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This new research project is examining energy efficiency opportunities for breweries and wineries.
Inspections of coal combustion product ponds and landfills typically involve labor-intensive walk-throughs to look for visual evidence of conditions that could compromise the facility’s performance. This new research project examines the use of drones for these inspections.
This white paper discusses the overlap between energy and aerospace applications of augmented and virtual reality.
This report discusses the current state of science, knowledge gaps, and research opportunities related to the environmental aspects of the natural gas value chain. Subjects covered include emissions and air quality, water quality and availability, seismic issues, wildlife and habitat impacts, and human health impacts.
In recent years, solar plant developers have increased the ratio of plants’ direct current (DC) power capacity to the alternating current (AC) capacity of the inverters. This report discusses the tradeoffs that can be considered in selecting the DC-AC ratio.
This report examines preparation exercises, tools, technologies, and other utility best practices for improving cyber security incident response at power plants.
This report provides the specifications and design details for a demonstration of technology to automate water chemistry sampling in nuclear plants.
This software determines the capacity of distributed energy resources that can be accommodated on a feeder; distribution system impacts; and necessary infrastructure upgrades.
This study examines how geomagnetically induced currents (currents in the grid produced by geomagnetic disturbances due to solar storms) impact vibrations of power transformer tanks. It is part of efforts by the North American Electric Reliability Corporation and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to understand the risks that severe geomagnetic disturbances pose to the bulk power system.
Triggered by the high-altitude detonation of a nuclear weapon, a high-altitude electromagnetic pulse is a sudden burst of electromagnetic radiation that can damage electronic components and low- and medium-voltage electric infrastructure. This modeling study assessed the effects of the E1 component of a high-altitude electromagnetic pulse on a transmission substation.
Drawing on engineering reviews and operational testing, this report presents methods for improving minimum loads for fossil steam power plants. A case study applies these methods to a coal-fired, subcritical Benson boiler.
This analysis of peer-reviewed literature examines emphases and gaps in research on sustainability in the electric power industry.