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Research Highlights

NREL's energy systems integration (ESI) research spans technologies, laboratories, and scales. Learn more about our work through these highlights.

Redefining What's Possible for Renewable Energy: Grid Integration

A video released by the NREL Energy Analysis program shows how NREL research and analysis are redefining what's possible for renewable energy on the grid.

ESIF Fueling Robot Automates Hydrogen Hose Reliability Testing

An automated robot in the Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF) mimics fueling action to test hydrogen hoses for durability in real-world conditions.

NREL Report Redefines Wind as a Grid Stabilizer, Not a Liability

NREL transmission researchers have explored how wind power can support power system reliability—and do so economically.

ESIF Plugs Utility-Scale Hardware into Simulated Grids to Assess Integration Effects

At the ESIF, integrated, megawatt-scale power hardware-in-the-loop capability allows researchers and manufacturers to test new energy technologies at full power in real-time simulations.