Renewable energy and storage implementation in Naval Station Pearl Harbor
MetadataShow full item record
The purpose of this project is to examine the feasibility and cost effectiveness of liquid air energy storage and microgrid options to meet power demand aboard Naval Station Pearl Harbor. This infrastructure serves multiple Navy objectives, including providing standalone power support to endure emergency situations, providing pierside power for Navy vessels, enhancing the Navy’s cost savings from the proposed utility scale West Loch solar PV project, and helping to meet the Navy’s and Hawaii’s renewable energy goals in accordance with Department of Defense mandates and Navy-stated objectives for energy self-sufficiency and the goals of the Hawaiian Clean Energy Initiative. The results indicate that, in grid-tied operation, a solar PV alone is the option with the highest financial net present value. Microturbines are the least-cost option to assure backup power in the event of a grid outage. The microgrid model in this study does not account for the possibility of using demand management to minimize power bills. Storage coupled with the proper control equipment and algorithms for demand management could improve its NPV by accounting for savings from arbitrage. This analysis will assist the Commander Navy Region Hawaii to determine specific actions to provide energy resiliency and self-sufficiency at Pearl Harbor.
Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
İlter, Kağan (Monterey, California : Naval Postgraduate School, 2012-12);Energy and maritime-history affairs have played particularly important parts in the alignment of regional and international relations in the Eastern Mediterranean, and Turkey has played a pivotal regional role in all these ...
Barton, John T. (Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 1998);Energy conservation protects the environment and saves money. The United States have achieved outstanding results so far in energy conservation and efficiency since the oil crises in the 1970's. Yet there are enormous ...
Analysis of Marine Corps renewable energy planning to meet installation energy security requirements Chisom, Christopher M.; Templenton, Jack C., II (Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School, 2013-12);The purpose of this thesis is to analyze Marine Corps installation energy consumption and the pursuit of increased renewable energy generation goals across Marine Corps installations. The main objective of this report is ...