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Title: Nuclear hybrid energy infrastructure

The nuclear hybrid energy concept is becoming a reality for the US energy infrastructure where combinations of the various potential energy sources (nuclear, wind, solar, biomass, and so on) are integrated in a hybrid energy system. This paper focuses on challenges facing a hybrid system with a Small Modular Reactor at its core. The core of the paper will discuss efforts required to develop supervisory control center that collects data, supports decision-making, and serves as an information hub for supervisory control center. Such a center will also be a model for integrating future technologies and controls. In addition, advanced operations research, thermal cycle analysis, energy conversion analysis, control engineering, and human factors engineering will be part of the supervisory control center. Nuclear hybrid energy infrastructure would allow operators to optimize the cost of energy production by providing appropriate means of integrating different energy sources. The data needs to be stored, processed, analyzed, trended, and projected at right time to right operator to integrate different energy sources.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1179375
Report Number(s):
INL/CON--14-32986
TRN: US1500162
DOE Contract Number:
AC07-05ID14517
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 9. International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Plant Instrumentation, Control, and Human Machine Interface Technologies, Charlotte, NC (United States), 23-26 Feb 2015
Research Org:
Idaho National Laboratory (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Nuclear Energy (NE)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
24 POWER TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION; HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING; CONTROL; DECISION MAKING; ENERGY CONVERSION; SMART GRIDS; HYBRID SYSTEMS; MATHEMATICAL MODELS; COST; MANAGEMENT; OPTIMIZATION; NUCLEAR ENERGY; RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES; DISPERSED STORAGE AND GENERATION; Human Factors; Hybrid Energy; Instrumentation and Controls