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Title: Dispersed storage and generation case studies

Abstract

Three installations utilizing separate Dispersed Storage and Generation (DSG) technologies are selected and analyzed. These are: the 45-kW Pennsylvania Power and Light Co. Wind Turbine Generation System located at Harwood, Pennsylvania; the USAF 60-kW Photovoltaic System located at Mt. Laguna, California; and the 800-kW Applied Energy, Inc./San Diego Gas and Electric Co. Cogeneration System located at Rohr Industries, San Diego, California. Each of these systems is described in detail including connection, site construction/installation, operation, costs and control. Selected institutional and environmental issues are discussed, including life cycle costs. No unresolved technical, environmental, or institutional problems were encountered in these installations. The wind and solar photovoltaic DSG were installed for test purposes, and appear to be presently uneconomical. However, a number of factors are decreasing the cost of DSG relative to conventional alternatives, and an increased DSG penetration level may be expected in the future. Consideration should therefore be given to the issues which may be important in the future, including the control/communications requirements and regulatory issues.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Jet Propulsion Lab., Pasadena, CA (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
5577882
Report Number(s):
JPL-PUBL-79-98
DOE Contract Number:  
AI01-79ET29026
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
24 POWER TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; DISPERSED STORAGE AND GENERATION; ECONOMICS; ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS; FEASIBILITY STUDIES; TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT; ELECTRIC POWER; CO-GENERATION; ELECTRIC UTILITIES; INSTITUTIONAL FACTORS; LIFE-CYCLE COST; POWER SYSTEMS; SOLAR POWER PLANTS; WIND POWER PLANTS; COST; DEUS; POWER; POWER GENERATION; POWER PLANTS; PUBLIC UTILITIES; STEAM GENERATION; 200300* - Electric Power Engineering- Power Transmission & Distribution- (-1989); 299000 - Energy Planning & Policy- Unconventional Sources & Power Generation

Citation Formats

Bahrami, K., Stallkamp, J., and Walton, A. Dispersed storage and generation case studies. United States: N. p., 1980. Web.
Bahrami, K., Stallkamp, J., & Walton, A. Dispersed storage and generation case studies. United States.
Bahrami, K., Stallkamp, J., and Walton, A. Sat . "Dispersed storage and generation case studies". United States.
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abstractNote = {Three installations utilizing separate Dispersed Storage and Generation (DSG) technologies are selected and analyzed. These are: the 45-kW Pennsylvania Power and Light Co. Wind Turbine Generation System located at Harwood, Pennsylvania; the USAF 60-kW Photovoltaic System located at Mt. Laguna, California; and the 800-kW Applied Energy, Inc./San Diego Gas and Electric Co. Cogeneration System located at Rohr Industries, San Diego, California. Each of these systems is described in detail including connection, site construction/installation, operation, costs and control. Selected institutional and environmental issues are discussed, including life cycle costs. No unresolved technical, environmental, or institutional problems were encountered in these installations. The wind and solar photovoltaic DSG were installed for test purposes, and appear to be presently uneconomical. However, a number of factors are decreasing the cost of DSG relative to conventional alternatives, and an increased DSG penetration level may be expected in the future. Consideration should therefore be given to the issues which may be important in the future, including the control/communications requirements and regulatory issues.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1980},
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