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This report summarizes principles and practices followed globally in developing and implementing plans for power system restoration after a widespread blackout. It also provides an overview of new restoration approaches.
This annual report examines cost and performance data for new and retrofit fossil power plants with carbon capture and storage. Power plant types covered in the report include pulverized coal, fluidized-bed combustion, oxy-combustion, integrated gasification combined cycle, natural gas combined cycle, and reciprocating internal combustion engine.
To help solve the “last-mile” connectivity challenge and provide consumers with sufficiently high bandwidth internet access, AT&T has chosen the AirGig technology, which would transmit radio frequency signals alongside existing power lines. This report examines the potential radiofrequency exposures as a result of this technology.
In this study, researchers developed techniques and algorithms to glean insights from smart meter data on hourly production of 300 rooftop solar arrays near Phoenix, Arizona.
This report presents the analytical and modeling approach used by Hydro-Quebec in analyzing the structures affected by alkali silica reaction at its hydroelectric plants and nuclear power plant.
The supply chain for power plants represents a significant cyber-attack pathway for digital assets and systems. To help address these risks, this report introduces a model to establish common understanding among all parties in the supply chain.
When groundwater discharges to surface water, there may be a transition zone over which the water’s dissolved chemistry changes. Drawing on a literature review and the author's experience, this research characterizes physical and chemical processes in the transition zone.
Transactive load management uses demand response, control technologies, and communications with end-user devices to manage flexible energy flows in the grid. Drawing on quantitative and qualitative analyses from experts, this report proposes the design of a grid-integrated transactive load management signaling framework and deployment techniques.
This report assembles best practices for safety assessments of advanced nuclear reactor designs, emphasizing application of established internationally recognized tools such as probabilistic risk assessment.
To demonstrate the viability of augmented reality for power generation operations and maintenance activities, EPRI commissioned a software development firm to create an augmented reality demonstration using a mockup of a virtual industrial pump and valve assembly. This report summarizes the project and discusses lessons learned and best practices developed.
Drawing on a review of successful power plant maintenance organizations, this report outlines good maintenance principles, covering topics such as equipment reliability, work management processes, outage management, lockout/tagout, communications, and human performance.
Encapsulation is a process that binds waste materials into a form that minimizes their release into the environment. This report describes results of a laboratory study of five mix designs for wastewater encapsulation, including physical properties, mineralogical data, and environmental performance.