Reaction to Mr. Bill Gates’ post on CLEAN ENERGY

February 25th, 2016 No Comments   Posted in Clean Energy

Reaction to Mr. Bill Gates’ post on CLEAN ENERGY

Hi Mr. Bill Gates:

Thanks for keeping the focus on CLEAN ENERGY, and how best to achieve an economic and environmental balance for its future use and mankind’s benefit.

This would require, I believe, easy access to a set of tools and processes that will automate and institutionalize the technical and economic analysis of renewable energy (RE) projects and non-RE projects to determine feasibility, provide inputs to both short-term and long-term optimal dispatch and capacity expansion planning, in order to achieve optimum energy and power generation mix, least cost of energy, lower fuel consumption, reduced GHG emission, sulfur emission and global warming impact of the power industry. More »

Economic Model (Project Finance Model) for a CFB Power Plant (coal, biomass)

February 24th, 2016 No Comments   Posted in financial models

Economic Model (Project Finance Model) for a CFB Power Plant (coal, biomass)

I am pleased to announce the availability of a new project finance model for a CFB power plant that can burn both coal and biomass.

The model accepts the following information: More »

Why coal and renewables complement one another

January 25th, 2016 No Comments   Posted in Philippine Energy Mix

Why coal and renewables complement one another

In many literatures on energy and environment, electricity and climate policies, the dominant view is that fossil fuels in general, and coal power in particular, are the “enemies” of sustainable development. This should not be the case. The truth is that coal power plays a complementary and not contradictory role to development. Three sets of data will show why. More »

How to avoid the most common SUA – waiting for green light in a traffic stop

December 28th, 2015 No Comments   Posted in sudden unintended acceleration

How to avoid the most common SUA – waiting for green light in a traffic stop

Wishing you Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

After reading all the technical papers on SUA, it appears that the most common SUA is during a stop waiting for the traffic light to change from red to green.

The habit of idling in gear (drive) with your foot on the brake to prevent the vehicle from moving forward causes a drop in engine RPM (additional mechanical load for idling in gear), drop in voltage (additional electrical load by brake lights), and further drop in engine power (air-con compressor cuts in).

As the voltage drops due to lower engines power and speed, the idling controller is commanded by the computer box to raise RPM to recharge the battery.

And if the alternator is under-sized, or the battery is unable to store the charge because it is old or faulty, then the computer will keep on demanding a higher RPM, and ultimately results in an SUA, unless the driver immediately shifts to neutral gear or turns off the engine. So the best protection against SUA – once you stop in a traffic light, shift immediately to neutral and avoid stepping on the foot brake by engaging the hand brake.

Better, turn off air-con compressor and just engage fan only to avoid additional mechanical and electrical loads that will cause the engine RPM to drop and avoid losing battery charge and need for computer to raise engine RPM leading to an SUA event.

Also, after a night’s driving in heavy traffic, always idle the SUV for 3-5 minutes to normalize engine performance and turn-off engine at idle speed so the computer memorizes this last setting (never turn-off while revving up).

The following morning, always start in park (P) and idle for 3-5 minutes to observe engine performance, with the engine stabilized at low idle (not high idle when you turn on engine for the first time), before you drive off in reverse or drive.

Have an SUA-free holiday to all.

MITSUBISHI MONTERO SPORTS – The SUV with SUA: Causes and How to Avoid It

December 24th, 2015 No Comments   Posted in MITSUBISHI MONTERO

MITSUBISHI MONTERO SPORTS – The SUV with SUA: Causes and How to Avoid It

It has been reported in media: printed, TV and social media – that over 90+ cases of sudden un-intended acceleration or SUA that have caused death, bodily injury and property damage have been experienced by owners of MITSUBISHI MONTERO SPORTS, a hot-selling SUV in the Philippines, and that the local MITSUBISHI company has denied that there is nothing wrong with their SUV and dismissed the cause simply as driver error.

Your energy technology expert believes otherwise. There is an inherent defect in this electronic throttle controlled SUV: at idling speed, and with heavy engine load (idling in gear with aircon compressor on) and electrical load (stepping on brakes, aircon fan, headlights and accessories on such as on-board TV, radio), the SUV’s alternator could not charge adequately the battery; hence, the computer box issues a command to the electronic throttle to inject more fuel to raise engine speed RPM to correct a transient negative voltage event.

Read on so you may avoid experiencing this runaway bride. More »

How to Design a Mini-Hydro Power Plant

November 13th, 2015 No Comments   Posted in hydro power

How to Design a Mini-Hydro Power Plant

 

Excel programs to help you automate your design, optimize penstock diameter and determine economic viability and prepare feasibility studies

Take advantage of the Christmas Holiday Big Discount Sale.

Order now your top-of-the-line this December your advanced Excel programs for designing a mini-hydro to develop a number of design alternatives and run the project finance models at various exceedance (% of the time a given flow is exceeded) in order to optimize hydro plant capacity and configuration as well as determine the optimal penstock diameters.

Mini-hydro Power Plant Design Toolkit.xlsm

ADV Mini-hydro Power Plant Project Finance Model.xlsm

Sample Feasibility Study for a Mini-Hydro Power Project.pdf

To order, email me at my Gmail account:

energydataexpert@gmail.com

To remit payment, use my PayPal account:

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To download the complete article with the tables, pictures and graphs – please download the file below (click the link below):

How to Design a Mini-Hydro Power Plant – Copy

Here is the article (minus the tables, pictures and graphs):

Since time immemorial, the earth has been blessed with an endless cycle of rain falling from the sky, onto the watershed, flowing as run-off into the rivers, lakes, groundwater, and finally into the oceans where it picks up the Sun’s limitless energy to evaporate again and join the clouds, only to be cooled by the shadow of the earth as cold winds precipitate the saturated vapors that falls again to repeat the cycle. More »

How to calculate power plant emissions – by mass

April 9th, 2015 No Comments   Posted in power plant emissions

How to calculate power plant emissions – by mass

Yes, your technology expert has prepared an easy to understand and to use Excel model for calculating power plant emissions by mass. It costs only USD 126. So please order now.

Meaning, given the fuel mass rate and fuel composition, power output and capacity factor, the model will calculate the mass flow rate of the emissions (not including the excess air components).

If you need to know the flue gas mass rate and volumetric rate, then you have to purchase also my other model – power plant emissions by concentration. You may order now for only USD 200. More »

The Ultimate Personal Financial Planning Tool (Excel Model) for Simulating Debt Consolidation

March 14th, 2015 No Comments   Posted in personal financial planning

The Ultimate Personal Financial Planning Tool (Excel Model) for Simulating Debt Consolidation

If you need financial advice, are in great debt (credit card, bank loans, personal debt), my wife “Bokbok Ocampo” can help you.

She has an excellent financial model for testing your best debt reduction and debt exit strategy – increase income, reduce expenses, simplify lifestyle, sell assets to pay-off debt, extend your loan with lower interest from your lender to match your income with your reduced amortization, take a loan from a friendly bank with lower interest and longer repayment terms to pay-off your expensive credit card debt and bank loan, etc.

The spreadsheet will allow you to enter all your incomes, expenses, assets, debts, depreciation schedule, amortization schedule, to summarize your income & expense statement, estimate income tax, net income after tax, cash flow and balance sheet. It will show how you gradually increase income, reduce expenses, lower your outstanding balances, and have more cash flows which you could invest to augment your income and pay-off further your debts.

She can also present a retirement plan and a personal financial plan that includes mitigating risks from debilitating illness and premature demise. Don’t wait till your too old to do something to ensure a comfortable retirement, so you may serve our Divine Master longer and with greater service.

More »

Integrated Wind Prospecting, Wind Resource Assessment, Annual Power Generation and Capacity Factor, and Wind Project Finance Model with Monte Carlo Simulation (Ver. 4)

February 11th, 2015 No Comments   Posted in wind energy and power

Integrated Wind Prospecting, Wind Resource Assessment, Annual Power Generation and Capacity Factor, and Wind Project Finance Model with Monte Carlo Simulation (Ver. 4)

Yes, your energy technology expert has done it again.

Version 4 has been released that integrates all the steps needed in fully developing your wind energy project.

It combines the data entry of the wind velocity profile of the prospective wind farm site (from wind mast anemometer monitoring or from 3-TIER, NREL wind profile database), interpolation of daily and hourly wind speed (even up to 15-minute pulse if needed by the TRANSCO / GRID operator), look-up tables for the various wind turbine generator manufacturers, calculation of annual power generation and capacity factor, overnight capital cost of wind turbine and its fixed and variable O&M costs, and project finance modeling (deterministic with option for both deterministic and stochastic modeling using Monte Carlo Simulation). More »

Performance of Wind Turbine Generators from MONTE CARLO SIMULATION of Wind Speed

February 6th, 2015 No Comments   Posted in Monte Carlo Simulation

Performance of Wind Turbine Generators from MONTE CARLO SIMULATION of Wind Speed

Be a wind energy and power generation expert.

Follow the methodology and explanation below. Get hold of the advanced tools too, namely:

 

1) Wind energy resource monitoring (from wind anemometer measurements and data logger or wind map and resource providers such as 3-TIER, NREL, etc.)

2) Monte Carlo Simulation of wind speed (wind speed = average wind speed +/- standard deviation)

3) Annual power generation using power curve of wind turbine model and calculation of capacity factor

4) Overnight capital cost per kW of major wind turbine manufacturers

5) Project finance modeling (deterministic and stochastic with Monte Carlo Simulation) More »

Stochastic (Probabilistic) Wind Turbine Simulator for Annual Power Output and Capacity Factor

February 4th, 2015 No Comments   Posted in wind energy and power

Stochastic (Probabilistic) Wind Turbine Simulator for Annual Power Output and Capacity Factor

 Wind Turbine Generator (WTG) is the current darling of the renewable energy power generation industry.

It is clean, generally available, and cost-effective. It’s power output, however, is very variable, ever changing by the hour with time.

Now with the instantaneous wind speed as a function of the average speed +/- the positive and negative deviation multiplied by a random fraction, the probable wind speed and thus the power output can be simulated, and when aggregated in 24 x 365 hours in a year, the annual energy output and annual capacity factor is determined.

And using statistical analysis, the expected value (mean), standard error, median, standard deviation, variance, skewness and Kurtosis are calculated for both the annual energy output and annual capacity factor. More »

How to keep flying safe again – learn the basics of flying without sophisticated instruments

December 30th, 2014 No Comments   Posted in Air Safety

How to keep flying safe again – learn the basics of flying without sophisticated instruments

After going through the various news reports and expert analysis on why airplane get lost in the air, fall down from the sky, stall, get its pitot tubes blocked by air crystals, planes not transmitting real-time data on exact location, engine performance, plane integrity – it is about time that a new paradigm in air safety is made: More »

Capital Cost, Maintenance Cost, Levelized Tariff and Levelized Cost of Nuclear Power Plant – advanced project finance model

October 6th, 2014 No Comments   Posted in cost of power generation

Capital Cost, Maintenance Cost, Levelized Tariff and Levelized Cost of Nuclear Power Plant – advanced project finance model

This latest update will present the following:

1) The summary inputs and outputs from runs using the advanced project finance models for conventional, fossil, nuclear and renewable energy power generation technologies.

2) The worksheets or tabs of the advanced project finance model More »

Advanced (ADV) Project Finance Models for Conventional, Fossil, Nuclear and Renewable Energy Power Generation Technologies – Price List and Specs

September 28th, 2014 No Comments   Posted in cost of power generation

Advanced (ADV) Project Finance Models for Conventional, Fossil, Nuclear and Renewable Energy Power Generation Technologies – Price List and Specs (offer up to Sep 30, 2014 only)

Your power generation technology selection expert is pleased to make a final call to all project finance and power plant modelers to purchase the Advanced (ADV) Project Finance Models for Conventional, Fossil, Nuclear and Renewable Energy Power Generation Technologies.

The model consists of the following worksheets/tabs: More »

Why the Philippines is Lacking in Power Supply Always and is Expensive Compared to its Asian Neighbors

September 24th, 2014 No Comments   Posted in cost of power generation

Why the Philippines is Lacking in Power Supply Always and is Expensive Compared to its Asian Neighbors

Following is the outline of my power point presentation on “Why the Philippines is Lacking in Power Supply Always” and  why the Philippines has one of the highest power rate in Asia and the World.

If you need the pdf version, please email me so I could respond to your request.

 “Why the Philippines is Lacking in Power Supply Always”

By: Marcial T. Ocampo

        Energy Technology Selection and Optimization Consultant at

        OMT Energy Enterprises More »

Summary of inputs and results for project finance models for various power generation technologies – up to Sep 30, 2014 only

September 14th, 2014 No Comments   Posted in cost of power generation

Summary of inputs and results for project finance models for various power generation technologies – up to Sep 30, 2014 only

Dear Friends,

You only have up to September 30, 2014 to purchase the advanced project finance models for conventional, fossil, nuclear and renewable energy power generation technologies.

Beginning Oct 1, 2014, I will be working full-time with a major IPP in the country and I will take a leave in providing project finance models and Feasibility Study and Market Study preparations for a while.

So don’t dilly dally. Order now before I shut down this website for selling such models.

Cheers,

Energy Technology Selection Expert More »

Starting your Lending Investor Business – Use this package of services and softwares

July 25th, 2014 6 Comments   Posted in lending investors

Dear Friends,

 To jump-start immediately your Lending Investor Business, please use this package of services and softwards to ensure you started on the right foot.

Here is the price list of our services and softwares.

We can discuss this further if you wish.

Best regards,

Marcial More »

Why the Philippines is Lacking in Power Supply Always

May 16th, 2014 No Comments   Posted in Energy Supply and Demand

Why the Philippines is Lacking in Power Supply Always

This paper will answer the question of “Why the Philippines is lacking in power supply always and have one of the highest power rates in the world.”

Firstly, the country has a poor mix of baseload capacity (must-run renewables such as solar PV, wind, mini-hydro, biomass; hydro for irrigation and water supply; geothermal; coal), limited mid-merit capacity (natural gas-fired open cycle gas turbine and combined cycle gas turbine), and expensive peak load capacity (stored hydro, diesel genset, oil-fired thermal, large hydro, oil-fired open cycle gas turbine). More »

Coal-Fired Power Plant: How to Design and Calculate Plant Footprint, Fuel, Limestone, Hauling Trucks and Storage Areas for Coal and Ash

May 16th, 2014 No Comments   Posted in clean coal technologies

Coal-Fired Power Plant: How to Design and Calculate Plant Footprint, Fuel, Limestone, Hauling Trucks and Storage Areas for Coal and Ash

Yes, your favourite energy technology expert has prepared a simple but easy-to-use power plant model to augment your project finance model to calculate the following:

1) Coal quality and quantity of coal reserves (measured, indicative, inferred, total in-situ reserves)

2) Average specification of coal reserve (heating value, ash, volatile combustible matter, fixed carbon, sulfur, moisture)

3) Ultimate analysis of coal reserve (Carbon, Hydrogen, Nitrogen, Oxygen, Sulfur) More »

Economics of a 135 MW (net) coal-fired Circulating Fluidized Bed (CFB) Thermal Power Plant

May 14th, 2014 No Comments   Posted in clean coal technologies

Economics of a 135 MW (net) coal-fired Circulating Fluidized Bed (CFB) Thermal Power Plant

Following is an annual construction model (3 years or 36 months) and a 25-year operating project finance model (30% equity, 70% debt) with a 16% p.a. equity IRR and coal cost of US$85 per tonne (metric ton or MT) with a gross heating value (GHV) of 10,000 Btu/lb,  36 months construction, 25 years commercial operation) using average annual drawdown (1/3 in year 1, 1/3 in year 2, 1/3 in year 3 construction drawdown). The CFB has an overall fuel to electricity thermal efficiency of 37.39% (92.5% boiler efficiency, 42.0% steam turbine efficiency and 96.25% mechanical clutch & electric generator efficiency). The results are as follows: More »

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