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.
Well-defined and achievable water stewardship goals can help utilities respond to water-related risks across their fleets systematically. This report investigates the business case for setting water goals, describes specific types of goals and associated performance targets, and provides guidance on how to establish and implement water goals and communicate progress to interested stakeholders.
This study examines how connectivity and interoperability among distributed energy resources and associated systems support utility business needs. It also looks at considerations related to interoperable communications that must be made to lower capital and operational expenses and reduce grid-asset risks.
The Distributed Energy Resources Integration Toolkit compiles various EPRI tools used to apply open communication protocols to demand response and distributed energy resources. It is intended to help support development and testability of open protocols. This report summarizes the tools in the toolkit.
EPRI’s Distributed Energy Resources Simulator emulates smart solar inverters or energy storage systems with communications capabilities and can be used to evaluate the performance of communications protocols in control systems. This report summarizes this tool and its features.
This study examined the relationship between air pollution and acute health effects in five U.S. cities.
This report examines aspects of management of advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) data in the electric power industry, including practices, system architecture, applications, data characteristics, and data policies. It draws on input from utility personnel that work with AMI data.
This report evaluates one potential consequence of flexible operations at nuclear plants: the increased transport of iron corrosion products to the secondary side of pressurized water reactor steam generators. Researchers reviewed EPRI’s Chemistry Monitoring and Assessment Database for instances of steady power operation following a power transient and evaluated the feedwater iron concentration data in several hundred cases.
This report synthesizes international and domestic standards, best practices, and other industry guidance to establish a risk-informed cyber security program strategy for nuclear power plants. It is split into three sections: develop the plan, implement the plan, and monitor the plan.
This report describes recent advanced natural gas turbine combined-cycle design and construction features and compares them with those of the previous generation F-Class combined cycle.
This report examines how dry sorbent injection and activated carbon injection have been implemented to reduce emissions of mercury and other pollutants regulated under the federal Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS).
This report discusses recent announcements and activities related to offshore wind power projects in the United States.
In this study, EPRI tested underground distribution network structures equipped with two different frames and a new cover designed to mitigate damage from fires, smoking, and explosions in manhole or vaults.