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This paper provides a framework for understanding the body of literature that has been devoted to the behavior and reliability of intermittent renewables, and discusses recent grid integration analyses within this framework. ABSTRACT | Renewable electric power sources like wind and solar have been shown from a resource perspective to have significant(More)
Posterior transversus abdominis plane blocks have been reported to be an effective method of providing analgesia after lower abdominal surgery. We compared the efficacy of a novel technique of providing continuous transversus abdominis plane analgesia with epidural analgesia in patients on an enhanced recovery programme following laparoscopic colorectal(More)
A recent study in our department demonstrated that depressing the plunger of a 50-mL syringe was reliably and linearly related to the force applied between 20 N and 50 N. Using a 50-mL syringe we constructed a simple device to help train anaesthetic assistants to apply cricoid pressure correctly. We then tested anaesthetists, operating department(More)
Keywords: Renewable energy Intermittent generation Wind power Solar power Carbon emissions a b s t r a c t A new generator portfolio planning model is described that is capable of quantifying the carbon emissions associated with systems that include very high penetrations of variable renewables. The model combines a deterministic renewable portfolio(More)
The carbon abatement potentials of wind turbines, photovoltaics, and concentrating solar power plants were investigated using dispatch simulations over California with 2005–06 meteorological and load data. A parameterization of the simulation results is presented that provides approximations of both low-penetration carbon abatement rates and maximum carbon(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE Transversus abdominis plane (TAP) blocks have been reported to be an effective method of providing analgesia after abdominal surgery. To perform a prospective audit on the effectiveness of a novel technique of providing continuous transversus abdominis plane (TAP) analgesia in patients undergoing emergency and elective abdominal surgery. (More)
To determine whether indwelling arterial introducers can be maintained for 24 hours without risk of infection and/or hemorrhage in the post-coronary angioplasty patient, 96 patients were assigned to one of two groups. Introducers of the subjects in group I were flushed with 500 U of heparin, capped, and covered with a sterile occlusive dressing. Introducers(More)
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