Energy Systems Integration Facility News
June 7, 2019
Scientists and Engineers to Discuss Ways to Surpass Current State-of-the-Art for Transportation and Electrical Grid Applications
June 3, 2019
Gruchalla's experience working on an icebreaker helps him design, build NREL's visualization lab, show researchers their projects in new ways.
May 28, 2019
We need the ability to plan our power, whichever way the wind blows. This means that system operators need real-time information--easily navigable and visually coherent--to truly build an intuition around wind power. They now have access to such a tool with WindView, a tool for visualizing wind power forecasts, created by NREL, Argonne National Laboratory, and University of Texas-Dallas.
April 25, 2019
Adarsh Nagarajan is the group manager for Power System Design and Planning at NREL. One of his specializations includes finding solutions and understanding grid integration challenges of various emerging technologies, such as solar, wind, and energy storage systems. We sat down with Nagarajan to learn more about the exciting new collaborations he's part of at NREL.
March 25, 2019
When a series of cyberattacks surged through the Denver Tech Center, NREL Cybersecurity Analysts Joshua Rivera, Adarsh Hasandka, and Anuj Sanghvi could just watch--and wait. That's because they were volunteers at the eighth Rocky Mountain Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition.
March 21, 2019
A special NREL Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) procurement team is responsible for directly supporting almost $14 billion worth of upgrades to federal energy infrastructure projects using unique contracting and financing mechanisms, ensuring federal facilities received the energy efficiency and renewable energy upgrades they needed.
March 6, 2019
Building owners and energy managers looking to evaluate renewable energy and storage economics for their site can use REopt™ Lite's custom utility rate tariff capabilities and an integrated critical load profile builder—new features that allow a more detailed energy analysis without leaving the tool.
Feb. 26, 2019
Urban planners have not historically dealt in energy issues, yet clean energy is a growing focus around the world and urban planners' role in energy transitions is evolving as demand increases.
Feb. 25, 2019
Annabelle Pratt is a principal engineer for the Power Systems Engineering Center at NREL. Pratt specializes in microgrid and home energy management systems (HEMS), and her work has included the evaluation of microgrid controllers and advanced distribution management systems (ADMS). We sat down with Pratt to learn more about her work and the newest research in these areas.
Feb. 25, 2019
The 30 companies were selected after a competitive application and review process from more than 150 applicants.
Jan. 31, 2019
Download the 2018 ESIF Annual Report to get highlights on the ESIF's greatest achievements from the year. In 2018, research at the ESIF adapted and aligned to address the challenges that are shaping the electric grid today and into the future—from new types of partnerships, to developments in autonomous energy systems research, to a greater focus on energy security and resilience.
Jan. 31, 2019
Murali Baggu is the laboratory program manager (LPM) for grid integration at NREL. Through his work with the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Office of Electricity and Grid Modernization Initiative program, Baggu has been shaping the direction of power systems research at NREL. Baggu sat down with us to discuss his role at NREL and his work on various projects.
Jan. 24, 2019
Seventeen Eaton employees are co-located at NREL under a cooperative agreement signed last January between the laboratory and the multinational power management company.
Jan. 8, 2019
Now in production use, the ultra-efficient Eagle high-performance computer will power scientific insights to accelerate our energy system transformation.
Jan. 8, 2019
This upgrade will enable megawatt-scale research that generates nearly twice that amount of power to occur at the same time--increasing opportunities for more grid-connected technologies, including solar panels, batteries, and additional wind turbines.
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