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Research Capabilities

Future Power Grid Initiative

Over the last 120 years, the power grid has served us well with affordable and reliable electricity. But going forward, the traditional grid is facing serious challenges. Rising demand, changing technology, and environmental and security concerns are already transforming the grid that we know. Scientists at the Pacific Northwest National Lab (PNNL) are tackling these challenges by developing the technology the grid of the future will depend upon.

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Energy and Environment

Core Research Areas