Doug Hale

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The massive electric power blackout in the northeastern United States and Canada on August 14-15, 2003 resulted in the U.S. electricity system being called " antiquated " and catalyzed discussions about modernizing the grid. Industry sources suggested that investments of $50 to $100 billion would be needed. This report seeks to quantify an important piece(More)
The massive electric power blackout in the northeastern United States and Canada on August 14-15, 2003 resulted in the U.S. electricity system being called " antiquated " and catalyzed discussions about modernizing the grid. Industry sources suggested that investments of $50 to $100 billion would be needed. This report seeks to quantify an important piece(More)
This paper uses a first generation OPF model of the Eastern Interconnect to gauge the potential benefits deriving from RTOs in an ideal world. So long as the lines and generators are operating as planned, there is sufficient low cost capacity to keep peak demand prices in the Eastern Interconnect below $50 MWH. Under a reasonable approximation of ideal(More)
Preface In late 2001, the SIGCSE Board announced a new program, known as the SIGCSE-Committee Initiative. This program is a means for SIGCSE members with like interests or common concerns to form a committee to provide a forum for ongoing, focused discussions on an issue of interest to the membership as a whole. New committees are proposed to the SIGCSE(More)
The University of Texas of the Permian Basin (UTPB) is a small university of approximately 3,300 students. The Computer Science Research Lab at UTPB was founded by a federal grant from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research and consists of both Windows and UNIX networks as well as a Linux Cluster and Lego Robots. The lab is used by approximately 100(More)
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