Research Capabilities

DER Program Planning Support Analysis

This work provides the foundation for informed program management decisions, including definition of program priorities, direction, effectiveness, and strategy. It also facilitates deployment of advanced technologies by conveying the full extent of potential benefits and role of DE in the energy market. This analysis also supports cooperation and partnership with other offices and other government agencies, such as the EPA, FERC, and the IRS.

The scope of the analyses range from national to regional to the single feeder level. The analysis tools have included the Oak Ridge Competitive Electricity Dispatch Model and the Building Energy Analyzer. The most recent efforts include an evaluation of DG’s displacement of central generation sources, an examination of two feeders in the Southern California Edison system, and a review of niche opportunities.

For more information and questions, contact Stan Hadley.

Highlights

Transportation - Maximum capacity . . .
Oak Ridge National Laboratory is partnering with SBE Inc. to help test and improve electric vehicle capacitors.

Vehicles - Cool ride . . .
Electric vehicle technology is accelerating at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.