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User Access

Through its user access program, the Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF) allows researchers access to the nation's premier facility in support of research and development that aims to optimize our entire energy system at full power. 

Researchers from industry, utilities, academia, and scientific institutions may work independently or side-by-side with NREL experts to develop and validate clean energy technologies by responding to NREL's user access calls for proposals. Various types of solicitations for proposals are posted throughout the year and listed below as opportunities become available. 

Requests for access to ESIF laboratories are accepted on an ongoing basis. User access is subject to availability. Please contact with questions.

To Submit a Request:

Step 1: Fill out the ESIF User Access Request Form.

Step 2: Submit your request on the ESIF User Request Portal.

For more information on partnering agreements, please view NREL's Technology Partnership Agreements page.