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2016 Corporate Social Responsibility Report

EPRI completed a full corporate social responsibility assessment in 2015 culminating in release of its first Corporate Social Responsibility report. The report (and companion video) provides a comprehensive look at EPRI's social responsibility culture and actions around four focus areas: community, employees, operations, and research.

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Want to disconnect from the grid?

Technically speaking you could go off-grid with solar panels and battery storage, but there are trade-offs – including lost opportunities to sell power back to the grid on sunny days. EPRI research examines a number of technical and financial trade-offs. Watch this brief video in English or Spanish, or download the report from epri.com​.

‘VERA’ Software Enables Simulation of Atomic-Level Physics

VERA invites researchers to take a walk through the core of a nuclear reactor—in full-scale virtual 3-D—to observe in luminous color the neutron population density in the fuel rods. Researchers will use VERA software’s many interacting computer codes to simulate the atomic-level physics of any reactor core element at any time, with unprecedented clarity.

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Scouting Technologies That Fly, Float, and Focus

EPRI Innovation Scouts are investigating the airborne turbine, along with concepts and technologies spanning diverse aspects of wind power generation.

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2017 Research Portfolio Now Available

See how EPRI’s 2017 research portfolio looks through multiple lenses to provide electricity sector research and development that helps utilities provide clean, reliable, affordable energy for the benefit of the public.

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Videos Prepare the Next Generation of Utility Workers

Up to half of U.S. utility workers may retire in the next decade. See how video will keep them and their knowledge available for a new generation of workers. ​View more

The Gas Pump or the Electric Plug: A Mike Howard Column

"In general, I like the term 'environmental competitiveness.' Typically we hear the word 'environmental' paired with 'compliance,' which describes a fundamental aspect of doing business. Environmental competitiveness describes a different perspective—one of success through innovation and competition—to serve customers and benefit society."

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EPRI Investigates Solar Panel Coatings to Reduce Reflection, Soiling

EPRI reports on coatings that may reduce reflection and increase light absorption, and coatings to mitigate soiling to increase power output.

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Summer Seminar Multimedia Productions

EPRI explores the future living in an Integrated Energy Network through a series of videos. These were presented at our annual Summer Seminar, which is held each August. 

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2016 State of the Technology

State of the Technology Highlights Research
This report offers quick updates on these and more than 25 other topics: cyber security at nuclear plants; advanced sensors and microsensors; “hardening” the grid for hurricanes and more; a constructive role for C02 in power generation; what customers want; bucket truck ergonomics. Check it out.

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