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By Tarek Abdallah, Roch Ducey, Robert S. Balog, Carl A. Feickert, Wayne Weaver, Abbas Akhil and David MenicucciTarek Abdallah, Roch Ducey, Carl A. Feickert, Robert S. Balog, Wayne Weaver, Abbas Akhil and David Menicucci


Abstract: Aging transmission and substation infrastructure linking military bases to commercial utility power supplies coupled with the aging distribution system inside the base threatens mission readiness to execute training and deployment. Traditionally, the practice of providing critical facility (facilities deemed to be critical or containing critical operations or personnel) power contingency has been to install building-dedicated engine generators. However, it has been shown that the presence of these units provides a false sense of security because actual reliability is reduced due to sub-optimal and intermittent loading, inconsistent or nonexistent O&M practices, and age. A major energy challenge for military installations is to elevate their level of energy security while conforming to Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management requirements which mandates reduced economic and environmental impact of installation energy. This report provides a technical explanation of the power electronic and control response challenges associated with the design and analysis of an autonomous military installation scalable power system capable of operating independentl

Year: 2006
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