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Research and Development

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NREL researchers are tackling a range of energy systems integration challenges to create a smarter, more reliable, and more resilient power grid.
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NREL's energy systems integration research and development projects focus on developing, evaluating, and demonstrating innovative technologies and strategies for seamless integration with the electric grid. We work in partnership with manufacturers, utilities, and others to find solutions to achieve the most efficient, flexible, and reliable energy system.

NREL performs energy systems integration research and development in the following areas: