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Energy Systems Integration Facility Newsroom

The Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF) will be one of the only megawatt-scale test facilities in the United States that integrates electricity, thermal, and fuel systems with high performance modeling and simulation capabilities. NREL scientists and engineers at the ESIF will research and test integrated energy systems, devices, and concepts for electric supply and demand systems. Find ESIF news and information here for the media.

News Stories

Learn how the ESIF will lead the way in overhauling the nation's electricity infrastructure in the New Facility to Transform U.S. Energy Infrastructure article from NREL's Continuum Magazine.

Subscribe to the Energy Systems Integration Facility eNewsletter and read past issues.

Fact Sheets

View and download the Energy Systems Integration Facility: Transforming Our Nation's Grid fact sheet for details about the ESIF design-build approach, labs and equipment, high-performance computing capabilities, and energy conservation strategies.


Read about and download proceedings and presentations from ESIF workshops held for energy stakeholders, universities, and other national laboratories.

Media Contacts

Refer to these media contacts if you are a member of the media and have questions about the Energy Systems Integration Facility.

U.S. Department of Energy, Golden Field Office

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) developed the vision for an energy-efficient facility for scientists and engineers to design, test, and analyze energy systems and components. NREL designed the ESIF to enable economic, reliable integration of renewable electricity, fuel production, storage, and building efficiency technologies with the U.S. electricity delivery infrastructure.

  • John Horst
    U.S. Department of Energy, Golden Field Office

  • Eric Escudero
    U.S. Department of Energy, Golden Field Office

National Renewable Energy Laboratory

NREL is the site of the Energy Systems Integration Facility, which will house about 200 NREL scientists and engineers, 15 fully equipped state-of-the-art laboratories, visualization capabilities, a data center, and several outdoor test beds. NREL is developing the building's low-energy requirements and leading the design-build construction process.

  • Heather Lammers
    National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Public Affairs Office

  • George Douglas
    National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Public Affairs Office

JE Dunn Construction Company

JE Dunn Construction Company is a commercial general contractor with expertise in building construction management, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), and sustainable construction. The Energy Systems Integration Facility ultra-efficient building design will achieve, at minimum, LEED Gold Certification and will be a model for energy-efficient facilities.