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At the Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF), NREL offers partners access to an award-winning, state-of-the-art lab space and specialized scientists and engineers to help move new technologies forward.
The ESIF was designed to be a connection point where industry, academia, and government could work together on the most complex and important global energy challenges of our time. Learn about our user access program.
Competitive Procurement for Microgrid Controller Technology
NREL recently issued a Notice of Intent for a dual-staged competitive procurement, calling for a microgrid controller technology to be installed in a permanent microgrid research testbed at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF). The dual-stage solicitation requires selected respondents to demonstrate their controller’s functionality in a controller-hardware-in-the-loop (CHIL) testbed and in a power-hardware-in-the-loop (PHIL) testbed at the ESIF. Selected respondents must also undergo a cybersecurity evaluation prior to final selection. Learn more by reviewing the Notice of Intent and register for an informational webinar on this uniquque opportunity on May 5, 2017, at 9:30 a.m. MDT.
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With our combination of cutting-edge facilities and team of scientists and engineers, NREL works with partners on transformative projects at the ESIF.
Learn about our technology partnership agreements.