PALO ALTO, Calif., April 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- In recognition of Earth Day, the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) will host a week-long webcast series highlighting impactful research and development (R&D) important to accelerating carbon reduction across the energy ecosystem.
"The R&D EPRI unearths, tests and brings to market is the foundation of a net-zero energy future," said EPRI President and CEO Arshad Mansoor. "Getting to net zero requires aligning on interconnected technology pathways spanning the entire energy system. EPRI is enabling a cleaner future by leading the development of broad-based technologies and tailored approaches, from advancing low-carbon resources to growing efficient electrification."
EPRI's Earth Week 2021 will consist of six sessions taking place April 19-23.
Session 1: Pathways to Decarbonization Kicking off the Earth Week 2021 series with an executive-level discussion spanning the roles of decarbonization, electrification, resiliency, and equity in the clean energy transition
Session 2: Nuclear's Role in a Clean Energy Future Addressing the role of existing nuclear fleets as the bridge to a low-carbon energy future, highlighting advanced technologies and developments, and exploring "products" nuclear can provide beyond electricity
Session 3: Electrification for a Net-Zero World Examining end-use electrification solutions to real-world programs – such as efficient disinfection – and accelerating electric vehicle opportunities and infrastructure development
Session 4: Low-Carbon Resources Initiative: Research Vision Outlining research, development, and demonstration activities to enable economy-wide decarbonization through eight research areas as part of the Low-Carbon Resources Initiative (LCRI), jointly led by EPRI and Gas Technology Institute, including discussions around the importance of industry collaboration and global perspectives on hydrogen
Session 5: Low-Carbon Resources Initiative: Unpacking the Research Vision Detailing the eight research areas necessary to enable deep, economy-wide decarbonization, including the importance of demonstration projects
Session 6: Sustainability and Equity in the Clean Energy Transition Exploring how companies' decarbonization activities can drive their sustainability strategies, the meanings of equity and environmental justice through the clean energy transition, and opportunities to address equity across the electricity value chain
Organizations participating in EPRI's Earth Week 2021 sessions include American Electric Power, Black and Veatch, Dominion Energy, Duke Energy, Edison International, Hydrogen Council, International Energy Agency, Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, America, National Fuel Gas, New York Power Authority, Salt River Project, SoCalGas, Southern Company, Tri-State Generation and Transmission, U.S. Department of Energy, and World Energy Forum.
About EPRI The Electric Power Research Institute, Inc. (EPRI, www.epri.com) conducts research and development relating to the generation, delivery and use of electricity for the benefit of the public. An independent, nonprofit organization, EPRI brings together its scientists and engineers as well as experts from academia and industry to help address challenges in electricity, including reliability, efficiency, health, safety and the environment. EPRI's members represent more than 90 percent of the electricity generated and delivered in the United States, and international participation extends to 40 countries. EPRI's principal offices and laboratories are in Palo Alto, Calif.; Charlotte, N.C.; Knoxville, Tenn.; and Lenox, Mass.