EPRI PEAC Corporation Your Power Quality Services Company
EPRI PEAC is a subsidiary of EPRISolutions, whose mission is to discover, develop, and deliver advances in science and technology for the benefit of electric utilities, their customers, and society. Funded through annual membership dues, EPRI’s work covers a wide range of technologies related to the generation, delivery, and use of electricity, with special attention paid to cost-effectiveness and environmental concerns.
1. Support electric utilities and their customers in their efforts to understand, diagnose, solve, and prevent power quality problems and improve the efficient use of electricity.
2. Help electric utilities solidify durable, beneficial
relationships with their customers, manufacturers, and standards
3. Empower utilities and industry with knowledge and tools to
compete in an era of deregulation.
Summary of Capabilities
Testing and Research:
Customized Research and Diagnostic Services:
Power Quality Publications:
The Power Quality Hotline:
Power Quality Training:
EPRI PEAC now offers four additional courses and workshop options:
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EPRI PEAC offers ongoing opportunities for qualified organizations to leverage their research funds by conducting several collaboratively funded research projects each year. These projects offer the opportunity for electric utilities, manufacturers, equipment users, and standards organizations to participate in research projects designed to understand, solve, and prevent power quality problems. EPRI PEAC has conducted dozens of collaborative research projects, the results of which have influenced national and international standards.
Our new Power Quality/Distributed Generation/Energy Storage laboratory is a unique facility designed to provide critical information related to interconnection and compatibility issues of distributed resources. Four collaborative projects are currently available and additional projects will be added in the near future.
Current opportunities include:
1. Power Quality in Chiller Systems 2. Incompatibility Between High-Efficiency Residential HVAC Units and the Distribution System Caused by Inrush Current 3. Evaluation of a "Batteryless" Transformer-Based Sag and Interruption Ride-Through Device for Commercial and Industrial Process Control 4. Completing the Circuit: A Utility Industry Response for Removing Potential Barriers to Interconnection of Distributed Resources
In its recent report, Making Connections, DOE's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) identified a number of technical issues, business practices, and regulatory rules that can increase the cost of and unnecessarily delay or even stop viable projects with potential benefits for both end users and power-delivery companies.
EPRI and the utility industry are responding with initiatives to test and certify DR hardware and several research projects aimed at answering system compatibility questions. These projects are part of EPRI's new "Completing the Circuit" series of DR-related projects. These projects are an important part of the utility industry's response to potential DR interconnection barriers identified in the recent DOE/NREL "Barriers Report" Making Connections. All projects qualify for EPRI Tailored Collaboration (TC) funding.
EPRI PEAC Corporation hopes to see you at the following events.
|Part 3: Exploring Energy, Deregulation, and the Digital Society||November 1-2, 2001||San Francisco, CA|
|The schedule for Powering Electronics for Distributed Energy Resources, Part 2 will be posted soon. Please check back often!|
|Power Electronics for Distributed Energy Resources (DER)|
|Part 1: Planning a Framework||October 26–27, 2000||Knoxville, TN|
|Part 1: Strategies and Planning||November 16–17, 2000||Nashville, TN|
|Part 2: Strategies and Solutions for a Digital World||May 8–9, 2001||Kansas City, MO|
|The schedule for Power Electronics Training Sessions will be posted soon. Please check back often!|