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Energy and Environment Directorate

Research Capabilities

Electricity Infrastructure

PNNL delivers advanced research concepts and innovations to industry and government clients that dramatically improve the performance of the nation's power systems, enhance its security and position the grid as a central asset for national strategic imperatives such as increased domestic energy content and management of carbon emission. Central themes of this include:

  • Moving grid monitoring and control from minutes to seconds
  • Enabling demand as a full tool in managing the grid
  • Improving monitoring and control so large fractions of power generation can be renewable sources such as wind and solar
  • Transforming reliability management services based on advances in information, networking and cyber security management
  • Establishing the Electricity Infrastructure Operations Center (EIOC) as a nationwide research and development test bed to deliver vital national outcomes.

Energy and Environment

Core Research Areas