Large Scale Desalination as a Cost Effective, Controlled Electric Load Resource

G. T. Heydt, M. Al-Muhaini, E. Kyriakides

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Abstract

Desalination of seawater and river water is a known technology with the capability of addressing the needs for clean and clear water. The process has a unique capability of storage which has a nexus to energy storage. The concomitant potential for system load factor improvement is discussed here, and the potential for favorable net present value of desalination plants is discussed. Application areas are also discussed. One conclusion is that desalination offers a real possibility for power marketing and this is especially attractive in view of the decline of electric energy sales in North America over the last eight years. As an example, a rough estimate of the electric energy requirement for California is given if 10% of statewide clean water is obtained by desalination. The paper also gives a brief overview of desalination internationally.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2018 North American Power Symposium, NAPS 2018
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781538671382
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2 2019
Event2018 North American Power Symposium, NAPS 2018 - Fargo, United States
Duration: Sep 9 2018Sep 11 2018

Publication series

Name2018 North American Power Symposium, NAPS 2018

Conference

Conference2018 North American Power Symposium, NAPS 2018
CountryUnited States
CityFargo
Period9/9/189/11/18

Keywords

  • Desalination
  • Dynamic programming
  • Electric energy sales
  • Electric power demand
  • Load factor
  • Water resources
  • Water storage

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Control and Optimization

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    Heydt, G. T., Al-Muhaini, M., & Kyriakides, E. (2019). Large Scale Desalination as a Cost Effective, Controlled Electric Load Resource. In 2018 North American Power Symposium, NAPS 2018 [8600619] (2018 North American Power Symposium, NAPS 2018). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/NAPS.2018.8600619