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    Evaluation of Process and Economic Feasibility of Implementing a Topping Cycle Cogeneration

    Unique Karki*, Bhaskaran Gopalakrishnan

    Energy Engineering, Vol.120, No.2, pp. 345-365, 2023, DOI:10.32604/ee.2023.025600

    Abstract Industrial applications that require steam for their end-use generally utilize steam boilers that are typically oversized, citing operations flexibility. Similarly, gas turbine-based power plants corroborate a gas turbine system that may eventually relieve the usable exhaust into the atmosphere. This study explores the economic and technical feasibility of a topping cycle combined heat and power (CHP) system. It does so by leveraging a partially loaded boiler or gas turbine by increasing its unused load to generate steam and heat for subsequent usage. To this end, a decision support tool (COGENTEC) was developed, which emulates a given facility’s boiler or gas-turbine… More > Graphic Abstract

    Evaluation of Process and Economic Feasibility of Implementing a Topping Cycle Cogeneration

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    Determination of Effectiveness of Energy Management System in Buildings

    Vivash Karki1, Roseline Mostafa2, Bhaskaran Gopalakrishnan2,*, Derek R. Johnson3

    Energy Engineering, Vol.120, No.2, pp. 561-586, 2023, DOI:10.32604/ee.2023.025218

    Abstract Building Energy Management Systems (BEMS) are computer-based systems that aid in managing, controlling, and monitoring the building technical services and energy consumption by equipment used in the building. The effectiveness of BEMS is dependent upon numerous factors, among which the operational characteristics of the building and the BEMS control parameters also play an essential role. This research develops a user-driven simulation tool where users can input the building parameters and BEMS controls to determine the effectiveness of their BEMS. The simulation tool gives the user the flexibility to understand the potential energy savings by employing specific BEMS control and help… More > Graphic Abstract

    Determination of Effectiveness of Energy Management System in Buildings

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    Optimal Scheduling Method of Cogeneration System with Heat Storage Device Based on Memetic Algorithm

    Haibo Li1,*, Yibao Wang1, Xinfu Pang1, Wei Liu1, Xu Zhang2

    Energy Engineering, Vol.120, No.2, pp. 317-343, 2023, DOI:10.32604/ee.2023.023715

    Abstract Electric-heat coupling characteristics of a cogeneration system and the operating mode of fixing electricity with heat are the main reasons for wind abandonment during the heating season in the Three North area. To improve the wind-power absorption capacity and operating economy of the system, the structure of the system is improved by adding a heat storage device and an electric boiler. First, aiming at the minimum operating cost of the system, the optimal scheduling model of the cogeneration system, including a heat storage device and electric boiler, is constructed. Second, according to the characteristics of the problem, a cultural gene… More >

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    Location and Capacity Determination Method of Electric Vehicle Charging Station Based on Simulated Annealing Immune Particle Swarm Optimization

    Jiulong Sun1, Yanbo Che1,*, Ting Yang1, Jian Zhang2, Yibin Cai1

    Energy Engineering, Vol.120, No.2, pp. 367-384, 2023, DOI:10.32604/ee.2023.023661

    Abstract As the number of electric vehicles (EVs) continues to grow and the demand for charging infrastructure is also increasing, how to improve the charging infrastructure has become a bottleneck restricting the development of EVs. In other words, reasonably planning the location and capacity of charging stations is important for development of the EV industry and the safe and stable operation of the power system. Considering the construction and maintenance of the charging station, the distribution network loss of the charging station, and the economic loss on the user side of the EV, this paper takes the node and capacity of… More > Graphic Abstract

    Location and Capacity Determination Method of Electric Vehicle Charging Station Based on Simulated Annealing Immune Particle Swarm Optimization

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    ARTICLE

    Numerical Simulation of Contamination Accumulation Characteristics of Composite Insulators in Salt Fog Environment

    Yukun Lv, Zeze Chen*, Quanzhi Ge, Qian Wang, Yazhao Zhang

    Energy Engineering, Vol.120, No.2, pp. 483-499, 2023, DOI:10.32604/ee.2023.023649

    Abstract To investigate the fouling characteristics of the composite insulator surface under the salt fog environment, the FXBW-110/120-2 composite insulator was taken as the research object. Based on the field-induced charge mechanism, the multi-physical field coupling software COMSOL was used to numerically simulate the fouling characteristics, explored the calculation method of ESDD, and demonstrated its rationality. Based on this method, the pollution characteristics of the composite insulator under the pollution fog environment were studied, and the influence of wind speed, droplet size, and voltage type on the pollution characteristics of the composite insulator was analyzed. The results showed that: with the… More > Graphic Abstract

    Numerical Simulation of Contamination Accumulation Characteristics of Composite Insulators in Salt Fog Environment

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    ARTICLE

    A Double-Ended Protection Principle for an LCC-VSC-MTDC System with Strong Anti-Interference Ability

    Chuanjian Wu, Dahai Zhang*, Jinghan He

    Energy Engineering, Vol.120, No.2, pp. 299-316, 2023, DOI:10.32604/ee.2023.023532

    Abstract The DC grid technology of multi-power supply and multi-drop-point power reception is an effective solution for large-scale renewable energy integration into the power grid. Line-commutated converter-Voltage source converter (LCC-VSC) power grids are one of the more important developmental directions of the future power grid that have occured in recent years. But the multi-terminal high voltage direct current system has the problems of inconsistent boundary characteristics, inconsistent control, and fault response characteristics, which puts higher requirements on the protection scheme. Thus, a completely new protection principle is proposed in this paper. Firstly, the fault characteristics of distributed capacitance current are analyzed.… More >

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    A Survey of the Researches on Grid-Connected Solar Power Generation Systems and Power Forecasting Methods Based on Ground-Based Cloud Atlas

    Xing Deng1,2, Feipeng Da1,*, Haijian Shao2, Xia Wang3

    Energy Engineering, Vol.120, No.2, pp. 385-408, 2023, DOI:10.32604/ee.2023.023480

    Abstract Photovoltaic power generating is one of the primary methods of utilizing solar energy resources, with large-scale photovoltaic grid-connected power generation being the most efficient way to fully utilize solar energy. In order to provide reference strategies for pertinent researchers as well as potential implementation, this paper tries to provide a survey investigation and technical analysis of machine learning-related approaches, statistical approaches and optimization techniques for solar power generation and forecasting. Deep learning-related methods, in particular, can theoretically handle arbitrary nonlinear transformations through proper model structural design, such as hidden layer topology optimization and objective function analysis to save information that… More > Graphic Abstract

    A Survey of the Researches on Grid-Connected Solar Power Generation Systems and Power Forecasting Methods Based on Ground-Based Cloud Atlas

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    ARTICLE

    Operation State of the Wind Turbine Pitch System Based on Fuzzy Comprehensive Evaluation

    Anfeng Zhu1, Qiancheng Zhao1,*, Lin Gui1, Tianlong Yang1, Xuebing Yang2

    Energy Engineering, Vol.120, No.2, pp. 425-444, 2023, DOI:10.32604/ee.2023.023049

    Abstract To ensure wind turbine (WT) safe operations and improve the utilization rate of wind energy, effective evaluation of the operation state of the pitch system is critical. Therefore, a new method was proposed to evaluate the operation state of the pitch system of WT based on fuzzy comprehensive evaluation. Firstly, based on SCADA data, the working state of the pitch system under rated power state and power state of WT were analyzed. Secondly, through the analysis of characteristic parameters and physical mechanism of the pitch system, the consistency principle of characteristic parameters, the stability principle of power under rated state,… More >

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    ARTICLE

    Title Supersonic Condensation and Separation Characteristics of CO2-Rich Natural Gas under Different Pressures

    Yong Zheng1, Lei Zhao1, Yujiang Wang1, Feng Chang1, Weijia Dong2,*, Xinying Liu2, Yunfei Li2, Xiaohan Zhang2, Ziyuan Zhao3

    Energy Engineering, Vol.120, No.2, pp. 529-540, 2023, DOI:10.32604/ee.2023.022765

    Abstract Supersonic separation technology is a new natural gas sweetening method for the treatment of natural gas with high CO2 (carbon dioxide) content. The structures of the Laval nozzle and the supersonic separator were designed, and the mathematical models of supersonic condensation and swirling separation for CO2-CH4 mixture gas were established. The supersonic condensation characteristics of CO2 in natural gas and the separation characteristics of condensed droplets under different inlet pressures were studied. The results show that higher inlet pressure results in a larger droplet radius and higher liquid phase mass fraction; additionally, the influence of centrifugal force is more pronounced,… More >

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    Energy Loss Analysis of Distributed Rooftop Photovoltaics in Industrial Parks

    Yu Xiao1,2, Kai Li1,2, Hongqiao Huang1,2, Haibo Tan1,2, Hua Li3,*

    Energy Engineering, Vol.120, No.2, pp. 511-527, 2023, DOI:10.32604/ee.2023.022750

    Abstract The analysis of the loss of distributed photovoltaic power generation systems involves the interests of energy users, energy-saving service companies, and power grid companies, so it has always been the focus of the industry and society in some manner or another. However, the related analysis for an actual case that considers different cooperative corporations’ benefits is lacking in the presently available literature. This paper takes the distributed rooftop photovoltaic power generation project in an industrial park as the object, studies the analysis and calculation methods of line loss and transformer loss, analyzes the change of transformer loss under different temperatures… More >

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