Masters Theses

Keywords and Phrases

High Temperature Steam Electrolyzer; Hybrid Energy Systems; Small Modular Nuclear Reactor


"Addressing the growing energy concerns of the modern world is a challenging problem. Traditional carbon intensive fuel sources like coal, diesel which are instrumental in meeting today's grid demand are struggling to meet the stringent environmental regulations. Operations of independent renewable energy sources despite reducing costs are not comparable to existing costs of electricity. A sustainable approach to address these concerns is proposed in this work. A hypothetical hybrid system involving traditional fuel sources like coal, small modular nuclear reactor and renewable energy source wind is analyzed through dynamic modeling using various tools.

Various simulation tools were analyzed and the tool that was best suited for capturing the dynamics interlinking various energy systems was chosen. Dynamic modeling of the hypothetical system aided in understanding the complexities involved in the control and optimization of the complex system. The optimization of the hybrid energy system involved the improved management of the high temperature steam electrolyzer (HTSE).

Effective modeling of the hybrid energy system complemented with extensive analysis (technical and economic) can demonstrate the viability of the proposed hypothetical energy system. This work also demonstrates the need and depth for the extent of modeling of the energy systems."--Abstract, page iii.


Smith, Joseph D.
Erickson, Kelvin T.

Committee Member(s)

Alajo, Ayodeji Babatunde


Electrical and Computer Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Electrical Engineering


Missouri University of Science and Technology

Publication Date

Summer 2013


ix, 75 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references(pages 69-74).


© 2013 Uday Guntupalli, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Restricted Access

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Subject Headings

Hybrid power systems -- Design
Energy security
Energy Storage
Sustainable Development
Renewable energy sources

Thesis Number

T 10632

Electronic OCLC #


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