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User Access Calls for Proposals

The Energy Systems Integration Facility’s (ESIF’s) user access program issues calls for proposals throughout the year. 

ESIF's Annual User Call

NREL’s Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF) is a designated U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) user facility. The 182,500-ft2 ESIF provides state-of-the-art laboratory and support infrastructure to optimize the design and performance of electrical, thermal, fuel, and information technologies and systems at scale.

The ESIF is DOE’s first user facility that can conduct integrated megawatt-scale research, development, and demonstration of the components and strategies needed to safely and seamlessly integrate clean energy technologies into our existing energy infrastructure. 

Proposals are accepted on an ongoing basis. User access is subject to availability. Please contact Sarah.Truitt@nrel.gov with questions.

Note to NREL Staff: NREL staff must complete the “short form” of the Resource Allocation Request Form to request ESIF lab space and/or equipment.

To Submit a Request:

Step 1: Fill out the ESIF Resource Allocation Request Form  

Step 2: Submit your request on the application portal.  

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