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 highlights impacts of cold weather on solar, wind, and hydropower generation.
This study examines how social media may change how power companies handle public concerns about electric and magnetic fields (EMF) associated with electricity distribution and use.
Many power companies have announced voluntary carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions reduction goals, and several states have legislation requiring electric sector decarbonization by 2050 or earlier. This study investigates the implications for U.S.-wide electric sector CO2 emissions if all utilities meet their stated goals, and if all states meet their legislated targets.
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.