Accession Number : ADA294670

Title :   Energy Supply Alternatives for the Year 2002 at the U.S. Military Academy (USMA).

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN IL ENERGY AND UTILITI ES SYSTEMS DIV

Personal Author(s) : Lin, Mike C. ; Binder, Mike ; Andersen, Richard G.

PDF Url : ADA294670

Report Date : OCT 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 112

Abstract : The U.S. Military Academy (USMA) is concerned about how to meet present and future energy demands as the existing generating equipment and distribution facilities age. To help the installation develop an energy supply plan, the USMA asked the U.S. Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratories to determine options for future energy supply, taking into consideration both the projected increases in energy demands and the Army's energy conservation goals. Researchers considered 68 separate plans based on plant location; type of distribution system; cogeneration; steam, hot water, and chilled water technologies; coal, gas, and fuel oils; and environmental constraints. Based on this study, the lowest cost plan is to refurbish the existing power plant with new high pressure gas/oil boilers and new steam turbine generators. If the USMA decides to build a new plant, non-cogeneration using gas/oil-fired boilers or cogeneration using gas turbine generators with heat recovery boilers should be used. The existing steam distribution system should be maintained with repairs as needed. A new central chiller plant is not recommended. The USMA should assess fuel costs, electrical energy costs, and capital costs for the top five economically ranked plans before proceeding with an energy construction project. (AN)

Descriptors :   *ECONOMIC ANALYSIS, *POWER SUPPLIES, *ENERGY CONSERVATION, COMPARISON, ARMY FACILITIES, COST ESTIMATES, ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT, GAS TURBINES, CONSTRUCTION, ELECTRICITY, LIFE CYCLE COSTS, HEAT RECOVERY, GENERATORS, ENERGY CONSUMPTION, DESIGN TO COST, ELECTRIC POWER PLANTS, ELECTRIC POWER DISTRIBUTION, TURBOGENERATORS, FUEL OIL, GAS GENERATING SYSTEMS, HEATING PLANTS, BOILERS, HOT WATER, COAL, ENERGY MANAGEMENT, THERMAL POWER PLANTS, UNITED STATES MILITARY ACADEMY, DEMAND(ECONOMICS), STEAM POWER PLANTS.

Subject Categories : Electric Power Production and Distribution
      Economics and Cost Analysis
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

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