LENR Thermal and LENR Electrical energy technologies will have a profound effect on the electrical production industries of today. This black swan landing will cause waves of transition throughout all sectors. Collaboration between electrical generating plant owners and LENR manufacturers can smooth some of these waves of transition, mitigating risks of specific economic bubbles bursting. For success this requires changes in regulations and policy. This is a sustainability goal which leading think tanks in the electrical production industry can initiate and organize.

The Electrical Power Research Institute EPRI is a think tank and research organization associated with the US and International electric power production industries. From leading research, production through transmission, improved access, to storage and sustainability they are one of the top go to leaders improving electrical power utility and use worldwide.

They have also been involved with LENR research and cold fusion conferences for a number of years (google “LENR EPRI” or “EPRI LENR CANR”). The following work was done by them in 2012.

Program on Technology Innovation: Assessment of Novel Energy Production Mechanisms in a Nanoscale Metal Lattice

To understand the quality and scope of the work of EPRI study their site and publications. Here are a few of their programs for review before preceding with the rest of the article.

Study EPRI annual sustainability efforts for electric power companies which includes the “Energy Sustainability Supplemental Program 2016".

Study “EPRI’s 2016 Research Portfolio Research Offerings to Shape the Future of Electricity

EPRI works extensively with the U.S. and International nuclear power industries. Study EPRI Nuclear Works which are impressive.

Study EPRI Nuclear Featured Research - New Plants

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Through its Advanced Nuclear Technology Program, EPRI focuses on developing the technologies and tools to support the safe, economic, and reliable deployment of advanced nuclear plants in the near term, while pursuing research to inform decisions regarding nuclear sustainability and growth in the long term. - end quote

Todays Electrical Power Production and LENR Transition

Through its’ excellent programs EPRI has led leaders of the industry, bringing them together in finding solutions to problems facing the producers of electrical power. Their current programs enlist leaders of electrical power generating facilities facing the question of sustainability.

Sustainability for electric power production companies takes on new meaning in light of emergent LENR energy. EPRI is a think tank leader, surpassing all other energy think tanks, in LENR energy research and analysis. EPRI is clearly enthusiastic about LENR and the folks there are probably very excited about recent developments in the field. I expect they are prepared to incorporate LENR technology into their programs and efforts toward sustainability.

There are plans being made to bring LENR high process steam to coal fired power plants (replacing coal) and plans to bring LENR transmutation to nuclear fired power plants (transmuting spent fuel rods to benign elements) also providing high process steam. EPRI is poised to become an international leader in these efforts, which will help by spinning those turbines and generators with LENR thermal, keeping these facilities solvent and sustainable through the investment recovery period and plant lifetime. This will smooth the LENR wave of transition, in these specific markets, preventing this economic bubbles’ collapse. (google “LENR coal power plants” and “LENR U 238 power plants”)

This can only take place through changes in national and international regulations and policy making throughout the world. EPRI is also poised to influence policy makers in the electrical power production industry and leaders of other energy think tanks through any LENR energy and LENR sustainability programs they may create. I believe the people at EPRI will do so.

This writing is based on my hopes and thoughts and is not meant, in any way, to represent the intentions of EPRI. I continue to be inspired by the quality and depth of their work in the electrical power industry and their high standing in the field of LENR energy research and development. Good will and best wishes to the folks at EPRI, I hope for success in all their endeavors.

This writing has also been inspired by these two recent articles :

Rossi: “Practically Impossible” to Retrofit Coal Power Plants with E-Cats Due to Authorization Issues” Aug. 4, 2015 by Frank Acland at E-Cat World

Quote Andre Rossi

“I understand that there is the drama of the jobs bound to coal mining, but this too is an issue that can be resolved by technological retrofitting. When I proposed to retrofit coal fueled power plants with a system of E-Cats, I have been told that it is practically impossible due to permissions and authorizations bound issues: maybe to ease the retrofitting authorizations could be an intelligent compromise.”

LENR Cities European Leader of LENR’S Industrial Future” Feb. 24, 2016 by Peter Gluck at Ego Out

Quote Michel Vanderberghe

“A first Project is to develop in the coming months a first disruptive technology, a Nuclear Waste Remediation technology, that is to say a transmutation technology and the stake is to develop a scalable solution.”

LENR Energy Environment Think Tank Resource

Emergent LENR Energy

Think Tank LENR Energy Reports

Spain Think Tank Prospektiker

Study on water, energy and food security Nexus: research and innovation in the context of climate change Draft State of the Art Report“ ref. PP-02001-2014

U.S. Think Tank EPRI

Program on Technology Innovation: Assessment of Novel Energy Production Mechanisms in a Nanoscale Metal Lattice

Norway Think Tank Om Civita

LENR - A new, inexpensive and pollution-free energy?

U.S. Think Tank Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs

Building the Bridge to an Energy Secure Future: Energy Policies for the 21st Century

Post script

Consider “the drama of the jobs bound to coal mining” (quote Andre Rossi) in regards to their disruption due to LENR transition.

Ask yourself this...

Would you rather work in a coal mine in China, in the U.S. or elsewhere, or would you like to work in an LENR thermal reactor factory or at a coal fired power plant LENR conversion project?

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Which will ensure more jobs and a robust economy (and pleasantly healthy work environment), coal mining work or LENR energy transition work?

Hydro Fusion:

China Invested $121 Million USD in LENR Technology

Today the Swedish E-Cat licensee HydroFusion published a new summary of the fourth quarter of 2015 and also released some interesting news about a heavy investment of China into LENR:

Consider this...

This is a MIT Technology Review

Protests Rise as China Lays Off Millions of Coal Workers

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China is finally making progress in curing its coal addiction, but the withdrawal symptoms are starting to hit some of its most vulnerable citizens. The government said on Monday that 1.8 million workers in the coal and steel industries will be laid off this year, representing more than 10 percent of the total steel workforce and fully one-fifth of the workers in the coal industry, according to economic research firm IHS Insights. The central government says it will invest more than $15 billion in retraining and job placement for laid-off workers. -end quote

(by the way that is $8,333.33 per person. According to CNN’s online global wage calculator, which uses data from the International Labor Organization, the average annual salary of a worker in China’s private sector was 28,752 yuan (about $4,755)).

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That leaves over $6 billion to build new factories... (assume paying each laid off worker an annual salary for one year of retraining and job placement)

Will China put these folks to working MEGA LENR reactor factories?

Of course they will, in a heart beat.