Optimized Off Grid Energy Systems Using Climate Based Energy Demand For Soft Walled Facilities
Technical Report,01 Aug 2018,26 Mar 2020
AIR FORCE INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB United States
Pagination or Media Count:
Remote contingency military operations often require the use of temporary facilities powered by inefficient diesel generators that are expensive to operate and maintain. Site planners can reduce operating costs by augmenting generators with hybrid energy systems, but they must select the optimal design configuration based on the regions climate to meet the power demand at the lowest cost. To assist planners, this paper proposes two innovative, climate-optimized, hybrid energy system selection models. The capability of both models is expected to support planners of remote sites in their ongoing effort to minimize fuel requirements, lower annual operating costs and increase site resiliency.
- Electric Power Production and Distribution