Modeling and Simulation Roadmap to Enhance Electrical Energy security of U.S. Naval Bases
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The enhancement of the electrical energy security of Navy bases within the continental U.S. has been studied using an approach based on modeling and simulation, with the intent to achieve real time control and energy management. The commercially available software packages are reviewed and the most suitable ones are indicated. A notional base was developed and used for this study. Its format is general enough to be able to be used as a template for each specific Navy installation. Several preliminary simulations using commercial software have been performed on the power system of this notional base addressing a variety of operating scenarios including islanded mode and the impact of wind and solar power sources. Results of steady state and transient operation are also reviewed. The results of these simulations indicate that existing software packages available today, with proper adaptations, can provide a well validated and consistent process for evaluating power system architectures and technologies and, therefore, can become a valuable tool for the implementation of the described plan for Navy bases. The study concludes giving the details of the roadmap to move forward in the process of energy security enhancement of U.S. Navy bases through modeling and simulation.