Need to lower the Dam Rule Curve to allow for at least ullage for 1-2 storms

September 29th, 2011 1 Comment   Posted in Dam water release
 
With the series of storms battering the Philippines, it is now necessary to do pre-emptive discharge of excess dam water in order to avoid catastrophic release from dams equipped with spillways, as against the over-flow dams which have no control. More »

Energy Balance for Power, Heat, Cooling

September 27th, 2011 No Comments   Posted in Trigeneration and Cogeneration

Energy Balance for Power, Heat, Cooling

Addressing climate change and global warming needs effective counter measures such as reducing GHG emission from carbon dioxide emitted by fossil-fired power plants.

Using tri-generation systems is one effective measure that could be used to reduce fuel consumption  as it increases energy utilization efficiency from the traditional 33% for Rankin steam cycles (oil, gas, coal thermal) to 54% for combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) to tri-generation (power, heat, cooling) that could utilize as much as 85% of the fossil energy.

When the simultaneous provision of power, process heat and space cooling or refrigeration is required in an industry and commercial building such as hotels, hospitals, office buildings and computer data centers, then tri-generation sytems is a good investment as it offers cost and energy saving to the building owner and the country.

Your energy technology expert has prepared an easy-to-use Excel model for preparing an energy balance for power, heat, chilled water (tri-generation) and co-generation (power, heat) system More »

How the US could regain its lost economic power – getting out quickly from the market crash due to credit downgrade

September 22nd, 2011 No Comments   Posted in global financial meltdown

How the US could regain its lost economic power – getting out quickly from the market crash due to credit downgrade
 
The only way for America to regain its lost economic power are as follows:

1) Devalue the US dollar to make your exports competitive and imports expensive since under World Trade Organization (WTO) it is not allowed to impose quantitative restrictions.

2) US workers accept a 50% cut in salaries, wages and benefits since devaluating the currency is not enough to make US production of goods and services competitive. You need the combined effect of devaluation and salary cuts.

3) US to print only US dollar notes to purchase domestic US gold production and to convert foreign exchange earnings from its exports – the US dollar must be backed by gold and forex earnings so that it will not fuel inflation. More »

How to run my state-of-the-art personal financial planner (also business model planner)

September 15th, 2011 6 Comments   Posted in personal financial planning

How to run my state-of-the-art personal financial planner (also business model planner)

Yes again, your energy technology and financial planning expert has done it again.

I am launching my top-of-the-line financial planner. It is used in creating your beginning balance sheet, then as you operate your company, forecast the income streams as well as expense streams to arrive at the ending balance sheet.

If there is a need to re-structure short-term and credit-card debt of high interest with longer-term debt of lower interest rate and longer repayment period, this financial model will help you decide the level of borrowing, or given your proposed longer-term borrowing, the model will provide the ending cash position (which is a balancing number and could be solved easily using the excel function “goal seek” which adjusts the cash position so that the variance between assets vs liabilities and equity is zero). More »

Linear Programming (LP) Model for Cogeneration and Trigeneration – raising energy utilization efficiency

September 3rd, 2011 No Comments   Posted in Trigeneration and Cogeneration

Linear Programming (LP) Model for Cogeneration and Trigeneration – raising energy utilization efficiency

With the world running out of cheap fossil fuels (crude oil, coal, natural gas), and with continued rise of their prices in the international market, the world is exhausting all possible means of minimizing the impact of diminished supply and expensive cost of fossil fuels.

Among the response of the world’s leading economies as well as emerging economies is to raise energy utilization efficiency in power generation using cogeneration and trigeneration. When the simultaneous provision of electricity and process heat as well as cooling or refrigeration is desirable, the use of cogeneration and trigeneration will raise efficiency from the usual 33% of rankine thermal power systems (oil, gas, coal, biomass thermal) to 56% for cogeneration power systems (oil, gas, biomass) up to 80-90% with trigeneration.

Linear Programming (LP) and setting up LP models to optimize a number of processes and business models is an expertise close to the heart of the energy technology expert. As the LP model custodian of the Petron Bataan Refinery, he was involved in the re-structuring of the refinery’s cost minimization LP model to a profit maximization LP model that ensured that expensive intermediate process streams are blended to the higher valued products which a cost minimization model could not distinguish from. More »

How to Get Out of Credit Card Debt – Get a 3-5 year bank loan

September 3rd, 2011 No Comments   Posted in financial modeling expert

How to Get Out of Credit Card Debt – Get a 3-5 year bank loan

Yes, your technology expert and business development consultant who is also a personal financial planner and married to a chartered personal financial planner has demonstrated that getting a short term loan of 1.67% per month (20% p.a.) for 3 years is far a better way out of a credit card debt of 3.5% per month interest (42% per year) and 5% minimum payment of amount due. The 5% minimum due is calculated by adding the 3.5% interest due to the outstanding balance. A simulation by the expert has shown that paying the 5% minimum due will only liquidate the date after 20 years (1 / 0.05 = 20 years).

Here is a sample calculation that will prove that consolidating all your credit card debts into a single or split bank loan of lower interest and 3-5 year term is the better choice. More »