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Electric Power Research Institute

Learn about NREL's partnership projects with the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI).

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NREL, EPRI Validate Advanced Microgrid Controller with ESIF’s Virtual Microgrid Model 

NREL is working with EPRI to validate the peformance of a Spirae-developed microgrid controller that can manage 1-10 megawatts of aggregated generation capacity.

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EPRI and Schneider Electric Demonstrate Distributed Resource Communications at NREL 

EPRI and Schneider Electric are working with NREL to demonstrate communication technologies for distributed energy resources.

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EPRI Validates Grid Benefits of Connected Devices at the ESIF 

NREL and its partners have validated ways in which smart, connected devices enable more clean energy technologies on the electric power grid.