Facility Description: The Energy Systems Integration Facility (or ESIF) is the nation's premier facility for research, development, and demonstration of the components and strategies needed to optimize our entire energy system. It was established in 2013 by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, on the campus of its National Renewable Energy Laboratory and is a designated U.S. Department of Energy user facility.
Technology Sectors Supported: Distributed Energy, Energy Storage, Green Buildings, Information & Communication Tech, Power Generation, Smart Grid, Transportation & Mobility
Special Equipment/Services: Research Infrastructure
Hardware-in-the-loop at megawatt-scale power
Research Electrical Distribution Bus
Thermal distribution bus
Fuel distribution buses
Supervisory control and data acquisition system
Fixed equipment and resources
Availability: If you would like to partner with NREL at the Energy Systems Integration Facility, email Andrew Hudgins, NREL's energy systems integration research development liaison. NREL will review your project summary for alignment with NREL/Energy Systems Integration Facility capabilities and contact you to discuss potential partnership mechanisms.