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Electric Power Research Institute


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


Electric Power Transmission: Long on Planning, Short on Time

The mid-February blackouts in Texas have raised a lot of questions about power grid reliability. While investigations into the underlying causes of the outages could take a while to complete,…


Are 1-in-10-Year Events Really 1-in-10-Year Events Anymore?

When evaluating resource adequacy requirements, many power companies and grid operators have used a methodology that originated more than 70 years ago. This probabilistic reliability approach has generally performed adequately…


Welding Method 7 Approved, Fitness for Service Project Launched

Welding Method 7 (WM7), which was supported by an extensive set of research experiments led by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), was approved in March 2020 by the National…


Electricity Demand Decreases Due to Coronavirus Lockdowns
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A study published by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) shows peak demand and energy use decreased as much as 21% in some areas as a result of actions taken…