Optimization of Integrated Energy Systems

by Theodore A. Shugar, (A.M.ASCE), Research Struct. Engr.; Civ. Engr. Lab., Naval Construction Battalion Center, Port Hueneme, Calif. 93043,
Steven J. Anderson, Project Engr.; Acurex Corp., Mountain View, Calif. 94042,
Michael D. Jackson, Project Mgr.; Acurex Corp., Mountain View, Calif. 94042,

Serial Information: Journal of the Energy Division, 1981, Vol. 107, Issue 1, Pg. 121-139

Document Type: Journal Paper


Application of renewable and nonrenewable energy conversion technologies are forecast for medium and large industrial facilities. Data are obtained from an optimization model that determines the least, life-cycles cost energy supply system for an industrial facility. Optimal solutions were composed of integrated combinations of energy conversion technologies. Besides being more cost-effective than status quo systems fired exclusively on fuel oil, the optimal integrated systems displace a significant percentage of fuel oil. Energy conversion technologies that participate in the optimal solutions for medium and large industrial facilities include: fluidized-bed coal combustion, cogeneration, oil-fired systems, with smaller contributions from refuse derived fuel systems. Oil-fired systems participate only in a peaking capacity wherever coal combustion is permitted. Otherwise, the status quo systems are forecasted to prevail.

Subject Headings: Industrial facilities | Energy conversion | Integrated systems | Forecasting | Optimization models | Oils | Coal | Combustion

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