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About | Electrification and Energy Infrastructures

Developing innovative capabilities for electric energy devices and systems

The Electrification and Energy Infrastructures Division, or EEID, is targeting breakthroughs to improve the reliability, sustainability, and efficiencies of energy storage systems, electric grid protections and controls, and advancements in power electronics. The division comprises internationally recognized staff who possess expertise encompassing nearly all areas of applied science and engineering.

Research is focused in three sections. The Electrification Section is developing innovative energy storage technology solutions and charging infrastructures at scale for transportation and grid.

The Energy Systems Integration & Controls Section is advancing energy systems integration and controls to improve the efficiency and resiliency of systems-of-systems architectures.

The Energy Sensing, Analytics and Communications Section is developing sensing and communications solutions through advanced sensor discovery/development, computational sensing and analytics.

The Electrification and Energy Infrastructures Division utilizes the resources of the Grid Research Integration and Deployment Center (GRID-C) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The 52,000 sq. ft GRID-C facility is a national showcase for energy systems research and development. By co-locating R&D in energy storage, power and energy systems, power electronics, sensors and controls, data science and modeling, and cybersecurity, GRID-C enables breakthroughs to support a resilient and secure power grid

The unique, multipurpose research environment at GRID-C is available to industry, academic, and government partners who wish to access its state-of-the-art capabilities and world-class expertise to mutually develop innovative technologies for grid security, resilience, and reliability.