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Working with Us

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Collaborate with NREL's world-class distributed grid integration research staff at the Energy Systems Integration Facility.

NREL's electric infrastructure systems research involves industry, academia, other national laboratories, and various standards organizations through collaborative work and the use of our facilities.

Collaborative Work

To engage in collaborative work for NREL's distributed energy integration systems, you can:

  • Work with NREL through cooperative research and development agreements (CRADAs).
    This is the most widely used means of industrial collaboration.

  • Participate in subcontracted research.
    More than half of NREL's budget supports U.S. Department of Energy-directed research conducted by large and small private companies, universities, research institutes, and consultants.

  • Pay NREL to conduct research independently through strategic partnership projects (SPPs) or sponsored research.
    This is an effective way for industry to take advantage of NREL's expertise and unique research facilities.

  • Work with NREL researchers through mentored research internships and fellowships for undergraduate and graduate students.

Using Our Facilities

NREL, through the support of the U.S. Department of Energy, has two state-of-the-art facilities for electric infrastructure systems research:

Standards associations and industry have taken advantage of NREL's distributed energy capabilities to evaluate and validate their products and processes.

Contact Us

Please contact us if you would like to explore collaboration opportunities in NREL's distributed grid integration research.

Bill Kramer (303) 275-3844