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In 2012, the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) for power plants, and the Clean Air Act requires EPA to assess residual health risks after compliance with MATS. To inform this EPA review, EPRI is conducting field analyses at several coal-fired power plants to gain a better understanding of the fate of hazardous air pollutants in flue gas, liquid, and solid streams. This report describes the results of analyses at the second field site.
This newsletter informs the electric power industry about developments with technology, markets, regulatory matters, and demonstrations in the energy storage and distributed generation fields.
This confidential, comprehensive database enables utilities to benchmark their performance on sustainability metrics relevant to the electric power industry.
This study investigates the feasibility of an industrywide monitoring program for spent fuel pools at nuclear plants. It identifies the components for such a program, collects and analyzes preliminary data for these components, and develops timelines for implementation.
DERMS, or Distributed Energy Resources Management Systems, are new types of software and communication systems that manage distributed energy resources such as solar photovoltaic and battery storage systems. This whitepaper discusses numerous aspects of DERMS, including purpose, core functions, relevant standards, relationship with utility Distribution Management Systems (DMS), utility DERMS projects, and next steps for research.
This report provides guidance for developing engineering programs for current and next-generation nuclear plants, along with relevant regulations and requirements and examples of processes and procedures.
Drawing from the most current information on the progression of severe accidents at nuclear plants and the risks they pose to the public, this study examines how risk characterizations compare to quantitative safety goals.
The United States has about 80,000 dams that do not produce power. Some of this infrastructure can potentially be used to develop hydropower plants at a lower capital cost. This paper discusses the associated challenges and emerging innovative technologies.
Multistage seals in nuclear reactor coolant pumps occasionally exhibit excessive or insufficient leakage. This study investigates the feasibility of a controllable seal to mitigate such problems.
Operational technology (OT) and information technology (IT) applications are converging in the electric power industry. This research investigates best practices for addressing the organizational and technical impacts of this trend, drawing on publicly available information from research advisory firms, academic institutions, consultants, systems integrators, and software vendors.
EPRI engaged the Work Planning Users Group (a technical advisory group of nuclear industry personnel, subject matter experts, and vendors) to create a standard that the industry can use to measure the performance of a nuclear plant’s planning organization. This report accompanies the EPRI Web-Based Work Planning Assessment Tool and provides a graded approach to assessing work planning.
This report summarizes EPRI knowledge and research related to the life management and performance of power plant components made from tempered martensitic steels (such as Grade 91 and 92 steels).