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Research and Development


Advanced Technology, Innovative Solutions Enhance Nuclear Operations and Maintenance

Incorporating new technology and solutions being used by others could help nuclear power plant staff improve operations and maintenance practices. Nuclear power plants face many challenges. Monitoring heat exchangers for…



How the Department of Energy Is Helping Keep Nuclear Power Relevant

In the decade following World War II, the U.S. government took a keen interest in helping to create a commercial nuclear power industry. Although there were military leaders and members…


Process Control Strategies for Reducing the Minimum Load of Fossil-Fired Plants

Recent Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) research aims to better understand the potential of process control enhancements, such as load control, sliding pressure control, and steam temperature control, to improve…


Are Model and Field Liquid Collection Efficiency the Same? No.

“Because droplet trajectories and deposition patterns cannot be modeled simultaneously with the liquid-film motion, physical-flow models cannot be used to accurately determine the collection efficiency of the final recommended liquid-collection…


Serious Power Transmission Without Wires Is Closer Than You Think

Most people are aware that wireless charging technology is available today for small electronic devices, such as cell phones and watches, but when it comes to larger-scale power systems, the…


What’s Been Holding Hydrogen Fuel Cells Back, and How to Change That

The technology used in modern hydrogen fuel cells is not new. In fact, NASA used fuel cells for its manned space missions in the 1960s. But fuel cells have not…