Integrated nuclear generation capacity planning using hybrid modular simulation

Juan Pablo Sáenz, Nurcin Celik

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


Electricity has become a key to modern society. The selection of multiple technologies to satisfy our energy needs is unavoidable where thorough planning necessitates the inclusion of conventional, renewable and nuclear generation sources in an integrated manner considering public policies and regulations, the availability of resources, and technological developments. In this study, we propose a hybrid modular simulation based decision making framework for the capacity planning problem of nuclear generation resources while considering the aspects of the reverse logistics chain of nuclear energy, nuclear fuel reprocessing, storage, and disposal. The proposed integrated framework also takes into account the electricity generated by conventional and renewable sources that are currently in place. The proposed framework is composed of a hybrid modular simulation to evaluate the performance of a specific capacity plan in terms of costs, emissions and nuclear waste and a particle filtering based optimization that estimates the state of the distributed electricity network and proposes candidate scenarios for the simulation. The framework has been successfully demonstrated for the capacity planning of nuclear energy generation in Florida.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication62nd IIE Annual Conference and Expo 2012
PublisherInstitute of Industrial Engineers
Number of pages10
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012
Event62nd IIE Annual Conference and Expo 2012 - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: May 19 2012May 23 2012


Other62nd IIE Annual Conference and Expo 2012
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL


  • Distributed energy generation and storage
  • Nuclear energy generation
  • Particle filtering
  • Utility capacity planning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


Dive into the research topics of 'Integrated nuclear generation capacity planning using hybrid modular simulation'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this