Proof-of-concept for a green energy linear program for optimizing deployments

James M. Taylor, Betty N. Love

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Abstract

The US military has spent billions of dollars and sacrificed many lives in the effort to bring electrical power services and the fuel that drives the generators to forward-deployed bases in Afghanistan and Iraq over the past 10 years. In an effort to reduce some of these tremendous costs, the US military has considered using alternative energy sources to generate electricity and reduce costs and exposure of fuel truck convoys. While some research [10] has used detailed software packages to model the electrical demand and renewable energy production tradeoffs in this environment, the impact of operational constraints is not readily apparent. The Green Energy Linear Program for Optimizing Deployments (GELPOD) is a proof-of-concept model that uses a linear program to optimize the combat deployment of energy generation systems while taking into account operational constraints of the mission. Results show a reduction in both cost and casualties for renewable energy sources that is highly dependent on fuel cost and deployment length. In the near term, energy demand reduction has potential for payoffs in both cost and casualty reduction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationDefense and Military Modeling and Simulation 2012, DMMS 2012 - 2012 Autumn Simulation Multiconference, AutumnSim 2012
Pages151-155
Number of pages5
Edition15
StatePublished - Dec 1 2012
EventDefense and Military Modeling and Simulation 2012, DMMS 2012, Part of the 2012 Autumn Simulation Multiconference, AutumnSim 2012 - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Oct 28 2012Oct 31 2012

Publication series

NameSimulation Series
Number15
Volume44
ISSN (Print)0735-9276

Other

OtherDefense and Military Modeling and Simulation 2012, DMMS 2012, Part of the 2012 Autumn Simulation Multiconference, AutumnSim 2012
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period10/28/1210/31/12

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Keywords

  • Combat deployment
  • Linear program
  • Logistics
  • Optimization
  • Renewable energy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications

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Taylor, J. M., & Love, B. N. (2012). Proof-of-concept for a green energy linear program for optimizing deployments. In Defense and Military Modeling and Simulation 2012, DMMS 2012 - 2012 Autumn Simulation Multiconference, AutumnSim 2012 (15 ed., pp. 151-155). (Simulation Series; Vol. 44, No. 15).

Proof-of-concept for a green energy linear program for optimizing deployments. / Taylor, James M.; Love, Betty N.

Defense and Military Modeling and Simulation 2012, DMMS 2012 - 2012 Autumn Simulation Multiconference, AutumnSim 2012. 15. ed. 2012. p. 151-155 (Simulation Series; Vol. 44, No. 15).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Taylor, JM & Love, BN 2012, Proof-of-concept for a green energy linear program for optimizing deployments. in Defense and Military Modeling and Simulation 2012, DMMS 2012 - 2012 Autumn Simulation Multiconference, AutumnSim 2012. 15 edn, Simulation Series, no. 15, vol. 44, pp. 151-155, Defense and Military Modeling and Simulation 2012, DMMS 2012, Part of the 2012 Autumn Simulation Multiconference, AutumnSim 2012, San Diego, CA, United States, 10/28/12.
Taylor JM, Love BN. Proof-of-concept for a green energy linear program for optimizing deployments. In Defense and Military Modeling and Simulation 2012, DMMS 2012 - 2012 Autumn Simulation Multiconference, AutumnSim 2012. 15 ed. 2012. p. 151-155. (Simulation Series; 15).
Taylor, James M. ; Love, Betty N. / Proof-of-concept for a green energy linear program for optimizing deployments. Defense and Military Modeling and Simulation 2012, DMMS 2012 - 2012 Autumn Simulation Multiconference, AutumnSim 2012. 15. ed. 2012. pp. 151-155 (Simulation Series; 15).
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