EPRI released an interactive, easy-to-use reference tool that enables users to evaluate the benefits and impacts of electricity generation technologies in a number of key areas.
This on-line version of a previously released printed reference card allows users to compare technologies – renewables, coal, natural gas and nuclear – with respect to variables such as construction costs, emissions, waste products and the ability to generate electricity when needed. It includes an interactive matrix that allows users to mouse across color-coded “favorability bubbles” to obtain supporting information for a given generation technology.
In another portion of the Web site, users can interact with a U.S. map to see how the generation mix varies by region and how it compares to the country’s overall generation portfolio. Individual pages for each generation technology provide overview information for that technology and a summary of its favorability characteristics.
The reference card is available on the EPRI web site by clicking on the “Exploring Options” item in the bottom Spotlight section.