Analysis at NREL
NREL complements its scientific research with high-quality, credible, and technology-neutral analysis that spans the entire energy portfolio to inform policy and investment decisions.
These studies help to illuminate what is possible and provide critical guidance for energy policymakers and investors.
Worldwide Best Practices Integrate Renewables in Electricity Markets
OpenEI.org facilitates access to data and empowers the energy community to use and contribute to the collection.
How will our grid infrastructure accommodate increasing amounts of renewable energy?
NREL has two models that examine the operation of the electrical grid when connected to renewable systems:
ReEDS, the Regional Energy Deployment System, which looks at the build-out of generation and transmission systems
FESTIV, the Flexible Energy Scheduling Tool for Integration of Variable Generation, which examines the impacts of variability from energy sources.