Explore our archive of Advanced Research on Integrated Energy Systems (ARIES) news stories.

Oct. 30, 2023

Q&A With Nicholas Ryan: Building the Foundation for Cyber Evaluations at Scale

During Cybersecurity Awareness Month, learn from Nicholas Ryan, an NREL cybersecurity researcher, about his contributions to NREL's cyber range.

Oct. 18, 2023

Electric Utility Companies and Co-Ops Can Unleash the Grid Edge With This Unique NREL Asset

There is a secret weapon for making the right distribution grid investments: the Advanced Distribution Management System (ADMS) test bed at NREL.

Oct. 16, 2023

Q&A With Rob Hovsapian: The Engineer Who Solves Crises Before They Happen

Rob Hovsapian, a mechanical engineer, is building a massive machine—one that could help solve future crises. In NREL's latest Manufacturing Masterminds Q&A, Hovsapian shares what kind of rare, national events the SuperLab might help solve.

Aug. 23, 2023

10 Years of Leading Energy Systems Innovation

Ten advancements that represent the full uniqueness, foresight, and continued importance of NREL's Energy Systems Integration Facility.

Aug. 22, 2023

News Release: R&D 100 Awards Honor NREL Innovations

R&D World magazine presented NREL with two of its annual R&D 100 Awards for research innovations.

Aug. 10, 2023

City of Cordova and U.S. Department of Energy Push Envelope of Microgrid Design

Cordova, Alaska, has historic collaboration from the U.S. Department of Energy that changed the city's electrical system into a model for resilient and modern technology.

July 17, 2023

Quantum Computers Can Now Interface With Power Grid Equipment

The power system is so complex that even supercomputers struggle to efficiently solve certain optimization problems. But quantum computers might fare better, and now researchers can explore that prospect thanks to a software interface between quantum computers and grid equipment.

June 30, 2023

Power Electronics Workshop Invites Industry To Collaborate Around Grid Stability Challenges

Growth in renewable energy has initiated an era of power electronics for the grid, and engineers are grappling with the change.

June 22, 2023

Researchers Can Now Build Huge Hydropower Plants In the Lab

Today's hydropower plants could be even better—and more flexible—if researchers can find a better way to study these big, complex facilities. Learn how NREL researchers have designed a way to do exactly that.

March 30, 2023

Combined 'SuperLab' Demonstrates Unique Hybrid Power Plant

For a 60-minute period in January 2023, a power plant like no other existed in the U.S. Mountain West.


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