EPRI conducts research supporting the safe, reliable, cost-effective, and environmentally responsible use of nuclear power as a generation option. Through global collaboration with nuclear power plant operators, regulatory agencies, and other research organizations,
EPRI develops cost-effective technologies, technical guidance, and knowledge transfer tools that help maximize the value of existing nuclear assets and inform the deployment of new nuclear technology.
Increase the understanding of materials aging mechanisms in nuclear reactors and develop technologies to mitigate and monitor degradation.
Develop the technical basis for preventing fuel failures through research into failure mechanisms, analysis of failed fuel rods, and development of fuel reliability guidelines.
High Level Waste and Spent Fuel Management
Inform industry and regulatory decisions affecting waste management, including advanced fuel cycles, used fuel transportation, geologic repository capacity, and interim storage requirements.
Develop and qualify nondestructive evaluation technologies that can be used to guide decisions on whether and when to replace, repair, or continue operation of components.
AP Equipment Reliability
Develop tools, techniques, and practices that can increase overall nuclear plant reliability and safety.
AP Safety and Risk Technology
Develop risk and safety assessment tools and techniques that enable nuclear plant owners to make technically sound design, maintenance and operational decisions.
AP Chemistry, Radiation Safety and Decommissioning
Develop guidance and technologies to improve water chemistry practices, enhance low-level waste management, reduce radiation exposure, and inform plant decommissioning efforts.
AP Strategic Initiatives
Incorporate plant operating experience and research results into tools and guidance that increase confidence and reduce risks associated with deploying new nuclear power plants and that can inform decisions regarding extended operations of existing plants.