Evaluation of Potential Energy Loss Reduction and Savings for U. S. Army Electrical Distribution Systems
CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN IL ENERGY AND UTILITIES SYSTEMS DIV
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Both commercial and military electrical distribution systems inherently lose a certain amount of energy from any of several causes. This study calculated the expected range of annual energy losses that can be eliminated from typical U.S. Army electrical distribution systems to produce a savings. These calculations can help distribution engineers examine their own energy losses more carefully, and check the feasibility of other, more detailed efforts to quantify losses. The investigation concluded that installation electrical engineers must consider the relative magnitude and sources of distribution system energy losses before initiating loss reduction measures. Some of the loss reduction methods outlined in this study produce savings that are too small to economically justify specific retrofit efforts. However, it may be feasible to incorporate the same loss reduction methods during new construction design or replacement projects.
- Non-electrical Energy Conversion
- Energy Storage
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
- Electricity and Magnetism