The following is a small selection of items recently published by EPRI. To view complete lists of your company-funded research reports, updates, software, training announcements, and other program deliverables, log in at www.epri.com and go to Program Cockpits.
This report summarizes the status of the “Connected Home” space, which encompasses hardware and software for monitoring and controlling residential end-use devices. It explores how utilities can obtain value from orchestration of multiple devices in houses.
This newsletter focuses on communications technologies with potential for major impacts on the electric power industry. This issue examines developments in Fifth Generation (5G) mobile wireless technologies.
This report describes potential methods to improve collision risk assessment tools for effective siting of wind turbines, focusing on the golden eagle. The recommendations can be applied to other bird and bat species of concern.
This brochure discusses highlights from EPRI’s first annual Renewables Operations and Maintenance Innovation Workshop, which facilitated knowledge sharing among wind and solar asset owners and operators while identifying collaborative research opportunities.
This is a brief description of the Eel Passage Research Center, which conducts research to support safe downstream passage of eels at operating hydroelectric plants.
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. This report discusses global principles and practices for power system restoration plans following a widespread blackout and examines how a HEMP event could impact these plans. It suggests ways to be better prepared for HEMPs.
This paper discusses the effective use of radiofrequency safety signs in the electric power industry—regulatory expectations, applications, common problems, glossary of terms, and more.
This application enables utility workers to access EPRI Transmission Field Guides on mobile devices.
The Distribution Grid Resiliency–Investment Decision Model is an Excel-based decision support tool for evaluating and prioritizing investment decisions related to grid resiliency and reliability. This report provides instructions on model setup and use and describes the equations used in the model.
Failures with gas turbine lube-oil systems have been a focus area for the power industry as a result of events resulting in lost generation and steep repair costs. This report assists owners of combustion turbine combined-cycle facilities in implementing a maintenance program to improve lube-oil system reliability and plant availability.
This brief paper discusses carbon nanotube technology, its potential value for use in transmission lines, and developers pursuing products.
This publication is a compendium of resources for training power quality engineers and educating managers on the importance and practical application of power quality. It provides basic definitions; discusses power quality phenomena, applications, and economics; and explores the design of facilities for power quality resiliency.