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Title: Nuclear Hybrid Energy Systems - Regional Studies. West Texas and Northeastern Arizona

The primary objective of this study is to conduct a preliminary dynamic analysis of two realistic hybrid energy systems (HES) including a nuclear reactor as the main baseload heat generator (denoted as nuclear HES or nuclear hybrid energy systems [NHES]) and to assess the local (e.g., HES owners) and system (e.g., the electric grid) benefits attainable by the application of NHES in scenarios with multiple commodity production and high penetration of renewable energy. It is performed for regional cases - not generic examples - based on available resources, existing infrastructure, and markets within the selected regions. This study also briefly addresses the computational capabilities developed to conduct such analyses, reviews technical gaps, and suggests some research paths forward.
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  1. Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
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Report Number(s):
TRN: US1500831
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Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho Falls, ID (United States); Idaho National Laboratory (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Nuclear Energy (NE)
Country of Publication:
United States
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY, AND ECONOMY; 21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; 24 POWER TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION; NUCLEAR POWER; ARIZONA; TEXAS; ENERGY SYSTEMS; HYBRID SYSTEMS; RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES; MARKET; REACTORS; POWER SYSTEMS; PLANNING; MANAGEMENT hybrid energy systems; NHES Regional Studies; dynamic modeling and simulation; design and operations optimization; flexible energy resources; Controls; co-simulation; Technical and economic figures of merit quantification; economic operations optimizer