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Next for nuclear: Energy arbitrage
Can nuclear power plants prosper in the grid of 2030 or 2035, when new wind and solar farms will make electricity prices even more volatile? Can plants install energy storage that will help them keep running at full power, 24/7, to ride out times of surplus and sell their energy only when prices are high?
Federico Di Rocco, Dan G. Cacuci, Madalina C. Badea
Nuclear Science and Engineering | Volume 185 | Number 3 | March 2017 | Pages 549-603
Technical Paper | dx.doi.org/10.1080/00295639.2017.1279943
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This paper provides the results of the adjoint sensitivity model developed in the accompanying Part I for a natural draft counter-flow cooling tower. The selected responses are (1) outlet air temperature, (2) outlet water temperature, (3) outlet water mass flow rate, (4) air outlet relative humidity, and (5) air mass flow rate. Explicit expressions for the best-estimate nominal values of the model parameters and responses are also provided, together with the best-estimate reduced standard deviations of the predicted model parameters and responses. The results stemming from this work show that the PM_CMPS procedure reduces the predicted standard deviations of all responses and model parameters.