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NREL advances critical science and technology through innovative research and development to improve the nation's electrical grid infrastructure, making it more flexible, reliable, resilient, secure, and sustainable.

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Connecting Utilities to Modern Controls

NREL's advanced distribution management system test bed allows utilities to validate their modernized system before it is deployed.

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Self-driving power systems will efficiently match bidirectional energy supply and demand.

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Stay up to date on grid modernization research with this monthly recap of news from the lab and around the world.

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NREL grid research is led by the Power Systems Engineering Center under the direction of Ben Kroposki. The center is part of the Energy Systems Integration directorate, led by Associate Laboratory Director Juan Torres. NREL's grid research is aligned with the U.S. Department of Energy's Grid Modernization Initiative as part of the Grid Modernization Laboratory Consortium.