Data and Tools

NREL develops data, tools, platforms, and environments for the assessment, improvement, and planning of cybersecurity and resilience initiatives.

Researchers visualize a real-time cyberattack projected onto wall-size screens.

Cyber Range

The Advanced Research on Integrated Energy Systems Cyber Range provides the ability to virtualize, emulate, and visualize energy systems subjected to energy disruption scenarios, with the fidelity needed to represent future energy and telecommunication systems—from individual devices to regional grids. Physical devices from laboratories across NREL's campus can be integrated into the virtual world of the Cyber Range, allowing for hardware-, controller-, and human-in-the-loop studies.

Customer Damage Function Calculator

The Customer Damage Function Calculator helps facility owners and resilience planners understand the costs of an electric grid outage at their site.

Distributed Energy Resource Cybersecurity Framework

The Distributed Energy Resource Cybersecurity Framework is an in-depth tool for organizations with distributed energy resources to assess and improve their cybersecurity posture.


Module-OT is a lightweight solution for securing data by encrypting, authenticating, and authorizing communications across distributed energy systems. Module-OT provides low-latency, accelerated encryption for operational technologies—either as stand-alone hardware or as embedded software—and is available for commercial use. The module requires minimal configuration from system administrators, is functional for both modern and legacy devices, and is portable to a variety of Linux-based operating systems and architectures.

Renewable Energy Integration and Optimization

The Renewable Energy Integration and Optimization tool helps partners determine the value of resilience and develop pathways to cost-effectively develop advanced, resilient microgrid systems.