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 discusses the standout electric vehicles at the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show.
This report discusses methods for determining adequate electric service and feeder sizes for new residential electric appliances, such as electric vehicle chargers and heat pumps.
This brief discusses the implications of Tesla’s new operational auto factory in China.
Control strategies are needed to optimize solar-plus-storage systems. This research investigates the application of a dispatch control algorithm that incorporates solar generation and load data.
Drawing on surveys of customers in service territories of eight utilities, this research developed a model to examine the effect of incentives on electric vehicle adoption.
This brief focuses on the status and decarbonization potential of gas turbines capable of reliable, high-performance operation on fuels containing up to 100% hydrogen.
This study examines the potential to reduce or replace monitoring of bird and bat fatalities at wind power facilities with regional predictive models, with a goal to lower costs while enhancing conservation outcomes. The focus is the golden eagle, but conclusions can be applied to other species.
This guide for evaluating the costs associated with nuclear plant flexible operations (any mode of operation that is not baseload) draws on EPRI research and input from experts in flexible operations, plant systems, and components.
Electric utilities can use imagery from satellite-based sensors along with data analytics for observation, mapping, and inspection in support of planning, operations, and maintenance. This brief introduces remote sensing satellite technology, potential utility applications, and planned EPRI work.
The is an executive summary of a study that evaluated the costs and market applications for solar-plus-storage systems. It examines project design considerations such as sizing systems and configuring them to provide grid services. It provides estimates for turnkey installed costs, maintenance costs, and decommissioning costs.
The electric power industry is expected to deploy 5G mobile communications network technology to accommodate large amounts of data and facilitate communication between connected devices. This report examines 5G’s implications for the industry, including placement of 5G equipment and exposure to radio frequency electromagnetic fields. It draws on a literature survey and interviews with 5G experts.
Line markers can reduce bird collisions with power lines, but marker deployment by personnel in helicopters can be challenging and present safety risks. This research field-tested the use of drones to install line markers on power lines.