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dc.contributor.advisorHuynh, Thomas V.
dc.contributor.advisorEnder, Tommer R.
dc.contributor.authorLaw, Derek J.,Tyley, Scott M.
dc.date12-Jun
dc.date.accessioned2012-07-30T23:15:59Z
dc.date.available2012-07-30T23:15:59Z
dc.date.issued2012-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/7374
dc.description.abstractEnergy systems in Afghanistan are currently limited to diesel only solutions. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) do not have means to optimize various energy solutions when designing or modifying Afghanistan National Security Force (ANSF) installations in Afghanistan. The logistics of transporting diesel fuel increases risk to personnel and operations security, and can have a myriad of obscured costs. The purpose of this research is to develop an approach to prioritize multiple stakeholder needs and optimize a power portfolio based on actual environmental conditions. The approach seeks to reduce problems associated with fossil fuel systems by supplementing diesel generators with renewable energy solutions. The approach produces the data necessary to generate a rubric containing optimal combinations of energy systems to include both renewable and diesel power sources. The rubric aids in determining energy system characteristics for any given location in Afghanistan. The results demonstrate millions of dollars in savings while simultaneously reducing risk to operations and personnel in Afghanistan. This approach can be adapted to any region on the globe.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/developmentndapp109457374
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.titleDevelopment and Application of an Approach to Optimize Renewable Energy Systems in Afghanistanen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentSystems Engineering (SE)
dc.subject.authorHOMERen_US
dc.subject.authorrenewable energyen_US
dc.subject.authormulti-attributeen_US
dc.subject.authordecision-makingen_US
dc.subject.authorMADMen_US
dc.subject.authormulti-attribute decision making for renewable energy systemsen_US
dc.subject.authorMRESen_US
dc.subject.authorquality function deploymenten_US
dc.subject.authorQFDen_US
dc.subject.authoranalytic hierarchy processen_US
dc.subject.authorAHPen_US
dc.subject.authorcorps of engineersen_US
dc.subject.authorUSACEen_US
dc.subject.authorrenewableen_US
dc.subject.authorenergyen_US
dc.subject.authorpoweren_US
dc.subject.authorAfghanistanen_US
dc.subject.authordieselen_US
dc.subject.authorfuelen_US
dc.subject.authorenergy securityen_US
dc.subject.authoroptimal energy rubricen_US
dc.description.serviceCaptain, United States Air Force,Captain, United States Air Forceen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Science in Systems Engineeringen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Science in Systems Engineering Managementen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineSystems Engineering and Master of Science In Systems Engineering Managementen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)en_US


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