Tag Archives: Integration
Non-Battery Bulk Energy Storage: Options for Thermal Energy Storage Integration with Fossil Power Plants
Fossil plants are increasingly asked to cycle to help balance grids with intermittent renewable energy. Thermal energy storage could reduce cycling needs and provide more control over power exports, but the molten-salt mixture typically used as the storage medium is high-cost. This study quantifies the cost and performance of three alternative materials (concrete, sand, and […]
This report describes the state of data management typical of most distribution utilities today and summarizes research by EPRI and a major distribution utility on how to improve data management.
How can coal remain competitive with low-carbon generation technologies? This modeling study developed a best-case scenario for a coal-fired power plant with carbon dioxide (CO2) capture to meet proposed U.S. Environmental Protection Agency emissions standards. It is one of a series of EPRI studies on ways to improve coal plant efficiency and optimize CO2 capture.