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Title: Rethinking the Future Grid: Integrated Nuclear Renewable Energy Systems: Preprint

The U.S. DOE is supporting research and development that could lead to more efficient utilization of clean energy generation sources, including renewable and nuclear options, to meet both grid demand and thermal energy needs in the industrial sector. One concept under consideration by the DOE-NE and DOE-EERE is tighter coupling of nuclear and renewable energy sources in a manner that better optimizes energy use for the combined electricity, industrial manufacturing, and transportation sectors. This integration concept has been referred to as a 'hybrid system' that is capable of apportioning thermal and electrical energy to first meet the grid demand (with appropriate power conversion systems), then utilizing excess thermal and, in some cases, electrical energy to drive a process that results in an additional product.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1168793
Report Number(s):
NREL/CP-6A20-63207
DOE Contract Number:
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Presented at the 9th Nuclear Plants Current Issues Symposium: Moving Forward, 7-10 December 2014, Charlotte, North Carolina
Research Org:
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO.
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Policy and Analysis and Evaluation
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; 32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION NUCLEAR; INTEGRATED SYSTEMS; HYBRID ENERGY SYSTEMS; Energy Analysis