DOE partners with EPRI to develop innovative manufacturing technologies for small modular reactors

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million to a four-year Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)-led project ($8.1 EPRI is working with a number of US manufacturers to demonstrate six critical advanced manufacturing technologies with the ultimate objective to reduce the cost by 40% and the schedule by 18 months for full-size SMR reactor pressure vessels. The US Department of Energy (DOE) is contributing $2.5

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EPRI publishes basic consumer guide about EVs

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The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) has published a basic consumer guide that addresses questions about electric vehicle technology and performance. —Mark Duvall, director of EPRI’s Electric Transportation Program. With a variety of electric and hybrid technologies now available commercially, potential buyers are looking to understand which options might best match their needs.

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Hydro-Qubec Joins Ford-EPRI PHEV Program

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Hydro-Québec has joined a Ford-EPRI North America-wide demonstration and research program on plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs). Ford, in collaboration with the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), is undertaking a three-year test program on the Ford Escape PHEV designed to develop and evaluate technical approaches for integrating PHEVs into the electric grid.

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EPRI and partners to stage public demo of Open Vehicle-Grid Integration (VGI) Platform software

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The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), along with several auto manufacturers, utilities, and regional transmission organizations, will demonstrate the Open Vehicle-Grid Integration (VGI) Platform software system, developed by EPRI and Sumitomo Electric Industries. —Dan Bowermaster, manager of EPRI’s Electric Transportation Program.

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EPRI Collaborative Aims to Improve Efficiency of Transmission Grid

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The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) launched an industry-wide transmission efficiency demonstration collaborative with a group of utilities and transmission system operators that will compile and analyze performance data from transmission lines, substations and grid operations to assess the cost, benefit and technical criteria for implementing efficiency measures.

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EPRI-NRDC report finds widespread vehicle electrification and a cleaner grid could lead to substantial cuts in GHG by 2050

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Widespread adoption of electric transportation, including electrification in the off-road sector, could lead to substantial reductions in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and could modestly improve air quality, according to a new analysis released by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). —Mike Howard, EPRI president and CEO.

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EPRI Initiative Aimed at Improving Transmission System Efficiency

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The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) disclosed plans for an industry-wide transmission efficiency demonstration collaborative that will identify technologies leading to greater efficiency in the bulk power system, an increase in system utilization and a reduction in line and equipment losses.

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EPRI Analysis estimates costs of fully developing US smart grid could reach $476B; benefits up to $2T

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Source: EPRI. The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) has released a broad assessment of the costs and benefits to modernize the US electricity system and deploy the smart grid. EPRI’s Prism analysis estimates a potential CO 2 emissions reduction in 2030 of 9.3%

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EPRI / SCE Report Measures Consumers Interest in and Infrastructure Expectations for Plug-in Vehicles

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Source: EPRI/SCE. Additionally, EPRI envisions that the combined survey responses will provide a rich source of data to address issues related to preparing electric utilities as they accommodate PHEVs and other types of electric vehicles.

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EPRI assesses status of 8 key power generation technologies for US; estimates of capital cost and levelized cost of electricity

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Source: EPRI. Source: EPRI. Source: EPRI. The report delivers generic information and estimates, and is not tailored to site-specific studies, EPRI notes. Source: EPRI. The analysis is based on 2010 EPRI research results and updates a November 2009 assessment.

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EPA, NSF, NOAA, Southern Company and EPRI contribute >$20M to fund SouthEast Atmosphere Study

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Southern Company, and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) are together contributing more than $20 million in research funding to support the SouthEast Atmosphere Study (SAS). It is a collaboration that brings together resources and facilities from NSF, NOAA, EPA, and EPRI.

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EPRI/NRDC Plug-in Hybrid Enviro Assessment to be Released

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The long awaited report assessing the environmental impact of plug-in hybrids undertaken by the Electric Power Research Institute and the Natural Resources Defense Council will see the light of day on Thursday morning in Washington DC. Roger Duncan from Austin Energy and Plug-in Partners is participating in the press conference, so the results must be positive.

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NIST Releases EPRI Report on Smart Grid Development; Priorities, Standards, Architecture

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The nearly 300-page report, developed and delivered to NIST by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), is part of the first phase of NIST’s three-phase plan, announced in April, to expedite development of key standards for the Smart Grid.

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Webchat with EPRIs Mark Duvall and GMs Britta Gross on Electric Infrastructure at 4pm EDT

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GM will host a webchat with Mark Duvall, Director of Electric Transportation Power Delivery and Utilization at EPRI and Britta Gross, GM Director Global Energy Systems and Infrastructure Commercialization today at 4:00 pm EDT. Britta Gross, Chevrolet and Mark Duvall, EPRI.

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Electric Cars Cut Greenhouse Gases, Energy Use: New EPRI-NRDC Study

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Electric cars charged on the grid generally have a lower carbon footprint than internal-combustion vehicles--and their wells-to-wheels carbon emissions only shrink as more renewable energy comes online. That's the conclusion of a new study on the environmental effects of future transportation electrification, jointly conducted by the Electric. Environmental emissions research Study plug-in cars natural resources

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EPRI Report Shows That DC Superconductor Cable is Feasible for Development Using Todays Technology

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The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) has published a report that describes the design of a superconducting direct current (DC) cable system capable of moving thousands of megawatts of electricity between regions, and which is practical and ready for commercial development, using today’s technology. Arshad Mansoor, vice president of Power Delivery and Utilization for EPRI. EPRI also has published two companion superconducting reports.

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EPRI study finds US energy storage market could be as large as 16 GW of capacity if systems can meet $700–$750/kWh and all benefits can be monetized

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Source: EPRI. The analysis looks at 10 energy storage applications that EPRI considers would serve the bulk of the energy storage market and includes applications to support wholesale energy services and renewable integration. Positioning energy storage technologies. Click to enlarge.

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ClipperCreek and Silver Spring Join PGE and EPRI in EV Smart Charging Pilot

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a producer of plug-in electric vehicle charging infrastructure, and partner Silver Spring Networks, a provider of smart grid solutions, are participating in a plug-in electric vehicle (EV) pilot program sponsored by the Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI). The pilot will enable PG&E and EPRI to test and validate the security, scalability and functionality of smart charging technology integrated with the smart grid.

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Eaton Advances Integrated Solar-Assisted Electric Vehicle Charging Station in Collaboration with Tennessee Valley Authority and EPRI

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Eaton Corporation is collaborating with the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) on a prototype integrated solar-assisted electric vehicle charging station to be erected at EPRI’s research laboratory in Knoxville, Tenn. Source: EPRI.

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DOE expands partnership with industry to advance next-generation automotive technologies, adds Tesla and EPRI as members: US DRIVE

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The announcement of US DRIVE marks the addition of two new members that bring additional focus on electric-drive vehicle technologies to the partnership: the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and Tesla Motors. The US Department of Energy (DOE) has launched US DRIVE, a cooperative partnership with industry to accelerate the development of clean, advanced, energy-efficient technologies for cars and light trucks and the infrastructure needed to support their widespread use.

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NY Times using Plug-in Hybrid Van

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Tags: sprinter David Pogue plug-in hybrid chrysler epri

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Plug-in Hybrid Study: Electricity Better

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The basic question addressed, which appears on the study homepage (epri-reports.org) is this: How would air quality and greenhouse gas emissions be affected if significant numbers of Americans drove cars that were fueled by the power grid? The EPRI/NRDC study is an exceedingly detailed assessment using modeling analyses of various scenarios to determine the impact of plug-in hybrids.

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Obama inspects hybrid truck project

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President Barack Obama previewed a pioneering plug-in hybrid truck project this week developed by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) in collaboration with the Eaton Corporation and Ricardo plc. Tags: Hybrid cars EPRI hybrid Obama Ricardo

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Southern Company commissions 1 MW/2 MWh grid energy storage system from LG Chem

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A 1 megawatt (MW)/2 megawatt-hour (MWh) battery energy system powered by LG Chem batteries has been commissioned for Southern Company and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) at a solar photovoltaic (PV) facility in the Southeastern region of the US. LG Chem successfully executed the project in close collaboration with Southern Company, EPRI, and ABB, who supplied enclosure and power conversion equipment.

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Eight carmakers unite for EV smart grid management

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Eight carmaker, 15 utility companies and the US-based Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) will unite to work together in the development a new standardised smart grid system which should make the management of electric car charging easier.

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Converted Plug-In Hybrid Electric Terminal Tractor to be Tested at Port of Long Beach

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The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) is coordinating the project among several ports and will also compile and analyze project data related to the tractor’s performance, including emissions, charging, diesel fuel reduction and other aspects. EPRI expects the plug-in to have about 4 hours of electric operation, depending upon the duty cycle, said Andra Rogers, senior project manager of Electric Transportation at EPRI.

VIA Motors receives $20M contract to supply extended-range electric pickups and vans to >50 fleets

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The contract is administered by the California South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) with the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) acting as project manager.

Plug In 2008

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Here's one of the announcements that came out of the conference : EPRI, GM, 34 Utilities Collaborate to Advance Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles PALO ALTO, Calif. The entire PHEV environmental assessment is available on the EPRI website.

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ETA Warns That Switching to EVs Will Increase Emissions in Coal Dependent World

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Plug-in vehicles are a savior for the environment, at least according to research conducted by groups such as the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and the Natural Resource Defense Council (NRDC). According to their studies conducted back in 2008, CO2 emissions could drop by as much as 450 million tons annually if only 60 % of light

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PG&E, Calif. Energy Commission launch 4MW sodium-sulfur grid storage pilot in San Jose

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PG&E is working in close coordination with the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) to study how sodium-sulfur battery energy storage can improve power quality and reliability; support greater integration of intermittent renewable power; and supply energy to California’s electricity market, overseen by the California Independent System Operator. EPRI’s reports will be made available to the public.

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T he Fall edition of the EPRI Journal has a feature story called The Plug In Hybrid Vehicle: Beyond Gasoline by Lucy Sanna Here is the PDF.

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Largest public EV charging center in California opens in Santa Clara

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Santa Clara’s municipal electric utility Silicon Valley Power (SVP) collaborated with the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), Joint Venture Silicon Valley, ChargePoint and MJR Electric to obtain a grant of $393,000 from the California Energy Commission to pay for the equipment and construction of the charging center. The largest public multi-standard electric vehicle charging facility in California officially opened in Santa Clara.

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Johnson Controls to supply Li-ion batteries for plug-in hybrid trucks in DOE project

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Odyne, in conjunction with the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and the South Coast Air Quality Management District of California, has been selected to participate in a $45 million dollar DOE grant. Johnson Controls will supply Lithium-ion batteries to power large plug-in hybrid trucks as part of a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) electrification initiative.

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Eaton to Support Project to Develop and Deploy Medium-Duty Plug-in Hybrid Systems; Stimulus Funding to Support Largest Commercial PHEV Demonstration to Date

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Eaton will work with grant recipient South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) and other affiliates, including the Electrical Power Research Institute (EPRI), Altec Industries, Compact Power Inc., This project leverages Eaton’s current hybrid electric system and builds upon nearly three years of ongoing work by Eaton and EPRI to develop PHEV technology for commercial vehicles. Mark Duvall, director of Electric Transportation at EPRI.

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Coulomb Technologies Awarded $3.4M from CA Energy Commission to Install Electric Vehicles Infrastructure

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The first California installation of the ChargePoint America program will be at the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) headquarters in Palo Alto, California. The EPRI stations will be used to collect research data on the requirements of workplace charging. Coulomb Technologies has been awarded $3,417,000 from the California Energy Commission through matching funds; this will bring a $12 million project into California, including $5 million of federal funding.

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VIA Motors receives EPA Certificate of Conformity for eREV Van; 23 delivered, 3 more in transit

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VIA Motors is currently working with the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and the California South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) to deliver plug-in hybrid electric vehicles to electric utility fleets as part of a nationwide demonstration supported by the Department of Energy.

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DOE HPC4Mfg program funds 13 projects to advance US manufacturing; welding, Li-S batteries among projects

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Among the projects selected are one by GM and EPRI of California to improve welding techniques for automobile manufacturing and power plant builds in partnership with Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). GM and EPRI. A US Department of Energy (DOE) program designed to spur the use of high performance supercomputers to advance US manufacturing has funded 13 new industry projects for a total of $3.8 million.

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DOE to invest $15.8M in nuclear fuel storage research

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As part of its commitment to developing an effective strategy for the safe and secure storage and management of used nuclear fuel, the US Department of Energy (DOE) today announced a new dry storage research and development project led by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI). The research project led by EPRI will focus on studying these issues.

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Nissan begins testing combination of LEAF EVs and “LEAF to Home” for grid demand response services

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For example, the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), along with 8 automakers (not including Nissan) and 16 utilities and regional transmission organizations is demonstrating the Open Vehicle-Grid Integration (VGI) Platform software system, developed by EPRI and Sumitomo Electric Industries. Nissan Motor Corporation has begun testing in Japan of a system to use electric vehicle technology to help power grids cope with peaks in demand.

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GM to Begin Sales of Volt in California, Other Lead Markets to Follow; Partnership with Utilities

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Chevrolet is also partnering with three California utilities and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) as part of an extended, real-world demonstration and research program to introduce customers to electric vehicles, advance vehicle electrification and establish vehicle charging programs to pave the way for consumers. They join EPRI, an independent, nonprofit research organization based in Palo Alto, Calif.,

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