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.
To lower costs and boost competitiveness, nuclear plant owners and operators may decide to modernize their facilities by applying process improvements and digital technologies. This white paper describes a framework for assessing the economic value of modernizing the nuclear fleet in the United States, demonstrating how this value depends on future markets, policies, and plant-specific conditions. It provides initial estimates for the value of modernization.
EPRI tested a building integrated photovoltaics roof shingle technology at the Solar Technology Acceleration Center. Data analysis yielded insights on power output, factors influencing performance, heat transfer into and out of buildings, impacts on residential loads, and more.
EPRI’s new Digital Worker Innovation Hub provides a platform for collaboration among various EPRI research efforts on power industry applications for mobile tablets, holographic headsets, augmented and virtual reality, smart glasses, advanced personnel sensors, wearable computers, and more.
This educational tool for the public displays measurements from solar energy systems, house loads, and a battery energy storage system deployed at a residential demonstration site in Florida.
This research evaluates the potential for microwave inspection of dielectric materials such as fiberglass components on wind turbine blades and above-ground storage tanks and high-density polyethylene piping in power plants.
This report reviews the literature on grid-scale battery applications and the potential for chemical exposures. It identifies exposure data that could help inform life cycle analyses and risk assessment.
This report presents two case studies of utilities that have transitioned their power plants to mobile work management solutions. It identifies best practices through interviews with plant executives and staff.
New generation capacity investments may last for more than 60 years, and significant market and policy changes may occur during this period. This research investigates how future climate policy and natural gas price uncertainty may influence today’s generation portfolio.
Drinking water treatment plants must balance the application of disinfectants (to reduce disease risk) with the potential formation of toxic disinfection byproducts. This report models the formation of these products under various scenarios and evaluates nine treatment alternatives to comply with federal regulations.
This guidance for electric power companies describes current compensatory mitigation methods for impacts to federally listed tree roosting bat species. (Mitigation is a requirement of the federal Endangered Species Act that involves avoiding, minimizing, and compensating for impacts on natural resources.)
Mitigation (avoiding, minimizing, and compensating for impacts on natural resources) is a requirement of the federal Endangered Species Act. Compensatory mitigation is a component of mitigation that occurs after project impacts have been avoided and minimized. This report discusses the regulatory background for compensatory mitigation and summarizes standard practices and tools to quantify impacts and mitigation.
This field study at a Tennessee facility examined the use of guided waves on the hot side of water wall boiler tubes to find anomalies on the cold side.