The following news items represent work being done by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).
October 21, 2014
First-of-its-kind collaborative report suggests approaches to help mitigate the market design issues that variable renewable generation brings.
September 4, 2014
The Energy Department has released the National Offshore Wind Energy Grid Interconnection Study (NOWEGIS), which considers the availability and potential impacts of interconnecting large amounts of offshore wind energy into the transmission system of the lower 48 contiguous United States.
July 28, 2014
NREL is accelerating the availability of next-generation technologies by making it easier for industry partners to work with the lab.
June 26, 2014
As "big data" plays an increasing role in the renewable energy industry, NREL's Peregrine supercomputer is ready to take flight.
May 28, 2014
NREL's Energy Systems Integration Facility is the hub for testing devices that can power through outages.
May 22, 2014
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory has announced up to $6.5 million in funding for high-impact research, development, and demonstration in the Energy Systems Integration Facility.
March 27, 2014
The editors of R&D Magazine have named the Energy Department’s Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF) as the 2014 Laboratory of the Year. Located on the campus of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colo., research at ESIF transforms how the nation generates, delivers and uses energy by modernizing the interplay between energy sources, infrastructure, and data.
March 24, 2014
A new study from the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) finds that the economic benefit of transmitting wind energy from Wyoming to the California energy market are likely to exceed the cost.
February 6, 2014
Dan Arvizu, director of the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), has been elected to membership in the National Academy of Engineering.
January 20, 2014
The Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), along with partners from the Electric Power Research Institute and the University of Colorado have completed a comprehensive study to understand how wind power technology can assist the power grid by controlling the active power output being placed onto the system. The rest of the power system’s resources have traditionally been adjusted around wind to support a reliable and efficient system. The research that led to this report challenges that concept.