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Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Energy Efficiency and Electricity Technologies Program develops technologies to create a cleaner environment, a stronger economy, and a more secure future for our nation. The Program is committed to expanding energy resource options and to improving efficiency in every element of energy production and use, and to ensuring a reliable and secure grid that fully integrates central generation with distributed resources, manages power flows, facilitates recovery from disruptions to the energy supply, and meets the nation's need for increasing electric power.

ORNL is working in four key areas to modernize the grid including grid monitoring, modeling and analysis; advanced components and materials; systems integration; and energy security. Additionally, ORNL is developing technologies to improve solar, wind, hydropower, and other renewable energy systems.

ORNL research is sponsored primarily by the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability and the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.

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