skip to main content
OSTI.GOV title logo U.S. Department of Energy
Office of Scientific and Technical Information

Title: Renewables and Feasibility Considerations


This presentation from the ASTSWMO-EPA RE-Power Workshop held March 21-22, 2017, covers the topics of Renewables and Feasibility Considerations; and Resources Available for RE-Powering.

Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Solar Energy Technologies Office (EE-4S)
OSTI Identifier:
Report Number(s):
DOE Contract Number:
Resource Type:
Resource Relation:
Conference: Presented at The Association of State and Territorial Solid Waste Management Officials, Inc (ASTSWMO)-EPA RE-Power Workshop, 21-22 March 2017, Arlington, Virginia
Country of Publication:
United States
14 SOLAR ENERGY; feasibility; STAT; solar technical assistance; renewables siting; ReOPT

Citation Formats

Lisell, Lars. Renewables and Feasibility Considerations. United States: N. p., 2017. Web.
Lisell, Lars. Renewables and Feasibility Considerations. United States.
Lisell, Lars. Fri . "Renewables and Feasibility Considerations". United States. doi:.
title = {Renewables and Feasibility Considerations},
author = {Lisell, Lars},
abstractNote = {This presentation from the ASTSWMO-EPA RE-Power Workshop held March 21-22, 2017, covers the topics of Renewables and Feasibility Considerations; and Resources Available for RE-Powering.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Fri Apr 07 00:00:00 EDT 2017},
month = {Fri Apr 07 00:00:00 EDT 2017}

Other availability
Please see Document Availability for additional information on obtaining the full-text document. Library patrons may search WorldCat to identify libraries that hold this conference proceeding.

Save / Share:
  • Considerable construction activity is now occurring in areas of the world where in-country engineering/construction capability is limited. This limitation requires the use of off-shore capabilities in conjunction with local engineering contractors (LEC's) to satisfy local legal requirements for use of on-shore services. While LEC's can provide the advantage of relatively inexpensive labor, it also brings the challenge of managing an international team given the difference in productivity and cultures. Procurement of equipment worldwide also has advantages and disadvantages. Government regulations relative to equipment purchased off-shore can be complex. Shipping considerations are significant when the existing infrastructure is taken into account,more » particularly when modular construction techniques are utilized. Understanding the contractual and documentation required takes a major effort. This paper addresses the complexities of off-shore engineering/construction from a management and cost perspective.« less
  • A well-conducted, methodologically sound epidemiologic study is usually the result of careful planning and anticipation by the investigator during the design phase. A thorough assessment of feasibility issues specific to the exposure and disease of interest should also be considered before deciding to proceed with fullscale field work. In general, a feasibility study should assess the following issues: (1) characterization of exposure, (2) identification and measurement of potential confounders and effect modifiers, (3) acquisition of a sufficient sample size to produce precise and useful effect estimates, (4) documentation of the appropriate temporal relationship between exposure and disease, and (5) methodsmore » of analysis appropriate for the data to be collected and analyzed. A lack of good information about any one of these five issues should alert the investigator to potential problems. There will be some instances where studies should be either postponed until further information becomes available or abandoned. These feasibility issues are explained within the context of planning for a population-based, case-control study of bladder cancer and consumption of chloraminated drinking water.« less
  • This paper reports on a conversion study of a utility oil-designed boiler to coal. The unit examined is Karn No. 3 at Consumers Power, which is a front-fired unit designed to burn Canadian crude oil. Topics considered include fuel conversion, coal selection, design parameters, unit modifications, NOX, unit performance, and economic feasibility. A 1980 DOE survey of oil-fired utility boilers (50 MW and larger) identified 220 boilers with a total capacity of 30,165 MW as coal-designed and burning oil. The coal should be bituminous in order to maximize coal-firing capability and reduce required retrofit work. It is determined that themore » economic feasibility of converting fuel types is site-specific. The discussed study did not attempt an in-depth review of firing coal-oil mixture (COM) or coal-water slurry (CWS) in the modified unit.« less
  • Plans for a gamma-ray laser pose problems of a broad interdisciplinary nature requiring the fusion of concepts taken from previously unrelated fields of physics. Any actual attempt to construct a gamma-ray laser at the present time would be frustrated by the paucity of supportive data, procedures and understanding. A laser-grade database of nuclear properties does not yet exist, but the techniques for constructing one are currently being developed. Reviewed in this presentation will be the new techniques of Nuclear Raman Spectroscopy (NRS) and Modulated Nuclear Radiation (MNR) being implemented in order to characterize the laser-like properties of nuclear materials.