Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) initiated an internal National Electric Generation Siting Study, which is an ongoing multiphase study addressing several key questions related to our national electrical energy supply....More
This report outlines the results of a study of the impact of climate change on the energy infrastructure of California and the San Francisco Bay region, including impacts on power plant generation; transmission line and substation capacity during heat spells; wildfires near transmission lines; sea level encroachment upon power plants, substations, and natural gas facilities; and peak electrical demand....More
The electric power Transmission Line Security Monitor (TLSM) System is fundamentally a communications network of small, inexpensive, low-power electronic sensor platforms that are mounted on one conductor at each tower of an electric power transmission or distribution system....More
This guide provides an overview of best practices for energy-efficient data center design that spans the categories of IT systems and their environmental conditions, data center air manage-ment, cooling and electrical systems, on-site generation, and heat recovery....More
This report is about a work effort where the overall objectives were to establish a methodology and approach for selected transmission and distribution (T&D) grid modernization; monitor the results; and report on the findings, recommendations, and lessons learned....More
Coal-fired plants in the US are increasingly being shuttered due to tighter environmental regulations and the high cost of required corrective capital improvements. As these plants go offline, what's forgotten is the ripple effect on power quality, system resiliency, and reliability. The free white paper, The age of the new energy miner presents additional details about technology options that can help ensure continued grid reliability in the era of coal retirement.