The National Renewable Energy Laboratory recently opened the Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF) in Golden, CO. This 182,500ft2 / 17,000m2 facility is the largest R&D facility on NREL’s campus. Dr. Ben Kroposki will be discussing the facility’s research capabilities and focus areas which include research and development of clean energy technologies such as variable renewable generation, smart load controls, and electric vehicles that are being deployed in the electric power system at an increasing rate. ESIF research seeks to connect the simulation environments with demonstration of technology at scale through hardware-in-the-loop testing. Hear more about how ESIF will demonstrate this kind of research, and assist in the convergence between electricity, thermal, and fuel systems, leading to optimized energy use.