome Dinner Day 2 August 9, Friday 08.30 am Break

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Regional systems development for geothermal energy resources: Pacific region (California and Hawaii). Task 2: Regional program monitoring and progress evaluation, topical report  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

All the objectives of the regional program monitoring and progress evaluation have been met through personal contacts and the review of data. They are as follows: to determine the existing status of power plant projects and future plans; to identify major problem areas for each project (technical, financial, regulatory) that are affecting progress; and to analyze the data and to develop recommendations directed toward resolving problems. The results have been presented in a tabular summary format that is accompanied by explanatory text covering 25 projects.

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1979-03-19T23:59:59.000Z

445

Colorado State University program for developing, testing, evaluating and optimizing solar heating and cooling systems. Project status report, March--November 1992  

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This program includes six tasks, including (1) a project measuring the performance of unique solar system components, (2) a project to develop a methodology for determining annual performance ratings of solar domestic hot water systems, (3) a project that will identify, analyze, design, build, and experimentally evaluate SDHW systems incorporating advanced concepts and components, (4) a liquid desiccant cooling system development project, (5) a project that will perform TRNSYS simulations to determine potential energy savings for desiccant cooling systems, especially in humid climates, and (6) a management task. The objectives and progress in each task are described.

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1993-01-07T23:59:59.000Z

446

Colorado State University program for developing, testing, evaluating and optimizing solar heating and cooling systems: Project status report for the months of October and November, 1994  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report describes a project to develop tools for evaluating solar heating and cooling systems. Current work on this project has been to validate the Florida Solar Energy Center`s (FSEC) models of the Solahart 302K and 302K-AS systems to prepare a rating for the Sacramento Municipal Utility District`s rebate program for solar domestic hot water heaters. A preliminary rating has been issued by FSEC and updated ratings will be released as necessary. Two of the problems that were mentioned in the August/September report are addressed and a tank heat loss test is discussed. Work continues on improving and validating the models.

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1994-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

447

Evaluation Instruments  

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Teacher Logs Teacher Logs Teacher logs are to be collected 'pre' and 'post' program for the purpose of exploring changes in teaching practice that may have resulted from participation in the summer institute. Pre-Program: Identify teachers who will be asked to complete teacher logs plus 2-3 alternates. Telephone these teachers and include the following information: Teacher logs are a relatively new form of evaluating programs. We are using them to help us improve our program and to assess the extent to which the program affects teaching and learning. They have been selected randomly from teacher-participants of the [Name of Program] to help us evaluate our program. Several teachers in this and other programs are being asked to complete logs to assess the overall effectiveness of XX programs nationwide.

448

Colorado State University program for developing, testing, evaluating and optimizing solar heating and cooling systems. Project status report, January--February 1992  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The objective is to develop and test various integrated solar heating, cooling and domestic hot water systems, and to evaluate their performance. Systems composed of new, as well as previously tested, components are carefully integrated so that effects of new components on system performance can be clearly delineated. The SEAL-DOE program includes six tasks which have received funding for the 1991--92 fifteen-month period. These include: (1) a project employing isothermal operation of air and liquid solar space heating systems, (2) a project to build and test several generic solar water heaters, (3) a project that will evaluate advanced solar domestic hot water components and concepts and integrate them into solar domestic hot water systems, (4) a liquid desiccant cooling system development project, (5) a project that will perform system modeling and analysis work on solid desiccant cooling systems research, and (6) a management task. The objectives and progress in each task are described in this report.

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1992-03-23T23:59:59.000Z

449

National and Regional Water and Wastewater Rates For Use inCost-Benefit Models and Evaluations of Water Efficiency Programs  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Calculating the benefits and costs of water conservation orefficiency programs requires knowing the marginal cost of the water andwastewater saved by those programs. Developing an accurate picture of thepotential cost savings from water conservation requires knowing the costof the last few units of water consumed or wastewater released, becausethose are the units that would be saved by increased water efficiency.This report describes the data we obtained on water and wastewater ratesand costs, data gaps we identified, and other issues related to using thedata to estimate the cost savings that might accrue from waterconservation programs. We identified three water and wastewater ratesources. Of these, we recommend using Raftelis Financial Corporation(RFC) because it: a) has the most comprehensive national coverage; and b)provides greatest detail on rates to calculate marginal rates. The figurebelow shows the regional variation in water rates for a range ofconsumption blocks. Figure 1A Marginal Rates of Water Blocks by Regionfrom RFC 2004Water and wastewater rates are rising faster than the rateof inflation. For example, from 1996 to 2004 the average water rateincreased 39.5 percent, average wastewater rate increased 37.8 percent,the CPI (All Urban) increased 20.1 percent, and the CPI (Water andSewerage Maintenance) increased 31.1 percent. On average, annualincreases were 4.3 percent for water and 4.1 percent for wastewater,compared to 2.3 percent for the All Urban CPI and 3.7 percent for the CPIfor water and sewerage maintenance. If trends in rates for water andwastewater rates continue, water-efficient products will become morevaluable and more cost-effective.

Fisher, Diane C.; Whitehead, Camilla Dunham; Melody, Moya

2006-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

450

Implementation of California's Cal-Learn Demonstration Project, A Process Evaluation: Program Planning and Implementation From June 1993 Through June 1996  

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Cal-Learn Case Management Program Training packet, Augusttraining program for its new case managers on AFLP case management

Cunniff, James; Dillon, Nara; Hirshberg, Diane; Medlin, Carol; Malvin, Janet

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

451

Nondestructive Evaluation: Probabilistic Risk Assessment Technical Adequacy Guidance for Risk-Informed In-Service Inspection Programs  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Risk-informed methodologies have been developed in order to establish alternative in-service inspection (ISI) requirements that are defined as risk-informed in-service inspection (RI ISI) programs. Plant-specific probabilistic risk assessments (PRAs) are typically used during the RI ISI development process. The ASME PRA Standard (for example, ASME RA Sb 2005) and the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Regulatory Guide (RG) 1.200 R1 and R2 have been issued and provide guidance in determining PRA tec...

2011-07-29T23:59:59.000Z

452

Mid-term evaluation of the NRECA (National Rural Electric Cooperative Association) Central America Rural Electrification Support Program (CARES)  

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Oak Ridge National Laboratory was requested by the Regional Office for Central America and Panama to conduct a mid-term evaluation of the Cares Project, which is being implemented by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association. This evaluation was conducted over a three week period by a four person team. Overall, the project has had numerous successes and is highly valued by local counterpart utilities and USAID Missions. Notwithstanding the significant results of the project, changes can be made in certain operating procedures and in the direction of some programmatic activities that can lead to an even more effective project.

Perlack, R.D. (Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (USA)); Jones, H.G. (Oak Ridge Associated Universities, Inc., TN (USA)); Garcia, A. III (Texas A and M Univ., College Station, TX (USA). Dept. of Agricultural Engineering); Flores, E. (Flores (Edgar), Guatemala City (Guatemala))

1990-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

453

Geochemical Water and Sediment Data: Reformatted Data from the National Uranium Resource Evaluation (NURE) Hydrogeochemical and Stream Sediment Reconnaissance (HSSR) Program  

DOE Data Explorer (OSTI)

The National Uranium Resource Evaluation (NURE) program was initiated by the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) in 1973 with a primary goal of identifying uranium resources in the United States. The Hydrogeochemical and Stream Sediment Reconnaissance (HSSR) program (initiated in 1975) was one of nine components of NURE. Planned systematic sampling of the entire United States began in 1976 under the responsibility of four DOE national laboratories: Lawrence Livermore Laboratory (LLL), Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory (LASL), Oak Ridge Gaseous Diffusion Plant (ORGDP), and Savannah River Laboratory (SRL). The NURE program effectively ended about 1983-84 when funding disappeared. Out of a total of 625 quadrangles that cover the entire lower 48 States and Alaska, only 307 quadrangles were completely sampled, some were partially completed, and many had not been done at all. Over the years various efforts have been made to finish the original task or analyze the stored samples or complete final reports. The sample archive was transferred to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in 1985. The archive reportedly contained about 380,000 original sediment samples from all four laboratories, about 250,000 replicates, splits, size fractions or other samples and approximately 500,000 resin samples of waters.

Smith, Steven M. [USGS

454

Study program to develop and evaluate die and container materials for the growth of silicon ribbons. Quarterly report No. 5  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Die and container material development efforts under the current program are shared among three organizations: Miami Research Laboratories (MRL) - ceramic process development and overall program management; University of missouri-Rolla (UMR) - silicon sessile drop studies with characterization of reaction products and emphasis on atmospheric effects; and Chemetal Corporation, Pacoima, California - special coatings to be applied to test coupons, die shapes, and containers provided by MRL and tested/characterized by UMR. The completion of a major hardware delivery milestone was accomplished with the delivery of three CNTD Si/sub 3/N/sub 4/ coated hot pressed Si/sub 3/N/sub 4/ crucibles to JPL. A limited characterization of the coating was performed at MRL prior to delivery. The coatings were fine grained ..cap alpha.. - Si/sub 3/N/sub 4/. It has been determined that a two piece die design will be required. At UMR the importance of the role of oxygen in influencing the attack of the CNTD materials by molten silicon has been demonstrated. The stability is greatly enhanced by maintaining the oxygen partial pressure near or below the Si + O/sub 2/ = SiO/sub 2/ equilibrium.

Ownby, P.D.; Yu, B.B.; Barsoum, M.W.

1979-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

455

U.S. Department of Energy Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program 2013 Annual Merit Review (AMR) and Peer Evaluation Report  

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xxxvi | FY 2013 Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Report Table of Contents Introduction ................................................................................................................................................. 1 Hydrogen Production and Delivery ........................................................................................................... 7 PD-014: Hydrogen Delivery Infrastructure Analysis .................................................................................. 10 PD-022: Fiber-Reinforced Composite Pipelines ........................................................................................ 14 PD-025: Hydrogen Embrittlement of Structural Steels .............................................................................. 20

456

The Development and Testing of a New Method to Evaluate the Operational Cloud-Seeding Programs in Texas  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A method for the objective evaluation of short-term, nonrandomized operational convective cloud-seeding projects on a floating-target-area basis has been developed and tested in the context of the operational cloud-seeding projects of Texas. The ...

William L. Woodley; Daniel Rosenfeld

2004-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

457

National uranium resource evaluation program: hydrogeochemical and stream sediment reconnaissance basic data for Ely quadrangle, Nevada; Utah  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Field and laboratory data are presented for 1937 sediment samples from the Ely Quadrangle, Nevada; Utah. The samples were collected by Savannah River Laboratory; laboratory analysis and data reporting were performed by the Uranium Resource Evaluation Project at Oak Ridge, Tennessee.

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1981-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

458

Federal Energy Management Program: Energy-Efficient Product Procurement  

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Energy-Efficient Product Procurement Energy-Efficient Product Procurement Training Available Graphic of the eTraining logo Energy-Efficient Federal Purchasing: This intermediate FEMP eTraining course offers hands-on learning on finding, specifying, and selecting energy-efficient products. Energy-Efficient Product Procurement: This introductory FEMP First Thursday Seminar details executive order and Federal Acquisition Regulation requirements for purchasing FEMP-designated and ENERGY STAR products. Federal agencies are required to procure energy-efficient products. The Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) helps Federal purchasers comply with these requirements by identifying energy- and water-efficient products that meet Federal acquisition requirements, save taxpayer dollars, and reduce environmental impacts.

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Federal Energy Management Program: ESPC ENABLE Project Assistance and  

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Project Assistance and Training Project Assistance and Training ESPC ENABLE Training To learn how to use ESPC ENABLE, take the Streamlining ESPCs for Small Sites First Thursday Seminar on demand. The Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) offers project assistance and training to help Federal agencies implement Energy Savings Performance Contracts (ESPC) ENABLE projects. Project Assistance Through FY2014, project assistance from FEMP is cost-free and may include project management as well as technical support from experienced project facilitators and procurement staff. General Services Administration (GSA) contracting staff are also available to answer questions regarding the GSA Federal Supply Schedule 84, SIN 246-53. To learn more about one-on-one project assistance for your ESPC ENABLE project, contact Evan Fuka at 202-406-4107.

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Facility Location Evaluation for Satsop Integrating transmission : Draft Supplement to the Environmental Statement, Fiscal Year 1976 Proposed Program.  

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Alternatives were discussed for the proposed construction of a substation near Satsop and two 500-kV transmission lines from the proposed Satsop Substation approximately 24 miles west of Olympia, one running from Satsop to Paul Substation and one running from Satsop to Olympia Substation. Depending on the final route location chosen, between approximately 62 and 73 miles of 500-kV transmission line between the proposed Satsop Substation and Olympia and Paul Substations over existing, parallel, and new right-of-way would be required. Between 15 and 31 miles of new access road would also be required. Land use affected would include clearing from 560 to 1180 acres of timber. Depending upon the route location chosen, between 1/4 and 4 acres of agricultural land would be removed from production, and between 4 and 37 acres temporarily disrupted. In addition, approximately 30 acres of land would be required for the substation. Other impacts would include the removal of wildlife habitat associated with the above mentioned right-of-way requirements. Disturbance to wildlife during construction would occur. Some erosion and sedimentation would occur. Visual impacts would result from clearing rights-of-way through heavily forested areas. Noise and other disturbances to residents will occur, primarily during construction. The alternatives considered include: (1) nonconstruction, and (2) six alternative route locations for the proposed transmission lines. Generation alternatives to all transmission construction, including alternative methods of electrical transmission and generation, transmission construction, disposal of slash and limiting the consumption of electricity are discussed in BPA's General Construction and Maintenance Program Statement and the Annual Proposed Program Statement.

United States. Bonneville Power Administration.

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