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Research for secure, sustainable energy

Americans consume more energy per person than any other country in the world. At PNNL, we believe there can be no energy solutions without associated environmental solutions. From grid modernization and building controls to providing scientifically-defensible solutions for legacy waste, our researchers are helping deliver secure, sustainable energy.


  • PNNL Developing Next-Generation Cyber Tools for the Power Grid

    PNNL Developing Next-Generation Cyber Tools for the Power Grid

    PNNL was recently selected by the Energy Department to lead six projects in support of early-stage cybersecurity research and development that will enhance critical U.S. energy infrastructure.

  • PNNL’s Clean Energy and Transactive Campus project

    VOLTTRON™ User Community Expands Overseas

    Researchers from the Korea Institute of Energy Research are collaborating with PNNL and using VOLTTRON™ to expand their energy management testbed in South Korea. The institute wants to create a community level energy management system using transactive control, similar to what PNNL is doing with the Clean Energy and Transactive Campus project.

  • Balancing Act: PNNL Study Featured in Bulk Power Systems Book

    Balancing Act: PNNL Study Featured in Bulk Power Systems Book

    A recent study by PNNL researchers is part of a new book about integrating renewable energy in bulk power systems. The study, "Balancing Authority Cooperation Concepts to Reduce Variable Generation Integration Costs in the Western Interconnection: Consolidating Balancing Authorities and Sharing Balancing Reserves," was published as Chapter 6 in the book Integration of Large-Scale Renewable Energy into Bulk Storage Systems.

  • PNNL research leaders elected to board of state science organization

    PNNL Research Leaders Elected to Board of State Science Organization

    The Washington State Academy of Sciences elected Sue Clark and Jud Virden its board of directors. The academy consists of members from diverse academic disciplines and industries, including aerospace, agriculture, computer, science, energy, engineering, ecology and transportation.

  • Jeff Dagle

    Research Artwork Graces Cover of Chemistry - A European Journal

    Artwork highlighting collaborative research conducted by PNNL and the University of Houston was featured on the cover of a scientific journal in November 2016. The study found that designing zeolites—three-dimensional structures that form identical-sized pores—with tunable physicochemical properties can substantially affect their performance in commercial applications, such as adsorption, separations, catalysis, and drug delivery.

  • Jason Tuenge and Bruce Kinzey

    PNNL Represented on Newly Formed Illuminating Engineering Society Committees

    Senior research engineers Jason Tuenge and Bruce Kinzey recently began serving terms on Illuminating Engineering Society standards committees. Tuenge is serving a three-year term as chair of the Lighting Practice Advisory Panel. Kinzey is serving as chair of the Sky Glow Calculations Committee.

  • PNNL Co-Hosts International Energy Workshop with the University of Maryland

    PNNL Co-Hosts International Energy Workshop with the University of Maryland

    PNNL and the University of Maryland co-hosted the International Energy Workshop, where engineers, economists and earth system scientists discussed a broad range of topics within energy systems modeling. PNNL's Michael Kintner-Meyer, Ghassem Asrar, and Jae Edmonds chaired the July 2017 event alongside Leon Clark of the Joint Global Change Institute and Nathan Hultman of the University of Maryland.

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