Smart Grid Research at NREL's Energy Systems Integration Facility

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This presentation will discuss the new research capabilities at the Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF) located at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). ESIF is a unique new national asset that has the capability to catalyze the public- and private-sector research and development (R&D) necessary to accelerate commercialization and adoption of smart grid technologies into today?s energy systems where they can operate synergistically with other energy resources and technologies. This 182,500-sq. ft. research facility provides a contained and controlled integrated energy system platform upon which the research community and commercial partners can develop and evaluate both individual technologies as well as integrated systems approaches. Through a combination of RD&D tools and approaches, ESIF allows researchers, entrepreneurs, utilities and other stakeholders the ability to identify and resolve the technical, operational, and financial risks of large-scale integration of smart grid technologies in today's environment.


Dr. Ben Kroposki

Dr. Benjamin Kroposki is the Director of the Power Systems Engineering Center at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) where he leads NREL’s strategic research in the planning and operations of electrical power systems. His expertise is in the design, testing, and integration of renewable and distributed power systems and has more than 100 publications in these areas. As an IEEE Fellow, Dr. Kroposki was recognized for his leadership in renewable and distributed energy systems integration. He has served on a number of IEEE technical standards working groups and chaired IEEE 1547.4, the first international standard on microgrids. He has also served as an editor for IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, and IEEE Power & Energy Magazine. He received his BS and MS in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech and PhD from the Colorado School of Mines. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the state of Colorado.

Publication Year: 2015

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Smart Grid Research at NREL's Energy Systems Integration Facility
  • Course Provider: Smart Grid
  • Course Number: SGWEB0020
  • Duration (Hours): 1
  • Credits: None