Energy resiliency for Marine Corps Logistics Base Production Plant Barstow
Czumak, Christopher J.
Woodside, J. Christian
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The purpose of this thesis is to examine feasible microgrid and on-site energy generation options to provide power infrastructure resiliency aboard Production Plant Barstow (PPB), such that the site has suitable standalone power to endure emergency or catastrophic situations. The main objective is to analyze the best options available to create resiliency for continued PPB depot maintenance functions during temporary or catastrophic natural or adversarial disruptions to its power infrastructure. First, we collect and normalize energy and environmental data specific to PPB and Barstow, CA. Second, we analyze the cost and suitability of renewable and alternative energy sources, and microgrid technology. Last, we determined the value of PPB’s energy security and create energy portfolio options based on various sensitivity analyses. The result is an analysis framework for achieving resiliency at PPB and additional Marine Corps Logistics Command (MCLC) production plants. This study provides an analysis of PPB’s Value of Electrical Energy Security (VEES), offers recommendations for selecting a cost-effective, resilient and scalable alternative energy portfolio, and creates a levelized cost for a microgrid and its components by combining data from various credible sources in order to fully understand appropriate investment criteria. Additionally, it provides feasible energy options that are aligned reduce PPB’s greenhouse emissions, dependencies on limited resources, increase energy efficiency and use of Renewable Energy (RE) and Alternative Fuel, and create energy security in accordance with Department of Defense (DoD) mandates and the Marine Corps stated objectives for its installation energy strategy. This analysis will assist the Marine Corps to determine specific actions to create energy resiliency programs at PPB and future sites.
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