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About the Strategic Energy Analysis Center (SEAC)

What is the SEAC?

NREL and the Strategic Energy Analysis Center (SEAC) conduct a broad range of energy analysis in support of NREL programs and initiatives, DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), technology transfer, and the greater energy analysis community. SEAC integrates and supports the energy analysis functions located in many of the Laboratory's research programs and technology centers. With offices in Washington, D.C., and Golden, Colorado, SEAC promotes understanding and collaboration through partnerships, publications, and various on-line resources.

What is the mission of the NREL SEAC?

The SEAC's mission is to increase the understanding of the current and future characteristics, roles, and interactions of government, markets, and technology; and to use that understanding to inform technology, program, policy, and market decisions as energy-efficient and renewable energy technologies advance from concept to commercial application.

What types of energy analyses does NREL conduct?

Energy analysis at NREL is conducted in five major areas of interest, focusing on technology, market, policy, and sustainability analysis. This analysis covers a broad range of research programs — from life-cycle assessments to vehicle systems to online renewable energy analysis applications. The analyses aim to understand the interaction of policy, technology and their applications, and markets.

How can I work with the SEAC?

The SEAC staff has capabilities that span a wide range of renewable energy technologies. You can learn more about their crosscutting analysis capabilities, energy-modeling background, and technology expertise under the Staff section of this site. Also, check out the Working with Us section for contact information.