in News Departments > FYI
print the content item

During a visit to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colo., on Wednesday, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Ernest Moniz dedicated the new Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF).

According to the DOE, the new research facility will focus on helping manufacturers, utilities, and public- and private-sector researchers overcome the challenges of integrating clean energy and energy efficiency technologies into the nation's energy infrastructure. The ESIF will tackle generation, transmission, distribution and end-use challenges to advance renewable energy, electric vehicles, energy storage batteries, microgrids and next-generation building technologies.

In addition, the new ESIF data center will house Peregrine, the newest DOE supercomputer. The DOE says Peregrine will further strengthen NREL’s modeling and simulation capabilities to support fully integrated energy systems. By pairing this capability with the facility’s interactive hardware-in-the-loop system, the DOE says researchers and manufacturers can test their products at full power and real grid load levels.







Trachte Inc._id1770
Latest Top Stories

Alberta Breaks Wind Power Record, Then Does It Again

Last week, the Alberta Electric System Operator recorded new wind production peaks in the Canadian province - highlighting how well the grid integrated the renewable energy.


Federal Appeals Court Finds Obama's Wind Farm Decision Unconstitutional

A federal appeals court ruled that the U.S. government violated the constitutional rights of Chinese-owned Ralls Corp. when ordering the divestment of four Oregon wind farms.


Renewables Make Up Over 50% Of New U.S. Power In First Half Of 2014

According to a recent government report, renewable energy sources, such as wind and solar, continue to dominate new electric generating capacity.


Suzlon Facility Lends Key Assist In Developing 'The Wind Technicians Of Tomorrow'

The turbine manufacturer’s Elgin, Ill.-based training facility is the culmination of a program that puts a new twist on a proven method of instruction.


Having Their Say: CanWEA Clarifies True Source Of Canadian Wind Success

The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) takes issue with a recent report summary regarding various renewable energy policies in North America.

Navigant_id1983
Canwea_id1984
Renewable NRG_id1934