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

Abstract

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.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Nuclear Energy (NE)
OSTI Identifier:
1224095
Report Number(s):
INL/EXT-15-34503
TRN: US1500831
DOE Contract Number:  
AC07-05ID14517
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
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

Citation Formats

Garcia, Humberto E., Chen, Jun, Kim, Jong S., McKellar, Michael G., Deason, Wesley R., Vilim, Richard B., Bragg-Sitton, Shannon M., and Boardman, Richard D. Nuclear Hybrid Energy Systems - Regional Studies. West Texas and Northeastern Arizona. United States: N. p., 2015. Web. doi:10.2172/1224095.
Garcia, Humberto E., Chen, Jun, Kim, Jong S., McKellar, Michael G., Deason, Wesley R., Vilim, Richard B., Bragg-Sitton, Shannon M., & Boardman, Richard D. Nuclear Hybrid Energy Systems - Regional Studies. West Texas and Northeastern Arizona. United States. doi:10.2172/1224095.
Garcia, Humberto E., Chen, Jun, Kim, Jong S., McKellar, Michael G., Deason, Wesley R., Vilim, Richard B., Bragg-Sitton, Shannon M., and Boardman, Richard D. Wed . "Nuclear Hybrid Energy Systems - Regional Studies. West Texas and Northeastern Arizona". United States. doi:10.2172/1224095. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1224095.
@article{osti_1224095,
title = {Nuclear Hybrid Energy Systems - Regional Studies. West Texas and Northeastern Arizona},
author = {Garcia, Humberto E. and Chen, Jun and Kim, Jong S. and McKellar, Michael G. and Deason, Wesley R. and Vilim, Richard B. and Bragg-Sitton, Shannon M. and Boardman, Richard D.},
abstractNote = {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.},
doi = {10.2172/1224095},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2015},
month = {4}
}

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