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This report discusses various aspects of indoor agriculture, including market trends and challenges, technology assessment, sustainability, affordability, customer relations, jobs, energy use, and grid impacts.
Triggered by the high-altitude detonation of a nuclear weapon, a high-altitude electromagnetic pulse (HEMP) is a sudden burst of electromagnetic radiation that can damage electronic components in the power grid. One component of HEMP is a high-amplitude electric field pulse or E1. This study examines the characteristics of E1 and describes methods to assess potential damage as a result of E1.
Under the auspices of the Advanced Research Projects Agency–Energy, this research aims to examine the capabilities and value of four new power flow controller technologies. These have potential to direct power flow on the grid more efficiently to reduce congestion, help minimize energy losses, increase network flexibility to better accommodate renewable generation, and enable greater grid responsiveness and reliability.
EPRI’s Combined-Cycle Turbomachinery program addresses all aspects of the management of conventional and advanced gas turbines. This report discusses the program’s activities in 2017 and 2018.
This report examines trends in wholesale energy price spikes in the United States. It is part of a series of briefs on historical electricity market conditions, current market designs, and anticipated changes in market designs.
This report details functional and communication requirements for demand-responsive electric vehicle service equipment, thermostats, water heaters, and pool pumps to enable coordinated control of these devices. It examines how such loads can enable substantially higher penetration of solar generation while still meeting consumer expectations.
This report evaluates emerging electric technologies in the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) industry with potential to improve efficiency and cost-effectiveness.
This report discusses the current state of knowledge on environmental issues associated with the entire natural gas value chain; knowledge gaps; and potential research projects on various topics such as emissions and air quality, water quality and availability, seismic issues, ecological impacts, and human health impacts.
Conducted in the Salt River Project service territory from June 2016 through January 2018, this study tracked various parameters for 100 electric vehicles during driving and charging.
Prior laboratory research has indicated that applying flue gas desulfurization gypsum (a byproduct of power plant emissions controls) to agricultural fields can reduce phosphorus runoff. Between 2006 and 2015, EPRI and The Ohio State University evaluated the potential for soil, water, and plant quality impacts associated with application of flue gas desulfurization gypsum on field plots across the United States.
Power companies are exploring technologies to recover and beneficially use coal combustion products stored in surface impoundments and landfills. This report investigates relevant environmental issues, including potential groundwater, surface water, air quality, energy, and safety impacts.
This report describes a system architecture for management of operational and analytical data in a modern power generation utility.