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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​.

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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EPRI’s GridEd program receives DOE SunShot funding to expand energy grid education for engineers

The U.S. Department of Energy’s SunShot Initiative today announced EPRI will receive $1 million in funding through its Solar Training and Education for Professionals, or STEP, program, which aims to further develop skills of the existing utility industry workforce and inspire future power systems engineers. EPRI will use the funding to expand its GridEd engineering education program to the U.S. West Coast.

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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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EPRI 2016 Summer Seminar

The electric sector's increasing connectivity and efficiency was a theme at the 2016 edition of EPRI' Summer Seminar. A multi-national audience met at the crossroads of technology research and business demands. They examined the multiple facets of something more than an electric grid – they are looking at an Integrated Energy Network. The agenda, introduction videos, and basic presentations are here.

EPRI 2016 Summer Seminar ​​​​

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