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Stakeholder Outcomes In A Wind Turbine Investment; Is The Irish Energy Policy Effective In Reducing Ghg Emissions By Promoting Small-Scale Embedded Turbines In Sme's?, Tony Kealy 2017 Dublin Institute of Technology

Stakeholder Outcomes In A Wind Turbine Investment; Is The Irish Energy Policy Effective In Reducing Ghg Emissions By Promoting Small-Scale Embedded Turbines In Sme's?, Tony Kealy

Articles

As a member state of the European Union (EU), Ireland has adopted an energy policy which includes promoting wind powered electricity generators as an economically viable, GHG-reducing, alternative to environmentally damaging fossil-fuel driven electrical generators. This longitudinal, inductive in-depth study investigates the outcomes for the government and other stakeholders involved in a wind turbine project investment by a Small-to-Medium-Enterprise (SME) based in rural Ireland. A case study research methodology is used to acquire and analyse quantitative numerical data from multiple sources including electrical power and energy meters, historical electricity bills and company sustainability reports. The study found that the installation ...


Ocean Renewable Power Company, James Donegan 2017 Ocean Renewable Power Company

Ocean Renewable Power Company, James Donegan

MARENER 2017

No abstract provided.


Lighting Standards For Ship And Alternative Solutions For Energy Efficiency, Efe Akyurek 2017 Istanbul Technical University

Lighting Standards For Ship And Alternative Solutions For Energy Efficiency, Efe Akyurek

MARENER 2017

Lighting has an important role amongst human life. In this respect, an adequate lighting on board gives moral, motivation also helps to improve safety and security for ships’ crew. This paper aims to both determine an adequate lighting for crew and bring energy efficiency with optimal lighting considering existing regulations on shipboard lighting. After a brief introduction, on the first part the preferred lighting tendencies to be discussed at maritime regulatory base including SOLAS, MLC with comparing ILO 92/133 Conventions. The second part initially defines optimal lighting for crew accommodation and working areas with demonstrating an example on a ...


Overcoming The Challenges To Maritime Energy Efficiciency In The Caribbean Region, Deniece Aiken 2017 Caribbean Maritime Institute

Overcoming The Challenges To Maritime Energy Efficiciency In The Caribbean Region, Deniece Aiken

MARENER 2017

Maritime energy efficiency in the Caribbean appears to be predicated on two key requirements; regulatory controls over the vessels operating in the region and the availability and use of efficient technology. While many Caribbean territories have ratified MARPOL AnnexVI, implementation of the standards therein, presents challenges that are familiar to maritime administrators of the region. These challenges include insufficient resources and inadequate implementation of relevant standards. These issues have traditionally plagued the region. The paucity of data and monitoring in this part of the world also contributes to ineffective policy interventions. There is also a need to identify the gap ...


The Law Of Conservation Of Energy Towards Defining Maritime Cluster Dynamics, Peter J. Stavroulakis, Stratos Papadimitriou, Ioannis Koliousis 2017 University of Piraeus

The Law Of Conservation Of Energy Towards Defining Maritime Cluster Dynamics, Peter J. Stavroulakis, Stratos Papadimitriou, Ioannis Koliousis

MARENER 2017

Industrial clusters have for many decades been considered as the stepping stone for regional and national competitiveness, due to the fact that within these systems of economies, many propitious qualities seem to flourish. Competition and cooperation are witnessed to complement one another, firms can thrive through the marvels of knowledge creation and innovation, and positive externalities are seen to blossom into an interconnected system of collective prosperity. This system bears semblance to many occurrences in nature, and thus can guide the reflection of natural dynamics that may pave an industrial cluster’s threads. Maritime clusters in particular, are distinct vanguards ...


Costs And Benefits Of Lng Economic Development In The Baltic And Arctic Regions, Fabio Ballini, Lawrence Kuroshi 2017 World Maritime University

Costs And Benefits Of Lng Economic Development In The Baltic And Arctic Regions, Fabio Ballini, Lawrence Kuroshi

MARENER 2017

Global warming is becoming increasingly evident. However, rising temperatures also offer new economic opportunities, such as new maritime routes in previously ice-locked waters. Valuable minerals in the Arctic region are also becoming more accessible. Maritime stakeholders are therefore seeking to operate in this remote region safely and efficiently. Accommodating these developments from a regulatory standpoint, IMO has amended the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL) to include Chapter 9 of Annex I, prohibiting the use of heavy-grade marine fuels as well as heavy-duty oils as cargo carriage in the seas beyond 60th parallel south. In addition ...


Energy Consumption Of Small Scale Fishing Vessel Operations In Indonesia: A Case Study In Palabuhanratu, Indonesia, Vita R. Kurniawati, Richard W. Birmingham, Alan J. Murphy 2017 Newcastle University, UK

Energy Consumption Of Small Scale Fishing Vessel Operations In Indonesia: A Case Study In Palabuhanratu, Indonesia, Vita R. Kurniawati, Richard W. Birmingham, Alan J. Murphy

MARENER 2017

About 79% of the global fishing fleet is small motorized boats typically operating in coastal areas, supplying local markets, and contributing to human well-being through food supplies and economic development. For example, Indonesian fisheries which predominantly are artisanal fishing, have supported 54% of animal protein intake, accounted for 2% of employment level and increased the fishermen’s prosperity index by 2.44%. However, they cause significant environmental impacts including fish resource depletion and intensive energy use. Balancing the benefits and challenges, sustainably managing these fishing operations is an important yet complex task given the requirements to proportionally account for fish ...


Energy Awareness – Do We Need A Definition In Order To Implement It Onboard?, Signe Jensen 2017 Svendborg International Maritime Academy

Energy Awareness – Do We Need A Definition In Order To Implement It Onboard?, Signe Jensen

MARENER 2017

Energy optimization and the awareness about the issue has become an important topic in the maritime industry. An energy management study from 2015 performed by DNV GL, shows that energy awareness has moved from rank fifteen to be the most important measure to be implemented as a success factor to realize actual savings. However - What exactly is energy awareness, and how can it be defined and implemented? Are Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plans (SEEMP), noon reports and decision support software the right tools to raise awareness and improve energy efficiency for all shipping companies. Previous studies show that smaller shipping ...


Real-Time Internal Temperature Estimation And Health Monitoring For Igbt Modules, Ze Wang 2017 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Real-Time Internal Temperature Estimation And Health Monitoring For Igbt Modules, Ze Wang

Theses and Dissertations from Electrical & Computer Engineering

Field experiences have demonstrated that power semiconductor devices, such as insulated-gate bipolar transistors (IGBTs), are among the most fragile components of power electronic converters. Thermomechanical stresses produced by temperature variations during operational and environmental loads are the major causes of IGBT degradation. As the devices are often operated under complex working conditions, temperature variations and the associated damage are difficult to predict during the converter design stage. A promising approach—online health monitoring and prognosis for power semiconductor devices—that can avoid device failure and effectively schedule maintenance has attracted much interest.

This dissertation research focused on real-time accurate internal ...


Comparison Of Ac And Dc Led Light Bulb Efficiency For The Dc House Project, Brandon Stafford 2017 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Comparison Of Ac And Dc Led Light Bulb Efficiency For The Dc House Project, Brandon Stafford

Electrical Engineering

This project investigates the efficiency of using LED light bulbs when operated under two different electrical systems: AC and DC systems. The project is in conjunction with the implementation of the DC House system in urban areas. More specifically, this project looks at whether having a hybrid AC and DC system in a typical urban house will increase the efficiency in operating the LED light bulbs, and thus reducing energy consumption and cost. The efficiency of the LED light bulbs are measured by looking at their lumens per watt output. Several light bulbs at four different wattage levels were tested ...


Nuclear Power: Black Sky Liability Or Black Sky Asset?, Sherrell R. Greene 2016 Advanced Technology Insights, LLC (ATI)

Nuclear Power: Black Sky Liability Or Black Sky Asset?, Sherrell R. Greene

International Journal of Nuclear Security

Ready access to abundant electricity is a key enabler of modern life. During the past decade the vulnerability of Critical Infrastructure sectors in the U.S. to a variety of natural hazards and man-made threats has become increasingly apparent. The electrical infrastructure (the “Grid”) is the foundation for all other critical civil infrastructures upon which our society depends. Therefore, protection of the Grid is an energy security, homeland security, and national security issue of highest importance. Geomagnetic disturbances (GMD) induced by solar coronal mass ejections (CMEs), electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attacks, and cyber attacks are three events having the potential to ...


Performance Analysis Of Grid-Connected Pv System, M. S. Hassan 2016 Minia University

Performance Analysis Of Grid-Connected Pv System, M. S. Hassan

M. S. Hassan

The electricity power generated from photovoltaic (PV) array depends mainly on climate conditions. So, the PV solar grid connected inverters should equip with control system to meet fast response of solar irradiance change. This paper describes steady state performance of the PV grid-connected system at different solar irradiances. The proposed system model is built on MATLAB/Simulink, including the PV array with a modified perturb and observe (MP&O) tracker connected to DC-DC boost converter, the three-phase three level electronic power inverter is connected to the utility grid (UG) through low pass filter, coupling transformer and synchronizing control system of ...


دینامیک سیستم های قدرت - بخش سوم, Hadi Zayandehroodi 2016 Department of Electrical Engineering, Kerman Branch, Islamic Azad University, Kerman, Iran

دینامیک سیستم های قدرت - بخش سوم, Hadi Zayandehroodi

Dr. Hadi Zayandehroodi

No abstract provided.


دینامیک سیستم های قدرت- بخش چهارم, Hadi Zayandehroodi 2016 Department of Electrical Engineering, Kerman Branch, Islamic Azad University, Kerman, Iran

دینامیک سیستم های قدرت- بخش چهارم, Hadi Zayandehroodi

Dr. Hadi Zayandehroodi

No abstract provided.


Studies Of Uncertainties In Smart Grid: Wind Power Generation And Wide-Area Communication, Can Huang 2016 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Studies Of Uncertainties In Smart Grid: Wind Power Generation And Wide-Area Communication, Can Huang

Doctoral Dissertations

This research work investigates the uncertainties in Smart Grid, with special focus on the uncertain wind power generation in wind energy conversion systems (WECSs) and the uncertain wide-area communication in wide-area measurement systems (WAMSs).

For the uncertain wind power generation in WECSs, a new wind speed modeling method and an improved WECS control method are proposed, respectively. The modeling method considers the spatial and temporal distributions of wind speed disturbances and deploys a box uncertain set in wind speed models, which is more realistic for practicing engineers. The control method takes maximum power point tracking, wind speed forecasting, and wind ...


Design, Control And Protection Of Modular Multilevel Converter (Mmc)-Based Multi-Terminal Hvdc System, Yalong Li 2016 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Design, Control And Protection Of Modular Multilevel Converter (Mmc)-Based Multi-Terminal Hvdc System, Yalong Li

Doctoral Dissertations

Even though today’s transmission grids are predominantly based on the high voltage alternating current (HVAC) scheme, interests on high voltage direct current (HVDC) are growing rapidly during the past decade, due to the increased penetration of remote renewable energy. Voltage source converter (VSC) type is preferred over the traditional line-commutated converter (LCC) for this application, due to the advantages like smaller station footprint and no need for strong interfacing ac grid. As the state-of-the-art VSC topology, modular multilevel converter (MMC) is mostly considered. Most renewable energy sources, such as wind and solar, is usually sparsely located. Multi-terminal HVDC (MTDC ...


Single Carrier Frequency Domain Equalization And Energy Efficiency Optimization For Mimo Cognitive Radio., Xiaohui Zhang 2016 University of Louisville

Single Carrier Frequency Domain Equalization And Energy Efficiency Optimization For Mimo Cognitive Radio., Xiaohui Zhang

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This dissertation studies two separate topics in wireless communication systems. One topic focuses on the Single Carrier Frequency Domain Equalization (SC-FDE), which is a promising technique to mitigate the multipath effect in the broadband wireless communication. Another topic targets on the energy efficiency optimization in a multiple input multiple output (MIMO) cognitive radio network. For SC-FDE, the conventional linear receivers suffer from the noise amplification in deep fading channel. To overcome this, a fractional spaced frequency domain (FSFD) receiver based on frequency domain oversampling (FDO) is proposed for SC-FDE to improve the performance of the linear receiver under deep fading ...


Electric Smart Load Meter, Johnny Tran 2016 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Electric Smart Load Meter, Johnny Tran

Electrical Engineering

This project details the design of an electric meter that reads the signals of any device plugged into an outlet and displays cost readings that may potentially reduce power consumption. The sensor monitors whether a plugged in device continuously consumes power after completely charging up. For a charging device, the current remains constant until the device reaches 100% charge. Once the device becomes fully charged, the current discontinues for proper power usage. A unique aspect of the meter is that it displays cost per hour, day, and year. Displaying the cost per unit of time creates awareness for customers, potentially ...


Power Distribution:Protection Analysis, Avneet S. Samra 2016 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Power Distribution:Protection Analysis, Avneet S. Samra

Electrical Engineering

The objective of this project is to build a radial distribution system that operates on a lower voltage. The system consists of a transmission line protected by a SEL-351 Relay, a three- phase transformer protected by a SEL-587 Relay, and a three-phase induction motor protected by a Cooper Form 6 Controller. The SEL-351, SEL-587, and the Cooper Form 6 Controller are microprocessor-based relays that are used to provide protection under faulted conditions. When a fault is detected in the system, the closest upstream relay sends a trip signal to its assigned local breaker. The SEL-351 provides overcurrent protection for the ...


Designing A Power Distribution System For The Arce 257 Revit Structural Model, Reid Wilhelm 2016 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Designing A Power Distribution System For The Arce 257 Revit Structural Model, Reid Wilhelm

Electrical Engineering

The construction industry needs engineers. Mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineers, better known as MEPs, comprise a large number of employees who design and assist in the building of commercial structures. In particular, electrical engineers design power distribution systems for these buildings, including the power, lighting, low voltage, and fire protection subsystems.

Here at Cal Poly, architectural engineers enrolled in ARCE 257 create authentic structural plans for a fictitious two-story structure. This senior project transforms these structural plans into an architectural model and creates a power distribution system for the entire building. This is done through a building information modeling (BIM ...


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