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Title: Distributed energy resources at naval base ventura county building 1512

Abstract

This paper reports the findings of a preliminary assessment of the cost effectiveness of distributed energy resources at Naval Base Ventura County (NBVC) Building 1512. This study was conducted in response to the base's request for design assistance to the Federal Energy Management Program. Given the current tariff structure there are two main decisions facing NBVC: whether to install distributed energy resources (DER), or whether to continue the direct access energy supply contract. At the current effective rate, given assumptions about the performance and structure of building energy loads and available generating technology characteristics, the results of this study indicate that if the building installed a 600 kW DER system with absorption cooling and heat capabilities chosen by cost minimization, the energy cost savings would be about 14 percent, or $55,000 per year. However, under current conditions, this study also suggests that significant savings could be obtained if Building 1 512 changed from the direct access contract to a SCE TOU-8 (Southern California Edison time of use tariff number 8) rate without installing a DER system. At current SCE TOU-8 tariffs, the potential savings from installation of a DER system would be about 4 percent, or $15,000 per year.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE. Assistant Secretary of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Technology Development. Office of the Federal Energy Management Program, DOE Distributed Energy Program; California Energy Commission (US)
OSTI Identifier:
838069
Report Number(s):
LBNL-55340
R&D Project: 5785CM; TRN: US0501246
DOE Contract Number:  
AC03-76SF00098
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 1 Oct 2004
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE WASTES, AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; 32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; ABSORPTION; AVAILABILITY; DESIGN; ENERGY ACCOUNTING; ENERGY MANAGEMENT; MINIMIZATION; PERFORMANCE; PUBLIC BUILDINGS; TARIFFS; DISTRIBUTED ENERGY RESOURCES

Citation Formats

Bailey, Owen C., and Marnay, Chris. Distributed energy resources at naval base ventura county building 1512. United States: N. p., 2004. Web. doi:10.2172/838069.
Bailey, Owen C., & Marnay, Chris. Distributed energy resources at naval base ventura county building 1512. United States. doi:10.2172/838069.
Bailey, Owen C., and Marnay, Chris. Fri . "Distributed energy resources at naval base ventura county building 1512". United States. doi:10.2172/838069. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/838069.
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title = {Distributed energy resources at naval base ventura county building 1512},
author = {Bailey, Owen C. and Marnay, Chris},
abstractNote = {This paper reports the findings of a preliminary assessment of the cost effectiveness of distributed energy resources at Naval Base Ventura County (NBVC) Building 1512. This study was conducted in response to the base's request for design assistance to the Federal Energy Management Program. Given the current tariff structure there are two main decisions facing NBVC: whether to install distributed energy resources (DER), or whether to continue the direct access energy supply contract. At the current effective rate, given assumptions about the performance and structure of building energy loads and available generating technology characteristics, the results of this study indicate that if the building installed a 600 kW DER system with absorption cooling and heat capabilities chosen by cost minimization, the energy cost savings would be about 14 percent, or $55,000 per year. However, under current conditions, this study also suggests that significant savings could be obtained if Building 1 512 changed from the direct access contract to a SCE TOU-8 (Southern California Edison time of use tariff number 8) rate without installing a DER system. At current SCE TOU-8 tariffs, the potential savings from installation of a DER system would be about 4 percent, or $15,000 per year.},
doi = {10.2172/838069},
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place = {United States},
year = {Fri Oct 01 00:00:00 EDT 2004},
month = {Fri Oct 01 00:00:00 EDT 2004}
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