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Advanced Energy

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The Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF) at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) was recently designated a national user facility by the Energy Department, so utilities, industry, and other national laboratories can use the facility to develop their technologies with the added benefit of working hand-in-hand with some of the most expert grid integration scientists and engineers in the world. With the ESIF's megawatt-scale research, development, and testing capabilities, along with high performance petascale computing, there is no better place in the world to tackle today's grid integration challenges.

Become a Partner

User facility access to the ESIF is awarded through the review and approval of user proposals, depending on the scientific merit, suitability of the user facilities, and the appropriateness of the work to DOE objectives, and includes a signed user agreement for the facility. Learn more about partnering with NREL at the ESIF.

Current Partners

Industry, academia, and government are working together at the Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF) to modernize our electric infrastructure so it can accommodate the unique operating characteristics of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies, modern building systems, and plug-in electric vehicles. The ESIF provides a way to test exciting new hardware and to make sure that it all works together in tomorrow's grid of the future.

Learn more about our work with these partners: