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.
Renewable energy now accounts for more than 20% of U.S. annual energy production. NREL is developing a range of solutions to support its continued growth.
Our next-generation control capabilities help utilities provide their customers with reliable, renewable, secure, and resilient power.
NREL grid research is led by the Power Systems Engineering Center under the direction of Ben Kroposki and the Grid Planning and Analysis Center under the direction of Jaquelin Cochran. These centers are 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.