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R&D


Compact Advanced Tokomak Concept Takes Fusion Power One Step Closer to Commercial Reality

Scientists at the DIII-D National Fusion Facility have released a new design for a compact fusion reactor that can generate electricity and help define the technology necessary for commercial fusion…


The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same: Renewable Energy Growth Continues
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Wind and solar power capacity and generation have been growing steadily for years, as efforts to halt climate change and a desire for clean energy have gained public support around…


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…


EPRI Selected for Three Energy Storage Projects
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The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) was selected by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to lead three advanced energy storage projects. The projects will study innovative, non-battery-based bulk energy…


NETL: Meeting the Needs of the Nation's Fossil Power Plant Fleet
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Through programs such as Transformative Power Generation, High-Performance Materials, and Advanced Coal Processing, the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) is conducting research and development (R&D) to enable the nation’s fleet…