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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.


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.