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Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF) Call for High-Impact Integrated Projects

Colorado, United States
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March 9, 2018

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), has established the Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF) on the campus of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) as a DOE User Facility. As a national User Facility, we are reaching out to the community to bring in potential partners. This call for high-impact integrated projects is one of many mechanisms by which external partners may access the unique capabilities of the ESIF and the expertise of NREL researchers.

This 182,500-ft research facility provides state-of-the-art laboratory and support infrastructure to optimize the design and performance of electrical, thermal, fuel, and information technologies and systems at scale. ESIF is the nation's first research facility that can perform integrated megawatt-scale research and development (R&D) to address energy challenges.

Through its Grid Modernization Multi-Year Program Plan (MYPP), DOE coordinates a portfolio of activities to help set the nation on a cost-effective path to a resilient, secure, sustainable, and reliable grid that is flexible enough to provide an array of emerging services while remaining affordable to consumers. These activites enable the integration of conventional and renewable sources of electricity, solve challenges of energy storage and distributed generation, and provide a critical platform for U.S. competitiveness and innovation in a global energy economy.

Applications are now being accepted for potential high-impact projects to be conducted in the ESIF beginning in the Fall of 2018 that will accelerate innovation in the private sector and develop scalable technologies that satisfy the goals of the U.S. DOE Grid Modernization Initiative.


Andrew P. Hudgins, Research Development Liaison, Phone 303-275-4382, Email - Truitt Truitt, Sarah, Phone 303-275-4684, Email

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