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Title: Development of energy screening criteria for use of natural gas-fueled technologies in the Department of Defense : preliminary investigation
Authors: Taylor, William R.
Keywords: Natural gas
Energy conservation--United States--Planning
Life cycle costing
Energy conservation--Planning--United States
Publisher: Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Interim Report (Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (U.S.)) ; 97/23
Abstract: The Department of Defense (DOD) is considering the application of natural gas (NG) technologies to decrease the life-cycle cost of delivering energy to its installations. To place the appropriate priority on NG technologies, estimates of the potential impact are needed. One method of estimating is to use the Renewables and Energy Efficiency Planning (REEP) program developed at the U.S. Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratories (USACERL). However, the current version of REEP evaluates only the most basic NG technologies. This study identifies additional advanced NG technologies, and will develop the necessary algorithms and incorporate them into the REEP program to analyze DOD energy and air emissions impacts. This interim report briefly describes DOD natural gas consumption, efforts to reduce costs through centralized purchase of natural gas (by the Defense Fuel Supply Center), and DOD demonstration programs to encourage appropriate use of natural gas technologies. This initial stage of the study developed a preliminary list of NG technologies for possible inclusion into the REEP program, and also performed an initial REEP analysis using the existing gas technologies in REEP.
Description: Interim Report
Gov't Doc #: USACERL Interim Report 97/23
Rights: Approved for Public Release; Distribution is Unlimited
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