NREL’s ESIF Issues Annual Call for User Access Proposals

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ESIF. Photo via Smith Group JJR.

HOMER Energy — whose HOMER Pro prototype was developed at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) — announces the NREL’s Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF)  annual call for user access proposals. The call for proposals is now open through August 1, 2017, for projects focused on advancing grid modernization, energy systems integration, and renewable generation.

The ESIF facility is the DOE’s first user facility conducting integrated megawatt-scale research, development, and demonstration of the components and strategies needed to safely and seamlessly integrate clean energy technologies into our existing energy infrastructure. The 182,500-square-foot ESIF 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.

Allocation decisions are anticipated to be made in October 2017. Recipients of accepted projects will be granted access to the ESIF’s capabilities beginning as early as November 2017. Accepted proposals are valid for two years, provided that a summary and extension request demonstrates sufficient progress toward the first year’s stated goals.

To Apply to the ESIF call for proposals:

Step 1: Review the ESIF Annual User CallPDF solicitation

Step 2: Fill out the ESIF Resource Allocation Request FormMicrosoft Word

Step 3: Submit your request on the application portal.

Prior to submission, please review the Non-Proprietary User AgreementPDF and Proprietary User AgreementPDF. Questions can be directed to

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