Alternative Energy Solutions

Whether it’s photovoltaic, concentrated solar power, biomass, wind, compressed air energy storage (CAES), or nearly any other new technology, TRAX has the background and experience to show you how your equipment performs under “real world” dynamic load or steady-state conditions. TRAX will help you evaluate which technology(ies) will work best with your current infrastructure or potential configuration, before any equipment is brought to your site.

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Modeling

TRAX has a superior history of modeling experience, including:

  • Hydro-electric systems, including large, multi-reservoir controls optimization and pumped-hydro configurations
  • Biomass co-firing or full biomass combustion
  • Fuel conversions of existing coal power plants to gas or other
  • Solar array additions to plant – CSP and PV arrangements
  • Utility-scale CAES
  • Fuel cells

Hybrid Solutions

Many companies working to meet emerging energy demands are discovering that new hybrid solutions are often the best. TRAX has proven experience and success modeling alternative arrangements. Two cases in point: TRAX delivered optimization simulations (“What if…?” scenarios) for America’s first, large-scale, integrated hydroelectric system. This project consisted of 23 turbines in nine powerhouses with six major reservoirs interconnected to produce more than 1,000 MW of power.

In addition, one of the world’s only two operating compressed air energy storage (CAES) power plants was fully modeled by TRAX with simulations delivered in the 1990’s.