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Systems Integration

Systems Integration considers the relationships among electricity, thermal, and fuel systems and data and information networks to ensure optimal integration and interoperability across the entire energy system spectrum.

Advanced R&D in systems integration ranges from technology innovation to electric, fuel, thermal, and water infrastructure deployment. System integration research areas include:

  • Prototype testing through hardware-in-the-loop
  • Energy system integration
  • Energy storage
  • Renewable energy integration
  • Microgrids
  • Electric vehicle integration
  • Energy management systems
  • Advanced metering technology
  • High-level system integration
  • New distribution scenarios such as household DC systems and residential-scale generation and storage integrated with home energy management systems.

Learn more about NREL's systems integration R&D with these partners: