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 supports implementation of wireless ultrasonic measurement systems at nuclear power plants. These systems can be used for applications such as detection and monitoring of weld defects, wall thinning, and voids.
Researchers developed innovative architectures and methods to “constrain complexity” to enhance verifiability of digital instrumentation and controls for nuclear power plants.
This research investigates non-contact, optically based vibration imaging technologies as a potential alternative to vibration sensing equipment traditionally used in power plants. Researchers tested the accuracy of imaging systems and integrated them onto drones to examine remote imaging capabilities.
This online database enables companies to benchmark performance on sustainability metrics relevant to the electric power industry.
A survey of monarch experts examined the benefits of various monarch conservation actions and conservation opportunities for power companies. A survey of power companies examined land management responsibilities, implementation of monarch conservation actions, and conservation barriers.
This report examines how pumped storage hydro is being considered in resource planning studies around the United States and how this compares to analysis of other types of energy storage technologies. It identifies factors leading to the selection of pumped storage hydro as a resource for planning portfolios.
Monitoring of wind turbine heath is critical for reducing unscheduled maintenance costs, but there are no standard procedures to validate monitoring technologies. This report discusses such a protocol developed by EPRI.
This report tracks the progression of equipment reliability activities in the U.S. nuclear industry from 1980 to 2016, drawing on interviews with nuclear equipment reliability experts.
This report examines research on social media and public perception about health risks and explores the implications for managing issues related to electric and magnetic fields.
This report examines the potential to use hydrogen to decarbonize heat in the United Kingdom. This could involve producing hydrogen with zero-carbon electricity and delivering it via the natural gas network.
Impacts of extreme cold temperature events in 2019 were felt across the U.S. electric power system. This brief paper and infographic examine impacts of recent cold temperature events on the U.S. electric power system, revealing how lessons learned from previous events had been applied and pointing to new challenges.
This study characterized emissions changes in coal and natural gas fleets from 2008 to 2016 as a result of shifts to or from baseload operations. It includes a detailed literature review of the effects of transient operational modes along with analysis of emissions trends using the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Air Markets Program Data and datasets.