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Electrical Characterization Laboratory

In the Energy Systems Integration Facility's Electrical Characterization Laboratory, researchers test the ability of electrical equipment to withstand high-voltage surges and high-current faults. A control room provides a safe location for researchers and video links to the test area.

Photo of a researcher measuring electrical characteristics that emulate the characteristics of distribution lines in power systems.

Capability Hubs

The Electrical Characterization Laboratory offers the following capability.

High-Voltage Characterization

The high-voltage characterization hub offers a Class 1, Div 2 lab with moderate temperature control and attached control room for performing volatile or hazardous testing of distributed energy resources.

Key Infrastructure

Air handling unit with primary heating and secondary chilled water; control room; Class 1, Division 1 electrical infrastructure