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This case study focuses on Eversource Energy’s and the Connecticut Department of Transportation’s experience installing and operating two electric vehicle charging stations at the I-95 southbound Darien service plaza.
This brief report provides an overview of electric vehicle and charging technologies, current and future markets, capital costs, and relevant regulations and policies.
In 2017, the United Kingdom government published its Smart Systems and Flexibility Plan, which details 29 actions the government, the regulator, and industry will take to remove barriers to smart technologies, enable smart homes and businesses, and improve access to energy markets for new technologies, companies, and business models. This brief report discusses the key principles and aspects of the plan.
It’s an open question whether and how the grid could operate with 100% renewable generation connected through power electronics. This research considers the features and challenges of an all converter-interfaced system and investigates the operation and reliability implications.
This report discusses various approaches for decreasing freshwater demand, including regulatory and incentive mechanisms, water trading markets, and water pricing structures. These techniques can be relevant to electric utilities that seek to improve the sustainability of water resources used for power plant cooling.
Multimedia modeling is the simulation of the transport and trans¬formation of pollutants from a source (such as a power plant) into the atmosphere, surface water, groundwater, and solid waste streams. This report examines various computer-based multimedia modeling tools.
This report reviews four well-known case studies in the power generation industry regarding long-seam weld failures in low-alloy steel Grades 11 and 22. It highlights lessons, with the aim of preventing future failures.
This guidance recommends components and solutions for secure interactive remote access to power plant control systems. Applications include employee access from a workstation on the corporate network, employee access from a laptop via the Internet, and vendor access from a workstation via the internet.
To guide generation planning and feasibility studies, this annual report provides current cost and performance estimates for onshore and offshore wind projects in the United States and abroad.
Aimed at cable engineers and protection engineers, this report on protection of underground transmission systems discusses the different cable types, their failure modes, cable impedance calculation methods and accuracy, protection methods, and protection relay performance.
Fossil plants are increasingly asked to cycle to help balance grids with intermittent renewable energy. Thermal energy storage could reduce cycling needs and provide more control over power exports, but the molten-salt mixture typically used as the storage medium is high-cost. This study quantifies the cost and performance of three alternative materials (concrete, sand, and a phase-change material).
In power plant operating rounds, personnel walk through assigned areas and inspect equipment and processes, record parameters, and communicate abnormal conditions. This report discusses various aspects of operator rounds, including fundamentals, scheduling, best practices, and technologies.