Energy for the Year 2000 by Chauncey Starr (auth.), Richard Wilson (eds.) PDF

By Chauncey Starr (auth.), Richard Wilson (eds.)

The 3rd overseas university on Energetics used to be dedicated to the topic of power for the 12 months 2000. via this identify we was hoping to prevent dialogue of such concerns because the position of OPEC in elevating oil costs. in a single experience, as a result, our activity was once made more straightforward; lets basically look at our crystal balls. the alternative of teachers used to be made with the concept that no cause­ capable resource of strength might be neglected. We passed over distinct lectures on oil and usual fuel simply because we took it as a given indisputable fact that we might proceed to take advantage of as a lot of those fuels as we will be able to get at an inexpensive fee. to provide us an outline we all started the varsity by means of discussing U.S. strength coverage and attainable U.S. power eventualities. As can be ex­ pected, there has been a few confrontation concerning the present strength application within the united states, yet little war of words in regards to the proof presented.

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Generation mix (the fraction of total electricity produced by each source) existing in 1975 and four predictions of future generation mixes of the nation's utilities. Over 80 % is expected to be coal and nuclear generation, about 9 % will be hydro and other renewable sources and only about 9 % will be liquid and gaseous fuels. The percentage contribution of hydroelectricity and renewable sources decreases because hydro remains essentially constant in total output power while total production of power roughly doubles.


5 15 20 145 70 rated peak output power of PV generation in system " " " " " auxiliary generators Storage kWh: kilowatt-hours of battery storage required in system MWh from PV: megawatt-hours per year from the PV primary source MWh from Aux: " " " " " auxiliary generators MWh total: " " " " " sum of auxil. , Ref. 39 b The sum is used as the basis of the national model. See text. H. 3 % with the auxiliary generation capacity. The contributions of storage and auxiliary generation to the cost of each kWh of electricity generated are estimated using EPRI sources.

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